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
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??
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!!
UPCOMING ACCCA EVENTS
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