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Police appeal for public assistance – stolen 1924 TS Douglas motorcycle

Police investigating the theft of a motorcycle from Roma are appealing for public assistance.

Sometime between 9am on Friday, June 24 and 2.50pm on Monday, June 27, unknown offenders have stolen the pictured motorcycle from the rear shed of a Whip Street address.


The motorcycle is a 1924 TS Douglas restored British motorcycle, bearing Queensland registration S1908.

Anyone with information which could assist with this matter should contact Crime Stoppers anonymously via 1800 333 000 24hrs a day.


Restoration Course

Springfield Tech Centre is offering a metal shaping course teaching age old skills to reproduce that part you cannot buy. You can choose your direction, completing their project or your own. Attached are a couple of examples of parts reproduced. They also run machining and welding  ourses.

Next Course: Saturday 14th May Cost:: $240 for an 8 hour course


Enquiries: Michael Crawford Phone: 3818 0538

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Stolen vehicle – 1910 Delage Model F Roadster

Update (14 April) – it’s been recovered !

Daryl Meek and Fiona had their 1910 Delage and Tilta-trailer stolen from Tullamarine on Saturday night / Sunday morning. Please widely distribute this information and photos so, hopefully, the vehicle and trailer are returned to Daryl and Fiona as soon as possible.

The trailer is quite distinct in that it does not have ramps. It has an airbag system for loading and unloading the trailer.

More information is available from the Victorian Police. You can contact Broadmeadows Police on 9302 8222

National Motoring Heritage Day – Picnic in the Park, Sunday 15th May 2016

The committee of Queensland Historic Motoring Council Inc. are again hosting National Motoring Heritage Day – Picnic in the Park in Queen Park Ipswich. National Motoring Heritage Day is always the 3rd Sunday of May and the date in 2016 is 15th May.

National Motoring Heritage Day is an initiative of the Australian Historic Motoring Federation Inc. The aim is to concentrate one day of the year when enthusiasts throughout Australia drive and display their historic vehicles to promote and celebrate the preservation of Australia’s motoring heritage. This is to show the strength of the historic vehicle movement and the contributions made to the community and to charitable organisations.

All motoring clubs are encouraged to participate as, without promotion of our hobby, the government and community support may gradually fade and concessional registration schemes may be lost. Our vehicles are a “Mobile Museum”, of which we are the custodians, and need to be viewed and enjoyed by the public At the inaugural event in 2015 there were over 150 historic
vehicles on display. Many entrants were dressed in period clothing, including music matched to the era of their vehicles played on their gramophone.

All costs and activities will be funded through Queensland Historic Motoring Council with the assistance of sponsors. This is a non-profit event. There is no entry fee for the participants and no charge to the public.

This will be a fun day for the family with entertainment including free Historic bus tours, music, roving entertainment, face painters and a clown. This is additional to a group of hand selected trade relevant displays – i.e. Vintage Tyre Service, Vintage Rims Australia, Penrite, Shannons and
Department of Transport and Main Roads.

  • Entry is Free (free display and free for the public)
  • Registration (as per the 2015 event) is NOT required – just turn up and enjoy the day
  • The event starts at 10:00am and finishes at 2:00pm – vehicles and traders must be in position by 9:30am with no vehicle movement until 2:00pm

Department of Transport and Main Roads – CarModMonday livechat Q&A

Department of Transport and Main Roads online Q&A session

When:  Monday 22nd February

Time:   6:30pm

Live Chat:

Below is an email received from Department of Transport and Main Roads .

The Department of Transport and Main Roads will be hosting an online Q&A session this coming Monday 22 Feb for an hour kicking off at 6:30pm.

During this session we’ll have members of our vehicle standards and modifications team on hand to answer questions from the public.

We’ll be promoting the chat Friday on the TMR Facebook page and we’d appreciate it if you could share this post and promote the chat with your club members if you think it’s something they’d be interested in.

The chat can also be accessed directly via our website here

Participants can submit their questions anonymously if they’d prefer, or if they don’t have any questions, they’re more than welcome to just watch the chat unfold.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Department of Transport and Main Roads

GPO Box 1549 | Brisbane Qld 4001 P: (07) 30667260 W:


The Missing Link : D shackles and safety chains

Late last year there were a series of emails regarding D Shackles for Safety Chains. Queensland legislation does not mention the load of shackles but does cover the methods of attaching chains to the trailer, the strength of the chain and the strength of the attaching point on the bow bar. How you attach the chain to the tow bar of the vehicle is the “missing link”.

Please refer to 2015_Bulletin 5-2015_Shackles for Safety Chains

Motor Vehicle Standards Act Reform Media Release.

