Join Chevelle Fans at the American Chevelle Enthusiasts Society (ACES)
The American Chevelle Enthusiasts Society (ACES) was started in March 1996 and was operated by Chuck Hanson to preserve and maintain the classic 1964-1972 Chevelles, El Caminos, and Malibus. Any Chevelle enthusiast knows the importance of preserving classic cars, and every member of the American Chevelle Enthusiasts Society shares an amazing passion for their Chevelles.
Brief History of the Chevelle
The Chevelle, a mid-sized Chevrolet produced from 1964 through 1977, was one of General Motors' most successful cars and also one of the company’s most famous muscle cars of all time. The Chevrolet Chevelle models consisted of family cars, coupes, and convertibles.
From 1964 through 1969, the Chevelle was the basis for a re-trimmed model sold only in Canada by Pontiac. Available from 1966 through 1972 was the four-door hardtop Sport Sedan. In 1964 and 1965, available in the bottom-line Chevelle 300 series, was the two-door station wagon.
The "Heavy Chevy" model of the base Chevelle coupe was offered from mid-1971 through 1972. This model featured special striping and other special appearance features. Conforming to GM's decree that all engines had to be rated at their net engine ratings, the 1972 Chevelle SS had a top engine rating of 270 net horsepower.
The Chevelle was chosen as an economical family car by many customers because of the spacious room for five. Also, the Chevelle was less expensive to operate than other models. The customer received many convenient features on their new Chevelle, which included power brakes, air conditioning, power steering, and stereo radio. Also featured for appearance purposes were a vinyl top, whitewall tires, and full wheel covers. Joining ACES The American Chevelle Enthusiasts Society does not require members to own a Chevelle to become a member, but they do require each member to have a sincere interest in Chevelle models. Anyone who is interested in joining ACES can fill out the online application form (printable) at the club's website. Regular Membership, Canadian Membership, and Foreign Membership types are offered with reasonable yearly membership dues.
Members acquire many benefits by becoming a part of the club. Just a few of the benefits of joining include an ACES membership packet with a window decal and an ACES member card along with an issue of Chevelle World. Members will receive a subscription to the Chevelle World, which is a bi-monthly color magazine devoted to classic 1964-1972 Chevelle cars. The magazine contains how-to articles, pictures of members' own Chevelle models, free member classifieds, a Chevelle tech Q & A column, production statistics, and much more information related to Chevelles. Members can also participate in all ACES events and activities.
ACES has future plans as the club grows larger to expand the Chevelle World magazine to be a monthly publication, add a Chevelle Nationals event, offer member-only souvenirs and apparel, and provide parts discounts to members. But most of all, ACES members enjoy the company of others who appreciate Chevelles as much as they do, and the club invites all Chevelle lovers to become a part of their club. Chevell-aBration Chevell-aBration, which is the biggest All-Chevelle Show in the world, is held annually. The show is open to all classic Chevelle lovers who just want to tour and view the Chevelle show cars for a small admission charge. Anyone who wants to display their Chevelle or participate in the events must be an active member of the American Chevelle Enthusiasts Society. Members can sign up for an ACES membership at the show. This will allow them to take part in all the event activities, but they will not be able to display their car at that particular show. Team Chevelle Forum The Team Chevelle Forum offers a great opportunity for any ACES member. On this forum, members can discuss details and talk privately with other members about their Chevelle car, have access to archives and directories, upload personal photos, place free classified ads, give feedback on polls, and check out Chevelle product reviews. Such discussions about Chevelle models as troubleshooting, interiors, engines, wheels, restorations, and much more are found on the forum. Also available on the forum are discounts on parts, services, and merchandise. ACES Associate Clubs The National ACES club is located in Nashville, Tennessee, and the Internet club is known as Team Chevelle. There are many local ACES clubs located in states across the U. S. that provide Chevelle owners with the opportunity to get more involved with networking, shows, and especially new friendships with other Chevelle owners.
Some of these clubs are the Heart of Dixie Chevelle Club in Alabama, Connecticut Chevelle Connection, Peach State Chevelles in Georgia, Northstar Chevelle Club in Minnesota, Garden State Chevelles in New Jersey, Carolina Chevelle Association in North Carolina, Rocky Mountain Classic Chevelle Club in Colorado, Tri-State Chevelles in Northern Kentucky, Heartland Chevelle Club in Nebraska, and the Virginia Chevelle Enthusiasts Association. Other ACES club locations include Washington, Oregon, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Florida, Tennessee, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New York, and Ohio. There are also many Canadian ACES clubs. These include BC Chevelle Club in Surrey, Canadian Classic Chevelles & Beaumonts in Victoria, Cam Am Chevelle Club in Hamburg, N. Y., and there’s a Canadian contact in Elginburg, Ontario.
If you are looking for other Chevelle enthusiasts, the ACES club might be the perfect club for you.