Minister of Transportation & Infustructure Todd Stone Announces Mod Collector Change 58-74 & Replica Changes

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Attached is Minister Stones announcement on Saturday Aug 6th along with a picture of the announcement centre stage at the Hot Nite in the City Car Show in Kamloops.

right to left Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone and Specialty Vehicle Association of BC Director Bob Kelly.

There were 542 registered in the show and thousands of spectators throughout the day.

Click on link to view news release

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Right Minister Todd Stone Left SVABC Director Bob Kelly

Right Minister Todd Stone
Left SVABC Director Bob Kelly

Premier Christy Clark Announces Fenderless Legal

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Click on this for a fenderless update from Dan London, he is the official spokesperson for the Fender less committee.

Fenderless on B.C 07.21.16update

 

 

Fenderless collector cars are now legal on the B.C. roads

July 1/16 West Kelowna 2:45pm

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Owners of qualifying specialty cars without mud flaps or fenders can now operate legally, thanks to an amendment to the Motor Vehicle Act Regulation, announced Premier Christy Clark.

“Whether they live here or are visiting, owners of these special, modified vehicles can now drive our roads legally,” Premier Clark said. “These owners take great pride in their cars and this summer, they can take them where they belong – the open road.”

This amendment to the Motor Vehicle Act regulation exempts qualifying vehicles from the requirement to have mudguards or mud flaps – as an alternative to fenders – on their cars. Now, owners of specialty cars can operate their vehicles without mudguards or mud flaps where the highway is dry and paved. Qualifying vehicles must have been built in 1940 or earlier, or be replicas of this vintage of vehicle.

“We heard from specialty car owners that this regulation was getting in the way of the legal operation of otherwise safe cars on our roads,” said Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Todd Stone. “This is a common-sense fix to unnecessary red tape that was making it difficult to attract collector car events to our province. Now, thousands of owners can travel to events, or simply take their cars for a spin without special consideration or concerns about breaking the law.”

Prior to this change, owners of these types of vintage or specially vehicles without fenders ran the risk of operating outside of the regulations of the Motor Vehicle Act, which required all vehicles to have mud flaps or fenders. These specific, 1940s-style cars did not have them as part of their design.

“This is great news for owners of specialty cars, both here in B.C. and outside of our province, especially as we get ready for a busy season of summer travel through this beautiful province,” said president of the Vintage Car Club of Canada, Okanagan chapter, Jim Carpenter. “With this change, I expect more event organizers will choose to have their next collector car show in B.C. with more to come in the future.”

This amendment is one of a number of motor vehicle-related amendments made in the past couple of years that provides clarity to regulations in the act. This includes providing more clarity regarding motorcycle parking distances, better language to improve the enforcement of Keep Right Except to Pass regulations and more information regarding requirements for winter tires.

 

More details to be released in coming days.

ICBC REGISTRATION ANNOUNCEMENT/AGM

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Hey, Great news!! 

           The SVABC has been working towards this day for a long time and we are very excited to bring you this news. This is a direct result of the SVABC working with ICBC & Minister Stone. Minister Stone is a great supporter of the Hobby and the Car Enthusiasts of B.C.  Special Thanks to everyone that participated in the success of this proposal.

            On Friday, March 20, 2015 in Kamloops, Minister Stone announced the implementation of Part 1 of the SVABC proposal package effective April 9th,2015. The Proposal Package was presented to ICBC in October 2013 on behalf of the SVABC members.  Present were the Kamloops Street Rod Assn., Vintage Car Club Kamloops, ICBC’s Mark Francis, Doug Blatchford SVABC VP and Bob Kelly SVABC Director-Proposal Lead.  The Government News release is accessible via the link below.

http://www2.news.gov.bc.ca/news_releases_2013-2017/2015TRAN0028-000370.htm

DON’T FORGET THE SVABC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING,

Date:  March 28,2015

Time: 1:00 pm. meeting starts, doors open at 12:30, come early and visit with us over coffee.

Location: Lions Society West Langley Hall 9402 208st Langley.

Directions: From Hwy #1 Head north on 200th St and turn right on 88th then left on 208th St for about 6 blocks.

Munchies: Coffee and pastries
Come out and hear more!!
Questions contact Bob Kelly  bobsuek@shaw.ca