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Bicester Heritage Hotel Market Assessment

CBRE Hotels has been commissioned by Bicester Heritage Ltd. to assess the potential demand for future hotel accommodation uses at Bicester Heritage. Please take 10 minutes to complete the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/osfbhvc Bicester Heritage is located on the former 1920’s RAF Bicester Aerodrome site

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First Monaco Grand Prix-winning car wins again

FIVA preservation award at Chantilly Arts & Elegance Chantilly, FRANCE (September 08, 2016) – The 1928 Bugatti Type 35B (s/n 4914) that won the very first Monaco Grand Prix has been awarded a preservation trophy by the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA), at the Chantil

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First Monaco Grand Prix-winning car wins again

Practical Classics magazine’s hunt for the country’s most-loved classic car

Car enthusiasts across Britain are nominating their favourite classic car. Launched in May in the pages of Practical Classics, owners have been making their voices heard. ‘The mix of cars nominated so far is vast’ revealed Editor Danny Hopkins. ‘I can almost hear the rallying cries of a thousand enthu

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Classic vehicle owners to benefit as Motul throws its weight behind FIVA’s technical advice service

FIVA’s ambition to build a resource of expert technical advice for classic car owners has taken a substantial step forward thanks to a new, three-year partnership deal with French oil and lubricant specialist Motul. “This will be a major boost to our plans to give practical help to classic vehicle enthusias

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FIVA preservation award goes to… the 1966 CD Peugeot

On 10 July at the Le Mans Heritage Concours, part of this year’s Le Mans Classic, a jury of four FIVA officials presented the FIVA Preservation Award to the 1966 CD Peugeot that raced at the Le Mans 24 Hours that year, driven by Alain Bertaut and Pierre Lelong. Says FIVA President Patrick Rollet, “Although

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FIVA preservation award goes to… the 1966 CD Peugeot

The Wartburg Trabant IFA Club UK Drive it Day

The Wartburg Trabant IFA Club UK supported Drive it Day by bringing forward its annual Eastern Bloc Vehicle Day meet (usually held in mid-May). The event also moved south from its usual Midlands base into Wiltshire. Starting at the NT village of Lacock, the 40 mile road run took in the prehistoric wonders of Avebury, S

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Drive it Day 2016 - News Update

As thoughts turn from the festivities of Christmas to the prospects for the New Year, it’s time to put those very important dates into the diary. For the historic vehicle owner one of the year’s highlights is always Drive It Day. This year the date is set as : Sunday 24th April 2016. Last year saw a record

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FBHVC Reveals Exciting Programme for 2016 Conference

This year’s historic vehicle conference staged by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) looks set to be a classic and the October event is a late season date that must surely go into any enthusiast’s diary. In fact such is the growing popularity of the event, FBHVC have been forced to rel

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The National Historic Vehicle Survey 2016

The National Historic Vehicle Survey 2016 The FBHVC are conducting the National Historic Vehicle Survey during April 2016. This survey will be the largest and most detailed survey of historic vehicle owning that the Federation has ever conducted and the results will help shape the future of the industry. It is 5 years

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FBHVC Reveals Exciting Programme for 2016 Conference

This year’s historic vehicle conference staged by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) looks set to be a classic and the October event is a late season date that must surely go into any enthusiast’s diary. In fact such is the growing popularity of the event, FBHVC have been forced to rel

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FBHVC Statement Regarding FIVA Press Release on Low Emission Zones in Europe

The Board of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) issued the following on 26 February 2016: ‘With regard to the press release issued by the Fédération International des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA) on the subject of harmonised LEZs across the Community, we would like to make c

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Drive It Day Designated World Motoring Heritage Year Event

The Directors of The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) are delighted to announce that Drive It Day™ 2016 has been nominated by the Federation Internationale Vehicles Anciens (FIVA), the world body governing historic vehicle issues, as its flagship event for the UK marking World Motoring Heritag

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The National Car Club Awards

For the first time, this national and annual event will recognise and award the Classic Car Clubs, their devoted members and the cars they cherish - bringing together the classic car and vehicle communities and personalities from all over the UK and Ireland. The inaugural awards will be held at the NEC, Birmingham and

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The National Car Club Awards

FBHVC Club Insurance Scheme

Last year for the first time we recommended two insurance brokers for the club insurance scheme, these were Aston Scott and Peter James Insurance. Following discussions with both companies we are again recommending these two brokers for 2016. There have been some changes at Aston Scott and they have chosen to work with

