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’96 (82?) Lasers now historic vehicles?

By Padoof 18 February 2013 31

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I was behind this car this morning; I’m not sure that a Ford Laser circa 1986 qualifies as an historic vehicle?

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saabman 8:29 am 19 Feb 13

Hey I saw that at a classic car display earlier in the year!

Fordlasers 8:02 am 19 Feb 13

Diggety said :

I thought 30+ years was ‘Classic’. Needed to be older for Historic, not sure exactly how long.

That is correct but there is no classic redgo so it goes under historic

Padoof 10:28 pm 18 Feb 13

Mr Padoof assures me that the *doof doof* was from the Abarth sighted later…getting my wee cars mixed up.
Photo and words submitted on Sunday; John Boy’s day of rest saw a day’s delay in publishing. Without any offence intended to be caused to owner, I still question a car a few years younger than my good self being “historic”…ouch!

Girt_Hindrance 9:06 pm 18 Feb 13

drfelonious said :

poetix said :

If I live to see the Toyota Camry of any year regarded as classic or historic could someone please take me out and shoot me?

Thanking you in anticipation.

http://johnsarkis.hubpages.com/hub/The-Toyota-Camry

Poetix you may wish to revise your comment – if the Laser qualifies as historic, so does a 1982 Camry.

Earliest version I could find in Aus was 1983, and specifically from April…
http://www.goauto.com.au/mellor/mellor.nsf/carfamilytree?ReadForm&make=Toyota&model=Camry

Poetix, what’re you going to do with your next few months before someone calls “Shotgun!”?
Sorry, bad gag, I know…

poetix 7:53 pm 18 Feb 13

drfelonious said :

poetix said :

If I live to see the Toyota Camry of any year regarded as classic or historic could someone please take me out and shoot me?

Thanking you in anticipation.

http://johnsarkis.hubpages.com/hub/The-Toyota-Camry

Poetix you may wish to revise your comment – if the Laser qualifies as historic, so does a 1982 Camry.

drfelonious said :

poetix said :

If I live to see the Toyota Camry of any year regarded as classic or historic could someone please take me out and shoot me?

Thanking you in anticipation.

http://johnsarkis.hubpages.com/hub/The-Toyota-Camry

Poetix you may wish to revise your comment – if the Laser qualifies as historic, so does a 1982 Camry.

Shoot straight, you bastards!

Pork Hunt 7:45 pm 18 Feb 13

poetix said :

If I live to see the Toyota Camry of any year regarded as classic or historic could someone please take me out and shoot me?

Thanking you in anticipation.

My RAAF annual shooting record would indicate that if I was chosen to pull the trigger, your life span would in fact be greatly enhanced…

bundah 7:11 pm 18 Feb 13

poetix said :

If I live to see the Toyota Camry of any year regarded as classic or historic could someone please take me out and shoot me?

Thanking you in anticipation.

Historic: Motor vehicles manufactured from 1931 to vehicles which are 30 years of age inclusive. Oh dear this is looking very ominous Poetix as Toyota Camry’s first appeared in 1982.

farnarkler 7:02 pm 18 Feb 13

You beauty, time to bring out the Camira!!! I like it when the men with white coats come.

drfelonious 6:58 pm 18 Feb 13

poetix said :

If I live to see the Toyota Camry of any year regarded as classic or historic could someone please take me out and shoot me?

Thanking you in anticipation.

http://johnsarkis.hubpages.com/hub/The-Toyota-Camry

Poetix you may wish to revise your comment – if the Laser qualifies as historic, so does a 1982 Camry.

poetix 6:37 pm 18 Feb 13

If I live to see the Toyota Camry of any year regarded as classic or historic could someone please take me out and shoot me?

Thanking you in anticipation.

Fordlasers 4:49 pm 18 Feb 13

Hi All Thanks Folks for the nice comments
As to PADOOF
#1
You need to get your facts right
As the for the car being in ACT this morning ! It has been parked in my shed since 5 pm yesterday (Sunday) So NOT TRUE
#2
This is an 11/81 Ford Laser S Model Apart from the headers (period modification ) I don’t think you will find a more original series 1 Laser around which meet all Classic/Historic requirements to be classed for historic rego
#3
As a member of a number of car clubs both NSW & ACT ,As long as the primary club the car is registered with is aware of the cars movements I meet all the rules& Regulations of the conditional rego. Which they where.
#4
As For a young man (Thank you)
I owned an 81 2 door laser when they where considered NEW
#5
As For the DOOF DOOF you heard Not sure where it was coming for but it was certainly NOT my Standard one speaker AM radio. That would not have enough lift to make an ANT jump

Holden Caulfield 2:52 pm 18 Feb 13

Thumper said :

When a Laser becomes an historic car then you know it’s time to change the definition of ‘historic car’.

It’s interesting in a way, back in the early 1980s a 30yo car was an FX Holden, or similar, which, compared with a Laser, looks like it came from another planet.

So in that context a 30yo Laser doesn’t look too radically different to a Festiva, for example. Yet, if you were to list the mechanical and equipment differences of the two cars the 80s Laser would be much closer to the 50s Holden than it is to the current model Festiva.

Diggety 1:49 pm 18 Feb 13

I thought 30+ years was ‘Classic’. Needed to be older for Historic, not sure exactly how long.

Padoof 1:05 pm 18 Feb 13

Interesting about the 30 years + being classified as an historic vehicle. I just found the following link on the RTA website, and I’m not sure that this one would qualify for a conditional registration.

http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/registration/conditional_registration.html

There was a young person driving with the *doof doof* going, and he took off at great speed and old car noise.

Not nearly as exciting at being overtaken by the tiny Fiat Abarth an hour later in the city, now that’s a cute little car!

Thumper 12:41 pm 18 Feb 13

When a Laser becomes an historic car then you know it’s time to change the definition of ‘historic car’.

Ezy 12:24 pm 18 Feb 13

thebrownstreak69 said :

They were a great little machine.

My very first car was an 81 laser – a two door 1.3 carby fed engine. The major problem that I encountered was that the inside of the fuel tank would rust so flakes and bits of rust would make their way through the fuel lines and into the carby, which would then just flood and choke the engine. I was told this was a common problem.

dks00k 12:16 pm 18 Feb 13

Sammy said :

And I would suggest they’re skirting the rules of NSW historic car registration, in particular:

“The vehicle’s use of the road network is restricted to club events.”

Its a fair chance.

Condition Codes

GO94 Use only in conjunction with an authorised club event or maintenance.
OL3 Registered operator must be a member of an authorised motoring club.

Special Conditions Goulburn Historic and Classic Car Club

Either the Goulburn club is holding an event in Canberra this morning or there are no repairers in Goulburn capable…..

Keijidosha 11:54 am 18 Feb 13

Conan of Cooma said :

I always thought there was a difference between vintage (30+ years old) and historic (valuable for historical purposes, eg. a car the queen was in)?

Not with regards to historic registration.

Conan of Cooma 11:44 am 18 Feb 13

I always thought there was a difference between vintage (30+ years old) and historic (valuable for historical purposes, eg. a car the queen was in)?

dungfungus 11:05 am 18 Feb 13

thebrownstreak69 said :

They were a great little machine.

Badge engineered by Mazda, as were the Ford Telstars. Only problems were the electrics otherwise totally reliable.

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