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From Hugh Spencer

Importing of Cars from USA

I like many people had thought that importing classic cars from the USA was effectively no longer possible due to new Australian Asbestos rule enforcement  issue. Turns out my importing company have a certified agent here in long Beach who happens also to be an Australian who can certify vehicles for asbestos free export and import into Australia. So obviously there is a cost to getting your Packard Chevrolet or Ford declared asbestos free but it can and is being done. 

I am using CFR Rinkens Nigel (This company is very large and deals with exotics etc) for the export of my  Indian motorcyle and Ivan from Bikes abroad who is my Australian agent. 


SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER 2018 (10am – 4pm)

STHARC is hosting the 2018 CHMC Half Yearly Meeting in Queanbeyan. This meeting is attended by the affiliated clubs of CHMC, approximately 70 delegates and observers. STHARC members are encouraged to attend as observers.

STHARC has undertaken to provide morning tea and lunch on the day at the Girl Guides Hall with the Meeting next door at the Scouts Hall.

REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE: The following help will be needed by STHARC members:

FRIDAY 26 Oct: Guides Hall: Set up the necessary tables and chairs for the Saturday morning registration of delegates/observers and the morning tea facili-ties. Scout Hall: Seating/tables, water jugs & glasses, and P.A. System.

SATURDAY 27 Oct: Morning Tea: STHARC members to make/buy and bring food before 8.30am for morning tea – finger food is the most convenient, but cakes etc most welcome.

BBQ/Salad Lunch: Food for salad items ie. potato salad, coleslaw, etc.

Guides Hall Morning Tea 8.30am – 10am: STHARC volunteers wanted to greet and serve morning tea to CHMC Club members as they arrive to register from 8.30am to 10am.

Guides Hall Lunch approx Noon: STHARC volunteers wanted to cook the BBQ (STHARC BBQ trailer), and to prepare and serve BBQ/salads lunch, from 10am – Noon.

The CHMC Meeting recommences at approx 1.00pm until approx. 2.30pm. There will be a short break and then an Information Session will be held on HVS and CVS. STHARC members are encouraged to attend this Information Session – there is a short presentation followed by Q&A.

STHARC members are encouraged to drive their “Heritage Vehicles” for display at the Guides Hall for our visitors to inspect and discuss with the various owners. STHARC volunteers are encouraged to wear your name tag. This Meeting pro-vides the opportunity for our members to showcase STHARC to the other CHMC affiliated Clubs.

SUNDAY 28 Oct: Meet at the Guides Hall for an optional run to Lawrie & Jane Nock’s place at Sutton (TBC) with some of the CHMC delegates as they head for home. PLEASE ADVISE THE ORGANISERS IF YOU ARE ABLE TO HELP/CONTRIBUTE TO THIS EVENT Allan Boyd mobile: 0427 976 014 Chris Hillbrick-Boyd mobile: 0419 013 263

STHARC Committee (see The Wheel for contact details)


Renewal of Membership for 2018-19

It is drawn to members attentions that Club membership renewal is once again upon us.
Go to STHARC Membership Renewal Form download the form and complete both sides and Email form and direct deposit receipt to the Registrar & Membership Secretary (registrar@stharc.org) or alternately print form, fill out both sides and give to John Corbett and pay treasurer at the June meeting.
Membership renewal fee of $50 is due no later than July 1st, 2018
Pay by direct deposit to STHARC’s Service One Alliance Bank account
BSB 801009 Acc. 1141200
Reference: (please write your name so we know who paid.)


Following discussions with the CHMC over concerns that historic vehicles that had been converted to RHD may have to be transferred from the Historic Vehicle Scheme (HVS) to the new Classic Vehicle Scheme (CVS) the Roads and Maritime Service has amended the Historic Vehicle Scheme policy to allow vehicles with a left-hand (LHD) to right-hand drive (RHD) conversion to be registered in the Scheme. An RMS factsheet explains the policy change (download below) and the RMS webpage for Historic Vehicles has been updated to reflect the policy change.

