Wednesday, 2 October 2019
HISTORIC AND CLASSIC LOG BOOKS TO STAY
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole,
L to R: Paul Toole, Thoroughbred Sports Car Club President Stephen Knox,
Australian Confederation of Motor Clubs President Tony O'Donnell, Council of Motor Clubs Membership Secretary Lester Gough
Historic and classic car enthusiasts will have more opportunities to hit the road outside club events thanks to the Liberal & Nationals Government making log books a permanent feature this week.
Minister for Regional Transport and Roads Paul Toole said 50,000 cars had participated in the log book scheme during its trial period.
“We know owners of these cars want to be able to take them out for a spin and share their love of these cars with others - that’s why we’ve made it easier for them to keep track of how often they drive them,” Mr Toole said.
“Under this scheme, historic and classic car owners can drive their vehicles for up to 60 days each year outside of club organised events.”
Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance said Transport for NSW would deliver phased improvements to the log book scheme over the next 12 months.
“We are looking at ways to ensure compliance of the conditional registration and to support motorists by ensuring they have a say in the log book format,” Mr Constance said.
“Drivers will need to continue to record the vehicle’s use in the log book and be a member of a Transport for NSW recognised classic or historic vehicle club or approved organisation to use the log book.”
Australian Confederation of Motor Clubs President Tony O’Donnell welcomed the announcement.
“The logbook scheme allows owners to more easily enjoy and share the pleasure of our vehicles with each other and the community,” Mr O’Donnell said.
“Its confirmation as a permanent scheme encourages our long term commitment to our lifestyle, event participation and the stability of the industry and jobs we support.”