May 18, 2024

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‘Mindboggling’ red tape threatens classic car industry, owners warn

A village fete is rarely finish with out an array of classic cars parked on the grass for motoring followers to admire. But now historic auto entrepreneurs are warning the switch to electrification and the purple tape resulting from Brexit threaten the survival of organizations that maintain these traditional cars on the street. 

The classic auto sector has formed a new team, the Historic and Vintage Autos Alliance (HCVA), to protect an marketplace it says has an once-a-year turnover of £18.3bn and possibly employs or supports some 113,000 employment, including engineers, restorers, craftsmen and sections suppliers.

HCVA estimates there is a fleet of some one.54m historic cars, outlined as those around 30 yrs previous, on British isles roadways. There are a further one.47m traditional cars, which are aged fifteen to 30 yrs previous, bringing the whole price of these cars to £12.6bn.

Inspite of their previous-fashioned technological know-how, these cars are considerably less polluting than expected as they are pushed so rarely, masking an common one,200 miles a year over the average of sixteen instances they are pushed, a fraction of the 7,000 miles most cars deal with.