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The Worshipful Company of Coachmakers Young Craftsman of the Year

The Worshipful Company of Coachmakers Young Craftsman of the Year 2015 I am pleased to be able to report that our craftsman of the year for 2015 is Jed Parke of RR&B Garages Ltd of Stoke Prior near Bromsgrove in Worcestershire. Jed started at RR&B Garages in August 2013, which at the age of 19 made him a slight

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More Accolades for HERO 1000 Mile Trial

Paris, France 4th December 2015 The Royal Automobile Club 1000 Mile Trial was awarded FIA Heritage Cup for 2015 during the annual FIA Awards dinner which was held in Paris at the famous Lido on the Champs Elysee in Paris. The event which is exclusive to pre-war cars is organised in partnership with HERO events and attr

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International Accolade for HERO

The Directors of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs would like to record their delight and congratulation to member club, The Historic Endurance Rally Organisation for winning the “Rally or Tour of the Year 2015” at the prestigious International Historic Motoring Awards. The Royal Automobile C

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International Accolade for HERO

Colin Francis

The Directors of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs were saddened to learn of the death of their former colleague, Colin Francis. Colin who died on Tuesday 10th November 2015 following an illness, had served the historic vehicle movement for many years and was only forced to retire from the FBHVC Board la

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Online Taxation System Fails to Recognise some Pre 60s cars

Many members are contacting us as they have found that the DVLA online taxation system (EVL) now no longer recognises in all cases that pre-1960 vehicles do not need an MoT. It is clearly unfortunate that the online system, which is DVLA’s preferred method of proceeding because it is the most efficient for them,

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DVLA Historic Vehicle Event

DVLA Historic Vehicle Event 23rd September 2015 at the Richard Ley Development Centre, Swansea DVLA staff in attendance – John Vale (Vehicle Registration Policy) Julie Riseley (Vehicle Service Design) Nicola Roberts, Donna Kennett, Karen Wing Beverly Morgans, Lee Davies, Alison Williams Sian James, Cara Richards,

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Rolls-Royce and Bentley Specialists P & A Wood open their doors to traditional 'Indentured' style Apprenticeship Scheme.

Apprenticeship Scheme - Press Release Rolls-Royce and Bentley Specialists P & A Wood open their doors to traditional 'Indentured' style Apprenticeship Scheme. Essex based company P & A Wood are known throughout the industry as one of the world’s finest Rolls-Royce and Bentley restoration companies and the

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Rolls-Royce and Bentley Specialists P & A Wood open their doors to traditional 'Indentured' style Apprenticeship Scheme.

Blue Diamond Riley Services Limiteds Daniel Hunter To Attend Historic Vehicle Restoration Apprenticeship Course

Blue Diamond Riley Services Limited’s Daniel Hunter To Attend Historic Vehicle Restoration Apprenticeship Course Fivehead, Somerset 21 August 2015 Blue Diamond Riley Services Limited’s Daniel Hunter has been accepted into the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs’ historic vehicle restoration c

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Blue Diamond Riley Services Limiteds Daniel Hunter To Attend Historic Vehicle Restoration Apprenticeship Course

Lord Montagu, who established the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, has died aged 88.

Lord Montagu, who established the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, has died aged 88. A spokeswoman for Beaulieu Estate, in the New Forest, said Edward, 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu, died "peacefully" after a short illness. He is survived by his wife Fiona, his son and heir Ralph, daughter Mary and second son Jonatha

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Opportunity of a Lifetime for 12 Apprenticeship Seeking Young People

It is announced today ( 1 September) that North London Garages Automotive Academies is to be the nominated training provider for London and the Home Counties for the Federation of British Historic Vehicles Clubs (FBHVC) Apprenticeship in Historic Vehicle Restoration. This means that the search is now on for 12 aspiring

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DVLA contacting owners of historic vehicles requesting documentary proof of vehicle age

There have been a number of communications and chatroom postings in recent days relating to an exercise whereby DVLA are contacting owners of historic vehicles requesting documentary proof of the vehicle’s age and in particular its eligibility for an age related registration. One such communication strongly impli

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DVLA Matters

DVLA is tightening up its procedures, presumably following the closure of the Local Offices.Although the FBHVC team are all active with their own interests in the historic vehicle world we are nevertheless very dependent on, and very grateful for, information from our member clubs. Nowhere is this more true than with t

