The Drive Forward
The road may have been bumpy, but our wheels haven’t stopped turning… we’ve shifted gears, and we’re driving forward. With the announcement of the cancelation of the 2020 North American International Auto Show this spring and the government directed closures and limitations on gathering sizes related to COVID-19, we determined that it was best to postpone The Drive Home: Great American Family Road Trip to the fall of 2021 in the days leading up to the world’s premier international auto show, NAIAS.
However, we are committed to The Drive Home “Driving Forward” in 2020, so we pivoted to The Drive Forward, a series of day drives across the country to support America’s Automotive Trust’s movement to keep car culture alive during this unprecedented time. Now more than ever, driving is about pleasure not a commute. Simply going for a pleasurable drive provides a sense of freedom. We believe The Drive Forward can be a beacon of hope, provide a sense of calm and normalcy in what has otherwise been a very uncertain time and offer enthusiasts an opportunity for enjoyment.
The Drive Forward is part of the Rally Across America national effort to raise $1Million dollars for local charities across North America in the absence of car shows and concours events during the Covid-19 pandemic. The goal of The Drive Forward is to encourage driving of collectible vehicles nationwide, giving enthusiasts the opportunity to participate while promoting the mission of America’s Automotive Trust and its member entities: LeMay – America’s Car Museum, the RPM Foundation, Club Auto and the Concours Club.
Rallies will be held in communities across the country through September 2021 when The Drive Home: Great American Road Trip kicks-off a cross-country trip to the NAIAS from Saleen headquarters in Corona, California. AAT partners and volunteer rally ambassadors are invited to join the movement and organize day-drives for groups of 25 cars in their communities as part of The Drive Forward. America’s Automotive Trust’s partner Rallista, a phone app for navigation and participant registration, will make planning each drive effortless. A $100 tax-deductible donation for each participant will support America’s Automotive Trust and its member entities.
JOIN THE MOVEMENT…COME DRIVE WITH US
Interested in hosting a rally to support The Drive Forward? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
October 15| The Drive Forward Cruise-In | Gilmore Car Museum
October 16 | The Drive Forward Rally | LaFontaine Classic Cars
October 17 | The Drive Forward Cars & Coffee | Global Collision Center
THE DRIVE HOME SERIES RECAP
THE DRIVE FORWARD
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THE DRIVE HOME II
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THE DRIVE HOME I
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