August 2017 - Volume 105
In This Issue...
Hershey is FIVE Weeks Away! Who's Coming?
Car Corral Spaces WILL Be Available at Hershey
2018 AACA National Board of Directors Election
Trade Show Booths Available at AACA Annual Meeting
2018 AACA Membership Renewal Reminder
AACA National Dues Increase for First Time in 10 Years
Remembering Charles Schalebaum
The Old Car Sleuth
Steve Rossi's Old Car Quiz
2017 AACA X-Cup Grant & Scholarship Recipients
Five Scholarships Available
2018 Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance to Honor AACA Cars
Back to School Shopping?
AACA Library Update
AACA Library Fall Meet Yard Sale: Bigger & Better!
Let's Meet in the Middle for this Year's Glidden Tour
2017 AACA Vintage Tour Wrap-up
Do You Have an AACA Approved Car Sign for Your Car?
Find us on Facebook!
AACA Calendar Spotlight
Who Do You Contact at AACA Headquarters for What?
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Join Our Mailing List!
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What's Your Dream Car?
By Stacy Zimmerman, Speedster editor, szimmerman@aaca.org
 
We all have a "dream car," right? That one car that if money were no issue, we would own in a heartbeat. The car we daydream about. The one that got away and we kick ourselves every day for not buying. The one we grew up oooing and ahhhing over every time we saw one pass by on the street. It was the love-at-first-sight car. It's the one that you scour the internet and classifieds for just hoping you'll find the perfect one.
 
I thought it might be fun to share the AACA staff's dream cars with you...

Steve Moskowitz: I have way too many dream cars and in fact spent too much time dreaming about cars in school, but as a kid the concept Corvette, the Mako Shark, was the one that captivated me. Then came the Oldsmobile Limited and my great joy in helping to get one restored and then actually becoming the caretaker of it for several years. Sure would love to own one of these! Today, despite my love for Oldsmobiles, the Mormon Meteor as it sits now and owned by Harry Yeaggy just knocks my socks off and standing next to it was a dream come true (it was shown at The Elegance at Hershey). A massive and intimidating car... now to get Harry to let me drive it some day!!
 
Chris Ritter: My dream car didn't get away, it's sitting in my garage - a 1937 Buick Business Coupe.
 
Mike Reilly: I'd go with an early first generation production model of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SL from 1954-57. Not too picky about the year as long as it's one of those early ones. It would also be hard to choose from the Gullwing or the Roadster, but if I have the money for one of those I can probably afford both.
 
Matthew Hocker: My dream car is not a car in the traditional sense, but rather a toy. I am a LEGO fanatic and am interested in the wooden toys that LEGO manufactured between 1932 and 1960. One of their wooden pull toys was a slick looking black & yellow 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air convertible. Last year, one of these sold at auction (on eBay) for over $1,200, so it is unlikely that I will be getting this one anytime soon.
 
Pat Buckley: If money was no object, Richard Petty's 1970 Plymouth Superbird.
 
Karen White: When I was young and unmarried, I thought I just had to have a Trans Am with the bird on the hood. 
 
Rick Gawel: I don`t have big expectations... A 1971 Plymouth Duster 340, 4-speed Sherwood green with green and yellow hounds tooth interior, but any color would do really.             
 
Kristin Calvin: 1967 Chevy Impala hardtop for me!!
 
West Peterson: I have a list of some 350 dream cars. How can one narrow it down to just one car? How about 5? 1934 Packard LeBaron dual cowl phaeton, 1941 Packard Darrin, 1955 Chevrolet Nomad, 1964 Jaguar E-Type coupe and 1963-67 Corvette coupe.
 
Stacy Zimmerman: 1974 Karmann Ghia convertible, all original, no rust, Amber (orange) color

We'd love for you to share your dream car with us! Just send the information in a quick email to me and I'll share everyone's responses in the next Speedster. Oh, and if you have a photo of you and your dream car please send that, too.
Summer Road Trips Shared by AACA Members


A week ago, as I made the turn from NH #103 onto Lakewood Manor Road toward our rented cottage on Lake Sunapee, I was astonished by the scene just ahead. There it was: a Mobil station from the mid-1950s!! It was not a mirage, but the toys of a fellow old-car fan....
Submitted by Jack Bruderman, Jr., bruderman@snet.net, Colchester, CT

Hershey is FIVE Weeks Away! Who's Coming?