“Vehicles with a left-hand drive to right-hand drive conversion which are currently registered in the Historic Vehicle Scheme may remain in the scheme.” Applications for new HVS registrations should  “produce certification documentation to support the Historic Vehicle Declaration for a vehicle with a left-hand drive to right-hand drive conversion.”   RMS18.706                          

RMS Factsheet – LHD to RHD HVS 9 Feb 2018.pdf

Article in latest edition of “THE BUSH TELEGRAPH”

An article from another magazine which deals with motor vehicle electrics. It may have some useful information for members. Link to Magazine.

All Bush Telegraph magazines available through the LINKS menu of the STHARC web site.


Notice from the RMS Effective 18/01/2018

Withdrawal of AIS Notice 35 and AIS Notice 35 FAQ

In December 2017, RMS issued AIS Notice 35 and FAQs. These notices advised we couldn’t accept certificates issued under Engineering Certifications Scheme (ECS) when establishing registration for modified or individually constructed vehicles. In response to feedback from our customers about some of the unintended impacts of this change, RMS is working closely with clubs, motoring enthusiasts and other stakeholders to review this policy. Subsequently AIS Notice 35 and the FAQs have been withdrawn. Owners of vehicles certified under ECS, which are not currently registered, should not take any action to re-certify their vehicles until the review is complete and owners of currently registered modified vehicles should note there are no changes to their ability to renew their vehicle’s registration or to their vehicles registration status. We apologise for any inconvenience and expect to be able to provide customers with greater clarity and certainty on the issue shortly.

Roads and Maritime Seri\vices, AIS Online, Friday 19 January 2018.



CHMC Committee members: Ray Ives (President), Keith Packham (Vice-President & Assistant RMS Liaison Officer), Max Beale (Treasurer), Chris Hillbrick-Boyd (Secretary), Barry Garment (Assistant Secretary), Bob Willis (Editor), William Waddell (RMS Liaison Officer), Mike Beale (AHMF Delegate), Jim Hatton (Registrar), Alan Early (Assistant Registrar)

Apology:  Jenny Fawbert (Webmaster)

 Affiliated clubs in attendance (listed alphabetically)

Antique Car Club of Albury Wodonga
Central Coast Antique & Classic Motor Club
Central Coast British Car Club
Classic & Specialist Car Club Northern NSW, The
Coffs Harbour & District Motorcycle Restorers Club
Coonabarabran Automobile Restorers
Dinosaur Drivers Register
Dubbo Antique Automobile Club
Griffith Historic Motor Club
Gundagai Antique Motor Club
Gunnedah Vintage Vehicle Club
Lithgow Vintage Motor Club
Mudgee Antique Motor Club
Namoi Valley Antique Vehicle Club
Newcastle District Vintage & Classic Car Club
Newcastle Restored Vehicle Club
Orange District Antique Motor Club
Parkes Antique Motor Club
South Coast Vintage Car Club
Southern Tablelands Heritage Automotive Restorers Club
Tamworth & District Antique Motor Club
Tamworth Vintage Car Club
Temora Antique Motor Club
Wellington Antique Motor Club

Visitor:  Kootingal Motor Club

Item 1             10am Opening and Welcome.by President Ray Ives to the 2017 CHMC Half Yearly Meeting  and thanked Mudgee AMC for organising the venue, meal and other details.

Welcome to Mudgee and Housekeeping information by Host Club, Mudgee AMC – Richard Bransgrove (President).

Item 2:           Apologies (listed alphabetically).


Australian Motorlife Museum

Ballina District Vehicle Restorers Club

Bellbird Workers Club Automobile Restorers Club

Central Coast Leagues Vintage Drivers Club

Goulburn Historic & Classic Car Club

Griffith Classic Motor Cycle Club

Hastings Auto Restorers Society

Moree Vehicle Restorers Club

Northern Rivers Vintage & Veteran Car Club

Outback Model T Club

Portland Historic Car Club

Vintage Motor Club

As per apologies sheet .None.

Item 3:           Minutes of the 2017 AGM. – Albury, 19 May 2017  – previously circulated to members.

Moved:  Dinosaur Drivers Register  Seconded: Southern Tablelands Heritage Automotive Restorers Club.                                                                                                                                                             Carried.

Item 4:           Business arising from the Minutes.   None.

Item 5:   Correspondence.In /Out since 2017 AGM (Correspondence List included)

Moved:  Antique Car Club of Albury-Wodonga  Seconded:  Newcastle District Vintage & Classic Car Club.                                                                                                                                                            Carried.

