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>>

NAACC Newsletter
April 2018

Automotive Heritage Month Proclamation:

 Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Minister Paula Biggar announced on

June 19th that July is being declared Automotive Heritage Month once again on Prince Edward Island.

Attached are photos of the Declaration as well as a photo of three members

of the PEI Antique Car Club with their vehicles and Minister Biggar

presenting the Declaration to PEI National Association of Automobile Clubs

of Canada (NAACC) Director Wilfred Moase.

Isotta Fraschini - Featured Marque at the

2017 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

By Rob McLeese Assistant Director of Media Relations (Eastern Correspondent) at the NAACC (Photos by Kathryn Smith)


The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance featured the Isotta Fraschini marque in 2017. The Isotta Fraschini was named in January 1900 for its founders, Cesare Isotta and Vincenzo Fraschini.  The duo’s first automobile bearing this marque featured a four-cylinder engine with an output of 24 horsepower (18 kW).  more>>

Check out the new password protected page for

Website updated June 29 2018

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

Report #102 Ten Years in Review March 2008—May 2018

What is the NAACC doing for you & the Hobby Now?

From Report # 69 March 2008 to Report #102, May 2018 The text in red is the outcome...see more>>


March  2008: We are still working to ensure the Federal Government does not implement the ban on leaded racing fuel. (As of 2018 this lobby was successful and Canadian & US racers may continue to use leaded racing fuel)

From John Carlson, President/CEO (NAACC) National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada Corporation

The proposal below will affect every collector car imported into the USA by an additional 25%  i.e. cars exported from Canada and Europe will cost the buyer in the USA an extra 25%. This will seriously affect the sale of collector cars from Canada! In my opinion sellers in Canada will have a difficult time selling their vehicles outside of Canada if this Bill passes. USA buyers will be forced to sell and purchase internally or pay an additional 25% purchase price!

I urge you to voice your opinion at

no later than June 22, 2018.

 read more on this>>

Thank you,

John Carlson

President.CEO NAACC


Service NL

June 29, 2018


July Declared Automotive Heritage Month


The Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister of Service NL, was joined by provincial members of the National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada (NAACC) to proclaim July as Automotive Heritage Month in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Use of the International Chief Judge Advisory Group (ICJAG) judging process
Serious meaningful Concours Judging recommendation:

The use of the ICJAG forms and guidelines are most effective when supported by an experienced chief judge and knowledgeable chief class judges.  However, the first step is the introductory use of the ICJAG basic judging form which provides for fair and consistent judging of all concours entries.
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June 27, 2018
“Certificate of Recognition” from the Government of Saskatchewan designating July 2018 as Automotive Heritage Month for the seventh consecutive year.


Thanks Doug for looking after this


Doug Keith

SK Director




2017 Concours of America from a Canadian perspective!

Road trip, the eastern Canadian media team of the NAACC left Toronto midday Friday, July 28th for   The Inn at St. John’s – Plymouth, Michigan.



On June 10th the Antique Chapter of the VCCC along with the Regional Group of the 'Horseless Carriage Club of America' rolled into Penticton to take in the 36th annual three day tour in the South Okanagan . This group of Twenty Four Antique Cars ranging from 1909 to 1927, with the drivers and spouses dressed in their vintage clothing was certainly a site to see.
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Hints for keeping your white wall tires bright and clean…. Hints Part 4

By John Carlson January 2018
Some helpful hints for detailing your vehicles include brightening your white walls.  SOS pads work well for general cleaning, as well as for blemishes and stain removal on whitewalls. Use Simple Green as a general cleaner. To brighten the white, use either baking soda or a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. To use Black Magic Bleche-Wite, make sure to follow the instructions on the label. To use an SOS pad, wet both the tire and pad.       more>>

The NAACC is pleased to announce that once again the month of July is set aside as  Automotive Heritage Month in British Columbia and New Brunswick

July 13th as International Collector Car Appreciation Day in British Columbia.

The month of July has been declared Automotive Heritage Month in New Brunswick

Check out the Proclamations from across Canada

RM Southeby's Auctions and RM Auto Restoration

I first became of RM Auctions in Monterey California during "Car Week". I am lucky enough to be able to cover the events for the NAACC website and try to see what cars are available at the various auctions happened during car week. I am always on the lookout for cars with a Canadian connection and it is not surprising there are quite a few cars with a Canadian Connection.

NAACC Presidents Report #101—March 2018

L'Association nationale des clubs automobiles du Canada


NAACC Coasters Cross Canada Tour slated for 2022

I am very pleased to report that I met with Fraser Field recently. Fraser and his wife Dorothy have volunteered again and agreed to act as the Wagon Masters for the NAACC Coasters Cross Canada Tour in 2022. Folks, that is just five short years from now. It seems like yesterday that we finished the 2017 Tour that traveled from Victoria BC to St. John’s Newfoundland.
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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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Hemmings Classic Car

With RFS reform bills, Congressmen intend to preserve market for ethanol-free fuel

Daniel Strohl on Mar 19th, 2018 at 8am

While ethanol advocates claim that a pair of recently introduced bills aimed at reforming the Renewable Fuel Standard will dismantle the program responsible for countrywide distribution of ethanol-blended fuels, backers of the bills argue they simply intend to fix a policy that has become “a well-intended flop.”



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.
For more info on the cruise click


As seen in the Official SEMA Publication

Province of Nova Scotia Again Proclaims July 2018 as “Automotive Heritage Month”

Thanks to the efforts of the National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada , Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil has again issued a proclamation designating July 2018 as “Automotive Heritage Month” in the province.  Since 2010, the U.S. Senate has passed resolutions at the SEMA Action Network’s (SAN) request to acknowledge “Collector Car Appreciation Day” which serves to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.  This year’s celebration is scheduled for Friday, July 13th. 


Art and the Automobile - Jewelry

at the Canadian International Auto Show

(commonly known as the Toronto Auto Show) Feb 16 to 25, 2018

For those who are interested, the Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance team has again curated this year’s Art and the Automobile exhibit, complete with a player piano and 16 classic cars. 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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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>>


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>>

2017Cobble Beach Concours d Elegance

An amazing array of photos from Bobby Ford from his visit to the 2017 Concours d elegance. A full report to follow as well as photos from his visit to the
Coffee and Cars at Cobble Beach and the Steve Plunkett Collection!

photo gallery>>

2017 Pebble Beach Concours d Elegance!
A new update of almost 9,000 words on the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d Elegance!
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>>

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>>

NAACC President's 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.   
Read full report>>                         


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.

plus more>>


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

Here are some photos were taken on the Coasters Cross Canada Tour 2017, the 2017 Cobble Beach Concours and the 2017Crescent Beach Concours

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