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IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL REGISTRY APPLICANTS

For any 100M cars applying for registration today, the owner will need to provide proof the car existed as a 100M in the past. This proof will need to be in the form of photos of the car taken BEFORE restoration (showing the louvered bonnet on the car, in its matching color, plus photos of any 100M unique parts). Additionally, copies of some Division of Motor Vehicles past registrations or titles for the 100M will be required. Finally, past ownership history (that can be confirmed) with contact information, will be required. All of this will be required to prove the provenance of cars that are now appearing on the scene for the first time and claiming to be Factory-Built 100M’s.

For car owners who are the older, early “owner registrations” (unconfirmed F category) and they want to be upgraded to the gold level “Registry Confirmed Factory-Built 100M’s” (FC confirmed category), the owner will need to submit the same information. If they don’t have this information, they should contact the past owners for this required information.

If some of this information is not available, it does not absolutely prohibit registration of the car. However, there will need to be enough information to establish that the car existed, without a doubt, in the past. Simply presenting a newly restored car with none of this provenance information will not be acceptable for registration.

This strengthening of the registration requirements will make Registration more meaningful for 100M owners because it will further reduce the chance of non-original cars being registered.

New registrants must submit a totally complete application with all historic and ID photos (sharp, clear close-ups), plus other required items and the required fee.If an incomplete application is submitted it may not proceed and the fee may be forfeited. Any new applications will face a lengthy review and evaluation process which will take several months.

Membership - How To Register

The following information explains how cars are registered and the two types of cars out there: A. Le Mans Conversion (or modified) 100 models. Many stock 100 cars have been modified to Le Mans specification by owners or dealers over the years. These cars can look like the Factory-Built 100M car. They are called modified or "converted to Le Mans specification", they are NOT called 100M cars. membership1

REGISTRATION OF A LE MANS CONVERSION:

To register a car in the Le Mans Conversion category the car must have a louvered bonnet, Le Mans strap, Le Mans carburetors, manifolds, cold air box, plague and air tube, we ask that the following application, information and photos be submitted by mail:

1. Close-up photo or the numbers on the sides of the carbs also showing bolts mounting to manifolds, cold-air box, plaque and air tubing.
2. Photos of the engine compartment, interior and exterior shots.
3. Close-up photo of the Chassis and body number plates.
4. Completed Registry Application (see below)
5. Copy of the BMIHT build certificate must be sent with application. To obtain a copy of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust (BMIHT) build trace certificate go to http://www.heritage-motor-centre.co.uk/archive-services/
6. Provide last owner's name and contact info; present owner's name, address, phone and e-mail; purchase date and purchase price and the known history of the car. (Sale prices of cars are used only to track values and reinforce the high values of the cars, it is strictly confidential and never released to anyone.)

Registration is at no charge. However, if the owner would like a Registry Certificate in their name plus the full registration packet (Brass Dash Plaque, Jacket Patch, Tuning Instructions, newsletters, original Le Mans ad and Gerry Coker's original measured drawing of the 100) submit $100 plus $6 postage US or $13 foreign. We can send a Paypal invoice for payment with credit card.
The 100M Registry is volunteer and non-profit, all fees go into running the Registry (printing materials, producing regalia, postage, supplies, etc.) No one receives any pay for administration of the Registry, all time and effort is volunteered.

NOTE: ALL PHOTOS AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION MUST BE SENT TOGETHER BY MAIL. IF ONLY PART OF THE PHOTOS OR INFO ARE SUBMITTED, IT WILL NOT ALLOW THE REGISTRATION PROCESS TO GO FORWARD.

REGISTRATION OF A “REGISTRY CONFIRMED FACTORY-BUILT 100M”

B. The Genuine Factory-Built 100M models. Only 640 were built, all were BN-2 models. It is based on the four very first Austin-Healey race prepared Le Mans cars. To determine if the car is genuine, the owner must first obtain a copy of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust (BMIHT) build trace certificate that states the car's chassis number is an original Factory-Built 100M. Go to http://www.heritage-motor-centre.co.uk/archive-services/
This, by itself, proves nothing other than some car was built with that chassis number. To prove the car in question is the actual car, the owner offering the car should have a Worldwide 100M Le Mans “Confirmed 100M” Registry Certificate showing the car's numbered body parts have been examined by the Registry and it is the car described on the BMIHT build certificate. Be aware that the Registry's older, "non-confirmed" registration has limited value, the new certificate must note (in red) that the car is a "Registry Confirmed Factory-Built 100M". Without the car being properly identified and registered in this category, it cannot be assured to be genuine.
To register a car in the highest level, "Registry Confirmed Factory-Built 100M" category, we ask the following application, information and photos be submitted by mail:

1. A close-up photo of the chassis and body number plates on the firewall.
2. A close-up photo of the body number in the edge of the bonnet, in about 8" from the rear corner, (left side, from drivers seat).
3. Close-up photos of the body number on the rear of each of the three front cockpit surrounds. (Just a few screws hold each of these on).
4. Close-up photo of the body number on the boot lid strut, half moon bracket.
5. Close-up photo of the numbers on the side of each carburetor.
6. Close-up photo of the number on the side of the distributor. This can be photographed with a small camera held down beside the engine.
7. Close-up photo of the ignition switch face plate showing the number.
8.Some general photos of the exterior, interior and engine compartment.
9. Completed Registry Application (see below)
10. Copy of the BMIHT build certificate must be sent with application.
11. Provide last owner's name and contact info; present owners name, address, phone and e-mail; purchase date and purchase price and the known history of the car. (Sale prices of cars are used only to track values and reinforce the high values of the cars, it is strictly confidential and never released to anyone.)

membership2 If some of these items are missing, let us know. It normally does not prevent registration provided enough ID points are present.
Registration is at no charge. However, if the owner would like a Gold "Confirmed Registration" Certificate in their name plus the full registration packet (Brass Dash Plaque, Jacket Patch, Tuning Instructions, newsletters, original Le Mans ad and Gerry Coker's original measured drawing of the 100) submit $100 plus $6 postage US or $13 foreign. We can send a Paypal invoice for payment with credit card.
The 100M Registry is volunteer and non-profit, all fees go into running the Registry (printing materials, producing regalia, postage, supplies, etc.) No one receives any pay for administration of the Registry, all time and effort is volunteered.

NOTE: ALL PHOTOS AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION MUST BE SENT TOGETHER BY MAIL. IF ONLY PART OF THE PHOTOS OR INFO ARE SUBMITTED, IT WILL NOT ALLOW THE REGISTRATION PROCESS TO GO FORWARD.

Bill Meade,
Founder & Registrar
Worldwide 100M Le Mans Registry
Phone: 831-722-3253
"Endorsed by the 16 largest Austin-Healey Clubs Worldwide"

You will receive your Car's Registry Certificate, Brass Dash Plaque, Jacket Patch, 100M "Le Mans" sales flyer and the "Le Mans" Special Equipment and Tuning Instruction Booklet, plus all past newsletters, sent priority mail. Print and fill out the following form:

REGISTRATION FORM (PDF)

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