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Peter Henley

The Directors of FBHVC are grateful to the Vintage Sports Car Club for recording the passing recently of Peter Henley. Many supporters of the Federation will recall Peter’s many years of support and in particular his contribution as a founder member of the Legislation Committee, as it has later become known. Pete

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Mystery Surrounds Trade Mark Registrations of defunct Marques

A number of one marque clubs, members of The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC), have made us aware of a spate of mysterious trade mark registrations taking place in the UK. The registrations are all of automotive trade marks for manufacturers that no longer exist. Singer and other former Rootes Group

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Philip Young

Philip Young Sadly we have recently lost a real “giant” and pioneer from the historic vehicle scene not just within the UK but worldwide - Philip Young. I first came across Philip when I competed on the 1992 Mitsubishi Classic Marathon in my 1965 Mini Cooper. By then he had already been at the forefront of

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Federation Headlines Apprentices and Security At Restoration Show

The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) is today announcing exciting plans for its stand at the Practical Classics Restoration and Classic Car Show. This is the second year of this new show and promises to build on the success of the inaugural show last year. FBHVC last year featured two interesting un

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Joint Delegation of Historic Vehicle Enthusiasts Meets Mininster

A joint delegation of the All Party Parliamentary Historic Vehicle Group (APPHVG) and the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC), met Claire Perry MP, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport today (Tuesday 3rd March). The meeting Seals the involvement of the APPHVG and the FBHVC in a proc

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Paris Confirms Ban On Older Vehicles From French Capital

On Monday 8 February the Council of Paris passed an emission control plan aimed to provide cleaner air for the French capital. The plan is supported by the Mayor of Paris and will take effect from July 2015.The clean air legislation will encourage travellers to switch to cleaner methods of transport and create traffic

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Paris Confirms Ban On Older Vehicles From French Capital

Young Craftsman of the Year 2014 Announced

Eighteen year old engineer, Charles Tanner of Formhalls Vintage & Racing based in Downton, Wiltshire is the 2014 Young Craftsman of the Year. He will receive his £3500 prize and the Trophy at the Worshipful Company of Coachmaker’s and Coach Harnessmaker’s annual Automotive Dinner at Haberdasher&rs

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The FBHVC Manifesto

The Christmas decorations are freshly stowed in the loft and with the strains of Auld Lang Syne still echoing in the halls, cue the politicians of every hue struggling for space on the hustings to make their pre-emptive strikes in an election campaign which promises to be one of the most fiercely fought in recent times

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Sunday 26 April 2015 is Drive It Day!

As the dust settles on the Classic Motor Show, traditionally the unofficial close to the historic vehicle 'season', clubs will be turning their thoughts to the coming year and will be scheduling events in their calendars... if they haven't already done so! The time is therefore ripe to ensure you have the dates for the

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Feds Join the Federation at Classic Motor Show

Feds Join the Federation at Classic Motor Show The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FHBVC), the group which campaigns for the rights of historic vehicle owners to use the UK’s roads, has today (2 November 2014) announced that it is teaming up with West Midlands Police for a major awareness campaign a

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Top Restorer Gets Chance of a Lifetime

Tony Drewett of Hightone restorations, pictured here at Silverstone with Francis Galashan, Chairman of Bicester Heritage, was the lucky winner of a full day of testing in Francis’s Historit sponsored GT racing Porsche. Tony entered the draw held at Bicester Heritage on the occasion of the Federation of British Hi

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Top Restorer Gets Chance of a Lifetime

Fifteenth Annual General Meeting

Changes to the Articles of Association are necessary in order to comply with the Companies Act 2006. The FBHVC has taken legal advice regarding the difference between member organisations that are incorporated versus those that are unincorporated bodies. For the purposes of the Companies Act the member organisations th

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Useful Websites for Historic Vehicle Owners

With the demise of the tax disc fast approaching, we thought it useful to recap some of the online sources of data about your vehicle, which owners/keepers/drivers can check themselves for free at any time. Over the past ten years, DVLA have made a range of data available for people to use for free, some about their ow

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Consultation on Driving Licence Fees

Driving licence fees are set to fall by up to 32% under plans announced today by Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, and Transport Minister Claire Perry. The proposals are contained in a public consultation on driver licensing fees. The consultation sets out a proposed reduction in driving licence fees of

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Federation Affiliates to Get Top Security Product

Members of vehicle clubs affiliated to the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs are being offered one of the top vehicle security systems at a very special price. The Federation has negotiated a group discount with makers, Securit DNA so that FBHVC affiliates can purchase their forensic marking kit for less tha

