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
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.
ROY SHARMAN “THE SHEDZ”
Roy Sharman’s property in Waiuku is a popular destination for many car clubs as searching the web will show. Not only is Roy a genial host but his collection of cars, traction engines and various car memorabilia is certainly well worth the effort of a closer look. On April 19th it was the chance for our club to do just that, and what an interesting visit it turned out to be for the owners of eleven cars, including one from the Thunderbird Club along with a guest in a Ford Cobra.
It sounds like Roy gets plenty of practice, as his guided tour of the property provided a fascinating look at his vast collection of automotive memorabilia, all delivered without running out of things to say.
He has two huge Traction engines, both certified for road use, the first named Princess which is a huge 17 ton Fowler, made in Yorkshire in 1902. Roy said it had the power of 72 horses and is controlled by two operators, a steering man and a Donkey man. It is capable of 30kph and has 3 speed gears. The second traction engine is a 1908 6HP Marshall named “Old Jack”. It came from the Napier area and had been used for hauling wool and timber through its earlier working life. Both had been extensively and beautifully rebuilt to like new condition.
Bayswater School Auto Show - March 15
The Saturday before the Bayswater Autoshow show was a bit iffy at best – remember Cyclone Pam - so possibly that may have deterred a few on Sunday March 15th. Nevertheless, by the time we were ready to convoy from the carpark out front of the Takapuna Golf Course on Northcote Road, there were nine member’s cars and one guest, Camron Inder from Hamilton, a friend of Richard Bayes. No complaints from me, as any run we can muster double figures of vehicles is just fine.
Whilst we never attended last year’s event as a club, I have always rather likes this little show, as it has a neat community feel to it and local businesses get right behind it and the prizes and trophies (more on them later!) are just awesome. The American Muscle Car Club always have a big presence here and that was no exception this time. As I drove into the venue in my Pontiac, the man directing traffic tried to get me to park with them…in my Station Wagon??
UPCOMING ACCCA EVENTS
Shed Raid to Allan Huljich's Military collection of vehicles and memorabilia at Whenuapai. Meet at Westgate Shopping Centre at 10am to depart 10.30. Lunch after at Hallertau Brewery, 1171 Coatesville-Riverhead Highway.
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.