April 2016 - Volume 89
In This Issue...
Don O'Reilly Collection Arrives at AACA Library & Research Center
Online AACA Member Roster
Life Will Always Be Better in a Classic!
Steve Rossi's Old Car Quiz
Only ONE WEEK Until Auburn
Auctions America's Auburn Spring Event
Chrysler Goes to the NY World's Fair
Registration Deadline for This Year's Grand National is May 1
Come Experience "Minnesota Nice" This Summer
We Can't Wait to Host YOU in Galveston in October!
Ray Evernham Named Honorary Chairman of the 2016 Elegance at Hershey
Looking for Prewar Owner's Manuals?
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Thank You for Reading Speedster!
By Stacy Zimmerman, Speedster editor, szimmerman@aaca.org
 
Thank you for being a loyal Speedster reader. We produce this monthly e-newsletter for you, our AACA members. We view Speedster as our monthly opportunity to share with you information about things going on with the Club, Museum and Library. We share updates on member benefits, National Meets and Tours, new exhibits and events, unique automobilia finds, etc. We also love sharing our members' stories about their restoration projects and experiences with their beloved automobiles.
 
In order to send out Speedster each month and make sure that our more than 32,000 active email contacts receive it, we use an online tool called Constant Contact. Constant Contact is a web-based email marketing system that allows us to create Speedster and other informational emails and send them out to you without getting caught by those darn spam filters. Apparently, we do a pretty good job at it because we just received notification from Constant Contact that AACA has received an 
All Star Award for 2015.
 
Every year, Constant Contact presents only 10% of its customers with this award. (They have over 600,000 customers, so I'd say that's a pretty big deal!) The award is based on high open and click-thru rates on the emails an organization sends out. To us here at AACA, the award represents our commitment to building better relationships with our audience and the standard of excellence we are committed to when it comes to communicating relevant information to our members.

Open Rate (percentage of people who open the emails)
National Average: 21.9%
AACA Average: 40.4%
 
Click Rate (percentage of people who click on at least one link)
National Average: 8.63%
AACA Average: 13.1%

We are very proud of this recognition, and thank YOU again for taking the time each month to read Speedster!!
AACA Membership Survey Coming Soon
By Lars Anderson, VP Membership, AACA Board of Directors, larco257@aol.com
 
The AACA Membership Enhancement Committee would like to learn more about your experience with AACA. We will be sending you an email survey very soon (powered by SurveyMonkey). Please keep your eyes open for the survey to arrive in your inbox and take the time to respond. (We timed ourselves and it only took 75 seconds!) This survey is important and will provide valuable information to help us make AACA better for you.
 
Thank you in advance for taking the survey!
 
From the AACA Library & Research Center

Don O'Reilly Collection Arrives at AACA Library & Research Center

Racing Enthusiasts Will Be Amazed By the Collection

Holy Cow Batman! A trailer truck load of literature has arrived at the AACA Library & Research Center in Hershey, PA! Yes, the completely full, double and triple stacked 54' commercial trailer was full of literature, films and ephemera mostly about the world of racing. This is the collection amassed by the former publisher of Speed Age, Don O'Reilly. The collection was donated to the library by a very good friend and supporter of AACA.

Don O'Reilly was a prolific writer, photographer and historian, which led him through a career of many assignments with NASCAR and magazines. Don practically invented the genre of writing about auto racing beyond the Indy 500. He brought stock car racing and his love for local race tracks to mainstream publications and had a lot to do with starting NASCAR on its way to such great heights today. For those who wish to know more about him, there is a definitive piece written about him by Charles B. Camp in the November/December 2011 issue of Vintage Motorsports.   

O'Reilly must have had a big garage as he had collected a massive treasure of early magazines ranging from his own ventures to all the other popular race car magazines of the era. He also collected titles such as Popular Mechanics and Automotive News. Basically, if there was a story about the automobile industry or racing, he saved it! Voluminous photographs, home videos and other resources are being uncovered by the AACA Library staff. Every day is going to be a treasure hunt going through the 500+ boxes that arrived recently.

