The British & European Automobile Club (Southern Highlands NSW) Inc. was formed in 2006 by a group of enthusiasts to cater for the ownership, preservation and operation of British & European vehicles domiciled in the Southern Highlands, with a strong emphasis on those vehicles built up to the end of 1975. The Club has a large diversity of Classic Vehicles. Amongst the Marques represented are Rover, Jaguar, MG, Triumph, Sunbeam, Citroen, Mini, Austin & many others.
Membership Fees have been reduced to $30 for the 2023-24 year, and currently there is no joining Fee.
BEAC is slightly unconventional as there are no formal monthly meetings, other than the AGM. There are a minimum of formalities, while the club is operated by the Committee under the necessary requirements and Legislation for Incorporated Clubs in New South Wales.
The Club Committee arranges a programme of runs around the Southern Highlands and occasionally to more distant destinations. Our runs are normally around 60 kilometres and end at a café for coffee, late morning tea/early lunch and chat. Occasional BYO picnics are held in the warmer months.
Historic Vehicle Scheme
BEAC is affiliated with the NSW Council of Motor Clubs and accredited with the NSW Roads and Maritime Services, members are entitled to participate in the Historic Vehicle Scheme, which enables members’ British & European historic vehicles to be registered (with certain restrictions) at greatly discounted rates for registration and third party insurance. Vehicles over 30 years of age (with certain restrictions) are eligible for this scheme.
• The granting of Conditional Registration under the RMS Historic Vehicle Scheme will only be considered for financial members of our car club with historic vehicles of British & European origin.
• New Members must attend five events in the first twelve months before any application for Conditional Registration is considered.
• You must keep a Club BEACon Newsletter or BEAC Events Web Page print-out in the car to justify the use.
Members with cars on Primary Conditional Registration with our Car Club must ensure that their annual Membership Fees with BEAC are paid prior to the Membership Renewal Date, i.e. 1st April each year, otherwise their cars become unregistered and uninsured.
Our club is affiliated with the Council of Motor Clubs NSW
and Council of ACT Motor Clubs