Association of Heritage Engineers launches ‘Playing Our Part’ Initiative
The Association of Heritage Engineers (AoHE) has launched a new initiative in collaboration with its members, AoHE trade specialists and supporters aimed at engaging with a wider public audience.
Many in the driven heritage and classic vehicle community have done their best to minimise their impact on the planet over decades, the community is already quite exceptional at recycling, repurposing, restoring and repairing. The AoHE feel that now is the time to share the community’s credentials more widely as well as demonstrating that we all realise the world is changing and we need to play our part moving forward.
Those involved so far include ‘tuning guru’ Iain Tyrrell, Coventry MotoFest and AoHE members the Vintage Sports Car Club, Classic Project Shop, Classic Performance Engineering, Blue Diamond Riley Services, The Classic Engine Workshop, TyreDox and Vintage Tyres.
Dominic Taylor-Lane Founder and MD of the AoHE said:
“As various political agendas move forward I feel it wise that we set and control our own rather than wait for any to be imposed and we certainly need to be both progressive and certainly not be seen as belligerent. AoHE is very privileged to have a number of high profile supporters from both politics and the media prepared to help us, providing our message is both level headed and in tune with what is happening.
As the initiatives title suggests, it is about encouraging those within our community, owners and businesses, to make classic vehicles as efficient, safe and ‘clean’ as they can be, that, on top of the data from the 2021 FBHVC survey detailing owner habits and spending, will I hope, make a compelling case moving forward for our place in a new future.
We aim to involve all our AoHE specialists in the initiative from those in engines and carburettors to tyres, oils and fuels.
We will also have the support of, amongst others, Iain Tyrell. His YouTube channel currently has 104k subscribers, over 6 million views, his videos on tuning in particular have really caught the public’s attention worldwide. This is not about sensationalism, but an attempt to the best we can be, responsible and aware of the public’s perceptions and concerns about our industry.
The initiative is open to all those AoHE members and supporters wishing to take part.’