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Welcome to the Pre’50 American Auto Club  --  the Pre50AAC

The Pre 50 American Auto Club is the biggest and best club in the UK catering for the lover of classic American cars, trucks and bikes. It has attained an important place in vehicle preservation in the UK, helping to increase the awareness and popularity of the classic American vehicle. The club is democratically run and controlled by all its members, governed by a detailed constitution first adopted in 1967.

The club was founded to promote interest in the older American vehicle and to assist owners by locating parts and offering advice.  

The club is open to anyone who either owns an American vehicle of any age or who supports the interests and objectives of the club but does not own an American vehicle.

Club President Alan Murphy, introduces the Pre50AAC



Pre50AAC Shows in 2018.


June 10 2018

Bristol All American Car Show at Yate Town Football Club, Lodge Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 7LE.  American Vehicles, Hot rods and Customs. 10am to 4pm. Food/Bar/Trade Stands/Raffle for charity.

Entry Forms Here

Pre-entry vehicle £5.00 per car (2 adults in vehicle). Vehicle admission on day £7.50 per car (2 adults), additional adults charged at Public Admission cost £5.00 per adult, accompanied children under 16 free. Gates open at 9.00am for show vehicle entry. Trophies presented by Pre50AAC.

Pre-entry & enquiries to David Radcliffe-Watts, 07798818533

July 8 2018

Rally of the Giants at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxon, OX20 1PP from 9.00am to 4.30pm.

Classic American Magazine Car of the Year Heat.

Entry Forms Here

The Rally of the Giants sees the largest gathering of older American vehicles including pre-war and vintage, plus many from the 1950s through to the modern day. The club has NO restriction on the age or type of your vehicle so bring it along. Food/Bar/Trade Stands. Trophies warded across many classes of vehicle.  Pre-entry cost is £15.00 per vehicle (max 2 adults per vehicle), free for club members. On the day entry is at the Blenheim Palace gate price approx £15.00 per person. Gates open 8.30am for show vehicle entry.  See our Rally page for more detail.

Pre-entry & enquiries to David Radcliffe-Watts, 07798818533.

Members Cars For Sale.   

Check our For Sale page to see the cars our members currently have for sale.

Pre50 Club Meetings in the Bristol area.  

See the news section on the Members front page for dates of our monthly breakfast meetings and evening meetings through 2017.

Pre50 Club Meetings in the London area.   

Club member Farrol Goldblatt is planning to set up the occasional Pre50 club meeting in the London area.  If you are interested in following this up with Farrol, you can see his contact details in the members pages (click here).

DVLA will accept Pre50AAC  Dating Certificates

Despite a number of members writing to their MP regarding DVLA intransigence over accepting our Dating Certificates,which resulted in us receiving written confirmation that the issue had been resolved,it appears the message has not reached all those who deal with such matters.

Today I heard that a member was told “the Pre 50 are not authorised by DVLA” and as a result will not renew his membership.

PLEASE contact me BEFORE you get in touch with DVLA to register a vehicle,otherwise you will deal with someone reading a script off a screen and who would not know what an Oldsmobile is if they fell over one.  

Luke Arnott

Hon Secretary

Our club vehicle  –  1964 Chevrolet C30 Panel Van.  

David Radcliffe-Watts has written a great article on the purchase and restoration of our club vehicle, a 1964 Chevrolet C30 panel van. You can read the story here.


Club Badges

Pre50AAC chrome and enamel Grill Badges.  £16 including p&p and a fixing bracket.


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