Dating

Any clarifications on machine Dating or the requirements of the Special Interest Vehicle Scheme (SIVS) should be sent to the HMCCQ Dating & Technical Officer, Glynn Leitch by email .

The dating periods for historic motorcycles are categorised into the following Classes.

Veteran

A veteran motorcycle is one constructed up to and including 31st December, 1918.

Vintage

A vintage motorcycle is one constructed between and including 1st January, 1919 and 31st December 1930.

Post-Vintage

A post-vintage motorcycle is one constructed between and including 1st January, 1931 and 31st December 1945.

Post-War

A post-war motorcycle is one constructed between and including 1st January, 1946 and 31st December 1960.

Historic

An historic motorcycle is one constructed between and including 1st January 1961 and  31st December of the year 30 years prior to the current year.  Historic motorcycles are divided into the following three groups:

⇒   Historic 60s – constructed between 1st January 1961 and 31st December 1969.

⇒   Historic 70s – constructed between 1st January 1970 and 31st December 1979.

⇒   Historic 80s – constructed between 1st January 1980 and 31st December 19891

1 As at 2020.