Eastern Fall Meet
October 4-7, 2017
Hershey, PA

The Hershey Region AACA invites you to make the pilgrimage to antique car Mecca this October. Come join the over 250,000 visitors who come each year to experience Hershey. Meet Week in Hershey has become the largest true antique car show in the world and includes a flea market with over 9,000 vendor spaces, a car corral with about 1,000 antique cars for sale and culminates in a great car show with 1,200+ vintage cars on display.
 
If you registered for the flea market or car corral, you can expect to see your packet with your windshield stickers and instructions sometime the first week of September.
 
If you registered to show your car on Saturday, you will need to pick up your packet on the Chocolate Field at the FOLDER DISTRIBUTION tent located next to the Hershey Region main tent. The FOLDER DISTRIBUTION tent is open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Packets will also be available for pick up on Saturday morning at the show vehicle entrance behind the Giant Center.
 
Judges' registration for the Hershey Meet is open online here. Here is a link to the last Judges Newsletter, which includes the Hershey registration form as well. HURRY! The judges' registration deadline is September 15.
 
If you have questions, please email fallmeet@hersheyaaca.org. If you have questions regarding the car show, please send an email to hersheycarreg@gmail.com.
 
COME JOIN US FOR THE LARGEST ANTIQUE CAR SHOW IN THE WORLD!

COME VISIT AACA HEADQUARTERS & LIBRARY ONSITE AT HERSHEY: 

AACA Headquarters at Hershey will be located at:
Chocolate Field C3F 5-7, C3H 5-7, C3I 5-7 (Wed. - Sat.)
Green Field in front of the Giant Center in a large white tent (Wed. - Fri.)
Adjacent to the Show Field (Sat.)

AACA Library at Hershey will be located at:
Chocolate Field C3G 5-9 (Wed. - Fri.)
Come meet head librarian Chris Ritter and see the NEW Bookmobile!

Car Corral Spaces WILL Be Available at Hershey

There will be a LIMITED number of car corral spaces available onsite at the Hershey Meet. They will be available on a first-come, first-served basis If you would like to enter a car into the car corral, you will need to show up at the Hershey Meet at  9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 4 . You MUST be a current paid AACA member.

The vehicle must be 25 years old or older, y ou must be able to drive the vehicle on to the car corral and  the vehicle must be AACA compliant - no Hot Rods allowed.


IMPORTANT!!! 2018 AACA National Board of Directors Election

In the September/October edition of Antique Automobile is a postpaid ballot for the 2018 Board of Directors election. It is your ONLY ballot and must be filled out according to the instructions or it will not be counted.
 
Please read the biographies of all the candidates listed in the magazine and vote for the 7 of your choice. Our candidates this year come from widely different backgrounds, so please give serious consideration to those who match your ideas of what is important to the future of the club. All ballots must have 7 names selected or they will be considered "not valid" and will not be counted.
 
Your ballot must be postmarked by November 15, 2017.

Trade Show Booths Available at AACA Annual Meeting

Does your business want direct exposure to AACA members? Do you like selling your services face-to-face to hobby enthusiasts? Are you hosting an event in 2018 that you want our members to know about? Then why not secure some booth space at one of the best AACA events of the year?!

Trade Show booths are 10 ft X 8 ft and only cost $200. What a great deal to ensure that your brand is represented at the AACA Annual Meeting! 

Click here for the registration form.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact Judy Fischer.


2018 AACA Membership Renewal Reminder
 
As most of you know, your AACA membership runs for a calendar year - January 1 through December 31. From about mid-September through the end of the year, AACA Headquarters gets a little crazy with membership renewal phone calls and mail. It's not uncommon for us to receive several hundred renewals in a day. Even though it's our busiest time of the year, making sure we get our 60,000+ members renewed is always our top priority.
 
Look for your first opportunity to renew your membership for 2018 with your September/October issue of Antique Automobile magazine. A renewal form will be included with this issue of the magazine. Simply fill out the form and send it back to the office with a check or credit card information.
 
If you're going to be at Hershey, you can also stop by the AACA trailer or tent and renew your membership in person with us.
 
We look forward to seeing or hearing 
from all of you very soon!

AACA National Dues Increase for First Time in 10 Years

AACA National membership dues have remained at $35 since 2008. For 10 years, your Board of Directors have resisted dues increases while most clubs have had increases. It has been the goal of AACA to find alternative revenue sources to keep dues low and that has been successful for the club over time. However, overhead continues to mount and ambitious plans for the future of AACA necessitates a minimal increase for 2018 to $40 (Foreign - $50.)
 
