The National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada
L’Association nationale des clubs automobiles du Canada

L’Association nationale des clubs automobiles du Canada


The National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada will strive to act as the unified voice of the automotive hobbyist in Canada by promoting and encouraging the preservation of the automobile, its historic lore, and its associated items. The NAACC will encourage a cooperative working relationship between governments, at both the federal and provincial level to prevent restrictive legislation.

2018 Application form for the NAACC Click Here>>

Ban the Automobile: Instrument of Death, written by Rudy Croken former NAACC PEI Director.

Here is what Greg Williams' review.  | AUGUST 22, 2017

At the turn of the last century, automobiles were busy reshaping North American cities and making travel more convenient. That is, all except in one Canadian province. In the early 1900s, automobiles were banned from the roads of Prince Edward Island.

“When I first heard that, I thought it was ridiculous,” says author Rudy Croken, whose book Ban the Automobile: Instrument of Death, released earlier this summer, shines a light on a little known aspect of P.E.I.’s past.

“When I was growing up, my dad told me about the ban, but I thought it might have been for a month or so,” Croken says. “I had no idea (it was more than a decade-long struggle) to get cars on the road.”


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By: Michel Lamoureux

  For Fraser Field of Deroche, British Columbia, the start of the 2017 Centennial Caravan is the result of much hard work and planning. The cars will gather on Vancouver Island to dip their wheels in the ocean and then haed across Canada. The NAACC will be pleased to report on the progress as many of the participants are going along for the "Ride". The president of the NAACC John Carlson and his wife Koko, along with a few others will send reposrt back regularily so you can follow thier progress.
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It is official!! The proclamation for Automotive Heritage Month  in Newfoundland Labrador has been officially signed by the Honourable Perry Trimper, Minister of Service NL
(back row)

- Bobby Ford , NAACC Membership Director

- Connie Hilliard, treasurer and past president of Newfoundland Antique and Classic Car Club (Front row)

- Bob Ford NAACC NL Director

- Honourable Perry Trimper,
More Heritage info>>


Check out the new password protected page for
NAACC Members>>

Website updated Oct 24 2017

Check out some of the Provinces' declaring July as NAACC Automotive Heritage Month  More>>

Expo 86 –1986 World’s Fair

Vintage International Antique Auto Show  Vancouver British Columbia Canada

A Retrospective Overview by John Carlson, Chairman

One of the major events organized around the Expo 86 World Fair was the Vintage International Antique Auto Show held at BC Place Stadium between July 6-10,1986. The event featured the “Wheels of Time.”

According to organizer and Show Chairman John Carlson, the 500 vehicle car show and Concours was a World Exposition first.
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NAACC Presidents Report #100, October 2017

Some of the many things the NAACC does for the Collector Car Hobby

-The NAACC is the only ‘Canada Wide’ group that lobbies the Federal Government for fair, unrestrictive collector vehicle legislation.  The NAACC Board of Directors has representatives from every Province in Canada. All 10 Provinces in Canada are represented.

-The NAACC is partnered with SEMA/SAN  (SEMA ACTION NETWORK)

-The NAACC Lobbies the Provincial Governments in 7 out of the 10 Provinces across Canada. It lobbies for fair and unrestrictive collector vehicle legislation.   
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John Carlson and his wife Koko have finished crossing Canada with the Canadian Coasters Coast to Coast tour.
 A  full report is due for potholes!!!
Here is a photo of John Carlson at Mile zero at the end of the tour.
Click here for a gallery of images from the cruise>>

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The 6th annual Crescent Beach Concours D Elegance was held Sept 2 2017 at Blackie's Spit in Crescent beach, part of Surrey BC

The Naacc coverage of the 2017 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion can be read here. Full galleries coming soon.
Preliminary report>>

Just a quick note to let you know that the NAACC has been working with Image Ware /Marks for the past several months to renegotiate our
NAACC discount package.

I am pleased to report that we have our 10% Discount Package back and that it is good until  April 30, 2019
Click here to go to the Members page, use the password your club rep has given you. Use the same password to open up PDF file to print.
Click here>>

Please keep aware of what is happening in your area.

I am going to write mayor and council and ask that, if and when, they do ban all cars from the Vancouver downtown core that they make exception for old cars that are on a club sanctioned event or are performing a chartable service such as a wedding.

Soon we will be overrun by By–Laws here in the Vancouver city core.
John Carlson  More>>

The Incredible Fossmobile
George Foote Foss from Sherbrooke, Quebec who,120 years ago, invented in his bicycle repair shop Canada’s first gasoline-fueled car, the “Fossmobile”, which he drove up and down the hilly streets of Sherbrooke over a period of several years.



