Don't quite know what to make of all this, ladies and gents . . .
Millions of modified and classic cars could be banned from the roads as meddling European Union try to shake-up MOT rules | Daily Mail Online
I've only recently become aware that many have given up resources, income, family time, etc, to warn of similar in the past - especially the "ACE" members and administrators and I salute you guys 'n gals for all that took - so sorry in being so slow off the mark and posting this so late in the day.
Is this the beginning of the end, or is there a way to protect our hobby and the valuable smaller industries that have always catered for creativity, period mods and custom stuff?
I understand there are comments that some 'official' bodies set up to represent classics / historics / resto-modding, etc, may have been asleep at the wheel - or possibly been fed misinformation??
I wonder how many aftermarket goodie manufacturers, specialist tuners, bespoke craftsmen panel makers, replica parts suppliers, etc, know this is looming at their workshop doors? It's my understanding that it could affect a multi-million pound industry . . .
Hard to believe that in joining a "free market economy" approx 40 yrs later we are at risk of being dictated to in this way.
Britain invented so much, exported so much, adapted to overcome, etc, and I bet a lot of that was because folks had freedom of thought and chance to exercise their creativity.
Heaven only knows most of the great inventions began by people tinkering in a kitchen, shed or workshop - I'm sure that applies to automotive stuff, too - part of the fun element of " . . . I wonder if that would fit ?"
I have no eureka answers; Am trying to think positively - just wondering your thoughts on if / how this affects the future of customs and classics?