Council of ACT Motor Clubs (CACTMC)

Parliamentary Friends of Motoring

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The Council of ACT Motor Clubs (CACTMC) was incorporated in the ACT in 1985. Download the CACTMC Constitition


Canberra has the highest number, per capita, of motoring enthusiasts in Australia.

If you are a local motoring enthusiast, we urge you to join one of the local motoring clubs, and if you are already a member, ensure that your club is also affiliated with the Council of ACT Motor Clubs.

The Council of ACT Motor Clubs comprises approximately 150 Delegates. Delegates must be a member of an affiliated clubs. Each club nominates two of its members to be their Delegate, to represent that club at Council. The Council Committee is then elected from and by these club delegates.

The Council of ACT Motor Clubs has been appointed as the sole interlocutor for the ACT Government on all matters relating to policy, regulation and concessional registration on all matters relating to affiliated clubs.

The Council of ACT Motor Clubs also raises issues of national importance via the Australian Historic Motoring Federation (AHMF).

Refer to the "Affiliates" page for a current list of CACTMC affiliated Clubs & Associations.

Council's objects are to:

Advocacy and Advice

CACTMC acts as an advocate on behalf of all affiliated motoring clubs in the ACT in dealings with the ACT Road Transport Authority (RTA).

Matters in which CACTMC has acted include: historic registration and operation of the heritage vehicles; modifications policy; changes to existing laws, regulations and rules.

Advice is available to clubs on various sites for automotive displays within the ACT and regional NSW. CACTMC will also assist in negotiations with the ACT Government and NSW Councils for access to appropriate sites.

Heritage Motoring Ambassador Award

The Heritage Motoring Ambassador award is a perpetual trophy donated to Council by Doug McGregor, Council President from 1995 to 1997.

The award is made at the Council's Annual General Meeting to a member of an Affiliated club in recognition of “Outstanding Efforts in Promoting Heritage Motoring”.

Recipients of the award have been: 1998 Vin Liston | 1999 Alec McKernan | 2000 George Cook | 2001 Llew Robb | 2002 Doug McGregor | 2003 Peter Linstead | 2004 Lynn Harrison | 2005-2006 No award | 2007 Andrew Robertson | 2008 Pat Gagel | 2009 No award | 2010 Tony Roberts | 2011 Graham Gittins | 2012-2021 No award | 2022 Richard Jackson | 2023 Dave Rogers |

Canberra Pie Cart

CACTMC is the custodian of the unique and iconic piece of Canberra's automotive history, the Canberra Pie Cart (aka Wilkie's Pie Cart).

Committee 2023-24

Elected at the AGM held on 19/10/2023
Position Representative Affiliated Club or Association
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Elected Reps:
President Greg Francis French Car Club of Canberra
Vice President Paul Hrynko Canberra Torana Club
Secretary Peter Atkinson Alpine Alfisti Association of Australia
Treasurer Garry Smee BMW Motor Cycle Club Canberra
Registrar Dave Rogers Triumph Car Club ACT
Events Director James Suman Heritage Nissan - Canberra Region
Ordinary Member Graham Gittins Canberra Antique & Classic Motor Club
Ordinary Member Steven Sykes Heritage Nissan - Canberra Region
Ordinary Member VACANT

Public Relations Graham Gittins Canberra Antique & Classic Motor Club
Public Officer Garry Smee BMW Motor Cycle Club of ACT
Web Admin Peter Atkinson Alpine Alfisti Association of Australia

Shannons Wheels The Wheels Consortium Alpine Alfisti, French, Torana & Heritage Nissan Clubs

Shannons Wheels Shannons Insurance

Affiliation Categories

CACTMC recognises three categories of affiliation:

Affiliation Fees

Affiliation Fees are annual and due by 1st July each year.
The fees for Affiliates are:

Affiliation Fees are to be paid by Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT).
CACTMC's bank account details for payments are as follows:

NB: Payments to CACTMC by cash or cheque are no longer accepted.

General Meetings

General Meetings of Council are held as follows:

Members of affiliated clubs are welcome to attend.

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