L’Association nationale des clubs automobiles du Canada

The National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada will strive to act as the unified voice of the automotive hobbyist in Canada by promoting and encouraging the preservation of the automobile, its historic lore, and its associated items.

Attention Collector Car World in Canada

The National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada urges you to cancel all of your activities and meetings until further notice.

 The COVID-19 Virus concern is very real. It has been suggested by authorities that group size should be limited to 5 people or less.

Please call up the following website to receive the latest updates.


Ronald Haines…. Retires

New Brunswick NAACC Director retires after 13 years of significant service.

As president and CEO of the National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada I wanted to take this opportunity to personally and publicly recognize and thank Ron Haines for his significant contribution to the NAACC and to the collector car hobby in Canada. Ron is often the first to volunteer. Please call up the New Brunswick Proclamation page and you will see Ron with the Minister of Tourism proudly accepting the Automotive Heritage Month and Collector Car Appreciation Day Proclamation. On behalf of the National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada thank you Ron for all that you have done for the collector car hobby. We wish you fond memories and look forward to visiting with you and your wife Ann on the next Cross Canada Tour.

Our warmest regards.
John Carlson

Ronald Haines with Bill Fraser, Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister for New Brunswick

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The NAACC will encourage a cooperative working relationship between governments, at both the federal and provincial level to prevent restrictive legislation.

Meet the NAACC Directors

#108 -- NAACC Presidents Year End Report

National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada

Celebrating 50 years of helping the Collector Car Hobby in Canada

Greetings NAACC members and friends,

As 2020 draws to a close I am reflecting back on an unforgettable year. The NAACC has had one of its busiest years ever in spite of the global COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2020 we formed Strategic partnerships with five new groups. America’s Automotive Trust, RPM Foundation, America’s Car Museum, TechForce Foundation and the (ICJAG) International Chief Judge Advisory Group. I cannot express how privileged the NAACC feels to be recognized by such prestigious organizations. By working jointly together we hope to expand our focus to help bring post-secondary scholarship funds to the younger generation so that they may pursue formal ‘Trades’ training in the automotive restoration world.



NAACC Vice President & Prince Edward Island Director

Wilfred MoaseWilfred lives outside Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island (P.E.I.), Canada with his wife Anita.

He is a ‘Life Member’ of The Prince Edward Island Antique Car Club (PEIACC) for which he has served as President, Secretary and Car Show Chairman. Wilfred judges at many car shows including the Cobble Beach Concours d’ Elegance. He has been the Editor of the PEIACC Newsletter for the past nine years and has been a member of the car show committee for the past 33 yrs. He is the recipient of the Presidents Appreciation Award and Tireless Worker Award. Wilfred periodically shows his cars and has been a 1st place winner many times with his stunning 1929 Model A Ford Cabriolet and his 1969 Mercury Cougar XR7 Convertible.


Read Wilfred’s full bio

Check out the latest Cruisin’ Canada!!!

Thanks to Wilfred for producing this newsletter. 2020 is the 50th anniversary of the NAACC and we are all proud but saddened by the ongoing pandemic. Stay safe everyone, and if you have any stories to contribute, send them to Wilfred!

  • Save $$ on Duty Free Imports
  • 4 New ‘Important’ Strategic Partners
  • Collector Car Appreciation Day 2020
  • Automotive Heritage Month 2020
  • 50th NAACC Anniversary  Pg 4

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Some important new partnerships for the NAACC

Driving Tomorrow’s Workforce of Technicians

TechForce Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) that champions students to and through their education and into careers as professional technicians.

Not Just a Museum

Whether you’re a collector, an automotive enthusiast, or just a fan of cars, the stories in the Motor Mouth Blog will captivate your imagination.

The RPM Foundation supports restoration and preservation training programs for the next generation of automotive, motorcycle and marine craftsmen. The services, resources and grants provided by RPM safeguard the future of the collector vehicle industry by sustaining hands-on training for young adults.

Our vision is to celebrate America’s love affair with the automobile and to ensure that the love affair continues for generations to come.

As we grew our community of automotive enthusiasts, we saw a need to preserve the passion of collectible cars and the mark that automobiles have left on American life in the 20th century.

National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada joins as strategic partner

2020-06_NAACC Logo_LargeTechForce welcomes The National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada (NAACC) as a strategic partner in its workforce development campaign to inspire, support and connect the next generation of transportation technicians. A Founding Member and longtime financial contributor to LeMay – America’s Car Museum, NAACC strives to act as the unified voice of the automotive hobbyist in Canada. More about NAACC>>

Province of British Columbia Proclaims July 2020 as “Automotive Heritage Month”

Thanks to the efforts of the National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada (NAACC) , the province of British Columbia is once again declaring the month of July as “Automotive Heritage Month.”  The province also proclaimed “Collector Car Appreciation Days” (CCAD) on July 10-11, 2020.  British Columbia joins several other provinces that have officially recognized the celebration.


