All classic cars need a regular check-up
SIR – Jesse Norman, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, recently announced that classic cars over 40 years old will be exempted from MOT testing from May 2018.
While the appearance of highly polished and cherished vehicles will have been matched by the state of their running components and chassis on the day of their MOT, deterioration clearly could take place before the next test is due – ignoring the fact that any new test would not be legally required.
This is an out-of-touch change in the law, and it is to be hoped that insurance companies will insist on the continuing need for such testing and certification. Nigel Weekes
St Albans, Hertfordshire
The wheel thing: a vintage MG at a classic car rally in Wallingford, Oxfordshire