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FBHVC Launches Europe's First Apprenticeship in Historic Vehicle Restoration

The UK is to get an OFQUAL accredited apprenticeship programme in historic vehicle restoration. This means that through the initiative of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs, the skills gap which had previously been identified by FBHVC research (carried out in conjunction with the University of Brighton Bu

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Federation Announces Changes to Legislation Team

The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC), the national representative body that lobbies on behalf of its member historic vehicle clubs for rights of access to the highway, has announced changes to personnel in its front line legal team. Nigel Harrison, has stepped down, after six years of service, from

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Drive It Day 2014 Judged a Hit

1 May 2014 It was cloudy and showery but the weather couldn't dampen the enthusiasm of the estimated 30,000 historic vehicle fans who took to the UK's roads in celebration of their hobby for the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Club's Drive-It Day. For the first time this year FBHVC organisers had arranged additi

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NEW DVSA SERVICE LEVEL FOR INDIVIDUAL VEHICLE APPROVAL

2nd May 2014 The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency has announced a new service level for their IVA scheme, drafted in partnership with trade associations. This forms an important component of their continued work with industry to make the process of applying for and receiving vehicle inspections easier. The Agency ha

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EU Roadworthiness Directive Legislation Published

1 May 2014 The Directive on Roadworthiness Testing is now in place. From now on its implementation is in the hands of the Member States so FBHVC will be looking to encourage the Department for Transport to apply it sensibly. Following the furore about this legislation it is probably worth us bearing in mind a couple of

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Economic Benefits to Scotland of Austin Healey Event

25th April 2014. With the referendum on Scottish independence just around the corner it is probably timely to review an economic impact study carried out as recently as last year which demonstrates well the benefit to the Scottish economy of themed tourism. This particular study, commissioned by the Federation of Briti

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Transport for London Confirm Ultra Low Emission Zone is not a Blanket Ban

Following representations from the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC), Transport for London (TfL) have confirmed that it is not their intention to introduce the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) for inner London on a universal basis and that, as with its predecessor, Low Emission Zone there would be exem

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Creation of a London Ultra Low Emissions Zone

31st March 2014 There has been press coverage recently regarding proposals by Transport for London to upgrade the current Low Emissions Zone (LEZ) to an Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ). Concerns have been expressed, through the specialist press, that exemptions for historic vehicles that currently prevail under the LEZ

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Global Historic Vehicle Lobby Group Launches Pan European Survey

FIVA, the global historic vehicle interest organisation, today (26 March) started a new international survey. It focuses on the owners of historic vehicles throughout Europe. The survey will run simultaneously in 15 European Union member countries. FIVA wants to collect fresh data on ownership, usage, economic value, e

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Historic Vehicle Community Consulted on Apprenticeship Proposals

The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) has today (25 March 2014) published the draft framework of its proposed new modern apprenticeship in historic vehicle restoration. The framework has been compiled in conjunction with the Institute of the Motor Industry and has been supervised by an expert steerin

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ROLLING EXEMPTION FROM VED OF VEHICLES OVER 40 YEARS OLD

The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) is naturally pleased to hear the announcement in the Budget that henceforward there will be a rolling exemption from liability to pay Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) in respect of vehicles over 40 years old. FBHVC is particularly pleased that in its announcement of thi

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Restoration Show Discount for FBHVC Affiliates

Historic vehicle club members whose clubs are affiliated to the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs can enjoy a discount on tickets to the inaugural Practical Classics Restoration Show, held at Birmingham's NEC on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of April. This brand new show is organised by Clarion Events, the s

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Government Consults on Motor Sports on Closed Public Roads

After many years of lobbying by the governing bodies of both two and four wheeled motor sports, the RAC Motorsports Association (MSA) and the Auto Cycle Union (ACU), the UK Government has published a consultation document as a precursor to potential legislation to enable local authorities to temporarily close public ro

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Drive It Day on Course for Record Participation

Volunteers on the heritage team at the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) are predicting a record turnout for this year’s Drive It Day event which takes place on Sunday 27th April. Enquiries and venue bookings are well up on last year at this time and the availability for the first time, through

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FBHVC Chairman Appointed FIVA Delegate to FIA

The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FHBVC), the group which campaigns for the rights of historic vehicle owners to use the UK’s roads, has today (1 February 2014) announced the appointment of its Chairman, David Whale, to the International Historical Commission (CHI) of the Federation Internationale

