It records the basic specification of the car, its Historic group, its competition history and its chain of ownership. All historic vehicles must have a historic log book.
It applies to all cars with a competition history, plus Group T (competition variants). Vehicles in Groups N & S only require a historic logbook and are covered by vehicle specification sheets.The Certificate of Description covers the detailed technical specification of the car, in words and in pictures, and provides the information required for eligibility checking. CoDs are sub-divided into three types according to their originality, specification and visual appearance of the subject vehicle, and the HEC and HPBEC reserve the right to determine what grade of CoD will be issued.
The process for applying for a Group N or S Historic log book is as follows:
The cost of a historic log book is listed in the Schedule of Fees (Appendix R). Please allow 5-7 days for your application to be processed.
The process for applying for a Certificate of Description and Historic log book can be found here at this link.
Group A & C: 2001cc and over/ or turbocharged
Group Q: 2001cc and over/ or turbo/ super charged
Group R: 2001cc and over/ or turbo/ super charged
App J: 2001cc and over/ or turbocharged
Series Production: 2001cc and over/ or turbocharged
Group A & C: up to and including 2000cc
Group Q: up to and including 2000cc
Group R: up to and including 2000cc
Group M: all
Group O: all
Group P: all
Group T: all
Group U: all
App J: up to and including 2000cc
Series Production: up to and including 2000cc
Improved Production: up to and including 2000cc
Group J: all
Group K: all
Group L: all
Formula Ford: all
Formula Vee: all
A fee will apply for the issue of Temporary Permits to compete if required within 6 weeks of submitting an application for COD. Temporary Permits to Compete will be issued at the sole discretion of the HEC/HPBEC Chairman. The application for a Temporary Permit can be found here.
Component Substitution Request
As per 3.6.4 of the 5th Category section of the Motorsport Australia Manual (Component substitution criteria) if a component is no longer available or available only at an exorbitant cost a competitor may request a component substitution. The application for a Component Substitution is available here.
If you wish to apply for an upgrade to an existing COD, please refer to the Graded COD Guidelines (list below) to ensure your vehicle meets the minimum requirements.
If your vehicle meets the minimum requirements, please complete a COD Upgrade form and attach any relevant information and photographs to support your application.
The fee for an upgrade is shown in Schedule of Fees (Appendix R).
Please allow a minimum 6 - 8 weeks for your application to be processed. Upgrades will be issued at the sole discretion of the HEC/HPBEC Chairman.