Classic Car Business is unique as we’re the only title dedicated to you, the people who work in the classic vehicle industry. For a long time, we’ve thought this huge sector has not had the recognition it deserves or warrants, which is why we’re here to be a focal point for everyone who earns their living from buying, selling, restoring, and preserving classic cars.
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|Cover Price: Free|
|Page Count: 36 pages|
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|Publisher: Stag Publications|
|For all classic trade professionals|
Classic Car Business Issue 01 2022
Another classic car magazine? Well, yes and no. Classic Car Business is unique as we’re the only title dedicated to you, the people who work in the classic vehicle industry. For a long time, we’ve thought this huge sector has not had the recognition it deserves or warrants, which is why we’re here to be a focal point for everyone who earns their living from buying, selling, restoring, and preserving classic cars.
The biggest asset the classic car world has are the people who help to keep these historic vehicles on the road. And the numbers bear this out, with the classic car industry valued at £18.3 billion by HERO-ERA’s research. It’s a vast sum of money that puts the classic vehicle sector way ahead of many others that routinely get much more publicity and attention.We can’t guarantee your business more publicity, but we will give it our full attention in Classic Car Business. If you have any news, ideas, or thoughts on the classic car world, I want to hear from you, so please get in touch on the email or phone number on this page.
While the classic sector has happily ticked along for decades without much change, there are forces at work we need to recognise and address. Issues such as the environment, fuel supply, safety, and even the legality of restoring cars are all under scrutiny. If the industry is to survive and thrive, it has to work together to have the loudest possible voice that can be heard all the way to the top of government.
We are fortunate to have bodies such as the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs and the Historic and Classic Vehicles Alliance to represent the concerns of the classic car world to key decision makers. The more support we can lend them, the stronger their powers of persuasion. Talking to Garry Wilson of the HCVA recently, he told the story of a government minister suddenly sitting up and demanding to know more when this MP heard how significant the classic industry is in size, scale and financial clout. Without that conversation, we would undoubtedly be further down the pecking order when it comes to decisions that will affect us for years to come.
This is where Classic Car Business has its role to play. We will keep you informed of what’s happening in the classic sphere in the magazine and online at www.classiccarbusiness.com where you will find daily news updates.
Thank you and enjoy this first issue.
Al Suttie, Editor
Classic Car Business is the only publication aimed specifically at the classic car sector. With more than 100,000 people employed in the industry in the UK alone and with an annual turnover of more than £18 billion, Classic Car Business delivers an unrivalled channel to communicate with the industry.