Dear Classic Car Club Members,
It is an honour to be elected as the Chairman of the club - something I never dared dream of when I joined the club some ten years ago. I still remember when I first joined, I was extremely impressed with the diversity and friendliness of the members and Executive Committee. No matter what classic car you drove, you were bound to make conversations and friends with fellow members.
Now, close to a decade later, it is clear the club's welcoming and diverse culture continues to flourish as I have become the youngest Chairman in the history of the club.
Entering this new chapter of the club, we have be been extremely busy right off the bat. Four days after I was elected Chairman, the Environmental Protection Department of Hong Kong announced that they will no longer provide exemptions to classic vehicles (previously defined as 20 years or older) for relevant noise and emission regulations at first registration. This effectively meant that no one can import a classic car into Hong Kong anymore. The Executive Committee went straight to work after the announcement; strategizing, communicating with the government, updating members and giving media interviews on the impact of this regulation change. After much hard work, we were extremely happy to be informed by the Environmental Protection Department on 30 June 2022 that they have revised their previous decision and will now provide exemptions to classic vehicles 30 years or older.
The above is one of many examples of the dedication the Executive Committee has for our members and Hong Kong's classic car heritage. Be rest assured that we will continue to work hard to safeguard the invaluable classic car culture that we have helped build in our city since 1979 and will continue to provide enjoyable classic car activities and experiences to all our members.
Justin Lui, Chairman