hat are the Benefits of being in a Car Club?
Buying an interesting classic car like an EJ or EH can bring a lifetime of satisfaction and enjoyment, but it can also bring its fair share of headaches, maintenance worries and registration costs.
Remembering there are a lot of car clubs out there, you will be able to find the club to suit your needs. We for example would love to have you as a member and help you enjoy your pride and joy. To do many things, like obtain a club permit, cars need a club environment. So once you have tracked down the right club for you and your car, how do you get the most out of your membership fees? As well as the social benefits, meeting people with similar interests in cars can answer many niggling questions you have about your pride and joy. Assistance can be obtained from club members whether you are undergoing a major restoration or carring out day to day maintenance
Although you will still need to do most of the work yourself, or pay someone to do it, knowing you are on the right track can be a big help. Another problem that can be overcome with like minded enthusiasts is the sourcing of rare parts. Clubs also provide a range of useful discounts and savings to members, from car products and services to eligibility for the club permit scheme and lower insurance premiums.
For people who want to take a more active role in the club they are a part of, voluntary positions on the executive committe or various sub committee can satisfy any leadership urges. Many clubs are now becoming more politically active and are joining with various state bodies in the fight for equal ‘road rights’ of older vehicles.
Now I’m not just going on about clubs, just so you will join ours, but you really do need to look at what kind of benefits you will be able to achieve by joining a club. If you are looking for a social angle to get out on, try it out ’cause as the old saying goes ‘Together we cruise, Divided we lose’.