Members please note: July and August meetings will start at 7.30 pm as we will be having guest speakers
The new code of practice is effective as of July 1st 2017, any vehicles 30 years or older are eligible including left hand drive, historic vehicles and street rods.
Members Please Note: Log Book – Important Changes
We have, until recently, understood that only one entry per day was required to record the use of our Club Vehicles in the Log Book.
The Federation has received information from the DPTI that this interpretation is no longer correct in light of the wording of the “Code of Practice 2017”, which says:
3.6 Vehicle owners must ensure records for each journey undertaken in a conditionally registered vehicle are listed in the log book issued by the recognised motor vehicle club. The date of the journey and a brief description of the journey must be recorded before each journey commences. The driver must also sign the book (next to the particulars of use) before each journey commences.
Therefore, should you change drivers, that driver must also enter the details of the journey, use the next line, same date, same details, different driver signature. Therefore there would be TWO lines entered for the same date.
This has no impact on the number of days you can use your vehicle, which is still 90 per year of registration. It may, however, mean that there are more lines in the log book than days of use. To take that to its logical conclusion, if TWO people drove the vehicle on EVERY occasion, and the vehicle was used for 90 days, then there would be 180 entries in the log book. Although it is unlikely, should you run out of lines in your log book, it may be necessary to obtain a new one from the Club Registrars.
Let’s look at a couple of examples.
You go on a journey with your partner.
You start driving, so you enter the details in the log book as usual, with your signature as the driver.
Your partner takes over the driving, he/she enters the same date and details on the next line in the log book, but with his/her signature as driver.
You take over driving again, so you enter the same date and details on the next line in the log book, but with your signature as driver.
There have been 3 lines used up in the log book, but only one days use (date).
You drive to the garage to have some work done on your vehicle, so you enter the details in the log book, with your signature as the driver.
A mechanic needs to test drive your vehicle, so on the next line, he enters the details in the log book, with his signature as the driver.
Another mechanic also needs to test drive your vehicle, maybe after the work is completed, so he also enters the details in the log book (on the next line), with his signature as the driver.
All is OK, so you come to drive the vehicle home. So again you enter the details in the log book (on yet another next line), with your signature as the driver.
There have been 4 lines used up in the log book, but only one days use (date).
At the end of the day, if you are unlucky enough to be pulled over by the Police, or have an accident, they will expect to see the driver’s signature on the last line of use for that day in the log book. Failure to do so could result in the vehicle being deemed unregistered, with all the usual consequences that entails, including loss of insurance.
Sound like overkill? Absolutely, but if we want to avail ourselves of the scheme, we need to abide by the rules (and perhaps try to get them changed). In reality, it probably won’t make a lot of difference to most of us, but it is just something else we need to be aware of. Any questions, please call me or see me at a meeting.
GAME OBSESSION EXPO
A Game Obsession Expo will be held in Mannum on Sunday 5th August 2018 at The Mannum Showgrounds from 9.30 am until 4.30 pm. Admission: Adults $18 Children $2 or Family $20, if you wish to display your vehicle please complete entry form (link below), admission is free for participating vehicles and driver. For more information and contact details see poster below.
The Model A Ford Club has made a request for persons to act at Marshalls for two events being held in relation to it hosting the National Ford A Meet, on Thursday, 4th (Mandatory Run) and Saturday 6th October, (Display Day) of this year.
The Mandatory Run (4/10/18) begins at Unity College and travels to Mount Pleasant for morning tea and then to Mary Ann Reserve at Mannum. Marshalls are needed en route in the following areas:- Murray Bridge, between Dawesley & Brukunga, Nairne/Woodside area, Mount Torrens area, Mount Pleasant and Mannum. Anyone volunteering will be able to join in the activities once the back-up vehicle has passed your station.
The Display Day will be held at Finlayson Reserve, Murray Bridge (Wharf area), when Marshalls to help with car parking and security will be needed between approx 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
If you can help, please contact Gary Fischer (0439 853 229).
