... Where muscle cars, trucks, foreign cars, sports cars,
motorcycles, steam cars, electric vehicles, antiques,
classics, collector cars and club activities all come together
under YOUR power!
... Where you have fun drawing, designing, disassembling,
assembling, participating, painting, researching, writing,
reading and much, much more!!
... Where you get to show off the power, speed, design,
class, toughness and reliability of your favorite vehicle!!!
The Objective of the CHIP Program is to provide an
interesting and educational program that will excite
all ages to participate and learn about
motorized vehicles, the transportation industry, and the
skills (mechanical and artistic) required by the various maintenance, restoration and preservation
projects. Participants in the program have the chance to
awards, gain recognition (locally and nationally),
their skills and get satisfaction & confidence.
Each person will benefit from the
knowledge that they CAN carry a project from start to
Participants will have the opportunity to
benefit from the vast knowledge-base found in the largest
Antique Car club in the world, AACA. In turn, AACA will
benefit from the influx of new ideas, new projects, and new
patrons that may broaden the Foundation for future membership.
The AACA CHIP program will help you
learn about the automobile, the use of tools,
automotive history, and club participation by rewarding you
when you do individual & group activities that we have set up
What is the “AACA CHIP” program?
It is a program where you can do a project-based activity and be
rewarded for completing it. Each activity will
have a short report for you to complete; if you are young and need
help writing that report, we allow help from an adult. The
activities fall into 14 different categories and are set up
for various age groups. On the left side of this screen you
will see the names of these categories. If you click on one
(like “mechanical”) you will see projects that you can work on
to earn an award.
For every project completed you will
received an AACA CHIP, a 1 inch by 2 inch
metal badge that has a beautifully colored design showing the
project's name and a picture of the type of activity that was
done . Each activity has points assigned to it that will be
used to gain additional awards. After you do 12 activities and
gain enough points, you are able to receive special awards
for reaching that level. More awards are available at
intervals of 12 CHIPS (like 24, 36, 48, etc...). Here are your
next steps to get started:
Register (see CHIP Registration
menu choice) so you are able to participate in the program.
All of your information is kept confidential.
Choose a project or
projects that you would like to do. To view the current
Project lists, go to the menu on the left and click on the
links found under the "CHIP Projects
Ordered by School Level" section.
Follow the project's activity sheet
and work on the project to completion.
Complete the Project Report
and submit it to the review team or your youth coordinator.
You can mail it in, email it in or complete your report
on-line (see the "Submit a CHIP Project Report" selection on
the left menu)
When your project is Approved
as finished, you will receive an email (or you will receive an
email to identify what you need to do to get your project
approved, you will be able to
download an award certificate from your personal
approved, you are entitled to your
CHIP for that project. After you earn five CHIPs,
you will automatically receive your CHIPs in the mail. If you
want your CHIP before reaching that 5-CHIP level, you may send
a self addressed envelope to the program award chairman and
your CHIP will be mailed to you.
Keep on going!! Don't stop,
and feel free to send us an email with your thoughts, ideas,
suggestions and recommendations for the Program and the
America, founded in
1935, is the world's largest automotive historical society
with over 60,000 members and 400
regional clubs!. The AACA
is dedicated to perpetuating memories of early automobiles by
encouraging their history, collection and use through local
clubs and organizations:
AACA National Headquarters
AACA Library & Research Center
The AACA Museum.
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