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PRE-31 AUTUMN TOUR RALLY DUBBO

Video of this year's Rally can be viewedon our Facebook page

2021 CHMC ANNUAL RALLY AT TEMORA

See photos from the Rally on our Gallery page and the Rally video on the CHMC's Facebook 

CHMC's Annual Rally for 2021 brought together over 100 historic vehicles from 24 affiliated clubs across NSW.

Oldest, a 1913 Little roadster, youngest, a 1988 Mitsubishi Magna, and lots from each decade in between.

A wonderful weekend of rallying and meeting up with old friends and talking historic cars with new ones

Excellently hosted by the Temora Antique Motor Club. 

Congratulations to the Mal Mason Shield winners -  Bellbird Workers Automobile Restorers Club


FIVA - BIGGEST INTERNATIONAL SURVEY EVER OF HISTORIC MOTORING ENTHUSIASTS

Enthusiasts from 74 countries participated including over 2,440 from Australia in FIVA's latest Survey.

Responses came from from individual members, clubs and businesses engaged in the hobby.

55,000 surveys were returned, covering 128,000 vehicles, 1735 clubs and 781 businesses.

Survey confirmed the huge financial contribution historic vehicle enthusiasts make to local and national economies - estimated globally at A$15 billion.

It also confirms historic cars and motorcycles typically travel relatively low mileages each year and are taken out on average 16 times/year.

Lars Genild, Chairman of the FIVA Legislation Committee commented: “It’s also critical to note that – at a time of changing attitudes towards the use of motor vehicles – historic vehicles, on average, travel extremely low distances and are primarily used for leisure purposes only......Meanwhile, our survey highlights the far-reaching value of historic vehicle clubs not only to individual enthusiasts but also, through events and activities, to society as a whole, preserving automotive heritage as a rolling museum for generations to come.”

More details will be made available shortly.

Earth is a nicer place with motoring heritage!

Historic cars, motorcycles and other motorized vehicles are the best time machines one can imagine. They show the design and technique of their era, and when on the move the back-in-time experience is complete.
Their preservation is sustainability in the truest sense. They survived, while nearly all peers ended long ago as waste. Treating a product with care, even when it is a popular mass produced car or motorbike, is environment friendly, because it helps to reduce the over-exploitation of our Earth.
FIVA represents what was produced at least 30 years ago, and so demonstrates the developments in automotive technology. Like the first hybrid and electric cars, which were state of the art in the beginning of the 20th century. But the combustion engine took over, and since then powered virtually all movement of people and goods anywhere on Earth. Veterans deserve respect, and so it is for the veterans of the road, and the millions of people all over the Globe that keep them running. Historic vehicles aren’t owned for common transport tasks, but in the interest of passing on history on wheels from generation to generation. Therefore they need to be protected. FIVA 21/4/21

Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA) was founded in 1966 in response to an idea formulated by a handful of organisations representing the interests of historic vehicle enthusiasts within a number of different countries.

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

DINKUM OIL #14 - all the results from the very successful Annual CHMC Rally at Temora in April, and details about the 2022 Rally. Read Dinkum #14 here

DINKUM OIL #13 important HVS & CVS details resulting from our meeting with TfNSW/RMS 18th March 2021.  Includes TfNSW/RMS response to some incorrect interpretations that have been circulating among some of the hobby. Plus Good news for our antique tractor and industrial plant owning members re. HVS. Read Dinkum Oil #13 online 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

 RMS/TfNSW list of OPTIONS, ACCESSORIES AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT for HVS vehicles (issued Nov 26 2020) 

is a  DRAFT ONLY, FOR DISCUSSION  https://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/.../period-options-accessories...

The RMS asks that Clubs please view the List simply as a DISCUSSION DOCUMENT. TfNSW/RMS is re-considering aspects of the List following strong representations by the CHMC and a number of our clubs regarding some content that was disputable.

If Clubs wish to discuss the List further with the CHMC please contact the CHMC's Registration Liaison Officer, Peter Wright, or comment direct to the RMS/TfNSW at industryengagement@rms.nsw.gov.au

                                                                                       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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