2021

Global skills shortage threatens the future of historic vehicles

Some of the most iconic vehicles in history could be lost to the future unless new blood is introduced to the restoration industry. That is the main conclusion reached at a FIVA-supported international symposium in Bucharest on 24th July 2021, titled ‘Restoration – Art or Science?’ FIVA (the Fédération InternationaleContinue Reading

Increase in online counterfeit products - Daimler is fighting the trade in fake replacement parts

Counterfeit products are not only illegal, they also endanger the health and safety of car drivers and other road users. This is why Daimler continued its efforts to combat product counterfeiters with even more intensive measures in 2020. The focus was above all on safety-related products such as fake brakeContinue Reading

The Commons Select Committee for Transport met this week to question the DVLA on what their strategy is for overcoming the current backlog of over 1.4 million license applications. Also, to answer MPs questions around industrial disputes and staff shortages brought about by the pandemic. Firstly, the Federation would likeContinue Reading

DVLA olive branch to classic vehicle industry over registration disputes

DVLA chiefs have agreed to talk to classic and historic vehicle sector leaders in a bid to solve long-running problems over vehicle registrations. Agency Chief Executive Julie Lennard told MPs yesterday (21/7) she would be ‘very happy’ to explore closer engagement with the industry in order to resolve disputes andContinue Reading

Hagerty Price Guide UK Auction Analysis - The first six months of 2021

The Hagerty Price Guide actively tracks market values so owners, as well as buyers and sellers, have an accurate picture of their car’s worth. The latest update to the guide provides a headline market overview of the first 6-months of 2021 and the trends and fluctuations recorded over that time.Continue Reading

Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA)

A FIVA survey of almost 55,000 historic vehicle enthusiasts worldwide has revealed their huge financial contribution to local and national economies. It also confirms the typically low annual mileage of historic cars and motorcycles, along with the very real value of clubs to the historic vehicle movement and society atContinue Reading

Historic And Classic Vehicles Alliance

More than 100,000 jobs are in peril as a combination of bureaucracy and poorly-focused environmental legislation threatens Britain’s world leading classic vehicle industry. With economic revival a top priority as the UK strives to recover from the Covid pandemic, highly-skilled engineers, restorers, craftsmen and parts suppliers face uncertainty over theirContinue Reading