Changes to the Club Permit Scheme came into operation on Tuesday 1st February 2011.

Under the revised legislation club permit holders will be allowed to drive their vehicles up to 90 days per calendar year. They will not be restricted to club sanctioned events and can use their vehicle at any time for any purpose.

A log book will be issued to permit holders to record the use of their vehicle . These were mailed to permit holders before 1st February. The club will not be issuing these log books. If you move the vehicle more than 100 metres from where it is garaged you must fill out the log book. If you start a trip and it extends past midnight you must fill out another line to take you into the next day. A windscreen label will be issued in the next few months. The club feels that the Government has been very generous in approving this scheme as it was thought it may have taken another twelve months to introduce. The only increase in fees will be a few dollars for the supply of the log book.

The Club has conditions for the approval of members to place their vehicle on this scheme. They havenít changed.

1.The vehicle must be original. Period accessories and safety upgrades are acceptable. Club scrutineer to inspect these upgrades.

2. A member has to be a financial member for 12 months before applying. During that 12 month period a member must attend a total of 6 meetings or a combination of 6 meetings and club events. If club plates are issued the Revised Club Permit Scheme 2011 member must attend 6 meetings or events every year after that to have the club plate renewal form approved by the Vic Roads authorized club signatories.
3. For legal reasons a RWC has to be obtained for the first registration.

4. A yearly inspection by the club scrutineer is sufficient after the first year.

If a member disposes of a vehicle on club plates they must inform the club scrutineer AND Vic Roads. The club permit, the club permit label and the vehicles log book must be removed from the vehicle and destroyed. The club permit number plates must be removed from the vehicle and returned to Vic Roads by the permit holder. The club permit is not transferrable therefore the club conditions for the club permit scheme apply to the new owner.

The club feels that if members become involved in club activities and we get to know them and their Early Falcons it makes for a good relationship. If club plates are issued without some commitment we have found members tend to stray. The saving of over $500 per year is also worth some involvement !

These new regulations will mean the authorities will be more attentive to our vehicles, as they will be on the roads a lot more, so donít abuse road laws and keep your Falcon in roadworthy condition as we can quite easily have this privilege revoked.

 


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