Industry News

Research from a specialist classic and collector vehicle industry report shows that when compared to modern vehicles, classic cars are much less damaging to the environment. The average classic emits 563kg of CO2 per year, yet an average passenger car has a 6.8-tonne carbon footprint immediately after production. Conducted byContinue Reading

FIVA Preservation Award goes to 1934 Bugatti Type 59 Sports

Among the many awards given at this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza of Villa d’Este is one that recognises the historical and cultural importance of the motor car. FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) established its Best Preserved Vehicle Awards in 2016 to reward theContinue Reading

Coffee & Chrome Collective is Footman James’ latest initiative to nurture and develop a new community for classic enthusiasts, aiming to support and celebrate vintage car and bike lovers across the UK with exciting meets alongside engaging social media and digital content. Launched today, the all-new Coffee & Chrome CollectiveContinue Reading

A report focused on the classic and collector car industry, a sector worth £18.3bn to the UK economy and estimated to employ approximately 113,000 people*, shows the industry needs to attract and entice a new demographic of classic car fan to secure its prosperous future or risk decline. Titled theContinue Reading

The first global symposium on the challenge of attracting young people to the historic vehicle community was held in Marrakech, Morocco, on 14th  May 2022. Supported by FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles), the event identified key steps to safeguard our automotive heritageContinue Reading

With electric powertrain conversions for classic cars rising in popularity, a recent poll states 70 per cent of classic car enthusiasts want the Government to create a new vehicle class solely for EV conversions as enthusiasts suggest DVLA’s not keeping up with demand or proper documentation. Converting classic cars toContinue Reading

Federation Internationale des Vehicules Anciens

Two leading global organisations are joining forces to better safeguard and promote the future of the world’s historic vehicles and industrial heritage. FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) and TICCIH (the International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage) have signed aContinue Reading