The attached media release has been issued but the Federal Government and flags proposed changes to the Motor Vehicle Standards Act. Point two will be of interest to the old car movement as it proposes significant changes to the importation of older cars and the operation of the Register of Specialist and Enthusiast Vehicles.

The three main points raised in the release are:

  1. Personal import of new motor vehicles
  2. Improvements to existing schemes for specialist and non-standard vehicles and
  3. Removal of $12,000 special duty on imported used vehicles

Full details are yet to be released. It should be noted that these proposed changes are yet to be put to Parliament but the expected implementation will be sometime in 2018.

Public and Products Liability Cover, Associations Insurance and Personal Accident cover

Each year we receive enquiries from clubs in relation to Public and Products Liability Cover, Associations Insurance (Office Bearers insurance) and Personal Accident cover. We have researched information from complies that provide insurance cover for historic vehicle clubs.

QHMC does not recommend a particular insurance company/policy as the requirements of the individual cubs vary, through we trust this will assist you in your selection

If I can assist you further please do not hesitate to give me a call on 0419 789 151 or, after hours, on 07 3260 6197


National Motoring Heritage Day

National Motoring Heritage Day – Picnic in the Park, Queens Park, Ipswich, Sunday 15th May 2016

Full details on the flyer.

Make this your monthly run – This event is at NO COST to you. Bring your picnic – enjoy a picnic in the park. Display your historic vehicle, have a fun day and “share the passion” with the public.

Demonstrate to the public and government departments, the contribution to communities and charitable organisations.

All vehicles to be in position by 9:30am. Display from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Some attractions of Queens Park are:

  • Japanese themed Nerima Gardens
  • Lions Lookout
  • Queens Park Nursery
  • Ipswich nature Centre – with native animals & rainforest bird aviary
  • Children’s playground featuring Liberty Swing

Planned additional attractions:

  • Awards for vehicle categories
  • Awards for best costume to the era of the vehicles / best display
  • Roving Entertainment
  • Face painters
  • Amberley Brass Band
  • Coffee Van

Relevant Trade Stalls – e.g. Shannons, Department of Transport & Main Roads, Vintage Tyres, etc.

Rego – something we all talk about.

QHMC member clubs may be interested in the following article (part 1, part 2) from the Melbourne Herald Sun newspaper relating to rorting of the Victorian CPS log book scheme, information about a petition calling for the Queensland Government to introduce log books for SIVS vehicles and a a Courier Mail article suggesting that the Federal Government will call on States to scrap vehicle registration fees to reduce costs.

Biofuel / Ethanol Mandate

A public paper has been released by the Queensland Government, “Towards a clean energy economy – achieving a biofuel mandate for Queensland” as the Queensland Government plans to phase-in ethanol blended fuel, commencing with a 2% target. It is expected the Biofuel Mandate will commence 1st July 2016.

QHMC President Christine Stevens and Vice-President Russell Manning attended the Public Forum. QHMC sent a Submission addressing the Queensland Biofuel Mandate : Letter to Qld biofuel mandate_QHMC

From the President’s Desk – QHCM Rally & National Motoring Heritage Day

The lastest “From the President’s Desk” is now available.

The National Motoring Heritage Day display day in Queens Park Ipswich is organised (with more being added) and promises to be an excellent day. Remind your club members, they need to register on line for this event (full details on the flyer – and remember, this web address is case-sensitive) – or complete the attached registration form and post to the address on the form.

The planning has been completed for the QHMC Rally in Pittsworth, For full details please refer to the QHMC website – – as the Flyer, Entry form and Accommodation guide are all available. So far, the majority of the vehicles registered are pre-1931. We look forward to seeing you there.

If you have any questions or issues you would like raised, please do not hesitate to contact me direct.


QHMC and the Special Interest Vehicle Scheme

Proposals to lobby for changes to the Queensland SIVS registration scheme have been discussed extensively within QHMC for a number of years. There has also been considerable communication with member clubs, as well as surveys seeking member club’s views and the level of support for the proposed changes.

A considerable amount of information on this subject can be found on the internet. Unfortunately it is difficult to obtain a complete and accurate picture of the issue from this information. There is also a level of misinformation, misunderstanding and biased / uninformed comment present in some of this information which may lead readers to draw incorrect conclusions.

The QHMC have produced a document (available online), outlining the discussions, proposals and results of surveys of QHMC member clubs since late 2013. This information is provided to ensure the issues involved and the discussions that have taken place are properly communicated.

Should you have questions or require further clarification of the facts please feel free to contact me.

Christine Stevens