Riverland Customs & Classics are a “recognized motor vehicle club” by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles SA and are able to issue approvals to club members for club registration of historic, prescribed left hand drive and street rod vehicles in accordance with the Motor Vehicles Act and Regulations.
Club Registration Authorized Persons will inspect and assess members vehicles for compliance and complete all administrative processes as required by the “Code of Practice for Historic, Left Hand Drive and Street Rod Vehicles 90 day Club Registration Scheme” Club Registration – Code of Practice PDF.
Other vehicles, if 30 years or more have elapsed since 1 January of the year in which the vehicle was manufactured, that are owned by or registered in the name of a Riverland Customs & Classics member may also be approved for Club Registration, but not recognized as a club vehicle.
Definitions for vehicles acceptable for club registration are:
Historic: A motor vehicle is a historic vehicle, if 30 years or more have elapsed since 1 January of the year in which the vehicle was manufactured. Any vehicle fitting this definition is eligible for the Scheme provided it can legally be driven on public roads in its current configuration.
Left-hand drive: A motor vehicle is a left hand drive vehicle, if 30 years or more have elapsed since 1 January of the year in which the vehicle was manufactured, and that vehicle has its steering wheel on the left of the longitudinal axis of the vehicle.
The vehicle must have a Left Hand Drive Exemption in the form of a Certificate of Exemption pursuant to section 163AA of the Road Traffic Act 1961 and must include any vehicle modifications outside of those permitted.
Street Rod: A motor vehicle is a street rod vehicle if it is a motor vehicle that has been modified for safe use on roads and has a body and frame that were built before 1949 or is a replica of a vehicle the body and frame of which were built before 1949.
The street rod vehicle must also have in force an exemption under section 163AA of the Road Traffic Act 1961 from compliance with specified Australian Design Rules or other vehicle standards prescribed under that Act.
In the event that a club registered vehicle is found to be in contravention of the conditions of club registration by the recognized authorized club persons or relevant government authorities/personnel, the membership of the vehicle owner may be reviewed and considered for cancellation by the Executive. Upon cancellation of membership, any club registration privileges previously afforded to the expelled member will also cease.
Administration fees for compliance inspection payable to the Club:
- Initial inspection of first car – $50
- Inspection of second and additional cars – $25 each
Once approved by the Club’s Authorised Person the owner is responsible for submitting the necessary paperwork and payment of any associated fees to the Registrar of Motor Vehicles.
Upon expiry or replacement (if required) of the Club Registration Log Book a fee (to be determined) will be payable to the Club.
May and June meetings may be used to update Club Registration log book membership after payment of annual club membership fees.