This $5 increase equates to only 42.5 cents extra per month! Curious about where AACA ranks among other car clubs as it relates to your dues?
  1. CCCA $80
  2. Buick Club of America $50
  3. HCCA $45
  4. Oldsmobile Club of America $45
  5. Walter Chrysler $40
  6. MAFC/Early Ford V-8 both at $40
  7. AACA $40
  8. VMCCA $37
It is the goal of AACA to continue to deliver the greatest service, the most benefits and the highest quality magazine to its members, while being very cognizant to keep dues increases to a minimum.
 
Click here for the new 2018 membership application.  Please use the 2018 application for any new members applying on or after October 1.

Remembering Charles Schalebaum
By Steve Moskowitz, AACA Executive Director, aaca1@aaca.org 


Many of you may know the name Charles Schalebaum or simply know the large space he has had each year at Hershey on the Red Field with amazing antiquities. Charles had the best of the best in collectibles, and I know each year I would enjoy going to his "museum" and cuss myself out that my bank account was not large enough to afford his great treasures.
 
Sadly, Mr. Schalebaum passed away this year. His daughter Maggie, a treasure herself, and son Paul were also fixtures at the tent and will be back this year with some of his items - a great tribute to their dad! Be sure to stop by their spaces RWE and RWF 6-10 and buy something as it will be your last chance!
 
There will also be an auction of many items unearthed from a large warehouse where they have been stored for years. The first auction will take place Friday, September 22 in Dallas and conducted by Heritage Auctions. Please check their website for more details: www.ha.com/5325. Below are a few photos of items on the auction block.
 
Our AACA Library & Research Center was a beneficiary of literature from his estate, which now occupies a special space in our library. We are most appreciative to have the Charles Schalebaum Collection and wish to thank Maggie, Paul and the family for entrusting us with this valuable resource for car enthusiasts worldwide.  


Member Submitted Story 

The Old Car Sleuth
By  Ken Carr, Hope Valley, RI,  ke1ri@yahoo.com , Blog: idlenot.com

The 1947 Mercury station wagon parked in the lot across from my house.
My wife holds the complex wooden header 
that was manufactured by a Cincinnati 
cabinet maker.
The original ad from Auto Trader, August 2002 issue. Note the "$5,700 OBO" price.

When I retired from teaching, I decided to get myself a gift. I wanted an antique car. I fulfilled this dream once many years ago. Maybe I should start the story there...


As an oil burner serviceman, my dad spent a lot of time on the road. Around 1973, dad came home from a call with some news. He had been through the small eastern Connecticut town of Griswold and saw an old wooden station wagon sitting on a front lawn. It had gray-green fenders and hood, orange and yellow doors, and a black top. The sign on the windshield read "For Sale / $300.00". I wanted to purchase an old car for years and my father was aware of that. We went to check out the Woodie and I ended up closing the deal. I drove it home, while dad and the seller followed. About 5 miles from home, the 1947 Mercury broke down. The flathead was overheating. The seller added a few squirts of oil to the bearing cup around the fan and it once again moved freely and cooled the radiator.

The wagon had an all maple body frame, mahogany door panels and leather interior. It was missing only the third seat, air cleaner and the spare tire cover. I stored it in a rented garage. My restoration over the years consisted of little more than accumulating parts (including many new reproduction wood pieces). I installed almost nothing. The car followed me to my new home when I was married in 1976. Eventually, I sold it to a collector from New York when we needed money to replace my wife's car that was stolen.
 
I retired 15 years ago and again started looking for an old car. This time I was going to get one that could be driven without restoration. I found what I wanted! The Auto Trader ad of Sept. 2002 read:
 
"1941 Buick Roadmaster, 4 dr. sedan, 8 cyl, Twin carbs, 100% orig & complete. Factory paint & interior. Runs & drives very good. Solid need some cosmetics. Nice chrome, stainless. Drive home at hwy. speed. $5,700 OBO."
 
I made the trip to Cromwell, CT. The description was accurate. 

Unfortunately, when the seller drove the car for our road test he had a lot of trouble putting it in first without everything shaking. I suspected some sort of major clutch trouble, so I declined the purchase. A week later, I got a call from the owner. He wanted me to look at the car again at a new price of only $4,500. This time I took my wife and I drove the Buick during the test drive. I was able to easily shift in first by just giving it a bit more gas. The deal was sealed when my wife who rode in the back seat said the ride was smooth enough for her. I made a deposit and a week later my dad went with me to pick the car up.


