Car clubs also may engage in other activities of various types, including races, cruising, shows, "mod" days when garage equipment and service tools are available for members to perform and assist each other with DIY work, or community service activities.Meets are basically a time for the club to hang out with one another and to talk about cars and do normal stuff, such as bowling, eating, movies, etc." Once he got on set, he was given lines to say on the bus and off — all scripted, he said.
Many car clubs charge membership fees in exchange for benefits, such as publications and events.
Upon the completion of their prospect status, members will be "patched in," whereupon they are considered full members of the club.
In traditional car clubs in the US, this is typically signified by the awarding of a jacket or T-shirt with the club's name and logo on the back, and the awarding of a bronze/aluminium "drag plate," to be hung on the member's car, displaying their membership status and club name.
A car club or automotive enthusiast community is a group of people who share a common interest in motor vehicles. Historically, car clubs refer to off-line entities, typically organized as non-profits and run by volunteers (who were most often elected).
Car clubs are typically organized by enthusiasts around the type of vehicle (e.g. Some clubs were large enough to be run as a paid business with salaried employees; in the 1960s, some were sponsored by car dealers.