DriveIt Event

The UK’s first and only dedicated light commercial vehicle show returns to Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground this summer and promises to be even better than last year.  DRIVEit@Bruntingthorpe is free to attend, with free parking, for all visitors and takes place on July 7-9.

“We are truly delighted that this major LCV show found us to be the ideal venue last year when the inaugural event was held,” says Dave Walton, managing director of Bruntingthorpe.  “As well as the business it brings to the local area it is the perfect shop window for every trade and businessman in our area who runs an LCV.  Whether they are about to buy – or simply want to benchmark the offerings from the major manufacturers – it’s THE event to attend.  And it doesn’t cost them a penny!”

DRIVEit@Bruntingthorpe is unique in that it is far from just a static show – indeed, it features over six miles of test routes where van drivers and fleet managers can sample the very latest that the LCV market has to offer.  At least 13 major LCV manufacturers will be represented at the event, including Ford, Vauxhall, Mercedes-Benz, Isuzu, Renault, Peugeot, Citroen and Fiat.  All manner of LCVs will be there, from small car-derived vans through to 7.5-tonners.

Thanks to Bruntingthorpe’s vast facilities, visitors will be able to try out the vehicles on routes ranging from simulated town driving to motorway-type roads, rough terrain and even a challenging off-road course for 4×4 vans and pick-ups.  There is also a dedicated manoeuvring course for testing anti-collision systems and the latest parking aids.  All routes are designed to simulate the kind of use a vehicle may get in regular day-to-day business and help make the decision making process easier for buyers, whether they’re owner operators or fleet managers.

There will also be several other exhibitors offering products across the LCV industry, away from just LCV sales and service.

DRIVEit Event Director, Rob James, says: “Our event is the only one of its kind in the calendar and is rapidly becoming recognised as an essential day in the diary for light commercial vehicle buyers. As well as giving people the opportunity to network, it also allows them to get behind the wheel of various vans and CVs back-to-back and compare them, which is something you can’t do in the showroom or online.

“If you’re about to spend a significant sum of your company’s money on vans, be it just the one or a whole fleet, it’s great to know you can try them for size first and help along that decision making process, as well as meet the key people you’ll need to know when you do decide to buy. It makes this event essential.”

Visitors wishing to attend the event can find out more and register for their free tickets at