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Posted by: | Posted on: April 26, 2016

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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Posted by: | Posted on: February 19, 2016

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:


Posted by: | Posted on: February 10, 2016

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

Posted by: | Posted on: February 10, 2016

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.

Posted by: | Posted on: January 31, 2016

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


Posted by: | Posted on: January 19, 2016

Meeting Minutes

The QHMC would like to make available a number of minutes and releases from late 2015 :

Posted by: | Posted on: January 8, 2016

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.

Posted by: | Posted on: November 9, 2015

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.

Posted by: | Posted on: July 23, 2015

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

Posted by: | Posted on: March 4, 2015

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.


Posted by: | Posted on: February 20, 2015

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

Posted by: | Posted on: January 28, 2015

QHMC Bulletin 1-2015 – SIVS Registration Scheme

Early 2014, the QHMC and other groups that comprise the Motoring Organisation and Car Club group (and regularly meet with the Department of Transport and Main Roads), discussed the matter of changes to the SIVS scheme and the possibility of adopting an optional logbook system along the lines of that currently in use in Victoria.

DTMR investigated the proposal and produced a plan and costings for such a scheme for consideration. It was proposed to operate in conjunction with the current SIVS arrangements. This was put to a vote of all QHMC member clubs, however it failed to receive majority support and as a result DTMR decided to withdraw the proposal.

Pertinent points

The decision not to pursue the matter further was made by the 2013-2014 QHMC Management Committee. The current committee is aware of the reasons for this and is fully supportive of the decision.

The current committee is not lobbying for change to the SIVS requirements, nor is it a current topic of discussion.

The QHMC constitution is very clear that majority support is required before such matters can be pursued. Given there have been no significant changes to the issue which may alter the outcome of any discussions; there are no current plans to revisit this matter.

Any member club can have this issue reconsidered by the QHMC committee by submitting a detailed written proposal outlining the proposed changes, a business case supporting the change and an indication that, if put to a vote of member clubs, there is a reasonable prospect of achieving majority support, and how this was determined.

QHMC can provide information on the costings and mandatory requirements set out by DTMR in its proposal. The decision to take such proposals to a vote of QHMC member clubs will be entirely at the discretion of the management committee.

Christine Stevens
Queensland Historic Motoring Council (Inc.)