The Don O'Reilly Collection will be properly archived, digitized where appropriate and catalogued for future historians and fans to use. The AACA Library & Research Center is a 501 (C) (3) organization and is a free public library. With over 1,250,000 items in its holdings, three librarians with their master degrees and a purpose-built facility, the library is a great resource for the collector car hobby. 

Visit www.aacalibrary.org for more information. 

Tools You Can Use: Online AACA Member Roster

Did you know that the AACA Membership roster is online? As many of you know, we used to print membership rosters back in the day, but we found that within a few months those directories were already riddled with out-of-date information. Since late 2014, members have been able to go online to our website ( www.AACA.org), sign-in to the Members Area and use the Membership Lookup tool. Don't worry - your information can only be accessed by current AACA members because your membership number and pin are required.
 
You can use the online roster in a number of ways. The search feature allows you to find members by last name, city or state. You cannot print out an entire roster. We have chosen to start out this way and put a high degree of security into the site. The methodology we have used will thwart people from using the roster in inappropriate ways. We also do not include phone numbers or email addresses for the same reasons and to protect the personal data of our members.
 
While many have expressed an interest in having a roster listing cars, etc., we have heard the majority still do not want that type of information available online. So at this time, we will keep the roster information minimal and containing the exact same information as our previous printed rosters contained.
 
Remember the AACA roster is not available for any commercial purposes and is copyrighted by the Antique Automobile Club of America. It is available for our regions, chapters and members only.

We're Looking for a Few Good Speakers & Ideas

Have you ever thought about speaking or putting on a seminar at the Annual Meeting? Well, now's your chance! We are looking for unique, new, different seminars to add to the schedule for 2017. If you would like to be a possible speaker, please fill out this form and send it in no later than June 1st.
 
Have an idea for a hands-on workshop? What topics would you like to hear a panel of experts discuss? This is YOUR Annual Meeting and we want to know what you want to learn about. Please email Stacy with your seminar ideas and/or speakers (membership, leadership, chapters/regions, marketing, cars, technical, fun, historical, ladies-focused, etc.).

Member Submitted Story

Life Will Always Be Better in a Classic!
By Tony and Marisol Ventrice, Staten Island, NY, avent40@aol.com

We believe in keeping the history and memory alive, and in passing it down to the next generation. Our motto has always been... Life will always be better in a classic!
 
Every time we attend a show, tour or special event with our 1922 Model T, we go all out. We have lots of props - Boardwalk Empire promotional materials, 1920s Prohibition liquor, different outfits from the '20s, etc. We want people to be transported back in time and enjoy every element of our classic and what it represents. We are usually a big hit and most people get a real kick out of the scene we create.


We won a trophy at the New Dorp High School Car Show in Staten Island, NY.
 




Last year, at Sacred Heart High School in Staten Island, we won our first BIG trophy - Scoutmaster Best Car Award! We were dressed in '20s Gatsby and Newsboy styles!


Trivia Question
   

What was actor/race driver Paul Newman's last feature film?


or scroll all the way to the end of the
Speedster to find the answer.

Share Your Stories in Speedster

We want to hear from you! We are always looking to feature articles from AACA members in Speedster. We'd love to share your personal accounts of tours and shows you have attended, restoration projects, unique vehicle stories and history, and any other stories you think other AACA members would enjoy hearing about.
 
Stories should average about 500 words or less. And, we love photos, so make sure to include some! Please send your photos and stories to Stacy Zimmerman at  szimmerman@aaca.org .

2016 AACA National Meets & Tours Activity Request Card

A 2016 Activity Request Card was included with your March/April issue of Antique Automobile magazine. If you are interested in attending or would like more information about any of the meets and tours listed on the card, please fill it out and send it to: AACA Activity Request, 501 W. Governor Road, Hershey, PA 17033. Make sure to include your name, address and membership number on the card.
 
Online registration is now open for the following:  Grand National (Pennsylvania), Central Spring Meet (Minnesota) and Southeastern Fall Meet (North Carolina). To register online, click here and log in with your member number and pin.
 
Please remember that your 2016 membership dues MUST BE PAID in order to receive information for 2016 events.

