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Synthetic fuels are the favoured zero-emission alternative for over three quarters of classic and collector car owners, Footman James has found. Asking its audience ‘How do you think you would power your classic / collectable car if petrol or diesel wasn’t available?’. 76 per cent voted for synthetic fuels, andContinue Reading

A new report quantifying the carbon footprint of all classic cars registered in the UK has revealed that an average classic car’s annual emissions are comparable to a single roundtrip flight from London to New York, a typical three-day Christmas for one person or equivalent to drinking three lattes aContinue Reading

The UK Hagerty Price Guide has undergone it’s 29th update since being launched ten-years ago. Every quarter, Hagerty analysts monitor insured values, sale prices and auction results to gauge market trends and influences. UK Hagerty Price Guide Editor, John Mayhead, shares the headlines. Everyman classics have seen a slight increaseContinue Reading

FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles), which relies on the technical know-how of the Glasurit paint brand for all paint-related issues, has extended the partnership with Glasurit for another three years. The two organisations signed the new contract at BASF Coatings’ headquarters inContinue Reading

Classic car owners are feeling added pressure from sustainability scrutiny and parts supply to keep their vehicles on the road, a classic and collector car industry report shows. Researched, written and compiled by one of the leading classic vehicle insurance providers Footman James, the Indicator Report suggests that the classicContinue Reading

FIVA (the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens or international federation of historic vehicles) has announced nine heroes of motoring history who will join its Heritage Hall of Fame, launched last year to celebrate both world-famous figures and unsung heroes in automotive history. As Gaby von Oppenheim, one of the judges,Continue Reading

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