August 2016 - Volume 93
In This Issue...
2017 AACA National Board of Directors Election
We Can't Wait for Hershey! Who's With Us?
Information Regarding Scooters and Golf Carts at Hershey
Volunteers Needed at Hershey
AACA Library to Host Third Annual Yard Sale During Meet Week in Hershey
AACA Needs YOU to be Involved in Legislative Affairs
Five Scholarships Available
Is Your AACA Region Growing?
Do You Know George Bugg?
Steve Rossi's Old Car Quiz
Interview with Former Librarian Kim Miller Gardner
AACA Library & Research Center is Looking for Interns and Volunteers
AACA Museum Announces Departure of Executive Director Mark Lizewskie
Motor Madness Sale
Join Our Mailing List!
Quick Links
2017 AACA Membership Renewal Reminder
By Stacy Zimmerman, Speedster editor, szimmerman@aaca.org
 
Every year, I feel like summer is getting shorter and shorter. With Labor Day weekend in our sights, the end of summer is closing in fast. Heck, the majority of the kids have already gone back to school!
 
I must make a confession though... I am honestly really ready for fall to arrive - it's my favorite season! In fact, I feel like over the last week or so I have kind of pushed summer aside and embraced fall with open arms. I've already been to a football game, bought two new sweaters, purchased my first mums of the season and (ALMOST) picked up my first bag of candy corn at the grocery store the other day - I said ALMOST!
 
Here at AACA Headquarters, we've been preparing for fall meet week in Hershey for weeks now. (The Hershey Region AACA has us beat though - they've been preparing since the day after last year's event!) The membership team at Headquarters has also been busy ordering membership applications, renewal forms and brochures in preparation for the next few months.
 
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, the office 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 remains a top priority.
 
Look for your first opportunity to renew your membership 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!

IMPORTANT!!! 2017 AACA National Board of Directors Election

In the September/October edition of  Antique Automobile is a postpaid ballot for the 2017 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.
 
We Can't Wait for Hershey! Who's With Us?

Eastern Fall Meet
October 5-8, 2016
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. 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 . The judges' registration deadline is September 16.
 
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.
 
How to Reserve Scooters in Advance for Hershey

People planning to attend the Hershey Meet can reserve a scooter in advance online and pay by credit card. Reservations can be made by  clicking here and following these easy steps:
 
Step 1:  Choose the equipment you would like and the date(s) you would like to have the equipment; then hit "next."
Step 2: Confirm  your equipment reservation information is correct, and as a new online customer complete the "New Customer" section (Note: Your address must match the billing address for your debit or credit card.); then hit "next."
Step 3: Insert  your debit or credit card information and then hit "next" (Note: all transactions are non-refundable).
Step 4: Confirm  all of your reservation details are correct and then hit "confirm."
 
The Reservation System will provide you with a confirmation that your order has been placed.
 All rentals include a processing fee. NOTE: There will be no REFUNDS under ANY circumstances.
 
The ScooterBug Hershey AACA information line is: 1-800-SCOTBUG (726-8284)
 
Volunteers Needed at Hershey

Eastern Fall Meet,  October 5-8, 2016,  Hershey, PA

We need several additional volunteers to work the AACA membership tents during the meet. Volunteers are needed on the Chocolate and Green Fields Wednesday-Friday and on the Show Field on Saturday. You'll be helping to sign up new members and taking renewals from current members. If you are coming to Hershey and could spare a few hours, we would sincerely appreciate the help. If you can volunteer, please contact Lars Anderson at larco257@aol.com.  
 
AACA Library to Host Third Annual Yard Sale During Meet Week in Hershey!

Back by popular demand!!! For the third year in a row, the AACA Library will be hosting its duplicate literature yard sale. If you collect automotive sales literature, you will definitely want to feast your eyes on this buffet of brochures. It will take place on Tuesday, October 4, starting promptly at 4 p.m. and only lasting for three hours. Don't be late!! If you aren't here on time, you will miss out on some stunning items from the likes of Packard, Lincoln, Rolls-Royce and more! In addition to the sales literature, we will also be selling books, vintage racing literature, collectibles and even some car parts. You never know what you will find, so mark it on your calendar now and adjust your schedule to attend!

Click here to watch a special promotional video 
the library staff put together.


HERE ARE THE DETAILS...
Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Time: 4-7 p.m.
Location: AACA Library & Research Center, 
501 West Governor Road, Hershey, PA  17033

AACA Board Member Mike Jones Receives Buick Centennial Award 

Recently, the Buick Club of America hosted the club's Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration in Allentown, PA. The event was staged at Nicola Bulgari's expansive American Motorcar Complex. This fantastic complex will be the site of the AACA Grand National Meet in 2019!
 