2019 Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion

Photos by Cam Hutchins
Report by JJ Carlson and Cam Hutchins

Up early Friday morning to get to the track and shooting all day of the qualifying. The entrants cover almost types of auto racing and this year had a large group of Master Endurance Legends USA is a groups of endurance cars offering a snapshot of endurance racing in the US. This group will race at various events across the US in 2019.

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2019 Pebble Beach Concours d Elegance 2019 Pebble Beach Concours d Elegance

Photos by Cam Hutchins
Report by JJ Carlson and Cam Hutchins

The 2019 Concours D Elegance is the perfect ending for the perfect week for Car enthusiasts around the world. Held since 1950 at the Pebble Beach Golf Course it features some of the most significant cars from around the world.

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The 2019 Concorso Italiano,

Photos by Cam Hutchins
Report by JJ Carlson and Cam Hutchins

The 2019 Concorso Italiano was held once again at the Black Horse Golf Course with over 800 Italian vehicles on hand to please everyone. Anniversaries are important at car shows and this is the 50th anniversary of the Ferrari Dino, 60th anniversary of DeTomasa Automobili and 70th anniversary of the Abarth brand.

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 2019 Visit to LeMay, America’s Museum

Photos by Cam Hutchins

We went to the LeMay Americas museum in June to make sure we were able to see the Bullitt Mustang. I had not been for a couple of years and my brother had never been so it was definitely time for a visit. So much has changed since my last visit, but the Bullitt Mustang and Chi Town hustler really stood out.

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Doug and Roberta Parkman 2019 NAACC Hobbyists of the year –PEI

Doug has always had a great interest in automobiles. He bought his car at the age of seventeen. In 1967 he drove a 1930 Chev Coupe to Expo ’67.


Protecting your engine by using the right oil-2019

From Hemmings and tech guru, Jim O’Clair, for an explanation of the problems classic car owners have when choosing a modern motor oil. Courtesy of the NAACC


July Declared Automotive Heritage Month

The Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister of Service NL, was joined by provincial members of the National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada (NAACC) to proclaim July as Automotive Heritage Month in Newfoundland and Labrador.


Like it or not, ethanol in gas is here to stay

Taken from Hemmings Motor News and distributed by the National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada Corp. www.naacc.ca

Jim O’Clair’s recent post in Hemmings on zinc levels in modern oils led to a discussion about the other fluids we put in our collector cars –



Concours of America Plymouth Mi July 27, 2018

By Rob McLeese Last year the Eastern NAACC journalism team made Their annual pilgrimage down to Concours of America. One of the themes of the 2018 show was Cars of the Jet Age which included the General Motors Firebirds I, II and III, all developed in the 1950’s by Harley Earl and his team. These cars were far ahead of the era in terms of the technology that was included in them.

2017 Concours of America from a Canadian perspective!

Road trip, the eastern Canadian media team of the NAACC left Toronto midday Friday, July 28th for   The Inn at St. John’s – Plymouth, Michigan. more>>


Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion

Click on Thumbnail to go to post I was extremely happy with the choice of Nissan/Datsun as Feature Marque for the 45th Rolex Monterey Historic Races this year, as it probably is the only time I will be able to actually drive one of the featured marques to the race. It also was the 35th anniversary of when my parents took me to the Vintage races at Laguna Seca for the first time.

Hints for keeping your white wall tires bright and clean…. Hints Part 4

By John Carlson January 2018
Some helpful hints for detailing your vehicles include brightening your white walls.  SOS pads work well for general cleaning, as well as for blemishes and stain removal on whitewalls. Use Simple Green as a general cleaner. To brighten the white, use either baking soda or a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. To use Black Magic Bleche-Wite, make sure to follow the instructions on the label. To use an SOS pad, wet both the tire and pad.       more>>

Service NL June 29, 2018

June 27, 2018
“Certificate of Recognition” from the Government of Saskatchewan designating July 2018 as Automotive Heritage Month for the seventh consecutive year.

 Thanks Doug for looking after this!

Doug Keith
SK Director NAACC

On June 10th the Antique Chapter of the VCCC along with the Regional Group of the ‘Horseless Carriage Club of America’ rolled into Penticton to take in the 36th annual three day tour in the South Okanagan . This group of Twenty Four Antique Cars ranging from 1909 to 1927, with the drivers and spouses dressed in their vintage clothing was certainly a site to see.
Read full report>>antique-chapter,-orchards—vinyards-2018

Ban the Automobile: Instrument of Death, written by Rudy Croken former NAACC PEI Director.

