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The Historic Registration Committee 2013
Back Row L to R
Neil Stagg, Rodger Polkinghore, Dean Hosking, Wayne Hough, Peter Coulson, Trevor Praite, Tony Freckelton, Arthur Ruediger, Hugh Webber, Ian Denny, David Fairbrother, Geoff Goode.
Front Row L to R
Geraldine Hough, Lyn Stagg, Dee Denny, Raelene Semmler, Helen Praite.
CONDITIONAL HISTORIC VEHICLE REGISTRATION – REMAINDER OF THIS YEAR (2017)
For the remainder of this year, if you continue to register your car on Conditional Registration you are not required to present your new registration papers for updating our records nor are you required at this time, to have your new registration paper stamped by the Club. Simply update your log book with the new dates. Use the space on the left of the “Commencement Date” and “Expiry Date” fields to write in the new dates in the current membership year. However, please remember to bring your new blue registration papers and proof of payment to the log book update period for the next membership year to the clubrooms (when making a subscription payment in January/February) or when a new log book is required, whichever comes first.
If you require a new log book during the year (and re-inspection), please come to the clubrooms on or before the date shown in red at the top of your log book, on one of the scheduled inspection times, from 10am to 12 noon on the second or fourth Saturday of the month until December. In December it will take place on the first and second Saturdays. Remember to bring the blue registration papers, proof of payment and your old log book for cancellation.
On a completely different topic, sometimes adversity can bring out some good. At Crafers, on the night of the last month’s T-register outing, a drive to Alan Golding’s place at Murray Bridge, I suffered what is politely called a “show stopper”. Some know this sort of incident by other names, none of them pleasant or worthy of mentioning, so I won’t.
Anyway, upon pulling the starter knob I heard a weird noise, a sort of groan. Pulling the knob again, a sound of tin dinner plates being rapidly struck, emanating from under the bonnet. A couple of members rushed over to see what had happened and to offer advice. No it wasn’t the fan against the radiator or some foreign object. Nor the clutch either. It was in fact, the restraining spring that hides within the starter motor pinion gear. This spring normally holds back the pinion from the ring gear immediately the engine starts, at the top of the spiral drive. Mine failed this important step as the spring had broken and with the pinion gear bouncing on and off the ring gear on the engines flywheel, made the car undriveable. I might add, breakage of this spring is a rare event, thank goodness.
So what to do? Climb under the car and remove the starter motor or call the RAA? I weakened as night was falling and called the RAA. Two hours later, we were home again in North Adelaide after a nice ride home in a tow truck.
The question is, can something be done to get out of having to call for a tow? Obviously, removal of the starter motor would help, but can it be pulled out without removing the oil filter on an MGA? If that is required, it presents a major issue for one stranded on roadside. I will report back on that procedure when I remove the starter at home.
However, there is a “work around” if you have on hand 18 inches of fine wire. From underneath the car, with a wire formed in a “u” shape, you can loop the shaft in front of the pinion gear and pull it back and then tie it off around the rebound spring at the end of the shaft. Problem solved. You just need a push or use of the starting handle and you’ll be back on the road going to wherever you were intending to go, without the embarrassment of having to wait for a tow truck to bring you home!
From adversity, comes the fix: agile use of a piece fine wire; make sure you carry some (along with overalls), it could be useful when you least expect it.
Club Registrar for the Conditional Registration Scheme
Update Apr 2016
From the Historic registration Committee;
ANNUAL LOG BOOK UPDATES
By now, you should have renewed your club membership and had your log book/s updated by the Historic Registration Committee.
If you have not done this, you are unfinancial and not permitted to drive your Conditionally Registered vehicle/s (historic registration).
Heavy penalties apply.
All enquiries regarding Historic Registration are to be directed to;
Geoff Goode, ph: 8267 3740 or Arthur Ruediger, ph: 8353 1870.
THE CODE OF PRACTICE for the CONDITIONAL REGISTRATION OF HISTORIC AND RESCRIBED LEFT HAND DRIVE VEHICLES.
Handbooks can be down loaded from the SA Gov Web site using the following link,
There is also 2 copies of each, available for you to read in the Clubrooms.
IMPORTANT NOTICE ----- PLEASE TAKE NOTE
BLUE REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE
Part 6.5.1 of the Code of Practice for Conditional Historic Registration requires that when an authorised person issues a log book for the initial inspection or for the three year re-inspection, the serial number of the log book must be entered on the current blue registration certificate for the vehicle, together with the date of issue and the club’s stamp. The authorised person must also sign the certificate.
If registration renewal occurs within the club’s financial year, you are required to update your log book when the renewal has been paid. Enter the dates in the forth coming year.
Therefore, as the vehicle owner, you are required to present your current blue registration certificate, for endorsement as above, as well as show proof of payment and expiry date (in the form of a receipt) along with the mandatory Statutory Declaration, for all inspections and for the annual membership log book update. The authorised person will stamp, enter the log book serial number, date of issue and sign the blue registration certificate.
