CLASSIC CLUBS SNUBBED BY GOVERNMENT
Thousands of car club members miss out on chance to comment on MoT review because of DfT failure
The Department for Transport has been slated by Britain’s biggest classic organisation for not making classic owners aware of its latest proposals to revamp MoT testing for older cars. The DfT launched a consultation into whether cars more than 40 years old should be exempted altogether – which closes on 2 November – but the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) has said it had no notification of it being launched, and missed out on the chance to inform thousands of classic owners about it through its latest newsletter. ‘ We’ve been taken out of the blue as much as everybody else on this one. We were under the impression there would be more discussion,’ admits FBHVC communications director Geoff Lancaster. The DfT is yet to issue an apology to the FBHVC.