The 4Cs continually monitors committee assignments, proposed bills and the legislative agenda. We will meet with legislators, governmental agencies and speak at public hearings on behalf of hobbyists. The 4Cs has:
- Educate legislators regarding the needs of antique and special interest vehicles and their owners
- Met with the Transportation Committee and Department of Motor Vehicles, on various hobby related topics
- Spoke at public hearings to support the emissions rule excluding automobiles over twenty-five model years old, which is now law
- Worked with Department of Environmental Protection to defeat vehicle scrappage programs which have been enacted in other states
- Worked to enact a law insuring antique auto owners will not be required to retrofit their cars with safety equipment beyond the original requirements
- Worked to limit property tax on automobiles registered as antiques to a maximum $500 valuation
- Successfully campaigned to register vintage cars with Year of Manufacture License Plates. This bill was signed by Governor Rowland June 1, 2000, and implemented October 1, 2000.
- In 2001, 4Cs members met with the Department of Motor Vehicles regarding the issuance of Titles for automobile over ten years old, with the DMV subsequently introducing a procedure.
- In 2003, the 4Cs testified against an automobile inspection bill introduced to the Transportation Committee. The bill died in Committee.
- In 2006-2007, the 4Cs with other clubs helped in enacting legislation to exempt composite vehicles from emissions inspections.
- In 2008-2011, 4Cs oversaw Property Tax Assesment and Composite Vehicle Registration legislation.
Members are kept informed of these activities through The Voice, newsletter of the 4Cs, published six times per year and is mailed approximately a week prior to the regular business meeting. The Voice is included with all club individual memberships.The 4Cs conducts a regular business meeting six times a year on the first Monday of January (except when it conflicts with the New Years holiday), February, April, June, August, and November. The meetings are scheduled on these dates to coincide with the Connecticut State Legislative Session. In 2002, we established this website, www.ctccc.net. Currently available on the site is the 2011 Calendar including Car Shows, Swap Meets and Cruise Nights. We also offer convenient links to Member Clubs, Hobby sites and Government listings including The General Assembly and the Department of Motor Vehicles, minutes of 4Cs meetings and articles of special interest to the hobbyist.
The 4Cs maintains memberships in national organizations such as the Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA). These groups provide information on emissions, scrappage and environmental programs nationwide assisting the 4Cs to remain current.
Our success depends on your membership and participation. Please contact us for a membership application or download one on this website (Membership page). We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting we meet at.
Athenian Diner Restaurant
864 Washington Street (Route 66),
Middletown Ct 06457
Restaurant Phone Number is (860) 346-2272
Restaurant is located on Route 66 approximately two miles west of Route 9 or approximately 7 miles east of Route 91.
Restaurant is on the street in front of the Middletown Plaza Shoppes directly across the street from the Home Depot.