PRODUCING ONLY AN EZYREG ‘CHECK REGISTRATION EXPIRY DATE’ NOTICE IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.
In summary, your blue registration certificate should be produced for endorsement for log book update (January-February) and for your 3 year re-inspection time.
Geoff Goode and his team run the historic registration activity for the club, covering cars that meet the following conditions. The Registrar of Motor Vehicles recognises only cars that were built prior to 1979. South Australian vehicles, not yet registered as historic, must currently be registered in South Australia prior to applying for historic registration.
Vehicles currently registered in SA under the Conditional Registration Scheme as a historic vehicle, can be transferred to a new owner by issuing a new log book provided the vehicle passes re-inspection. Vehicles from interstate must be inspected and approved by Regency Park Vehicle Inspection and the certificate number entered on the Historic Registration Check List form.
To gain historic registration the member must be and remain a financial member of the club throughout the life of the vehicle registration. A historic registration officer will conduct an inspection of the vehicle and make sure that it complies with all of the "Code of Practice" requirements set out by Transport SA.
If the vehicle complies with the above conditions, logbooks are issued and registration papers are endorsed.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR OWNERS WITH VEHICLES ON HISTORIC REGISTRATION
With the introduction of EZYREG, the new system for registering your historic vehicle, you have several options as to how you pay, via the internet, by mail, by telephone, BPay or in person at a SA Customer Service Centre or Post Office. When you visit the Clubrooms for a logbook renewal or updating, we will require documented proof, in the form of a printed receipt or a “Check Registration Expiry Date” form that shows you have reregistered your vehicle for a set period. It is important that you choose a method of payment that will give you printed documentation. A hand written receipt is not proof that the fee has been paid. Failure to produce the necessary documentation will delay your renewal.
No matter how you pay for your registration, you can print a payment receipt via EZYREG, using CHECK REGISTRATION EXPIRY DATE.
If you do not have a computer, pay your registration at a Post Office. They will issue you with a detailed receipt (much quicker than a SA Service Centre).
THE ONUS IS ON YOU TO PROVIDE A RECEIPT
CHANGES TO VEHICLE ELIGIBILITY
Changes to eligibility for Historic Registration occurred in March 2012. These changes stated that vehicles built after 31st December 1978, will not be accepted into the scheme. Any vehicle built after that date, (1979, 1980, 1981, 1982) and was already covered by the scheme prior to March 2012, can remain in the scheme, whilst you retain ownership of the vehicle.
JULY UPDATESince first floating this scheme for our club members I am continuing to receive enquiries as to schemes progress, Glenn Stankevicius from the Street Machine Association, who are in discussions with the DPTI, has re-leased the following update..
2015 Easter Up date
“The DPTI policy guys are hopeful of having a letter going out to clubs in the next month or so asking for their input, this is probably the most dan-gerous stage of the process. I suspect there will be a combination of responses from: - Restorers not wanting modifieds on Conditional Registration. - Left Hand Drivers wanting to be able to modify their cars. - Others who are keen for the modi-fieds but want to make the process infinitely complicated. Any of which could turn the process on it's head.
At this point I would encourage all clubs to support the addition of legally modified pre '79 vehicles and give careful consideration to their response to DPTI in that they do not "scare them off". I have yet to hear a compelling reason as to why legally modified pre '79s shouldn't be on the system, but many good and valid reasons why they should be. Feel free to forward your club's contact details to me to send to DPTI to make sure that your club is contacted
A little closer, bit-by-bit. I have been informed that the DPTI submission is making it's way around Government offices for various ap-provals before the Minister gets it. Once he's had a look and agrees letters will be going out to clubs. No timelines at this stage though.”
Concessional Registration for Road Registered Modified Vehicles - From Laurie Houghton
In my editorial in the March magazine issue I mentioned the prospect of Concessional Registration for Modified road registered vehicles, well I'm pleased to let you know that the next step in this matter is underway. The Street Machine Association of SA ( SMASA ) are undertaking a unified approach to the Department of Transport on behalf of 28 or so motoring clubs that would like to have the opportunity for their members to partake in a concessional scheme, similar to the 90 day per year that our Historic Registration drivers have at substantially reduced registration costs.
I have had discussion with SMASA regarding our members being able to access the scheme if it is approved and enacted by the Department of Transport, so in order to achieve this, our Committee have approved to be affiliated with SMASA as a member club to be part of their submission, which I understand involves a business study into the cost / benefit analysis of such a scheme.
What does this mean?You have an MG that may have some modification the precludes it from the Historic scheme where the vehicle must be original, for instance, you have an MGB Roadster with a V8 Rover engine, it has engineering approval and is road registered, probably costs over $800.00/year in rego, and you only use for a limited time but is not eligible for the 90 day Historic Rego, or a MG Magnette with an 1800cc MGB motor, or as I saw recently an MGA with an MGB engine, wide wheels etc; this option could be for you.
I will be the MGCCSA delegate to SMASA and will report in the magazine and website with updates.
Finally, if you are interested in being part of such a scheme I would like you to contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is important if we are to be successful.