on classic cars rises
Results of a survey carried out by the Federation of British Historic
Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) show a growing interest in classic cars with
owners spending an average of £1,489 pa on their classic".
Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) announced
the results of a 2019 Cost of Ownership Survey - the headlines
of historic vehicles on the DVLA database has increased
by 201,913 (16%) historic vehicles since 2016 to 1,241,863.
9.8m people in the UK are interested in historic vehicles.
Average distance covered by an historic vehicle is 2,214
21m people see historic vehicles as an important element
of the UK's heritage.
11.3m people think historic vehicles should be exempt
from restrictions of low and ultra-low emissions imposed
on other vehicles.
5.1m people are interested in owning an historic vehicle.
60% of owners say owning an historic vehicle is one of
the most important things in their life.
Owners spend an average of £1,489 per historic vehicle
David Whale, Chairman
of the FBHVC (and also a longstanding MG Car Club member in
the Northwest Centre) says "whilst public enthusiasm
for and interest in the historic vehicle sector continues
to be very strong, there are changes that will affect all
historic vehicle enthusiasts. This mid-term research is incredibly
useful to monitor progress at such a time of rapid change.
The Federation celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2018 and
it is clear that if we are to celebrate a further 30 years,
as enthusiasts with a common interest, we must all focus
on communicating and engaging with younger people to ensure
they develop an interest in historic vehicles.