The Vintage Motor Car Club of America

We love to drive our vintage cars!

An update from the Membership VP, Clare Oestreicher

- posted May 23, 2024

Photo of Clare Oestreicher, Membership VP

By the time this issue of The Bulb Horn is mailed we will have already completed several national tours for 2024. We celebrated our annual Membership Meeting and Awards Banquet on the cruise ship, Radiance of the Seas, in February. The Orphan Car Tour was held in Texas in April, and boy, do those Texans know how to put on a tour! The sold-out Chrome Glidden Tour took place in Arkansas April 28-May 3.

Spring and early summer are perfect for local chapter and regional tours too. The Old Spanish Trail Region Tour Part II takes place in mid-May, the Great Lakes Tour visits Michigan in early June, and the Lewis & Clark Tour series reaches the Pacific the following week. Our club offers these and many more opportunities to travel this great country in beautiful cars with the best companions around!

To participate in these well-planned and scenic trips, you must be an active member of VMCCA—in other words, your dues must be paid up for 2024. Please, if you know of anyone in your region or chapter who no longer receives The Bulb Horn because they forgot to pay their latest dues, remind them to mail a check to VMCCA Secretary Mike Welsh, 7501 Manchester Ave., Kansas City, MO 64138, or call him at 816-298-6412 to pay with a credit card.

We’re also in that time of year where swap meets occur. Remember our Swap Meet Membership Special: any first-time member who enrolls and pays dues at a VMCCA–sponsored swap meet will receive the balance of 2024 for half price–$24.00.

Our Car Purchase Special is good all year. People who buy a car from a VMCCA member are given a free year’s membership in VMCCA. Sellers, just send the new owners’ names and addresses to Mike Welsh to include them in our tours and activities.

Another important Membership Special is approaching: our Half-Year Special. Anyone who joins VMCCA for the first time after July 1 each year will receive the balance of the year’s membership for half the usual amount of dues–$24.00.

The weather’s a bit chilly right now in much of the country, so our vehicles may be snug in their garages, but this is a good time for a few repairs, and for making tour plans. We have a full schedule of national and regional tours set for 2024. Take some time now to get out your calendars, and as you read this issue of the Bulb Horn make a note of the dates ahead. Taking your car on a tour creates lots of smiles!

And active and retired military personnel are always welcome to join for free for their first year.

Please invite your friends and old-car fans to join us, and take advantage of our specials!

Clare Oestreicher
Membership VP