The classic car community has supported the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic, with several businesses and organisations producing special rainbow rally plates to raise funds for the NHS Charities Together – Urgent Covid-19 Appeal.
Rally plate company Dragonfly, which produces plates for the FBHVC’s Drive It Day, has designed limited edition ‘Stay Home Rally’ 2020 rally plates in support of the NHS. They cost £10, with 100 per cent of profits going to the appeal. They can be purchased via shop.dragonflyrally.co.uk.
“Sales have amazed us,” said Design Manager Katie Alchin. “In less than two weeks we have raised over £8000. With the amount of continued interest and support for them, we will continue to offer them throughout the lockdown period, and until a little more normality is restored and we see more light at the end of the tunnel for rallies and events to get back up and running. More importantly we want to raise as much as we can for the NHS.”
Meanwhile, classic car tour firm Scenic Car Tours has come up with its own ‘Support Our Heroes’ rally plate. It has priced them at £10 plus postage, with 100 per cent of the rally plate cost going to the appeal. In just 28 hours, it had raised over £2300.
“We know how much our customers like to collect the rally plates from the tours and events we run, so we’ve designed a special commemorative version to raise money for the amazing job that the staff of the NHS are doing every day to combat Covid-19,” said Scenic Car Tours Product and Marketing Director, Bob Cole.
To fill the void in the rapidly emptying classic car events calendar, another initiative to raise NHS funds is due to take place on June 3. Classics for Carers invites owners to buy the event’s rainbow rally plates and/or stickers, with the idea that they open their garage doors, lift off the covers or maybe bring their vehicles onto their drives so that others could enjoy seeing them on their daily permitted exercise.