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.


Wanted - 1937 Buick Rear Leaf Springs

We have someone looking for a pair of rear leaf springs for their 1937 Buick Series 40.  If you can help at all, get in
touch with either Luke Arnott or Mel Lloyd - details on the Contact page.

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 2019.

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

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.

1934 Chrysler Airflow

Help is needed for someone trying to locate their old family car, a 1934 Chrysler Airflow 4 door sedan. 

From the photos you can see it was registered at that time as MG3450.  It’s right hand drive with black paint.  The
Airflow was last known in the 1960’s when the family sold it to someone in Chepstow, who may in turn have passed it
onto a museum.

If you think you have any information about where it is now, get in touch with Luke Arnott or Mel Lloyd, details on the
Contact page.

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.

Club Badges

Pre50AAC chrome and enamel Grill Badges.  £16 including p&p and a fixing bracket.
Our club president Alan Murphy introduces the Pre50AAC


Club Baseball Caps

Pre50AAC branded Beechfield Ultimate Baseball Cap.   Cost £9.00 plus £1.95 p&p.

Longstone Tyres

Purveyors of unusual Rubber Equipment to enjoy yourselves with at the weekend.