What are “Era Correct” Parts & Accessories for ICBC Collector Plates Program

As a car club in British Columbia we have many members who participate in the Collector Vehicle Plates program that ICBC offers.

ICBC Collector PlatesICBC Collector Plates Image  are a special license plate that shows your vehicle is a real classic.   The program offers a discounted insurance rate as the vehicle is driven occasionally for pleasure use only.   To qualify a detailed application along with photos are required for acceptance into the program.

One of the hot topics that often comes up in our meetings is the accepted parts and accessories for the ICBC Collector Plates program.   To apply and maintain collector status, all aftermarket, non-factory options or accessories must be era correct to be approved.  The definition as provided by ICBC on “Era Correct” states that the parts and accessories must have been available within 2 years (plus or minus) of the motor vehicle’s model year.

ICBC Collector Plates “Era Correct” Parts & Accessory List

Click here to connect to ICBC Website and review the Approved Parts and Accessories List

It is up to the vehicle owner to continue to maintain and ensure they have approved parts and accessories for the ICBC Collector Plates program.   There are several situations where members were notified by ICBC that a complaint had been filed against their collector status by an anonymous member of the public.  If this does happen, it is vital for the vehicle owner to have documents as to the era correct nature of parts & accessories.  The general public and even so called experts aren’t always right when it comes to the ICBC Collector Plates Program.   If you are part thinking of applying  or looking to modify your existing collector vehicle with parts and accessories always a good idea to check with ICBC first.  Ensure you have done your research and get it in writing they have documented any changes from the original application.

The article and the opinions are for information only,  For more the most updated information on the program and all the rules and regulations please visit the ICBC website:


Surrey Golf Course new home for BC Chevelle & GM Car Club Meetings

BC Chevelle & GM Car Club New Meeting Location at Surrey Golf Club

The BC Chevelle & GM Car Club is proud to announce as of April 2014 we have changed our Monthly Sunday Meeting Location to the facilities at the Surrey Golf Club – 7700 168th Street Surrey BC.  604-576-8224 or online at www.surreygolf.com

With our Club Membership Expanding, each month we were at or beyond capacity for our Sunday morning monthly meetings.   Our club Executive lead by Dave, Tim and Garet visited various locations that would allow for large group meetings with coffee, breakfast and a quieter atmosphere to hear all club business.  After visiting the Surrey Golf Course sampling the breakfast and touring the facilities the executive overwhelmingly felt this was the perfect spot for future meetings!

Our President Dave Zappone, along with the executive committee made the announcement at our last meeting.   The opportunity for the BC Chevelle & GM car club to have a larger, quieter venue with good food was too great to pass up.  The Surrey Golf Club in addition to a great facility will allow members to get a few holes of golf in after meetings!

BC Chevelle & GM Car Club New Meeting Location at Surrey Golf Club

Jeremy Martens, Clubhouse Manager for the Surrey Golf Club has graciously welcomed the BC Chevelle and GM Car Club for our Meetings.  Our first meeting at the new location will be April 13th 2014, and we look forward to many more to come.  Hopefully, as the weather turns sunny members will be able to book tee times and get a few holes of golf in after Sunday meetings!

Everyone Welcome! Surrey Golf Club is conveniently situated on the eastern boundary of Surrey near the Langley/Surrey border and is readily accessible from #1 Highway via 176 street exit to the North and #10 highway via Route 99 to the south. It is bordered by the Serpentine River to the South, 168 street to the west, farmland to the east and Fraser Highway to the North.

Facilities include two golf courses, an 18-hole championship course – Main Course, and an Executive Nine – The Willows Nine. The Clubhouse is comfortable featuring the 80 seat Bud’s Bar and Grill, 150 seat Lando Banquet Room and a fully stocked Pro Shop. Practice facilities include a large putting green, chipping green, practice bunker and a ‘self use’ practice triangle.
Surrey Golf Course enjoys a reputation of providing excellent value to the discriminating golfer through a policy of maintaining reasonable prices for an excellent lay out and very good playing conditions, thereby providing excellent golfing value.


The BC Chevelle & GM Car Club is dedicated to the preservation, restoration and modification of the Chevrolet Chevelle, EI Camino and Pontiac Beaumont and other GM automobiles. The BC Chevelle & GM Car Club promotes an open & friendly atmosphere. We have fun socializing as a car club & where possible raise money for various charities. We are a 100% volunteer club with elected Executive.