Fuzz calls for BAME car club

Car SOS star says that it’s right to en­cour­age an ‘in­ter­est­ing group of petrol­heads’

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - CONTENTS -

Car SOS pre­sen­ter and CCW tech­ni­cal guru, Fuzz Town­shend, has called for a new club to be cre­ated to cater for black and mi­nor­ity eth­nic (BAME) clas­sic fans.

The TV pre­sen­ter said that he would like to en­cour­age the es­tab­lish­ment of a club to rep­re­sent these fans at events when car shows re­turn to nor­mal.

The Fed­er­a­tion of Bri­tish His­toric Ve­hi­cle Clubs said that it would wel­come any ini­tia­tive within the his­toric ve­hi­cle move­ment that in­creases the ap­peal and di­ver­sity of the com­mu­nity.

Com­mu­ni­ca­tions direc­tor, Wayne Scott, said: ‘Our shared pas­sion for his­toric ve­hi­cles cre­ates a bond be­tween peo­ple and groups that tran­scends all so­cio-eco­nomic back­grounds and we ben­e­fit from an in­cred­i­bly wel­com­ing and in­clu­sive move­ment.

‘We would also hope that any club formed un­der the pro­posal out­lined by Fuzz Town­shend would also have the mis­sion to sup­port ex­ist­ing mar­que­based clubs to help them con­tinue to widen their ap­peal.

‘Mar­que clubs are al­ready wel­com­ing and in­clu­sive to peo­ple of all eth­nic ori­gin and back­grounds, so it’s com­fort­ing to read that Fuzz Town­shend recog­nises the need to en­sure that any new or­gan­i­sa­tion does not frag­ment the his­toric ve­hi­cle com­mu­nity or cause di­vi­sions, but in­stead to add and com­ple­ment its al­ready in­creas­ingly rich di­ver­sity.’

If you’d like to sup­port the idea of a BAME clas­sic car club, get in touch by email and we’ll pass your de­tails to Fuzz.

❚ ed­i­to­rial@clas­s­ic­car­weekly.co.uk

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