THE FBHVC’S LIST OF CLASSIC CAR PRIORITIES
Encourage mobile heritage and ensure it is not encumbered with rules or regulations which limit or unreasonably restrict the ownership and use of mobile heritage assets including historic vehicles.
Not divide the existing cadre of roadgoing motor vehicles in the historic class by the introduction of new technical definitions and limitations for which owners over the years could not reasonably have been expected to plan or allow without very good cause.
Continue to roll the existing historic taxation class forward year by year and ensure that owners of historic vehicles are not unreasonably prevented by obscure regulations from benefitting from the existing taxation provisions regarding vehicles in the historic class.
Continue with the existing policy of treating historic vehicles for the purposes of Clean Air and other similar zones as historic artefacts which their owners ought not to be encouraged to destroy, enabling their continued use, which will in any event be very limited, within such zones.
Ensure that the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, in the application of its processes and procedures acts as an enabler of the access into the register of additional vehicles, whether imported, found or restored, rather than a gatekeeper to prevent their accession.
Continue to ensure suitable fuels, with low levels of ethanol, remain available at the pumps.
Ensure that the use and enjoyment of all historic vehicles, whether or not currently required to be registered, be not limited or prevented by the imposition upon them of unreasonable and punitive requirements regarding motor insurance.