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					        “40th Anniversary Edition-Representing the Car Hobby Since 1972”!
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   VOL XXXX                                                                                           March 2012
Happy 40th Anniversary!
                                                                 The 26th Annual Spring Legislative Conference was held
ACCC - March 1972 to March 2012                                  at the California Auto Museum, 2200 Front Street in
It all Started on a beautiful spring day March16, 1972           Sacramento on Friday, March 16, 2012 through
when representatives from 25 different car clubs                 Saturday, March 17, 2012. The Conference featured
gathered at the Glendale Federal Savings in Pasadena,            speakers from the collector vehicle hobby as well
CA. The clubs all came together to discuss unfair laws,                                    speakers from California
                           legislation, and specifically                                   Legislature, and California
                           the proposed 2% property tax                                    Regulatory Agencies. We
                           (based on the Antiques Car                                      were very fortunate to have
                           Blue Book) that the State of                                    Senator Doug LaMalfa;
                           California was in the process                                   Senator     Ted       Gaines;
                           of levying on collector                                         AssemblymanTim Donnelly;
                           vehicle owners. It was                                          California BAR Chief John
                           decided      after    lengthy         Wallauch; DMV Director of Government Relations
                           discussion that the clubs             Barbara Rooney; CAM Director Karen McClaflin;
                           needed to ban together and            Goodguys Attorney Mark Gaither; NSRA Safety
form an association to protect the rights of collector           Inspector, Ron Lukins; Bob Butler, Owner Historic Hwy
vehicle owners statewide. Tom Powell made a motion to            40 Garage; Ken Hamel, Yuba County Education; and
name the group the Association of California Car Clubs.          others. The Keynote Speaker Saturday was Carmel
                                                                 Roberts, Vice-President & Chief Counsel for the HVA.
Sig Caswell, a representative of the HCCA, was elected
Chairman; Tom Powell was elected Co-Chairman;                                         We started Sunday off at 1:00 PM
Lindly Bothwell was elected Treasurer. And Red Latner                                 with a rain-soaked Car Show and a
was elected Secretary. The Board of Directors was                                     few diehard car guys in the show;
selected from representatives from each of the car clubs                              the Welcome Reception and No-
that were present. That was all 40 years ago and a huge                               Host Wine & Beer Bar and
thanks goes out to those early pioneers for their foresight                           Museum Tour began at 4:00 PM
and vision in seeing a need for an association. In the 40                             and Dinner was at 5:00 PM.
years the ACCC has had 27 Presidents who served and                                   Immediately following dinner we
reviewed over 6000 pieces of legislation and volumes of                               acknowledged our sponsors, and
regulations...Quite an accomplishment for a bunch of old                              introduced ACCC Past Presidents
car guys!                                                        and dignitaries. See pictures of this event later in this
To celebrate this accomplishment we pulled out all the           issue…Thanks to all for a great event! Be sure to check
stops the weekend of March 16-18, 2012 at the ACCC               the website for upcoming ACCC events.
26th Annual Spring Legislative Conference and the 40th
Anniversary Celebration & Car Show. There are not too            Happy Cruising! Rex Roden
many trade associations that can talk about being around
for 40 years.
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VOL XXXX                                                                     March 2012
      Association of California Car Clubs “Partners in Sponsorship” For 2011/2012
The following Businesses and Car Clubs have stepped-up with not only their monetary sponsorships but in most cases
their continued ACCC Membership and support as well. They all are to be congratulated for their generosity! On behalf of
the ACCC Executive Board, the ACCC Board of Directors, and all the ACCC Individual Members statewide, I want
thank all of our “Partners in Sponsorship” for their support and encourage all ACCC Members to patronize the businesses
and clubs who support the ACCC. These are the ACCC All-Stars! Thank You!
 Platinum Sponsor - Roamin Angels Car Club, Grass Valley - Cash Donation!
 Gold Sponsor – Townsmen Car Club, Sacramento - Cash Donation!
 Gold Sponsor – High Desert Car Club Council - Cash Donation!
 Gold Sponsor-Rod Shows/John Buck Enterprises - Complimentary Booths at 2012 GNRS & Sacramento Autorama!
 Silver Sponsor Bertolucci’s Body & Fender Shop- “Presenting Sponsor” of 2012 Legislative Conference & 40th
 Anniversary Celebration!
 Silver Sponsor-Surf City Garage, Inc. Cash Donation and the “Official Detailing Products of the ACCC”!
 Silver Sponsor – Historic Vehicle Association (HVA) – Cash Donation!
 Silver Sponsor – Egge Machine Co, Inc. Cash Donation and the “Official Engine Parts Supplier of the ACCC”!
 Bronze Sponsor-Pick n Pull -Associate Sponsor for 2012 Legislative Conference & 40th Celebration & flyers
  sponsor!
 Chrome Sponsor-Schaub Meats, Dave Schaub-Palo Alto-Meat donation for 40th Celebration Spaghetti Dinner!
 Chrome Sponsor– Sacramento Vintage Ford - Associate Sponsor of 2012 Legislative Conference & 40th
 Celebration!
 Chrome Sponsor-Capital City MOPARS-Committed as Associate Sponsor of 2012 Legislative Conference!
 Copper Sponsor-Burgiemen Car Club- Committed as Associate Sponsor of 2012 Legislative Conference!
 Copper Sponsor- Over The Hill Gang- Committed as Associate Sponsor of 2012 Legislative Conference!
 Copper Sponsor-Thunderbolts Car Club- Committed as Associate Sponsor of 2012 Legislative Conference!
 Chrome Sponsor – Paul Baker Printing, Roseville. Discounts on printing deFender Newsletter & Flyers!
 Chrome Sponsor–Train Station Cafe – Shingle Springs. Committed food services for the Legislative Conference!
 Chrome Sponsor-PEPSICO Inc. Sacramento-Soft drinks for 2012 Legislative Conference & 40th Celebration!
 Copper Sponsor – Sweet-N-Simple Promotions, Reno – “DJ” Services for 2012 40th Celebration!
 Copper Sponsor-Artistic Collision-Associate Sponsor for 2012 Legislative Conference & 40th Celebration!
 Copper Sponsor -- Golden Gate Growers-Associate Sponsor for 2012 Legislative Conference & 40th Celebration!
 Copper Sponsor-B&G Copying Services-West Complimentary Printing for the 40th Celebration Dinner Tickets!
 Copper Sponsor-Cruisin News & Sacramento Swap Meets – Complimentary booths at 2011/2012 Swap Meets &
  Monthly Article space in Cruisin' News Magazine.
Iron Sponsor-Freeland Classics-Rescue Associate Sponsor 2012 Legislative Conference & 40th Celebration!
 Iron Sponsor – Western Pacific Events Inc. Bakersfield – Complimentary Booths at 2011/2012 HAN Swap Meet!
 Iron Sponsor-BJ Body Shop-Rancho Cordova-Associate Sponsor 2012 Legislative Conference & 40th Celebration!
 Iron Sponsor – Cappuccino Cruisers – Advertising Mobile Trailer!
 Iron Sponsor – Rare Parts, Inc. – Cash Donation!
 Iron Sponsor – Train Station Coffee Shop – Food Donation!



