2022 CHMC ANNUAL RALLY - the 51st “Bush Council” Annual Rally, April 1-4 2022, Singleton

ENTRIES ARE OPEN FOR ONE OF THE LONGEST RUNNING AND MOST ENJOYABLE ANNUAL RALLIES FOR HISTORIC VEHICLES HELD IN NSW.

The 2022 Rally is hosted by Newcastle District Vintage and Classic Car Club, a club with lots of history with this Rally - 2022 will be their fifth time hosting in the event’s 51 years.

The Rally will be held at Singleton, and tours will take in the Luskintyre Aircraft Museum, the scenic Lower Hunter Valley and Hunter Wine Country. Judging of the CHMC Concours d’Elegance vehicles and the Mal Mason Shield for Clubs will take place on the Sunday morning.

Rally entries, due to limits at the Dinner venue, have been set at a maximum of 140 registrations or 280 persons, and a cut-off date for entries set at 31st January 2022.

Download Rally & accommodation details and Entry Form here

DINKUM OIL #16 - December 2021. Latest from the Historic and Classic Car Industry Working Group (HCCIWG) meeting with TfNSW; anew CHMC Secretary and new postal address 

DINKUM OIL #15 -  the 2022 Annual CHMC Rally, Friday April 1st to Monday April 4th 2022, Singleton, NSW.

DINKUM OIL #14 -  a very successful Annual CHMC Rally at Temora in April, Dinkum #14 here

DINKUM OIL #13 HVS & CVS details from Council's meeting with TfNSW/RMS - RMS response to incorrect interpretations that have been circulating among some of the hobby. Plus good news for our antique tractor and industrial plant owning members. Dinkum Oil #13 here

DINKUM OIL #12 covers clarification from TfNSW/RMS on LICENSING REQUIREMENTS AND HVS Registration, Renewals and Vehicle operation. Read Dinkum Oil #12 online here

PROTECTING OUR MOBILE HERITAGE IN A NET-ZERO FUTURE

At a time when climate change and the need for clean air are of huge global concern, FIVA agreed on a powerful new strategy at its Annual General Assembly on 20th November in Munich, Germany.

“FIVA’s strategy shows support for the commitments arising from the Glasgow Climate Summit, but also aims to protect the vital cultural importance of the historic vehicle movement,” said FIVA president Tiddo Bresters. “These two aims are in no way contradictory.”

FIVA fully supports the national and international focus on sustainability, involving a shift to ‘cleaner’ vehicles. But it also asks that:

  • We remember the importance of our  heritage – both the historic vehicles themselves and the global network of enthusiasts’ clubs and social groups that pass our mobile heritage on to future generations;
  • We educate younger people about the eco-friendly nature of historic vehicles, not least because of the sustainable use of materials and resources;
  • We lobby – at a local, national and international level – to ensure historic vehicles can keep moving on public roads;
  • Organisations that champion cultural heritage work together to promote the value of the living preservation of historic vehicles;
  • We communicate our aims and explain their importance – and how this can help us to contribute to a sustainable future

FIVA, the world federation for Historic Vehicles, has shared the results of its 2020/2021 international Socio-Economic Survey of almost 55,000 historic vehicle enthusiasts worldwide. The Council of Heritage Motor Clubs NSW supported the collection of data concerning Australia and thanks its affiliated clubs and their members for their participation in the Survey.

The results provide vital facts and figures to help us argue for the protection of our automotive heritage at a time of rapid change. 

The Survey also revealed the challenges ahead that clubs in Australia nominated as most concerning - legislation and regulations, fuel futures, public perceptions, environmental considerations and future membership.

CHMC has prepared a summary for club magazine editors, and a slide presentation for clubs' discussions, from Australian survey responses. These have been sent out to all Council Affiliated Clubs.See our News page for more details

                                                                                       THE COUNCIL OF HERITAGE MOTOR CLUBS NSW (CHMC)                                                                                                               REPRESENTS and promotes the interests of HERITAGE, HISTORIC & CLASSIC VEHICLE CLUBS THROUGHOUT N.S.W. 

Members of CHMC Affiliated Clubs own, preserve and restore cars, trucks, motorbikes, buses and tractors that are over 30 years old, i.e. heritage, historic or classic vehicles.  They share one common purpose, to keep alive the sights and sounds of the vehicles and machines that were an integral part of the automotive and transport history of Australia.Some of those vehicles are more than 100 years old, others are from the 1980s, some are rare, some are unique, and many are everyday vehicles from our nation's past. All are examples of our country's automotive culture through time. Heritage and historic vehicles are not still here by accident, they survive because someone has cared for them through time, or someone has rescued them just in time.

CELEBRATING THE CENTENARY DECADE OF VINTAGE MOTOR VEHICLES

VINTAGE MOTOR VEHICLES WERE MANUFACTURED BETWEEN 1919 AND 1930. THIS ERA OF SPANS THE YEARS FROM THE END OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR TO THE GREAT DEPRESSION. THE YEAR 1930 SAW THE END OF AN ERA FOR MANY MOTOR CAR MANUFACTURERS AND DENOTES THE END OF THE VINTAGE PERIOD. Take a look at chmc's video celebrating vintage vehicles on our FAcebook page

"Is my car veteran, vintage, classic, historic or antique ?"

For the answer go to WHAT IS A HERITAGE VEHICLE 

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