Welcome to Our World of American Classic Cars
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.
The only hard and fast condition of membership is that prospective members must own an American classic car that is over 25 years old at the time of joining, which must be of historical interest.
PLEASE NOTE: American Classic Car Club members are unable to provide classic vehicles for events such as weddings, birthdays, family outings etc, so please save yourselves and the club time and effort by not asking.
Thank you for your understanding.
Latest ACCCA club activities
CLUB RUN TO THE PARKERS – SUNDAY 16Th AUGUST
Every now and then it all comes together perfectly and last Sunday was just one of those days. Firstly for a late winters day it turned out to be a good one, sunny and no rain, secondly we had the best collection of members and cars that we had assembled for a run in a long time, and thirdly we were off to see the Parkers.
The home of Dave Parker and Catherine Tristram is worth a look even if you don’t like classic cars but if you do it is a must see. Situated on a delightful three acre property at Bombay it has to hold one of the best collections of classic vehicles you are likely to see anywhere around Auckland.
We started the day off by all assembling at the southern motorway truck stop at Papakura ready for a cruise through the delightful Hunua countryside where we motored through narrow country roads turning more than a few heads along the way. Locals were not used to a convoy of 22 or so classic American cars winding their way past their front gates. But what a very pleasant way it was to start the day in the sunshine in a convoy of beautifully restored classic Americana.
Before too long we reached the motorway again at Bombay and it was just a brief drive down the old State Highway to Dave and Cath’s place where they had everything in place for the club visit. The property looked a picture and by the time all the visiting cars had been assembled around the main building it was really a sight.
Huljich Military Collection Shed Raid – 26 July 2015
After a simply spectacular week weather wise leading up to our planned shed raid to see the Huljich Military Collection, the Sunday itself turned to custard with showers in the morning and widespread rain scheduled for the afternoon. Which made it all the more surprising how many were at the Westgate meeting place, with 12 classics and 7 daily drivers totalling 32 participants in all.
A short tiki tour through the Westie countryside around Whenuapai Air Base that included a loop around Herald Island (where Graeme and Gwen, and Chris joined in) had us arrive at the huge Huljich Shed housing the collection. The number of vehicles, along with the standard of restoration and the subsequent maintenance is a real credit, firstly to their late father Nick, and then to Allan and Kevin for keeping it going.
MID YEAR CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON – 28 JULY 2015
This year it was time for something completely different in venue for our mid year Christmas shindig as on all the previous occasions we had gathered out west somewhere. As nice as they were it was time to try the land of the rising sun and venture somewhere to the east of the city for a change,as quite a few of our club members hail from the eastern suburbs. We scouted around a few venues and came up with a place that seemed to fit the bill spot on. The Howick Club in Auckland’s east seemed an ideal place to hold our mid year Christmas and it had all the features we needed, a private room that would handle us all, a bar and best of all great food.
Even the weather on Sunday the 28th was kind to us allowing many of the club members to venture out mid winter in their classic cars even though it was a bit cold, being that time of year. We had a good muster this year with 50 odd in number attending, counting members and friends. We all gathered at around 11.30 for a bit of pre lunch banter and a few drinks before tucking into a fair dinkum Christmas dinner. The food was tops and enjoyed by all especially the deserts that drew many back for seconds and even thirds.
The afternoon was finished off in fine form with Rob Milligan again pulling out of the hat one of his accomplished quiz shows which kept everybody entertained for a couple of hours. It was after three o’clock before we all were starting to move towards home after a very enjoyable day.
This annual mid year lunch highlights the half way mark through the year and just goes to show how quickly the year is passing. Something to do with getting older they say. Anyhow it was worth waiting for and as usual it turned out to be a great afternoon for all.
Now we all patiently wait for the sunny weather that will bring the cars out and the country runs to begin in earnest.
UPCOMING ACCCA EVENTS