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Robert Shannon Foundation

After the success of the Shannons 2001 National Motoring Tour, the Australian Historic Motoring Federation (AHMF) established the Robert Shannon Foundation. The purpose of the Foundation is to encourage people under the age of 30 to become involved in the restoration and preservation of veteran, vintage, post-vintage, historic 50’s, historic 60’, historic 70's and historic 80’s vehicles up to 30 years old.


The Foundation may:

  • help with the purchase of specialist tools or equipment

  • assist with the actual cost of restoration work

  • contribute toward TAFE or other fees

  • contribute toward any project considered worthwhile by the Trustees.

Please consider making a donation to this wonderful foundation helping them to nurture and encourage young people to participate in the movement.


Australian Historic Motoring Federation Inc. (AHMF) is the national peak body for all historic motoring in Australia. AHMF is a federation of most state & territory based motoring councils. These councils represent 1000+ historic motoring clubs and close to 100,000 motoring enthusiasts across Australia.

AHMF aims to provide representation for the Historic Vehicle Movement on a national basis to government departments, Australian organisations & business, and internationally to other national historic motoring bodies.

Vic Roads

Red Plate Scheme - Victoria’s Club Permit scheme allows members of vehicle clubs that are recognised by VicRoads

to make limited non-commercial use of eligible historic vehicles on the road network.

Club Permit Vehicle Misuse - Information can be forwarded to    Information should include the club permit number, vehicle details, photograph, and the club permit misuse.  All information provided will remain confidential.  

New Distracted Driver Road Rules - Designed to keep people safe new distracted driver road rules are now live.  The new rules extend existing mobile phone road rules to cover modern devices including inbuilt systems, mounted and wearable devices, and portable devices such as phones and tablets.  Learners and probationary drivers are at a much greater risk in their first years of driving so stronger conditions will apply, including not touching any portable device, taking phone calls or using voice control unless parked.  Motorists caught driving distracted will receive penalties of four demerit points and a $555 fine.

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