Vintage vehicle owners are set to benefit from an easier means to log travel courtesy of a new-look log book.
The pocket-sized log book will be available to owners of historic and classic licenced vehicles, providing the opportunity to record the personal use of their vehicles up to 60 days a year.
State member for Bathurst Paul Toole said the log book will help car enthusiasts keep better records and streamline the way they complete entries.
"The new paperback log book provides a great memento adding to the history of the car and a record of personal use for resale, with the multi-page log book replacing the old single page version that was introduced in 2015," Mr Toole said.
"More than 50,000 car club members participate in the scheme, and we know they love hitting the road for events like this weekend's Autofest in Bathurst, but they also want to drive their cars outside of these club organised events."
Mr Toole said the revised scheme will offer vintage vehicle owners greater flexibility when it comes to getting their cherished investments from A to B.
"We promised back in 2019 to make the new log book a permanent feature of the scheme with stronger security features, and we've done just that," he said.
"You can now record the use of your vehicle for posterity and compliance, whether it's a heavy or light vehicle or a motorcycle."
Vintage car owner Bob Newton, who owns a 1914 Model T Ford, said the log book will make life easier for keeping a concise record of travel.
"I mostly take the car out for enjoyment purposes as well as a challenge, as a Model T Ford isn't easy to drive," Mr Newton said.
"With an expanded log book system, it will give vintage vehicle owners more of an incentive to take a drive out in the open."
"Vintage cars attract plenty of interest out in public, and you always get the smiles and waves from members of the community."
"The cheap registration of historic vehicles enables enthusiasts to own more than one, and these vehicles are there to be seen on the roads in honour of automotive history."
Historic and classic car owners will receive a new log book when they complete any new registration.
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