We are passionate car enthusiasts who live and breathe American classic cars.
Our mission in life is to provide an environment for other like minded car aficionados to savour and enjoy their American classics, without the rules and restrictions that seem to dog other areas of everyday lives.
If you are an American classic car owner who feels the same as we do, we invite you to take a small journey through our site to see if this sounds like you. If you like what you see, and want to be involved, then send in a membership application.
If you are already a member, check out the events page to see if the next event is one you want to participate in, or join us in the forums for club talk and discussions.
Latest ACCCA club activities
GIBBS FARM – RURAL SCULPTURED ART – November 2
Of all the recent runs we have done as a club, the run to the Gibbs Farm would have to be up there with the best. Not only did we have a great number of members show up for the run, 24 cars in fact, but the day turned out to be a great outing for all sorts of reasons. Firstly there was the delightful run through the rural West Coast of Auckland, then the chance to inspect first hand the very special amphibious vehicles that Alan Gibbs produces world wide, followed by the viewing of the sculptured art spread all over his spectacular property on the Kaipara Coast.
KAIAUA VIA HUNUA – A DAY IN THE SUN Oct 12th 2014
The first glimpse of the Thames estuary as you roll through the countryside high above the coast is a great sight to see and on a sunny day it is picture perfect. So it was for a dozen or more cars that made up the contingent of this Sundays run and with Spring definitely in the air and the sun shining it was perfect classic touring weather and we were all making the most of it.
The day started as usual with us all meeting up at the Papakura Pitstop, on the southern motorway which is good for a coffee and a chat before hitting the road. This time the day’s outing had a twist to it with a visit to the Hunua Falls but not before a great cruise through the back of Drury along a sealed but “off the beaten track” road called Ponga Road, that took us through some delightful rural countryside before dropping us neatly not far from Hunua township. Just a hop skip and jump down the road to the Hunua falls where we all had a chance to walk the short distance to the falls and admire the fine native bush and take a look at a real waterfall. A chance also for a quick pitstop for those with Woolworth bladders and then on our way winding through the back of Paparimu and on through to Highway 2 at Mangatawhiri, where we picked up a part of the old State Highway that had been discarded following the roading upgrade some years ago.
Hobbs Wharf market run – Sunday 7 September
This Sunday Father’s Day turned out to be a stunning day for our run to the Hobbs Wharf markets at Gulf Harbour, Whangaparoa. If you had taken the Saturday’s weather as the benchmark, you wouldn't even have ventured out at all, but Sunday dawned a beautiful blue and warm spring morning.
Unfortunately no sleep in for this father as we had to depart early to be at the meeting point at BP Silverdale by 9am, to arrive at the markets before 10. A great turnout of 10 cars departed the service centre, picking up 2 more on the way, so the club was well represented at the wharf.
We had priority parking on the sealed road leading up to the market itself, and it was one of the best displays the club has put on for some time with all the cars lined up. The markets themselves were typical, with stalls selling crafts, plants, and brick-a-brack, and many club members were seen helping the local economy. Especially Rob, who found a treasure trove of pillowcases made up of hot rod and muscle car prints, which are sure to be a big hit with the lucky recipients.
With some live music playing, a great lunch from the home made baker (yummy Cornish pasties and cheese and onion pastry rolls), a lot of free coffees, and much chinwagging, the morning quickly turned into afternoon and time was up to head home to more Father’s Day food with the family.
UPCOMING ACCCA EVENTS
ACCCA Christmas Party. The Christmas party is being held at Manukau Live Steamers, Mangere Centre Park, Robertson Road, Mangere, which is home to miniature trains that we can ride on. Meet up at the Warehouse carpark, 1 John Goulter Drive, Auckland Airport at 10am, to depart at 10.30am. Bring a desert to share and a chair, and the club will provide the rest.