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  • CLASSICS ESCAPING INSPECTION

    CLASSICS ESCAPING INSPECTION

    Matt Bell on 17th June 2019

    Fears surrounding the consequences of MoT exemption continue to mount following new research commissioned by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs.

  • BRAKE-RELATED ACCIDENTS RISE

    BRAKE-RELATED ACCIDENTS RISE

    Matt Bell on 5th November 2018

    Analysis by Kwik Fit has revealed that the number of accidents in which defective brakes were a contributory factor in people being killed or seriously injured rose by 12.2 per cent from 2015-2017 with faulty brakes causing three casualties per day.

  • SUB-STANDARD CLASSIC CAR PARTS – A GREATER RISK THAN EVER?

    SUB-STANDARD CLASSIC CAR PARTS – A GREATER RISK THAN EVER?

    Glenn Rowswell on 21st September 2018

    Classic car owners could unwittingly be buying sub-standard safety-critical parts for their vehicles, as issues over quality and a lack of clarity regarding part numbers increasingly blights the industry...

  • BENTLEY CASE RAISES CONCERNS OVER MOT EXEMPTION

    BENTLEY CASE RAISES CONCERNS OVER MOT EXEMPTION

    Glenn Rowswell on 7th September 2018

    The debate over MoT test exemption for eligible 'historic' vehicles has intensified following damning evidence that the lack of annual testing has led to unsafe classics are being driven on the UK's roads.

  • MOT EXEMPTION RUNNING SMOOTHLY

    MOT EXEMPTION RUNNING SMOOTHLY

    Glenn Rowswell on 14th June 2018

    Fears that the system for taxing newly MoT-exempt vehicles would not be up and running in time appear to have been groundless. At the time of writing, the 40 year rolling MoT exemption has been in force for less than a week, and no significant problems have emerged with either online taxing or at Post Offices...

  • MOT-EXEMPT BRITISH CLASSICS IN THE EU

    MOT-EXEMPT BRITISH CLASSICS IN THE EU

    Glenn Rowswell on 4th May 2018

    The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC) has calmed fears that MoT-exempt vehicles of historic interest (VHI) will need special paperwork to use roads in the European Union.

  • MOT EXEMPTION PROCESS CLARIFIED

    MOT EXEMPTION PROCESS CLARIFIED

    Glenn Rowswell on 19th April 2018

    The DVLA recently calmed classic car enthusiasts’ fears regarding the MoT exemption process for historic vehicles...

  • CHANNEL ISLAND CLASSICS TO BE MOT TESTED?

    CHANNEL ISLAND CLASSICS TO BE MOT TESTED?

    Glenn Rowswell on 18th April 2018

    In an interesting twist to the ongoing MoT exemption story, historic vehicles in Alderney, Guernsey and Jersey might need to undergo roadworthiness testing after Brexit.

  • HISTORIC CAR MOT EXEMPTION DECLARATIONS COMING SOON

    HISTORIC CAR MOT EXEMPTION DECLARATIONS COMING SOON

    Glenn Rowswell on 23rd March 2018

    With historic vehicles set receive MoT exemptions from Sunday, May 20, it’s worth reminding ourselves of the new procedures owners will have to go through to get their car recognised as a Vehicle of Historic Interest (VHI).

  • MORE MOT CHANGES LOOMING

    MORE MOT CHANGES LOOMING

    Glenn Rowswell on 9th February 2018

    Further changes are coming to the MoT test from May 21, for those vehicles still required to take a test. Details are contained in the draft version a new amended tester’s manual which has just been published, though the Department for Transport...

  • MOT TEST CHANGES FROM MAY 21ST

    MOT TEST CHANGES FROM MAY 21ST

    Glenn Rowswell on 25th January 2018

    As had been widely publicised, most vehicles over 40 years old will, from May 20 onwards, be exempt from MoT testing. Part of the reason for this is to enable the test itself to become a better assessment of modern vehicles roadworthiness, and to enable test standards that are more appropriate to modern vehicles to be adopted...

  • MOT MISERY FOR MODERN DIESEL CLASSICS

    MOT MISERY FOR MODERN DIESEL CLASSICS

    Glenn Rowswell on 13th December 2017

    Owners of oil-burning emerging classics are facing a clampdown on diesel particulate filter (DPF) removal, according to new figures released by the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). Since 2014, almost 1800 motorists have been caught and fined – with more to come as modern diesel cars age...

  • WHAT DOES NEW CAR MOT EXEMPTION MEANS FOR CLASSIC CARS?

    WHAT DOES NEW CAR MOT EXEMPTION MEANS FOR CLASSIC CARS?

    Glenn Rowswell on 21st April 2017

    A second MoT consultation for new cars suggests the Department for Transport wants to deregulate roadworthiness testing further – despite reservations from safety groups and industry bodies. Soon, new cars could take their first MoT at four years old rather…