Service NL
June 29, 2018

July Declared Automotive Heritage Month

The Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister of Service NL, was joined by provincial members of the National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada (NAACC) to proclaim July as Automotive Heritage Month in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Thousands of enthusiasts throughout Canada and the United States gather each year for car cruises, parades and other events to celebrate automotive heritage. By taking part in these events, automotive enthusiasts and related businesses share their passion and enthusiasm for classic cars, while promoting the preservation of the automobile.

The NAACC also uses its vehicles to give back to communities and charities throughout the country. Over the course of its history in the province, members have raised more than a quarter of a million dollars for charities in Newfoundland and Labrador, including Easter Seals, Shriners, the Children's Rehabilitation Centre, the Janeway Children’s Hospital and the VOCM Cares Foundation.

The NAACC is a federally incorporated, non-profit organization of Canadian automobile clubs. For more information about events planned for the month of July please contact naaacccmembership@yahoo.ca.

Quotes
“Automobiles have helped shape our history, and the National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada help us recognize and preserve that history. Those who share the passion for antique and classic cars also generate benefits through business, employment and charity work across the country and throughout the province.”
Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh
Minister of Service NL

"We are honoured to have the support of the province in declaring July as Automotive Heritage Month again this year. Local automotive hobbyists spend countless hours supporting local charities, and have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for various charities and health care foundations in Newfoundland and Labrador. A sincere thank you to our members for generously volunteering your time and efforts.”
Bob Ford
Director and Membership Chairman, NAACC

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Minister Gambin-Walsh signs proclamation to recognize July as Automobile Heritage Month, joined by (L-R) Parliamentary Secretary, Bernard Davis; Bob Ford, National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada - Newfoundland Director; Bob Ford Jr. National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada - Membership Director; and, Mel Gregory - Newfoundland Antique & Classic Car Club President.

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Media contacts
Krista Dalton
Service NL
709-729-4748, 685-6492
kristadalton@gov.nl.ca

Bob Ford Jr.
Director and Membership Chairman
National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada in Newfoundland and Labrador
709-770-7283
naaacccmembership@yahoo.ca

2018 06 29                              10:40 a.m.