Classic cars no longer ‘bogged’

HISTORIC and classic car enthusiasts will no longer be bogged down by “red tape” before hitting the road.

Under the old registration laws for classic or historic vehicles, which can only spend up to 60 days each year on he road, owners had to go through a long drawn-out process before getting behind the wheel. But now a successful trial of a log book system will allow them to more easily enjoy and share the pleasure of their vehicles with each other and the community.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Paul Toole, said 50,000 cars participated in the log book scheme during its trial period.
“We know owners of these cars want to be able to take them out for a spin and share their love of these cars with others – that’s why we’ve made it easier for them to keep track of how often they drive them,” Mr Toole said.
Minister for Transport and Roads, Andrew Constance, said Transport for NSW would deliver phased improvements to the log book scheme over the next 12 months.
“We are looking at ways to ensure compliance of the conditional registration and to support motorists by ensuring they have a say in the log book format,” Mr Constance said.
“Drivers will need to continue to record the vehicle’s use in the log book and be a member of a Transport for NSW recognised classic or historic vehicle club or approved organisation to use the log book.”
Australian Confederation of Motor Clubs President Tony O’Donnell welcomed the announcement.
“Its confirmation as a permanent scheme encourages our long term commitment to our lifestyle, event participation and the stability of the industry and jobs we support.”