FBHVC Quarterly Magazine re-named ‘Historic’

Published: 04/03/2024

 The magazine of the Federation of Historic Vehicle Clubs has a new title – Historic. The magazine is distributed to member organisations and individual supporters four times a year and is packed with information from the Federation’s membership of over 500 historic vehicle clubs and 250,000 historic vehicle enthusiasts.

The Federation’s primary purpose has always been to maintain the freedom of historic vehicle owners to use their vehicles on the roads of the United Kingdom whenever they so wish, and this they have successfully achieved for the past four decades. 

A key way of recording the threats, challenges and successes in continuing that work is achieved through detailed communications. In a world with, quite rightly, an increasing focus and importance on digital platforms, the Federation believes there is still a place for detailed content in print. 

However, the new branding also allows the Federation to repurpose its content across multiple digital platforms – all presented under the new, all-encapsulating and recognisable ‘Historic’ title.

The Federation protects all mechanically propelled historic vehicles more than 30 years old; cars, motorcycles, buses and coaches, lorries and vans, all types of agricultural machinery, military vehicles and steam vehicles. So, there is bound to be lots of content to interest you! 

The Federation has a unique relationship with the All-Party Parliamentary Historic Vehicles Group which ensures cross-party representation in both the House of Commons and House of Lords. The Federation also maintains a close working relationship with DVLA, the Department for Transport, The Heritage Alliance and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. 

The latest news, consultations and developments with all these authorities that have such a dramatic and wide-reaching effect on the historic vehicle community can be found in Historic Magazine as well as fascinating articles and news from the Federation’s four groups of membership. 
Historic Magazine’s Editor Andrew Fawkes said, “This is something of a historic day for Historic – the magazine of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs. We think the title rolls off the tongue a little easier and, more importantly, it does what it says on the tin.

"The FBHVC represents the interests of the Historic vehicle movement - cars, motorcycles, buses, coaches, lorries, vans, military, agricultural and steam vehicles – and our new magazine title makes that very clear.”
The first issue of Historic began its distribution to members on 1 March 2024 and can also be read online via the members’ area of the Federation’s website at

How do you get a copy? Well, the Federation offers four categories of membership: Clubs and Associations, Museums and Collections, Individual Supporters and Trade Supporters. You can join online at:  

About the FBHVC:

The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs 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 Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens) in Europe.

There are over 500 subscriber organisations representing a total membership of over 250,000 in addition to individual and trade supporters. All our directors operate in a voluntary capacity supported by our secretary.


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