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, as our members are not licenced to do so.
Thank you for your understanding.
Latest ACCCA club activities
Luxxio Prestige Car Care run – Sunday 28 May 2017
It had to happen sooner or later this year, a club run where the weather didn’t quite play nice, with intermittent showers during the day, but lots of fine spells also. However, we have had a great run so far in 2017, but that didn’t deter the 25 cars, and over 40 club members turning up at Caffeine & Classics monthly get-together for the start of our Luxxio run. And man was it a squeeze, trying to find parking after arriving just after 9.45am; the car park was chokka!
Rob got everybody together for the run briefing at 10.30, and gave out very detailed run sheets, which sure were needed with the traffic over the Shore, as the cars got separated. The Luxxio guys gave a brief intro, before getting stuck into several members cars to show just how good their products were, and the results were amazing. First up they worked on new member’s Greg and Julie’s ’66 Fairlane, then moved onto Rosalie’s ’60 Thunderbird interior, followed by Mike and Lea’s ’86 Camaro (breaking the Ford stronghold thankfully), and the results were stunning. You had to be there to see the difference!
However, they only did a portion of each car, leaving the owners to drool, and of course purchase some Luxxio product to complete the transformation. The Luxxio guys opened up their showroom for members to purchase this amazing stuff, and gave great discounts to everyone who bought, basically at dealer pricing.
The time flew by watching all this detailing, and after almost two hours we were all off on the run up to Silverdale for the lunch, with a comfort stop at BP Silverdale, before a great cruise around the back blocks which bought us out at the Northern Union Café in Silverdale township. This was a great choice on Rob’s part, as the service was excellent, the heaters were on, and we were all accommodated in the covered in courtyard.
To further top off the day, Luxxio donated one of their $175 product packs to the club, and with a lucky draw to choose the winner, this was taken away by Robert and Nicola. Everyone appeared to have had an enjoyable day out, despite the showery conditions, but even that may have been in our favour, allowing members to try out their newly purchased Luxxio products when they got home.
Great planning Rob. The run prize of the day of a $20 gift card for the member who turns up in their classic, goes to Rosalie Woodcock in her 1960 Ford Thunderbird.
Check out the day's photos here.....
Della-Mura Shed Raid & Roper BBQ run – 9 April 2017
You have to hand it to your ACCCA committee; another spectacular weather day selected, amongst the truly awful ones we have been experiencing this year for the run this time captained by Dave Roper. Recent club run numbers have been getting bigger and bigger, and this time was no exception with 22 cars and around 50 people turning up at Westgate for the 10.30 start time.
A tiki-tour through some beautiful rural back roads around Taupaki had us arrive at John & Robyn Della-Mura’s Kumeu Sheds opposite the Kumeu Showgrounds from the reverse direction than usual, and most parked up in a side road. The Della-Muras were in the process of transferring their memorabilia and collectables into a new store at the front of the impressive shed complex, and apologised for the untidiness, but all still looked good with plenty to see. An impressive collection of classics and hot rods were on display, some that John had imported for sale amongst his own cars.
The standard of some of these cars were stunning, especially the two ’32 Coupes that were built by Brizio in the US. John took the time to explain to the group some of the pitfalls of importing and complying/vinning vehicles, which sees the rules constantly changing and has resulted in his imported vehicle numbers dropping dramatically due to the time and expense of this process.
A quick run up the Old North Road to Helensville had us arrive at club members Paul and Jane Roper’s lifestyle block with their brand new American style combined home and workshop (for Paul’s engine building business), with truly amazing rural panoramas from their ‘aircraft carrier’ sized covered decks.
Paul gave a very informative tour and talk about high performance engine building, in his absolutely spotless workshop and sterile build room, both of which were so clean you could eat breakfast off the floor. Some of his stories about jobs done by other so called mechanic/engine builder muppets (Paul’s term) had most enthralled, and was a warning to the unwary about using unknown tradespeople.
After this the twin Webers were cranked up to feed the hungry group, with Rob & Russell wielding the tongs, ably supervised by Alex. The beef and chicken patties, along with the sausies went down a treat and vanished as soon as they were cooked. Once everyone had their fill and a natter, the afternoon was mid-way through, so most people fired up the V8’s and headed on home.
The run prize for the day of a $20 Z Energy gift card for the member who attended the run in their classic, goes to Graeme & Gwen Mackay in their 1953 Cadillac.
Have a look at the days photos here.....
Kaiaua Fish & Chip run – 19 March 2017
That clever chap, John Bercich, who organised the run down to the Bay View Hotel at Kaiaua, must have a direct line to the Chief Weather God, as the day was absolutely stunning with blue skies and sun, sun, sun! More so after the weather bomb the previous weekend flooded out so many people, properties and roads, and which affected the scheduled route down to Kaiaua. The pre-planned route via the Hunua Gorge and Falls had to be abandoned due to slips and muddy debris, but this was more than compensated for with the stunning drive down on roads that not many had driven before.
The sparkling weather sure did bring out a lot of drivers to the BP Service Centre, along with our 19 ACCCA club cars (and 1 guest, soon to join up), with around 50 people raring to go. After John’s briefing where he gave out road instructions, the convoy started up and headed away, with much snapping of camera phones from the bystanders at the BP.
The route threaded its way eastwards via some gorgeous verdant countryside, before we pulled up at the Seabird Coast visitor centre at Miranda for a squiz at the informative displays and a comfort stop. The centre is run and manned by volunteers, so good on you, those who dropped coins in the donation box. A short run up to the Bay View Hotel had us meeting up with 7 cars from ACCCA Hamilton, and lots of classic chatter before heading into the Hotel for the $15 per person buffet lunch.
And what a feast it was, with scrummy battered Blue Cod, chips, potato, green and pasta salads, along with tea and coffee to finish. Such good value, and a credit to the staff and John for setting this all up. Whilst some decided to head off home after the meal, others moved on a short way to park up in a great little reserve a few streets away, to natter away the beautiful afternoon in the sun.
The run prize of $20 for the person who attends in their classic car, goes to Grant Taylor in his 1957 Ford Fairlane Retractable.
Check out the glorious photos here.....
UPCOMING ACCCA EVENTS
Mid-winter Christmas & 21st Anniversary Lunch at Soljans Estate Winery, 366 State Highway 16, Kumeu, from 12-4.30pm. $45 per head, and RSVP’s must be in by June16. Commemorative gift for each member family, and a special additional gift for 10 plus year members, along with door and spot prizes.
Run to Te Papa Car Collection at Whitford. Meet at Vector Wero Whitewater Park, 770 Great South Road, Manukau from 10am to depart at 10.30. $20 per head Buffet lunch at the Formosa Club, Whitford.
Shed raid to Roy Sharman at Waiuku. Meet at BP Papakura, Southern Motorway from 9.30am to depart at 10. Lunch at The Kentish Hotel, Waiuku at about 12.30pm