REGULAR CLASSIC VEHICLE MEETS
Our last scheduled Thursday evening Classic Car Meet was on Thursday 7th September 2023. There are no more regular meets currently planned for 2023.However, if there is a spell of warm, dry weather, we may hold some unscheduled 'Last Minute Larry' Events in late 2023. To ensure you do not miss these, check our Events Page regularly to see details, or register your interest with us (see below.) ELECTRIC CARS LOSING VALUE TWICE AS FAST AS PETROL VEHICLES
The value of some of the most popular electric cars is depreciating at twice the rate of petrol cars, a new study has found.According to a new study, EVs on average will lose 51 percent of their purchase value from 2020 to 2023, compared to just 37 percent for petrol vehicles. This equates to a massive £15,220 loss for electric car owners, with petrol drivers seeing a decrease of £9,901. The data, from ChooseMyCar.com, used a comparison of new car prices three years ago compared to their value now. The higher the original purchase price of the car, the bigger the loss, with the Tesla Model S losing £25,000 in value in just three years - a 46 percent drop. However, entry-level EVs like the Nissan Leaf are also losing a massive amount of value in such a short space of time. The Leaf’s value dropped by £13,000 - or 58 percent - despite it being one of the most popular small EVs on the market. Other popular cars like the Hyundai Ioniq and BMW i3 saw large depreciation rates as well with 67 percent and 64 percent respectively. Nick Zapolski, founder of ChooseMyCar.com, said: “Our research shows yet another blow for EV owners, on top of many other issues that have come to light recently. ELECTRIC CARS MORE COSTLY THAN PETROL ON LONGER JOURNEYS
The cost of charging an electric car on the road has soared by nearly 60 per cent in eight months, making the vehicles now more costly to run on long journeys than petrol vehicles.Rapid charging points used by drivers of electric cars who need to top up on long drives, are now nearly £10 more expensive than filling up a car with petrol, according to the RAC. Public charging of electric cars is also more than double the price of domestic charging and finding somewhere to top up your electric car is nowhere as easy as just filling up with petrol. So the rush to “go electric” just does not make sense. NEW ELECTRIC CAR SHOCK !
More bad news for Electric cars. In Germany. VW insiders have said that demand for some of their EV range has ‘fallen to zero’Electric cars may make sense for some company car drivers as they are virtually tax free but many are no good for long journeys. The subsidies that launched electric cars are being lowered around the world and the demand is not being sustained. VW made 100,000 electric cars in 6 months but only sold 73,000. That’s a big stockpile of cars and batteries! -And one hell of a fire risk.
WHAT THE HELL IS IT? 18
What is this?No, it is not a Ferrari, a Jensen, a Bristol or even a Maserati. It is a Brasinca Uirapuru -which is not only something you have likely never heard of, but also a model whose name you will probably find it difficult to pronounce! Brasinca was a truck manufacturer building HGV vehicles. They wanted to show that they could build a luxury car too, hence the 'Uirapuru', which was originally named the 4200GT. Made in Brazil between 1964 and 1966, unfortunately, only 77 vehicles were made before production shut down. The car was powered by a 4.2 litre straight six engine with a triple carb set up. 'INSTANT' CAR MEETS
How many times have you been sitting at home when the bad weather that was predicted doesn't materialise, the sun is shining, the roads are dry and you wish there was a classic car meet taking place but none are planned?
Well now, there might be one!
Our 'Last Minute Larry' initiative will be operating on occasions when there is an unexpected good turn to the weather but no car events are taking place nearby.
When this occurs, some of us will get together for a quick "pop up" classic car meet at a local pub or venue.
To be part of this initiative, send your email address to: firstname.lastname@example.org, with "Last Minute Larry" in the subject box and we will keep you informed.
HOW GREEN IS GREEN?
New evidence shows there is no need to apologise if you are driving a classic car following the revelation that electric cars need to be driven for at least 50,000 miles before they become ‘greener’ than their petrol counterparts.That’s the message from a new report which looks at the amount of Co2 created through the vehicle manufacturing process. It claims that producing electric vehicles generates 63% more carbon dioxide than regular petrol vehicles. The study’s authors say the results prove that electric vehicles are no ‘silver bullet’ in reducing emissions and they suggest that the government would be better advised in seeking to focus on reducing emissions in the vehicle production process.
FREE PROBATE VALUATION
Depending upon where the vehicle is situated, we can carry out a free probate valuation of your family classic car.
Just send us an email to: email@example.com with details of the make, model and your contact phone number and we will get in touch