The Indicator Report from Footman James

The Indicator Report

As one of the UK’s leading insurers of classic and historic vehicles, Footman James should have a pretty good idea of what the future holds for enthusiasts and their vehicles.

Encouraging the next generation of classic owners is one of our top priorities – and it’s also vital we listen to the interests, opinions, and concerns of the people who make our scene as great as it is.

We’re delighted to introduce the Footman James Indicator Report – a brand new deep dive into the current classic scene, which captures the state of the nation. Across three sections – Owners, Vehicles and Business & Environment – we’ve explored the changes experienced in recent history, as well as what the future may hold.

We’ve spoken to FJ clients, classic enthusiasts, industry experts and the general public, resulting in more than fifty pages of intelligence. From Top Gear’s Jason Barlow and Octane’s James Elliott to Pistonheads founder Dave Edmonston, the Indicator Report is packed with opinion... Even key OEM industry figures from Audi, BMW, Ford and Suzuki have their say.

But it doesn't stop there, as we'd love to hear from you. What are your thoughts on the classic industry and how it may evolve in the future? What do you think needs to happen for classics to continue to grow, thrive, and encourage future generations to 'go' classic?

Download the report below and let us know your opinions by emailing



The information contained in this report is based on sources that we believe are reliable and should be understood as general information only. It is not intended to be taken as advice with respect to any specific or individual situation and cannot be relied upon as such. This report does not necessarily reflect the views of Footman James.

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