The National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada
L’Association nationale des clubs automobiles du Canada
Report # 99—June 2017
NAACC Presidents Report #99, June 2017
Greetings to All,
NAACC Coasters Cross Canada Tour 2017
We are on the eve of the NAACC 50th Anniversary of the Coasters Cross Canada Tour. Over 100 Vintage cars will travel from BC to NF. The official wheel dipping sendoff ceremony will take place in Victoria BC’s Beacon Hill Park located just off Douglas Street at Mile Zero on Thursday June 28th . You and your family and friends are invited to attend.
Provincial Proclamations declaring July 14th as Collector Car Appreciation Day and the month of July as Automotive Heritage Month are being issued or have already been issued in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. The USA, led by SEMA/SAN will be celebrating July 14th as Collector Car Appreciation Day as well. The NAACC urges you all to join SEMA/SAN by calling up www.semasan.com and filling out their free application. Your membership is important as member numbers send the Government a strong message.
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. Some requests to sell a vehicle that is more than fifty years old have met with requests from the Federal Government to establish that the vehicle is not a cultural antiquity and therefore may leave Canada. At this point in time we think export criteria should be further clarified so that collectors and hobbyists can avoid possible restrictions for vehicle sales outside of Canada.
Club and Officers/Directors Insurance
The NAACC clubs insurance program fees have remained the same for the past ten years. The cost is still five dollars per member per year for 3 million dollars of coverage. This includes club executive members.
Cobble Beach Concours-Owen Sound-Ontario Canada
September 16th weekend—Don’t miss this one!
Call up www.cobblebeachconcours.com to view the website of the leading Concours in Canada. The show will take place September 16 & 17, 2017. This will be the 5th year for this wonderful event. The Canadian ‘Hobbyist of the Year’ Award will be presented for the third consecutive year. Magnificent show vehicles from across the USA and Canada will be in attendance. Performance vehicles coupled with horsepower and elegance is the norm for the Cobble Beach Concours. Call up the website to view the stunning videos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIjVm_ILl7Q Turn on your sound and enjoy the best!
In closing, let me wish you all a great summer filled with lots of car memories.