There are two schemes which are provided by Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) for vehicles that are 30 years or older and still road worthy. The two schemes are Historic Vehicle Scheme (HVS) and Classic Vehicle Scheme ((CVS). In registering the vehicles under either of these two schemes entitles the registered owner to a significant reduction in costs (Circa $100) to register the vehicle along with the special number plates to signify the registration status. We have for some years now been able to assist with the HVS registrations with Gary Winterbottom being the Club’s nominee to approve such applications for our Club.
Recently, our club has been working on being able to assist member’s with registering their 30+ year old BMWs as Classic vehicles and we are pleased to say, as of this week, we are now able to assist members with this process.
So, what is the difference between the two schemes HVS and CVS and what scheme does your 30 year (or older) vehicle come under?
For both Schemes there are RMS application forms that are required to be completed, not to mention the Registered owner of the vehicle must be a member of an RMS approved Car Club. The CVS requires significantly more paperwork and process to satisfy the RMS requirements with the possible inclusion of an Engineering certificate of Compliance, Blue Slip and photographs of the vehicle interior, exterior and engine bay.
For a more complete list of examples and how to determine if you need an Engineering Certificate of Compliance, see the link below to the RMS web site for light vehicle modifications.
Where a VSCCS is required the link below will provide a list of RMS approved engineers. The crunch here is that the VSCCS will cost around $2500. We shall make endeavours to try an obtain an engineering company as a preferred consultant to assist our members and will advise if and when this happens.
In the past some vehicles that have been approved under the HVS may not be actually compliant to the HVS and it is going to be up to the Club member / registered owner to review the requirements under CVS, accept responsibility for the registration status of their vehicle(s) and make changes if necessary.
Should members wish to review the RMS CVS documents here are additional links to follow:
There is a process that needs to be followed and it is shown below, however if you would like to have a copy of the documentation including the Process Flow Chart below please contact the Club Secretary, Randall Lumbewe.
Download Flowchart. This is Revision 1.4 15/07/2020 as part of the ongoing saga.
We look forward to being able to assist and make the Classic Vehicle Scheme work for our members. as painless as possible