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Torq-O: Links to Orphan Car Clubs
Links to Clubs
Torq-O knows that whatever orphan car you have, you want to be connected to others who share your interests. So this page can help hook you up with various car clubs and individuals who share your passion for a particular make or model.

All clubs are national or international clubs unless otherwise noted. (Because of limited resources and the large number of regional chapters, we cannot list local chapters of larger national clubs.)

Since this is a long page, use the jump menu below to quickly get to a particular marque.

Note: This page is still on the assembly line. Please be patient. More clubs are added regularly. If you have a national club that needs to be added, please send an email to: todd@torq-o.com.

Most recent additions:


 


American Austin-Bantam

American Austin-Bantam Club
Primary Interests: All 19,700 American Austin cars and trucks built from 1929-1934 and all American Bantam cars built from 1938-1940. The club also recognizes the military BRCs and Bantam-produced utility trailers.
Web Site: http://clubs.hemmings.com/frameset.cfm?club=americanaustinbantam

Pacific Bantam Austin Club
Primary Interests: All American Austin and Bantam vehicles. The club expanded its charter "...to include pre-war English Austins and derivative cars such as Dixi, Rosengart and Datsun. Modified cars of these marques are welcome too."
Web Site: http://www.sandiegowow.com/pbac

American Motors Corporation

AMC Ramblers Club (AMCRC)
Primary Interest:
AMC cars made between 1958 and 1969. That includes Classics, Marlins, Javelins & AMXs & Ambassadors (through 1969), and post-Nash Ramblers.
Web Site: http://www.amcrc.com

American Motors Owners Association (AMO)
Primary Interest:
All AMC cars made between 1958 and 1988. (This is the post-Nash and Hudson era.)
Web Site: http://www.amonational.com

National American Motors Drivers & Racers Association (NAMDRA)
Primary Interest:
All AMC models regardless of year. Includes Jeep. Emphasis on drag racing and motorsport activities.
Web Site: http://www.namdra.org/

Amphicar

International Amphicar Owners Club (IAOC)
Primary Interest: Amphicars! All 3,878 of them built in Berlin between 1961 and 1968.
Web Site: http://www.amphicar.com

Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg

Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Club
Primary Interests: All original Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg cars. Peripheral interest in Graham Hollywoods and Hupp Skylarks.
Web Site: http://www.acdclub.org

Glenn Pray Auburn-Cord Group
Primary Interests: In 1960 Glenn Pray bought The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Company and its 600,000 pounds of remaining parts and moved the factory to Broken Arrow, OK. This club celebrates all A-C-D cars with a focus on the Pray-built cars and replicas (from other companies) of Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg models.
Web Site: http://www.Glenn-Pray-Cord-Group.com

Bricklin

Bricklin International Owners Club
Primary Interest: Every one of the 2,854, gull-wing, SV-1 sports cars made by Bricklin in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, from 1974 to 1976.
Web Site: http://www.bricklin.org

Checker

The Checker Car Club of America, Inc.
Primary Interest: All Checker automobiles made by the Checker Cab Manufacturing Company (and later, Checker Motors Corporation) from 1922 to 1982.
Web Site: http://www.checkertaxistand.com/

Crosley

Crosley Automobile Club Inc. (CAC)
Primary Interest: All Crosley cars manufactured between 1939-1942 and 1946-1952. The club also celebrates other products manufactured by its namesake Powel Crosley.
Web Site: http://crosleyautoclub.com/index.html

Crosley Car Owners Club (CCOC)
Primary Interest: This is the first Crosley club to celebrate Crosley cars. It was originally started in 1952. It remained dormant until a small group jumpstarted it in 2006.
Web Site: http://www.onelist.com/group/Crosley

DeLorean

The DeLorean Owners Association
Primary Interest: The 8,583 cars manufactured by the DeLorean Motor Company between 1981 and 1983. This club celebrates any and all things related to DMC and its sole model: the DMC-12.
Web Site: http://www.delorean-owners.org