                            Volunteers for the 2012 Celebration & Dinner:

            Registration Table - Sherry Householder, Joell Bennett, Sharon Gardner;
    Servers - Throttle Queens Car Club - Bar Tenders - Capitol Auto Club “Thunderbolts”!

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VOL XXXX                                                                                              March 2012
                       Egge Machine Company, Inc. Signs-On to Be The
          “Official Engine Parts Supplier” of the Association of California Car Clubs!
All of us here at the ACCC want to welcome Ernie Silvers and Egge Machine Company, Inc. aboard the ACCC! Egge
Machine Company, Inc. will be the exclusive and “Official Engine Parts Supplier of the ACCC”. “This partnership is
great for both organizations and we’re looking forward to long and beneficial working relationship with Egge Machine
Company, Inc.”, reported Rex Roden, President of the ACCC.
                    Founded by Edward N. Egge (known as E.N. by his friends) in Plainview, Texas in 1915 Egge
                    Machine Company is a world-class piston manufacturer that specializes in domestic vehicle
                    applications from the early 1900s to 1980. Egge operates a state-of-the-art foundry and world-class
                    machine shop in its Santa Fe Springs, CA facility.
                    The small automotive machine shop did more than just replace engine parts on vehicles of the day; it
made new parts when necessary. Because of limited availability and no automotive aftermarket, replacement parts
especially pistons were constantly in short supply and difficult to get. Egge solved both problems by making his own
aluminum pistons using the sand-cast process. This commitment to his customers’ needs enabled him to meet the demand
and keep his business growing.
                                                The Roaring Twenties found Egge relocating his repair operation to the
                                                west coast. In 1923 Egge Machine Company moved to downtown Los
                                                Angeles, CA. Egge continued to service the cars, and trucks of a growing
                                                California population. The citrus boom was at its peak and Egge grew to
                                                include tractor motor parts in an effort to keep up with the changing
                                                times.
                                                In the 1940s E.N.s son; Nels began designing building and utilizing steel
                                                molds in conjunction with sand casting pistons the company had
                                                employed years earlier. The steel molds boosted the quality and
                                                throughput of manufacturing as well as increasing the vehicle models and
                                                years. The post-war era saw another area of growth with providing parts
                                                for Indian and Harley Davidson motorcycles. Basically, if your vehicle
                                                had a combustion engine, Egge had the parts to keep it running. Hot
                                                Rodding also became popular at this time and Egge was on the fringe in
                                                close proximity to Edelbrock, Iskendarian, and SoCal Speed Shop. Both
of E.N.s sons worked in the business until the late 1950s when E.N. died at age 82. At that time, Sy Egge began Egge
Marine working on marine engines. In 1958, Nels moved Egge Machine Company to Gardena, CA and continued the
family tradition of manufacturing hard-to-get engine parts as well as buying new old stock (N.O.S.) parts. Nels also had
other parts remanufactured to supply the parts needed to complete the engine rebuilding process. Nels purchased a large
number of three-piece molds. This allowed him to continue to increase the model years of cars and trucks covered.
                                                     In 1972 Nel’s son Bob Egge moved the company to its present
                                                     located in Santa Fe Springs, CA where they have several buildings
                                                     totaling 50,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehousing,
                                                     distribution, sales, office and showroom space. Further
                                                     enhancement to the manufacturing process came in the form of
                                                     hydraulic molding equipment. Again, expanding the range of
                                                     coverage to include 60s and 70s model years and expanding the
                                                     throughput of product. Bob Egge and his sister Kathryn Weaver are
                                                     third generation owners who have recently handed the management
                                                     reigns over to Ernie Silvers, CEO to manage the company to a new
                                                     century of growth on the heels of their 93+ year family tradition of
                                                     excellence, fulfilling a legacy begun by their grandfather a long
                                                     time ago striving to remain the worlds source for obsolete engine
parts. Today the operation has expanded with valve manufacturing, oil, fuel, and water pump remanufacturing, Timing
case rebuilding, babbitt bearing work, and now offering engine building and machining work. Old school craftsmanship
and modern technology. Egge’s long-term commitment to growth, excellence and quality enables a continued existence in
an ever-changing marketplace
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                                                    Current Legislative Issues
                                       ACCC Legislative Status Report March 2012

AB1099 (Lowenthal, Bonnie) Commercial motor
       vehicles: emissions standards. 07/12/2011                           AB1658 (Gatto) Vehicles: specialized license plates.
Status: 08/26/2011-Failed Deadline pursuant to Rule 61(a) (11). (Last             (I-02/14/2012)
location was APPR. SUSPENSE FILE on 8/22/2011)                             Status:02/23/2012-Referred to Com. on TRANS.
Current Location:08/26/2011-S 2 YEAR                                       Current Location:02/23/2012-A TRANS.
Summary: Existing law requires the Department of Motor                     Summary: Under existing law, the Department     of Motor
          Vehicles to refuse registration, or renewal or                             Vehicles issues environmental and other
          transfer of registration, for any commercial                               specialized license plates. The issuance of
          motor vehicle with a declared gross or                                     some of those license plates is subject to
          combined gross vehicle weight that exceeds                                 additional fees. This bill would require the
          10,000 pounds if the owner or operator of the                              department to create the California Legacy
          motor vehicle at the time of the application has                           License Plate Program, and create and issue a
          been cited for a violation of specified air quality                        series of specialized license plates that
          standards pertaining to that vehicle or                                    replicate plates from the states past, if 2,500
          regulations adopted by the State Air Resources                             applications for the plates are received and held
          Board (board) , until the violation has been                               by the department, on or before January 1,
          cleared, as determined by that board. This bill                            2014. The bill would require that, upon
          would require the department to refuse                                     determination by the department that there are
          registration for any commercial motor vehicle                              sufficient funds for the program, moneys would
          subject to registration that is of a 1996 or older                         be available, upon appropriation by the
          model year with a gross vehicle weight rating of                           Legislature, to the department for the necessary
          more than 26,000 pounds, except for any                                    administrative costs of establishing the program
          construction truck that is subject to an                                   and, as to any remaining moneys, for deposit
          extension pursuant regulations adopted by the                              into the California Environmental License Plate
          board as determined by the department. This                                Fund for appropriation by the Legislature
          bill contains other related provisions.                                    pursuant to existing law.
          Postion: Watch                                                             Position: Support

AB1613 (Donnelly) Motor vehicle inspection and                             AB1768 (Davis) Vehicles: additional registration
       maintenance program. (I-02/08/2012)                                        fees. (I-02/17/2012 html pdf)
Status:02/23/2012-Referred to Com. on TRANS.                               Status: 03/01/2012-Referred to Coms. on L. GOV. and TRANS.
Current Location:02/23/2012-A TRANS.                                       Current Location:03/01/2012-A L. GOV.
Summary: Existing law establishes a motor                                  Summary: Existing law, in addition to the other fees
                                              vehicle
          inspection and maintenance (smog-check)                                    imposed for the registration of a vehicle,
          program, administered by the Department of                                 authorizes a county to impose upon adoption of
          Consumer Affairs and the State Air Resources                               a resolution of its board of supervisors, an
          Board, which provides for the inspection of all                            additional fee of $1 on all motor vehicles, and
          motor vehicles, except those specifically                                  continuously appropriates the money to fund
          exempted from the program, upon registration,                              local programs relating to vehicle theft crimes.
          biennially upon renewal of registration, upon                              These provisions are repealed as of January 1,
          transfer of ownership, and in certain other                                2018. Existing law requires each participating
          circumstances. Existing law requires the                                   county to issue a fiscal yearend report to the
          Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to require,                             Controller, summarizing certain matters. This
          upon initial registration, and, except as                                  bill would authorize a county to impose an
          specified, upon transfer of ownership and                                  additional $3 fee for that purpose and would
          registration, of a motor vehicle, and upon                                 require, if the county is increasing the amount
          registration of a motor vehicle previously                                 of the fee from $1 to $3, the resolution that
          registered outside this state that is subject to                           imposes the fee to be submitted to the
          those provisions, a valid certificate of                                   Department of Motor Vehicles at least 6 months
          compliance or a certificate of noncompliance,                              prior to the operative date of the fee increase.
          as appropriate, with respect to smog                                       This bill would add a new source of revenue to
          certification. Existing law specifies that a                               be deposited into a continuously appropriated
          certificate of compliance or noncompliance is                              fund, thereby making an appropriation. The bill
          valid for 90 days, except as provided. This bill                           would revise the information the fiscal yearend
          would delete the requirement that the DMV                                  report is required to contain and would make
          require a certificate of compliance or a                                   technical and conforming changes.
          certificate of noncompliance with respect to                               Position: Watch
          smog certification upon any transfer of
          ownership and registration of a motor vehicle.
          Postion: Support
                                                                  Page 4 of 18
AB2289 (Jeffries) Vehicles: specially constructed                 AB2652 (Furutani) Vehicles: smog check.
       passenger vehicles: inspection. (I-                               (02/24/2012)
       02/24/2012)                                                Status: 02/27/2012-Read first time.
Status: 02/27/2012-Read first time.                               Current Location:02/24/2012-A PRINT
Current Location:02/24/2012-A PRINT                               Summary: Existing law requires a certificate  of compliance
Summary: Existing law subjects specially   constructed                      or noncompliance with motor vehicle emission
         vehicles to the emission control system testing                    standards upon the registration of vehicles
         and certification requirements established by                      previously registered outside this state, except
         the Department of Consumer Affairs. Existing                       in certain instances. This bill would make
         law requires a specially constructed passenger                     technical, nonsubstantive changes to that law.
         vehicle or pickup truck to be inspected by                         Position: Watch
         stations authorized to perform referee functions
         and requires the Department of Motor Vehicles            SB 901 (Steinberg) Air pollution: vehicle retirement
         to provide an initial registration to no more than              program. (I-02/18/2011 html pdf)
         the first 500 vehicles that meet specified criteria      Status: 01/23/2012-In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.
                                                                  Current Location:01/23/2012-A DESK
         and are presented to the department each year            Summary: Existing law creates the High Polluter Repair
         for registration. This bill would specify that the                                                                 or
         above provision applies to specially constructed                   Removal Account in the Vehicle Inspection and
         vehicles that are owned by an individual who is                    Repair Fund, and makes moneys deposited in
         an enthusiast or hobbyist. The bill would require                  the account available, upon appropriation by
         the Department of Motor Vehicles to establish,                     the Legislature, to the Department of Consumer
         maintain, and make available to the public a list                  Affairs and the State Air Resources Board to
         of the names of applicants for registration of a                   establish and implement a program for the
         specially constructed vehicle in the order in                      repair or replacement of high polluters. Existing
         which the applications are received. The bill                      law also creates a program for the voluntary
         would require the department to consider an                        retirement of motor vehicles that are high
         application that is received after it has                          polluting vehicles, administered by the Bureau
         registered 500 specially constructed vehicles in                   of Automotive Repair pursuant to guidelines
         a calendar year in the subsequent calendar                         adopted by the state board, to be funded from
         year based on the order in which the application                   the Enhanced Fleet Modernization Subaccount
         is received. The bill would prohibit the                           in the High Polluter Removal and Repair
         department from granting, on an annual basis,                      Account. This bill would make this program
         more than one application for registration of a                    available only to the highest polluting vehicles,
         specially constructed vehicle to an applicant.                     with priority given to those highest polluting
         The bill would require the department to reject                    vehicles registered in air basins that are out of
         an application from an applicant if the applicant                  attainment with federal air quality standards.
         already has another application pending before                     The bill would make other technical changes.
         the department.                                                    Position: Watch Closely
         Position: Support                                        SB 1224 (La Malfa) Smog check: biennial inspection:
AB2488 (Williams) Vehicles: gross polluters.                              exemption. (I-02/23/2012)
                                                                  Status: 02/24/2012-From printer. May be acted upon on March 25.
       (02/24/2012)                                               Current Location:02/23/2012-S PRINT
Status: 02/27/2012-Read first time.                               Summary: Existing law establishes a motor vehicle
Current Location:02/24/2012-A PRINT
Summary: Existing law establishes    a motor vehicle                        inspection and maintenance (smog check)
         inspection and maintenance (smog check)                            program, administered by the Department of
         program, administered by the Department of                         Consumer Affairs. The smog check program
         Consumer Affairs. The smog check program                           requires inspection of motor vehicles upon
         requires inspection of motor vehicles upon                         initial registration, biennially upon renewal of
         initial registration, biennially upon renewal of
                                                                            registration, upon transfer of ownership, and in
         registration, upon transfer of ownership, and in
         certain other circumstances. Existing law                          certain other circumstances. Existing law
         requires the department, in cooperation with the                   exempts specified vehicles from being
         State Air Resources Board, to institute                            inspected biennially upon renewal of
         procedures, including remote sensing devices                       registration, including, among others, all motor
         and roadside testings, to audit the emissions of                   vehicles manufactured prior to the 1976 model-
         vehicles while being driven on the streets and                     year. This bill instead would exempt all motor
         highways of the state. This bill would make a
                                                                            vehicles prior to the 1981 model-year from
         technical, nonsubstantive change to these
         provisions.                                                        being inspected biennially upon renewal of
         Position: Watch                                                    registration.

                                                                            Position: Support
                                                         Page 5 of 18
VOL XXXX                                                                                                                             March 2012
Association of California Car Clubs, Inc.-Partners in Sponsorship Form

Thank you for your interest and support of the Association of California Car Clubs, Inc. (ACCC). You
may have read all the information contained on our website; the “deFender” our quarterly newsletter;
our new Face Book page; or you may have heard a briefing by one of our Directors; and you
may ask “What can I or my business do to support this Collector Vehicle organization?” The
ACCC offers seven levels of annual ACCC Partnership Sponsors. Listed below is what each “Member
at Large Partner Sponsors” receives in addition to the knowledge that they are helping by supporting
the ACCC’s actions and efforts to “Save Our Cars”.

 IRON -- $150.00 - This entry level partner receives a one year Associate Membership in ACCC that includes all member benefits, a Certificate of
Partnership, an acknowledgement in our “deFender” quarterly Newsletters “Partner/Sponsors” page, your business/organizational link on the ACCC
Website and Face Book pages. There may also be an opportunity to have your business or organization highlighted in our Newsletter.

 COPPER -- $250.00 - This level partner receives a one year Associate Membership in ACCC that includes all member benefits, a Certificate of
Partnership, an acknowledgement in our “deFender” quarterly Newsletters “Partner/Sponsors” page, your business/organizational link on the ACCC
Website and Face Book pages. There may also be an opportunity to have your business or organization highlighted in our deFender Newsletter plus a
3 x 5 Partnership engraved wall plaque.

 CHROME -- $500.00 - This level partner receives a one year Associate Membership in ACCC that includes all member benefits, a Certificate of
Partnership, an acknowledgement in our “deFender” quarterly Newsletters “Partner/Sponsors” page, your business/organizational link on the ACCC
Website and Face Book pages. There may also be an opportunity to have your business or organization highlighted in our deFender Newsletter plus a
4 x 6 Partnership engraved wall plaque.

 BRONZE -- $750.00 - This level partner receives a one year Associate Membership in ACCC that includes all member benefits, a Certificate of
Partnership, an acknowledgement in our “deFender” quarterly Newsletters “Partner/Sponsors” page, your business/organizational link on the ACCC
Website and Face Book pages. There may also be an opportunity to have your business or organization highlighted in our deFender Newsletter plus a
5 x 7 Partnership engraved wall plaque plus admittance to the ACCC Annual Legislative Conference for 2 partner/sponsor representatives.

 SILVER -- $1000.00 - This level partner receives a one year Associate Membership in ACCC that includes all member benefits, a Certificate of
Partnership, an acknowledgement in our “deFender” quarterly Newsletters “Partner/Sponsors” page, your business/organizational link on the ACCC
Website and Face Book pages. There may also be an opportunity to have your business or organization highlighted in our deFender Newsletter plus a
6 x 8 dual plate engraved wall plaque plus admittance to the ACCC Annual Legislative Conference for 2 partner/sponsor representatives.

 GOLD -- $1500.00 – This level partner receives a one year Associate Membership in ACCC that includes all member benefits, a Certificate of
Partnership, an acknowledgement in our “deFender” quarterly Newsletters “Partner/Sponsors” page, your business/organizational link on the ACCC
Website and Face Book pages. There may also be an opportunity to have your business or organization highlighted in our deFender Newsletter plus a
7 x 9 dual plate engraved wall plaque plus an ACCC embroidered hat and admittance to the ACCC Annual Legislative conference for 4
partner/sponsor representatives.

 PLATINUM -- $2500.00 or more! - This is our “Top” level of partnership/sponsor and receives a one year Associate Membership in ACCC that
includes all member benefits, a Certificate of Partnership, an acknowledgement in our “deFender” quarterly Newsletter’s “Partner/Sponsors” page,
your business/organizational link on the ACCC Website and Face Book pages. There may also be an opportunity to have your business or
organization highlighted in our deFender Newsletter plus a 10 x 12 dual plate engraved wall plaque plus an ACCC T-Shirt or Golf Shirt and
admittance to our ACCC Annual Legislative Conference for 4 partner/sponsor representatives. This partner may also have the opportunity to address
the attendees at our annual conference.
                           Please indicate your level of sponsorship in space above and make check payable and mail to:
                                                         Association of California Car Clubs,
                                                        P.O. Box 1083, El Dorado, CA 95623.

Company Name: _____________________________________________Authorized Signature: ____________________

Company Address: _______________________________________City:___________________St:_____ Zip: ________

Website: ___________________________________________Email:__________________________________________




The ACCC Officers and Board of Directors thank you for your support of the ACCC. The Association of California Car Clubs, Inc. (ACCC) is a 501(c) 4 not
for profit organization. Membership dues, donations, and contributions to the ACCC may not be deductible as charitable contributions for Federal or State income tax.
Check with your tax advisor to be sure.

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                                 The ACCC has experienced some great history along the way. See
                                 below just a few of the accomplishments in the 40 year history of the
                                 Association of California Car Clubs!

Passed Senate Bill 1784 Defines “Collector Motor Vehicles”. Vehicle Code 259 makes a distinction between collector vehicles and
older everyday driver vehicles.

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.

Certificate of Non-Operation - VC Sec 4604, D, 3 exempts vehicles 25 years old and older and other collectable vehicles from the
planned non operation (PNO) requirements. Also past years fees & penalties are not due on vehicles that were not originally put onto
PNO

Safety Lamp Requirement- Defeated bill that would have required all vehicles, including collector cars, to have two headlights in
the on position at all times while driving.

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

Smog Check Exemption – Helped pass Senate Bill 42 which exempts vehicles manufactured prior to 1976 from bi-ennial and
transfer of ownership emissions certificate.
Consistent Monitoring of New Legislation – ACCC presence has changed bills like SB708 which would have caused vehicles up to
45 years old to be brought into the smog check program. The ACCC contracts a full-time lobbyist in Sacramento to monitor
legislation and regulations that may be harmful to the collector vehicle hobby.

Membership Discounts – Members receive discounts on hobby related products and services. In some cases the dollar amount of the
discounts exceeds the 1 year membership dues in the Association.

      Contact the ACCC to make arrangements for an ACCC Director to speak at your club meeting, event, or car show!


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      VOL XXXX                                                                                                           March 2012

                                        ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA
                                              CAR CLUBS INC.
                                            Membership Application
Thank you for your interest in joining the Association of California Car Clubs, Inc. Please complete the
information below and mail with your payment to address listed below. All of us at ACCC look forward to the
opportunity of serving the Collector Vehicle Hobby and working hard to “Save Our Cars”!

Individual Membership-Member At Large
 ($25.00) One year Membership and 1 year subscription to deFender Newsletter published each quarter.
 ($40.00) “Two for Forty” Two Years Membership and 2 year subscription to deFender Newsletter. (Save $10.00)
 ($40.00) “Two for Forty” Two Individual Members for $40.00. Send both apps in together. (Save $5.00 each)
 ($100.00) Five years membership and 5 years subscription to the deFender Newsletter. (Save $25.00)
Name: _________________________________________________________Phone:_____________________________
Address________________________________________City____________________________State___Zip__________
Email______________________________________ Car Club Affiliation______________________________________


Club Membership: Includes 1 Year Membership and 1 year subscription to the ACCC deFender Newsletter.
Distributed to the Club President.
Club Membership Dues: Clubs are $5.00 per member with a $500.00 Maximum
Our club has ________ (number) members and we remit $__________
Business (Commercial/Individual) Associate Membership------$75.00.

Regional/Club Name_____________________________________________Contact Phone________________________
Club Mailing Address______________________________City_________________________State___Zip____________
Email_____________________________________________Website_________________________________________
National Affiliation (If Any) __________________________________________________________________________
Club Delegate to ACCC – Name_______________________________________________________________________
Address_______________________________City____________________________________State___Zip___________
Phone______________________________________Email__________________________________________________


How did you hear about the ACCC? ____________________________________________________________________.
Please make checks payable to and mail to: Association of California Car Clubs, Inc.
                                                C/O Membership Chairperson
                                    Post Office Box 1083 | El Dorado, CA 95623-1083
Disclaimer: The Association of California Car Clubs, Inc. (ACCC) is a 501(c) 4 not for profit organization. Membership dues, donations, and/or
contributions to the ACCC are by law not deductible as charitable contributions when filing federal or state income tax returns.
***************************************ACCC Use Only***************************************


Sponsored By___________________ Received By__________ Date App Received_________ Amt Paid________
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The ACCC Is Looking For Few Good Car Folks!

The ACCC needs directors statewide to help in our battle to “Save Our Cars” and to also help to get the word
out to collector vehicle enthusiast’s through-out California. We currently have Directors in Northern California,
Southern California, and Central California but we’re in need of directors in the Bay Area; specifically San
Jose, San Francisco, and the East Bay. We have 4 directors in Southern California but we could use more due to
the size and population of Southern California.

We’re looking for a few good folks to help us spread the word. Job duties include making informative
presentations to car clubs around the state specific to your local area, spreading the word at car shows, and
promoting the ACCC whenever and wherever possible. We have found over the years that there is strength in
numbers and numbers are what get our voices heard over the others at the Capitol in Sacramento. We have a
team of supportive Directors who can help along the way. We also supply presentation tools and marketing kits
to assist Directors with presentations. Please contact any of the Board members listed in this newsletter if you
are interested in becoming an ACCC Director or if you have questions or concerns and thanks.

                 Past Presidents of The Association of California Car Club, Inc.
Sig Caswell*                  Kim Minstretta                Jack Passey                   Dave Bryan
Al Newman*                    Gene Babow*                   Ray Fairfield                 Glen Boire
Lloyd Whitworth               C. Erik Baltzar               Frank Weeks*                  Fred Evenson
Cliff Nordstrom               Bob Kirkman                   Jeff Minard                   Bob Stearns
Denny Cross*                  Stan Opatowsky                Andy Nantz
Ray LaPorte*                  Win Burkhart                  Jerry Effle*                  * Deceased
Ray Stout*                    Neil Black                    Joe Mass

                                        Welcome New Members!
Individual New Members
John Kiley-Folsom
Leonard Scott Jr.-Oakland
Jerome Magazine-Toluca Lake
Bill Modic-Costa Mesa
Joe Manji – Sacramento
Bob Davies – Bakersfield
Franz Von Uckerman

New Member Clubs- Model A Club-San Francisco Bay Area Chapter; Rebels Car
Club-Solvang; Past Reflections of Victor Valley;


     The ACCC Officers & Directors thank all the new Individual Members and
          Member clubs for their membership and support of the ACCC!




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Rex Roden – President/Director                     Bill Adams-Website/Advertising Chair/Director
6114 Quartz Drive                                  10933 Eaton Road
El Dorado, CA 95623                                Oakdale, CA 95361
Ph: 530-622-6608                                   Ph: 209-402-6167
rexroden@zetabroadband.com                         xdmn@yahoo.com

Bill Folden –Vice-President/Director               Robin Cole – Legislative Analyst/Director
709 South Alvord Street                            9290 Dever Circle
Ridgecrest, CA 93555                               Elk Grove, CA 95624-3607
Ph: 760-375-4230                                   Ph: 916-686-6416
craftsandrods@yahoo.com                            twofurys@comcast.net

Shael Jacobson - Treasurer                         Jack Passey – Past President/Director
9107 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 450                 425 Hecker Pass Road
Beverly Hills, CA 90210                            Watsonville, CA 95076-9701
Cell: 310-475-5910                                 Ph: 831-728-4738
shael@shaeljacobsoncpa.com                         jpas95076@aol.com

Jack Lindsay – Secretary/Director                  Dave Bryan – Past President/Director
19916 Cronese Court                                P.O. Box 4
Apple Valley, Ca. 92308                            Newbury Park, CA 91319-0004
Ph: 760-240-2522                                   Ph: 805 498-1878
highdesertaccc@msn.com                             Oldcar1956@aol.com

Fred Evenson – Past President/Director             Clyde Pearce - Director
6013 Cedar Glen Lane                               1250 Hartnell Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93313-3390                         Redding, CA 96002
Ph: 661-832-3045                                   Ph: 530-221-4144
fevenson@sbcglobal.net                             clydesenterprises@hotmail.com

Mary L. Ramsey - Membership Chair/Director         Bob Stearns - Past President/Historian
6035 Happy Pines Drive                             (Non Board Member)
Forest Hill CA 95631 - 9691                        2553 Burl Ln.
Ph 530-367-3987                                    Newcastle, CA 95658
mlouiser@ftcnet.net                                Ph: 916-276-4081
                                                   bstearns@ncbb.net
Butch Gardner – Conference Chair/Director
4790 Artesia Road                                  Sheila Jurist - Sunshine Chair
Shingle Springs, CA 95682                          (Non Board Member)
Ph: 530-677-4761                                   6586 Salizar St.
kroozesafe@d-web.com                               San Diego, Cal. 92111
                                                   Hm 858-279-8285
                                                   Fax 858-268-3228
                                                   sheldonjurist@sprintmail.com




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ACCC Featured Car Club




  The Los Angeles Roadsters Car Club was formed in 1957 and is still going strong. Membership consists
  of 30 active members, 11 lifetime members, 19 associate members and 5 honorary members, all with
  pre-36 Roadsters.

  In 1960, the Club started the now famous Los Angeles Roadsters
  Show and Swap Meet. Over the years, the show has become a
  Father’s Day tradition for car enthusiasts from around the world.
  The show has earned its reputation as “the greatest roadster show on
  earth”. The show features more than 800 pre-1936 roadsters, 1,500
  pre-1972 specialty cars, a giant swap meet, and commercial vendor
  midway.

  Make plans to attend the 48th Annual Roadster Show is planned for
  June 16 -17, 2012 and is planned and operated by the active,
  lifetime and associate members and their spouses. This is an event
  that is a family affair and an annual tradition in the street rodding
  industry. The Los Angeles Roadsters are well known for their
  beautiful roadsters as well as their Club uniform of red shirts and
  white pants. This uniform has been a tradition since the Club started in 1957.

  The Club promotes street rodding safety, family unity and camaraderie amongst the members and other
  clubs. The Roadsters of Los Angeles Car Club was formed in 1957, and in 1968 was chartered as a
  501(c) (4) non-profit corporation.

  In June 2007, the Club celebrated its 50th Anniversary and the 75th Anniversary of the ’32 Ford.
  They’re hoping for another 50 years!




                Contact President Roger Fulmer at laroadsters@yahoo.com
                    for more information regarding the LA Roadsters.




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VOL XXXX                                                                                      March 2012
                         Recap of the ACCC 26th Annual Spring Legislative Conference
                What a great weekend! The meeting room at the California Auto Museum was packed with Car
                Guys & Gals at the 26th Annual Conference who were greeted by speakers that talked about
                legislation; regulations; the state of the car hobby; and more.
 Participating speakers included; Carmel Roberts, Vice-President & Chief Counsel for the Historic Vehicle
Association; California Senator Ted Gaines; California Senator Doug LaMalfa; Karen McClaflin, Director of
the California Auto Museum; Assemblymember Tim Donnelly; Mr. Ken Hamel, Educator and Creator of the
Hot Rod Education Program at the Yuba County Office of Education; Robert Butler, Owner of the Historic
Hwy 40 Garage in Auburn; California Bureau of Auto Repair Chief, John Wallauch; Director of Government
Relations for DMV, Barbara Rooney; Ron Lukins, NSRA Safety Director; Mark Gaither, Attorney Good guys
Rod Association; as well as other industry experts and legislators. The speakers were great; the food was great;
and the venue was over the top. Thanks to all the speakers who helped make the conference an overwhelming
success!




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Recap - 40th Anniversary Celebration & Spaghetti Feed!
Wow…what a great turn-out with over 500 Car Guys & Gals in attendance at the 40th Anniversary Celebration
& Spaghetti Feed! Great food, great fun, and great camaraderie. Past ACCC Presidents were honored for their
vision; foresight; and service to the ACCC. In addition, all the ACCC Partners in Sponsorship, ACCC Member
Discount Participants, and Associate Sponsors were recognized and thanked for their support of the ACCC. It
goes without saying that a good time was had by one and all.
Also a new award this year, the “2011/2012 President’s Award”, was presented by President Rex Roden to
ACCC Conference/Event Chair Butch Gardner for going way above and beyond the call of duty. Butch logged
over 6000 miles visiting and making ACCC presentations to car clubs, working ACCC Information Booths,
recruiting members, and contacting sponsors. Butch was also instrumental in organizing and planning the
ACCC 26th Annual Spring Conference and 40th Anniversary Event. Also a big thank you to Karen McClaflin, of
the California Auto Museum; to Spaghetti Feed Chairperson, Johna Pierce for all her hard work; to the
Thunderbolts Car Club; to the Throttle Queens Car Club; and to all the sponsors and businesses that made the
evening possible!




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At the Board of Directors Meeting in Pomona January 28, 2012 a motion was made and seconded to extend the
term of the ACCC President and ACCC Vice-President from one (1) year to two (2) years. This change will
require a by-laws change and the change is listed below.
Article IV. Positions and Term Limits of the Board of Directors.
         A. The Executive Board of Directors shall select the President and Vice President from current Board Members.
             All other officers are selected from any ACCC Member.
            1. President
                 a. The President shall not have a vote unless there is a tie.
                 b. The term of President shall be one year two years.
            2. Vice President
                 a. The term of Vice-President shall be one year two years.
            3. Immediate Past President
                        a. The Immediate Past President shall be the most recent President whose term has just expired.

In addition the following Officers are being recommended by the Nominations Committee to serve on the ACCC
Executive Board in the 2012/2013 term. Secretary Andy Nantz; Treasurer-Shael Jacobson; Vice-President-Bill
Folden; President-Rex Roden


