Classic Car Club Manhattan on Film

Located along the Hudson River, Classic Car Club Manhattan is a waterfront clubhouse made for automotive enthusiasts.

During a recent trip to New York City, I had plenty of spare time on hand so I decided to search for places to explore that would appeal to car enthusiasts. That’s where I came across Classic Car Club Manhattan — a club that allows its members to borrow vehicles from its fleet as well as hang out around the clubhouse.


Having only started film photography recently, I brought along my cameras to practice — an old Canon AE-1 and Konica C35, both loaded with Fujifilm Superia X-TRA 400. I also took some photos with my phone in case the shots on film didn’t turn out good.


Unfortunately I did not capture many photos of the building itself, but a quick internet search should give you a good idea of what CCCM looks like. Formally home to the NYPD Mounted Unit, Pier 76 has been converted to an automotive clubhouse with indoor as well as outdoor features. I’ve read that CCCM’s building includes many members only amenities such as a simulator room, lounge, restaurant, and bar. The cars are displayed in a showroom that is open to the public from the morning until afternoon.

CCCM’s fleet includes a wide range of vehicles from classics to the latest exotics. Two cars that caught my attention were the Gulf-liveried Ford GT40 and the Porsche 550 Spyder. Although both replicas, these faithful recreations still fit in with the rest of the crowd.


An outlaw Porsche 912 with proper patina also held my eyes captive for a good while.

A quick peek into the buildings workshop revealed more cars being maintained and stored. Although I didn’t get to see all of the vehicles in CCCM’s fleet, I still got a good taste of what they have to offer.


Being a unique place with an interesting mix of cars, Classic Car Club Manhattan was worth the visit during my time in New York.

Javin Wong
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Awesome work Javin


Thanks Trevor!


I don't know how much a membership will cost (no need to tell since i can never afford and i'm too far away) and if there is a membership level required to borrow a specific car, but the idea is very nice.

First i thought it's a short "FILM" / video then i got these old school photos (i'm not saying i'm not happy). Nice shots Javin, the film gave the Classic Car Club some extra classy charming points.


Definitely a very neat idea. Haha thank you!


Awesome work! Curious what lens this is?


Thank you! The AE-1 has a 50mm f1.8 and the C35 has a 38mm f2.8. I used my iPhone 7 Plus for the phone photos.


Damn... The cars are frickin good.


These are beautiful. Thank you for submitting, Javin!


Thank you Paddy!


WOW! These photos are muy bueno. Javin u r grand foto man


hahaha thanks kim!!!

Trs berlinetta

Awesome work man, I need to get out and shoot more film stuff.


The range of cars!

Alfonso Verdugo

This pictures looks really "real". It makes me feel like I'm standing there. Nice job.


Thank you Alfonso!


Really great work! You for sure inspired me to shoot film again. Your results are just stunning. Can't stop watching these shots!


I'm glad to hear! Not the most convenient way to shoot but very fun and rewarding. Thank you!


Great club with an eclectic collection. Very welcoming and accommodating staff too. Well with a visit if you're in NYC.


Indeed! Such an awesome place