Item 6:           Business arising from the Correspondence.

Notice of Motion:  to accept Application for Membership – 6(a) attached

  1. Kootingal Motor Club (application previously circulated)

The Meeting agreed to leave this item until after lunch to allow time for one other of the club’s representatives to arrive to the Meeting.

  1. Crookwell Car Club – application for membership was withdrawn prior to the Meeting.
  2. Club Insurance payments increasing PLI. The Meeting was advised that there is no longer a group CHMC insurance policy; all clubs have individual policies.  Insurance costs are an issue for clubs and each club needs to ask its insurer what is included and what is covered particularly if insurance costs have increased dramatically.  Some clubs identified that undergoing their own scrutineers/inspections was the reason given for increased costs, whereas other clubs shared that their clubs had licensed inspectors to undertake club inspections and no increase was imposed.  Some clubs have discontinued their own inspections whereas other clubs are maintaining them and not experiencing any increase.  The recommendation is to ask your insurance company what it is including in its charges and to shop around.
  3. d) Setting Geographic boundaries for individual clubs. Discussion on this topic centred on abuse of historic plates and the difficulty to monitor individuals, especially if these individuals are members of clubs located in another part of NSW.  Armidale club has set its own boundaries, and this is possible for other clubs to do also, but difficult to enforce.  Many of the delegates did not support distance boundaries and pointed out that vehicles on the Log Book trial made it even more difficult to distinguish abuse of the HVS, whereas Clubs without the log book had vehicles out for events only.  It was highlighted that abuse of the Log Book trial by members driving vehicles with historic plates was not under club control but is an RMS and NSW Police issue.

Item 7:           President’s Report. Ray Ives (verbal report)

Business Arising:..Ray asked that all reports be moved for acceptance at the end of the reports and the Meeting agreed.  No other business.

Item 8:           Financial Reports. Max Beale  General Accounts & Treasurer’s Expenditure Report

Items highlighted were: AHMF fees are for 2 years because late last year, but on time this year.

The Secretary’s honorarium and other expenses by Committee members were donated back to CHMC.

This year’s Annual Rally was later than Easter (May), and future rallies dates will vary also.  Renewals are payable by the AGM with 60 days grace.

The Committee has decided on a strategy for future years:  to post out 1st renewals, with reminders by email to any club addresses CHMC has on hand.  Change of committee members within affiliated clubs has been given as a reason for renewals not being received immediately and led to delayed payments.

Item 9:           Officer Reports.

AHMF Delegate:  Mike Beale  (President, AHMF 2017 )

Mike reported that the 2017 AHMF Meeting was held in Perth.

Some of the issues discussed were:

Attracting younger members into clubs.

National Motoring Heritage Day is not celebrated on the same weekend across the States and Territories although AHMF is attempting to achieve one single day but still experiencing some resistance.

Associate Membership to AHMF- States and Territories are represented, and meetings rotate state to state.  RACV representative Daryl Meek participates actively on AHMF.

Facebook and website has helped retrieve stolen vehicles.

Protection of Moveable Cultural Heritage is a Federal Government Act – but lacks solid funding by the Australian Government, and includes vehicles.

Luxury Car Tax – AHMF working to remove this tax.

Robert Shannon Foundation is currently a registered charity and is seeking tax deductibility for those making donations ie gift recipient classification.  CHMC has had a few successful applicants.  The Foundation is searching for extra funding to help our younger enthusiasts with their restorations.

2020 National Tour week long rally has former AHMF president, Christine Stevens directing it. There is support in Albury Wodonga as the Tour’s final destination. The intention is to utilise the Old Hume Highway and to support participants travelling through the towns.  Others coming from Queensland and rural NSW have indicated travelling down the Newell Highway. A sheet will be provided with the Minutes for each affiliated club.

Asbestos – some companies/individuals are trying to import vehicles with asbestos. AHMF is not financially helping any groups trying to bring in vehicles with asbestos, although AHMF has sent a letter of support only.  One club suggested why not encourage mechanics with asbestos removal licences and have TAFE’s offering courses with asbestos removal in vehicles.  Currently focussed on the building industry since 2003 and only just now being taken up with vehicles.

RMS Liaison Officer:  William Waddell (verbal report)  Bill will be stepping down at the 2018 AGM at Narrabri.  Please consider taking on this position.

