The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC)
The FBHVC exists to uphold the freedom to use historic vehicles on the road. It does this by representing the interests of owners of such vehicles to politicians, government officials, and legislators both in the UK and (through the Federation Internationale des Vehicules Anciens) in Europe.
There are over 540 subscriber organisations representing a total membership of over 250,000 in addition to individual and trade supporters.
All the FBHVC directors operate in a voluntary capacity supported by a secretary.
The FBHVC exists to maintain the freedom to use all historic vehicles in the UK.
In support of that aim the FBHVC work to monitor both proposed legislation and regulation and the operation of existing legislation and regulation to promote and protect the right of enthusiasts to use and maintain their historic vehicles on the road. The FBHVC legislation team which works with the legislative bodies of the worldwide FIVA and participates in several FIVA commissions. This is especially important having regard to the European dimension of much proposed UK legislation.
The Federation has been at the forefront of research into historic vehicle activity for over 20 years.
The FBHVC strive to influence politicians and the media at home and in Europe so they may argue our case and thus help support and maintain our current freedoms. The best way of exerting that influence is to demonstrate the historic vehicle movement’s contribution at international, national and local levels. The FBHVC research projects are aimed at providing up to date facts and figures to do just that.
The FBHVC also have a Heritage, Culture & Museums team that focus on establishing historic vehicles as cultural items and in turn demonstrating the cultural and economic impact of the historic vehicle on society.
There is also a Trade & Skills department whose purpose is to work with trade partners to ensure the necessary resources are available to preserve and maintain historic vehicles and to ensure the skills associated with historic vehicles are identified, preserved and passed to future generations to generate employment