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Vintage Veteran and Classic Motorcycle Classification

Classes for Antique Motorcycles 1900 to 1970 (Australia)

Veteran: manufactured prior to December 31st 1918. Includes the Edwardian era.

Vintage: manufactured between January 1st 1919 and December 31st 1930.

Post Vintage: manufactured between January 1st 1931 and December 31st 1949.

Classic: manufactured between January 1st 1950 and December 31st 1969.

Modern Classic (also called by some Post-Classic), manufactured between January 1st 1970 and December 31st 1989.

Information above from vccatas.org.au. However, historicmotorcycleracing.org gives dates which differ. (Jan 1st 2024)

Historic Vehicle Registration (Australia)

Conditional historic vehicle (HV) registration (or 'Club plates') is available for VMCC club members' motorcycles made up to 31 December 1947. Historic plates are issued by the RTA and entitle the owner to use their machine on authorised VMCC events and invitation events run by other historic motorcycle clubs. Occasional test runs are permissible within 10km of the garaging address.

Historic Vehicle registration is much cheaper than normal vehicle registration and reflects the limited vehicle usage allowed under the HV scheme.


Custom Culture Class (USA)

In 2010 the AMCA established a special Custom Culture Class to recognise the importance of custom motorcycle in the 1960s and 1970s. To comply with the AMCA's 35-year rule for antique designation Custom Culture Class motorcycles must have an engine that was sold in a production motorcycle between 1960 and 1975.

Vintage & Antique (USA)
In AHRMA racing, vintage is defined as a motorcycle that was manufactured before model year 1975 for motocross, and 1974 for roadracing.
The term "Antique" is defined by the Antique Motorcycle Club of America as any motorcycle 35 years old or older. That is the only true official designation of any term in the States, but that gets clouded by the fact that many states allow vehicles as new as 20 years old to be defined as "antiques" or "vintage" or "historic" etc. for the purpose of that particular states licensing requirements.
From triumphrat.net

Registering Vintage Vehicles in Ontario (Canada)

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