HVS Log book trial is extended for a further two years and perhaps a Log Book at the end of the trial, in the meantime RMS continues to issue a log book sheet.

CVS applications – a steady flow.  Vehicles need to be as near as possible to original, especially with paint and graphics.  Paperwork is still a difficulty.  Files coming through via email are often too large to open.  Applicant clubs need to compress files or send more than one email.  Engineering Certificates need to be dated within a reasonable time.  Some of the issues presented have been motorbike converted to a cafe racer, suspensions over modified, Holden with disc brakes but not in that year, red motors for grey, Commodore with port modifications – many of these modifications are pushing the boundaries.

Clubs need to take responsibility/ownership for what is being submitted.  There is some flexibility but CHMC has boundaries that are up on the website.  Photographs should be illuminating and show all sides of the vehicle.  Hidden spots may arouse suspicion.

Some applications are overfilled, that is, the Club Registrar or the applicant has completed not only their own sections but CHMC sections also.  Please be careful, because sometimes applications need to be returned to be completed properly and this delays action and decision making.

Editor:  Bob Willis (verbal report)..

Always encourage clubs to send reports and other items of interest.

Webmaster:  Jenny Fawbert (read out by President in her absence)

Jenny provided statistics about hits on the CHMC website, and the Facebook page monitored by Ian Bradshaw.  Jenny is happy to put up events provided by affiliated clubs and for sales from club’s own members.  If clubs have a website Jenny would appreciate a link included to CHMC.  (Jenny’s written report will be available with the Minutes).

Registrar: Jim Hatton.   As Jim is stepping down as of this Meeting, this position is vacant.  Please consider standing for this role.  See Election of Office Bearers at Item 12.

Jim reported that Club renewals have not been collated due to the later date for renewals and lack of information from clubs.  There have been numerous calls from other clubs interested in CHMC for access to CVS.

Ray finished the reports by stating that CHMC is a heritage based Council in accordance with directions from our affiliated clubs.  CHMC Committee acts in accordance with these directions.  Should our affiliated clubs wish to make changes to the direction taken by CHMC then this needs to be taken up by clubs in time to present to Club delegates at either the AGM or the Half Yearly Meeting.

Motion:  Officers’ Reports be accepted.   Moved:.Newcastle Restored Vehicle Club.

Seconded:  Southern Tablelands Heritage Automotive Restorers Club.                                         Carried.

Item 10:  Annual Rally Updates

2018: Narrabri  Friday 30 March  – Monday 2 April 2018 (Easter). Host club: Namoi Valley Antique Vehicle Club, Mike Beale.  Registration paper & accommodation information on CHMC website.

Mike outlined the plans for the Rally.  The Rally will include a couple of runs.  Friday night will be the AGM, the Rally has the use of the RSL club.  Entry cost for the Rally is $120 to cover the cost of the outside marquee for the 3 days events, if 150 – 200 vehicles are registered; the cost will decrease if less registrations as it will allow the club to use the RSL Club without the need to hire a marquee.  Saturday morning will be the display and judging.  Saturday afternoon is a free afternoon, however there are a couple of options on offer – Santos Gas Field coach tour or self drive fish farm or Australian Telescope, and other local attractions.  Saturday night is a dinner. Sunday’s run is to the Australian Telescope and lunch at the Wee Waa Museum.  Sunday night is the Presentation Night with a light meal – this will be a more casual setting than other Rallies have organised but in keeping with Narrabri.  Monday morning will be the Departure Breakfast.

Accommodation is still available at Narrabri although the motels are experiencing heavier bookings.

Note that heritage roads includes gravel roads.

2019:  Griffith Rally May 2019   Host clubs:  Griffith Historic Car Club and MIA Veteran, Vintage and Classic Car Club, Allan Haggerty.

The two host clubs are Griffith based clubs.  The Rally will incorporate 4 concepts:

  1. Griffith as the centre of the MIA – an engineering feat
  2. Diversity of agriculture, citrus farms and vineyards
  3. City’s design – that of Walter Burley Griffin and wife Marion who also designed Canberra
  4. the People – 50 nationalities in a population of only 50,000 (mainly Italians) – multicultural groups that add to Griffith’s appeal.

The Rally will be held in May and will incorporate National Heritage Motoring Day with the main run on Saturday.

