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New CCCA President: “We need to be focused” to Attract Younger Members

Posted May 16, 2018 9:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: car club CCCA classic auto

Carroll Jensen certainly believes the Classic Car Club of America can only grow by attracting younger members. However, the newly elected president of the 66-year-old collector-car institution rejects the idea that the club should expand its definitions of Full Classics to do so.

“There’s a fair amount of members who would like to see us go beyond 1948,” she said. “And that’s not so much because what makes this period of design important extends past 1948, it’s because they would like to see us get new members. But we’re not going to be all things to all people; we truly want to focus on the Classic era.”

The exact definition of a Full Classic automobile, according to the club, has changed a few times since the club’s origins. Initially, only owners of cars built from 1925 to 1942 – and only those cars of sufficient status, as conferred by the club’s Classification Committee – were eligible for inclusion in the club. Later, that definition stretched to apply to cars built prior to 1925 that are substantially identical to 1925-up Full Classics, then again to include cars built up to 1948, and finally a few years ago to include cars built as early as 1915. Individual makes and models within those years still must go through the Classification Committee to be considered Full Classics.

Are Gen X and Millennials interested in pre-war autos? That is the challenge of the CCCA.

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