FBHVC National Historic Vehicle Survey 2016

Monday 24 October 2016

The summary report on the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Club’s 2016 National Historic Vehicle Survey is now available.
To download a copy of the summary report, visit the Federation's website
FBHVC Director of Research, Paul Chasney said, “We hope that you will find the results of the survey both interesting and thought provoking.  If you would like to read more about the research a detailed report will be published at the end of November and will also be available on the Federation's website. Enjoy your historic vehicles.”

The 2016 Summary Report
The objective of the 2016 National Historic Vehicle Survey is to provide an update to the 2011 report and to create a new and fresh valuable resource to the industry.
It is hoped that its findings will stimulate understanding of the sector across a range of important stakeholders including government and politicians, international partner bodies, together with historic vehicle enthusiasts and interested members of the British population.
The report includes a very detailed picture of national interest in historic vehicles, as well as an exploration of historic vehicle characteristics and owner spending patterns together with an update on employment trends and employer perspectives towards the sector.
The FBHVC Research Programme
The purpose of the Federation’s on-going research programme is to support the primary objective of upholding the right to use historic vehicles on the road without either restriction or need for modification, thus keeping yesterday’s vehicles on tomorrow’s roads.

We need 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 Federation has been at the forefront of research into historic vehicle activity for over 20 years.

Would you like to join the research group?
Over 13,000 individuals took part in the survey and almost 5,000 volunteered to join our research group to take part in future Federation research projects.

If you would like to join the Federation's research group, send an email to and we will add your address to the list of enthusiasts willing to take part in future projects.

Help the FBHVC represent all enthusiasts and owners to 'keep yesterday's vehicles on tomorrow's roads'.