The National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada
L’Association nationale des clubs automobiles du Canada
Report # 96—August 2016
Presidents Report #96 August, 2016
Greetings to all.
The NAACC has been involved in several major undertakings these past few months. In British Columbia we are working with the Insurance Corporation of BC. We will be helping to distribute a Provincial Government initiated collector vehicle survey in the coming months. In the past month I am pleased to report that the BC Government has relaxed the rules for fenderless vehicles 1940 and older. The pre 1941 highboy style Hotrod is now welcome on BC roads providing it is driven on dry pavement. The only other Province in Canada that has this option is SK. Many different organizations have worked for years to bring this legislation into affect. Members of the BCHRA, SVABC, CCCC and the NAACC have worked tireless hours over the past 20 years to bring about many changes in BC legislation. This legislative change has been warmly received.
Pacific North West Deuce Days held in Victoria BC on July 24 saw over 600 1932 Ford fenderless highboy roadsters, coupes and various other body styles drive legally onto the showfield in front of the parliament buildings. Over 1200 vehicles participated in this glorious event. Chairman Al Clark welcomed over 200 vehicles driven from California. Vehicles traveled from as far away as Toronto, Quebec, NB and Vermont in the USA. The who’s who of Hot Rodding including Californians Roy Brizo, Bruce Myers, Ed Gilbertson and legendary pin stripper Don Audel from Spokane Washington, Vic Edlebrock and Indy legend Danny Sullivan were in attendance. I have never seen more car celebrities. The spectator crowd was estimated at over 100,000. NAACC president John Carlson presented two awards and addressed the crowd. He thanked them for their continuous support over the past 46 years. http://www.timescolonist.com/life/islander/around-town-deuce-days-a-delight-for-ford-fans-1.2308714
Nova Scotia NAACC Director Conrad LeLievre attended the (CCMTA ) Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administers AGM on June 19-22nd. Conrad participated in high level discussions. He brings a wealth of knowledge as he is also involved currently in the NS motor vehicle legislation re-write. http://ccmta.ca/en/events/annual-meeting-2016
The Cobble Beach Concours d Elegance in Ontario will be the site of the NAACC AGM on weekend of September 17-18, 2016 www.cobblebeachconcours.com Exotic vehicles coupled with rare muscle cars, period race cars and CCCA Full Classics will be on display accompanied by a rare group of museum displays. Over 125 vehicles will be on the showfield. This event is now ranked as one of the best Concours in North America. The showfield lawns and manicured golf greens look over the vast body of water on the Owen Sound. The show setting is spectacular. The NAACC has sanctioned this event and will present an Award for Elegance. The ‘Collector Car Hobbyist Of The Year’ will also be announced. If you are in the Toronto/Owen Sound area do plan to attend. You will not be disappointed! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIjVm_ILl7Q
Alberta: Congratulations to James (Jim) Herbert who has taken over the presidency of the Specially Vehicle Association of Alberta. James is also an NAACC Director and works with Alberta Director Warren Rogalsky. A special thank you to retiring SVA-A president and past NAACC Director Harry Bullock for his tireless efforts on behalf of the old car hobby.
In my next report I will address the Coasters Cross Canada Tour that is taking place in the summer of 2017. In closing, I wish you all a continued wonderful summer.
Best regards, John Carlson