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WED­NES­DAY 30 MARCH 2016

Scrap­page is back in the news this week. There’s noth­ing new to sug­gest an­other round of this scheme is com­ing (let’s wait for an eco­nomic down­turn for that), but thanks to some year-old images of a load of ex-Scrap­page clas­sics that are cir­cu­lat­ing the In­ter­net, the is­sue has raised its head again (see page 3). Clearly these cars are still at Thurleigh air­field, and it’s shock­ing to think that a haul of clas­sics – in­clud­ing Volk­swa­gen Bee­tles, Ford Capris and count­less pre-1990 Jaguars – is ly­ing there, dor­mant. If the in­ter­net talk that these cars are all in­tact is cor­rect, then this seems like a shock­ing waste.

OK, the Gov­ern­ment said cars sur­ren­dered un­der Scrap­page were be­ing taken off the road, but the re­al­ity is that they’d be much bet­ter off be­ing used by car own­ers who’d look af­ter them.

Keith Adams, Edi­tor

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