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Motul joins classic car loan project

Date: Thursday 28 April 2022

Motul becomes the latest name to help young people experience, first-hand, running a historic vehicle thanks to the Classic Car Loan Project.

Motul is proud to have become the official lubricants partner for the UK’s Classic Car Loan Project. The global lubricant brand will supply oils and fluids for the project to help ensure that the cars that are loaned out to this year’s group of lucky youngsters can be well run and maintained.

The scheme is designed to encourage the next cohort of classic car enthusiasts to become owners and users of the cars, by letting them borrow a classic for a year.

There are more than 20 vehicles in the scheme this year, ranging from a 1987 MG Maestro, through icons of the 60s such as the Morris Minor and Vauxhall Victor, to pre-war legends such as the Austin 7 and even a 1929 Ford Model A Phaeton.

This month hearlded the ceremonial handover of the keys to the latest group of young classic car enthusiasts at the UK Motor Heritage Centre in Gaydon. The new crop of drivers ranges from 19 to 45 year-olds. They have a wide range of skills and backgrounds, encompassing everything from care roles, police officers, IT workers and even a flight despatcher, but they have several things in common - all are responsible, reliable and enthusiastic.

“Our new crop of drivers is just what you would look for if you were trusting someone with your car! Encouraging the next generation is high on the priority for car clubs and the whole classic car world,” enthuses Bob Wilkinson, who manages the scheme. “The Classic Car Loan Project is one success story in taking on this challenge. These young enthusiasts face the challenge, with support, of looking after a classic for a year. Looking after a classic obviously involves regular basic maintenance .....hence we are delighted to welcome Motul, with the breadth and quality of its product range, to our group of partner brands and organisations.”

Motul is the latest of a growing band of companies and organisations who support the Classic Car Loan project and joins Peter James Insurance, Longstone Tyres and King Dick Tools and the British Motor Museum at Gaydon, while there is further help and support from the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs.

Andy Wait, Head of UK Motul PCMO sales said,

“We are delighted to have become a partner of the Classic Car Loan Project. It ties in well with Motul’s ethos to support young motoring enthusiasts and, to have them actually experience living with and regularly using a classic car, is a fantastic initiative. We are proud to be part of making this happen.”