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 since they carried out the last survey which some may recall valued the historic vehicle movement to the UK economy at £4.3 billion.

This time as well as surveying enthusiasts and those working in this arena FBHVC are carrying out the survey in two distinct stages. Stage one is an attitude and opinion survey of a representative sample of the whole UK population over 16 years of age. Carried out by TNS, the premier researcher in this field, this is the first time this has ever been attempted. This part has already been completed and provides fascinating insights into the general public’s attitude to historic vehicles. For example 8 million people expressed an interest in historic vehicles, 1 in 10 people aspire to own one and 2 million people attended an event or regularly read about them in magazines. The specialist press will cover these national results over the next few weeks and they were presented at the recent Club Expo at Gaydon.

To get maximum value from the survey we need as many members as possible to take part in Stage 2 where the survey will drill down amongst yourselves, the enthusiasts and get to the real nitty gritty.

What Can You Do?

Complete the survey here It’s pretty simple and should only take you ten minutes or so.

When Will We Ask You To Complete It?

The survey is now live and ready for you to complete.

What Next?

Once all the survey results are in (FBHVC are also surveying the trade and events organisers) they will be analysed and compiled in a report entitled The National Historic Vehicle Survey 2016. A major presentation is planned for November in Parliament at Westminster but prior to this the full results will be revealed for the first time to FBHVC members in October at their AGM & Conference which this year takes place at The British Motor Museum at Gaydon.

Finally, FBHVC have asked that I thank you for your support and reiterate that this is a really important piece of work that they are undertaking. The results of this survey will support their lobbying efforts on your behalf in parliament for the next 5 years and will help them protect your right to use the highway with your historic vehicle.