Here is what Greg Williams’ review.  | AUGUST 22, 2017

At the turn of the last century, automobiles were busy reshaping North American cities and making travel more convenient. That is, all except in one Canadian province. In the early 1900s, automobiles were banned from the roads of Prince Edward Island.

“When I first heard that, I thought it was ridiculous,” says author Rudy Croken, whose book Ban the Automobile: Instrument of Death, released earlier this summer, shines a light on a little known aspect of P.E.I.’s past.

“When I was growing up, my dad told me about the ban, but I thought it might have been for a month or so,” Croken says. “I had no idea (it was more than a decade-long struggle) to get cars on the road.”
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Hemmings Classic Car

With RFS reform bills, Congressmen intend to preserve market for ethanol-free fuel

Daniel Strohl on Mar 19th, 2018 at 8am

While ethanol advocates claim that a pair of recently introduced bills aimed at reforming the Renewable Fuel Standard will dismantle the program responsible for countrywide distribution of ethanol-blended fuels, backers of the bills argue they simply intend to fix a policy that has become “a well-intended flop.”

#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  
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By: Michel Lamoureux

  For Fraser Field of Deroche, British Columbia, the start of the 2017 Centennial Caravan is the result of much hard work and planning. The cars will gather on Vancouver Island to dip their wheels in the ocean and then head across Canada. The NAACC will be pleased to report on the progress as many of the participants are going along for the “Ride”. The president of the NAACC John Carlson and his wife Koko, along with a few others will send report back regularly so you can follow their progress.
For more info on the cruise click

John Carlson and his wife Koko have finished crossing Canada with the Canadian Coasters Coast to Coast tour.
Here is a photo of John Carlson at Mile zero at the end of the tour.
Click here for a gallery of images from the cruise>>

As seen in the Official SEMA Publication

Province of Nova Scotia Again Proclaims July 2018 as “Automotive Heritage Month”

Thanks to the efforts of the National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada , Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil has again issued a proclamation designating July 2018 as “Automotive Heritage Month” in the province.  Since 2010, the U.S. Senate has passed resolutions at the SEMA Action Network’s (SAN) request to acknowledge “Collector Car Appreciation Day” which serves to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.  This year’s celebration is scheduled for Friday, July 13th. 

Art and the Automobile – Jewelry

at the Canadian International Auto Show

(commonly known as the Toronto Auto Show) Feb 16 to 25, 2018

For those who are interested, the Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance team has again curated this year’s Art and the Automobile exhibit, complete with a player piano and 16 classic cars. more>>

Expo 86 –1986 World’s Fair

Vintage International Antique Auto Show
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

A Retrospective Overview by John Carlson, Chairman

One of the major events organized around the Expo 86 World Fair was the Vintage International Antique Auto Show held at BC Place Stadium between July 6-10,1986. The event featured the “Wheels of Time.”

According to organizer and Show Chairman John Carlson, the 500 vehicle car show and Concours was a World Exposition first.
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It is official!! The proclamation for Automotive Heritage Month  in Newfoundland Labrador has been officially signed by the Honourable Perry Trimper, Minister of Service NL
(back row)

– Bobby Ford , NAACC Membership Director

– Connie Hilliard, treasurer and past president of Newfoundland Antique and Classic Car Club (Front row)

– Bob Ford NAACC NL Director

– Honourable Perry Trimper,
More Heritage info>>

Rotary Car show 2019, Penticton

Check out more event coverage here>>

2017 Concours d’ Elegance.
An amazing array of photos from Bobby Ford from his visit to the 2017 Concours d elegance. A full report to follow as well as photos from his visit to the
Coffee and Cars at Cobble Beach and the Steve Plunkett Collection!

photo gallery>>

Just a quick note to let you know that the NAACC has been working with Image Ware /Marks for the past several months to renegotiate our
NAACC discount package.

I am pleased to report that we have our 10% Discount Package back and that it is good until  April 30, 2019
Click here to go to the Members page, use the password your club rep has given you. Use the same password to open up PDF file to print.
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2017 Pebble Beach Concours d Elegance!
A new update of almost 9,000 words on the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d Elegance!
The Photos are prepped from the whirl wind  tour of Car Week and the 2017 Pebble Beach Concours d elegance gallery is loaded and the story is being written….here is a link to the
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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.

Club and Officers/Directors Insurance

The NAACC clubs insurance program fees have remained the same for the past ten years.

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The 6th annual Crescent Beach Concours D Elegance was held Sept 2 2017 at Blackie’s Spit in Crescent beach, part of Surrey BC

Please keep aware of what is happening in your area.

I am going to write mayor and council and ask that, if and when, they do ban all cars from the Vancouver downtown core that they make exception for old cars that are on a club sanctioned event or are performing a chartable service such as a wedding.

Soon we will be overrun by By–Laws here in the Vancouver city core.
John Carlson  More>>