Hershey Note: The Activity Request Card that will arrive with your May/June magazine in mid-May will have the October Eastern Fall Meet in Hershey, PA, listed on it. As soon as you receive that card, you can start requesting Hershey information.

Only ONE WEEK Until Auburn
Limited Number of Concert Tickets Remaining! 
 
AACA Special Meet
May 5-7, 2016
Auburn, IN

The AACA is pleased to host a weekend that has just about everything for car guys and gals! This is one meet that is sure to fill your appetite for the hobby. First of all, we will be on the grounds at Auburn Auction Park where Auctions America will be conducting their Spring Sale. You will be their guest for FREE! The facility is huge and all of our activities will be onsite. Our goal was to make this event affordable and low stress. With everything on the Auctions America grounds and their generous providing of the space for free we are able to pass the savings on to you! 

We have arranged special discounts for all AACA members at several prestigious and interesting automotive/truck/military museums in the area. There is easily enough to see over multiple days. In order to receive your AACA discount you must present your AACA membership card at the ticket counter. 

Friday evening on the grounds of Auction Park there will be a FREE concert by a well-known Blues Brothers tribute band. The two-hour concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will delight everyone with great music and maybe a surprise or two on stage! Open bar at the event courtesy of Auctions America! This is going to be a fun filled night and a lot of entertainment all at no charge to registered AACA members (judges, car show participants and their families) and VIP Auction America guests. You MUST send an email to Pat Buckley (pbuckley@aaca.org
) to RSVP for the concert no later than 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3rd - please note how many people will be attending with you.


And one last item... Many of you have asked for less formal awards dinners and shorter evenings. At Auctions America Park, we will conclude the meet with a late afternoon BBQ. This promises to be a little out of the ordinary BBQ as you will have the opportunity to chow down on BBQ that is made by a national competitor and award winning one at that! Everything is homemade. The menu includes Texas style beef brisket, ribs, pork chops, pulled pork and chicken for meats. Sides will be potato salad, green beans, baked beans, roasted red potatoes and pasta salad! Whew! Drinks and desserts as well! We don't think you will go away hungry and the price is affordable! The awards will be presented right after dessert!

FREE Auction Passes & FREE Trailer Parking at Auburn
Final Countdown: Auctions America's Auburn Spring Event 
Kicks Off May 5 at the Auburn Auction Park
 
Just one week to go until Auctions America's annual Auburn Spring Collector Car Weekend! In addition to hosting the AACA Special National Spring Meet, the Auburn event will feature a bevy of new, automotive-themed activities, including a '70s-style 'Retro Swap', Saturday morning 'Cars & Coffee' meet, and an all-new Automotive Midway! This is of course, all in addition to the auction-which will see approximately 450 cars cross the podium, including six vehicles from the personal collection of Wayne Carini, star of Velocity's Chasing Classic Cars. Fan of the show? Stop by the Automotive Midway on Friday, May 6, and Saturday, May 7, for the chance to meet Wayne and snag yourself an autograph! For more information, visit www.auctionsamerica.com or call 877-906-2437.
 
Key highlights from the upcoming sale are available for viewing in the digital catalog, online here, and a full list of entries can be viewed at www.auctionsamerica.com.   
 
From the AACA Library & Research Center

Images from the Library - Chrysler Goes to the NY World's Fair!
By Matthew Hocker, Assistant Librarian, mhocker@aaca.org

When most people think of a world's fair, the 1939 New York World's Fair is often considered the most iconic. Auto manufacturers had a strong reputation at the New York World's Fair, including Chrysler. Thanks to a recent donation, we were able to add this unique map of Chrysler's pavilion. Visitors could watch a 3D movie about the promise of tomorrow, have a "talking" Plymouth answer their questions, among other things. We are very fortunate to have this unusual item in our collection.

Discover More: Interested in learning more about your favorite vehicle? If so, be sure to visit the library or give us a call. You never know what you might find!

 
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More information is available on our website.  Visit AACA Library   or  contact our head librarian, 
Chris Ritter, at  critter@aaca.org  or 717-534-2082.

