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Club events held outdoors during the hotter months will be subject to cancellation without notice if the forecast temperature for the day of the event is above 37C.  The forecast temperature for the event day will be taken from the previous evening ABC radio or TV forecast.

Something for the ladies
     Report re the new Code of Practice                                                                       

The Department of Planning, Transport & Infrastructure have sent out a note regarding the new Code of practice that has come into effect on the 1st of July 2017.

Allowing vehicles modified from their original design, to access club registration. This will provide flexibility to allow owners to improve the ride, handling and safety of these classic vehicles, as well as cosmetic enhancements. Club Registration will no longer dictate the types of modifications permitted, merely remove this requirement altogether.

Moving away from a fixed cut-off date of 1979 to a rolling 30 year vehicle age for eligibility to access Club Registration, for both right hand and left hand drive vehicles.

Changing the code of practice to decrease the necessity for motoring clubs to undertake vehicle inspections: reducing the administrative burden of Club Registration. This will remove the need for both initial inspections upon entry and all three yearly inspections. However, in all cases, there will remain the ability for the Registrar of Motor Vehicles or motoring clubs to request vehicle inspections on an as need basis.

This will enable clubs to uphold their constitutional values.
Removing the need for annual statutory declarations.
Allowing modifications to left hand drive vehicles, treating them the same as right hand drive vehicles currently on the road. Please note that registered owners will still need a left-hand drive exemption issued by the Vehicle Standards division of the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.

With the removal of the requirement to inspect vehicles, authorised persons are no longer required to have qualifications or experience in the construction and maintenance of historic, left hand drive or street rod vehicles.

There is no longer a requirement to stamp registration papers. This applies to first registration and subsequent renewals.

MR334 forms will still be required from the authorised persons before conditional registration can be obtained.

This Code of Practice will come into effect sometime after the 1st of July 2017.  Current log books will remain for this current year, until new log books have been printed. Log books will be for three years and need to be signed each year as is the case now.

Any questions you may have, please contact me on my home phone or mobile.

Bob Daly         7222 5858 or 0416 156 213
27TH AUGUST 2017
When I greeted the day, I thought, with the clear blue sky, what a great day to take the Chev for a run. That thought only lasted for a short time when ominous black clouds appeared. By the time I was ready to leave home, it was raining so out came the family car.
Living where I do, I drove most of the run from the finish to the start to arrive at the clubrooms. There was an excellent gathering of cars (old and new), and people in the carpark. Some of the older cars had oval blue badges (belonging to another run).
I departed early as I had to collect my passengers. From home, I proceeded to Carrick Hill. What a great sight: all the old Chev’s (mostly sedans) lined up in the car-park with other visitors admiring them. I arrived in time for the guided tour of this fabulous home. What a wonderful gift to South Australia this magnificent home is. The tour took over an hour showing us through the major parts of the house. Every room was furnished in 17th and 18th century furniture, all imported by the Haywards in the 1930’s to furnish the house. The house was built in the 1930’s and given to the National Trust on the passing of the owners in the 1980’s.
After the tour, we emerged into a cold outdoors, and made our way (by foot or by car) to the stables picnic area where we gathered for a picnic lunch and a general get together.
All those there enjoyed the afternoon then went their own ways to watch the Crows be beaten by West Coast in the football.

                                                              David Bourne.
Hello Ladies,

        This letter is being done in a bit of a hurry, as I am going to a craft weekend at Port Vincent tomorrow, and I have done no preparation. Hope I throw the right things in the car. One of the crafts we will be learning is how to make polymer clay buttons. Some of those I have seen on the internet are beautiful, and work out a lot cheaper than the shop bought ones. I will let you know how it goes!

   The recipe I am sharing this month is a new find, but heartily endorsed by all who tried it.

           Lemon and Coconut Cupcakes.

150g butter, at room temperature, coarsely chopped.
140g caster sugar.
2 eggs.
1 tblsp (heaped) finely grated lemon rind.
45g dessicated coconut.
190g SR flour, sifted.
60ml fresh lemon juice.
125ml milk.

Beat together butter and sugar till pale and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in lemon rind.
Add all other ingredients and gently fold till just combined. Divide between 12 large cupcake cases in a pan and bake in a 180C oven for around 20 minutes, or until cupcake tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool in the pan, then place cakes on a rack.
These may be iced with the following: beat 60g soft butter with 125g icing sugar and 1tblsp lemon juice till smooth. Spread on the cakes, and when ready to serve, sprinkle with a mixture of grated lemon rind and caster sugar.

The first batch of these I made didn’t get iced, because by the time they cooled down, there wasn’t enough left to be bothered. I managed to hide some of the next batch, iced them, and it certainly finished them nicely. Lesson 1: don’t make them when there are grandchildren (or husbands!) around!

Not much room left for trivia this month, but here are a couple of pearls of wisdom:

A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.
God gave you toes so you could locate furniture in the dark.
Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.
When you go to court, you are put in front of a group of people who weren’t smart enough to get out of jury duty.
Until next time,

          Member Personal Profile

              Allan Gibbons
My days sailing deep sea came to an end when, in 1983, I was offered work as Chief Engineer on the Whyalla tug boats covering Spencer gulf ports of Whyalla, Port Bonython, Port Pirie and Wallaroo until 2013 when I retired.

          Back to 1978 whilst studying at the RMIT in Melbourne I bought my first older car, a 1951 Sunbeam Talbot sedan, which got me interested in older cars. In 1980 I bought a 1935 Chevrolet master sedan in original condition but sold it a few years later. It has been restored and is still in Whyalla. Then, in January 1981 I bought a Chevrolet restoration project.
It turned out to have a 1925 engine, 1926 body and a 1927 chassis --- it still isn’t finished and I’m aiming to make it a 1926 tourer. Also in 1980 I joined the Veteran and Vintage Chevrolet Association of Australia (NSW) and the S.A. Branch, and have been a member ever since.
Then in October 1981 I acquired another restoration project, a 1925 tourer, also still to be restored. Then a 1954 Daimler Century Conquest, an interesting car with pre-selector gears, a 1949 MG TC and a 1927 Willys Overland Whippet Tourer.
The last three have all been restored, (easier restorations) and are all goers. The Whippet became our family car for holidays, going to Tasmania twice, all around Victoria, and to several Bay to Birdwood runs, with the best part being the drive to Adelaide and return to Whyalla.
Maybe one day I will turn up to an outing in the 1926 Chevrolet Tourer to every ones surprise completing what may be the longest restoration ever.