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.


Membership Renewals.

From John Sewell, Membership Secretary.

With another new year January is time to renew your membership.
The subscription remains unchanged as follows: UK member £30pa, and for overseas members £40pa. 
You can renew your membership by:
1. Online Banking.  Please make payment to Sort Code 40:44:41 Account 01486985, using your name and
membership number for the reference.
2. Send me a cheque payable to Pre50AAC
3. Via our website at Pre50AAC membership for 2019.
Some members will have paid for 2019 when they joined, however, if you have any queries with you membership
status please contact me, john@pre50aac.com.

Thank you,

John Sewell

Cars Wanted for Filming

We have been asked to supply American cars from about 1930 onwards for a wartime drama set in 1941 Manhattan.
Filming is due to start 6th April in the Manchester, Liverpool and Formby areas.  Vehicles don't need to be mint. 
What's required: cars van pickups and a police car.  It's a good company that we have worked with before. Payment will
be made.

Any one interested should contact Alan Murphy or Luke Arnott, details on the Contact Us page

Pre50AAC Shows

9 June 2019
Bristol All American Car Show, the Pre50AAC car show in Bristol. 
Yate Town Football Club, Lodge Road, Yate, BS37 7LE:
You can book your entry to the show here.

14 July 2019
The Rally of The Giants.  The UK’s number one classic American car show.
Blenheim Palace, OX20 1UL: 
You can book your entry to the Rally here.

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.

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.