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
Kumeu Classic Car & Hot Rod Festival – 16 January 2016
After a mid-week forecast of showers for the Saturday of the festival, the day couldn’t have turned out nicer, being hot and sunny for the whole day. It didn’t look that way on arrival at Kumeu township at 7.30am though, as the town was blanketed in fog, but this soon burnt off.
There were half a dozen member’s cars already there to help set up the club gear, and by just after 8 all was ready for the influx. And what a turnout it was with 21 cars squeezing into our allocated spot, along with a number of others seen scattered around the ground. The club gazebos turned out to be the magic spot to get out of the sun, as it was just about full any time throughout the day, as members came and went on various expeditions in the grounds.
Around midday the infield parking area was packed, and seemed to be the fullest it had been for many a year. There was an amazing selection of vehicles to ogle at here, and the standard of some of these rides had to be seen to be appreciated. There was some discussion amongst members that the number of top notch show shed cars did seem to match the standard of previous years, but the all steel ’34 Coupe of our very own Neil Roper stood out as a wonderful example of a timeless hot rod.
A show from a smoke trailing aerobatic plane kept the crowd in awe after the lunch break, along with many start ups of drag cars throughout the day to tingle the ear drums. With the sun beating down throughout the day, many members seemed happy to spend the afternoon chatting and relaxing under the gazebos in the shade. The day turned out to be another awesome club get-together, and the number of members that attended showed that the new arrangement of meeting at the club site as members arrived is working really well.
The run prize for the day of a $20 gift voucher went to Bill Tweed who bought his 2 vehicles along for the day, his 1949 Buick 70 Roadmaster and 1948 Chrysler New Yorker convertible.
Check out the day's photos here.....
North Shore R & C Toy Run, Vellenoweth Green, St. Heliers – 7 December 2015
Who would have believed that just a day later on from the scorching hot Xmas party at Wenderholm where several people had obviously got more than their share of sun, that the Toy Run would have been so dicey weather wise. Although it was a cloudy/sunny combination in the afternoon, the forecasted cloud build up arrived about 6ish along with a light shower soon after with cold winds, and this obviously put off a lot of attendees.
In all the years that the club has attended, this would have been the poorest attendance of vehicles that anyone could remember, with less than half the field covered with cars. This must have resulted in a poor take of donations and toys for the Sallies Christmas appeal, which is a real shame as they were out in force collecting and playing music.
However, you will be pleased to know that your club did not pike in the face of adverse conditions, with the gazebo offering envious shelter, food, and hot beverages for the dozen or so members that bought their cars.
Although the shower only lasted about 10 minutes, the rest of the evening was very chilly, so the gazebo was packed up just after 8pm, everybody partook in Christmas hugs and wishes, and vanished off in nice warm cars to finish off what has been a very successful Club year.
2015 Christmas Party
6 December 15
There is only one way to describe the 2015 Christmas Party at Wenderholm Regional Reserve – ABSOLUTELY STUNNING – from the weather to the turnout of classics to the numbers of club members who turned out on the day.
It was an early start to the day for the committee members who set off for Wenderholm to arrive just after 9 to set up before the arrival of the club members. Although the morning started out a little cloudy and coolish, it was ideal for the setting up of the gazebos, tables, hot water burner, and all the rest of the myriad things to do before everyone arrived. The Big Dig also need to be dug and roped off, so with everything done 15 minutes before the first cars drove in, a much needed breather was had.
And arrive in style they did, with a total of 32 beautiful American classics rolling in to park up in the sunshine, with nary a duplication of vehicles. What a sight to behold!
UPCOMING ACCCA EVENTS
Galaxy of Cars, Western Springs. Meet Western Springs College carpark, 100 Motions Road from 9am to depart no later than 9.15
ACCCA limited display of 6 cars at Ellerslie Concours, Ellerslie Racecourse. Details TBA