Item 11:         Half Yearly Meetings Update.  Clubs are encouraged to offer to host a meeting.

2018:  Queanbeyan – 27 October 2018 .  Host club Southern Tablelands Heritage Automotive Restorers Club (STHARC), Allan Boyd delegate.  Allan handed out a bag to delegates that included the location of the meeting, maps of Queanbeyan and Canberra, and other items of local interest.  The meeting is well in hand and will be spread over 2 adjacent buildings: the Guides Hall for registration and lunch, and the Scouts Hall for the meeting itself.  Information will be available at the Narrabri Rally also.

2019: ?

2020: ?

Item 12:         Election of Office Bearers.  At this time there were no nominations and the position of Registrar was declared vacant.  However, after lunch the election was held.

Registrar:  Alan Early, Tamworth Vintage Car Club

Nominated:.Tamworth Vintage Car Club.      Seconded: Dinosaur Drivers Register.                      Carried.

Item 13:         GENERAL BUSINESS:  Items for Discussion:

Items for Discussion:

  1. a) 60 Day Log Book Trial for Historic Vehicles in NSW: RMS survey CHMC input. The trial is to continue as is for another two years. Participants are to ensure log book sheet is properly completed  including RMS stamp and original signature.  Another issue is that when travelling for more than a 24 hour period, the time for each day starts and finishes at Midnight.  Although some clubs gave only a few days use per vehicle per log sheet some clubs stated that the average use was around 20 days per year.    Misuse of the log book use has been heard about but very difficult to enforce.  Use of HVS and the log book is dependent upon club culture.  CHMC encourages club growth and events.  Some clubs actively encourage member commitment, participation and entitlement; one club described its point system for its members to retain historic registration whereby members much achieve 30 participation points minimum annually; other clubs are not so active nor concerned.

What the insurance companies consider when vehicles are on the log book trial may conflict with RMS statements.  RMS personal use description is wider than some insurance companies descriptions of personal use.  Members need to continually monitor the terms of their Insurance companies Product Disclosure Statement (PDS), as these sometimes change with very little notification, and sometimes place limits on the use of vehicles.  Limits on the number of consecutive days use can sometimes be altered by contacting the insurer.

Lunch Break

Resumed with Item 6 Notice of Motion:  to accept Application for Membership – 6(a) attached.

Kootingal Motor Club (application previously circulated)

Greg Orford, Kootingal Motor Club, introduced the club to the Meeting.  Greg stated it is a small club of 110-120 members, was established 15 years with most vehicles on the Historic Vehicle Scheme but a few on CVS, and about 20 on full registration.

Moved:  Dinosaur Drivers Register    Seconded:  Tamworth & District Antique Motor Club           Carried.

  1. b) CVS discussions: CHMC has distributed to all affiliated clubs guidelines on HVS and CVS

as administered by CHMC.  Following this Meeting CHMC is providing the opportunity for further information and discussion at the Information Session.  Where does CHMC fit with CVS?

  1. c) Robert Shannon Foundation: engaging the youth. As AHMF delegate Mike Beale had given an account of the Foundation in his report there were no further questions.
  2. d) AHMF National Event/Celebration 2020:

Albury-Wodonga mooted as the meeting city for this event. How can CHMC clubs contribute to this event? Discussion of ideas.  This item was covered by AHMF delegate Mike Beale.  Flyers were distributed on the tables for delegates to read and take home to their clubs for discussion.

  1. e) Any Other General Business:
  2. Travellers Pack: due for an update but there is a printing cost.  Discussion of whether CHMC reproduce the Pack in hard copy or put up on the website.  The Meeting indicated that only one or two members have used the Pack/or been contacted.  If on the website it would be available to be downloaded providing contact name/phone contact/locality.

Motion: That the travellers pack information be placed on the web site and that CHMC will no longer supply a printed version.

Moved:  Classic & Specialist Car Club Northern NSW

Seconded: Newcastle District Vintage & Classic Car Club                                                              Carried.

CHMC will contact each Club for contact details updates.

Mike Beale, President AHMF, would like to go nationally and requested the Meeting to include details on the AHMF website – to be taken up further at the next meeting.

