Mounting NSW Historic plates

NSW has a great historic registration system. It allows for classics to be used for 60 days on a logbook for a drastically reduced fee. For unknown reasons the plates issued are tiny plates with purple numerals. The plates are so small they are not wide enough for the mounting holes on most cars. As […]

DS Paint Complete

The paintwork on the DS is now complete and the car is ready to be re-assembled.

I have the car back in my warehouse. To re-assemble I need to:

Re-fit the four door cards, rear seats and carpets Polish the boot hinges, fit the boot, C pillar trims etc Polish and re-assemble the rear […]

DS final adjustment

The DS should be ready to be collected next week. All the panels are back on including the NOS bonnet.

The front of the car looks pretty much as it should now. Just minor adjustments for panel fit left. The painted wheels also make a massive difference.

The rear wings are also […]

The re-launch of this website

This website was originally created on a free hosting provider over 2 years ago. Generally you get what you pay for, so the speed and reliability were extremely poor. Not long after, it was moved to a low cost provider ($10 per year) which was much better; but in the last few months this provider […]

The great shed tour of 2016

As you go to car shows and car club events, you realize that there are many more big car collections out there than you would expect. Not just celebrities like Jay Leno, but people who live in the same city as you who have extensive and interesting car collections. Friends of mine think I am […]

Cost Savings of new RMS Logbook Trial

I’ve now moved two cars onto the new 60 day logbook trial with the RMS, and the cost savings are well worth it! The cost of full registration is just a bit above $1,000 if you assume a green slip of over $500 and the Rego of a little under $500. The cost of the […]

NSW Classic Vehicle Log Book trial starts today

I was down at the RMS today, putting my Traction on the new trial for a logbook style registration scheme in NSW. I really had been dreading putting the traction on the old historic scheme, but with so many cars I just couldn’t justify them all on full rego, despite how bad the old scheme […]

NSW Roads Minister Duncan Gay is my new hero

After becoming cynical from the normal spin and lobby group driven policy from Governments, I was very happy to see two very commonsense announcements from the NSW Government today.

A trial for improvements to the NSW Conditional Registration scheme (Club Rego) A study to investigate higher speed limits on sections of the Hume and Pacific […]

Top Gear should finish with the departure of Clarkson

There have been some rather amusing columns written over the last few weeks that the departure of Jeremy Clarkson somehow paves the way for a ‘kinder, gentler’ (read more PC) Top Gear. More reviews on affordable cars; more eco friendly; no off colour comments. What a lot of rubbish. Nobody wants to watch a programme […]

The NSW CMC stance on historic registration is disappointing and short sighted

Today I read a report from the NSW Council of Motor Clubs about their stance on historic registration. (It was published in the Magazine of the Jaguar Drivers Club of Australia). Basically their stance is to support the status quo (with minor amendments for street rods) and so NSW continues to have the worst historic […]