If you want to learn about the fascinating history of the sports car movement that hit the USA like a ton of bricks after World War II, you’ve come to the right place. The Four Cylinder Club of America was one of the earliest and largest non-racing sports car clubs in the USA. This web site is a work in progress. It went live on August 1, 2010. I have a large amount of materials to add to it, so what you see now is only the tip of the eventual iceberg. Many of the functional areas of the web site are only minimally populated. But, don’t be put off. There is much more to come. If you would like to be updated when material is added to this web site, contact us and we will add your email address to our notification list. We respect your privacy! This list will only be used for notifications regarding the FCCA history web site and will not be shared with anyone else. Emails will be sent in such a way that recipients will only be able to see their own email address. All others will be hidden.
FCCA Historian and Webmaster
WHAT WAS THE FOUR CYLINDER CLUB OF AMERICA?
The post World War II period was a fascinating one for automotive enthusiasts. While all aspects of the hobby and sport grew in the late 1940s and early 1950s, arguably, none grew more passionately than the foreign and sports car movement. One of the earliest and most successful of the clubs that formed around the invasion of foreign cars into the USA was the Four Cylinder Club of America. This organization began in Glendale, California ca. 1949-1950 and quickly grew into the largest non-racing sports car clubs in the U.S.A.
PURPOSE OF THE HISTORY PROJECT
The purpose of the Four Cylinder Club History Project is to gather as much information about the organization as possible, with the objective of documenting its history. Possible projects include the publication of a book on the Four Cylinder Club of America, the creation of magazine articles about the club, and the maintenance of this web site. The Four Cylinder Club of America was an important part of Post War automotive history, and this effort has been created to gather information and to help others learn about the role it played in automotive history.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
This is an ongoing project intended to gather information, materials, stories, photographs, etc. on the club with the purpose of documenting and making available its history. While the club has long since ceased to exist as an organization, recent reunions in Southern California have drawn up to 22 former members. And, this is probably just the tip of the iceberg. Obviously, there are other former members out there that are still enthusiastic about the club and who may want to share their stories and club materials Family members may also know of collections of FCCA materials stored in attics, garages, and basements. Here’s how you can help:
- If you were a member or knew a member, please contact us and share your stories about the club’s past.
- If you have written materials from the club, including newsletters, club fliers, and other literature, please consider donating, selling, or loaning these materials to the FCCA History Project so I can scan them and make them a part of the History Project archive.
- If you have memorabilia, including photos, pins, grille badges, patches, tee shirts, etc., please consider donating, selling, or loaning these items to the History Project so I can scan them and make them a part of a History Project archive.
- contact us with any information you may have.