Vehicle Survey 2020 report
The survey revealed that increasingly, historic vehicles are not used
for daily transport. Indeed, the average mileage covered during
the course of a year is just 1,200 miles, which equates to all
the historic vehicles on the road accounting for less than 0.2% of
the total miles driven on UK roads each year. Despite that tiny mileage
for recreational and heritage uses, enthusiasts are clearly becoming
more aware of the environmental impact of their activities, with 35%
of owners saying they already contribute to, or would consider contributing
to, a carbon reduction scheme.
David Whale, Chairman of the FBHVC (and longstanding MG Car Club member)
said, The significant value to the United Kingdom that the historic
vehicle industry generates simply cannot be ignored by those in power.
We face the most challenging times ahead over the next few years and
these results give us the justification to ensure that our freedoms
to enjoy our transport heritage continue unhindered. As a sector we
cannot be ignored and will be instrumental in the recovery of our
nations economy post-Brexit and post-COVID. The most heart-warming
news was that there are more enthusiasts than ever who are immersing
themselves in our community and that is really positive for the future.
Alongside are snapshots
of the charts with the FBHVC survey report. You can see the survey
report online and a copy of the full size charts here
Spotted by Peter Nixon