British Columbia Provincial Report # 91 April, 2015

• The NAACC has a new website as of January 1, 2015.
Cameron Hutchins continues as the webmaster. This site displays the past 15 National reports including reports #89 & #90 that address our most recent meeting with SEMA in the USA. SEMA/SAN is the largest lobby group in North America.    I urge all of the VCCC & BC clubs to call up SEMA/SAN on the Internet and join. Your membership makes a difference to Canadian representation. Please call up  today and sign up for a free membership.


• The (NAACC) National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada has been working long hours this past year in a number of Provinces across Canada. Provincial & Federal motor vehicle legislation is an ongoing ever changing process. Alberta NAACC Director James Herbert represents our group to the (CCMTA) Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators.


• The NAACC has submitted requests to the Federal Government regarding Ethanol based fuels. The NAACC takes a position that it does not favor ethanol based fuels and strongly urges that E30 not be allowed in the marketplace. Further, there is conclusive evidence that E10 & E15 ethanol based fuels cause serious harm to older vehicle fuel systems including fuel tanks. Please refer to the NAACC report #89 on the web site to see the video and a complete overview.


• There is a major motor vehicle legislative re-write taking place in Nova Scotia. NAACC director Conrad LeLievre is looking after this concern and has been interacting with the NS government on a regular basis for the past several years. This work is an on-going project.


• Automotive Heritage Month Canada wide:

The NAACC has declared, for the 6 straight year, that July will be ‘Automotive Heritage Month.’ Please see the British Columbia Proclamation below.

It is suggested that Collector Car Appreciation Day be celebrated July 10 or July 11, 2015 to coincide with the SEMA program across North America & Canada.


• Please note that the SVABC has also received its 2nd  Provincial Proclamation for Collector Car Appreciation Day in BC. It will be celebrated

on July 11, 2015.  Please submit your car club activities to the NAACC webmaster and they will be placed on the website.


• Collector Plates in British Columbia:

A group made up from representatives of the SVABC/CCCC, Nigel Matthews  VCCC, Jim MacDzonald, NAACC, John Carlson & the Early Ford V8 Club Region 120, Joe & Neva Ledlin met with ICBC and Mr. Mark Francis, manager of ICBC provincial motor vehicle registration, approximately two years ago to discuss and work out details for extending the cutoff date for the modified ‘collector plate program’ in BC. The suggestion was that modified collector plates be extended to include 1974 vehicles.  Some of the other continuing topics discussed at length were fenderless cars and composite bodies for modified vehicles. The National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada strongly recommends to its BC member clubs that all of these topics be supported and hopes ICBC will approve these requests in early 2016.


In closing, I am pleased to welcome Vintage Car Club of Canada National Governor Morley MacDonald, from Penticton BC, as one of the NAACC representatives for British Columbia.


Thank you for your continued support.

John Carlson

President / CEO, NAACC










National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada

NEWS LETTER Report #90 December, 2014


In November the NAACC ‘National’ Directors joined the NAACC President and Vice President in a meeting with Colby Martin of the SEMA Action Network. Colby is the Government and Public Affairs Manager for SEMA SAN.

SEMA provided the meeting space and made the necessary arrangements to accommodate the NAACC at their expense. We cannot thank them enough for their generosity.

Together we examined our working relationship over the past 2014 year. SEMA has included Canada in representing all North America on behalf of the collector car hobby. Canada is so spread out that this is difficult for them, but as the NAACC is doing this already, all that is required is working together.


SEMA needs our communications to know what is happening in Canada. The 'National' continues to benefit by having the resources of SEMA behind our efforts.

There is hardly a situation that SEMA SAN has not dealt with. Not only heavy in advice, but in reputation, SEMA SAN brings strong political clout to any battle we may consider ourselves in. Just visit www.SEMASAN.COM   to see the multitude of efforts they are involved in! Please note that they also carry very specific Canadian content on their web site and make reference to the NAACC.

Our NAACC members/supporters will not see a major difference in how we work with SEMA, other than SEMA SAN talking about us and vice-versa. Each group devotes website space to each other and we both support the efforts of each other.


As always, the 'National' relies on communication with its members/supporters through our NAACC Provincial Directors. The Directors are waiting to hear the concerns of the hobbyist. They forward them to the President and Vice-President for consultation with SEMA SAN. This communication is vital! Without it we do not know what action to prepare for!

More and more potentially dangerous scenarios continue to make us nervous about which way the governing bodies are leaning towards collector vehicles. We have pointed out many times that the average collector car is driven less than 400 miles per year.  (Determined by a NAACC Canada wide Survey)

SEMA’s renewed pledge of support is very exciting for us, and gives us optimism that we can continue to help keep the hobby going in the right direction.

We're excited with our plans for 2015 and 2016.


Let's make sure we get the support of every club in Canada. Please take a minute to join SEMA SAN. It costs nothing and is a way for showing your support. Please call up and join SEMA SAN today.


Thank you,

NAACC Board of Directors




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