Virtual Drive It Day has been hailed as a success despite the coronavirus lockdown.

Traditionally the last Sunday of April sees the national Drive It Day organised by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs to encourage owners to take their classic and historic vehicles out on the road at the start of the season.

But with the current lockdown, all motoring events are cancelled until at least the end of June.

However Wigton Motor Club, instead of gathering at Dalemain as usual, organised a virtual Drive It Day online using the club’s Facebook page where over 120 members posted photos of their cars.

A club spokesman said: “While we won’t drive our cars until the lockdown is finished we can still cherish them, and there are plenty of members using the extra time to restore or rebuild their classic or competition cars.”