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
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!!
Galaxy of Cars Show and Swap Meet – 2nd February 2015
Sunday the 2nd Feb dawned overcast with rain threatening, but nevertheless I got the 1971 Cadillac El Dorado convertible (without functioning roof) out of the shed and headed for the meet point in Point Chevalier. On arrival I was Nigel `no friends’ apart from a zealous 20+ group of some English car brand that I don’t remember. My lack of memory has nothing to do with my lack of interest in the brand – it just reflects my complete lack of car knowledge apart from colour. This group was mainly brown, grey & green!! First arrival was Dave Roper followed by the Parkers and Thompsons with two cars each which at least ensured a line up of cars. Another member was already on site so that gave us 7 cars in total. The threatening weather did not come to much apart from one reasonable shower, but whereas last year had over 800 classic and vintage vehicles on display representing over 55 enthusiast clubs this year was down by at least a third, but still worth attending. The car show is open to all car makes with strong showings by the English & European brands, but with a sprinkling of American car clubs as well as the Australian Holden and Ford clubs.
Kumeu Classic Car & Hot Rod festival – 17 January 2015
The committee’s decision to change the arrival to Kumeu from a meet up at Westgate and convoy as in past years, to everyone arriving individually at the club’s pre-booked site at the showgrounds proved to be ideal in the circumstances. The site was well identified with the new club banner and the two new swooper flags, and members turned up at their leisure and drove straight in, with none of the previous year’s site entry dramas. Thanks go to Dave Roper who roped (haha) out our site on the Thursday, and secured us a larger area than we have had in prior years.
However, those of us who were planning on arriving early at 7.30am to set up the gazebos, flags etc., got caught up in a traffic jam that took an hour to get from the Soljans roundabout all the way through to the showgrounds. This would have to be one of the biggest shows in recent memory, with a constant stream of attendees passing our club site all day to park in the centre arena. The swap meet site was also larger than previous years and stretched into the public parking area, even taking up some slots in the centre arena. Additionally, the trade sites were much more numerous than before, so the organisers should have been well pleased with the outcome for the festival’s coming of age 21st year.
The day started out very hot and sunny, but soon clouded with a couple of showers as forecasted around lunchtime and later in the afternoon, which welcomely cooled things down somewhat. There were the usual woodchopping and V8 powered chainsaw demos, along with a few blasts from a jet powered dragster, which emitted great blasts of fire and smoke to scorch the dry Kumeu grass.
All in all a great day out this year, with plenty to see and do on this 21st anniversary year.
Check out the day's photos here.....
UPCOMING ACCCA EVENTS
Run to Bayswater School Auto Show, North Shore, Auckland. Meet at Poenamo Hotel car park, Northcote Road, Hillcrest at 9.15am to depart at 9.30am
Shed raid to Roy Sharman at Waiuku. Meet at BP Papakura, Southern Motorway at 9am to depart at 9.30. Lunch after at venue TBA
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