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Custom Car  |  No.530 Gasser Trick Surgery  

No matter what your political views, there’s no escaping the fact that, for the time being at least, the UK is a member of the European Union. That means we are obliged to abide by rules and regulations set by a group of
bureaucrats in Brussels.
The latest of their rulings, which may well affect all of us, is their
directive on Roadworthiness Testing legislation. The good part is that
this is a directive and not a regulation. That means it can be adapted
by member states for incorporation into existing legislation. It can
therefore be tweaked to suit – assuming the relevant governing body
can be arsed that is.
The bad news is the directive’s definition of a vehicle of historic
interest. Basically, this is defined as a vehicle manufactured or first
registered at least 30 years ago, and of a specific type that is no
longer manufactured. The crucial bit to us, however, reads: “…it is
historically preserved and maintained in its original state and has not
sustained substantial changes in the technical characteristics of its
main components.” If the vehicle conforms to these criteria, it will
not be required to undertake any form of roadworthiness testing. If it
doesn’t, it will be subject to testing. Quite what that will mean to us
in the long term is anyone’s guess, especially as we already have pre-
1960 MoT exemption.
Formal adoption of this new directive is scheduled for April 2014
(yup, next month), with member states then having up to 48 months
to incorporate it into their legislation. Don’t think for one minute that
means you’ve nothing to concern yourself about until April 2018
though, as that is the maximum permitted time frame. Any member
state could incorporate the legislation by the end of this year if they
so wish. The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs is committed
to campaign for the interests of their 550 member clubs to be taken
into account as the UK adoption of the directive moves forward. We’ll
let you know how they get on.
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Greetings from Finland. Wartsika Gassers car club.
Excellent magazine : Harry Reviewed 28 July 2020

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