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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
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:
- Personal import of new motor vehicles
- Improvements to existing schemes for specialist and non-standard vehicles and
- 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.
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
The QHMC would like to make available a number of minutes and releases from late 2015 :
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.
National Motoring Heritage Day – Picnic in the Park, Queens Park, Ipswich, Sunday 15th May 2016
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.
The QHMC have made available :
If you are looking to over-print your club logo on the updated Historic Dating & Membership Certificate, we have produced some instructions below.
- Print the Historic Dating & Membership Certificate from the website.
- 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.)
- 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.)
- Save the logo and set-up as a file called “Club logo to SIVS doc”.
- Overprint the document. Once satisfied with result, print another 10 (approximately) so your club has a stock of pre-printed forms.
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:
- One Historic Dating & Membership Certificate is to be given to the Registered Operator / owner of the vehicle to present to Queensland Transport
- 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
- Print the Historic Dating & Membership Certificate from the website.
- 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.)
- 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.
- Save the logo and set-up as a call, calling it something like “Club letterhead for SIVS doc”.
- Overprint the document. Once satisfied with the result, print another 10 (approximately) so your club has a stock of pre-printed forms.
For Clubs renewing their QHMC affiliation, the QHMC Affilliation Renewal_form is available. Please ensure that information submitted with the form is legible.
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.
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.