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Registration Documents Format
Applying for retention of original Registration Number
(Update:Aug 2022)
Applying for an Age - Related Registration Number
(Update:Feb 2024)


The main function of the AOMCC Machine Registrar is to help owners to register their bikes with the DVLA. That will be with an age-related registration number or if you have proof such an original logbook, the retention of an existing number. At the top of this page are links to single page PDF documents giving details of the two possibilities. .

The registrar schemes are run by the DVLA in close co-operation with the Federation of British Historical Vehicle Clubs (FBHVC), to which the AOMCC is affiliated. The DVLA require, through agreement with the FBHVC, that it should be normal practice for the vehicle in question to be inspected by the club before approval is given to DVLA to proceed with the issue of a number. The AOMCC act diligently in this role. Bear in mind that the AOMCC can only support the registration of machines which are of Ariel manufacture. Specials composed of a variety of components from different marques require registration under a different process.

The DVLA reserve the right to carry out further inspections of your motorcycle when you apply for registration. The basic requirement is that the bike must be complete, or almost so. A machine which only needs the wiring done before it is complete will be fine. One where the frame is on the bench, but the engine and gearbox are in assorted boxes around the garage will not.

We are also able to provide dating certificates to overseas club members (who might need to provide documentation of a machine’s year of manufacture for their own country’s vehicle authorities) and UK members (who might want to verify the details of their machines as in the factory records).

The service is open to anyone, including non-members of the Club. We charge a fee as tabled below which can be paid by bank transfer in the UK. PayPal is only available for overseas dating certificates.

  Members Non-members
Age Related Number £20.00 £40.00
Retention of Registration Number £40.00 £60.00
Overseas Dating Certificate £20.00 £40.00
UK Dating Certificate £20.00 £40.00


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