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Re: [Mgs] UK Government not planning to ban old cars

To: "Richard Gosling" <>, "MG List"
Subject: Re: [Mgs] UK Government not planning to ban old cars
From: "Hans Duinhoven" <>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 18:52:43 +0200
These might be plans, but.....
Several German cities already have banned cars of a certain age or older.
Some of these might lift the ban for real classics - please don not start a 
flame over this subject over what the definition of a classic is.
Also our capital Amsterdam have some nasty plans banning older cars, because 
these "pollute".
There already is a very strong opposition by classic car owners - many of 
these people come from the artistic circuit - there are loads of old 
Volvo's, Citrokn's, etc. around there, so the lobby against this is growing.

Let the classic force be with us!


71 BGT

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard Gosling" <>
To: "MG List" <>; <>
Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 5:01 PM
Subject: [Mgs] UK Government not planning to ban old cars

> Someone somewhere obviously got concerned that UK or European legislation
> was on the verge of banning classic cars, and started a petition on the
> Prime Minister's website to stop this happening.  Here's the government
> response:
> Basically they say that last year they investigated the idea of creating
> incentives for scrapping cars that don't comply with more recent emissions
> legislation, and decided it wasn't a good idea, for various reasons
> including the environmental cost of scrapping loads of cars and building
> loads more to replace them with.  So there are no plans to ban anything.
> They don't deny that Edinburgh City Council may be going to ban old cars
> from the city centre, but say that is entirely Edinburgh Council's 
> business
> and nothing to do with the government.
> We can all rest easy tonight thanks to our governments re-assuring words
> (unless we plan to drive into Edinburgh).  In fact I'm tempted to drive to
> Edinburgh in Sammy this weekend, just to show my disapproval!
> Richard & Sammy ('73 Black Tulip BGT, RIP Daffy the '78 Inca Yellow
> Spitfire)
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