Club Registration for Historic Vehicles

HISTORIC VEHICLES ON CLUB REGISTRATION – HOURS OF OPERATION FOR YEAR 2022

While COVID-19 restrictions remain in force, please observe the rigorous hygiene requirements when visiting the club rooms to apply for Club Registration, log books and for vehicle inspections.

Due to popular demand, we have changed our meeting times for historic vehicle inspections and MR334 Form Applications.

The club room doors will be open from 10 am to 12 noon at 93 Chief Street, Brompton, on the second and fourth Saturday of the month only from May to September. Please be respectful of the club’s volunteer inspectors by making sure you attend, well before 12 noon.

At this stage, with COVID infections expected to wane, changes to opening times for paying membership subscriptions for the 2023 year in person or via postal, will be on every Saturday 10am til 12 noon, from October 15th til December 10th.

When we re-open in January, business will continue on the second and fourth month through to September 2023.

As part of minimising contact and unnecessary visits, photographic evidence of the vehicle will suffice for an inspection and a log book will be issued with the MR334. However, you are expected to contact our inspection team with the registration details (number and expiry date) issued to you by the Service SA Centre when you apply for club registration.

If you buy a vehicle interstate, an id check is required prior to registration. For garaged in the metropolitan area, the department conducts the check, in the country, the SA Police. A “vehicle identity inspection report” (mr29) will be issued when they are satisfied. We must see and record the mr29 form before we can issue the mr334.

Don’t forget to bring your driver’s licence as proof of id. If the vehicle is to be registered in joint names, both parties must attend and sign the mr334.

Geoff Goode, club registrar, historic motor vehicles registration team

Contact details are shown on page 3 of this magazine under Club Registration. For all members with historic cars, some Q & A regarding the Club Registration’s Code of Practice:-

Q: Have you have forgotten to pay your annual subscription for year 2022?
A: If so, you must contact the Club Treasurer as a matter of urgency and the vehicle must not be used on a public road until you have either re-joined the Club or taken out standard registration (ref 3.10).

Q: Can the vehicle be driven into the street for the purposes of moving other vehicles around without filling out the log book?
A: All vehicles on Club Registration can be moved up to 500 metres as they are now covered by the “extension” allowance.

Q: If seat belts are fitted, do they have to be used?
A: Yes, and children under the age of seven must be secured in an approved child restraint.

Q: What is the period used for 90 days maximum usage?
A: From the start to the finish date of the current year of vehicle registration.

Q: Why are the latest vehicle registration details to be filled in by the owner during the year when registration is renewed?
A: As the owner of the car, you are expected to amend the current Membership Year details in your log book with the current dates of registration. This is important for calculating the 90 days of usage in each 12 month registration period.

Q: What if you lose or damage your log book?
A: Apply to us for a new log book (cost $5.00) with a statutory declaration explaining the reason for the loss.

Q: What happens if you miss a year for a log book update, say for instance your vehicle is “off the road” and unused for the year?
A: A log book is issued for a consecutive three year period. The front cover shows the replacement date in red ink. Therefore, we still count that missing year so the log book may require replacement sooner than you think. Log books must be updated each year over the three year period to show that you are continuing your financial membership of our club.

Q: What happens if a journey carries over midnight before the destination is reached?
A: You have to stop and fill in your log book for another day as a day’s journey is from midnight to midnight only.

Q: What if another driver takes over during a journey?
A: You do not have to fill in another line with the new driver’s signature. New log books have replaced the word “driver’s signature” at the top of the column with just “signature”.

Q: Can anyone drive your car?
A: Yes, provided they have a valid current driver’s licence. If they are the first to use the car on the day, they must fill in the details of the journey and sign the log book before commencing the journey.

From Geoff Goode, for the Historic Motor Vehicles Inspection Team

Conditions of Use of Scheme Vehicles – Duties of Vehicle Owners

3.5 In accordance with the Regulations and this Code, the owners of vehicles must abide by the following conditions when operating Scheme registered vehicles. They must:

• Maintain a financial membership of a recognised motor vehicle club at all times;

• Not drive their conditionally registered vehicles on a road or road related area more than 90 days in each period of 12 months registration;

• Not drive their conditionally registered vehicle on a road or road related area unless they have completed the nominated journey in the log book (the log book must be in the format approved by the Registrar for the Scheme) prior to commencement of the journey;

• Carry the conditionally registered vehicle’s log book in the vehicle while driving on a road or road related area and produce the log book for inspection on request made by a police officer or authorised officer under the Act;

• Not drive, or allow anyone else to drive, the conditionally registered vehicle on the road for fee, hire or reward;

• Not drive the conditionally registered vehicle on a road or road related area if it does not comply with this Code;

• Not have more than one current log book for any vehicle;

• While driving on the road or road related area, carry the appropriate vehicle exemption documentation that permits the registration and use of a historic (where applicable), left hand drive or street rod vehicle on roadways;

• Present their vehicles for an inspection upon the request of the club or the Registrar;

• Cancel the conditional registration of the vehicle when a change of ownership of a conditionally registered vehicle occurs or when they are no longer a financial member of a club. The log book issued for the vehicles must be returned to the issuing club for cancellation.

Vehicle Owners’ Log Book Requirements, Maintaining Club Membership and Other Conditions

3.6 – Vehicle owners must ensure records for each journey undertaken in a conditionally registered vehicle are listed in the log book issued by the recognised motor vehicle club. The date of the journey and a brief description of the journey must be recorded before each journey commences.

3.7 – A journey for the purposes of log book recording may consist of one or more separate trips. However a journey the commences at 10.00pm on a particular day and finishes at 2.00am the next day constitutes two calendar days as each day commences at midnight, two separate days use must be recorded in the log book.

3.8 – A ‘journey’ for the purposes of the Scheme does not include driving the vehicle for short distances (within 500 metres) for the purpose of relocating the vehicle from one part of a property to another, or enabling another vehicle to gain access to a road or property.

3.9 – Vehicle owners who change membership from one recognised motor vehicle club to another, must return the log book issued in respect of the vehicle to the issuing club. A new MR334 Scheme application form must be issued by the new club’s authorised person before a new log book can be issued by the new club.

3.10 – If a vehicle owner ceases to be a financial member of a recognised motor vehicle club at any time during which the vehicle is registered, the vehicle owner must not drive the vehicle or allow any other person to drive the vehicle until such time that the vehicle owner is again a financial member of a recognised motor vehicle club or has taken out standard registration.

Renewal of Registration, No transfer

4.8 – An application to renew the registration will not require further approval from the recognised motor vehicle club.  However, the applicant/owner must continue to be a financial member of a recognised motor vehicle club and, once renewal is paid, ensure that the current period of registration is entered in the log book.

4.10 – The registration of a conditionally registered vehicle cannot be transferred to another owner, even if the new owner is also eligible for conditional registration.  When a change of ownership occurs, the registration will be cancelled.  The log book issued in respect of the vehicle must be cancelled by the issuing club.

4.11 – The registered owner of a conditionally registered vehicle may apply to cancel the registration at any time.  The log book issued in respect of the vehicle must be cancelled by the issuing club.