This is a presentation delivered at the AHMF AGM in Adelaide.

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Face-to-face training courses have finished for 2011. CAMS would like to thank everyone who participated in the courses and give a special thank you to all of our course presenters for giving up their time and effort for this training. If it wasn't for the volunteer efforts of our course presenters, these courses would not have been possible.
We will soon begin planning the 2012 officials training calendar. If you would like to express your interest (or your club's interest) in any of the courses that CAMS conducts, please contact Simon Lakeman on 1300 883 959 or



The National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 consultation draft was released for public comment today.

All Australians are encouraged to have their say on saving lives on our roads by providing their ideas on the National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 consultation draft released for public comment by the Australian Transport Council (ATC) today.

Catherine King, Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport, said all road users play a crucial role in helping to reduce accidents and road trauma.

“With road safety being one of my key responsibilities I am keen to hear what our nation has to say on the issue. It is time to have a national conversation about road safety” Ms King said.

“The National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 will provide the framework for Australia’s governments to tackle the tragedy and pain of road crashes.

“We are coming into the holiday season and I plea to Australians road users to be safe on our roads. We all share the responsibility of making this years holiday toll as low as possible.”

“Living in regional Australia I have seen the devastation road deaths and serious injuries cause to local communities–now we all have the chance to help cut the toll.

“Everyone can provide input on the draft which is aimed at Safe Roads, Safe Speeds, Safe Vehicles, and Safe People.

“The draft strategy makes the point that Australians should not regard death and serious injury as an inevitable cost of road travel. It targets a 30 per cent reduction in fatalities and serious injuries in the next ten years.

“With road crashes killing 1,500 people each year, seriously injuring 30,000, and costing the economy $27 billion, we must do more to change the way we think and respond to the road safety challenge.

“The draft was developed by the Commonwealth and state and territory road authorities and now road safety campaigners, researchers, community groups, and even individuals have the chance to contribute to this key strategy to save lives.

“I encourage everyone to stand up and have their say for the future,” Ms King concluded.

The National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 will set the road safety landscape across the nation for the next ten years.

The National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 consultation draft and details on making comments are available at

The consultation period closes on 11 February 2011.


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Festival of Sporting Cars  (FoSC)
President’s Queensland Flood Relief Appeal Raffle.
In an effort to raise money to help our friends and everyone affected by Queensland floods our President Chris Payoe has generously donated the 10 highly desirable raffle prizes listed below.
Raffle tickets are $5.00 each and will be on sale at Wakefield Park on 12-13 February 2011 weekend and by email from All money from ticket sales will be donated to the Queensland Flood Relief Appeal. The Raffle will be drawn on February 28th 2010 and the winners notified by post or email. Please dig deep and help us demonstrate the community spirit and camaraderie we value so much!

1st Prize:  Formula One – Unseen Archives produced by Tim Hall, UK Daily Mail.
Plus Formula One – Years 1950’s to 2000 produced by UK Daily Telegraph
2nd Prize Historic Racing Amaroo 1984 – Tribute to Jaguar programme with Stirling Moss autograph.
Plus Australia Post special stamped cards with Jane, Brock, Jones, Brabham & Webber
3rd Prize Historic Racing Eastern Creek 1996 – Tribute to Brabham    programme, with Sir Jack Brabham autograph & poster.
4th Prize Historic Racing Eastern Creek 2003 – Tribute to Ron Tauranac programme & poster – both signed by Ron Tauranac
5th Prize Australia Post first day covers for Adelaide Grand Prix from 1985 to 1994
6th Prize Life at the Limit, Triumph & Tragedy in Formula One by Professor Sid Watkins
7th Prize Historic Racing Amaroo  1989 – Tribute to Ferrari programme & poster
8th Prize THE MAESTRO FANGIO RETURNS poster – Adelaide     Grand Prix 1986
9th Prize  Historic Racing Amaroo 1986 poster
10th  Prize Historic Racing Amaroo 1997 poster


cmc-logo-smallI have been dealing with the Australian Legislative System with regard to motor vehicles for over 30years, specifically in relation to certification and homologation of vehicles under the Australian Design Rules. I still sit on the Technical Committee of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries on behalf of several major new vehicle manufacturers as a consultant.

In business I’ve come up against many problems, which people have had with respect to the importation of used vehicles, and offer the following advice.

The current arrangements are very clear and easy to follow.

The most important aspect is to not buy a car on impulse and to make absolutely certain that the vehicle you want to buy can firstly, be imported and secondly, used on public roads. It is an offence under the Motor Vehicles Standard Act to illegally import a vehicle.

It is not difficult to import a vehicle, which was manufactured prior to 1 January 1989. Any vehicle later than this would need to meet specific criteria with regard to it’s compliance with Australian Design Rules and may require specialised testing and approval.

Modified cars, replica cars, hot rods, specials and/or any re-manufactured vehicle would be considered to be individually constructed and their date of manufacture would be considered to be the date at which it was completed in its current form. For example, a 1934 Ford sedan fitted with a modern V8 engine, Jaguar rear end , disc brakes etc. and constructed in 2005 is NOT a 1934 Ford. It is an individually constructed vehicle and would be subjected to those restrictions and/or regulations in force in 2005.

Before proceeding with any import, do your homework. Don’t rely totally on information from anyone selling a car, especially if they are not residents of Australia. Contact the Imports section of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Services and Local Government. Full details are provided on their website at;

This is an excellent guide to importing a vehicle and is explained in very simple terms. It also has useful links and the import documents can be downloaded from this site as well.

You will also need to make certain that the vehicle can be registered and advice should be sought from the NSW RTA. Also have an import agent sort out the detail for Customs clearance. All contact details are on the Department of Infrastructure website.

Remember, it’s your car and your responsibility. Do not falsify documents and make sure that you are clear on the detail provided by the authorities in regard to bringing the car into Australia. The authorities will be extremely helpful if you are honest in your dealings and provide everything they need to assist you.

John Lindsay - CMC Delegate MG Car Club Sydney