Correcting Myths & Misconceptions
Simply put, we are creating a powerful voice for everyone who has an interest in protecting the future of classic and historic vehicles.
To do this, we are building a broad base of membership from across the industry, owners and the public. This will be our launching pad to engage decision makers and address those in power to ensure there is a viable future for all.
The foundations of our campaign
Heritage and history
The world of classic and historic vehicles celebrates heritage and craftsmanship at every level.
We are working to protect and preserve this great British industry for us all - and for generations to come.
Preserving jobs and skills
It's vital we ensure the 113,000 current jobs we support are protected and that we reach out to younger people, exciting them about the prospects of joining the industry.
By bringing in youth with fresh skills and outlooks we can get our sector fit for a bright future.
A sustainable industry
By remaking, reusing and repairing, this industry is the definition of sustainability - far greener than building and transporting new vehicles, even electric ones.
We work to ensure that this positive aspect of our sector is both recognised and celebrated.
A new standard
We intend to create a ‘kite mark’ for restoration and maintenance of historic cars, building trust and a common set of standards.
By ensuring exemplary safety while remaining faithful to tradition we’ll enhance customer confidence which can only help us all.
Driven by a common interest, our mission is to promote, support and maintain the long-term health and success of the sector.
Respect for authenticity and provenance.
Belief in excellence, craftsmanship and exemplary standards.
Passion for preservation.
Commitment to transparency and accountability.
To secure a sustainable future for jobs, businesses, craftsmen, enthusiasts and forthcoming generations.
To bring clarity, consistency and efficiency to: engagement with regulatory authorities; communications with Government, Parliament, media and the wider public in a post Brexit context; discussions with governmental and non-governmental bodies on environmental issues.
To correct myths and misconceptions and bring context and perspective to conversation around sustainability, building on the reports of HERO and the FBHVC.
Did you know?
The classic and historic vehicles sector supports over 110,000 jobs - often highly skilled and well paid. There are also just 650 Apprenticeships giving young people opportunities and maintaining vital skills into the future.
Did you know?
The classic and historic vehicle sectors turns over £18.3 Billion, over £2 Billion is spent buying classic cars, £1.08 billion is spent on insurance and the sector generates £2.9 billion in tax - every year.