The National Traction Engine Trust



The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs exists to ensure that we all continue to have the right to use our vehicles on the road - whatever their age.

It does this by lobbying politicians and government officials but it can only be really effective if it is armed with accurate information about the interests it represents, such as the number of people involved and the number of vehicles they own as well as the value the movement brings to the economy.

FBHVC’s last survey was in 2006, when the gross value of the movement was shown to be in excess of £3bn annual expenditure. This now needs to be brought up to date, so a new survey has been started.

We urge all our members to take part and to encourage their friends to do so as well: the more people who do, the more accurate the results will be, and the more accurate the results are, the better FBHVC will be able to protect all our interests.


The simplest way to participate is to go to and click the link to the survey. The link will open early in May and remain open until the end of July.

If you prefer to complete a paper questionnaire, please send a C5 stamped addressed envelope to FBHVC, Kernshill, Shute Street, Stogumber, Taunton. TA4 3TU


Separate questionnaires will be sent to traders, club secretaries and museums during April.


The results will be analysed during the summer, and results should be published in November.

04 Apr 2011