DeSoto

The National DeSoto Club, Inc.
Primary Interest: All the cars made under Chrysler's DeSoto marque thru 1961.
Web Site: http://www.desoto.org

Divco

The Divco Club of America
Primary Interest: America's favorite Art Deco delivery trucks - Divcos! All the various models manufactured by all the various companies that owned part of (or called themselves) Divco between 1926 and 1986.
Web Site: http://www.divco.org

Durant

The Durant Motors Automobile Club
Primary Interests: All of the automobiles manufactured by Durant Motors. Supported marques include: Durant, Star, Rugby, Flint, Frontenac, DeVaux, Dort, and Locomobile.
Web Site: http://clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/durant
See also:
Locomobile

Edsel

Edsel Owners Club, Inc. (EOC)
Primary Interest: Those cars made from 1958-60 and named after Henry Ford's son.
Web Site: http://www.edsel.com

The Edsel Club
Primary Interest: Another club dedicated to Ford's upmarket marque. This club differs from the EOC by allowing and encouraging more democratic participation in club matters.
Web Site: http://www.edselworld.com

International Edsel Club (IEC)
Primary Interest: This club broadens its scope to include anyone worldwide who is interested in the Edsel. It claims to represent members in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Latin America.
Web Site: http://www.internationaledsel.com

Franklin

The H.H. Franklin Club
Primary Interest: Any and all of the air-cooled Franklin cars built from 1902-1934. Of interest also is the H.H. Franklin Manufacturing Company, which produced these automobiles.
Web Site: http://www.franklincar.org

Graham

Graham Owner's Club International (GOCI)
Primary Interests: All Graham-built vehicles including Graham Brothers trucks, Graham-Paige cars, Graham cars, and Graham-Paige-built 1947 Frazers. Other cars welcome in the club are Paige automobiles. (And not to be forgotten: those Graham-Paige Rototillers!)
Web Site: http://www.graham-paige.com

Gray-Dort

Gray-Dort Motors and Wm. Gray & Sons Carriage Enthusiasts
Primary Interest: The cars built partially by Dort in America and assembled by Gray in Canada from 1915 to 1925. Unlike American subsidiaries in other countries, Gray-Dort was free to manufacture its own versions of the Dort automobile. Near the end of its run, 65% of of the parts in Gray-Dort cars were made and supplied by Canadian companies. It is considered the first true Canadian-built car.
Web Site: http://www.graydortmotors.com

Hudson

Hudson-Essex-Terraplane Club, Inc. (H-E-T)
Primary Interests: The products of the Hudson Motor Car Company. This includes all cars built from 1909 - May 1, 1954. Also includes the American Motors-built cars produced from 1955-1957.
Web Site: http://www.hudsonclub.org

Hupmobile

The Hupmobile Club
Primary Interests: All things Hupp including Hupmobiles, Hupp-Yeats, and R.C.H. automobiles.
Web Site: http://clubs.hemmings.com/clubsites/hupmobile/index.cfm

Kaiser-Frazer

Kaiser-Frazer Owners Club International (KFOCI)
Primary Interest: All products manufactured by Kaiser-Frazer including Kaiser, Frazer, Henry J, Allstate, Darrin, and Aero-Willys vehicles.
Web Site: http://www.kfclub.com

King Midget

The International King Midget Car Club, Inc.
Primary Interest: the King Midget, of course. Models I, II, III, the Commuter, the Scooter, the Junior, and the Trainer and any other products of Midget Motors Corporation are celebrated by this club.
Web Site: http://www.kingmidgetcarclub.org

Locomobile

Locomobile
Primary Interest: All Locomobile vehicles manufactured from 1899-1929. It appears that this club does not have a formal name or an internet presence.
Telephone Number: 1-415-563-1771

Marmon

The Marmon Club
Primary Interest: All Marmon motor cars built from 1902-1933. This club apparently does not have an internet presence.
Telephone Number: 1-818-449-2325