Canada’s first automobile was a watchmaker’s dream.
Powered by steam, the Seth Taylor shares its birthday with Canada, as it also turns 150 this year.
Read the full story here>>

The Photos are prepped from the whirl wind tour of Car Week and the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d elegance gallery is loaded and the story is being is a link to the photo gallery>>

The report on the 2017 Concorso Italiano is here along with photos by Cam Hutchins

NAACC Newsletter
June 2017

Presidents Report #99 June 2017

NAACC 50th Anniversary of the Coasters Cross Canada Tour 2017

Over 100 Vintage cars will travel from BC to NF.

Provincial Proclamations declaring July 14th as Collector Car Appreciation Day and the month of July as Automotive Heritage Month.

Federal Government Issues


The NAACC is now interacting with the Canadian Federal Government to define and streamline the Heritage requirements for the exportation of Collector Vehicles that are 50 years old or older.

Club and Officers/Directors Insurance

The NAACC clubs insurance program fees have remained the same for the past ten years.

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Special Report by Rob McLeese
Assistant Director of Media Relations (Eastern Correspondent)  and the Chairman of the Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance honours Henri Chapron


One of the fine aspects of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is that each year there are special honourees. Each year the honourees may be race car drivers, automotive designers or car collectors, some are wellknown, some not so famous. At the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours, the honouree this year was Henri Chapron, a famous French coachbuilder otherwise known as a carrossier.



Something to share with your Grandkids....sit at the computer with your younger relatives and get them to to type up the answers to a couple of dozen questions about your love of the automobile. This will jog the memory in many happy ways!!!
Share your answers with the NAACC and any clubs you may belong to.
22 questions of a Car Nut>>

From Hemmings Daily

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Multiple state, federal bills introduced to stop the spread of E15
Despite the ongoing rollout of E15 fuel nationwide, a handful of bills introduced in legislatures in D.C. and elsewhere aim to put a halt to sale of the fuel blamed for causing damage to older vehicles.

-Ethanol Free Gas
Welcome to the definitive list of stations that sell pure, ethanol-free gasoline in the U.S. and Canada!

Download the card sheet, print it to card stock, cut the cards out and hand them to everyone you meet!

The NAACC is pleased to announce that once again the month of July is set aside as  Automotive Heritage Month in British Columbia and July 14th as Collector Car Appreciation Day in British Columbia.


Check out the letter from Rachel Notley, Alberta's Premier, encouraging Albertans to celebrate July as Automotive Heritage Month.



Check out the letter from Rachel Notley, Alberta's Premier, encouraging Albertans to celebrate July as Automotive Heritage Month.


Alongside the provincial proclamations this is from SEMA.

The SEMA Action Network (SAN) announced that the next Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) will be celebrated on
July 14, 2017.  The date will mark the eighth consecutive commemoration in what is now an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in North American society.  More>>

LeMay America’s Car Museum Travels Across Country –2017
Travel with America's Car Museum. Mingle with fellow automotive enthusiasts and welcome three stunning red vintage vehicles, a 1957 Chevrolet Nomad, a 1961 Chrysler 300G and a 1966 Ford Mustang, as they make a pit stop on their 2,150-mile road trip through the snow and ice on their way "home" to the Motor City for the opening of the North American International Auto Show.

Subject: Alert-----Stolen Vehicle

Stolen 1966 Jaguar E-Type, Edmonton

Stolen 12:30a.m. June 8, 2017 from owners garage in the Bonnie Doon area.
More Info>>

The BC Corvette Club will be holding it's annual Waterfront show in shine in North Vancouver BC on July 09, 2017 from 9:00 am - 3:00pm. All Corvettes are welcome to attend.
For more info >>

Download and print an Automotive
Heritage Month Poster>>

Poster art created by Bob Ford

Addition to NAACC Judging Guidelines

Part 3   Radial Tires vs Bias --judging points

Selecting the correct type of tires for your restoration is always a serious consideration.

Judges look for the correct type and size of tires in true Concours judging. Many owners that show and drive their cars have two sets of tires and wheels.

News from Quebec:
From the NAACC's
Michel Lamoureux

Below are links to a "video duo" (with one version in French and the other in English) that provides a short narrative about a program I developed and helped launch across the Province, with support from a very cool, enthusiastic sponsor.

This unique initiative is about paying public tribute to some of Quebec's top-end restorers of antique vehicles who contribute in no small way to the preservation of our collective automotive heritage.   more>>

 The 2016 Cobble Beach Concours 

 The 2016 Rolex Montery Motosports Reunion


Check out the latest tips on Importing a vehicle from the US>>


Fenderless Law changed in BC. July 2, 2016  more>>

The RPM Act: A Message From SEMA President and CEO Chris Kersting

 The 2016 Crescent Beach Concours


2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

2016 The Concorso Italiano


2016 Northwest Deuce Days

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