Update on Vnuk

An EU consultation on the Motor Insurance Directive closes on Friday this week
So if you want to send in your views on the compulsory insurance proposals in the EU's Motor Insurance Directive then you will need to move quickly.

See our earlier NEWS items on the Vnuk matter
Report from a FBHVC newsletter released on on 8th June 2017. More & More & More

Classic Car Weekly
This newspaper is out on the stands at newsagents every Wednesday and carries many topical items of interest to classic car enthusiasts together with product reviews and features. Well worth buying a copy and judging for yourself.

What is the FBHVC?
The aim of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs(FBHVC) is to uphold the freedom to use historic vehicles on the roads without any undue restriction and to support its member organisations in whatever way it can. FBHVC website

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Vnuk - what's going on?
V8 Website NEWS
Thursday 12th October 2017
An extraordinary situation seems to be developing with what one would assume are unintended consequences. But the puzzling thing is that no one else in Europe sees it as nearly as apocalyptic as we do in the UK.

compulsory insurance cover proposals are a result of a decision of the European Court of Justice (known as ‘Vnuk’) in 2016, which reinterpreted the EU Motor Insurance Directive.

See our NEWS item last week. More

Threat to classic car motorsport
Classic Car Weekly
Wednesday 18th October 2017
This was their lead article saying "an EU consultation on the Motor Insurance Directive closes on Friday this week. The directive proposes changes to bring in compulsory insurance cover for vehicles that can be accessed by the public. Historic race and rally organisers says that Britian's classic car events are under threat as the new EU proposals would force them to have unlimited third party insurance cover. The Motor Industry Association say their contacts with all major insurers indicate insurers could not provide the unlimited cover of the type the EU/EC are suggesting.

Compulsory insurance under Vnuk
Wednesday 18th October 2017
The FBHVC update (see above) says "Vnuk has not gone away"!

It ends with "meanwhile we can all be reassured that an immediate requirement to extend the range of vehicles to be insured is not about to appear. There will be good notice".

See the report in the latest FBHVC NEWS 5-2017. You can see the newsletter via the FBHVC News link