The Inaugural Distinguished Gentleman’s Drive unites thousands of stylish classic car drivers around the world in its first-ever charity drive!

27th September 2021


Thousands of dapper drivers took part in the largest and most stylish global vintage automotive enthusiast event. The first event of its kind, The Distinguished Gentleman’s Drive, targeted its inaugural event toward establishing flagship drives around the world, to raise awareness and capture content within local classic car clubs and driving groups. With the premise that all drivers must be behind the wheel of a pre-1980’s vehicle, and be dressed to suit, the event managed to successfully take place in over 145 cities and 55 countries around the world, connecting 4,000 drivers to its causes of prostate cancer and men’s mental health.

Raising over $200K USD for Movember, the charity partner of The Distinguished Gentleman’s Drive, who are the world’s leading global organization focussed solely on men’s health. The funds raised through The Distinguished Gentleman’s Drive will be directed toward prostate cancer and men’s mental health research and programs.

Founder of The Distinguished Gentleman’s Drive, Mark Hawwa, reflects on the inaugural event.

“It’s been surreal to experience the success of The Distinguished Gentleman’s Drive within its first year. What we were able to achieve, along with the support from all our volunteers and participants is exciting. We surpassed every expectation for this first year, raising more than what The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride did in its first year as a fundraising event. We’re proud to be able to bring so many classic automotive enthusiasts together and continue building upon our passion for men’s health and motoring."

Every drive around the world features a unique selection of cars and people, and encourages folks to get out on the open road and celebrate the life and connection that is made through these machines.

The event is for cars built before January 1980 and will encourage its drivers to carry on the dapper style and gentlemanly conduct that perfectly complements classic and collectors cars by raising funds and awareness for men’s health on behalf of charity partner Movember.


For the official media photography Dropbox link from the inaugural event, click here.

Official Media Gallery

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The Distinguished Gentleman’s Drive will be returning on Sunday the 25th of September 2022, and anyone looking to take part in their local drive or start one of their own is encouraged to subscribe at

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