Trivia Question
   

A four-cylinder, transverse-mounted, front engine is now the globally recognized, industry norm. Which innovative, American car maker was an early proponent of just such a powertrain configuration?


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

2017 AACA X-Cup Grant & Scholarship Recipients
By Tabetha Hammer, AACA Board VP Youth Development Programs, thammer@HAGERTY.com
 
As a reminder, AACA provides three $1,000 grants to applying teams to aid in their expenses to participate in the Great Race (i.e. fuel, hotel, etc.). In addition, AACA helps collect donations for the X-Cup scholarship fund, which awards scholarships to the students of the winning team, if they are pursuing an automotive-related degree. Student recipients are also given a complimentary AACA membership, if they are not already a member, with the vision to cultivate them into long-term active members.
 
The X-Cup is the student division of The Great Race - a 9-day time-speed-distance rally. Coker Tire secures sponsors to cover each team's entry fee, but there is still great cost in participating, including getting a car ready. This year's event started in Jacksonville, FL, and ended in Traverse City, MI - approximately 2,400 miles of driving! It is a tremendous experience and one that truly creates life-long memories, welcomes the students into our community and builds relationships between current and future car owners.
 
This year, I am thrilled that AACA was able to provide 4 grants ($1,000/each) to applying teams to assist in their participation costs. Your AACA National Board approved giving three $1,000 grants annually, but thanks to an additional donation made by the Buzzard's Breath Touring Region, we were able to provide an additional grant this year.
 
At the end of the Great Race, AACA also awards scholarships to students of the top finishing teams who are attending school for automotive-related studies. This year, thanks to the donations of our members, AACA awarded $9,500 in scholarships to the X-Cup place finishers, according to their qualified team's order of finish. Long-time AACA member and supporter Jeff Mahl has been instrumental in this effort. 

The 2017 AACA Great Race X-Cup Grant ($1,000/each) recipients were:  
  • Central Magnet High School Car Club (Murfreesboro, TN); advisor Jeremy Byrd (Pres., Stones River AACA); driving a 1953 Pontiac Chieftain
  • El Camino College Auto Tech Program; Automobile Driving Museum (Redondo Beach, CA) - advisor, Tom Fehn (Director ADM); driving a 1959 Edsel
  • Boy Scouts of America Troop 188 (Galax, VA) - advisor, Tom Littrell; driving a 1928 Ford Model A
  • St. John Paul II Catholic High School (Tallahassee, FL) - advisor, Cedric Jones; driving a 1966 Ford Thunderbird
In addition, Reliable Carriers provided a Transportation Grant (applications curated by AACA) to the Unser Racing Museum X-Cup team (Albuquerque, NM) who drove a 1961 MG A coupe.
 
The 2017 AACA Great Race X-Cup Scholarship recipients were: 
  • First place: Matthew Norman, Team: Central Magnet School, Murfreesboro, TN; $4,800
  • Second place (sharing $2800):
    • Madison Gremore, Team: Gilmore Museum, Hickory Corners, MI; $1,400
    • Coleman Rodriguez, Team: Gilmore Museum, Hickory Corners, MI; $1,400
  • Third Place: Liam DeChick, Team: Alfred State College, Alfred, NY; $1,900

Five Scholarships Available - Apply Before December 1!

John and Janet Ricketts Leadership Scholarship
A $1,500 cash award to any AACA member, child or grandchild of an AACA member in good standing for at least 5 years, who has been accepted to an institution of higher learning or is now enrolled in such institution. This award is granted by the family of John and Janet Ricketts in recognition of their love for AACA and their belief in service to the club.  It is also in recognition of our first female National President, Janet Ricketts in 1999.  Region or chapter membership is encouraged but not required. Click here for more information and to download the application.

Susquehannock Region Automotive Technology Scholarship
Formerly known as AACA Student Scholarship, this award is granted by the AACA National Board of Directors to encourage adults to further their education and stimulate interest in AACA and automotive history. One or more awards may be presented each year. Click here for more information and to download the application.  

