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Canberra Antique and Classic Motor Club
Our Club
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Club Constitution
Concessional Rego Guidlines
Membership and Registration Contacts
Club Committee
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Upcoming Events
Past Events 2013 onwards
Past Events before 2013
Presentation Night
Post Vintage
Rusty Relics
Member's Gallery
1924 Vauxhall 23/60 Tourer
Bullnose Morris Number 1
1926 Model T Tourer
1926 Bullnose Morris Cowley Runabout
1928 Studerbaker Sedan
1928 Austin 7
1929 Buick Sports Coupe
1930 Model A Ford Coupe
1947 Rover 16 Sedan
1948 Plymouth Coupe
1948 DE Daimler 36HP
1950 Studebaker Champion Sedan
1951 Lagonda Sedan
1946 Mercury Ute
My '37 Vauxhall
Pre 1954 car stories
1954 Triumph TR 2 Roadster
1954 Mercedes Benz Type 220 Sedan
1956 Buick Special Sedan
1956 AC Aceca
1956 Hillman Husky
1962 Fiat 600 C
1963 Fiat 1500 Sedan
1964 Humber Vogue - Estate
1967 Mustang Convertable
1971 Ford Fairlane
1971 MGB Roadster
1972 Austin 3-Litre
1972 Vanden Plas - Princess
1973 Volvo 164E Sedan
1975 Citroen Pallas
Jimmy's Motor Vehicle
Mustang Makes 50
The Story of My Bolwell
1959 FC Holden
Post 1954 car stories
Please Identify these Cars
Saved from the Grave
Films - Classic Adds 1
Films - Classic Adds 2
Films - Assembly lines
Films - Inventions
Photos - Old
Photos - Stars Cars
Photos - Strange Old Cars
1946 Holden Prototype
Engines - Big and Small
1960 Chev Impala Sedan
The Day the Queen Came to Town
Geoff Halls' 1938 Austin 7
Shifting Gear
Photos, Films, Restorations
For Sale / Wanted
Club Shop
Links to other sites
Ads, Links

Club History

The Canberra Antique and Classic Motor Club (CACMC) is one of the oldest and largest car clubs in the ACT. Formed in 1968 by a group of enthusiasts who were determined to see Canberra`s motoring heritage preserved, it has grown into a large family-oriented Club, which caters for all makes and models of cars, bikes and trucks. We have more than 250 members, who between them have more than 300 vehicles from Austins to Zephyrs, registered and running.

Club Meetings

Monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 8pm at the ACT Bridge Club, Duff Place, Deakin. The meetings enable all to talk about issues with their vehicles and seek help if needed. We have many experienced people in our Club who can advise on restoration issues or associated problems. Quite often we have Guest Speakers who address our meetings on motoring-related topics of interest. Visitors are most welcome to come along and enjoy our hospitality.

Club Events

The Club Committee arranges a program of runs around the Canberra region and we usually have one on the Sunday following the meeting. We have a well-equipped BBQ trailer which is taken on most runs, thus enabling all to enjoy a BBQ lunch along the way with their BYO food. The Club provides tea and coffee, free of charge. A number of retired folks in the Club also have lunchtime meetings at the Southern Cross Club in Woden on the first Friday of each month and then two weeks later, a car run around the region or to some venue. These get-togethers are very popular with many members other than retirees also! Every two years or so, the Club organises a tour to various parts of Australia on which members can take their heritage vehicles, or if they wish, any vehicle. Past tours have been to Alice Springs, Tasmania, the Great Ocean Road, Gippsland, the Grampians and central-west NSW.

Club Library

For those interested in restoring or maintaining a particular old vehicle, the Club maintains an extensive library of manuals, technical books on vehicle systems and many general interest motoring publications. These are available on loan to members free of charge.

Club Equipment & Club Trailer

As the cost of some vehicle maintenance equipment can be prohibitive for individuals, the Club has a number of specialist pieces of gear (eg, engine hoists, stands and tools) for free loan to members. We also have a registered car trailer which is available for loan to members. A small contribution is requested when borrowing the trailer to assist with its upkeep. The contribution is $15 for each use plus $5 per 100 km or part thereof. Any damage incurred during use MUST be paid for by the member. Please present proof of financial membership of this Club to the custodian when collecting the trailer. Members are responsible for compliance with all road regulations.

Club Magazine

Our monthly Club magazine, The Colonial, is highly regarded in the heritage movement and is full of interesting tales and stories of motoring topics in addition to an extensive `for sale` section and photos of Club activities. The Colonial is free to members.

Concessional Registration

As we are affiliated with the ACT Council of Motor Clubs members are entitled to participate in the Concessional Registration Scheme, which enables their heritage vehicles to be registered (with certain restrictions) at greatly discounted rates for registration and third party insurance. All vehicles over 30 years of age are eligible for this scheme.

A concessional registration check in progress. (Photo from VCCA of TAS Picasa gallery )

Australian Historic Motoring Federation

The Club is also affiliated with the national Australian Historic Motoring Federation, which controls the category standards for heritage vehicles. These are:
• Veteran: Built before the end of 1918
• Vintage: Built between 1919 and 1930 inclusive
• Post Vintage: Built between 1931 and 1949 inclusive;
• Vehicles built in the decades 1950 and on are known by the word Historic and the decade, eg Historic 50s.
A photo of an example from each category is included in our website gallery.

Club Membership

You do not need to own a heritage vehicle to join the Club. If you enjoy good comradeship and have an interest in older vehicles, why not come along to a meeting or Club run and see for yourself? All visitors are most welcome. Membership Fees: Single $45, Family $50, Joining Fee $25. Membership or other enquiries should be sent to: CACMC PO Box 3427 MANUKA ACT 2603 Tel: (02) 6235 5845



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