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Sunday 3 May is the date to stick in your diary if you want to join others in the classic car community in celebrating our shared passion, whilst also raising money for the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic.
To fill the void in the rapidly emptying classic car events calendar, Classics for Carers invites owners to buy the event’s rally plate and/or sticker, with all proceeds going to NHS Charities Together.
With this affixed to your classic car or ’bike, the idea is that on 3 May owners open their garage doors, pull back the covers or maybe bring their vehicles onto their drives, so others can enjoy seeing them on their daily permitted exercise.
And it’s an online initiative, too, owners encouraged to share photos of their classics on social media with #classicsforcarers creating a stay-at-home motor show for a bit of feel-good fundraising during lockdown.
“My inspiration was seeing so many well-known motoring events, that the classic car community thrives on, being cancelled,” event organiser Nick Chivers told C&SC.
“With friends working for the NHS, I am hugely supportive of the stay-at-home measures, so started to think of ways to support the health service by putting people’s love of classics cars and ’bikes to good use, while keeping everyone safe.
“The result is Classics for Carers, which I hope the community embraces and enjoys, as well as raising money for an excellent cause.”