CLAS­SIC CLUBS SNUBBED BY GOVERN­MENT

Thou­sands of car club mem­bers miss out on chance to com­ment on MoT re­view be­cause of DfT fail­ure

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Front Page -

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.

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