Welcome To The Distinguished Gentleman's Drive

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Drive is a celebration of classic style. The 2024 drive will take place on Sunday, September 29th. It is an on-road motoring event, uniting pre-1980 classic cars, designed to encourage enthusiasts and vintage car owners around the world to dress dapper and drive for men’s health. Funds raised by our distinguished gentlefolk are in support of our charity partner, Movember. These funds are invested into vital research and research and programs for prostate cancer and men's mental health to support the well-being of men all around the world. The Distinguished Gentleman's Drive is a themed event, where drivers and their passengers dress dapper to complement the elegant design of their vehicles.

Get Your Club Involved

The Distinguished Gentleman's Drive is built for clubs. As more clubs are gaining interest in partnering with local drives, we have provided a guide on how to get involved. If you are a member of or part of the committee of a local car club with members that have an eligible vehicle, please read the helpful tips below on how to associate in your local event.

Save The Date

Make your members aware of the upcoming Distinguished Gentleman's Drive. The date for the next event is the 29th of September 2024, and will continue to be the last Sunday of September annually. Ensure strong club presence by communicating this date early and encouraging early registration.

Endorse the DGD

If you do not wish to host a private club event, we encourage clubs to mark their local drive as a Club Endorsed Event. This allows your members to join their nearby drive and have your club officially listed on the Global Club Directory on our website launching in 2023.

Host A Drive (Public)

Your club can host a public event by applying to host its own Distinguished Gentleman's Drive. We can cater for multiple drives in a city and this will be a public drive for members and non-members to join as well, giving your club reach and presence amongst the local classic car community.

Host A Drive (Private)

If you would like to host an official drive but keep it limited to club members, you may choose to set up a private drive. Private drives are only accessible via a unique code that you can provide to your members to gain entry.

Car Club FAQ

What do I need to do to host a club drive?
We require all hosts to complete the Host A Drive form. Once complete and if it meets our criteria one of the team will send an onboarding email to our internal Drive Admin system. A dedicated Club Representative will be assigned as the main Drive Host and be our main point of contact. Once you have completed our 15 module DGD Guidelines, you will then be able to self manage all aspects of the drive. This includes adding any additional co-hosts from your club.
How do we endorse The Distinguished Gentleman's Drive?
To get started simply complete the form below. One of the team will get in contact and ensure we have all the relevant details for your club to be added to our Club Directory. We will provide additional media and assets for you to share with your members and on your club website.

What is the difference between a public drive and a private drive?

Currently, all our drives are public. This means any driver around the world can join a public drive regardless of the make of the vehicle. While a lot of clubs do choose to do this and keep it in the spirit of the event to ensure it is open for any eligible vehicle to take part and raise awareness and funds for men's health some clubs may choose to keep it limited to their members. When hosting a private drive, a unique code will be generated that must be provided to your members. When the code is entered on the registration of the website it will display your private club drive.
Is there any additional information I can present to the Club Committee?
Yes, you can download our Club Information Booklet here.
Is there a fee associated to join or host a drive?
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Drive aims to raise as much funds as possible for Movember. Drives around the world help us reach this goal, and hosting an event is therefore there is no fee required from clubs to be involved with our event.
What support does The Distinguished Gentleman's Drive provide to a club / host?
All hosts have access to our online platform “Drive Admin”, which enables them to connect to the participants of their drive. This platform also helps with the planning of your drive, uploading your route and registering possible local sponsors. We also take on all responsibility for creating and developing all marketing assets and branding with a comprehensive pack provided to all hosts. On top of this, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Drive team is accessible through email, phone, or WhatsApp to support you at any time.
Our club is for cars of all ages; can all our members join the drive?
The DGD is for pre-1980 cars only, to make sure the event remains a certain style. It is however a great opportunity to invite other members to join as a passenger in a pre-1980 car to enjoy the day together. More information on vehicle eligibility can be found at https://www.gentlemansdrive.com/vehicles.
What makes a Drive a Distinguished Gentleman’s Drive?
Practically speaking, we ask from our hosts to select a start point and end point that primarily offers safe parking for all participating cars, and ideally offers facilities that add to the comfort of the participants (eg. Sanitary facilities, and availability of food and beverages). In between these points we encourage you to offer a great driving experience to those who join you, showing them the best roads you can think of.
Are The Distinguished Gentleman’s Drive events organized by clubs covered by insurance?
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Drive is covered by a worldwide Global Public Liability Insurance Policy. Each registered host has access to the global insurance certificate, and the policy is managed by our brokers Arthur J Gallagher. The insurers are Zurich Insurance Australia Limited, Zurich American Insurance Company & Zurich Insurance Company Limited. This is subject to the club agreeing to our guidelines.

Endorse The Drive

Complete the form below to submit your club endorsement and information.