Just over 4 weeks to go so hopefully all your plans are coming together?!
Regarding the documentation required, it can take a while for the DVLA to get the V5C form (Logbook) back to you if you haven’t got your car yet. This form is your proof of ownership and will aid your passage through Europe (in case of a random spot check by police for example), and the disposal of your vehicle at the end of the Rally.
However, don’t fear, it is NOT essential! You can still participate even if you don’t get your banger until the week of departure. You just need to ensure the following:
1. Complete the paperwork as normal when purchasing your car:
- The seller must complete section 6 of the V5C (‘New Keeper or New Name/New Address details’)
- And they must sign the Declaration in Section 8 (you must do this too).
- They then fill in Section 10 (‘New Keeper Supplement’) and give it to you – this section is also known as the V5C/2.
- They will finally send the V5C to DVLA and 2 – 4 weeks later the amended V5C will be back with you.
2. Take the V5C/2 ‘New Keeper Supplement’ along to your local DVLA office and they will issue a Temporary Registration Certificate on the spot and free of charge.
3. You can then travel with confidence and most importantly can legally scrap the car in Nice if you are not driving home.
YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DO THIS IF ONLY IN POSSESSION OF THE V5C/2 SLIP.
4. Finally on your return, you must ensure that you fill in the Permanent Export/Scrap section and send it to the DVLA (along with the Certificate of Destruction if necessary).
*The only difference is the need to obtain the Temporary Registration Certificate.