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The 2011 FBHVC Survey

PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 3:59 pm
by trw99
Recently posted and of interest:

The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs measured the value of historic vehicle related activity in UK in May 2011, working with the Historic Vehicle Research Institute (HVRI) ? by surveying individuals, the trade, clubs and specialist museums with a view to bringing data about the extent of the historic vehicle movement up to date.

The research programme looked into five main areas: economic value; employment; number and use of historic vehicles; social activity and concerns for the future. The title of the report, ?The ?4 Billion Hobby?, shows the overall headline result. Other findings include:

? ?4.3 billion overall value
? Nearly ?1 billion in exports
? Over 28,000 people employed
? 57% of businesses are over 20 years old
? 850,000 historic vehicles
? 82% of historic vehicles are used no more than twice a month
? Historic vehicle are responsible for less than 0.24% of overall traffic
? 68% of historic vehicles are valued at less than ?10,000
? 4.5 million person-attendances a year at events organised by FBHVC clubs
? 52% of traders expect their businesses to grow in next 5 years

See for full results.