AACA Young People's Award
The AACA Young People's Award is a cash award to an AACA member, child or grandchild of an active AACA member in good standing for at least five years, who has been accepted into an accredited institution of higher learning or is now enrolled in such institution, i.e. a four-year college leading to a bachelor's degree or a two-year vocational education program leading to a degree. Applicants MUST be nominated by a Region or Chapter of AACA and must be no more than 25 years old. This award is merit based, and while financial need may be considered, it is not a deciding factor. One or more of these awards may be presented each year. Click here for more information and to download the application.  

AACA Scholarship
The AACA Scholarship is granted by the AACA National Board of Directors. All applicants must be current AACA members for a minimum of 5 continuous years. The children or grandchildren of these AACA members are also eligible. Applicants must be accepted to a recognized accredited institution, or currently enrolled in such an institution leading to a four-year college Bachelor's degree or completion of a two-year vocational education program. They must be 25 years old or less by December 31 of the year when applying for the scholarship. AACA region or chapter membership is encouraged, but not required. One or more of these awards may be presented each year. Click here for more information and to download the application.  
 
Louise Bianchi Chiotti Memorial Scholarship Award
Louise (Bianchi) Chiotti was born on June 11, 1914 in San Jose California. The Family's first automobile was a 1926 Dodge Sedan. Her two younger brothers purchased a 1939 Studebaker and took delivery in January 1939. They wanted to give it to Louise's son Dave in 1956. His mother thought it too big of a car for a fifteen year old in San Francisco and talked him into buying a 1930 Model "A" Ford Coupe. In 1959 the little Ford was a bit slow, so Dave purchased a 1959 Ford convertible. As Dave sat on the running board of the Ford waiting for the new owner to arrive his mom came and sat next to him. "You really don't want to sell it do you?" she asked. "No, I don't was my reply."  "Then don't," Mom said.
 
Dave and Marilyn Chiotti still own the Model "A"; it is a Senior and First Place Grand National Award Winner. The 1939 Studebaker came to the Chiottis after spending 40 years under a walnut tree. It is now a Senior and First Place Grand National Award Winner. The 1926 Dodge was cut into a truck for ranch use in the 1940's. Dave brought it home in 1976 and built a Woodie. In 2000, they donated it to Luther Burbank Home & Gardens in Santa Rosa. After Dave and Marilyn's uncle's passing, they acquired their 1968 Cadillac El Dorado. It now lives in the AACA Museum in Hershey, PA. This $1,500 scholarship is based upon the same rules as the AACA Automotive Technology Award and is awarded as funds are available. It was instituted and funded by Dave and Marilyn Chiotti as a way to honor Louise and a way to continue to support youth in the hobby. Click here for more information and to download the application.  
 
How to Apply:
Application forms may be obtained by clicking on the links above, from AACA National Headquarters, 501 W. Governor Rd., Hershey, PA 17033 (717-534-1910) or from the VP of Youth Development Programs: Tabetha Hammer, 141 Rivers Edge, Ste 200, Traverse City, MI 49684 ( thammer@HAGERTY.com ).  
 
All scholarship applications are due by December 1 
and will be awarded at the AACA Annual Meeting in February.

2018 Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance to Honor AACA Cars
 
The 2018 Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance will honor the cars of AACA! Our cars will be the featured marque and will be eligible for all awards other than class awards. The cars will be in a special decade by decade display to educate the public on the advancement of the automobile.
 
This concours is held at the word famous Boca Raton Resort and Club in Florida. It will be held February 23-25, 2018. It truly is a magnificent event and to have this much respect for our cars and our club is very special.
 
Cars included in the display will be self-nominated, so every member has an opportunity to show their vehicles. All cars chosen will receive a special memento from AACA for their participation. Please email AACA Executive Director Steve Moskowitz who will curate this display ( aaca1@aaca.org). He will follow up with a nomination form for you to fill out. 

Back to School Shopping? Early Holiday Shopping?
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Club of America whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.
 
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How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. Once you are signed into your account, search for Antique Automobile Club of America and choose it as your charity. Now, you are ready to shop & support AACA at the same time!
 
How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?
The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges.
 
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From the AACA Library & Research Center

Filling in the Gaps: Exciting Additions to the AACA Library's Collection
By Matt Hocker, mhocker@aaca.org

Over the past few months, the AACA Library has received some huge donations, including: the Mark Theisen racing collection, Cars & Parts library and several boxes of automotive books. Library staff and volunteers have been hard at work processing this collection. It is safe to say that this has been one of our busiest summers in recent memory!
 
