Car which is 110 years old passes MOT

30th October 2012

The owner of a vintage car, which is 110 years old, had to pass its MOT as the vehicle's annual check-up came before November 18th, after which time pre-1960s automobiles will no longer require a certificate of roadworthiness.

The Lancashire Evening Post reported on the case of Miles Robinson's 1901 De Dion Bouton Vis-à-vis, which is set to take part in the London to Brighton car rally in November.

"If the [race] had been two weeks later I wouldn't have needed the MOT. The thing is, there's not much to check; no wipers or washers, no indicators and not much in the way of brakes either", Mr Robinson said.

According to the government, the decision to scrap MOTs for pre-1960s cars, which was announced in May, is aimed at reducing red tape and saving motorists money.

Roads Minister Mike Penning explained that the owners of such vehicles will still need to ensure their cars are "safe and in a proper condition to be on the road".

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