  1. 2018 Autumn Tour for pre 1931 vehicles, Parkes Antique Motor Club (PAMC)

Saturday & Sunday 4-5 May 2018

Entry form available in November from PAMC: Barry Garment is the contact.  Anyone interested please send request to parkesantiquemotorclub@gmail.com

Tour will consist of 1 ½ days or 2 Day tour depending when a participant joins the Tour.

  1. Log Book Trial questions from Coffs Harbour Motorcycle Restorers Club. Answers given  where possible:

Is the Log Book trial finished – no, the Log Book trial extended for a further 2 years

Any increased costs by RMS – not known

Record of vehicles on HVS – RMS regulation: each club must keep records

Club Inspectors, does CHMC have any requirements – no.

Use of pink slip as an alternative to scrutineers – club decision. Some clubs indicated they use pink slips.

Club insurance – covered previously.

Renewals:  3 RMS requirements:

  1. vehicle is in safe condition and roadworthy,
  2. conforms to HVS , and
  3. applicant is a financial member of an RMS registered club.

The Robert Shannon Foundation (Important information for members below the age of 30).

The Robert Shannon Foundation was established in 2003 to perpetuate the memory of Robert Shannon, founder of Shannons Insurance, who died unexpectedly in March 2000. Robert was an avid classic car enthusiast, who especially enjoyed his 1930 Invicta S Type. He was a strong supporter of the historic motoring movement and was concerned that it was not attracting enough younger people, particularly in the areas of the preservation and restoration of classic vehicles.
The Robert Shannon Foundation has no connection with the Shannons Insurance organisation. All correspondence related to the Robert Shannon Foundation should be sent to the Robert Shannon Foundation through the relevant State Council  The purpose of the Foundation is to encourage people under the age of 30 to become involved in the restoration and preservation of veteran, vintage, post-vintage, historic 50’s, historic 60’, historic 70’s and historic 80’s vehicles up to 30 years old. Robert Shannon Foundation Webpage
The Foundation may:
–  help with the purchase of specialist tools or equipment
–  assist with the actual cost of restoration work
–  contribute toward TAFE or other fees
–  contribute toward any project considered worthwhile by the Trustees.


John Cornwell’s Funeral Honour Guard

Thank you to all who were able attended the funeral of foundation club member and friend John Cornwell.  I’m sure that John would have appreciated our presence and I know that Ronda appreciated the support and respect for John that our presence demonstrated.  The honour guard comprised 23 STHARC club vehicles.            Lawrie Nock STHARC Secretary

STHARC Members in attendance:

John Corbett with Ronda Cornwell in John and Ronda Cornwell’s 1954 FJ Holden

Albert Neuss & Pauline Campbell                                         1941 Chrysler

Kenny & Kay Carratt                                                                1965 HD Holden ute

Ron & Anne Scattergood and Colleen Templeman                 1968 Humber Snipe

Paul Cunneen                                                                            1939 Plymouth

Geoff & Jeanette Rudd                                                              1962 Valiant S

John & Rosemary Thomas                                                        1963 EH Holden

Malcolm & Donny Stewart                                                        1977 Holden HX Statesman

Marshall McCarron                                                                   450SLC Mercedes

Graeme Bates                                                                         1956 Ford Mainline ute

Max & Lucy Rugala                                                                 Chevrolet Impala

Garry & Ros Hatch                                                                  1954 Dodge

Krystyna McLeish                                                                    450SLC Mercedes

James, Gracie & Pam Corbett                                               1948 Pilot “Bonnie”

Brian & Benita Thomas                                                          1986 BMW 325

Tony & Christine Brown                                                          1966 Ford Mustang

Jane Nock                                                                              Jane’s Bentley S2

David Arton                                                                            1968 VW Beetle

Allan & Chris Boyd                                                                 1971 VW Beetle

Max & Marie de Oliver                                                            Mini Moke

David & Lynette Torricke Barton                                              Morris Minor

John & Ziggy Kaczmarek                                                      1975JGS Falcon

Joe & Maureen Vavra                                                             Austin 1800 ute

Lawrie Nock                                                                           1953 Packard Clipper

Bob Cannon                                                                           Modern

Malcolm & Hazel Roxburgh                                                    Modern

Ray & Barbara Malam                                                             Modern

Chris Forsey                                                                              Modern

And from Canberra Antique and Classic

“Smokey” Phillip Cancillier and his wife                                  1939 Buick Business Coupe

Farewell to Foundation member John Cornwell

12/4/1939 — 13/10/2017

It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of John Cornwell a Foundation member of STHARC. He was an active Club member, who could always be relied upon to lend a helping hand at meetings, raffles, building the Club trailer, Events Director and Property Officer. He along with his wife, won the most attendance at meetings Award every year bar this year. He also won the Club member of the Year Award several times.

