Okay, so this is a stupid question, but ... What is the function of a car club? Is it a social outlet? Meeting of like-minded people? Is there a sharing of knowledge? Working together on builds, or encouragement, or a place to ask questions and learn? How do you know if you would fit in with a club, or if it wouldn't be a good match, or perhaps you'd be better off going to night school to learn a little more. Example: I recently rebuilt the carb on my car. It went from just under 19 miles per gallon before rebuild to just over 12 miles per gallon after rebuild. I also replaced the fuel pump and some fuel line at the same time. If you where stuck, and didn't know if the car was leaking fuel or maybe you set the float wrong, to maybe you really hacked the carb rebuild - would that be something you'd toss around in a club, or would you go to night school to figure it out better? Or just pull it apart and do it all again? Would a club be where you could find out what shops rent compressors and space so you could attempt to spray your car? Or do you call around? Or just suck it up, buy a compressor and do the work in your garage? I guess I'm asking - is a club for when your car is done and you want to hang out and maybe go for group rides, or is it for when you're building and have questions. I know rebuilders and hot rodders often don't mix - what about just plain old 40-50 year old daily drivers. Neither a hotrod nor a resto, just an old car bombing around. Do you go to car shows, look for similar styles and tastes, wander up and introduce yourself? How do you know if a club is a show club, or a wrench club? From a guy that has done most repairs on his car twice, once to get it running, then again to get it running right (or at least a little closer to right!).