FIVA’s proposals mirror what the Germans are already doing with their system of taxation for OldTimers. See a car with an H-plate at a German show or on the road, and you know you’re dealing with a cherished classic that you can rely upon. I absolutely back the legal recognition of 30-year and older vehicles as historic, and in the large, support the actions FIVA is taking in this direction. However, where I struggle – and a lot of you do, too – is when this kind of categorisation comes at the potential cost of our freedom. And although very few of us would dream of pushing our cherished classics into daily use, there are times when you might need to. Equally, we really shouldn’t be told when and where we can use our cars. With that in mind, I’d say more thought is needed from FIVA.