The Western Group of Motoring Writers Driving Day will continue as planned on Wednesday 14th September.

The unexpected death of Her Majesty the Queen last Thursday caused us to discuss whether it was appropriate to continue with the arrangements, given that the date fell within the period of national mourning. Government guidance on national mourning has proved very helpful and we feel it is appropriate to continue. It will be the first time that the event has taken place since before the pandemic. We will begin the day with one minute’s silence as a mark of respect to our long-serving and much-loved late Monarch. 

Our 2022 venue of the Haynes Motor Museum will provide a fresh variety of roads for our guests to explore. Somerset and nearby Dorset have a variety of locations within easy reach of the museum over a variety of roads. A list will be available for guests if they wish. 

The weather forecast looks good and we have an enticing variety of cars for our guests to try, while the lunch menu looks very tempting. Guests will have access to the extensive and varied collection in the museum, which was extended and modernised a few years ago to provide more space for the collection built up by the late John Haynes over many years. 

We are looking forward to welcoming our guests and their cars on Wednesday.

Many thanks to the manufacturers joining us at our Driving Day 2022 – BMW, Genesis, Honda, Isuzu, Kia, Lexus, Maserati, Porsche, Renault, Suzuki, Toyota, Volkswagen

John Kendall / Chairman

Photo by Lodewijk Hertog on Unsplash

John Kendall
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