THE BENEFITS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF

 

HISTORIC REGISTRATION

 

The CCCC has applied to become part of the Historic Registration scheme which applies in South Australia. Historic Vehicles are defined as vehicles manufactured

before a motor vehicle manufactured prior to 1 January 1979 and, which have not been modified from their original design to any significant extent. This can be further modified to state that the vehicle should not lose it’s historic integrity, i.e. period type modifications are acceptable. Any Kent engine block can be used in a pre 67 vehicles but Pinto engines are post 67 and not allowed.

 

The CCCC must appoint an official;

(a) who will be responsible for verifying and certifying as correct the details regarding the year

of manufacture and any relevant modifications to the vehicle, and certify the MR334 form,

(b) who will maintain a register of historic motor vehicles.

The official can not approve his/her own vehicle.

 

As of I JUL 98 Members of Motoring Based Clubs will be able to access the new Log Book system of concessional registration for vehicles manufactured before a motor vehicle
manufactured prior to 1 January 1979. The Historic Registration system applicable in S.A. has been put together by the Federation of Historic Motoring Clubs S.A. Inc.. 

It has not happened with out a lot of hard work.

It is a generous scheme, and anyone caught abusing the scheme will not be protected by their Car club or the Federation. Any one who wilfully abuses the scheme will have their Historic Registration privilege cancelled.

 

Whilst the owner of the vehicle applies for and is granted use of the Log Book scheme the responsibility for the vehicle on the road, and that includes it’s roadworthiness, and the “signing off” of the Log Book before the first use on any given day, rests, solely with the driver/rider of the vehicle. The vehicle can be used on any chosen 90 days in any registration year. The Log Book (cost $5.00) has a nominal three year life span and must be carried with the vehicle when it is in use. Historic registration lapses as soon as a person becomes un-financial in the Club that authorised the use of Historic Registration for that vehicle.

 

A separate Log Book is required for each vehicle used under the scheme and it must be used only for the vehicle that the Log Book is issued to.

 

Log Books are numbered sequentially and Club Registrars are required to maintain a permanent record of each Log Book issued showing to which member and for which vehicle it has been issued. If you follow the instructions given, lost or damaged Log Books can be replaced.

 

A vehicle on Historic Registration can not be used for fare, hire or reward.

 

A vehicle on Historic Registration should not be driven an public roads until the  driver/rider has recorded in the Log Book the particulars of the journey to be undertaken. The entry only needs to be brief, e.g. “City and Suburbs”, “to work and return”, or “Motorfest Milang Meander”. Each day of an extended Rally is to be entered separately so as to use up one line per day. All Log Book entries are to be made with a pen or biro, no pencils! The Log Book is to be presented an request to any Police Officer or Transport S.A. Inspector. If the entry is not made before the journey commences the usual penalties for driving an unregistered vehicle apply.

 

Log Books are not transferable. At change of ownership of the vehicle Historic Registration lapses and the new owner is required to obtain suitable registration.

 

Owners are responsible for annually obtaining certification of current Club membership in each Log Book and at the same time, submitting relevant vehicle registration certificates to the Club Registrar for endorsement.

 

An extension can be given at registration (on request and not before 1 Jul 98) for approval to move a vehicle less than 500 metres from your driveway for relocation of vehicles about your property.

 

Those owner’s who do not have their vehicle on Historic Registration and who wish to make use of the new scheme must get a “MR334 Form” properly endorsed by the Club Registrar and present that to the Motor Registration Branch along with their Registration application form. Once they get their registration certificate that must be presented to the Club Registrar for certification and the issue of the Log Book. That will take time, so plan ahead.

 

You must obtain a Log Book before anyone drives your vehicle on Historic Registration.

 

This is a simple “snap shot” of what is available. The Registrar of Motor Vehicles will shortly re issue the Handbook describing the Historic Registration Scheme and it is the responsibility of each owner, driver/rider to read and understand the scheme before making use of Historic Registration.

 

 

For the complete Code of Practice issued by the Government Department of Transport click on this Link.