South Jersey Region Celebrates 50th Anniversary in May
 
Eastern Spring Meet
May 19-21, 2016
Vineland, NJ


The South Jersey Region, host of the 2016 Eastern Division National Spring Meet, invites you to participate in "Celebrating 2016 - Our 50th Anniversary." The location is at the beautiful New Jersey Motorsports Park, located in Millville, NJ. These grounds will accommodate the show field, flea market, car corral, motor home parking, trailer parking and spectator parking. There will also be an opportunity to drive the track with your antique car. All our venues are close to the Hampton Inn, our host hotel. 

On Thursday and Friday, you will have the opportunity to visit one of the following nearby attractions: Wheaton Village, Millville Army Air Field Museum, Matchbox Museum or Bellview Winery.
HURRY! Registration Deadline for This Year's Grand National is May 1!
 
Annual Grand National
June 2-4, 2016
Williamsport, PA
Registration Deadline: May 1, 2016

The Susquehannock Region AACA and the Penn College Classic Cruisers are excited to be hosting this year's Grand National in Williamsport on the Pennsylvania College of Technology campus. In addition to all of the regular meet activities like the car corral, flea market and car show, you can look forward to enjoying a social hour, wine tasting dinner, picnic & sunset river cruise, seminars, workshops, lectures, tours, an evening picnic, ice cream social and Keynote Speaker Lyn St. James (seven-time Indy 500 competitor and one of Sports Illustrated's "Top 100 Female Athletes of the Century").

Additional information:
  • Registration packets will be available at Dauphin Hall on the Penn College campus:
Thursday, June 2 - 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, June 3 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 4 - at the show field
  • The packets will include event tickets as well as a map of the college.
  • There will be plenty of signs to mark the different events. There will be people available to answer questions and help with directions.
  • Enter the college campus by way of the main entrance off of Maynard Street.
  • ALL club members are welcome to register for the event and participate in the various scheduled activities. Members don't have to register a car in order to register for event activities.

AACA Region/Chapter Tool Box Available
By AACA National Directors Team

We recognize that one of the most important things to the longevity of the Antique Automobile Club of America - both regionally and nationally - is the continuous growth of membership.
 
To gain membership, we have to build awareness of who we are, what we do and why we do it. This Tool Box is designed to help you do just that!
 
National headquarters has many resources to help you promote your club and activities that we want to be sure you're aware of. Additionally, our National Directors are always ready and willing to help with any questions or needs you may have.
 
We hope that this resource will serve as a foundation to help guide you along the way and will spark other ideas.
 
Included in this packet, you will also find a contact list of National Directors and AACA Staff and the roles they currently serve. Please note that there are specific Directors in the roles of Public Relations, Region/Chapter Website Development and Membership who are all excellent resources for helping promote your club!
 
If you have questions, ideas or recommendations of specific things that would help you most in these efforts, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We'd love to hear from you!
 

Come Experience "Minnesota Nice" This Summer
 
Central Spring Meet
July 14-16, 2016
N. Mankato, MN
Click here for the brochure 
Registration Deadline: June 24, 2016

The members of the AACA Minnesota Region are excited to welcome you to the scenic Minnesota River Valley. North Mankato, Mankato and the surrounding area are rich with history, outdoor activities and cultural events for you to enjoy. We want you to experience "Minnesota Nice" and encourage you to relax and enjoy what the area has to offer.
 
You won't want to miss these meet highlights:
  • Thursday's tour will take you by motorcoach to the historic city of New Ulm, MN. While there, you will visit the Hermann Heights Monument, have a choice of touring either the Brown County Historical Society Museum or the Minnesota Museum Hall of Fame; then at noon, you will hear New Ulm's famous Glockenspiel and then head to historic Turner Hall for a buffet lunch. After lunch, you will tour Schell's Brewery, the second oldest family owned brewery in the U.S.
  • Friday is a day for you to explore the Mankato area on your own. Brochures and maps of the area will be available at registration. Judging School and Team Captains' School will be held on Friday afternoon at the hotel, followed by the Membership Roundtable, where members will have the opportunity to ask questions about AACA and the future.
  • On Friday evening, join us poolside for an evening of ice cream and swapping car stories! Chocolate and vanilla ice cream will be served with a build your own sundae bar.
  • And finally, you won't want to miss the car show, Hagerty Youth Judging Program and Awards Banquet on Saturday. 
We Can't Wait to Host YOU in Galveston in October!
 
