I have been speaking to and corresponding with Charles Pestridge of Dick Lovett in Swindon regarding possibly getting 2 cars Classiche certified. He has been most helpful. When I called and asked if there was a need to get a car serviced at a Classiche Authorised Centre annually after it had been certified to uphold the Classiche status he replied that there was not, BUT as he was saying it he said he had better check. He came back to me and replied that yes there was now a requirement that a Classiche Certified car would now need to be serviced annually and inspected at the Classiche Authorised Centre. I brought up the fact that this would put many potential customers off applying for Classiche Certfication as not all classic Ferrari owners would want their car serviced at a Main Dealer as many have existing relationships at Ferrari Specialists such as DK Engineering etc and the cost of Main Dealer servicing would be an issue. Mr Pestridge's reply to this was very encouraging. He said that they at Dick Lovett are realistic and very competitive and that the servicing costs would be very much on par with other specialists outside the Main Dealer Network so good news there. Further to the above, Mr Pestridge has since informed me that there has now been an about turn by Ferrari Classiche and there will now be NO requirement to get the car serviced at a Main Dealer to uphold the Classiche Status and can be serviced elsewhere but the car will still have to be inspected annually at the Classiche Authorised Centre. When I asked about the cost of the inspection Mr Pestridge replied that Classiche haven't yet provided them with details of what needs to be inspected but couldn't see the time involved and charged for being more than a couple of hours work. The price he quoted was very reasonable.