25 CARS THAT SHAPED BRITAIN
The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs wants all classic owners to complete its new survey. So Giles Chapman has hand-picked his greatest British cars you will help protect by filling it in…
The FBHVC needs you! Or, at least, it needs to know everything about your keenness on classic cars, the events you attend, and the opinions you have of these precious vehicles in the wider community. It wants to research an accurate picture of the classic car world today in this country, and implores all of us to fill in its detailed survey to give it our authentic feedback.
Hence, the National Historic Vehicle Survey 2016. It could be the most valuable 10 minutes you spend this year in shaping the old-car environment of the near-future. On page 26 you can find out how to join in by filling it in.
An historic vehicle, in the view of the Federation, is one made up to 1986, and that set us thinking: in that context, just what are the most influential cars this country has known? Not just for technical innovation or design panache but in British society, daily life and public consciousness? See if you agree with our 25 British icons – if not, get in touch. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.