Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC)
Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC)
Classic Car Hire World is pleased to announce that we have joined the FBHVC (Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs) as a Trade Supporter in order to help promote our industry sector with the main lobbying bodies in the UK and Europe.

 

The FBHVC is a grouping of over 450 Clubs and Museums together with some 1500 Trade and Individual Supporters. The aim of the Federation is to uphold the freedom to use old vehicles on the roads without any undue restriction and to support its member organisations in whatever way it can.

     

FBHVC, working with and through the international body, the Federation Internationale des Vehicules Anciens (FIVA), aims to monitor EU proposals in just the same way as it does with home-grown UK legislation.

   

The FBHVC are happy for Classic Car Hire World to disseminate relevant information to interested parties, as long as we attribute the information correctly, and have agreed that they will be happy for Classic Car Hire World to feed them information on the Classic Car Rental sector across the UK and Europe.  

 

Of specific interest to any Car Hire company in the UK is the information in their Newsletter No3, 2008 on the developing rules covering the use of classic cars as Private Hire Vehicles.

 

This is particularly relevant to any UK classic car hire companies that offer chauffeur services for weddings, school proms and other special occasions.  

 

 

Useful information from the FBHVC web site  

 

Over the years the FBHVC have commissioned research into the historic and classic car movement both in the UK and Europe and have published a number of interesting papers.     

 

 

 

 

Background to FBHVC (UK) and FIVA (Europe)  

 

FBHVC actively seeks information about legislative proposals that are likely to have an impact on the historic vehicle community. When necessary it campaigns to influence the decision making process to remove, or at least minimise, any adverse results.

 

European transport related legislation is mainly driven by two concerns: the environment and road safety. FBHVC takes the view that protecting the environment and improving road safety are laudable aims that should, in general, be supported. However, the EU Commission tends to take an all-encompassing approach towards legislation that can catch the minnow of historic vehicle use in the net intended to catch the whale of everyday motoring.  

 

FIVA employs a professional lobbyist to monitor the output of the EU commission. He reports to all European member organisations regularly and FBHVC takes a lead in responding to and countering potential problems.

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