In The News

A digest of recent articles of interest from the national and international press.

Nus Ghani MP

'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. We should be looking for ways to help businesses find solutions to problems and, now more than ever, we should be making it easier – not harder - for reputable high-quality companies to serve their customers. In the current economic climate we certainly can’t afford to risk letting valuable jobs die. '

'The HCVA has my wholehearted backing.'

 MP for East Sussex MP, former transport minister

Philip Dunne MP

'The historic and classic car sector plays an important role not only in preserving heritage, but also delivering skilled jobs. I wish HCVA success as they look to address issues facing the owners, enthusiasts and the industry as we emerge from the impact of the pandemic and seek to re-energise the economy.'

MP for Ludlow, Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee

Professor Gordon Murray

‘It has always been important to support individuals, companies and organisations that preserve our Automotive Heritage. The restoration and preservation of classic cars keeps our rich history in the automotive sector alive for future generations. As we move towards electrification and ever more stringent regulations, in my view it will become even more important to support and protect our classic automotive heritage.’

Legendary Formula 1 designer

  • New classic car industry body launches.

    A group of leading industry figures has united to form the Historic and Classic Vehicles Alliance (HCVA) to protect the British classic car industry, which it says has an annual turnover of £18.3b. The group is calling on British politicians and regulators to use their post-Brexit independence to help grow this sector of the economy.

    Classic & Sports Car Editorial Team 25/05/2021


    Did you know?

    The classic and historic vehicles sector supports over 110,000 jobs - often highly skilled and well paid. There are also more than 650 Apprenticeships giving young people opportunities and maintaining vital skills into the future.

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    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.

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