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Dating

SAVVA has in place a uniform system of dating vehicles and motorcycles that ensures a true record of the authenticity of the  vehicle. A standard Application Form, Certificate and Plaque is used by all clubs. Once dated clubs will accept the date of the  vehicle without question. Should information come to hand subsequently that makes the dating more accurate the Certificate and  Plaque will be corrected. Owners of old vehicles are encouraged to have their vehicles dated as this proves beyond doubt the  authenticity of the vehicle and can be used for licensing and insurance purposes. 

It is conditional upon entry of many competitive events organised by clubs that vehicles are dated and the only recognised  medium of proof required by organisers are the official Plaque or Certificate. 

This service is only available to members in good standing who purchase the required form from their Club Dating Officer who will  assist them with the procedures. Three photographs of the vehicle from specific angles are required to be attached when the  application is submitted to the SAVVA Dating Officer.

When the major components of a vehicle or motorcycle are of a different year of manufacture, then the dating is done as follows; 

Example No.1. Chassis and body are 1927, Engine is 1929 in order to get the vehicle mobile. The certificated 'date' would be  1927/1929. and for events the vehicle would be entered / classified as a 1929. 

Example No.2. A motorcycle frame 1917, Engine 1923. Certified 'date' would be 1917/1923. Vehicle would not be able to enter as  a Veteran. 

When the body of a vehicle ; 

a) has been altered or modified to create a body which differs in style or appearance from the original body as fitted at the time of  manufacture, 

b) is an exact reproduction or recognised coach work but has been created at a later date than the date of manufacture of the  engine, chassis and original body, this vehicle is to be recognised as a non-authentic replica and should be described as either a  replica or a special or a non-authentic reproduction in the SAVVA Register, on the Dating Certificate and on the back of the Dating  Plaque. 

To apply for SAVVA dating, please download the applicable Application Form below: 

Change of Ownership

If you have recently purchased an already SAVVA dated  vehicle, you will need to submit a Change of Ownership Form  to SAVVA so that the record of ownership of that vehicle can  be updated on the SAVVA data base. You will in return  receive a new Dating Certificate, in your name as the new  owner. 

To apply for a new dating certificate, please click on the link  below: