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Car clubs are social organizations that consist of a community of automotive enthusiasts who share a common interest in motor vehicles. These clubs are organized by the make and model of the vehicle (e.g., Corvette, Mustang), the type of vehicle (e.g., a jeep), or similar interest (e.g., off-roading). The members of the club meet face-to-face on a regular basis, either weekly or monthly. Lately, more clubs exist in the online environment, where members communicate with one another via e-mail and bulletin boards. They also participate in several social activities and events, such as parties, barbecues, and drives to distant events such as concerts.

The car club members have varied interests and participation, as well as attachment to the car brand. In some cases, membership in ...

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