You bring up a good point about the potential use of joining a car club. However, I did belong to one for Camaros (past car) and it seemed that every meeting was about planning and scheduling things to do and not much about cars.
I would love to find one that really delt with restoration, customs, mechanics, wiring... Hey just like this place!
I'll keep an open mind and look around for one that may involve the 50's type cars I'm into now. It will be hard to beat this place though.
Anyone know of a good CAR GUY club in the Detroit area?