The HCVA represents the collective voice of the hundreds of SME’s who provide services across the historic and classic vehicle sector, supported by the individuals and enthusiasts who rely on them.

Through collaboration, transparency and proactive lobbying the HCVA seeks to increase awareness and education of the sectors economic and social benefits, to ensure those responsible for policy and regulation are challenged and held accountable, to promote sustainable innovation and technologies and to ensure the HCVA member community is engaged and confident their voices will be heard.

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  • VSCC Winter Driving Tests - a synergy between the past and the future

    On Saturday (2nd December) we attended the annual Vintage Sports-Car Club (VSCC) Winter Driving Tests at Bicester Heritage. Although the VSCC focuses on celebrating heritage it is also working to preserve the future of the events, the cars themselves and the industry surrounding them. Two key factors that they are addressing are environmental impacts and participation of young people.

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HCVA's Four Strategic Pillars

  • Environment and Sustainability

    Working with the broader industry and policy makers to embrace advances in knowledge and technologies to find sustainable solutions for both new and classic vehicles alike.

    HCVA advocates an open mind approach to ensure the continued growth of the sector and its membership.

  • Education and Skills

    HCVA promotes the wider understanding of the economic and social benefits of the historic and classic vehicle sector, ensuring a diverse and inclusive industry drives future generations to engage.

    We work with members, partners and corporations to actively promote career opportunities within the sector, from engineering to marketing, operations to executive leadership. 

  • Regulation and Policy

    Directly engaging with MPs, policy makers and stakeholders to ensure that existing and proposed regulations are fit for purpose, offering consultation and transparency throughout their process.

    With over 40 million vehicle records and over 49 million driver records held within the UK government’s arms length agencies, HCVA seeks to ensure there is accountable oversight and appropriate challenge.

  • HCVA Community

    Our members are central to all that we do. As individual SMEs come together, we collectively use our powerful voice to make considered representations and impactful change. Within our membership we facilitate information sharing and encourage collaboration between members.

    In addition, we host events and share exclusive offers and benefits, which combine to make HCVA membership cost effective as well as adding real value for associated businesses.

Support the future of classic and historic vehicles in the UK

  • Trade & Industry Membership

    As the Trade Association for the classic and historic vehicle sector we exist to promote the interests of our members. We work to ensure that policy makers and regulators are held accountable, we promote innovation and skills development and ensure the voices of our members are heard.

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  • Owners & Enthusiasts Membership

    Classic and historic vehicles are a valuable, iconic part of our shared heritage and we work to ensure that the sector that supports them can flourish in a changing regulatory and economic environment. Your membership actively supports our vital work and helps to ensure that you can enjoy your classic for years to come.

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"The classic and historic vehicle industry is a great British success story that gives pleasure to millions and it would be disastrous if it suffered serious damage through neglect or ignorance. We need to do all we can to support a sector that provides thousands of highly skilled and well-paid jobs in my constituency and across the UK and preserves exemplary skills and craftsmanship."

Nus Ghani, MP for East Sussex & former Transport Minister

  • Did you know?

    The classic and historic vehicle sectors turn over £18.3B, with over £2B spent buying classic cars. Over £1B is spent on insurance and the sector generates £2.9B in tax - every year!

  • Did you know?

    A typical modern car in the UK travels around 7,200 miles per year, whereas a classic car on average travels just 1,200 miles - and the majority even less.

  • Did you know?

    There are over 3,000,000 classic and historic vehicles in the UK and over 700,000 owners of classic cars!