Trial and (more) errors
Regarding your item Trial and Errors (OBA 56). I feel you have been misinformed in some areas. I agree there will be some who take advantage of the log book scheme as I have already experienced this. I am a machine examiner for the C&EMCC and like most of us not a qualified engineer. I have had over 50 years experience riding, repairing and restoring bikes. I feel I am well able to ascertain whether a bike is roadworthy or not.
You state the club officers (machine examiners) role is basically to ensure the vehicles comply with the club plate rules. This is not true, if you look at the Historic Vehicle Declaration section 3, you will see we do in fact sign off that “The vehicle is in safe operating condition.” Yes, there are some club rules that are observed but safety is never compromised and we examiners thoroughly check all areas associated with the safe operation of the vehicle. Richard Ementon (via email)