Club History and Constitution
The seeds of the North American Singer Owners' Club were sown over twenty-five years ago when a group of enthusiasts formed the Singer Owners' Club of America. It was an intimate association, with a peak membership of only thirty-six in 1972. The dues at that time were $5 per annum and a club newsletter called the "Singer Voice" was published on a bi-monthly basis.
By January 1973, interest in the club had diminished to the extent that no dues had been received by the Club Treasurer to move forward into the next year. Obviously this was a low point in the history of the organization.
Fortunately,a handful of dedicated Singer owners decided that something should be done to resuscitate the Club. Larry Springer and Bob Jaworski were instrumental in reorganizing its structure and generally spearheading the needed changes. Jack McKercher, due to a longstanding interest in Singers dating back to the 40's, was invited to participate as the Canadian connection in the revitalization of the Club.
The first consideration was to develop a fresh identity. This included a name change which would embrace both the Canadian and U.S.markets and the development of a Club insignia, which would incorporate the red and blue colours of both the Canadian and U.S. national racing teams.
The badge format was based on the British Singer Owners' Club (SOC) design, with the exception of the change in colours from the SOC's green and white, to the N.A.S.O.C.'s red, white and blue. Permission was formally granted by Mike Bird of the British SOC to share their design, change the colour and adopt it as the official North American Singer Owners' Club badge.
The next step was to place an advertisement in the August 1974 issue of Road and Track magazine, the premiere American motoring publication of the time, to advertise the revitalization of the Club and to recruit new members. This, combined with an extensive list of contacts that Bob Jaworski had single handedly compiled and a word of mouth campaign, raised sufficient awareness that the new organization was able to identify 95 Singer owners throughout North America.
Membership applications were sent to each of the identified owners. However, only 24 responded and paid the $10 dues required to join the new club, which was now officially constituted and known as the North American Singer Owners' Club (N.A.S.O.C.). Today N.A.S.O.C. enjoys a membership of 98 Singer owners and is affiliated with nine other Singer clubs world wide.
The North American Singer Owners' Club continues to be a thriving, non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of all Singer automobiles.