Last week, the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs announced its three – year partnership deal with Motul, a vehicle lubricant manufacturing company. The two organisations have teamed up in the interests of innovation; with the shared aim to secure the future of lubricants for historic vehicles.

This represents an exciting time for the classic vehicle world. The FBHVC has been instrumental to the preservation and continued use of historic vehicles and represents more than 500 of the UK’s classic vehicle clubs, museums and over 250,000 enthusiasts. Motul is highly regarded in the transport industry and has overseen the manufacture of hundreds of products designed for the protection and upkeep of cars and motorcycles.

When asked why the Federation had chosen Motul to partner with, FBHVC Chairman David Whale said: ‘Motul has such passion, and that obvious commitment to the future of historic vehicles will prove powerful for us all in their role as Official Lubricant Partner to the FBHVC.’

As part of Motul’s commitment to heritage preservation, the company offer a specialist line of products with the purpose of restoring classic vehicles; such as the ‘Motul Classic 20W-50’ lubricant. Furthermore, their presence at both the Goodwood Revival and The Classic at Silverstone was beneficial to both motorists and the public, as they set up oil- testing sites and offered advice on the lubrication of classic engines. 

This made the company a perfect fit for the FBHVC, who played a huge role in lobbying for exemptions from policies like ULEZ, working to ensure that classic vehicles can remain on the roads.

This year has seen the advancement of the ULEZ zone and the introduction of E10 as the standard petrol grade. While these changes represent progress in reducing emissions, they have left classic car owners concerned about the maintenance of their vehicles.

The collaboration between the FBHVC and Motul shows a commitment to the protection and preservation of historic vehicles. It is hoped that through this partnership new and inventive products can be created with this goal in mind.

For more information on the partnership, check out the FBHVC’s and Motul’s announcements.

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