Beware - Further Attempts By the EU To Meddle With Our Hobby

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Growler
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Beware - Further Attempts By the EU To Meddle With Our Hobby

Post by Growler » Fri Aug 24, 2012 8:36 pm

Guys,

Yet again, the EU is trying to meddle in our hobby and restrict us to keeping our cars totally standard:

http://fbhvc.co.uk/2012/08/23/eu-roadwo ... s-testing/

http://www.the-ace.org.uk/armageddon/

We all need to get vocal about this or we could be stuck with 13" steel wheels, cross-ply tyres and standard, inadequate brakes. Not to mention stock 260 engines!

No doubt it's another attempt at protectionism for the big EU vehicle manufacturers so that they can keep all the spares business for their vehicles.

Time for action methinks!!!!

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Post by meadowhog » Sat Aug 25, 2012 10:36 pm

Unworkable.

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Post by paulw » Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:39 am

Hi
I can not see how that can be done ,as most old cars the manafacturer has long gone so parts are not avalable,it will never work .

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Post by Tomaselli » Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:53 am

Unbelievable, and on the other hand they are removing the MOT requirement on pre-60 cars - and so, where and when do they monitor the new proposals??? and where is the logic in that chain of thought??

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Post by gvickery » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:40 pm

I see this Brussels nonsense is in the national media today:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ds-newsxml

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Post by martin172 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:05 pm

It was a while ago that I read the EU rulings, but IIRC it was aimed at modifications that make cars less safe than when they were new, so the modification industry and responsible car owners, classics included, have nothing to worry about.

I'm frankly shocked that the Daily Mail has taken a piece of news and sensationalised it.
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Post by Tim » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:22 pm

martin172 wrote:
I'm frankly shocked that the Daily Mail has taken a piece of news sensationalised it.
Absolutely... Quite out of character!

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Post by Tomaselli » Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:17 pm

Take it with a pinch of sale, Brussels from time to time comes out with a load of hogwash. Remember back in the nineties they wanted to ban 'powerful' moderns.

Too big a business for 'classics' and 'customisation' of cars to fail. Also, another element of freedom being taken away from humble honest tax paying folk who have nothing to gain.

It can never be regulated, unless imposed by legislation and the Insurance Companies have their hands forced.

...... now where did I put that 427 big block stroker :wink:

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Post by Tomaselli » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:25 pm

Well I be damned, a little common sense from our Transport Minister;

Bit of a result :D

Link to news item 17th Dec

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