Thanks to these donations, we have been able to fill in gaps in the collection. With the Cars & Parts collection, we were able to add quite a few new automotive books. The Cars & Parts library also had an extensive collection of trade journals, from which we were able to add several issues not yet in our holdings.
 
We have also been hard at work cataloging sales literature from the Cars & Parts collection. So far, we have added over 400 brochures, catalogs and manuals to the files. Many of these items are examples of rare prewar advertising, covering a diverse range of manufacturers. Some of them are even representative of automotive firsts, including a 1902 catalog representing Studebaker's first year in the automobile industry!
 
All of the items that have been added to the collection are available to you for research. We are also interested in any literature you might be willing to donate. To find out more, give us a call or swing by for a visit. We would love to hear from you!


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AACA Library Fall Meet Yard Sale: Bigger & Better!

The summer sun is so much fun, but October will be much cooler! Fall Meet week is right around the corner, and the AACA Library Yard Sale will be returning for its forth year. This year's yard sale will be bigger and better than ever, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to find something extra special. We will have a ton of new material for sale, including several hundred pieces of prewar sales literature. Many of these are incredibly rare examples from the brass era. In addition to sales literature, there will be a wide array of shop manuals, owner's manuals and books - three times as many books as last year!
 
In previous years, the yard sale has always been held in the lower level of the library. This year, it's going to be "IN-TENTS". That's right. You asked, and we listened. We've expanded our floor plan to include outdoor tents in addition to the traditionally used space in the lower level. This should also provide you with some much-needed breathing room.
 
This year's yard sale will be held at the library on Tuesday, October 3 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Be sure to arrive here early! If you don't, you might miss out on some excellent deals and some of the harder-to-find material from the likes of Packard, Pierce-Arrow, Mitchell and more. Once they walk out the door, they're not coming back. With your help, we are poised to make this year's yard sale the best yet and hope to see you there!
 
For more information, contact Matthew Hocker at mhocker@aaca.org or 717-534-2082.
 
Note: Due to the nature of this event, we will not be able to give personal previews. However, we will eventually be releasing some videos to illustrate the variety of items that will be available. Stay tuned!

Let's Meet in the Middle for this Year's Glidden Tour

Revival AAA Glidden Tour
September 17-22, 2017
Hastings, NE

Join the Nebraska Region AACA and VMCCA as they host the 72nd Revival AAA Glidden Tour. All cars must be manufactured in 1942 or earlier and be as originally built. Only safety modifications are allowed. This tour will be "early car friendly." We will be driving through the plains of Nebraska with very slight variations in elevation, few traffic signals and generally light vehicle traffic. The total touring miles will be about 520.

Participants must be a member of AACA or VMCCA. The tour is limited to the first 200 cars registered. Registration must be postmarked between May 1, 2017 and August 1, 2017. There will be no cancellation or refunds after August 1st . 

For more information, visit www.gliddentour.org.

2017 AACA Vintage Tour Wrap-up
By Tom Roberts, troberts2459@atlanticbb.net

If you didn't have the opportunity to take part in this year's Vintage Tour, hosted by the Buzzard's Breath Touring Region, then you are in luck... Click here to enjoy a great video by some of the local media. A full article with lots of great photos will be in the September/October issue of Antique Automobile magazine, so make sure to check it out.

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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 Kristin at AACA Headquarters if you would like to have a sign made or need more information: kcalvin@aaca.org or 717-534-1910.

Find us on Facebook!

Be sure to like AACA and the AACA Library & Research Center Facebook pages. 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.


AACA Calendar Spotlight
 

September 17-22, 2017 
Revival AAA Glidden Tour® - Hastings, NE
Click here for the brochure

October 4-7, 2017
Eastern Fall Meet - Hershey, PA
Click here for the brochure



   
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
 
Membership & Merchandise
 
Accounting, IT & Website
 
Advertising & Marketing
Speedster Editor

Office Administration
 
Antique Automobile Magazine Editor
 
Library, Research & Cataloging

 
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

Syracuse, New York's H.H. Franklin Manufacturing Company, which later

evolved into the Franklin Automobile Company, produced its first car in 1902. It featured a John Wilkinson-designed, air-cooled four-cylinder which was mounted across the frame. Originally marketed as the Type A, but also known as the "Cross-Engine," it was built in various forms through 1906. Along the way, Franklin reconfigured the four-cylinder into an inline application.  
 
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.