LEZ exemptions sought by FIVA|
FIVA is the Fédération
Internationale des Véhicules Anciens, an international body to promote
and guide the interests of the historic vehicle movement throughout the world
based in Brussels.
FBHVC is the Federation of British Historic
Vehicle Clubs which represents the classic car movement in the UK seeking to maintain
the freedom to use all historic vehicles in the UK. Their current strapline is
"Yesterday's Vehicles on Tomorrow's' Roads". More
response to FIVA announcement. More
- low emission zone. More
the LEZ thread on the V8 Bulletin Board. V8BB
an international body for historic vehicle clubs based in Brussels, has defined
what it regards as "historic vehicles" - they say "historic
vehicles should be road vehicles at least 30 years old, maintained in a historically
correct condition and not used as a means of daily transport".|
FBHVC in the UK has asked FIVA to withdraw their statement and to consult
with members on the issue. The concern is the narrow FIVA definition may exclude
many accepted classics, regarding them as "old" rather than "historic",
the latter having rights to lower or zero taxation.
The response from a
number of British classic car enthusiasts is it really is crazy to suppose that
the purist FIVA definition of a historic vehicle could be incorporated into law.
Would the addition of a sunroof or different shockers mean the car was no longer
in a historically correct condition? What about other prudent modifications like
additional fuses to protect ageing wiring looms? Who would decide whether the
amount of use amounted to daily use?
Car Buyer and Classic Car Weekly
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