The Chevrolet Enthusiasts Club of New Zealand O
n the back of our 50 years of Camaro feature, we thought we’d help those with a desire to learn what owning a Chevy is all about.
The Chevrolet Enthusiasts Club of New Zealand encourages and supports the preservation and restoration of all Chevrolet vehicles, and the enjoyment of motoring in and displaying them.
The Chevrolet Enthusiasts Club was formed by a small number of keen Chevrolet owners in 1972. At that time, monthly meetings were held at members’ homes, and the club soon prospered to become one of New Zealand’s most established one-make car clubs.
The Chevrolet Enthusiasts Club caters for all models of Chevrolets — original, personalized, restored, classic and modern. Owners of other GM vehicles are also welcome to join the club.
If you have a vehicle and are in the process of getting it back on the road, it is always good to be able to join with fellow enthusiasts to discuss your project, get their advice and take advantage of their experience.
The club has an extensive library, in addition to a spare parts department which is available to members, and located at the Auckland Clubrooms.
You do not have to own a Chevrolet to belong to the club.
The club has a membership throughout New Zealand, with monthly meetings held at the Auckland Clubrooms in Manukau.
There are also monthly outings to places of interest, so this is an opportunity for you to use your Chevrolet. Otherwise, you are more than welcome to participate in any car of interest, or even your regular daily-drive.
Club members can offer technical assistance, as many current members have expertise in most models of Chevrolets. Members receive 11 issues of the club magazine The Bow Tie per year, and can advertise for free in the For Sale, Wanted or Swap section. The Club has organized the Pukekohe Swap Meet for the last few years, and has seen a resurgence in interest in the event.
The club members are very proud owners of a 1942 Chevrolet bus which has been fully restored, and is used on many occasions for club outings and shows.