"The Vintage Motor Cycle Club, with over 17,000 Members, united by a common appreciation of the engineering skills and vision of those who built the pioneer machines, has ensured that such machines are not preserved as lifeless exhibits in a museum, but are brought to life on frequent occasions in order that a new generation can marvel at the handiwork of the pioneers, and an older generation can once again view with nostalgia the machines they rode in days gone by."

 Charges For Use Of The VMCC Archive and Machine Dating Services


Library Access

Members have free and unlimited access during opening hours subject to the reading room being available. Telephone reservation is advised.
Non members will be charged at the rate of £5 per hour rising to a maximum £25 per day.


    Member   Non Member   Note
Photocopying Orders placed in person £0.25 £0.37  Per Copy
  Minimum charge for remote requests £5 £7.50  
  Digital Scan supplied by email or printout £5 £7.50  Per Copy
  Surcharge for adding images to memory stick (inclusive of memory stick) £10 £10  Personal USB sticks not permitted
Research Fees        
  For research carried out on your behalf     Members recieve 2 hours free research, in 1 hour units
  First Hour £20 £30 Inclusive of 2 photocopies
  Each Additional Hour £10 £15 Inclusive of 2 photocopies
  Priority Research Requests £50 £75 Priority requests can be performed on an agreed timescale subject to staff availablity  
Registration Applications for DVLA         
  Standard Fee for DVLA Submissions £70 - for first of the year.
£80 - for each after that during the same year
£120.00 Includes services of a Marque Specialist if required and the machine examination fee (mileage charges may apply)
In cases of rare or poorly documented machines, applicants may be required to fund additional research. 
  Additional fee for Machine Dating Certificate with embossed Club Seal £15 £22.50  
Glasses Motorcycle Checkbook        
  Authenticated copy £10 £15  
Typed Factory Record        
  Standard Fee £25 £37.50  
Overseas Registration Dating Letter        
  Standard Fee £30 £45  
Copies of Engineering Drawing        
  Per Drawing £15 £22.50