Welcome to Our World of American Classic Cars
We are passionate car enthusiasts who live and breathe American classic cars, and are based in Auckland, New Zealand.
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.
Proud to be a Kiwi
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
Black Swamp Rod Run – Saturday 5th January 2019
Arriving 7:30am at BP Northern Motorway Service Centre at Silverdale, on a warm and sunny morning, there were already several American classics parked up. A short time later Alex Ross turned up in his immaculate ‘59 Chev., but it turned out they were there for the American Muscle Car Club!
And then one by one our club cars arrived. Mike and Nicola in their Pontiac, Wayne in his Fairlane, Neil and Tammy in his 34 Ford, along with several others who joined in.
We toured through Silverdale onto Orewa, picking up Rosalie in her Thunder Bird and Brian in his Chev, making a total of 9 Club cars cruising to Mangawhai. A really lovely traffic free run through some lovely countryside to the domain had us parking up for registration, where we were joined by Adith and Shane in their Suburban who were holidaying at Waipu.
Registration over it was time to catch up with friends and mates to chat about new projects or just see the cars that drive our passion. At the drivers brief and mystery prize draw, Adith and Shane were the lucky recipients of car cleaning kit.
Then It was time to do the cruise to Waipu along the coast road through Lang’s beach and back to the Olive Grove on Black Swamp Road. As per the norm most of us got separated on the cruise, so when arriving at Black Swamp we all found a shady spot to park up and wind down to great old Rock and Roll live music, some lunch and relax again catching up with friends.
A wonderful warm sunny day was enjoyed by all who attended. The only downside would be the traffic standstill on the way home at Warkworth, which caused some hot temperatures in the engine bay, for sure. Black Swamp Rod Run is a very well run outing, and If you have not been before it is well worth attending. And on a day like Saturday with the sun shining you couldn’t ask for a better day out in your American Classic. Cheers Peter Lee
Club participants cars can be seen here.....
Toy Run Mk. 2 – 10 December 2018
It was as different as night and day, this Mk. 2 version of the North Shore Rod and Custom club’s Toy Run to support underprivileged children. After last Monday’s washout, the afternoon was a mixture of sunny and cloudy, with blue skies appearing early in the evening, warm and balmy.
So it was back to the Toy Run weather of old, and the classics and hot rods came out in large numbers to support it. As we were the only club last Monday to support the event, it was fitting that once again we were the first to set up and fill our little corner of Vellenoweth Green in St. Heliers.
And fill it we did, with a great turnout of 18 classic American works of art from our members, this being around 30% more than the total turnout on the Green last week. There was sufficient leftover food from the Xmas picnic the previous day for all members to have a great feed, with still some left over, so well done Dave and Sandie for the great shopping.
Apart from a very pleasant evening, some great company, and pleasant discussions to sort out the world, take a look at cars that turned up on the day.
Ciao4now, Russell Wilson
Check out the Green here.....
Absolutely, totally awesome!!! Which just about says it all really.
The biggest number of attendees at over 120, along with the greatest number of America classics in living memory, had a fantastic time at beautiful Wenderholm Regional Park for the Christmas Picnic in the Park on Sunday December 9. The weather was stunning, with a blue cloudless sky, and apart from a few hardy gusts of south westerly breezes, remained warm the whole day.
After the convoy of cars arrived at the park around 11am, and presented their entry tickets at the ticket booth for the prize draws, President Rob gave one of his normal rousing welcome speeches, and advised all of the programme for the day. The buffet lunch started serving out just after midday, with a line that seemed never-ending, especially to those lovely volunteer ladies manning the serving tables. But end it finally did, and after a suitable time for food settling, it was into a round of spot prize draws, followed by the Big Dig for the kids. All the Big Dig kids finished up with a Mystery Prize, and some even found ice block prizes, and were assisted by their enthusiastic parents in the last five minutes of the dig, when the little ones spirits and energy was flagging.
This was followed by the eagerly awaited desert session, which was a display of high caloried sweets and cakes bought along by the attendees to share with everyone. After this it was on to the serious stuff of competitions.
Peter Lee, one of the committee members, had manufactured a hugely entertaining contraption that proved as humorous as it did serious,and certainly proved popular once everyone got into the swing of changing spark-plugs, changing wheels and tossing the odd hand-bag or three! This was extremely entertaining and amusing for both competitors and spectators alike, resulting in much cheering and name calling, especially those males who seemed to handle the handbag throwing with ease.
There was another spate of gate prize draws, followed by the sponsor’s prize draw, which was generously provided by NZ Petrolhead/Rodder, was taken away by Richard Bayes.
At the end of the day, all attendees seemed well fed and contented, and with the large number of prizes given out, happily left the park mid afternoon, after another successful Xmas gathering.
Ciao4now, Russell Wilson
Check out the happy campers here.....
Toy Run at St. Heliers a washout
– 3 December 2018
Following along with the theme of a number of club runs to date, the weather at Vellenoweth Green St. Heliers for the North Shore Rod and Custom Club’s Toy Run was WET – WET -WET!
I turned up at 4pm to find both Peter Lees (senior and junior) in their Chevy C10 pickup, and one other non-member’s classic Buick the only visitors to the Green, standing talking in the rain. The sensible thing to do was to get the club gazebo up as quickly as possible, to get some shelter. In fact it was so wet that the total number of classics and rods peaked during the evening at 13 cars, and that included the organising club’s three and our club’s one.
The Salvation Army turned up as usual with their little truck to accept the gifts and donations for the kids, but the takings were very small indeed. The Sallie Brass Band played their hearts out under a rather small gazebo with no sides, but even their lively Christmas selection couldn’t drag the punters in.
Dry under our gazebo, the half a dozen or so club members present enjoyed a good natter, and a great feed of pizza from the local Dominios, and very nice it was too.
With our bright red gazebo, we won the non-existant best club display for sure, and were thanked by both the North Shore Rod and Custom organisers and the Salvation Army for attending.
If this weather is any indication of summer, I’m over it already.
Ciao4now, Russell Wilson
Check out the deserted Vellenoweth Green here.....
UPCOMING ACCCA EVENTS
Saturday January 19
ACCCA @ Kumeu Classic Car & Hot Rod Festival. Meet at club site at Kumeu Showgrounds from 8am, parking on first come-first in basis. Tea/coffee/BBQ available, BYO meat and chair
Saturday February 16
Run to Rebel Roundup, Pukekohe Park Raceway. Meet at BP Southern Motorway, Papakura from 8am to depart at 8.30. Admission $20