We welcome anyone who has a passion for "Holden"

If you love Holdens, we'd love to meet you. 

About our club

Our club has been around for 48 years in 2020, and has members from around the Hunter Valley, Central Coast and Port Stephens NSW.

It caters for enthusiasts of classic vehicles built by Holden as well as people who have genuine interest in Holdens of any age, If you love Holden We'd love to meet you.

We are a family orientated club. We organise our monthly events to different locations and areas in a manner that caters for all ages.

These monthly events give us the opportunity to drive and display our cars to the general public in an organised and well presented manner.

When you become a member, you are joining a club with access to technical information as well as a wealth of knowledge within the membership.

You may also be eligible for access to the Conditional Registration Schemes for vehicles over 30 years of age.

A newsletter is produced every month to inform the members of items of interest and what is happening in the car scene.

We have a meeting on the Second Monday of each month at 7pm at Edgeworth Sport and Rec. club. 

If you would like to know more, just come along to one of our meetings or join us on a run to events and locations around the beautiful Hunter Valley. See the Newsletter on our Facebookpage for the latest updates.

You will be made most welcome,

Membership

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in Holdens.

Our financial year is from 1st Nov til 31st October.

Membership Costs New member fee $20, membership fee $35.00 (extra $10 for Couples gives both people full membership)

Direct Deposit (Preferred Method for all payments) Newcastle Permanent Building Soc Ltd

48-78 Holden Car Club Hunter Valley. Description--Use your name. BSB 650 000 Acc 984241703

To print the membership form right click the link below and select "save as", save to your computer and print from there.

Conditional Registration (Club Plates)

Information and links to Transport for NSW web pages and application form. For more information please contact the club registrar.

CONDITIONAL REGISTRATION APPLIES TO CLASSIC VEHICLES OVER 30 YEARS OLD.

All information on this site was correct at the time of publishing and is subject to change without notice.
Please refer to the relevant government department for current registration information.


The 48 to 78 Holden Car Club is a Transport for NSW recognised historic vehicle club and participates in the Historic and Classic vehicle registration schemes through Transport for NSW and the 60 day log book scheme. See the link below.

It is advisable to consult the club registrar as to which registration scheme applies to your vehicle before applying for conditional registration.

To be eligible to take part in these schemes a member is required to meet the following criteria....

  • Be a fully financial member of the club. ( Club membership is due 31st October each year).
  • Initially attend a minimum of 3 meetings or 3 outings in one club year.
  • Attend a minimum of 3 meetings or 3 outings each following year to remain eligible. (During the registration period of your vehicle.)
  • Conditionally registered vehicles must be brought to at least 1 outing per registration year.
  • The club will require you to supply printed photographs of the vehicle at time of application each year, front on, side on, rear on, interior and under the hood.

The vehicle must be....

  • Roadworthy.
  • At least 30 years old.
  • Built by GMH.
  • Holden badged from new.
  • Inspected by the club registrar each year prior to registration being approved. (Pink slip required).
  • Have a minimum Third party property damage insurance. (Registrar must sight documents each year).

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Vehicles under the Historic vehicle registration scheme MUST be "as close to original condition as possible, with no alterations except for safety features such as seat belts (subject to Transport for NSW regulations regarding fitment) and turn indicators, or period accessories and options, if desired. (Note this does not include "Period modifications").

Vehicles under the Classic Vehicle Registration Scheme are NON-STANDARD or INDIVIDUALLY CONSTRUCTED vehicles. (This does not include "Hot Rods")

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Historic vehicle registration (HVS) process

These vehicles require a "Pink slip", the appropriate Transport for NSW documents, the club's "Application for conditional registration" form and photos of the vehicle to be taken to the registrar, with the vehicle, to be inspected and stamped before registration at an Transport for NSW office. Check the Transport for NSW web site regarding driving an unregistered vehicle for registration purposes.

NB: Please contact the club registrar to book a time for inspection of your vehicle.

(Where seat belt anchorages, including child restraints are not provided by the manufacturer the fitment must be certified as per VSI6, refer to Service NSW web site.)

If any modifications are made or non period accessories fitted the vehicle may fall under the "Classic vehicle registration scheme". These vehicles require a "Blue slip" and may need to be engineer certified, depending on what modifications are made. Refer to VSI 6 and VSI 9 on the Service NSW web page for up to date information regarding modifications.

Classic Vehicle Registration Process (CVRS) (Non standard vehicles)

The process for Classic Vehicle Registration is :

  1. Obtain Transport for NSW Forms and fill out personal and vehicle details,
  2. Obtain Blue Slip. The Blue Slip provider may ask for Certification from a VSCCS Accredited Certifier (Non standard or Modified Vehicles). You may or may not rely on old ECS Certificates depending on what changes in the law have been applied since the certificate was issued. Blue Slip Provider is to endorse the “Application for Conditional Registration” in the appropriate locations.
  3. If VSCCS Certification is required, obtain Certification.
  4. Obtain Club Stamp to prove Membership of the Club i.e. 48 to 78 Holden Car Club Hunter Valley Inc. The club will require, the vehicle to be inspected by the registrar, printed photographs of the vehicle at time of application, front on, side on, rear on, interior and under the hood and completion of the clubs "Application for conditional registration" form. NOTE Service NSW only accepts original documents.
  5. Mail completed forms to ACMC Pty Ltd (Australian Confederation of Motor Clubs) with Cheque or Money Order for $25.00 NO CASH to PO Box 138 Brighton-le-Sands NSW 2216.
  6. For quick response use you can pay an additional $6.35 to ACMC for an Express Envelope for a prompt return.

Remember all of these documents have time limits so it is up to you to apply early and to act quickly . Blue slips only last 42 days and as the postal service may take some time you need to allow plenty of time for the process. (Transport for NSW requires original documents).

Application to Transport for NSW

The following must be presented to a Service NSW Service Centre to establish the Conditional Registration:

  • Classic Vehicle Declaration completed by the Responsible Person and stamped by the club registrar not greater than 42 days old.
  • Current Blue Slip
  • Compliance Certificate (if required). (VSCCS or Old ECS)
  • Application for Conditional Registration completed by the Applicant.
  • Proof of registration entitlement (eg receipt of purchase).
  • Proof of identity (eg NSW Driver Licence).
  • The appropriate fee.

Owners of vehicles registered under conditional registration are responsible for obeying Transport for NSW regulations and conditions. Failure to comply will void registration and insurances on the vehicle and may incur heavy police fines.

Renewal of registration requires the applicant to meet the club's attendance requirements, a pink slip and the vehicle to be inspected by the club registrar as detailed above. Any changes to the vehicle (ie; Wheels) may change which type of registration scheme applies.

For more information please refer to the links below, club constitution or contact the club registrar.

The club reserves the right not to authorise the registration or renewal of the registration of members who do not fulfil their obligations to the club as per the constitution. Members not fulfilling their obligations may appeal to the committee and will be required to show cause to the committee why their registration should be renewed.

PLEASE CLICK THE LINKS BELOW FOR THE RELEVANT GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT WEB PAGES.
THIS INFORMATION MAY CHANGE WITH OUT NOTICE.

Vehicles registered through this club must comply with log book scheme conditions. i.e. log book must be completed for general road use and servicing of vehicles (outside of club runs).
NOTE:The HVS applies to vehicles which are as close as possible to original as possible
NOTE:The CVRS applies to "non standard" vehicles 
This form to be filled in when applying for new or renewal of conditional rego and given to the club registrar before inspection of your vehicle.

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