Our Club has been invited to park vehicles on Display Day. Cars are to be parked on site by 9:30 a.m. Cars may leave after 2:00 p.m. There will be an information tent, Coffee Van, Food Van and possibly a radio broadcast on the day. Shannon’s insurance will also have a display.
The public is admitted between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (gold coin donation).
Further info in future magazine/s or contact Gary Fischer (0439 853 229).
CLUB AND RALLY RULES
The Auto Collectors Club of Murray Bridge Inc.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF EVENT/RUN PARTICIPANTS
Participants must be at the Event/Run departure point at the time designated. If you have nominated to attend but are unable to, please let Event Marshall/Run Leader know as soon as possible.
Participants shall obey directions given by the Event Marshall/Run Leader.
Participants may overtake slower vehicles on the run if they wish providing it is safe to do so..
Participants to leave at least 100m between vehicles unless about to overtake.
Participants should assist “general public” vehicles to overtake where appropriate and exhibit courtesy to other road users at all times.
Render assistance to other participants experiencing difficulties as appropriate.
When leaving a stopping place such as a picnic ground, make sure that the area is left as it was found.
During summer months, ensure that there is no fire ban before lighting barbecues.
Alcohol is strictly limited to meal breaks only.
Make the Event as trouble free as possible by ensuring that your vehicle is mechanically sound before leaving home.
Members must not stand or gather on the right hand side of their vehicles on sides of roadways.
All members must drive their vehicles in a manner which reflects positively on the Club.
If indicators are not fitted to the vehicle, appropriate hand signals must be used at all times
Carry current, suitably endorsed, Log Book and Certificate(s) of Exemption as applicable.
All vehicles must be in a roadworthy condition.
Passengers are to be limited to the seating capacity of the vehicle. Where fitted, seat belts must be worn.
Participants to notify Event Marshall/Run Leader should they need to depart the event/run before the intended completion time.
DUTIES of EVENT MARSHALL/RUN LEADER
Ensure Event/Run starts on time.
Issue and collect itinerary sheets and competition forms as necessary.
Run Leader should attempt to travel at 80Kph on an open road or freeway.
Run leader must ensure all participants are aware of the next stopping point where participants will re-group.
Where possible, maintain check on the presence of all vehicles in the Event.
When designated, ensure that the ‘Tail End Charlie’ is fully equipped with mobile phone, tow rope, water, etc. as appropriate. ‘Tail End Charlie’ to also ensure no one is left behind
Act as Club representative in the event of an accident or unusual circumstances.
Applicants for Provisional Membership must be present in person when their application is presented to the club at a General Meeting.
On first joining the Club, for the first year of membership, newly accepted members shall be classed as “Provisional Members”. In that year, Provisional Members will be required to attend at least:-
Two meetings and one event
One meeting and two events
At the end of twelve months, if they have satisfactorily completed the above, the Membership Officer will confirm their status as a Full Member. Provisional Members shall have the same rights and responsibilities as Full Members.
There are two main DPTI documents that persons who have vehicles on “Club Registration”, or intend to have, must be familiar with.
Club Registration Code of Practice Effective 1 July 2017
MR1457 Modifications to Passenger Cars, Utilities, Panel Vans and 4WD Passenger Vehicles
Copies of these documents may be accessed by clicking on the above links.
In addition, the following rules apply to members availing themselves of “Club Registration” through THIS club:-
The vehicle must be inspected by a Club Registrar before an MR334 or Log Book will be issued.
Any modifications must be legal. This may be determined by, but not limited to, MR1457.
Those applying for “Club Registration” must be aware that the Club Registrar is obliged to report to the DPTI, any questionable modifications that do not have a “Certificate of Exemption” issued for them. This MAY require inspection at Regency Park.
The Club Registrars from time to time, may request the inspection of any vehicle.
A “Review Committee” has been formed within the club, to clarify any issue should a dispute arise from this process