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Brussels Agrees on Roadworthiness Testing

Brussels Agrees on Roadworthiness Testing 15th January 2014 The EU institutions have reached agreement on the final form of the Roadworthiness Testing legislation. This agreement was reached on 18th December 2013, though at the time of writing the final text had not been published. In a statement issued on January 15th

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Message from the Minister

December 2013 Historic vehicle owners are all too familiar with the huge amount of work required to maintain a classic or restore a barn find to its former glory. As the proud owner of a 1900 De Dion-Bouton Type E Vis a Vis, I know just how much commitment and patience is needed. Frankly anything that can reduce the wo

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Plans announced for bigger better Drive It Day

Drive It Day Sunday 27th April 2014 New plans have been finalised with five venues to make the 2014 annual Drive it Day as interesting as possible for the public and especially owners of historic road legal motorised vehicles - cars, commercial vehicles and motor cycles, more than thirty years old. This event, launched

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DVLA issues reminder on changes to SORN

The Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) (Amendment) Regulations 2013 were laid in Parliament on 20 November and are due to come into force on 16 December. Any SORN which expires before the regulationscome into force (i.e. before 16 December) will be required to be renewed. Any existing SORN which is due to expir

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DVLA cofirms extension of VED exemption

At Budget 2013 the Government announced that it will extend the cut off date from which classic vehicles are exempt from VED by one year. From 1 April 2014 a vehicle manufactured before 1 January 1974 will be exempt from paying VED. Because this is a tax rates and bands related matter no draft legislation was issued fo

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DVLA cuts unnecessary red tape for motorists

Motorists will no longer need motor insurance policies to be checked when getting their vehicle tax. The change, announced today by Roads Minister Robert Goodwill, is part of a package of measures to get rid of unnecessary red tape. The changes, which come into force from 16 December 2013, also mean that motorists will

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Early Day Motion

An early day motion was put down in Parliament yesterday (4 December 2013): “That this House pays tribute to the work of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs in promoting the preservation of historic vehicles and also encouraging their use; notes that the historic vehicle movement contributes £4

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Car tax disc to be axed after 93 years

The tax disc to show motorists have paid vehicle excise duty is to be replaced with an electronic system, Chancellor George Osborne has announced in his Autumn Statement today (5 December 2013. The disc wasintroduced in 1921 but officials say it is no longer needed with the DVLA and police now relying on an electronic

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The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will replace the DSA and VOSA.

A new agency with responsibility for maintaining vehicle standards has been launched today (28 November 2013) as the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), Transport Minister Robert Goodwill has announced. The new agency, which employs 4,600 people throughout the UK, will replace the Driving Standards Agency (DSA)

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VAT on Storage

At the recent Classic Motor Show at the NEC a number of members raised the same query - why has the storage of vehicles now become subject to VAT? The subject of self-storage of goods was included in the 2012 Budget and with effect from 01 October 2012 supplies of self-storage became standard rated rather than exempt.

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FBHVC Scoops Award at Classic Motor Show

The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC), the organisation that lobbies for the rights of historic vehicle enthusiasts to use their vehicles on the highway, has won an award at this year’s Classic Motor Show for its innovative display illustrating the variety of road vehicles it represents. The aw

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Racing Legend Visits FBHVC

Sir Stirling Moss, even now in his 84th year still the most famous name in motor racing, will visit the Federation of Historic Vehicle Clubs on Stand 6-640 at the Classic Car Show in Birmingham. Sir Stirling will be meeting officials of the Federation who will brief him on their current programme of lobbying in Westmin

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Retirement of Geoff Smith

The FBHVC Board today (3rd November 2013) announces the retirement of Mr Geoff Smith from his position as Vice President of the Federation with immediate effect. The Board notes Mr Smith's past contributions and his work in relation to the Federation's economic impact research will be of lasting benefit to the historic

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David Hurley Appointed Vice President

26th November 2013. The Board of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC), the organization that lobbies for the rights of historic vehicle enthusiasts to use their vehicles on the highway, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Hurley as Vice President. Commenting on the appointment, FBHVC cha

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FBHVC Turns Spotlight on Youth at AGM & Conference

19 October 2013. A distinctly youthful theme pervaded the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Conference, held on 19th October at The Hunt House, home of the Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club. As Sandy Hamilton of the Morris Minor Owners Club quipped during his presentation,

