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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.

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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 orcrimestoppers.com.au 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

Web: http://springfieldtechcentre.com.au

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

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

Cheers
Christine

Queensland Ethanol Mandate Introduced

You will by now be aware that the Queensland Government has passed legislation that will mandate the use of ethanol in unleaded petrol. This will happen from mid-2016. The figure agreed to is 3 percent, rising to 4 percent in 2017, rather than the 2 percent that was proposed during the consultation discussions. The historic vehicle movement should be very disappointed with this outcome as we were always lead to believe that by providing a 2 percent mandate there would still be unblended ULP available for vehicles that are not ethanol compatible. The mandating of 3 and then 4 percent ethanol is likely to force many retailers to completely remove ULP from their sites in order to achieve the government’s ethanol sales targets, reducing consumer choice. Maintaining consumer choice was a key element to the government’s ethanol mandate proposal.

It is also likely that there could be increases in fuel costs to cover the refurbishment of service stations as retailers seek to increase sales to meet the Government’s targets.

If ULP is unavailable, motorists wishing to avoid ethanol blends because their vehicles can’t operate on them correctly will have little option than to opt for one of the significantly more expensive non-ethanol premium fuels.

The standard advice is that vehicles that were not intended to operate on ethanol blends should not use them due to the potential for fuel system damage and hot fuel handling issues such as vapourisation.

Attached for your information is an RACQ media release on the subject.

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.

Updated Historic Dating & Membership Certificate – overprinting

If you are looking to over-print your club logo on the updated Historic Dating & Membership Certificate, we have produced some instructions below.

  1. Print the Historic Dating & Membership Certificate from the website.
  2. Locate club logo and details you wish to add to the form. Align them on a blank page on the screen to match position and size to fit the document. (It is recommended you have club name, address and phone number across the top and Club logo in the space allocated at top left corner.)
  3. Print a sheet as a test copy to assure the alignment is correct – i.e. the words and logo are correctly positioned on the left hand top of the test print. (Do not overprint the document you down loaded yet as you want to be sure the alignment is 100% by overlaying the test print over the actual document to be sure it is aligned correctly.)
  4.  Save the logo and set-up as a file called “Club logo to SIVS doc”.
  5.  Overprint the document. Once satisfied with result, print another 10 (approximately) so your club has a stock of pre-printed forms.

Historic Dating & Membership Certificate

The Historic Dating & Membership Certificate as been updated to include recent updates. The Dating Officers declares if  the vehicle has been inspected in person or by photographic and documentary evidence.

As the Historic Dating & Membership Certificate is provided by QHMC for your club use, it is a PDF document ensuring  consistency of the document and format. This makes the task easier for Queensland Transport as this is the recognisable and accepted document.

The Registered Operator/Owner of the vehicle signs a declaration that he/she will remain a member of a historic vehicle club incorporated in Queensland while this vehicle is registered under the Queensland Special Interest Vehicle Scheme (SIV) concession.

The Dating Officer certified they have confirmed or sighted proof of current financial membership.

A minimum of 2 copies are to be issued:

  1. One Historic Dating & Membership Certificate is to be given to the Registered Operator / owner of the vehicle to present to Queensland Transport
  2. Copy of fully completed and signed Historic Dating & Membership Certificate to be retained by the club.

How to overprint club details (Club letterhead) on the Historic Dating & Membership Certificate

  1. Print the Historic Dating & Membership Certificate from the website.
  2. 2. Locate club logo and details you wish to add to the form (i.e. Club letterhead). Align them on a blank page on the screen to match position and size to fit the document. (It is recommended you have club name, address and phone number across the top and Club logo in the space allocated at top left corner.)
  3. Print a sheet (letterhead) as a test copy to assure the alignment is correct – i.e. the words and logo are correctly positioned on the left hand top of the test print.
  4. Save the logo and set-up as a call, calling it something like “Club letterhead for SIVS doc”.
  5. Overprint the document. Once satisfied with the result, print another 10 (approximately) so your club has a stock of pre-printed forms.

Christine Stevens
President