Association of California Car Clubs

ACCC Newcastle, California

About The Association of California car clubs



A few of our accomplishments include:

Historical Vehicle License Act
Sponsored a bill to create the "Historical Vehicle" license plate for vehicles 25 or more years old.

Eliminated Weight Fees
Sponsored a bill to allow pre-1936 commercial vehicles to have passenger vehicle license plates.

Abandoned Vehicle Abatement Law
Changed to allow cars and parts of cars to be sold by hobbyists.

Equipment Safety Compliance
Defeated a bill that would have required collector cars to meet modern safety glass, lamps, windshield wiper and brake laws.

Junked Car Bill
Defeated a bill that would have prevented the sale of any vehicle an insurance company deemed "beyond repair" to anyone other than a licensed dismantler or auto dealer, even if you owned it before the accident.

Year of Manufacture License Plates
Authorizes use of California auto, truck, and trailer license plates with the date corresponding to the model year of the vehicle.

Armored Vehicles
ACCC obtained executive order permitting the licensing of armored vehicles by private parties.

Off-Highway Vehicles
Obtained exemption for some of these vehicles as historical vehicles.

Swap Meets
Drafted a bill to clarify the exemption of the regulation of car clubs. Changed California law regarding tax exempt status of non-profit clubs to match the federal law. Working to reduce the impact of sales tax laws on swappers.

Emission Controls
Successful in presenting data to the Air Resources Board that aided in elimination of exhaust retrofit devices on 1955-1965 vehicles. Exempted passenger vehicles 1965 or older from bi-annual emission inspection program except on change of ownership. Successful in defeating the requirement for an emission inspection yearly on all vehicles. Exempts most vehicles 1975 and older.

Bumper Bill
This removed the requirement that made it illegal to operate an automobile not equipped with both front and rear bumpers regardless of whether or not the vehicle was that way when new.

Passed SB1784
Defines collector motor vehicle signed in to law July 5, 2004

Certificate of non-operation
Exempted cars 25 years old and older and other collectable vehicles from the planned non operation requirement of AB2912

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