#105 NAACC Presidents Report – 2019
- Many Provinces including the British Columbia Government have issued 2019 Proclamations declaring July 12th as International Collector Car Appreciation Day across the USA & Canada and July as Automotive Heritage Month across Canada. Nearly all Provinces in Canada have now adopted this project. semasan.com/collector-car-appreciation-day-2019-announcement
- NAACC Director Conrad LeLièvre is sitting on the Nova Scotia government automotive legislation re-write team. This is a long drawn out project that is far from being finished. The Conrad has spent countless hours working with the NS government to insure we can drive and use our collector vehicles on our public highways.
- The NAACC attended the (CCMTA) Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators meeting in Quebec in 2018. This three-day annual meeting is the cornerstone for exploring new Federal motor vehicle legislation in Canada. The NAACC represents the Collector Car Community across Canada when it attends this meeting.
- The costs to attend this meeting to provide input is nearly $3000 including airfare, hotel and registration costs. This is where some of your NAACC dues go each year. Thank you to Conrad LeLièvre for giving up three days of his life to attend these meetings on your behalf.
The NAACC will once again sanction the NAACC Coasters Cross Canada Tour in 2022. The 55 plus vehicle tour will travel from NF to Victoria BC. NAACC Director Fraser Field and wife Dorothy are once again the official Wagon Masters. Call up https://www.coasters2022.com
- The NAACC is sanctioning two major Concours d’Elegance’s in 2019.
The Cobble Beach Concours in Kemble Ontario https://www.cobblebeachconcours.com and the Crescent Beach Concours https://crescentbeachconcours.com/ in Surrey BC. Both fall under the NAACC umbrella. These are excellent shows!!!
- The NAACC asked for Club support in 2018 to help ward off a proposed 25% import tax on vehicles imported to the USA from abroad and Canada. Unfortunately, very few Clubs or members made the effort or took the time to provide impute on the Government survey website even though we contacted you. It was truly disappointing. The ramification is that ‘if’ this legislation passes it will be much harder to sell your Canadian vehicles into the USA as there will be a 25% import tax imposed on the purchaser based on the selling price. We are all holding our breath.
- The NAACC has once again negotiated with Marks Work Ware House for a 10% discount card across Canada. (good for two years) This card was distributed with your 2019 NAACC renewal.
- The NAACC has a new updated website. NAACC Webmaster Cameron Hutchins has spent many hours building a completely new website. Please call up naacc.ca This site has a wealth of information on it!
- Club Insurance has become a priority with many Clubs in Canada. We have clubs in nearly every Province taking our NAACC Reliance Insurance program. Club member protection is certainly worth the $5.00 per year per member cost.
In closing, the NAACC has representatives in every Province in Canada working on your behalf to ensure that you all have a trouble-free collector vehicle driving experience. Don’t forget to check the NAACC Facebook page for regular weekly updates from NAACC Director Bob R Ford so you know what’s happening.
Have a great summer and thank you for your support.
Best regards, John Carlson President/CEO