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 Welcome to the Web Site of the

Michigan/Ontario Region - Classic Car Club of America

- appreciating Classic Cars for more than 60 years -

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Seasons Greetings - Santa always appreciates a ride in a Classic Car®

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The Michigan/Ontario Region CCCA extends our
'Best Wishes for the Holidays; good health & peace for the New Year'


Plan to visit our web site often since new content is being added all the time.

Scroll through our website and consider joining us at some of our activities.  
We welcome any comments, suggestions or questions.

Use our Contact Us form to let us know your thoughts. 


 

 

 

How does our club define a Classic Car® ?

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The term 'classic car' has a different meaning to many of us.  Our definition is more limited.  The Classic Car Club of America defines a Classic as a "Fine" or "Distinctive" automobile, American or foreign built, produced between 1915 and 1948.  Generally, a Classic was high-priced when new and was built in limited quantities.  Other factors, including engine displacement, custom coachwork and luxury accessories, such as power brakes, power clutch, and '"one-shot" or automatic lubrication systems, help determine whether a car is considered to be a Classic.  

Therefore, for our club purposes, only certain models of particular vehicles built from 1915 through 1948 are recognized as CCCA Classics.  You can view, download and print the current list of cars - listed by marque, model and year of manufacture - by 'clicking' on the following link: 

< CCCA Classic Car list >

It is important to note that membership in our club does not require one to own a Classic Car - an appreciation for and interest in sharing, learning, and preserving these fine vehicles is all that is required !  See below for membership details.

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Now that you have 'found' our website you might wonder what it is that our 'Car Club' does that we think makes it worth your time to investigate further !  Click on the above image to view and enjoy a short (1.5 minute) slideshow that highlights the type of activities our members & guests enjoy.  Then consider joining with us - attend some of these activities and/or enjoy our award winning bi-monthly publication Torque

- Calendar of Activities -

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Our Activities Committee has planned another great series of events for this year. 

Be sure to mark the dates on your calendar - guests and potential members are always welcome. And remember - you don't have to own a Full Classic® car to join our club - just have an interest.  See below for membership information.

> Click this link to view our Calendar of Activities <


- Current Activity -

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

- Crank Up Tour at Paul Wise' Collection -

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Plans are still being finalized and will be announced soon - stayed tuned.

 

- View some of our recent club Activities -

Viewing these events can give you a flavor of what we schedule for the pleasure of our members and guests.  Each activity link will take you to a website where you can view slides taken during the last year.  If you think you would be interested in attending, click on the sidebar link (Membership Informaiton) to read about and download information - and if your still not sure, read about our no cost  'Trial Membership' plan.


- 2016 CCCA National Meeting -

In January the Michigan Region hosted the 2016 CCCA Annual Meeting at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI.  Forty-one Full Classic® cars arrived for judging & exhibition - nineteen (19) of which were V-16 cars - perhaps the greatest number of V-16s gathered in one place in many years !  

< Click for a slideshow of the V-16s >   - All photographs courtesy of  Donald Wood III

On Saturday we visited the College for Creative Studies Parfets_V-16.jpg(formerly the GM Argonaut Building that housed the original Harley Earl Design Studio & office).  

< Click here to see a slideshow of 
Bill Parfet's 1930 Cadillac Aerodynamic V-16
was displayed on the original turntable >
All photographs courtesy of Peter Dorn Tacy and Donald Wood III

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 During the banquet there was a special tribute to our own Katie Robbins. She was honored for her years of dedicated service and the club's highest award has been renamed in her honor - it is now known as:

"The Katie Robbins Distinguished Service Award"
< Click to see the YouTube video tribute to Katie >

 

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Ice Cream Social
An annual event on the grounds of Lee & Floy Barthel's estate. This is a family activity - especially for grandchildren, guests and friends; enjoy our Full Classic© cars, fellowship, music, outdoor sculpture & art, lovely gardens and all the ice cream you can eat !  

> view an Ice Cream Social slideshow < 
All photographs courtesy of Donald Wood III

Michigan Grand Classic
Held every other year and headquartered at the historic Dearborn Inn.  Events include a Friday tour to see historic  sights in the metropolitan area, spectacular car collections, & other points of interest, followed by cocktails & dinner at a local private Club.  Saturday features a Full Classic® car display & judging on the front lawn of the Inn - followed by cocktails, and a banquet & awards ceremony.

> view a Grand Classic® slideshow <
All photographs courtesy of Donald Wood III
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Steak Roast
Hosted at the Lake Angeles, MI estate of Bill & Mary Rachwal this annual event is complete with great food, music, beautiful Classic Cars, fellowship and fun !!!  
You are encouraged to bring your family & friends.

> View a  Steak Roast slideshow <
All photographs courtesy of Donald Wood III

Judge & Tabulator Seminar
An opportunity to hone your CCCA Judging & Tabulator skills, learn what rules have changed & practice on several Full Classics® in Brian Joseph's Classic & Exotic Service facility in Toy, MI.  
This event is free to Michigan Region members.

>View a Judge & Tabulator slideshow<
All photographs courtesy of Donald Wood III

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Visit a Private Collection
Illutrated is a visit to the Greg Ornazian collection of cars, bicycles, and memorabelia - typical of an opportunity to visit a private collection that otherwise is not open to the public.

>View a Private Collection slideshow<
All photographs courtesy of Donald Wood III 

Michigan Region Annual Meeting
Our annual business & awards meeting is held each year in November at an area private club or exclusive venue.  Elections, business & awards are announced.

> View an Annual Meeting slideshow <
All photographs courtesy of Donald Wood III

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