Our club members own and drive some of the best antique and/or classic vehicles ever to roll off an assembly line (or hand crafted by artisans). These vehicles represent a real cross section of some of the finest American and European vehicles ever to travel our roads over the past 100+ years.
From some of the first garage efforts to the beginnings of the automobile assembly line, these vehicles represent a cross section of America's burgeoning automobile industry and it's famous pioneers.
The 30's & 40's
America is recovering from the Great Depression and prosperity reigns. Automobiles begin to become not just means of transportation but status symbols and the representation of America's love of the open road. But soon, clouds of war and global conflict halt the growth of the industry. Returning troops and the yearning to shake off the war after 1945 fuel an explosive growth for car manufacturers.
The 50's & 60's
This era really represents the height of America's love affair with the automobile. Longer, lower, wider, more powerful, and safety are key words used by auto dealers to move their cars. Although the "Flower Children" disdained the efforts of the car builders, more buyers enjoyed the introduction of factory "Hot Rods", thus beginning the "Muscle Car" movement and another big industry begins - Auto Racing.
The 70's & 80's
Soaring gas prices, long lines at the pumps and the introduction of smaller and cheaper foreign cars clash with Detroit's "land yachts" and the stagnation they represented. Multi-national conglomerates now rule the industry.