The Armstrong Siddeley Car Club
 

Victoria

About Us

The Victorian Branch was formed in May, 1966 by an enthusiastic number of Armstrong Siddeley owners following the formation of the first branch, New South Wales, in 1960.

Sharing the common interests of preserving and enjoying the Armstrong Siddeley marque we are a sociable group, and offer all the support and advice when needed to restore and maintain these classic vehicles.

So whether or not you are a prospective or current owner, past owner or simply wanting to know more about Armstrong Siddeley we are always happy to assist, and new members are most welcome. 

Meetings

We hold meetings every two months, either in a meeting room at a hotel in Malvern or at the home of one of our members. At each meeting, we provide details of future events, talk about past events and discuss various technical issues.

Our AOMC delegate updates members on what is being planned by VicRoads or the government that may affect our car movement. We also talk about progress that is being made by members on their restorations. 

Outings and Events

Outings are held regularly throughout the year so as to meet up with other members on club runs. This may include drives out to the countryside or to car shows.

We have been holding a weekend away in November for the past 17 years to the Beaufort/Learmonth area which has been very popular.

Some of our events are combined with one or more other car clubs, and our events calendar lists the major car shows and swap meets. 

Registration of Vehicles Using the Club Permit Scheme

The following are helpful guidelines. Members must follow VicRoads regulations, and no responsibility is taken for discrepencies between these guidelines and VicRoads regulations.

Victoria's club permit scheme allows members of vehicle clubs that are recognized by VicRoads to make limited non-commercial use of eligible historic vehicles on the road network. Club Permits are valid for either 45 or 90 days per year but a logbook of all trips must be kept by the club permit holder.

The logbook is issued by VicRoads with the initial Club Permit and is renewed annually.

Procedure for Registering Your Car on the Club Permit Scheme 

  1. You must be a current financial member of the Armstrong Siddeley Car Club to be eligible for a Club Permit.
  2. Your car must be over 25 years old. If manufactured prior to 1948, the club may inspect the car and declare the vehicle to be safe and therefore not require a roadworthy certificate.
  3. Obtain a Roadworthy Certificate (RWC) from a licensed tester.
  4. It is preferable that you provide our club with photographs of your car. Images of the front, driver's side, rear, and engine bay should be submitted.
  5. On the VicRoads website, download and complete the following forms:
    Vehicle Eligibility and Standards Declaration for Club Permit Vehicles
    Club Permit Application.
  6. Arrange for the Vehicle Eligibility and Standards Declaration form to be signed and dated by one of the Safety Officers and the Club Permit Application by any office bearer but preferably by the Permit Scheme Officer. The club permit application must be dated within 30 days of the RWC issued date. If mailing, include a stamped self-addressed envelope.
  7. Make and pay for an appointment before going to the VicRoads Customer Service Centre.
  8. Take the original Club Permit Application form, Vehicle Eligibility and Standards Declaration for Club Permit vehicles form and the Roadworthy Certificate to VicRoads. The Application must be received within 30 days of the declaration date on the Vehicle Eligibility and Standards Declaration for Club Permit vehicles.
  9. After making the payment, you will be issued on the spot with a Club Permit certificate, logbook, windscreen label and number plates.
  10. Advise our club's Permit Scheme Officer of your Permit Number (on the number plate) and the expiry date.
  11. Congratulations on having your Armstrong Siddeley back on the road. Enjoy!! 

Procedure for Renewing Your Club Permit Online 

  1. When you receive your renewal notice, email a copy to one of the club office-bearers. It is preferable to send it to the Permit Scheme Officer because VicRoads expects that person to know which members have their cars on the CPS. If another office bearer is used, email a copy later on to the Permit Scheme Officer.
  2. Either an office bearer or Permit Scheme Officer will complete a 'Club Permit Endorsement Form' using the details from the renewal form and email the Endorsement Form to the member. This avoids mailing a copy of the renewal form to an office bearer to sign and return by post.
  3. Sign the renewal form.
  4. Open VicRoads web page.
  5. Click on Registration > Limited use permits > Club Permit Scheme > Renew or extend a Club Permit. This will take you to the procedure for renewing your club permit but this procedure is more explicit than that of VicRoads.
  6. Click on 'myVicRoads account'. Create account if you do not already have one.
  7. Your account will list your vehicles and highlight any awaiting for registration renewal.
  8. Click on highlighted vehicle.
  9. Click on the button to allow uploading your renewal form and Club Permit Endorsement form.
  10. Open payment screen.
  11. Enter credit card details.
  12. At a later date, VicRoads will post to you a new logbook and club permit. 

Parts availability and Technical Support 

Our technical library and history records for individual vehicles is exceptional, and via either the main parts store in Canberra or from local stores our members have access to a vast array of either new old stock, remanufactured or serviceable secondhand parts at modest prices. In fact you will be surprised at the range of parts available, making it a practical proposition to enjoy motoring in these well engineered cars as often as you like.

Related pages

Victoria
The Armstrong Siddeley Car Club
Armstrong Siddeley Car Club PO Box 235 Port Macquarie NSW 2444
Phone Rowan Fitzpatricke, President, 0404 032 113
ACN 001 059 212
Email president@armstrongsiddeley.org.au
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