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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


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.


Some dates for your diary.

We hope you didn’t miss our June show At Bristol, or the Rally of The Giants at Blenheim in July.

Next up is our Midlands Meet on Sunday 1st October, midday onwards.  We will be meeting at ‘Ye Olde Saracens Head’, Balsall Common. Nr Coventry, CV7 7AS.  Thjs is a pleasant old pub offering good food and drink and a large car park.  Come along and join us, all welocme.

Then we’ll be at the Lancaster Insurance NEC Classic

Motor Show, Birmingham on 10 - 12th November.

Check the NEC advert in our Members Pages to

find our club member’s discount code.

And don’t forget, 29th October is the PRE50AAC Annual General Meeting.  

The Star & Garter, Leamington Spa, CV32 5LL.  12 noon to 4pm.

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

The first 50 years of the Pre50AAC.  

We have produced a 100 page collector’s book illustrated with great photos and articles which tells the story of the first fifty years of the club and the Rally of the Giants.   

See our Books page to order a copy.  

Club Badges

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



If you need to get a vehicle shipped, get in touch with Golden Chariots, they’ll be able to offer you a complete package.  

Click here for the details.

Our Specialist Vehicle team are experts in finding the right insurance products for American classic cars.

We understand that finding tailored cover to provide you with all you need when you need it can be hard. So when it’s time to talk insurance, speak to people who share your passion and interest.