The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC)
The FBHVC is a national group of many clubs, associations and individual people who have an interest in, and care for, historic vehicles. That includes motor cars from the very beginning of the automobile to agricultural machinery, motorbikes, etc.
To understand the organisation better it is perhaps best to quote their own statement:-
“The FBHVC 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 (and through membership of Fédération Internationale des Véhiculés Ancien) in Europe.”
The FBHVC offers assistance to members on insurance in the same way as the ARCC, and looks at intended legislation, in both the UK and Europe to check that any proposed laws will not infringe upon the federations aims.
This is a very important role as some proposed legislation could unintentionally stop the restoration of vehicles to their original condition. Recent issues raised have included the cessation of the manufacture of certain paint finishes, and the fitting of day time running lights to all road vehicles.
The FBHVC were the instigators of “Drive It Day” which has become a very popular date in late April for many historic vehicle owners, and in particular Imp Club members.
For more information about the organisation please visit the FBHVC website where you can also read their informative newsletters.