Who are the FBHVC
The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs exists to uphold the
freedom to use old vehicles on the road. It does this by representing
the interests of owners of such vehicles to politicians, government
officials, and legislators both in UK and (through membership of
Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens) in Europe.
FBHVC is a company limited by guarantee, registered number 3842316, and was
founded in 1988.
There are nearly 500 subscriber organisations representing a total membership
of over 250,000 in addition to individual and trade supporters.
Details can be found at www.fbhvc.co.uk or sent on application to the secretary.
Monday 18th April 2017
Department for Transport (DfT) Guidance on Substantial Change of Historic Vehicles.
Please see our attached press release in relation to the information released by DfT this morning on Vehicles of Historic Interest (VHI): Substantial Change Guidance.
The link to the DfT announcement is included in the document attached and also below.
Thursday 6 April 2017
FBHVC gets Government go ahead for new Trailblazer apprenticeship
The directors of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) are delighted to announce that they have received confirmation today from the Department for Education that they can proceed with their development of a Heritage Engineering Apprenticeship under the new Government Trailblazer arrangements which came into force on 1 April this year.
Thursday 9 January 2017
Dear Historic Vehicle Enthusiast
In this months FBHVC news they look at legislation, DVLA, roadworthiness tests and a variety of other articles so why not download this latest copy of the FBHVC news
Wednesday 7 December 2016
Dear Historic Vehicle Enthusiast
The Federation is pleased to announce that the full report on the results of the 2016 National Historic Vehicle Survey is now available.
The report is in pdf format and can be downloaded from the Federation's website (www.fbhvc.co.uk). A link can be found on the Federation's home page or by going to our site's Research pages by clicking HERE.
The full report provides a wealth of data for anyone interested in the historic vehicle movement. I would encourage you to have a look and share it with your friends and members of your historic vehicle clubs. (For those who find the detail in the full report too daunting the summary report will continue to be available on the Research pages of the Federation's website!)
May I also take this opportunity to wish you the compliments of the season. Hopefully we will all have an opportunity to enjoy our historic vehicles over the holiday period.
The Federation will be launching further research projects in 2017. I hope we can count on your support to help us ensure we can all continue to enjoy 'yesterday's vehicles on tomorrow's roads'.
Opportunity of a Lifetime for 12 Apprenticeship Seeking Young People
Friday 27 August 2015
announced today (1 September) that North London Garages Automotive Academies is
to be the nominated training provider for London and the Home Counties for the
Federation of British Historic Vehicles Clubs (FBHVC) Apprenticeship in
Historic Vehicle Restoration. This means that the search is now on for 12
aspiring apprentices to join the course in October this year. The course, which
covers Level 2 of the apprenticeship over a two year period is a combination of
hands-on experience in the workshop and theory in the classroom and because
students are placed within a business as well as attending college, they earn a
wage while they learn. This means the search is also on for restoration
businesses interested in taking on apprentices who commit to the course. As the
apprenticeship has Ofqual accreditation the Government has made available cash
incentives for these businesses.
delighted that North London Garages have adopted our apprenticeship programme”,
commented FBHVC trade and skills director, Karl Carter, “clearly having a
skills provider in the capital is a very significant step forward for the
London Garages Automotive Academies are a renowned training provider in the
automotive sector delivering a variety of high quality programmes. They have
four centres, Enfield (north London), Beckton (east London), Uxbridge (west
London) and Watford (Hertfordshire) so depending on demand for the course they
have the capacity to roll it out across the whole network. In addition they
have been contracted by world famous Rolls-Royce restorers, P & A Wood to
recruit and train their next generation of technicians and craftsmen. A cohort of
12 apprentices will begin training shortly exclusively for P & A Wood.
For further information contact Geoff Lancaster, FBHVC communications director, on 07860 562659.
Potential applicants should call John Pitchforth on 020 8805 6967 or mobile 07973 425276.
Drive It Day
21 April 2013
It Day encourages our 500-plus club members and supporters plus other
historic vehicle enthusiasts to use yesterday’s two, three, four or
more wheeled vehicles for a day to celebrate the UK’s transport
heritage at its finest. All owners of historic cars are encouraged to
take to the roads on the 21 April to demonstrate how many historic
and interesting machines are still on the road today.
FBHVC members already have planned to make the most of this day by
using the public roads, meeting at local venues, places of interest,
including museums such as Beaulieu, National Trust and heritage
properties, transport cafes, like the Ace, local beauty spots or even
FBHVC team will be attending a number of the many events. In
particular they will have an attendance at the Heritage Motor Centre
in Gaydon, which is home to the world’s largest collection of
British historic cars. Centrally positioned Gaydon would make a good
start point, intermediate waypoint to visit en-route, or an excellent
location to finish a day’s run.
support of Drive it Day, the Heritage Motor Centre will offer a
special admission price of £5 for museum entry for those arriving in
historic vehicles. In addition a discounted rate will be offered for
the Land Rover Experience. This is a ride, as a passenger, through
the steep and twisting multi-terrain track, either in a modern
Discovery or an early Series III.
all classic vehicle enthusiasts
around the world, including the FBHVC,
of how the
knowledge to repair and
retained for the future.
achieve this aim
the FBHVC, and the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens
with its 70
are undertaking a
of enthusiasts and owners
motorcycles, commercial and military vehicles etc. to
this survey in the first half of 2013. The
takes a few
to complete and
helping to maintain
your freedom to use yesterday’s vehicles on tomorrow’s roads. The
as a reference during
discussions in the future to
So please either enter http://tinyurl.com/8cpqxvf
FBHVC Press release September 28th 2012 (this is about the EU Roadworthiness Testing directive, E10 petrol and a lot more)
FBHVC Press release August 23rd 2012 (this is about the EU Roadworthiness Testing directive)
FBHVC Press release April 13th 2012 (this is the test results on
StabilityAdditive Test Results)
The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) is pleased to
announce the results of its fuel stability additive test programme.
This research was designed to test the anti-corrosive properties of
proprietary additives claiming to provide a high level of protection
against potential corrosion of fuel systems, including tanks,
pipework and fuel metering equipment on historic vehicles caused by
the addition of ethanol into petrol.
FBHVC Press release March 2012 (this is concerning the latest news on Ethanol)
FBHVC Press release Feb 2012 (this is concerning the new MOT regulations )
FBHVC Press release 23th Dec 2011 (this is concerning the Additive testing programme for protection against the effects of
Ethanol in petrol)