He believed in restoring cars rather than buying finished products. John was a perfectionist when it came to panel beating and painting often telling members he was helping to ‘keep their hands off’ his work.  He was renowned for his quality panel beating skills, with many a Club member calling on him to advise or help fix a dented car or two. He owned an FJ Holden, which he restored from scratch and it took pride of place in his garage. He purchased an FE Holden but due to health reasons was unable to finish the job so sold it. He purchased a 1974 Mercedes 450, which was easier for him to drive. The Corolla came from a relation but he later sold this too.

When Corbett’s were going to a wedding and James had an accident with the car at 11am, John immediately came around and beat the panel out so that the car was ready for the wedding at 2pm. He painted Graham Bate’s Ford Mainline Ute and John Thomas’s Ute was panel beaten and painted by him.

On a Young trip he ‘short sheeted’ the girls’ bed in the caravan and had to run for his life to avoid the repercussions from the girls. John went regularly to the June Wagga Rally

He was also a regular participant at the Collector Pumpkin Festival, Crookwell Potato Festival and mid-week runs.

John was a kind and caring person who loved to share a laugh and joke. He will be sadly missed by all Club members.

By John Thomas. John Corbett and Geoff Rudd

Vale Charlie McCarron

Charlie McCarron was known to some members of STHARC.  He was the owner of the local Holden dealership in Canowindra which was subsequently turned into a motor museum. Charlie passed away on 16 August 2017.  Details are at Canowindra news.com.au.


No club membership means NO CONDITIONAL REGISTRATION of your vehicle.

Link to membership renewal form to be completed and passed to Registrar. 


SERVICE ONE Alliance Bank

BSB 801 009 Account 1141200

Reference is your name so we know who has made the transfer.

CVS Club Package  Link to guidelines and documents required on getting your vehicle certified for CVS registration (Modified Vehicles)


As discussed at the 7 March meeting, STHARC has made a decision to participate in the CVS.  Chris asked at the meeting if STHARC would be prepared to host a regional meeting at which interested clubs and vehicle owners associated with CHMC could meet with officials of CHMC for briefings.  There did not seem to be any objection to the idea from those present.  Committee should formalize its response to this at its next meeting.  Chris suggested that if we are to do something it probably needs to happen in April and the sooner the better.

The hard copy of the documentation is held by myself and is available to any committee member who wants to access it.  The documentation attached should be loaded onto our website for members to access.

I am attaching my version of the minutes from tonight’s meeting for consideration and comment.  If there are no obvious issues it is the version I intend to treat as the minutes of the meeting for publication in the next newsletter.

Lawrie Nock

Secretary, STHARC

On Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 0:44, Chris Hillbrick-Boyd <secretarychmc@gmail.com> wrote:

CHMC Affiliated Clubs

Dear Club Secretary,

Attached is the CVS Club Package that provides the guidelines and documents for registering vehicles on the CVS.

CHMC reiterates that CVS is not compulsory and that your club may not wish to participate and do not intend endorsing applications for CVS registration.

As stated by the CHMC President, CHMC is committed primarily to preservation of the HVS, and is participating in CVS primarily for the benefit of those Clubs which have members with vehicles that do not properly fit within the guidelines for HVS.

Also, CHMC is prepared to conduct regional Forums, the first of which is scheduled to be at Inverell on Saturday April 1, 2017.

Should any Club wish to host or co-host such a forum please contact me as soon as possible.

Kindest regards

Chris Hillbrick-Boyd

Secretary, CHMC

Delegate to CACTMC   


The Classic Vehicle Scheme (CVS)

Council of Heritage Motor Clubs (CHMC) approval as a Classic Vehicle Scheme (CVS) Approved Organisation.

CHMC was notified today by email from the RMS that our application to be an Approved Organisation for the issue of Classic Vehicle Scheme registration to financial members of clubs affiliated with the CHMC was granted by RMS.  Concurrently with the notification, the RMS website was updated to reflect this approval.

