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Media Release from the Federation regarding changes to the Conditional Registration Scheme for Historic Vehicles
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Federation of Historic Motoring Clubs of South Australia Inc acknowledges
and supports the approval by the South Australian Government in amending
Regulation 15 of the Motor Vehicles Regulations 2010 to re-instate the rolling
30 year rule for Historic Vehicles, and the amendment of Regulation 16 to
allow vehicles with approved modifications to be included in the Conditional
Historic Vehicle Registration Scheme (CHVRS).
The CHVRS has been part of the Historic vehicle movement in South Australia since 1992 when the Federation of Historic Motoring Clubs in South Australia made representations to the Minister of the day on behalf of its member clubs. The Federation was successful in these representations to the Minister which resulted in the appropriate level of fees and charges made which reflected the reduced level of vehicle movements on our roads by Historic vehicles. At this time the Government and the Federation agreed that the Federation would partially administer the Scheme through the issue of Log Books.
In the meantime, a number of clubs with a proportion of membership which had modified vehicles, began representations to the Government for their vehicles to be included under the same CHVRS. This process was denied, however the Street Rod Federation was successful admitted to the scheme and their affiliated clubs recognised by Gazette notices from November 2012. The Modified vehicle fraternity through the Street Machine Association continued their cause. The Federation of Historic Motoring Clubs did not actively support them but did not discourage them either. Representations to the Government by the Federation of Historic Motoring Clubs insisted that any representations by the Street Machine Association in furthering their cause was not to prejudice the existing CHVRS.
Since then the CHVRS has been enhanced with a level of responsibilities placed on the Federation, Vehicle Clubs and owners by means of a Code of Practice. A renewed Code of Practice to replace the one dated 2012, will be drafted by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles and its new format will operate from 1 July 2017 with the support of the Federation of Historic Motoring Clubs SA Inc.
As from 1 July 2017, a rolling 30 year rule applies whereby vehicles manufactured up to 31 December 1986 will become eligible for the CHVRS in South Australia. On 1 January 2018 this date will change to vehicles manufactured up to 31 December 1987.
Member Clubs are free to make their own decision as to whether or not to accept Historic vehicles which are modified into their Club. This is may be through a Constitutional or Club By-law decision. There is no compulsion to the revised scheme and your Club may choose to continue under the present arrangement.
The Federation commends the new rules to your Club and shares the commitment to continually promoting and preserving the historic fleet in South Australia.
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