Central Fall Meet
October 20-22, 2016
Galveston, TX
Meet registration opens on June 18, 2016 

The Gulf Coast Region has been grinding away behind the scenes in our planning logistics for the Galveston meet in October. We know it's early, but wanted to let everyone know that the hotels and RV park are ready to start accepting reservations. Here is all of the information you need to make your reservations:

Host Hotel - $145/day 
Moody Gardens Hotel and Spa 
One Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX  
Local Phone: 409-741-8484  
Toll Free: 1-888-388-8484  
Note! Reservation desk hours of operation are 6:00 a.m. to 12 midnight Central Time.
Alternate Hotel - $99/day
Inn at the Waterpark
2525 Jones Dr, Galveston, TX
Local Phone: 409-741-8484
Toll Free: 1-888-388-8484
Note! Reservation line open 24 hrs/day.

 
Be sure to mention to the hotels that you wish to make a room reservation at the antique car meet rate . The hotel cutoff date is September 26, 2016, but we suggest you make your reservation early to insure host hotel accommodations.
 
RV Park - rates vary with size of RV site
Dellanera RV Park (approximately 8 minute drive from host hotel)
10901 San Luis Pass Rd, Galveston, TX
Local Phone: 409-797-5102 (no 800 number)
Note! Ask for Corena or Gabby to reserve one of the Antique Car Club group sites. RV park reservations must be made on or before October 15th.

If you have any questions or issues, please contact us:
Robert Wheeless
Chairman
281-463-0013 Home/Office 
281-463-2563 Fax 
281-380-4969 Cell
Jim Johnston
Vice Chairman
713-340-0709 Home   
832-693-4008 Cell 

Sandra Johnston
Registration Chair
713-340-0709 Home
713-542-9481 Cell

 
Ray Evernham Named Honorary Chairman of the 2016 Elegance at Hershey

Three-time NASCAR champion crew chief and host of Velocity's hit series AmeriCarna, Ray Evernham has graciously accepted our invitation to be the Grand Marshal of the 2016 Elegance at Hershey. Evernham won three NASCAR Cup championships as Jeff Gordon's crew chief and has more than 40 years of experience in the automotive industry. 

In accepting our invitation, Ray states "I am honored to be the Grand Marshal at The Elegance at Hershey. In just a few short years, The Elegance has become well-known in automotive circles. I'm excited to see the race cars on the hill and view the spectacular automotive works of art on the lawn of the prestigious Hotel Hershey. Hershey may be well-known for its chocolates, but those of us in the car game know it for its rich automotive tradition as well. I can't wait to be there!"

"Having Ray Evernham as our Grand Marshal is thrilling for The Elegance," says Steve Moskowitz of the Elegance Board. "We chose Ray not only for his great appreciation of fine automobiles and all forms of automobile racing, but because he is a "car guy" in every sense of the word. Ray is one of those people you instantly like and is the type of person we want to honor. We are most appreciative that he has taken time out of his busy schedule to join us for the weekend." 
 
Ray's passion for automobiles was forged in his childhood days. Early on in his stellar career, Ray had aspirations of becoming a championship-winning driver. After working with world-class drivers in the International Race of Champions (IROC) series, he realized his success in the racing world was to be found not behind the wheel but in managing the drivers and owning teams that compete at the sport's highest levels. In 1992, Rick Hendrick afforded Ray the opportunity to crew chief for his #24 team and the then up-and-coming driver Jeff Gordon. Three NASCAR Cup championships and 47 Cup victories, including two Daytona 500s and the inaugural Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, are counted among his many laurels as a crew chief.
 
In 1999, Ray began a new challenge - team ownership. Evernham Motorsports became a reality when Daimler-Chrysler chose Evernham to spearhead Dodge's re-entry into NASCAR racing, and in less than 500 days, Ray developed a car, engine and parts distribution program for Dodge's entire NASCAR presence. With driver Bill Elliott, Ray won Dodge the 2001 Daytona 500 pole in their first Sprint Cup Series start in nearly 20 years. 
 
