Z32 Historic Rego

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  1. timothyds

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    So my car just turned 30 and I'm thinking of going to Historic rego, my brother has it for his 1989 Gtr. Has anyone here done it?
    How have people gone with slight modifications? I have bigger brakes and need bigger wheels to fit them do you think this would fall under the "Historic vehicles must be as close to original condition as possible, with no alterations except for safety features such as seatbelts and turn indicators, or period accessories and options, if desired" SAFETY FEATURES? I cant find any oem wheels bigger than 16 inch.

    Also after recommendations for the 100,000km service in Sydney area (south is better as i am in Moss Vale)
     
  2. MikeZ32

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    You'll need to more research into RTA rules. Do they need to see the car or just accept a blue slip plus a roady? If the latter, you can pass most of the mods off as safety improvements due to standard parts being discontinued. This would also depend on who is writing out the paperwork for you.
     
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  3. zx299

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    You must belong to a Historic Vehicle club and very limited vehicle usage (other than club outings) must be religiously recorded in a logbook which can be inspected by the police at any time (with dire consequences for non compliance)

    It is Historic Vehicle registration, not Hotrod registration, so the vehicle is to be in original, un-modified condition (seatbelt & blinkers may be added to early model vehicles for safety)

    It's not just cheap rego, there are a vast number of rules and regulations (RMS/club/Bush Council) that must be adhered to in order to entitle you to Historic Vehicle registration
     
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  4. Crisis

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    From what I've heard you can cover normal weekend use as a 2nd car quite cheaply. Rego, insurance and other savings.
    Can anyone recommend a Historic Car register? Can we set this group up to cover Zed Historic rego?
     
  5. MickW

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    My findings in VIC -
    I went onto red club rego plates a few years ago when my Zed hit 25 years of age and reached Classic staus. Rego fees dropped a lot, I just paid $80.00 recently in Victoria for 45 days of driving per year. I can upgrade to 90 driving days at any time during the year for an extra $65.00
    I had to join a registered car club and pay yearly fees ( modest ) and do mandatory attendance to X amount of club meetings per year to qualify for renewal of the membership. I had to supply current photos of the car and get a roadworthy certificate for it before being accepted. They were mildly savage about modifications. I couldn't bullshit them about modifications, they knew their stuff.
    Be aware that your red club plates will be be noted by toll cameras and diligent cops.
    If you get pulled over for any reason including RBT's they might ask for your logbook. If it's not accurate then bye bye to your club plates and cheap rego and insurance and hello to a hefty fine. So don't try to scam the club rego red plate system.
     
  6. jellybeans

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    Just been through this.
    In NSW about $90 for the 1st year which includes buying the historic plate and about $50 each year after that. This includes the green slip or third party personal. Don't forget to get 3rd party property as well as a minimum.
    I am using the log book trial system which entitles you to 60 trips per year. The RTA asked me if i wanted to do this one which makes me think there is another version to the log book trial. But when i asked why its called a trial and what other options to the log book there were they said they had no idea.
    My club fees were $50 per year but this could vary along with the requirements to join a particular club.
    I haven't even fitted the plates or been for a drive yet as ive been too busy. But to me this is the beauty of the system you are not wasting money on rego on a car you drive, 20 or less times a year. I had to list any mods and supply a photo of the car to the club.

    Another local guy with a historic car told me they pull him over every time they see him to check his log book. Depending on were you live and what the local cops are like they might get to know you pretty well.
     
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  7. MickW

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    Another point to mention -
    Probably the same in all states, but in VIC if you drive the car you're good for the entire day. As in, you don't need to put an entry in the logbook more than once for that day.
     
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    further to this i was told by the RTA that if going on a multi day road trip it could be considered 1 journey. Don't quote me on this.
     
  9. zx299

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    New log book entry for each driver change on the same day.

    In NSW you MUST make a new log book entry if you change drivers .......... this even applies to mechanics or wheel aligners taking it for a test drive.
     
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    i did feel when i left the RTA that i did not receive enough or in fact any information on the restrictions. should have come with a manual. Are you getting this off the website zx299?
     
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    I have been a Historic Vehicle car club member for 14yrs
     
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    Not in VIC mate, it's a daily thing. If you stay overnight even on a car club sanctioned event you still have to count the next day as a new day / new drive.
     
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    That's a bit Draconian, but probably not commonly encountered. Thanks for adding to the knowledge base Ian :)
     
  14. zx299

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    We don't need to fill out the log book on any event sanctioned by our club (this includes events organised by other clubs where your club has an official invitation to attend), even on a 3 or 4 day run ........ but, you MUST carry proof the event has been sanctioned (a copy of your club magazine listing the designated event is the easiest way)
     
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    So the plates are on and purple too! don't think I will ever do 60 drives in a year so not worried about any restrictions.
     
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    A bit off topic: It would be nice if they offered cheaper rego purely according to km driven. As I only clock up 3,900km. per year
     
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    Totally agree. A drivers license should be expensive and include 3rd party property and 3rd party personal insurance. Rego for each vehicle should be $50. Club rego is the closest thing to this. This is why i have just done up a 1986 navara d21.
     
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    Um, I messed up here mate.
    OP was asking about Historic vehicles but mentioned his brother's 1989 Gtr so I started giving advice about Classic cars of 25 years or older, assuming he had confused the terms. Historic cars are a whole different set of rules again and you have a wealth of knowledge on that subject. My apologies for the contradictions mate.
     

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