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MP, Greg Knight, Knighted

22nd October 2013. Parliamentarian, Greg Knight, a leading figure in the historic vehicle movement, has been Knighted, Downing Street announced yesterday (21 October 2013). Sir Greg entered parliament in 1983 so by the criterion used to define one of his beloved historic vehicles he is an historic parliamentarian. He h

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HMRC Issues Guidelines For Registering Restoration Projects Imported Prior to NOVA

24th September 2013. The Federation has been made aware of difficulties being experienced by members trying to register historic vehicles imported prior to the introduction of NOVA where there is incomplete documentation. The online application process permits no deviation from submitting a full declaration. On behalf

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FBHVC Meets Minister at Beaulieu

10th September 2013. Board members of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs, the body that campaigns to preserve the right of its 255,000 members to use their historic vehicles on the highway, met parliamentarians last weekend at the annual International Beaulieu Autojumble. At a dinner on the eve of the eve

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Press Release - AGM & Conference

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EU Parliament Re-defines Historic Vehicles

22nd July 2013. EU Parliament Re-defines Historic Vehicles The EU Parliament has issued its latest iteration in its deliberations regarding roadworthiness. As many will know there has been much debate surrounding the draft directive’s crucial definition of what a historic vehicle constitutes. Following the plenar

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FBHVC Focusses Spotlight on Skills for 2013

5th July 2013. Research carried out by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs, the campaigning group dedicated to the preservation and use of historic vehicles, has shown that the industry supporting our historic vehicle heritage, will need something like 7000 skilled individuals over the next 5 years. Howeve

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Drive It Day 2013 Judged a Hit

24 April 2013. Officials at The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs, the organisers of the annual Drive It Day, have declared the event a resounding success. The combination of better weather and the unbounded enthusiasm of club organisers the length and breadth of the country brought historic vehicles out on

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Charter of Turin

20th April 2013. Charter of Turin Landmark international protocol indicates pathway to official recognition of the heritage significance of historic vehicles. On 29 January 2013, the Turin Charter came into force, having been adopted by the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA) Gen

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Law Commission Recommends Licensing Exception for Wedding and Funeral Vehicles

20th April 2013. Taxi & Private Hire Law Commission Interim Statement In July 2011 the Law Commission was tasked to review the complex legislative basis that regulates the operation of Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles, their drivers and operators (confined to England and Wales). It is not normal practice for the Law

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Chancellor Gives Historic Vehicle Owners a Break

21 March 2013. Chancellor George Osborne confirmed in the 2013 Budget that a planned fuel price rise will no longer take place in September. 'I am cancelling this September's fuel duty increase altogether,' said Osborne. 'Fuel is now 13p cheaper than it would have been,' he claimed. David Whale, FBHVC Chairman welcomed

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Goodwood Revival Survey 2012

19th March 2013. Goodwood revival brings £12 million to the local economy The Goodwood Revival Study was unveiled by Lord March at the press launch for the 2013 Festival of Speed and Revival Meeting. It found that the annual Goodwood Revival brings a conservative £12 million of business to the local area, i

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Consultation - Motoring Services Strategy

18th March 2013. The Department for Transport (DfT) consultation paper on Motoring Services Strategy was due for response by 7th March. This document outlines the desire of the DfT to rationalise all of its operating agencies: DVLA, VOSA, DSA (Driving Standards Agency) and VCA (Vehicle Certification Agency) and sets ou

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FBHVC Heritage Open Days - 12th-15th September 2013

*th March 2013. Opportunity for clubs to have a free day out at some exclusive venues. In a unique tie up between the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) and English Heritage, Heritage Open Days present an exciting opportunity for clubs to hold an event at absolutely no cost. Venues subscribing to the

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Beaulieu International Autojumble Study

8th March 2013. A study by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) in association with the University of Brighton Business School has found that the annual Beaulieu International Autojumble creates a local economic benefit of £3 million to the New Forest area, particularly significant given that

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Drive it Day at The Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon

7th March 2013. In this, our 25th anniversary year, we have made special arrangements with the centrally located, Heritage Motor Centre at Gaydon, Warwickshire. The HMC team will be delighted to welcome clubs and we would particularly like to encourage individual owners of historic vehicles who may not be club members.

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FBHVC chairman delivers keynote address at Club Expo

5th March 2013. Two hundred delegates from vehicle clubs across the country crowded into Gaydon’s splendid conference facilities to hear FBHVC chairman, David Whale outline the Federation’s strategy for defending the right of historic vehicle owners in the UK to use the public roads. The Federation has been

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