5000 people to vote on future of classics
A voting panel of 5000 people has been set up by the Federation of British Vehicle Clubs to help shape its future policies. Every one of the 5000 is a respondent to the Federation’s National Historic Vehicle Survey 2016 who indicated that they would be happy to be take part in future research.
This is independent of the National Survey, the results of which will be revealed in next week’s issue. The new voting panel could have a major impact on FBHVC policy, says Federation communications director Geoff Lancaster. ‘It means we will be able to email everyone involved and ask them to complete an online survey,’ he says. ‘Whereas the National Survey has been expensive to compile and getting the results takes a long time, the results from the panel would be very quick.’
Geoff could not say when the panel’s services might be called upon.
In the meantime, the FBHVC is also looking at the possibilities of canvassing people’s opinions via social media website Facebook. Geoff adds: ‘ The Facebook survey is something entirely different, but again is a good way of canvassing views quickly. We only have one question on Facebook at the moment, and that’s about the Government’s proposals concerning MoT exemption for classics.’