2020 Enthusiast Survey

The closing date for the 2020 Enthusiasts Survey has now passed and we are now currently analysing the results.

Further details will be published in due course

In the meantime, please view this video of Mike Brewer discussing the exclusive reveal of some of the research data with David Whale, FBHVC Chairman and Paul Chasney, Reseach Director at the virtual Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with discovery on Saturday 14th November 2020.


The 2020 National Historic Vehicle Survey is a critical survey for the historic vehicle movement. The term historic vehicle is used to describe all vehicles that are 30 years of age or older i.e. 1990 or prior, and we are referring to cars, motorcycles, buses, coaches, lorries, vans, agricultural, steam and military vehicles.

Please consider this description when answering the questions.

The survey is being conducted on behalf of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs and aims to generate important insights on the sector. The answers you give will help shape the future for historic vehicles within the United Kingdom.

The closing date is 12 October 2020.

Importance of our Research

The Federation undertook an extensive National Historic Vehicle Survey in 2016 which showed that the movement is worth £5.5 billion to the economy each year and directly supports employment for over 34,000 people. It was planned that this survey would be updated in 2021 based on activities during 2020. In the light of the devastating effects of Covid-19 and the cancellation of so many historic vehicle meetings it has been decided to bring forward the survey to use 2019 as the base year. When you complete the survey please consider your answers in the context of activities undertaken in the year to December 2019.

The answers you give will be used to benefit the historic vehicle movement as a whole and will shape the future focus of the FBHVC acting on behalf of its member organisations and all enthusiasts.
If you do not have a vehicle within our definition above there are questions later in the survey for vehicles produced between 1991 and 2000.

The survey takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete depending on the answers you give. Please complete the survey in one sitting.
Prize Draw

On submission of your questionnaire, you will be given the opportunity to enter a prize draw to win one of the following prizes: a year’s Club Insurance policy to the value of £250.00 including IPT, courtesy of Peter James Insurance, one of three pairs of tickets for the 2020 Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, Courtesy of Clarion Events or one of 15 display copies of the Federation’s historic vehicle chart. Please see Terms and Conditions here

Take part in the survey here

Help us to promote the survey

Spreading the word far and wide about the importance of completing the survey is essential to its success. As a historic vehicle club, business or enthusiast , you are ideally placed to help us by sharing the survey on your own social media. 

Please download the social media pack below, which will give you all the graphics, copy and links you need to add into your own e-Newsletters, Facebook pages, Instagram feeds and Twitter accounts to help us spread the word and ensure every corner of our community is properly represented. 

The media pack contains:

  • Copy for club magazines and eNewsletters
  • Copy for social media both long form and short form
  • Graphics for Facebook, Twitter and eNewsletters
  • Graphics for Instagram 

Download the media pack here


The FBHVC's privacy policy can be found here.

The FBHVC's competition terms and conditions can be found here.



FBHVC Survey Media Kit.zip

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