The National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada
Report # 82 Jan 3, 2012
NAACC-- A Year In Review –Report # 82
Greetings and Happy New Year to you all.
2011 had many positives in the collector car world.
Our NAACC Alliance and support of the LeMay America’s Car Museum (ACM) is
very positive. Please call up http://www.lemaymuseum.org also, call up both Clubs &
Sponsors to view our NAACC connection.
“LeMay: America’s Car Museum (ACM) spotlights America’s love affair with the automobile.
Featuring a nine-acre campus – with a four-story museum as the centerpiece – ACM, situated in Tacoma, Washington, 30 minutes south of Seattle and in the shadow of Mt. Rainier.
National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada Report #83
NAACC Declares July as Automotive Heritage Month in Canada. The Province of British Columbia declared the month of July as NAACC Automotive Heritage Month in 2011.
Unfair GST / PST in BC
The BC Government is going to increase the sales tax on the private sale of used vehicles. The government is being deceptive in their approach. Before the HST came in there was 7% PST charged on the private sale of a used vehicle or a collector car.
I urge you to contact your BC MLA and the Premier to voice your strong opposition to this ‘new tax’. Go to www.leg.bc.ca please click on ‘Members’ and make your views known now!
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The PEI Antique Car Club (PEIACC) currently has 122 members with majority being lifelong members.
PEI introduced in May 2014 that daytime running lights or headlights must be on at all times while driving on PEI. In the July newsletter the PEIACC has reminded all drivers to have lights on while driving. Refer to PEI website for May 2014.
License plate covers are no longer allowed as of May 2014.Refer to PEI regulations website for May 2014.
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Report #88-- February 2014
E15 Ethanol Fuel: The NAACC has voiced very strong opposition to the introduction and use of E15 Ethanol based fuel in Canada. The NAACC does not support the use of Ethanol blended fuels. All blends of Ethanol are reported to cause serious damage to a variety of components in collector vehicles. The use of E10 also causes deterioration in fuel lines, carburetors and fuel tanks. Vehicles that are stored with Ethanol blended fuel often sustain serious damage from phase separation. The NAACC recommends that vehicles stored for any period of time be fueled with Shell 91, Chevron 94 or Esso non alcohol blended fuel. http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1044861_more-ethanol-in-gasoline-bad-for-existing-cars-say-automakers
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Provincial Governments: Written submissions were presented to Provincial Governments by the NAACC asking that the month of July be declared as NAACC Automotive Heritage Month in 2014. Most Provincial Governments granted our request and issued formal declarations signed by the Premier or the Minister of Justice, Attorney General, the Lieutenant Governor or the Minister of Tourism. All Clubs were asked to submit their activities to the NAACC so they could then be highlighted on the NAACC website www.naacc.ca Many Provincial Governments have declared July 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 as NAACC Automotive Heritage Month.
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Saskatchewan Report to NAACC Special Meeting – November 2014
We were able to get Automotive Heritage Month proclaimed in Saskatchewan once again this year, even though Ministers had changed, there was no problem getting it through.
The MLA from Yorkton sent an email around to all the clubs in the SAACC telling us that he was working on getting an “Antique” plate in SK. I immediately emailed him back, outlining several reasons why we were concerned about a plate that “pigeonholed” antique vehicles.
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What do you get for your $5.00 a year Membership in the NAACC in BC- Report #86
ICBC: The NAACC was very active in British Columbia in 2012. We sat on a three person panel at the request of ICBC to help determine acceptable period accessories and variations for Collector Plated vehicles. accepted.
BC Government: A written submission was presented to the BC Government by the NAACC asking that the month of July be declared as NAACC Automotive Heritage Month in British Columbia.
TDP: The NAACC also lobbied the BC Government to drop the newly created (TDP) Tax on Designated Products once the HST is rolled back to the PST/GST in April 2013.
Paint & Finishes:We lobbied the Federal Government approximately 4 years ago so that all hobbyists in Canada could continue using lacquer based products for repair to their collector vehicles.
E15 Ethanol Fuel:The NAACC has voiced very strong opposition to the introduction and use of E15 Ethanol based fuel in Canada.
Insurance: We oversee the NAACC BC Clubs liability Insurance program on behalf of Pat Anderson Insurance Agency. I deal directly with Christine Coulter on a regular basis.
In closing: I was recently asked by a club member what they received for their $5.00 a year NAACC membership dues. Many NAACC Directors spend twenty to thirty hours a month or more working for the general good of the hobby in their respective Provinces.
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NAACC takes a strong stand on the use of E15 Ethanol fuel
The NAACC does not support the use of Ethanol blended fuels. All blends of Ethanol are reported to cause serious damage to a variety of components in collector vehicles. The use of E10 causes deterioration in fuel lines, carburetors and fuel tanks.
Vehicles that are stored with Ethanol blended fuel often sustain serious damage. The NAACC recommends that vehicles stored for any period of time be fueled with Shell 91 or Chevron 94 non alcohol blended fuel.
#84 Report-- November 2012
The National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada has worked hard for you in 2012.
NAACC Membership Dues and Car Club Insurance fees: Both fees will remain the same for 2013.
The NAACC Declared July 2012 as Automotive Heritage Month in Canada.
Unfair GST / PST in BC. The BC Government has increased the sales tax on the private sale of used vehicles.
Motor Vehicle Legislation re write in Nova Scotia.
Leaded racing fuel:
2013 Revised Judging Guidelines
and much more
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