During the festivities, BCA President Brian Clark made a special Buick Centennial Award presentation to each 100+ year vehicle on the show field. AACA Director Mike Jones' 1913 Buick Touring was among those 100 year old automobiles recognized.
 
AACA Needs YOU to be Involved in Legislative Affairs
By Jack Armstrong, AACA Vice President - Legislation, jcarbarn@aol.com

We need members to be more involved in and aware of legislative issues that may impact this great hobby of ours.
 
Items often impacted by legislative actions are fuels, taxes on sales and/or purchases, bills of sale, registrations, inspections and titles. Frequently, it is important that AACA members attend hearings in their state and initiate letters and calls to appropriate legislators.
 
Background information on all issues is available thru SEMA, which is a very effective government affairs organization with a history of working closely and effectively with AACA. Our contact there is Colby Martin ( ColbyM@sema.org ), SEMA Action Network Director. All AACA members need to click here to get on his issues distribution list to stay informed! 
 
I'm certain you will find this activity interesting and hopefully rewarding. Remember, the U.S. Government was founded by the people & for the people - we all need to be involved!
 
If this is something you are truly interested in, please consider becoming your Region or Chapter Legislative Affairs Officer. Every AACA Region and/or Chapter should have a Legislative Affairs Officer to help keep its members informed and up-to-date on legislative items of concern.
 
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 Chairman of the AACA Young Peoples Award Earl Mowrey, 423 N Montour St, Montoursville, PA 17754 (jagspeed120@comcast.net).  
 
All scholarship applications are due by December 1 
and will be awarded at the AACA Annual Meeting in February.
 
Colorful T-Birds
By Perry Anthony, pa310@charter.net
Chair CTCI Publicity, Classic Thunderbird Club International


How many times have you seen a classic T-bird and wondered if the color was "original" and how many were painted by the factory that color?
 
Well, thanks to the photography of Willy Busch in Norway and Dave Tolowitzky in Florida, who maintains the CTCI database of T-birds, the current answer can be found in  this colorful display
depicting '55-'57 T-birds.
 
Should you want more information or have a T-bird that should be in the confidential CTCI database, contact us at www.ctci.org

Is Your AACA Region Growing?  

Recognize the hard work of your region or chapter and apply this year for the I.C. Kirkham Award. This is a little too early to actually apply, but we wanted to get the information in front of you. We suggest that you complete and mail this form immediately following your last meeting in 2016 at which you would accept new members. 
 
Remember, small regions can compete with big regions as it is a weighted formula. Take home the big award at the National AACA Annual Meeting in February for proving to other clubs that you can increase membership with a little hard work and determination.
 
Click here for the application. 
Completed forms must be at AACA Headquarters by December 10, 2016.
 
Member Submitted Story

Do You Know George Bugg?
By John Wagner, President, Athens Region, AACA, wgnassociates@aol.com

Thought you might be interested in this video that TV Station 35 WDIG from Dublin, Georgia, did on George Bugg. George is a current AACA Athens, GA, region member, and was president for 10+ years before I became president. He is currently 80 years old and is considered to be "Mr. Car Collector" in northeast GA with a collection of 130 vehicles. George was a very close friend of Larry Bailey, long-time AACA member from Cleveland, GA. Some of the cars in George's collection were purchased from Larry over the last 25 years.
 
George is a buying collector - he rarely ever sells one of his cars. He is in good health, still works every day, owns a number of commercial and residential properties, and is always adding to his collection - recently adding a 1927 Hudson 4-door sedan. He has a full-time mechanic who takes care of the maintenance and, for a small fee, fellow AACA club members can take cars to him for maintenance and restoration.
 
The station in Dublin, which is about 125 miles south of us here in Athens, is very close to Renz, GA, where George grew up. He still has many friends in that area thus the reason for the interest by the local station.
 
As you will see, George is a story teller and his car collection is his number one interest. He is very sharing of his collection - every week individuals, groups, car clubs, etc. are able to see his cars. He is always willing to give a tour.
 
Click here to watch the video about George's car collection.
Trivia Question
   

There are two, recognized car makers operating in Sweden. Who are they?



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

2016 AACA National Meets & Tours Activity Request Card

A 2016 Activity Request Card was included with your July/August 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 meet:  Central Fall Meet (Texas). 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.

Back to School Shopping? Early Holiday Shopping?
Whatever You are Shopping Online for, use AmazonSmile to Benefit AACA!

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the Antique Automobile 
Club of America whenever you shop on  AmazonSmile
 
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at  smile.amazon.com , you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.
 
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.
 
Click here to learn more about AmazonSmile.

2016 AACA 1/2 Year Memberships Available Through October 15

Do you have a friend that has been thinking about joining AACA? Regions & Chapters, are you trying to recruit new members for your club? This is an excellent time to encourage new people to sign up for membership.
 
