Drive it Day, Sunday April 25th 2021


As many of you will know, The Federation of British Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) was set up to uphold the freedom to use historic vehicles like ours on the road. Manhood is one of 500 such clubs across the UK.

Drive it Day is a national event which was first introduced in 2005. This year the FBHVC’s appointed charity is the NSPCC’s Childline. Manhood, as we have done in previous years, propose to hold the Drive it Day event this year on Sunday 25th April.

With the current pandemic and to meet the government strict conditions the Club propose, together with Hayling Legends to hold a vehicle run following a simple circular route. Plans are afoot to organise this event for the two Clubs. With this in mind I require to know the numbers of the membership that will be willing to take part. Please let me know by return of email so I can gauge the interest.

In addition, if you would also like to donate towards the NSPCC there are two available options:-

· You can purchase a special FBHVC Rally Plate for drivers to affix to the front of their vehicle on the 25th April. These plates cost £10-00 and are available from their website

· Or you can purchase one of our own specially prepared adhesive windscreen Rally Plaques for a minimum donation of £2-00.

· To obtain this plaque I will require from you a cheque made payable to me, Barry Twitchen for £2-00 (or a greater amount if you wish) together with an A5 stamped self-addressed envelope for the return of the plaque. The plaque will be posted to you nearer the date.

With both Clubs involved I’m expecting an excellent turnout. This will be the first of many more events which, subject to the government restrictions being lifted, the Club have planned for 2021. It also allows you to clean off the cobwebs, check the fluids, the battery and drag your prized possession (! careful) from its hibernation into the open and enjoy Drive it Day with likeminded members.

So, please let me know if you are going to attend so I can gauge the response and organise the plaques.

I look forward to your “motorvated” response!

Stay safe and stay healthy.

Many thanks,

Barry (events organiser)

My contact details are: Email ,

: Postal, 5 Cherry Gardens Selsey PO20 OAR

PS . You do not have to have booked with Barry to join us on this route if you wish




Great turnout of 44 vehicles today with special mention to the new member from Worthing and the returnee from Southampton with their XK8 and Toyota bB respectively. We really are spreading out as a club and the ethos of everything and everyone welcome makes for a great range of motors. Wonderful at last to see the awesome Cadillac from Hunston and the newly finished International Pickup from Sidlesham. Other new visitors were a couple of MGs and a Jaguar mk.II and a really tidy black Cobra. Not to mention the blue Cortina that sneaked out before I had a chat with the owner, that sounded a bit special, will have to check that one out next time. Finally apologies to the Chevy Van parked next to me that I forgot to snap. Cheers, Clive



2020 MEET


Nearly a hundred vehicles and their owners enjoyed a fantastic New Years Day meet at Selsey East Beach.




November's trophy meeting at the golf club was lucky with the weather and enjoyed by a good bunch of regulars and new visitors.


Special mention to first timers Dave and Kitty with their Skoda and Michael and his Citroen.

Congratulations to our prize winners

​1st    Michael and his Slough built Citroen

2nd  Chris and his Ford Thunderbird

3rd   Gary and his Jaguar mk II

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