Ohio region ccca

Founded in 1954 as the second regional chapter, the Ohio Region of the Classic Car Club of America continues to celebrate the world’s finest automobiles from 1915 to 1948.

With more than 170 members and 100 associate members, the Ohio Region hosts car-related events year-round, all designed to promote the preservation of the world’s most remarkable automobiles. Ranging from the annual Stan Hywet Father’s Day Car Show to numerous driving tours, technical seminars, and social events, the club emphasizes driving and enjoying these special cars as well as the camaraderie that comes with it.

national ccca

From the National CCCA site:

The Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) is about vintage automobiles and the pleasure of the sport. Since its beginning in 1952, the Members of the CCCA have been dedicated to the collection, preservation and enjoyment of the world’s finest cars. Automobiles manufactured from 1915 to 1948 remain the primary focus of the club today. CCCA members have held Grand Classic® car shows, enjoyed CARavans and published The Classic Car magazine plus other materials every year since the Club’s founding.

What is a ccca full classic?
From the national CCCA site:

The Classic Car Club of America defines a Full Classic as a “Fine” or “Distinctive” automobile, American or foreign built, produced only between 1915 and 1948. Many factors come into play but, generally, a Classic was a high-priced, top end vehicle when new and was built in limited quantities. No “Mass produced” assembly line vehicles are considered Classics. Other factors, including higher engine displacement, custom bespoke coachwork, and luxury accessories. mechanical developments such as power brakes, power clutch, and “one-shot” or automatic lubrication systems, help determine whether a car is considered to be a Classic.

The buttons below will take you to the national site where you can read more about classification or you can download a PDF list of accepted Full Classics. 

What’s great about ORCCCA?

The people of course! ORCCCA is a strong, successful club because of our membership. Sure, the cars are the reason behind the club, but it takes people to make the events happen and it takes people participating in those events to make it fun. The cars don’t visit with each other and create the camaraderie, the people do!

Participation is strong but we are always working hard to find more ways to include more people, whether new members or those who have been around for decades. It takes all of us to make the club as strong as it is. If you would like to organize an event or volunteer for a show, CARavan, or Grand Classic, be sure to let us know!

If you are a current member, don’t forget to get out and drive your car so people see it and can ask questions. You are an ambassador for the hobby when you go out and drive. If you are a potential new member, don’t be shy! We encourage you to join our club and come participate, even if you don’t yet own a Full Classic. 

It’s all about the camaraderie

In Ohio, we maintain club camaraderie in all four seasons! We can’t take our cars out in the slush, snow, sleet, and salt of our winters so that means we have to be creative with our events. Bon fires, tech seminars, judging seminars, theater parties, and so much more! 

National Events and CARavans

Members have the opportunity to attend CCCA CARavans, seminars, and Grand Classics both near and far. And don’t forget the national meeting that takes place in a different part of the country each year. There are so many ways to enjoy and celebrate your Full Classic!

Father’s Day Show at Stan Hywet

This is our signature event that has been running since 1957. Each year we host more than 400 vehicles on the grounds of Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in Akron, Ohio. As a member with a Full Classic we hope you will join us by registering your car and/or as a volunteer.