DVLA could make huge change for car owners that will be a 'win-win'

The DVLA could introduce a huge change in driving licenses that will affect thousands of classic car drivers.

Many classic car owners are currently finding it difficult to enter certain vehicles in the DVLA database due to their age.

Cars found in barns or imported are hard to find, which can cause real problems for some owners.

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However, this could soon change as the Vintage Car Owners Representation works with the DVLA to make this easier.

The Historic and Classic Vehicles Alliance (HCVA) has worked with the DVLA to ensure that there are fewer problems with registering cars.

A spokesman said there was “a collective will” to produce “positive results” on the issues.

Garry Wilson, CEO of HCVA, said they understood the DVLA’s “unprecedented challenges” but were still aiming for a successful outcome.

However, he urged the owners to be “patient” despite aiming for some “short-term” victories. Guy Lachlan, director of HCVA, said the new changes are a “win-win” situation.

He said, “This is a significant step for the sector that is backing our Vehicle Registration Agency to help them support the sector, a win-win situation.

“We look forward to working with the DVLA, the RAC, the AOVC and the FBHVC on the critical actions.”

Classic car owners hope that in the future they will be able to register their cars quickly.

Karl McCartney, Member of the Transport Committee, spoke to Julie Lennard from DVLA back in July about some of the topics.

He said the classic car sector claimed working with the DVLA could be a “random process” while Ms. Lennard said that the approval of classic cars was a “controversial area” because of the “value of the vehicles”.

She added, “We have a lot of different user groups for really engaged specific stakeholders.

“I’m very happy to see again whether we have to do something very special for the classic car industry and the classic car market. I’ll be happy to take that with me.”

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