The Santa Fe Vintage Car Club is a group of automotive enthusiasts dedicated to the restoration, preservation and enjoyment of collector vehicles. Member vehicles represent a wide diversity of antique, vintage, classic, muscle, sports, exotic, hot rods and trucks. There are also a few vintage motorcycles. The club has over 140 families involved and continues to grow. Our 11 meetings per year are scheduled at 9AM on the 4th Saturday of each month at La Plancha de Eldorado. Please check the Events page for this month’s meeting details. We publish a monthly newsletter that is free to members.
Supporting the community
We partner with the Rotary Club to sponsor the 4th of July Family Pancake Breakfast on the Plaza car show. Besides sponsoring the 4th of July event for 36 years, we also sponsor several “Cruise Nights on the Plaza” during the summer. Proceeds from these events are returned to the community. Some of our recent donation recipients include: Adoption Means Love Foundation; Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Fe; Disabled Veterans of America; Empty Stocking Fund; Food Depot; Kitchen Angels; Mayor’s Christmas Fund; New Mexico Dental Association Foundation; New Mexico Mission of Mercy; New Mexico Veterans Integration Center; Randall Davey Audubon Center; Rotary Club; Santa Fe Police “Shop with a Cop” program; Santa Fe Animal Shelter; Santa Fe Special Olympics; Santa Fe High School Demon Marching Band; St Elizabeth Shelter; United Way and Vietnam Veterans of America.
The Club traces it’s beginings back to the fall of 1961 when 13 car enthusiasts formed the Santa Fe chapter of the Veterans Motor Car Club of America. (VMCCA) The “Veteran” in the club name refers to cars rather than people. The VMCCA still exists today and is active in many touring events throughout the country. In 2017 they changed their name from Veterans to Vintage Car Club of America. Cyril Fry was the first President. Meetings and touring events were held regularly with the first cars being all pre-war with several Ford Model T’s from 1909-1921, a 1917 Buick, 3 Packard’s from 1928, 1931 and 1938 and a 1926 and 1928 Cadillac. During the 1980’s the club decided to discontinue their membership in the VMCCA and the group transitioned into the Santa Fe Vintage Car Club.