The Federation of British Historic
Vehicle Clubs exists to 'uphold the freedom' for all enthusiasts to use
their historic vehicles on the road and enjoy them. We do this on a very
limited budget, under £100,000 per annum. Our funds come from three
Clubs and collections
- 85% of our budget comes from almost 500 clubs representing around
- 10% of our budget comes from traders whose livelihood depends upon the
historic vehicle movement or from individuals who recognise the
importance of our work and want to be a part of it.
- such as authenticating vehicles for competition or registration
purposes makes up the balance.
interests by means of:
- To keep abreast of legislative developments.
the information necessary to enable us to respond quickly and
effectively to those developments.
Lobbying - To ensure MPs, MEPs, and government agencies are aware of the
interests of those who keep older vehicles.
Publicity - To
keep subscribers informed of any measures that might result in unfair
treatment for old vehicle owners.
This work is undertaken by a team of
some 20 volunteers whose experience spans the whole range of the
historic vehicle movement as well as experts on fuels, legislation,
events, and heritage. The team is supported by a professional secretary
who looks after the routine and background administrative work.
Member clubs are
entitled to receive copies of our bi-monthly newsletter, have access to
our club insurance scheme and legal helpline, free website listing and
links, and access to our team of experts.
Without your support we could not
exist - and the more clubs we represent the more weight our views carry
in government circles.
The FBHVC is a member of the
Federation Internationale Vehicules Anciens (FIVA) an international
organisation representing over 1 million individuals worldwide. FIVA
fund a professional lobbyist in Brussels to monitor legislation which
may affect the historic vehicle movement in the EU.
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