Antique, Classic And Vintage Cars
Two Different Car Clubs
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
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,
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.