FBHVC – 2020 Enthusiasts Survey

The FBHVC Enthusiasts Survey is now open

What exactly is it I hear you say?

Every year, the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs runs a survey to assess the health of our hobby and measure if the financial benefit / impact of our hobby on related industries is in growth or decline.  It also uses this data to assist in its lobbying of government where legislation may be changing and to protect the interests of car enthusiasts in the UK.

You may remember this as the ‘cost of ownership’ survey in past times.  The headline figures are generally published in the Autumn.

Here is a little more info from the FBHVC – There is a link to take the survey at the bottom of the article.


This is a critical survey for the historic vehicle movement. The term historic vehicle is used to describe all vehicles that are 30 years of age or older i.e. 1990 or prior, and we are referring to cars, motorcycles, buses, coaches, lorries, vans, agricultural, steam and military vehicles.

Please consider this description when answering the questions.

The survey is being conducted on behalf of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs and aims to generate important insights on the sector. The answers you give will help shape the future for historic vehicles in Great Britain.

The closing date is 15 September 2020.

Importance of our Research

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 its member organisations and all enthusiasts.
If you do not have a vehicle within our definition above there are questions later in the survey for vehicles produced between 1991 and 2000.

The survey takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete depending on the answers you give. Please complete the survey in one sitting.
Prize Draw

On submission of your questionnaire, you will be given the opportunity to enter a prize draw to win one of the following prizes: a year’s Club Insurance policy to the value of £250.00 including IPT, courtesy of Peter James Insurance, one of three pairs of tickets for the 2020 Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery, Courtesy of Clarion Events or one of 15 display copies of the Federation’s historic vehicle chart.

Click HERE to Take Part In The Survey

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