Presidents Report #103 -Spring 2019
The (NAACC) National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada had a very busy 2018.
- The year ended with an ongoing automotive legislation rewrite in Nova Scotia.
NAACC Nova Scotia Director Conrad LeLièvre is sitting on the government rewrite team. This is a complex project that is far from being finished. The NAACC has spent countless hours working with the 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 meeting is the cornerstone for proposing new Federal motor vehicle legislation in Canada. The NAACC represents the Collector Car Community across Canada when it attends this meeting. The dollar costs involved to present imput are nearly $3000 including airfare, hotel and meeting registration fees. This is where some of your NAACC dues go each year. Thank you to Director Conrad LeLièvre for giving up three days of his life to attend on your behalf.
- SEMA and the NAACC have announced Collector Car Appreciation Day as July 12, 2019. Please call up semasan.com/collector-car-appreciation-day-2019-announcement
- Proclamation requests for Collector Car Appreciation Day and the month of July as Automotive Heritage Month are being applied for right now.
- Cross Canada Tour… The NAACC will once again sanction the NAACC Coasters Cross Canada Tour in 2022. The 50-vehicle tour will travel from NF to Victoria BC. For information contact Wagon Master and NAACC Director Fraser Field at firstname.lastname@example.org Cross Canada Tour applications & info https://www.coasters2022.com
- The NAACC is once again sanctioning two major Concours in 2019. The Cobble Beach Concours in Kimble Ontario and the Crescent Beach Concours in BC both fall under the NAACC umbrella. National media has ranked the Cobble Beach Concours in the top 10 in North America. The Crescent Beach Concours is ranked as the ‘best’ Concours in British Columbia and the most outstanding Concours in Western Canada.
- The NAACC asked the Vintage Car Club of Canada and all of the other clubs across Canada for 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 NAACC members or clubs made the effort to provide impute to the Government survey website even though we contacted you. It was truly disappointing. The ramification is that it will now be much harder to sell your Canadian vehicles into the USA as there will be a 25% import tax imposed on the USA purchaser based on the selling price. Apathy is very expense.
- The NAACC has once again negotiated with Marks Work Ware House for a 10% discount card across Canada. (good for two years to 2021) This card will be distributed to you when your club renews its 2019 membership.
- New NAACC website…The NAACC has upgraded its website. Webmaster Cam Hutchins has spent many hours putting up a completely new website. naacc.ca This new site has a wealth of information on it.
In closing, the NAACC has representatives in every Province in Canada insuring that you all have a trouble-free collector vehicle driving experience on our public highways. We thank you for your continued support.
John Carlson President/CEO NAACC