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Antique, Classic And Vintage Cars

Two Different Car Clubs


With the enthusiasm for antique and vintage cars, it is natural that organizations arise to provide venues for like-minded people. There are vast differences in these organizations, two of which are described below for comparison of the wide range available for every interest:

Classic Car Club

The Classic Car Club is strictly high end, both its vehicles and members. Started in London in 1995, Classic Car Club claims to "give members the keys to the most staggeringly stylish fleet of cars ever assembled," including modern supercars and vintage cruisers. They have a fleet of high-end cars for their members' use.

Classic Car Club is a private club facility that sponsors all sorts of events, from weekend rallies and parties at the club to shifts behind the wheel of their race car and first-class travel to Formula 1 events around the world. You can find locations throughout Europe.

Manhattan is the first location to launch the Classic Car Club in the United States, with clubs to follow in Los Angeles, Miami, Atlanta and other cities opening in 2008.

As you might imagine, such privilege comes with a price. After a one-time joining fee of $1,500, there are four levels of membership:

Silver Classic Car Club Membership $7,500
Gold Classic Car Club Membership $11,250
Silver Carbon Fiber Membership $23,500
Gold Carbon Fiber Membership $38,250

For more information, visit the website of the Classic Car Club.


Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA)

More within the reach and scope of the average car owner is the Antique Automobile Club, an international organization with members in all 50 states and in more than 50 countries of the world. Headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania, the AACA has more than 400 regions and chapters.

The AACA aims to "perpetuate the pioneer days of automobiling by furthering the interest in and preserving of antique automobiles, and the promotion of sportsmanship and of good fellowship among all AACA members."

The AACA uses the term "automobile" to include all self-propelled vehicles intended for passenger use (cars, race vehicles, trucks, fire vehicles, motorcycles, powered bicycles, etc.).

The term includes various power sources, such as gasoline, diesel, steam and electric.

The AACA holds countrywide competitive and noncompetitive meets and events, offering programs within the reach of everyone. This club sponsors tours and activities relating to the antique car hobby, including the Revival Glidden Tour®, conferences and workshops designed to educate enthusiasts on aspects such as restoration tips and automotive history.

For more information, visit the website of the Antique Automobile Club (AACA).



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