If there is a serious accident – or a death – at events your club organises, Work Cover will become involved and the first thing they ask for and collect is the Secretary’s records, so ensure you and your club has a Risk Management Plan in place. It is a little time consuming initially, though, once the groundwork has been completed it comes down to reviews and updates.
The AHMF has produced a presentation on Risk Management to help Clubs develop a Risk Management Plan.
I urge all clubs to take the time to work through the Risk Management presentation to ensure you, your committee and club members are not leaving themselves exposed.
The June 2015 edition of “From the Presidents Desk June 2015” is now available.
The edition covers the QHMC Rally’s, recent and future, National Motoring Heritage Day and Biofuels.
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
The meetings from the June 2015 MOCC Meeting, the liaison between TMR and car club representatives, is now available.
This year the NQ QHMC Rally was hosted by Cairns and District Historic Vehicle Club Inc., in Cairns over the Easter long weekend. Secretary, Trevor Shields attended and represented the QHMC committee. QHMC covered the cost of the return airfare and Trevor covered all other expenses associated to his attending the event.
The 2016 NQ QHMC Rally will be in Mackay, again over the Easter weekend. More information will be provided as it is made available.
Trevors report on North Queensland QHMC Rally Cairns Easter 2015 is available for download.
For the curious, Paul Pisasale has posted a short clip on youtube, taken at the recent QHMC National Motoring Heritage Day at Ipswich.
In January 2015 QHMC wrote to the Victorian Federation of Veteran, Vintage and Classic Vehicle Clubs and the Association of Motor Clubs requesting information about, and their experiences with, the current Victorian Club Permit Scheme. There feedback has been collated and is now available for distribution.
The QHMC has published Bulletin 4-2015_Certification of imported vehicles prior to first Australian registration.
As of October 1, 2014, the rules relating to the certification of imported pre-ADR vehicles have changed and the LO8 modification Code used for these vehicles has been repealed.
Inspection and certification by an Approved Person (engineer etc.) and the issuing of a blue modification plate showing that the vehicle meets LO8 requirements is no longer required prior to first registration.
Instead, pre-1969 vehicles only will now be checked for compliance with Queensland vehicle standards as part of the Safety Certificate inspection. These requirements are based on the Australian Vehicle Standards Rules and are generally consistent with those of Code LO8.
Please remember, that when changing registration from SIVS to full registration or vice-versa, you need to update the CTP Insurance Class.
See attached Bulletin for details.
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 – http://qhmc.org.au/qhmc-rally/ – 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.
The QHMC Affiliation Application form is now available in the library. Membership is open to all historic vehicle clubs supporting vehicles more than 30 years old.
Minutes from the November 2014 General Meeting are now available along with a report on the discussions with TMR.
Minutes from the QHMC General Meeting held on the 25th September 2014 are now available.