Your chance to influence the classic movement
Britain’s biggest classic car survey is about to go live and it is aiming to gauge the opinions of more than 22,000 participants.
The National Historic Vehicle Survey was announced at this year’s Club Expo at the British Motor Museum at Gaydon. It will be sent out to clubs electronically starting this week and will also be available in hard-copy format.
More than 300 delegates from over 150 clubs attended the event, where chairman of the FBHVC David Whale, launched the study into every aspect of British classic vehicle ownership and attitudes.
The Historic Vehicle Survey will be the most comprehensive research ever undertaken into the classic vehicle world and is crucial to the future of the hobby. The results will be presented to the Government in autumn.
Geoff Lancaster, communications director of the FBHVC says: ‘We’re hoping to get double the response compared to 2011’s survey, so we’re aiming for 22,000 people to take part. Clubs will receive a link to the survey via email, and we’ll also be sharing it on our Facebook account.’
John Downer, of research company TNS Global, who will be conducting the research on behalf of the Federation took to the stage to stress how important the club network is to getting a good response to the survey. ‘It’s very important that all those interested in historic vehicles of whatever type make the effort to complete it before it closes on 30 June, as it will help maintain the freedom to use classic vehicles,’ he says.
The FBHVC will be issuing hard copies of the survey for anyone wanting to take part who does not want to go via the internet.
Representatives from the biggest clubs met at Gaydon, which regularly hosts national rallies and shows.