Auto Enthusiast? Find the Right Club for your Interests!


Auto Enthusiast? Find the Right Club for your Interests!

Auto clubs are incredibly popular these days, and for good reason. While movies may depict these groups as being “Fast and Furious” style renegade groups, the truth is, most organizations are groups of fans of a particular make, model, or modification style that simply want to share ideas, show off their creations, and interact with other groups at local meet-ups or car shows. But, don’t take our word for it! A single, region- or make-specific search can turn up any number of clubs if you’re looking for one to join.

If you’ve been searching for a club, there are several variables to consider:

1) Age

2) Make, Model, or Interest Specifics

3) Location/Style of Events

Finding the right club can be a great way to get out, showcase your knowledge, learn more about cars or trucks, or simply network. If you’re interested in learning more about some clubs in your area, the information is readily available, you need only ask! The following clubs are some of the more popular groups in the United States:

http://www.mustang.org/

http://www.classiccarclub.org/

http://www.pca.org/

Starting a Car Club

So, you’ve searched high and low, but can’t seem to find a car club that meets your particular set of interests? Well, you know what you have to do, then, right? Start one! It’s a great idea, which can lead to some incredible personal and professional benefits, but be sure that you realize what you’re up against before setting out to launch your new club.

Will there be club dues? How often, and where, will you meet? Do you intend on affiliating with other, similar clubs, or keeping your group separated from the pack? All of these questions must be answered before launching your own automotive group, so find a couple of fellow enthusiasts and begin the discussions. Organizing a sound club can take some time, but when properly facilitated, you can have everything you’ve ever wanted in a club!

The following links can offer some insight into how you can properly launch your new club:

http://www.lowridermagazine.com/features/0204lrm_start_car_club/

https://www.msu.edu/~torresm2/lowriderclub.html

And, when you’re launching your new club, consider using a registry database to help you spread the word. There may be people just like you searching for their “dream club”!

Such registries include:

http://www.carclubregister.com/

http://www.lowridermagazine.com/clubregistry/0710_lrmp_national_lowrider_club_registry/viewall.html

http://autoclubregistry.com/members/

http://www.icarumba.com/cobrands/contentmodules/resourcecenter/carsweb/icar_resourcecenter_carsweb_carclubs.asp

Regardless of your overall goal for starting your club, always remember to stay in touch with others across the globe. Large events can be a great way to bring your club some notoriety, while helping to remind its members that you are, indeed, in tune (no pun intended) with the ongoing nature of others in the same arena.

So, go have some fun, meet some other enthusiasts, and keep those cars looking as they should…or, make them completely unrecognizable… the choice is yours!


Written by: Go-Parts | Sean Kennedy | Email |