Bouncing back

Military Vehicle Market

Nigel Hay’s round-up of the military vehicle market

As autumn arrives, there has been a month of shows, both large and small, that have allowed military vehicle enthusiasts to get out and enjoy their hobby again. For those organisers who have had to cope with the new dynamics of keeping the events as safe as possible, well done – we thank you. The resurgence of events curiously coincided with an increase of vehicles coming onto the market in the UK. So, it looks like the hobby has bounced back into action – but not all over Europe.

Having twice postponed, Militracks has moved the September event to May next year. In France, where shows and events are generally much smaller and low key, the mandatory ‘passe sanitaire’ (proof of vaccinations) to enter or participate in some events (including even some street markets) has unfortunately proved too difficult for some organisers to comply with, and we have seen a string of events cancelled.

Wartime Jeeps continue to come up at £27,000 plus and hardly a few days go by without a call asking: “How much should I ask for my Jeep or how much should I insure it for?” Without seeing the vehicle, it is impossible to give anything more than a guide of a high to a low figure.

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