Drive it day.

Today was “Drive it day” when every self respecting classic car owner is supposed to take their cars out to make the public aware of our wonderful hobby.

Drive it day 2019.


Those of you who read this first time will now realise I have uploaded the professional photo which is slightly better quality but I left the others


Usually my wife is very reluctant to have her photo displayed on any sort of social media but today she must have had a funny turn as she decided it would be okay to upload her image.


We were papped by professional a photographer and I asked if they would be kind enough to bash off a couple of snaps on my phone which they duly did.

Two things are noticeable here, firstly I think the lens could do with a clean and secondly, you would hardly guess from the background of this photo that we are parked in a field full of classic cars but we were.

I’m going to upload these images before my wife changes her mind and may add the professional one later if I can get a copy.


About The Diary of a Country Bumpkin

I am a retired actor, although to be honest I only retired because I wasn't getting any work due to losing my agent when I became a full time carer to my mother who had dementia. and the option of becoming an unemployed actor/waiter at my age was ludicrous, especially as my waiting skills are non-existent. Having said I’m retired, I don’t think there really is such a thing as a retired actor for I am still available for work, I just don’t have an agent or any connections with regards to obtaining any worthwhile work. I have over the years done student films when there is nothing else available, always low paid (if at all) the only incentive was always the promised copy of the finished film for your show reel which nine times out of ten always failed to materialise. I spent many years looking after my aged mother and shortly after her death I was lucky enough to run into an ex-girlfriend of many years ago and our romance blossomed once again, resulting in us getting married in 2013. My move to the countryside inspired me to write The Diary of a Country Bumpkin which tells of my continuing dilemmas in dealing with the rigors of the countryside from the unexpectedly large number of pollens, fungal moulds and hay products waiting to attack the unsuspecting townie. I enjoy writing, see my play Dulce Et Decorum Est Pro Patria Mori on The Wireless Theatre Company, The Plays Wot I Wrote and The Battle of Barking Creek both available on and am very fond of classic cars so my ideal occupation would be acting in a film I had written set in the 1930s/40s, we live in hopes. I am delighted to say that since venturing to the countryside where space is not quite the premium it is in town, I have due to the availability of two double garages acquired more classic cars to form a small collection the pride of which are a 1947 Bentley Mk VI and a 2000 Bentley Arnage. My various blogs and websites are continually evolving and I’m sure that by following the appropriate links you will find something which will edify or amuse. I have written a number of different books all available on Amazon, so don't be shy should you feel the urge to purchase.
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16 Responses to Drive it day.

  1. Sadje says:

    Lovely pictures.

  2. Can’t beat a good old oil rag. It serves so many purposes.
    I love the shopping basket. Perfect accoutrement!

  3. How fantastic, you both look the perfect part! Such a beautiful vehicle! I’m looking forward to the vintage vehicle runs they have in our part of the country, later in the year, they all pass through our village, it’s such a thrill to see!

  4. Jane Rosebery says:

    You both look great. I love your wife’s outfit. I’ve always wanted to compete in the Peking to Paris race but I need a vintage car for that, plus the money to get it to China. Someday!

    • You have to be exceedingly rich to do those sorts of rallies, there are chaps who do them all the time. They take the car to get it prepared by a specialist, take it on the rally, thrash it to death and bring it home to then have it rebuilt ready for the next one. Perhaps we should both go and buy a lottery ticket as that’s the only way I’d get enough money to do those serious rallies.

  5. You both and the car look so utterly gorgeous ❤

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