For the purposes of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section:
(1) AUTOMOBILE CLUB OR ASSOCIATION. A legal entity which, in consideration of dues, assessments, or periodic payments of money, promises its members or subscribers to assist them in matters relating to the ownership, operation, use, or maintenance of a motor vehicle; provided, however, that the definition of automobile clubs shall not include persons or associations or corporations which are organized and operated solely for the purpose of conducting, sponsoring, or sanctioning motor vehicle races, exhibitions, or contests upon race tracks or upon race courses established and marked as such for the duration of such particular event.
(2) COMMISSIONER. The Commissioner of Insurance of the State of Alabama.