Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News Analysis -

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.

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