GE­OFF BROWNE

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News Analysis -

FOR­MER CCW ED­I­TOR

This would cer­tainly help peo­ple strug­gling to keep many more mod­ern clas­sics on the road, par­tic­u­larly less main­stream cars for which it’s dif­fi­cult to get spares. It’s all about pre­serv­ing his­tory, so we’re not just talk­ing about ob­vi­ous 1980s clas­sics such as the Golf GTi, Audi Quat­tro and Saab 900 turbo. You could say that for some it’s time to aban­don snob­bery and re­alise that some of the more mun­dane cars at­tain clas­sic sta­tus as time moves on there isn’t a cut-off date, and the ‘my un­cle had one of those’ con­cept ap­plies to more and more cars. They are the ve­hi­cles that peo­ple re­mem­ber from their

child­hood, and like to see to­day. There will al­ways be some­one out there who wants to pre­serve some­thing that you might not

read­ily think of as a clas­sic and best of luck to them. The 25 year rolling date can be a big help

to them and I’m all for it.

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