Hagerty survey reveals confusion over E10 fuel as Government’s car compatibility checker misleads drivers

Hagerty research suggests half of Britain’s drivers don’t know how to check whether their car is compatible with E10 fuel – despite more than three quarters of them being worried that the new unleaded petrol could harm their car or motorcycle. Adding to these concerns, a Government tool designed to helpContinue Reading


FIVA has announced the first 14 winners of the new FIVA Heritage Hall of Fame awards, celebrating both world-famous figures and unsung heroes in the history of the automobile. As Tiddo Bresters, president of FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles), explains: “Not everyContinue Reading

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

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

The Impact Of Covid-19 On Classic Car Sales Car & Classic Records Post-Lockdown Market Shift

Data from Europe’s leading website for classic car sales, Car & Classic, highlights a significant shift in the volume and type of cars enthusiasts are searching for after a year of restrictions and lockdowns. Popular classics such as MGB GT, Volkswagen Beetle and Ford Cortina, (the latter falling from secondContinue Reading