Spotlight on the VMCCA.
- View SourceThe Veteran Motor Car Club of America’s purpose is “to encourage preservation, restoration, and use of antique and historically significant automobiles.” And now our Crosleys can fit into the VMCCA's new Chrome Glidden Tour.
Many of the VMCCA cars are a hundred years old, but they're not "trailer queens" and the members don't just park and gab. They tour. The members’ cars are driven to interesting places like auto shops, museums, national parks, historic theatres and the VMCCA members have fun meeting new people and visiting old friends, while onlookers get to see, hear and enjoy vintage cars driving on the highways.
VMCCA was founded in December, 1938 by twelve men at the Hotel Statler in Boston, Massachusetts. The group now includes 3,000 members in 20 Regions around the United States.
VMCCA revived the AAA Glidden Tour, which originated early in the Twentieth Century to demonstrate the reliability of the automobile. By the early teens, the point had been made and the tours faded away. In 1982, the VMCCA instituted the Chrome Glidden Tour specifically for cars of the Crosley era, the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s. Several other annual National Meets and Tours have also been added over the years.
VMCCA members have a 74-year-long history of supporting the car hobby, and like our CCOC folks, love to see them driven.