WHAT CHRIS SHOULD DO TO HELP THE UK’S CLAS­SIC CAR OWN­ERS

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Front Page -

Ar­range a na­tion­wide ex­emp­tion for his­toric ve­hi­cles from city cen­tre emis­sions zones. Lon­don’s set the prece­dent with its forth­com­ing Ultra Low Emis­sions Zone, but there’s no guar­an­tee that other cities will fol­low suit. Have a chat with Busi­ness Sec­re­tary Sa­jid Javid about what else can be done to bring more ap­pren­tices into the clas­sic restora­tion in­dus­try. There’s a short­age of young­sters learn­ing the skills needed to keep His­toric Ve­hi­cles on the roads. Come up with a UK so­lu­tion for what to re­place MoTs with, rather than closely fol­low­ing the Euro­pean Road­wor­thi­ness Di­rec­tive (par­tic­u­larly with Bri­tain’s EU exit on the hori­zon). What works in Ger­many won’t nec­es­sar­ily work for clas­sic own­ers over here. Work with the Home Of­fice to help com­bat the grow­ing prob­lem of clas­sic car theft – crim­i­nals are in­creas­ingly tar­get­ing older cars be­cause their val­ues have risen, and they’re far eas­ier to steal than their mod­ern coun­ter­parts.

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