2020 Club Survey

The closing date for the 2020 Club Survey has now passed and we are now currently analysing the results.

Further details will be published in due course

In the meantime, please view this video of Mike Brewer discussing the exclusive reveal of some of the research data with David Whale, FBHVC Chairman and Paul Chasney, Reseach Director at the virtual Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with discovery on Saturday 14th November 2020.


Thank you for agreeing to take part in the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs’, 2020 National Historic Vehicle Survey – Club Survey

You will be aware that the Federation 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 Worldwide through the Federation Internationale des Vehicules Anciens (FIVA).

The FBHVC seeks to engage politicians and persuade regulators to be mindful of all types of historic vehicle when they propose and implement new policies and rules. To do this effectively it is important for the Federation to work from a factual base and to be able to show how substantial and important the historic vehicle community is.

The Federation undertook an extensive National Historic Vehicle Survey in 2016 which showed that the movement is worth £5.5 billion to the economy each year and directly supports employment for over 34,000 people. It was planned that this survey would be updated in 2021 based on activities during 2020. In the light of the devastating effects of Covid-19 and the cancellation of so many historic vehicle meetings it has been decided to bring forward the survey to use 2019 as the base year. When you complete the survey please consider your answers in the context of activities undertaken in the year to December 2019.

The answers you give will be used to benefit the historic vehicle movement as a whole and will shape the future focus of the FBHVC acting on behalf of all its member organisations and historic vehicle enthusiasts.
In the survey, when we use the term ‘historic vehicle’ we are referring to all vehicles manufactured in 1990 or before, i.e. vehicles that are 30 years old or more.

The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. Please complete it at one sitting. If you do not have access to exact figures for some answers please use your best estimate.

Thank you for taking part and supporting the work of the FBHVC.


Closing date is 12 October 2020

If you found this page when you were looking for the National Historic Vehicle Survey – enthusiasts survey, please click here.

Help us to promote the survey

Spreading the word far and wide about the importance of completing the survey is essential to its success. As a historic vehicle club, business or enthusiast , you are ideally placed to help us by sharing the survey on your own social media. 

Please download the social media pack below, which will give you all the graphics, copy and links you need to add into your own e-Newsletters, Facebook pages, Instagram feeds and Twitter accounts to help us spread the word and ensure every corner of our community is properly represented. 

The media pack contains:

  • Copy for club magazines and eNewsletters
  • Copy for social media both long form and short form
  • Graphics for Facebook, Twitter and eNewsletters
  • Graphics for Instagram 

Download the media pack here


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