5000 peo­ple to vote on fu­ture of clas­sics

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week -

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.’

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