California Legislators Who Support
the Hobby

Senator Joel Anderson                      Senator Doug LaMalfa                       Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes
State Capitol, Room 2054                   State Capitol, Room 3070                   State Capitol
Sacramento, CA 95814                       Sacramento, CA 95814                       P.O. Box 942849
Phone: (916) 651-4036                      Phone: (916) 651-4004                      Sacramento, CA 94249-0039
Fax: (916) 447-9008                        Fax: (916) 445-7750                        Tel: (916) 319-2039
                                                                                      Fax: (916) 319-2139
Senator Ron Calderon                       Senator Gloria Negrete-McLeod
State Capitol, Room 5066                   State Capitol, Room 4061                   Assemblymember Martin Garrick
Sacramento, CA 95814                       Sacramento, CA                             State Capitol
Phone: (916) 651-4030                      95814                                      P.O. Box 942849
Fax: (916) 327-8755                        Phone: (916) 651-4032                      Sacramento, CA 95814
                                           Fax: (916) 445-0128                        (P) 916-319-2074
Senator Bill Emmerson
                                                                                      (F) 916-319-2174
State Capitol, Room 4082                   Senator Sharon Runner
Sacramento, CA 95814                       State Capitol, Room 2048                   Assemblymember Curt Hagman
Phone: (916) 651-4037                      Sacramento, CA 95814                       State Capitol
Fax: (916) 327-2187                        Phone: (916) 651-4017                      Sacramento, CA 95814
                                           Fax: (916) 445-4662                        (P) 916-319-2060
Senator Ted Gaines
                                                                                      (F) 916-319-2160
State Capitol, Room 3056                   Assemblymember Jim Beall
Sacramento, CA 95814                       State Capitol                              Assemblymember Kevin Jeffries
Phone: (916) 651-4001                      P.O. Box 942849                            State Capitol
Fax: (916) 324-2680                        Sacramento, CA 94249-0024                  Sacramento, CA 95814
                                           Tel: (916) 319-2024                        (P) 916-319-2066
Senator Bob Huff
                                           Fax: (916) 319-2124                        (F) 916-319-2166
State Capitol, Room 5097
Sacramento, CA 95814                       Assemblymember Tim Donnelly                Assemblymember Tony Mendoza
Phone: (916) 651-4029                      State Capitol, Rm. 2002                    State Capitol
Fax: (916) 324-0922                        Sacramento, CA 95814                       P.O. Box 942849
                                           (916) 319-2059                             Sacramento, CA 94249-0056
                                           (916) 319-2159 fax                         Tel: (916) 319-2056
                                                                                      Fax: (916) 319-2156




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Old Cars Are More Than Just Metal…

Old cars are more than just a hunk of plastic, rubber, and metal, they are often times great memories of an
earlier time. Old cars could have been the 1936 Ford Coupe that your Dad drove you to school in; Old cars
could have been your first car, that 1938 Ford that your Dad bought for you as an incentive to keep your
                             grades up in school, get a job, and take care of your car; Old cars could be the
                             1950 Chevy Truck that your Dad used to deliver hay to the livestock; Old cars
                             could have been the 1957 Chevy that you and your girl had their first date in;
                             Old cars could have been that 1965 Mustang with the 289 HiPo motor and
                             four on the floor; Old cars could have been the 1950 Olds 88 that you and
                             your girl went to the drive-in movie in and didn’t watch much of the movie;
                             Old cars could have been the 1926 Ford you paid $275.00 for and took home
                             in several boxes; Old cars could have been the 1969 Camaro you got your first
                             speeding ticket in…

I think you are getting my drift on Old cars…They are memories of the good old days when gas was 26.9
cents a gallon; when drive-in movies were $1.00 a carload; when MacDonald’s Hamburgers were 15 cents;
chrome reversed wheels were $10.00 each installed; complete paint jobs were $19.95 at Earl Schieb; seat
covers were $19.95 front & rear at Sure-Fit Seat Covers; and 45 rpm records were 45 cents at Tower
Records.

These are all good memories of times gone by. So…forget about the 15 cents burgers, the $19.95 paint
jobs, and the 26.9 cent gasoline, they are gone forever but, the old cars are not gone! We still have 1950
Oldsmobiles, 1957 Chevys, 1938 Fords, and 1926 Ford Model T’s cruising the highways and byways of
California. They are more than just cars; they are memories, rolling pieces of art, an important part of our
culture, and a way of life for car guys and car gals of times gone by. In addition, Old cars are a part of a
multi-million dollar business that helps support our struggling economy as well as supplying 1000’s of jobs
in California.

As you must know by now, there are folks in Sacramento who want to exile our cars to a museum or the
scrap heap and we must not let this happen. We must do everything possible to “Save Our Cars” and we
need your help doing it!

To honor the ACCC 40th Anniversary and for a short time we have 40th Anniversary Memberships Specials
“Two for Forty”. That’s two years individual membership for $40.00 (Saves $10.00) or Two individual
memberships for one year for $40.00 (Saves $10.00) or five years for $100.00 (Saves $25.00). There’s
never been a better time to join the Association of California Car Clubs! Need more information? Contact
me at rexroden@zetabb.com.

Happy Cruisin’
Rex Roden
President-ACCC




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Association of California Car Clubs, Inc.
Post Office Box 1083
El Dorado, CA 95623-1083                                        Dated Material. Please expedite delivery
  VOL XXXX                                                                                March 2012
The deFender is published four times per year by
The Association of California Car Clubs, Inc.
Quarterly Car Club Recognition
The L.A. Roadsters based in Burbank, CA. is this issue’s featured car club. The ACCC thanks the L.A.
Roadsters for their continued support of the ACCC. (See article in this issue that highlights the Club’s history.
Please contact newsletter editor at 530-622-6608 if you are interested in having your car club highlighted in the
deFender.)

The ACCC Officers and Board of Directors are working hard to control expenses in every way possible. One huge
expense is the printing and mailing of the deFender Newsletter. One option in controlling expenses is to deliver the
deFender electronically via email. So, let us know your email address and we will be happy to send your newsletter via
email. We will continue to print and mail to all members and clubs who do not have email or who need additional hard
copies. In addition, please find a member information update form in this issue. Thanks for your cooperation…ACCC
Board of Directors

  PLEASE PATRONIZE THE BUSINESSES LISTED BELOW WHO SUPPORT THE ACCC “MEMBERS DISCOUNTS PROGRAM”

                         “THE OFFICIAL DETAILING
                          PRODUCTS OF THE ACCC”




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