Nash

Nash Car Club of America (NCCA)
Primary Interests: It's quite a laundry list: all Ramblers built by the Thomas B. Jeffery Co. from 1902-1913, all Jeffery cars built from 1914-1917, all Nash vehicles spanning from 1917-1957, Ajax cars built in 1925 & 1926, LaFayette cars built from 1920-1924 and again from 1934-1940, Nash-Healeys built from 1951-1954, Metropolitans built from 1954-1962, Hudsons built from 1955-1957, and Nash trucks built from 1947-1954.
Web Site: http://www.nashcarclub.org

Oldsmobile

Oldsmobile Club of America (OCA)
Primary Interests: More than a century of automobiles produced by the longest-lived American brand. OCA covers everything Oldsmobile from 1897 to April 29, 2004 (the day the last Alero rolled off the line.)
Web Site: http://www.oldsclub.org

Packard

The Old Dominion Packard Club
Primary Interests: All products produced by The Packard Motor Car Company including cars built from 1899-1902, trucks, and marine engines.
Web Site: http://clubs.hemmings.com/frameset.cfm?club=olddominionpackard

The Packard Club
Primary Interests: The oldest Packard appreciation club extant focuses on the motor vehicle products of The Packard Motor Car Company products including cars built from 1899-1958 and trucks.
Web Site: http://www.packardclub.org

Peerless

The Peerless Motor Car Club
Primary Interests: This club covers the Cleveland-built cars that were made from 1901-1932 before this luxury car company remade itself into...a brewery.
Web Site: http://www.peerlessmotorcar.com

Pierce-Arrow

The Pierce-Arrow Society
Primary Interests: The products of the Pierce-Arrow Motor Car Company including their luxury cars, trucks, bicycles, motorcycles, and the Pierce Travelodge.
Web Site: http://www.pierce-arrow.org

Plymouth

Plymouth Owners Club, Inc.
Primary Interests: This club recognizes "all 4, 6 and V8 powered Plymouth cars, Plymouth trucks and Fargo commercial vehicles built from 1928 up through our 'sliding' 25-year age limit."
Web Site: http://www.plymouthbulletin.com

REO

REO Club of America
Primary Interests: All cars and trucks built by the company that Ransom E. Olds started after he left Oldsmobile. That includes cars built through 1936 and all incarnations of trucks built into the 1990s.
Web Site: http://www.reoclub.org

Rickenbacker

Rickenbacker Car Club of America
Primary Interests: Eddie Rickenbacker was a legendary fighter pilot from World War I. In the 1920s, he also lent his name to a line of cars. This club is devoted to Rickenbacker automobiles produced from 1922 to 1927.
Web Site: http://www.rickenbackermotors.com/rca/rca.html

Studebaker

The Antique Studebaker Club
Primary Interests: As their web site states: "...All Antique Studebaker vehicles produced through the 1946 model year and M-series trucks produced through the 1948 model year."
Web Site: http://www.antiquestudebakerclub.com

The Studebaker Drivers Club
Primary Interest: All Studebaker automobiles, trucks and related products.
Web Site: http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com

Stutz

The Stutz Club
Primary Interests: All "motor vehicles manufactured from 1911-1936 by companies founded by Harry Clayton Stutz. These include The Ideal Motor Car Company, The Stutz Motor Car Company, The Stutz Fire Engine Company, New Stutz Fire Apparatus Company and The H.C.S. Motor Car Company. These motor vehicles, comprising the marques of Stutz, Blackhawk, H.C.S. and Pak-Age Car, are collectively referred to as Stutz."
Web Site: http://www.stutzclub.org

Velie

The Official Velie Register
Primary Interest: Finding and tracking all surviving Velie cars and trucks made from 1902-1928. Secondary interests include all things Velie: company history, tech specs, vehicle identification, etc.
Web Site: http://www.velieauto.net