Research

Economic and Cultural Research Projects

Motorbase are proud to be associated with the Historic Vehicle Research Institute.

HVRI has been researching the nature of the historic vehicle movement over the last decade, including the largest ever investigation into the economic, social and cultural impact generated by interest in historic vehicles.  This was carried out in 2006 on behalf of the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens. The investigation focused on the EU and drew its evidence from eleven countries. 800,000 questionnaires were distributed to individual club members, trading companies and vehicle clubs.  The results showed that in 2006, enthusiasm for historic vehicles was worth €16 billion across the EU, of which UK contributed over £3 billion.

Since then, HVRI reviewed the UK historic vehicle movement again in 2011 when it found the value had increased to over £4 billion, and has been carrying out various studies to study the financial benefits that historic vehicle events can bring to local communities.

If you wish to learn more about HVRI’s research or to see pdf copies of the reports they have published since 2006 please click go to their website.