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Our future events are being reviewed as Government advice changes. 

 

FBHVCFBHVC urges patience as work continues with DVLA to resolve historic vehicle owners’ concerns.   See full press release at https://www.fbhvc.co.uk/news/article/fbhvc-urge-patience-with-DVLA-to-resolve-historic-vehicle-owners39-concerns

 

The Federation, whilst sensitive to the challenges we are all facing, has continued to work on behalf of the historic vehicle community during the pandemic. One of the key areas of the Federation’s work remains within continued dialogue with the DVLA on a range of matters on behalf of historic vehicle owners and clubs. During the pandemic, the Federation has been pursuing five particular policy matters of significant concern to the interests of Federation members and the community that they represent.

These are broadly outlined as follows:

 • Non-acceptance of ‘Date of Manufacture’ number marked on vehicles.

• Statement of a requirement to notify DVLA when a vehicle is dismantled.

• Special case V765 registrations.

• Vehicles originally supplied as CKD (meaning ‘Completely Knocked Down’).

• Original and copied documents and new bodies on re-constructed classics.

The Federation’s work in resolving concerns around these DVLA policies was not helped by a communication received that stated in each of the five cases; “This action point is now considered closed", whilst discussions were very much still on-going. However, the Federation wishes to stress in no uncertain terms that postpandemic, these matters will be raised again with the utmost urgency and historic vehicle owners are assured that the subjects have not been put to one side.

 

FBHVCFBHVC appointment of an Automotive Fuels Specialist.  See full press release at  https://www.fbhvc.co.uk/news/article/fbhvc-appoint-an-automotive-fuels-specialist

 Nigel Elliott has ben appointed to the Federation’s Legislation Team, in the role as Automotive Fuels Specialist.  This will be an increasingly important role in the coming years as the Federation’s focus fixes squarely upon ensuring combustion engine powered historic vehicles have a place to co-exist alongside electric vehicles on the roads of the future. The Federation sees the need to assess, study and understand the impact of changing fuel demands and technologies on the historic vehicle community as critical work in the coming years.

 

 

FBHVCThe FBHVC Newsletter  Issue 1, 2021 can be seen at  Newsletter Archive | Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (fbhvc.co.uk)    Contents are:

p4 Legislation Environmental Matters, Clean Air Zones in towns & cities; p11 Environmental News, Carbon neutrality & historic vehicles; p12 Museums & Archives Inside the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust. p15 Technical & Events Events & Motorsport UK updates; p16 Research, Latest data from the National Historic Vehicle Survey; p20 More than just some silverware, Riding the 1907 Six Day Trial; p23 Secretarial News, Calls for your help; p24 Post pandemic travel, Tips from Andrew Fawkes of Petrolheads Welcome; p26 Club Showcase, Introducing the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club; p 28 Homage to a much loved heap, Tales of an export-model Vauxhall Velox;  p32 A Summer of Names Transport Yorkshire Preservation Group commemorations; p34 The car that changed my life.  It all started with a 1930 Austin 7 Top Hat saloon; p36 Club News, All the latest from around the clubs

 

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Do keep your Seven in good fettle whilst it is off the road during lockdown.  Trickle charge the battery, turn the engine over and check the anti-freeze level in the rad.  Check tyre pressures and raise it on blocks for the longer term if necassary.  If you can go for a short drive, even better but follow the rules.








FBHVCThe FBHVC has released more information gained from the National Historic Vehicle Survey: The Club Fact-file can be viewed at Club Factfile_Page 1 (mcusercontent.com)  It ontains some rather worrying details which may well have an adverse effect on the future ownership of historic vehicles and the successes and survival of our Clubs.   
 

 

FBHVCFBHVC has issued a Statement regarding the position on the UK Government ban on sale of new cars with internal combustion engines from 2030.   https://www.fbhvc.co.uk/news/article/fbhvc-position-on-government-ban-on-sale-of-new-cars-with-internal-combustion-engines-from-2030

 

 

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FBHVC National Historic Vehicle Survey reveals significant contribution to UK economy


Synopsis:  •  Number of historic vehicles on DVLA database has increased yet again to 1.5 million;  •  The historic movement now worth over £7.2 billion to UK economy;   •  4,000 businesses employing over 34,000 people;  •  700,000 enthusiasts – up from 500,000 in 2016;   •  Overall, historic vehicles account for less than 0.2% of the total miles driven in the UK;   •  35% of owners either already or are willing to contribute to a carbon reduction scheme;   •  56% of historic vehicles are on SORN.

Go to: https://www.fbhvc.co.uk/news/article/fbhvc-national-historic-vehicle-survey-reveals-significant-contribution-to-uk-economy

From FBHVC Website: The survey is the largest and most detailed survey of historic vehicle ownership carried out in any country. The results will help shape the future of the industry and will give the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs the vital facts and figures needed to protect future of transport heritage in the United Kingdom at the very highest levels.  More vehicles, contributing more to the UK economy Growth in the sector is the result of an increased number of historic vehicles registered with the DVLA, over the 2016 figures, to an incredible 1.5 million vehicles of all types from cars, buses and lorries to motorcycles, agricultural, military and steam vehicles. This represents 3.4% of all registered vehicles in the UK. Naturally, more vehicles mean more owners, 700,000 in fact, up by 200k on the previous survey in 2016.

The use of those historic vehicles and their need for services and supplies has kept spending healthy, with the historic vehicle sector now contributing an impressive £7.2 billion to the UK economy – that’s more than the equestrian sector and significantly up on the £5.5 billion in 2016.  This revenue is generated from the nearly 4,000 businesses that support the movement employing over 34,000 people. Those businesses are working on ensuring the future of the movement as well, with over a third either employing or considering employing an apprentice. 

The value of individual vehicles is widely spread, with 51% having a market value of less than £10,000 demonstrating a community of diversity and inclusiveness driven by enthusiasm. 44% are registered as on the road and ready for use.  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.

 


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A7CA - Toolkit to Help A7 Clubs Engage with Younger People
at http://a7ca.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Toolkit-Involving-Young-People.pdf
The Associaton has set out ideas for attracting younger people into ownership of historic vehicles.








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Centenary Rally 2022







A7CA - Centenary Rally 2022

The Association is planning a celebration Rally in 2022 to mark 100 years of the birth of the Austin Seven at http://a7ca.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/MinutesJanuary2020.pdf
The Rally will take place on Sunday 24th July 2022 at the Fire Service College, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucestershire. Those who are able devote more time to the celebrations will be able to enjoy an entire week of activities which will commence at the college from Monday 18th July 2022  

The Association is asking for volunteers at http://a7ca.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Centenary-Volunteers.pdf

The Austin Seven Owners Club will be organising a London to Brighton run in the Centenary year.




 






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