Ques­tion­able sur­vey

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Your Letters -

Heed­ing the re­quest by David Simister in the 15 June is­sue to sup­port and fill out the Fed­er­a­tion of Bri­tish Historic Ve­hi­cles Club Sur­vey, I was as­tounded by the per­sonal in­for­ma­tion re­quired therein. No won­der only 9500 re­sponses had been re­ceived since the launch in March.

I don’t wish to pour cold wa­ter on what is a very good idea and much ap­pre­ci­ated in the clas­sic car world, but I do ob­ject to be­ing asked for per­sonal and pri­vate in­for­ma­tion. That is a gift for any hacker. Sorry, but my in­come, sta­tus, post­code, value of the ve­hi­cle, and what sort of security de­vice is fit­ted to my ve­hi­cle may have some bear­ing on clas­sic sec­tor facts and fig­ures maybe, but not at my risk. Those are just a few of the very un­com­fort­able ques­tions asked in this sur­vey.

So, come on FBHVC, with ve­hi­cle theft ever in­creas­ing, I hope you’ve learned some­thing from my re­fusal to an­swer all your ques­tions. Hugh Palmer, Craw­ley, West Sus­sex

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