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.
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
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.
Hamilton Vintage & Classic swap meet – 17 May 2015
A turnout of nine cars was pretty good for a cold winter’s day run down to the Vintage and Classic swap meet at the Classics Museum at Hamilton. Although the day was predicted to be fine, those coming from the west and north faced a showery departure, but the rest had a nice dry run to the meet up point at the BP Service Centre at Papakura.
After a chinwag with the attendees, which included two new members Allan Huljich and Peter Lee and families, the dulcet tones of run organiser Enid called everyone together to give a brief explanation of timing and lunch venue. A nice run down had us arrive at the museum site just after 11am, and it sure was busy, with parking at a real premium at businesses surrounding the Museum. Jammy drivers of the day had to be Mike and Nicola Blythe who found a park under a drive in tent just across from the site, while the rest had to fit in where we could.
UPCOMING ACCCA EVENTS
Run to Dave Parker's Sheds at Bombay, followed by a Pizza Feast supplied by the club. Meet at BP Papakura, Southern Motorway at 10am, to depart 10.30.