Ray rejoined his friend, Rick Hendrick, in 2011 as a consultant to Hendrick Companies. In 2014, Ray returned to the competition side of NASCAR as a consultant to Hendrick Motorsports, where he serves as a trusted member of the executive management team and offers his expertise in several key areas of race operations. Ray was nominated for the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2015.
 
Ray is also an avid collector of all sorts of vehicles, ranging from classic Mopars to priceless vintage race cars. In 2012, Ray debuted as a car designer and builder at the world-renowned SEMA Show by revealing his For-Ply - a one-of-a-kind 1964 Plymouth Belvedere combining old school American style with modern NASCAR technology. Ray and his team of mechanics and specialty fabricators at Ray Evernham Enterprises have proven to be second to none.
 
In addition to fulfilling his duties at Hendrick Motorsports, Ray is a broadcast TV personality serving as a NASCAR racing analyst with NBCSN and hosting Velocity's hit TV series AmeriCarna, which he developed, co-owns and co-produces with his old friend Rick Hendrick. AmeriCarna allows Ray to reveal untold stories of the cars that have so heavily influenced American car culture. Ray also serves as a car insights analyst for Velocity and Discovery's live broadcasts of the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auctions.
 
Ray is an extremely active philanthropist through his Evernham Family - Racing for a Reason Foundation (EFRFAR) and IGNITE Community Center, which he founded in 2012 with the Autism Society of North Carolina, for young adults with high-functioning autism (HFA) or Asperger's Syndrome (AS) in Davidson, N.C. IGNITE is a project very close to Ray's heart because his young adult son, Ray J, has Asperger's Syndrome. 


Come join us for this truly fantastic weekend!

The Elegance at Hershey, a 501 (C) (3) organization based in Hershey, PA, was established in 2010. In its first five years, The Elegance at Hershey has donated more than $800,000 to its three charities, JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), the AACA Museum and the AACA Library & Research Center. For additional information, visit  www.TheEleganceAtHershey.com.   

Elegance photo credit: Jim Butler. 

Check Out These Upcoming AACA National Meets & Tours
CLICK HERE to order your ticket & thank you for supporting AACA!
AACA Custom Car Signs Available

Do you have an AACA approved car sign for your car? AACA members can have these custom signs created to showcase all of their car's great features or to share the history and story of their car. The signs stand 16.5" high and 12" wide and are made of a hard plastic to withstand the elements. All signs include the AACA logo and website, as well as the year/make/model of your car and owner information. The rest of the content is up to you. The signs cost $30 plus shipping and production takes about 3 weeks. You can also add an image or photo to your sign for an extra $5.
 
Click here for complete instructions on ordering your sign. Contact Stacy at AACA Headquarters if you would like to have a sign made or need more information: szimmerman@aaca.org 
or 717-534-1910.

News From the AACA Museum

Book These Trips Before They Are Sold Out!

Exclusive Travel Experiences with the AACA Museum
Fall Travel to Cuba & Italy Booking Now!
 
We've got another exciting trip to Cuba planned for October 14-22, 2016 - This trip has SOLD OUT three times now, so we're going for four! Don't delay - accommodations sell out quickly as Cuba becomes a more popular destination. Click here for the Cuba tour details.
 
New to our travel line-up is a an Italian tour that includes visits to 5 private automobile collections including lunch at Nicola Bulgari's private collection, several automotive museums, along with lots of tempting tastes of the country - homemade Gnocchi, gelato tasting experience, wineries and much more! Click here for the Italy tour details.


AACA Museum Current Exhibits:


AACA Museum Upcoming Events:

May 20
Be among the first to see our newest summer exhibit: Early Off-Roaders along with our Mods vs. Rockers exhibit that began mid-March. Normal admission is $20.00 per person to attend, but AACA Members can attend for just $10 each. Call us directly at 717-566-7100 ext. 100 for this special pricing. You must have your AACA Membership dues paid for 2016 to be eligible. This event is sponsored by NPD and Brenner Jeep. 
 
