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
Bayswater School Auto Show - March 15
The Bayswater School Auto Show held on March 15 was a great club gathering with ten cars, nine from ACCCA and one guest up from Hamilton. That was nine more cars than the Jaguar Owners Club could muster on the day! To be fair to the Jag boys, the weather was a bit iffy (but thankfully it did not rain). The American Muscle Car Club was there in force again, and several other makes were represented as well, including VW, Fraser etc.
“And the ‘Best Club Display’ Award goes to…….the American Classic Car Club Auckland”!! Yeee Haaarrr!!
Well done to everyone who took a punt on the weather and came along for the day, and contributing to our neat little trophy. Much appreciated!
Story and pictures to follow in due course.
NEW ZEALAND Classic Car Weekend 2015
The NZ Classic Car Show is now in its 42nd year. Currently in two parts it is made up of:
Classic Car Tours:
The `Tours’ have been going for approx 8 years and are open to all `classic’ vehicles . Originally starting at Ellerslie Raceway they now start remotely in different areas of Auckland and have ended up at Vellnoweth Greeen, St Helliers for the last 3 yrs giving everyone a chance to meet and mingle while they have lunch. The runs themselves are each a mix of rural and urban and suitable for classic & vintage cars. The runs are Tour 1: West, Tour 2: Northcote, Tour 3: Greenlane, Tour 4: Papakura, Tour 5: Pukekohe and on average attract 20-30 cars per run and with Greenlane often being oversubscribed (40 car cap). Although participants can do a different run each year often they don’t as they pick the one that starts (previously ended) in their area and the Run Managers rewrite the run every 2-3 years. I (Enid Service ACCC/CLSCC) did my fourth stint this year as Run Manager of Papakura – run starting at BP Papakura & heading through Drury / Hingaia / Manurewa / Otara / Pakuranga / St Johns / Kohimarama / St Helliers. As usual my car knowledge fails me but we had 19 cars from Minis to Porsches with a Thunderbird and Cadillac thrown in for good luck!!
Galaxy of Cars Show and Swap Meet – 2nd February 2015
Sunday the 2nd Feb dawned overcast with rain threatening, but nevertheless I got the 1971 Cadillac El Dorado convertible (without functioning roof) out of the shed and headed for the meet point in Point Chevalier. On arrival I was Nigel `no friends’ apart from a zealous 20+ group of some English car brand that I don’t remember. My lack of memory has nothing to do with my lack of interest in the brand – it just reflects my complete lack of car knowledge apart from colour. This group was mainly brown, grey & green!! First arrival was Dave Roper followed by the Parkers and Thompsons with two cars each which at least ensured a line up of cars. Another member was already on site so that gave us 7 cars in total. The threatening weather did not come to much apart from one reasonable shower, but whereas last year had over 800 classic and vintage vehicles on display representing over 55 enthusiast clubs this year was down by at least a third, but still worth attending. The car show is open to all car makes with strong showings by the English & European brands, but with a sprinkling of American car clubs as well as the Australian Holden and Ford clubs.
UPCOMING ACCCA EVENTS
Shed raid to Roy Sharman at Waiuku. Meet at BP Papakura, Southern Motorway at 9am to depart at 9.30. Lunch after at venue TBA
Run to Hamilton Vintage & Classic swap meet at Classics Museum. Meet at Meet at BP Papakura, Southern Motorway at 9.15am to depart at 9.30. Lunch from 1pm at Cock & Bull, Te Rapa