Classic cars remain popular despite push for a greener automobile

As governments around the world push for a greener automobile, many drivers wonder if classic cars will survive the next decade. Changes such as the introduction of E10 gasoline and multiple ULEZ zones could make it harder to own and enjoy classics.

However, according to Lee Masters, director of the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, classic vehicles are growing in popularity.

Ms Masters told “I think it’s actually the opposite. Classic car clubs used to be for the select few, however, we are now seeing the market grow, evolve and trends change for include an increased number of women and the younger population showing greater interest in owning or wanting to own a car.

“It’s safe to say that the types of classic cars change. What is a classic for one person may not be for another.

“Nevertheless, they all remain as something to be admired and bring a sense of nostalgia wherever they appear.”

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Mr Masters added that the festival, which runs all weekend, is the perfect place for classics lovers.

He said: “The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, together with Discovery+, is the biggest and best classic car show in the UK and the ultimate season finale for any classic car, bike and owner enthusiast. .

“This year, visitors can expect a fantastic array of classic car and motorcycle clubs, with over 3,000 vehicles on display and over 600 exhibitors.

“Plus, visitors can hear from industry insiders as they discuss the latest trends, must-have products, take part in interviews and showcase spectacular classic cars with a packed schedule on the live Discovery+ Stage, hosted by Mike Brewer of Wheeler Dealer.”

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He warned that driving a classic could become more expensive, but said they would only be used as a weekend car.

Speaking to Manor Park Classics, the TV star said: ‘When the car was invented we didn’t stop riding, did we?

“So I think it will become more of a hobby, which is not a bad thing.

“It’s billions of pounds for the economy, it’s a lot of jobs, a lot of tax revenue, so I don’t think the government is going to get rid of it.

“People who say it’s going to happen, I don’t think it’s going to happen in a hurry.

“I think we’ll be pushed into a corner where we’ll be happy enough as a little hobby.”

The Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery+, takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from Friday 11 November to Sunday 13 November.

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