Vintage car matters - Encouraging Young Restorers - Robert Shannon Foundation - Historic Vehicle ConditionalRegistration NSW [scroll down for this and following articles] - Ethanol Fuels and Old Cars - Vehicle Technical Code for Historic Cars
The Robert Shannon Foundation was established in 2003 to perpetuate the memory of Robert Shannon, founder of Shannons Insurance, who died unexpectedly in March 2000. Robert was an avid classic car enthusiast, who especially enjoyed his 1930 Invicta S Type. He was a strong supporter of the historic motoring movement and was concerned that it was not attracting enough younger people, particularly in the areas of the preservation and restoration of classic vehicles. AIM The Australian Historic Motoring Federation (AHMF) established the Robert Shannon Foundation. The AHMF is the national body representing classic and historic vehicle clubs in all states and territories. The purpose of the Foundation is to encourage people under the age of 30 to become involved in the restoration and preservation of veteran, vintage, post-vintage, historic 50’s, historic 60’ and historic 70’s vehicles up to 30 years old. The Foundation may: - help with the purchase of specialist tools or equipment - assist with the actual cost of restoration work - contribute toward TAFE or other fees - contribute toward any project considered worthwhile by the Trustees. ELIGIBILITY Any person or group of people under the age of 30 years and engaged in studying automotive restoration and preservation or actively working on historic vehicles is eligible to nominate for a grant. APPLICATION FOR GRANT Before completing an application form an individual or group must seek the support of a local vehicle club. This club must be affiliated with the appropriate State Council. The supporting club must complete the relevant section of the application form and forward the application to its state council for endorsement.
Submissions for a Grant must be lodged with the AHMF by 1st June each year, State Councils will require the submission to be in their hands by the 1st May each year. Full details and Application Forms Australian Historic Motoring Federation
Historic Vehicle Conditional Registration NSW NSW RTA Conditional Registration guide forHistoric Vehicles, Policy and List of Approved Clubs.
Vehicle Technical Code A very informative document especially for ALL collectable car club committees. Covers vehicle classifications, identity etc. [Produced by the Vintage Car Club of NZ/Historic Vehcile Authority of NZ]. Vehicle Technical Code