Protecting the Future of our Past
If you love classics, are a passionate believer in our industry and want to play your part in protecting it, then the HCVA offers you a unique opportunity to be heard.
If you think you would regret it if our sector was to wither and future generations were denied the opportunity to enjoy classics and pursue careers working with them, then joining HCVA is a way to help stop that happening. Better to help shape decisions than try to reverse them after they've been made.
For Trade & Industry
The challenges our industry is now experiencing and those coming down the road fast are serious - and in many cases could lead to job losses and business closures.
We have created this non-profit organisation for a single purpose - to do everything that can be done to protect the future for us all. Our insights, expertise and advice will keep members ahead of the curve on upcoming developments, helping them stay fully informed.
Owners, Enthusiasts and the General Public
Classic vehicles bring untold pleasure to millions of drivers and supporters but the freedom to carry on enjoying this popular pastime is in jeopardy.
Misunderstandings about their impact on the environment, confusion about rules after Brexit and other issues mean this is a time for urgent action. This is not just a hobby for the well-heeled - this is a key part of our heritage that is enjoyed by people of all ages and from all walks of life.
Direct Industry Members selected from the following categories:
Established Dealers, Marque Specialists, Established Restorers, Specialist Bodyshops, Trim Specialists, Parts Specialists, Specialist Engineering, Competition Preparers, Importation and Registration services, Specialist Transport, Specialist Vehicle Storage
Industry Supporting Members selected from the following categories:
Specialist Auctions, Historic Racing & Rallying Event Promotors, Classic Tours, Concours & Events, Magazines & Media, Publishing, Marketing & Promotion, Specialist Insurers and Asset Finance
Why should I join?
For Trade & Industry
The challenges our industry is now experiencing and those coming down the road fast are serious - and in many cases may lead to job losses and business closures. We have created this non-profit organisation for a single purpose - to do everything that can be done to protect the future for us all. Our insights, expertise and advice will keep members ahead of the curve on upcoming developments, helping them stay fully informed as they build and refine business plans.
Aside from our campaigning work we are also working to increase customer confidence in our industry - reliable common standards, effective consumer protection and a code of conduct. Vehicle owners will see the benefits of dealing with HCVA member businesses. So joining is a sensible and pragmatic response to what we are all facing. We’re taking our futures, and the prospects of generations to come, in our hands.
For Owners & Enthusiasts
Adding your voice helps protect the diverse network of people, businesses and jobs that is the British classic and historic vehicle sector. If you enjoy attending events as an owner or spectator and want to ensure you will continue to see classics on the roads then you can help by making your voice heard.
We also plan to run exclusive events and we will keep you informed with what is happening with our mission. And when we succeed you'll know that you have done your bit to protect such a key part of our heritage.
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.