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
North Shore Vintage Car Club Swap Meet and Car Show run - Sunday 22nd November
I would not have liked to have been in the shoes of the organizers of the NSVCC Swap Meet and Car Show, last Sunday (Nov 22nd), and all credit to them for holding out absolutely as long as possible before they decided not to postpone their annual event, at their North Shore Club Rooms. The nerves must have been well frayed as Auckland had what must have been a 1 in 100 year electrical storm the night before, with wind and rain right through to maybe 6am on the day. The end result could have been so very different!
As it happens, the event went ahead as planned, and whilst the Swap meet part of the event was not so well supported with sellers this year, the Car Show was. And it was a little beauty, with much variety of American, British and Australian classics and occasional hot rod for good measure.
Come Awards time at Midday, the ACCCA was awarded the ‘Best Club Display’, which I graciously accepted on all your behalf. The prize awarded will end being given to some lucky member at our Christmas Picnic on Sunday Dec. 6th. The NSVCC’s car of the show wasn’t a car – it was an immaculate full working scale model of a steam traction engine. A 1920’s Vauxhall was the people’s choice car.
All up, despite a smaller than recent turnout from our members, and wind so fierce at times that it actually bent the Stainless Steel poles of our banner (seriously!), it was a fun few hours and surely one to attend again next year.
BOP Mustang Club’s All USA Day Tauranga – Sunday 15 November
With the Sunday show day predicted for rain, the small but hardy band of brave weekenders met up at the BP Papakura on Saturday morning in lovely sunshine. Graeme & Gwen Mackay/1953 Cadillac Coupe de Ville, Shane & Julia Beckham/1958 Ford Fairlane 500, Dave & Sandy Roper/1967 Mercury Cougar, and Russell & Cindy Wilson/’57 Pontiac StarChief cruised down to the lovely Bay of Plenty in warm and sunny weather. After lunch at the Classic Flyer’s Café at Mt. Maunganui Airport, it was on to the Baywatch Motor Inn at the Mount for checkin, to fill up the carpark with our oversized American classics.
Some elected to have an easy afternoon, while a couple did the circuit around the Mount track, prior to walking down to dinner at the Mount Sport Fishing Club for a great evening meal overlooking Tauranga harbour. A stroll down to one of the Mount cafes for an early group Sunday breakfast had us well fed prior to heading off to the show at Wharepai Domain in Tauranga.
Paeroa Maritime Museum – Sunday October 4
A somewhat bleak and grey morning dawned for the meetup at BP Southern Motorway Papakura, along with a few wispy drizzle patches, but that didn’t deter the hardy 8 classics and one daily driver.
After a bit of feet stamping and nattering, along with Rodger’s squeaking drive belt being silenced by a very knowledgeable Phil Bourke, we were off for a pleasant cruise through the Hauraki Plains to our destination. Our journey picked up a mate of Rob’s on the way in his Impala, and the Rightons in their Chev pickup joined us at the venue, so a good turnout of over 30 people enjoyed the day.
The Paeroa Maritime Museum is one of those places that we have all looked over at as we whizzed by dozens of time on our journeys to the Bay of Plenty and beyond, but never stopped at. John Bercich had organised the visit some months ago after passing by, and the day included a conducted tour through the museum, a great lunch of salad rolls, home made cake, and tea and coffee, along with a paddle boat ride on the river.
UPCOMING ACCCA EVENTS
Run to NSVCC swap meet & car show at Albany. Meet at Poenamo Hotel car park on Northcote Road from 8am to depart at 8.30. Classic car, driver & passenger free entry, extras $5, and show will finish around 1pm