 The RMS website to view details is: www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/registration/get-nsw-registration/classic-vehicles/index.html Click on Classic Vehicles and go to Classic Vehicles:  Background.

This approval does not mean that all clubs affiliated with CHMC have to take up the CVS.  Rather it is a club by club decision.  CHMC as an Approved Organisation gives those affiliated clubs the opportunity to access CVS if it is their Club’s decision to do so.

The process CHMC will be adopting differs from that published by ACMC and its affiliates, and will initially not involve the management fee charged by that organisation.  CHC is organising the supply to Clubs of the necessary application forms and guidelines for members who wish to participate in CVS.

A further detailed announcement will be provided to all Clubs as soon as this is done, as will arrangements for regional and Clubs visits as proposed in my letter dated 12 December 2016.

Warmest wishes

Ray Ives

President C.H.M.C.

22 February 2017


Important for Club Members

The Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) introduced the Classic Vehicle Scheme (CVS) on 19 December 2016, that includes standard and modified vehicles weighing no more than 3.5 GVM.

This new scheme does not replace the Historic Vehicle Scheme (HVS) but is a new scheme that allows modified vehicles to be registered on Conditional Registration with all the benefits that such schemes provide for our club members.  As with the Historic Vehicle Scheme (HVS), vehicles must be at least 30 years old and the club member must be a financial member of STHARC (which is an approved RMS historic club).

The Classic Vehicle Scheme (CVS) encompasses modifications to eligible vehicles that are within the ambit of RMS VSI 6.  Any vehicles that do not meet the RMS VSI 6 must have an engineers’ certificate by a certified VSCCS approved member. 

If you believe you have a vehicle eligible for registration under Classic Vehicle Scheme (CVS), whether currently on full registration, on Historic Vehicle Scheme (HVS) or a new registration, do not hesitate to contact the STHARC Registrar to become familiar with the process for Classic Vehicle Scheme (CVS) registration.

The RMS has notified appropriate Councils and Associations that it expects all approved RMS historic club members who may have vehicles that meet the new Classic Vehicle Scheme (CVS) to move across to this scheme.   A “period of grace” has been given to members to do this, after which any vehicles found on Historic Vehicle Scheme (HVS) that are found to be modified will incur fines for both the club member and the club. 


Wearing of club membership badges

The membership of STHARC has increased by about one third since 2015.  This means a lot of new faces and names for existing members and for the new members even more new faces and names.  The Committee considered a suggestion from a club member that we should actively encourage members to wear their name badges at club meetings and events.  This simple courtesy will help all of us to associate more easily.  It was decided that the club will purchase some stick on name tags so that members who have forgotten their badges can be easily identified by other members who do not already know them.

Would club members please make a special effort to wear their club badges to future meetings and events. 


Members. If you missed Jennifer Douglas’s story on the Fergie tractor at Wentworth, (Hazel on Landline) catch up with ABC Open.   Click Here.


  UPDATE 11th August 2016 from    Council of ACT Motor Clubs Inc.

URGENT Council Communique – August 2016

 Official complaint received from RTA about club members offering their vehicles for hire:

It has been brought to the attention of the Road and Traffic Authority (RTA) in the ACT that car club members are advertising their vehicles for paid hire for school formals and weddings. Most advertising is through social media.

Unless the vehicle is accredited to be used as a hire vehicle and the driver holds a W classification on their driver’s licence it is illegal and an offence under section 75 of the Road Transport (Public Passenger Services) Act 1999 for a person to pretend to be accredited to operate a hire car service for reward.

The RTA have advised that inspectors will be actively attending end of year formals to check unlicensed vehicles participating in end of year school formals. Additionally the Authority will be contacting people who place advertisements on social media websites who are not accredited, but advertising their services.

Such behaviour reflects badly on the car club movement and anyone found to be not abiding by the rules and regulations concerning hire vehicles should be ashamed of themselves and their club should take appropriate action to discipline them.

It is not illegal to use a CRS registered vehicle to take friends and relatives to school formals and weddings provided

No fees are to be charged.

Thank you

If unsure of your circumstance please contact STHARC Committee,

Contact the Web Master if you have news that will be of interest to members and would like it to be entered on this page.

Malcolm Roxburgh


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