The QHMC is the peak Queensland body for vehicle clubs whose general aim is the enjoyment and preservation of our motoring heritage. The QHMC represents affiliated clubs in negotiations with Government departments, interstate peak motoring bodies and commercial and public bodies. Affiliated clubs include Veteran, Vintage, Historic and Classic vehicle clubs.
Part of the
QHMC's mission is to coordinate an interclub events calendar for
all affiliated clubs. A full calendar of events for the next few years is
included in this website and can be accessed from the
Event Calendar Page
As of the 5/4/13 the Qld Government have changed the road rules to enable kids 7-16 to travel in historic vehicles that don't have seat belts and were never required to have seatbelts fitted when first registered. More details to come
QHMC Calendar Events this Month
The mission of the Queensland Historic Motoring Council is to foster interest in the history and preservation of Australia’s motoring heritage by promoting and supporting its affiliated clubs, and the continued use of Veteran Vintage & historic vehicles, owned by members of those affiliated clubs
The QHMC achieves its mission by:-
What Is the QHMC
QHMC represents approximately 100 historic vehicle clubs across Queensland, including Veteran, Vintage, Post Vintage, Historic Vehicles. It welcomes clubs catering for all types of motorcycles; cars; light & heavy truck; ex-military vehicles; buses; tractors, in fact anything of a motoring heritage nature. The QHMC caters for clubs that range from single make and model clubs through clubs that cater for all makes from a period of time to multi make clubs catering for vehicles from the beginning of motoring to the present time.
Members of the public generally refer to old vehicles as ‘vintage’ or ‘classic’, whereas the historic vehicle movement generally refers to the entire collection of vehicles by using the term, ‘historic’. QHMC has adopted more precise naming conventions across the various classes of vehicles that together make up the historic vehicle movement. In conjunction with other State and Territory bodies, QHMC has adopted the following naming conventions for historic vehicles classes to cover all vehicles over 30 years old.
What is the Historic Motoring Council's relationship with Queensland Transport?
Historic Motoring Council has an elected Liaison Officer who meets regularly with The Queensland Transport Department officials to discuss such issues as Concessional Registration, Road Rules & Regulations, Safety issues and matters of mutual interest. Clubs and members are encouraged to involve the Council's Liaison Officer in all approaches to the Transport Department on matters of concern.
What is Concessional Registration?
The Queensland Government offers Concessional Registration to a number of groups including pensioners and charities but the Historic Motoring Council is concerned only with Concessional Registration of historic vehicles - Special Interest Vehicles under the SIV Scheme. Through the efforts of the Historic Motoring Council a set of rules have been negotiated whereby vehicle over thirty years old pay a lower registration fee than normally registered vehicles.
However there are restrictions on the use of concessionally registered vehicles.
How does the Historic Motoring Council operate?
The Historic Motoring Council meets every 2nd month (Odd Months) on the fourth Thursday at the Veteran Car Club Rooms 1376 Old Cleveland Road, Carindale, 4152. at 7.30pm. An elected Executive QHMC Management committee meets on the even months. At the general meetings the Management committee and delegates from affiliated clubs meet to discuss issues. VISITORS ARE WELCOME. During these meetings reports are received, issues discussed and decisions taken by vote of delegates. Country Clubs are able to nominate a proxy delegate from a Brisbane Club to represent their issues, keep them informed on issues and developments.
What has the Historic Motoring Council Achieved?
Apart from having major input into the introduction of the SIV Scheme, Historic Motoring Council has negotiated Public Liability Insurance for affiliated Clubs at reasonable rates, and lobbied the Transport Department on the issue of loads carried by concessionally registered commercial vehicles and issues involving registration of older vehicles, seat belt requirements.
How does the QHMC interact with other states
The QHMC is affiliated with the Australian Historic Motoring Federation (AHMF) which is the national body representing historic vehicle clubs at a national level. State bodies simular to the QHMC exist in each state or territory and are also affiliated with the AHMF. The AHMF brings together the view of all state or territory affiliated bodies and represents the historic vehicle movement on national issues.
How much does it cost to affiliate?
Affiliation fees are nominal and are calculated according to the number of members in the club seeking affiliation. Details of affiliation can be obtained from the Application page
For more information contact your Club's delegate if your club is affiliated or if your club is not affiliated with the QHMC ask you committee to contact the Secretary QHMC at the address below
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