June 18   









July 22
Our newest signature event transporting you back to the 1920s! Live entertainment, specialty drinks, fabulous food & more! Themed dress is encouraged.


May 8: Mother's Day at the AACA Museum (all moms are FREE and receive a complimentary rose while supplies last)
June 3: Hershey AACA Region Cruise-In
June 4: Bus Spring Fling
June 10-12: The Elegance at Hershey Weekend
June 25: Checker Car Club Corral

Visit the Museum's website at www.AACAMuseum.org for all the details!  

Keep up to Speed  with information on additional exhibits and  events 
specifically at the AACA Museum - register today !    

REMINDER: The AACA Museum is open late, the first Thursday of each month until 9:00 p.m.
 
AACA Library eBay Store: Prewar Owner's Manuals Added!

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Looking for an original owner's manual for your ride? If you own a prewar car, you may be in luck. Over 60 prewar owner's manuals were added to our eBay store this month! In addition to major manufacturers like Ford and Chevrolet, more obscure names are also represented, including Elcar and Jewett. Given how hard these are to come by, you won't want to let them slip away! 

To view our available selection, be sure to click the links below!

Check back often, as we will continue to add new items throughout the year! 

For more information, contact our Assistant Librarian,  Matthew Hocker, at  mhocker@aacalibrary.org  or 717-534-2082.

The Entire AACA Family is on Facebook!

 

The entire AACA Family is on Facebook. Make sure to like all of our pages to stay up-to-date on everything going on with the Club, Library and Museum. Did you know that AACA also has a Facebook Group you can join to discuss cars and hobby hot topics? Request to join the group by clicking here.

 

Click the logos below to go to our Facebook pages.

 


 


AACA Calendar Spotlight
Desk Calendar

 
May 5-7, 2016
AACA Special Meet - Auburn, IN
 
May 19-21, 2016
Eastern Spring Meet - Vineland, NJ
 
June 3-4, 2016
Annual Grand National - Williamsport, PA
 
June 12-17, 2016
Sentimental Tour - Salisbury, NC
 
July 14-16, 2016
Central Spring Meet - North Mankato, MN
 
July 17-21, 2016
Founders Tour - Huntingdon, PA
 
July 31 - August 3, 2016
Eastern Divisional Tour - Richmond, VA
 
August 11-13, 2016
Southeastern Fall Meet - New Bern, NC
 
September 1-3, 2016
Western Fall Meet - Cheyenne, WY
 
September 11-16, 2016
Revival AAA Glidden TourĀ® (VMCCA) - North Conway, NH
 
October 5-8, 2016
Eastern Fall Meet - Hershey, PA
 
October 20-22, 2016
Central Fall Meet - Galveston, TX
 
November 5-11, 2016
Reliability Tour - Savannah, GA

 


   
Visit the  calendar on our website  for a complete listing of AACA national events and much more!
 

Who Do You Contact at AACA Headquarters for What?


Have you ever wondered who to contact for what when you call or email AACA Headquarters? Here is a list of the current staff and their responsibilities. By clicking on someone's name below, you can email them directly.

 

Executive Director

Steve Moskowitz

 

Membership & Merchandise

Karen White

 

Regions & Judging

Lynn Gawel

 

Accounting, IT & Website

Pat Buckley

 

Advertising & Public Relations

Speedster Editor

Stacy Zimmerman


Office Administration

Ann Kulp

Kathy Skiles

Rick Gawel

 

Antique Automobile Magazine Editor

West Peterson

 

Library, Research & Cataloging

Chris Ritter

Matthew Hocker

Michael Reilly


 

Naturally, many of the staff have the capability of answering questions in each other's area as we try to cross train as much as possible. Please don't hesitate to contact us anytime for assistance.

 

Trivia Answer TriviaAnswer
 
 


Cars. He was the voice of Doc Hudson, a 1951 Hornet that was later revealed to be the "Fabulous Hudson Hornet" in the 2006, animated Disney release. 

Newman died in 2008. 
 
The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is the country's premier resource for the collectible vehicle community. Since its formation in 1935, the Club, through its national office, publications, and membership, aids individuals, museums, libraries, historians and collectors dedicated to the enjoyment and preservation of automotive history.