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