Serving the Historic Motoring Fraternity Since 1971

The "Federation" in its various titles has been serving the interests of historic motorists in South Australia since 1971.

Starting with five foundation members, it now boasts more than a hundred member clubs from all areas of the State.

Meetings are held every two months, at the Combined Car Club's rooms at Clark Ave Glandore, starting at 7.30 pm on the third Saturday of the Month. Only nominated Club Representatives are permitted to vote and put motions at these meeting, but any interested club member who wishes may attend as a visitor and be sure of a warm welcome.

In 1991 the Federation successfully lobbied the government of the day for special registration for historic vehicles and in February 1992 Conditional Registration for Historic Vehicles was introduced. The Federation has a role in the administration of the system and arranges the printing and sale of the logbooks required by owners of historically registered vehicles.

The Federation is also, with the National Motor Museum, organiser of the Bay to Birdwood Run and Bay to Birdwood Classic.

Since 2001, when a tour to Canberra was oganised to participate in the Centenary of Federation celebrations, the Federation has organised a series of "Meet the Club Tours". The first of which went to the West Coast, meeting and socialising with Federation Member Clubs, along the way.In 2005, 98 vehicles travelled through the South East for about twelve days and in 2007 more than a hundred vehicles took part in a tour of the Mid North including visits to Mildura and Broken Hill. In 2009 we revisited the West Coast and included Yorke Peninisula, with about ninety vehicles taking part.These tours are proving very popular and the next tour in 2017 will travel to the Yorke and Eyre Peninsula

The Federations mailing address is
PO Box 703 Plympton SA 5038
or email