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

A village fete is not often full devoid of an array of vintage automobiles parked on the grass for motoring followers to admire. But now historic car or truck proprietors are warning the switch to electrification and the crimson tape resulting from Brexit threaten the survival of corporations that hold these traditional motor vehicles on the road. 

The vintage car or truck sector has formed a new team, the Historic and Vintage Cars Alliance (HCVA), to protect an sector it says has an once-a-year turnover of £18.3bn and either employs or supports some 113,000 work opportunities, including engineers, restorers, craftsmen and components suppliers.

HCVA estimates there is a fleet of some 1.54m historic motor vehicles, described as people about 30 decades old, on Uk streets. There are a further more 1.47m traditional automobiles, which are aged 15 to 30 decades old, bringing the whole price of these motor vehicles to £12.6bn.

Irrespective of their old-fashioned technological innovation, these automobiles are a lot less polluting than expected as they are driven so not often, masking an normal 1,two hundred miles a calendar year over the average of 16 times they are driven, a fraction of the 7,000 miles most automobiles address.