On December 8th, 2018 the
Association of Handcrafted Automobile Board of Directors
voted to dissolve the club effective January 1, 2019.
The club was created in November,
1979 when the Bugatti Replica Auto Group (BRAG), Sterling
and Kelmark Clubs of Orange County agreed to combine and
create a single group for the benefit of ALL the local
Handcrafted Automobile owners.
The original charter created a President, and a
board of 6 voting members to administer to the clubs
direction and needs.
The first “picnic” at Knotts Berry Farm occurred in
Forty years later we find that we can
no longer meet the requirements of our Charter.
We are not able to field a full Board and so it is
time to dissolve the club.
Our membership has continued to decline as owners
find many different ways to enjoy their hobby and get
information on building and improving their cars where a
“club” is no longer needed for this as it was 40 years
As agreed in our December meeting, we
have liquified our accounts and made a single donation to
the Braille Institute of Los Angeles in January – the
clubs chosen Charity.
The Web Site –
– will be maintained through the end of 2019 to allow
final closure and the ability for people to make use of
the many articles, newsletters and tech papers we have
The members of the Association of
Handcrafted Automobiles would like to thank everyone who
has been a part of our family, and supported us and our
“Fun Under the Sun Handcrafted Automobile Show” for the
past 40 years.
Even though the “official club” may be absent, the members
and friends will continue to get together and talk cars,
and enjoy each other’s company as we have done over the
Dean Hornbacher – President
Mike Dresbach – Vice President
Ron Biggerstaff – Membership Chair
Elliott Smith – Activities Chair
Dave Martin – Treasurer / Newsletter