Densmore, Brent

The Event

In June, 2019, Chris and John Beresford participated in the Peking to Paris Motor Challenge.Organized by the Endurance Rally Association every three years, the 2019 edition will be their seventh running of the event. Leaving Beijing on June 2, 2019, the route will go from China to Mongolia, Russia, Kazakhstan and then back into Russia. From St. Petersburg competitors then cross the sea to Finland before turning south to travel through Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. From there they enter Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and finally Paris on July 7, 2019. The distance is estimated to be about 16,000km. Approximately 120 teams will participate in the 2019 Challenge, using cars dating from 1907 to 1976.

Saturday, 21 April 2018 10:22

SVABC I Q Report

Hi
The SVABC 1st Quarter report is now on the web site at www.sva.bc.ca/news click on news, click on reports and scroll down to 1 Q 2018 Part 1 & Part 2.
There is a lot of information from the AGM,so if you have questions please don't hesitate to e mail or call me. 
It is password protected and the password is Sunshine66 S being upper case.
 
We are going to need political support to obtain approval for the proposed Spousal change, if you are interested in talking to your MLA regarding support please contact me.
 
Collector Car Appreciation Day Proclamation is signed off and we have a electronic copy.
 
A HUGE Thank You to Neva for doing the Report.



Special Thanks for your support.
 
Bob Kelly
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Sunday, 27 May 2018 10:08

SVABC , CCAD Proclamation 2018

Hi
Attached is the Proclamation and news release for the SVABC CCAD 2018.

You can use this or some of the info to promote your event.

Really appreciate you being out there promoting the hobby.

Thanks
Bob

2018 CCAD News Release

2018 CCAD Proclamation Doc

Hi
Below is the Sema Bulletin announcing Collector Car Appreciation Day. ( CCAD)

The reason the SVABC chose a Saturday instead of Friday is that the goal was to celebrate (see highlighted) car cruises, parades and other events. In consideration of the people that have to work around a busy life which includes a job, Saturdays are much more workable. Yes cruise ins are often on a week night, however the car shows are mostly on Saturdays and it is easier to include a CCAD celebration. Also more spectators and a better opportunity promote the Hobby.
We can assist in promoting your CCAD event, please just e mail me the info.
Actually the month of July allows for a broader range of opportunity.

Stand proud for the Hobby, we are all car enthusiasts.

Special Thanks for your support.

Enjoy

Bob Kelly
SVABC
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Hello,

I’d like to provide you with an update to the March 5 email you may have received from Jeff Groot regarding the month-long engagement we launched to hear from the public and stakeholders on how ICBC can make vehicle insurance rates more fair for drivers.

Nearly 35,000 people provided input and a report summarizing that feedback has been posted on the ICBC rate fairness site, which you can access here: engage.gov.bc.ca/ratefairness.

British Columbians have said for years that B.C.’s auto insurance system would be more fair if lower-risk drivers paid less for their insurance and higher-risk drivers paid more – and we heard it again through the recent rate fairness public engagement.

Over the coming months, government will work with ICBC to review the feedback, including stakeholder feedback, to help design an improved auto insurance rating system for British Columbians. Our goal is to implement changes beginning later in 2019.

The model ICBC currently uses to help determine insurance rates is more than 30 years old and, while some improvements have been made over the years, it is out of date. It means that right now, some drivers are paying more and some drivers are paying less than the risk they represent. 

As a first step to improve rate fairness, government has asked us to bring forward to the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) increases to the premiums of the Driver Penalty Point (DPP) and Driver Risk Premium (DRP) programs to be ready for implementation as early as this fall. 

In line with one of the proposals we put forward and once approved by the BCUC, these changes will result in DPP and DRP amounts increasing by 20 per cent in the first year, and 20 per cent next year.

The combined 40% increase aligns with how much British Columbians have seen their Basic insurance rates increase over the past decade – including those who do not have driving convictions. 

Sincerely,

Holly Cairns

A/Executive Director, Crown Agencies

Associate Deputy Minister’s Office, Ministry of Attorney General

Here is an important message from Gina Weist Manager of ICBC Specialty Vehicle Department. It may look like a recent message however it has a little more detail. The purpose is to reduce confusion and unnecessary phone calls.
Please distribute as you deem appropriate.
As you are well aware a new program will always have a few hicups.
Thanks for your support.

Bob Kelly

Friday, 31 March 2017 16:24

Urgent Mod Collector

Just received this message from ICBC: The new modified collector form will at ICBC.com or at your Autoplan Insurance outlet starting at 10:00am today March 30 and the issuing of plates starts on June 30th.

Bob Kelly

Thursday, 23 March 2017 12:07

Fenderless on BC Roads

Fenderless on British Columbia Roads
An update from the Fender less Steering Committee – March 20, 2017

Since our last communiqué, we have continued ongoing discussion with staff of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, including the Commercial Vehicle Safety & Enforcement Branch, and Insurance Corporation of British Columbia.

Two important decisions have come out of our most recent discussions on March 17, 2017.

First, is an agreement that the Manager of Policy Development for the Ministry will start a review this week for a process to remove the requirement within the revised Motor Vehicle Act requiring fender less cars to be registered into the Collector Plate Program. This change will allow owners of fender less cars to decide which plate to operate – blue, personalize, or collector (modified).
We will continue to report progress.


Second, is an agreement whereby anyone wanting information on fenderless cars (construction, safety, license, insurance) can obtain answers though an online “Fenderless Question and Answer” process to be set up on the British Columbia Hot Rod Association website. To help facilitate this information source, please send any questions you would like answered to email; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by March 30.


More to come.


Dan London, for
The Fenderless Steering Committee:
Jim winter, Rick Ross, Dan London, Art Brumpton, Keith Biddlecombe Tel. 604.818.8162

Great news this announcement gives the time line for applications.
This has been a long journey which started in 2013, with a lot of data collection from the Car Enthusiasts and other sources to assemble a business case to justify the changes to the program. This journey included many meetings with ICBC, the Ministry of Transportation and Minister Stone, which included a lot of in depth discussion about the pros and cons of the age criteria and of course about Replicas. The extra time was not wasted, it produced some positive changes such as a broader range of inclusion for Replicas. A Special Thanks to everyone involved SVABC members , the car enthusiasts, for their input and support.

Bob Kelly

SVABC Director

See NEWS RELEASE

Hello my name is Rick. I am coming to Victoria with a Production company and have asked to look for either a Rolls Royce or Bentley as a picture car rental for the show. The scene is the car arriving at a premiere. I am not sure if you have any of these vehicles available to do daily rentals on? If you do please email me or call me at 778 789-7773.

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