AACA National Headquarters will process any new 2016 membership applications as ½ year memberships. The ½ year membership includes the months June through December at a cost of only $18.00 ($23 for non-U.S. members).
 
The ½ year membership gives new members an opportunity to get a taste of AACA without paying the full year membership fee. Anyone that includes the yearly payment of $35.00 ($45 for non-U.S. members) with their new application will be refunded $17.00 ($22 for non-U.S. members).
 
½ year members are entitled to the following benefits:
  • Members receive three bi-monthly issues of Antique Automobile magazine: July/August, Sept/Oct & Nov/Dec.
  • Members are eligible to join an AACA region and/or chapter.
  • Members can exhibit vehicles & compete for national prizes & annual awards.
  • Members receive unlimited free admission to the AACA Museum.
  • Members receive limited free research by the AACA Library & Research Center staff.
The ½ year membership is for first-time new members only. It doesn't apply to current members that are late in paying their yearly dues or members that have left their membership lapse for a year or more and wish to reinstate their membership.
 
If you have any questions regarding the ½ year membership program, feel free to contact Karen White at AACA Headquarters at 717-534-1910 or kwhite@aaca.org .
 

Reminder to Regions & Chapters: Don't forget to use the complimentary 2016 membership applications that were sent to your region or chapter by September 30, 2016.

From the AACA Library & Research Center

AACA Library Update Webcast Episode 2:
Interview with Former Librarian Kim Miller Gardner

The AACA Library is now doing a webcast series to share our latest news, interviews and more. A webcast allows us to share these experiences with you online in video format (via our YouTube channel).
 
In our first webcast, we interviewed our former intern, Ryan BollingerEpisode 2 is now hot off the reel. Watch a tell-all interview with the AACA Library's former Head Librarian, Kim Miller Gardner. How did Kim get the job? What was the library like in the past? What's Kim's favorite book? For the answers to these questions and more, be sure to watch our latest webcast! 

Click here to watch now.


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 Interested in doing research with the AACA Library?
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.

AACA Library & Research Center is Looking for Interns and Volunteers

Last month you met Preston & Ryan, our interns at the Library this summer. Sadly, their internships have ended and they have returned to school. It was really great having the extra help this summer, so the library staff have decided to continue the internship program. 

Are you interested in being an intern or volunteer at the library? Well here's the video for you. We are always looking for help around the library, but not everyone can cut it. Get an insider's look into how we decide who is fit to be an AACA Librarian. 

If you are interested in volunteering or becoming an intern please contact us. Our information can be found here.

It's Never Too Early to Buy Your Holiday Cards
 
AACA Christmas and holiday cards are an annual tradition for many members. These beautiful 5x7 cards feature artwork from renowned artist Ken Eberts, whose paintings have graced Antique Automobile magazine covers. This year, we have two new designs... 

 "Holiday Lights"
1931 Packard 833 5-passenger coupe
Inside verse: Season's Greetings  
"Christmas 1949"
1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Town Sedan
Inside verse: Merry Christmas and 
Happy New Year

The cards come in packs of 12 and include envelopes. Each pack is only $12 (plus shipping). An order form was included with your last issue of Antique Automobile magazine or you can always call AACA Headquarters to place your order (717-534-1910).

Come Enjoy the Grandeur of Wyoming
 
Western Fall Meet
September 1-3, 2016
Cheyenne, WY
Click here for the brochure   

The Oak Spokes and Hi Wheelers Chapters of the High Plains Region AACA cordially invite you and your family to join us for the 2016 Western Division National Fall Meet in Cheyenne, Wyoming, where you can experience the open spaces, the vast vistas, the majestic mountains and the pioneering heritage of Wyoming's citizens, noted for their friendliness.

The background for the State license plates gives a sense of the open plains backed by the magnificent Grand Tetons. The State Logo, the Bucking Horse and Rider, in the foreground expresses the rugged, adventurism associated with the State, its inhabitants, and the wealth of outdoor recreation and natural resources that are available in the State. Wyoming is home to several unique natural features, such as Yellowstone Park, Devil's Tower, the Grand Tetons, Hot Springs State Park in Thermopolis, Flaming Gorge, and over 7 million acres of national forest, to name a few of the more well-known.

2016 Glidden Tour: Mountain Passes & Memories
 
Revival AAA Glidden Tour®
Hosted by VMCCA
September 11-16, 2016
North Conway, NH
Visit website for more information   

The Veteran Motor Car Club of America (VMCCA) and the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) take turns hosting the Glidden Tour every other year. The 2016 tour is a hub tour centered in North Conway, New Hampshire, with day tours that visit Maine. Each day participants will venture out to visit new attractions within a 60 mile radius. Tour is limited to the first 200 cars or 408 people, whichever comes first. Cars must be Pre-1943. The tour's major sponsor is the American Automobile Association (AAA).

Do You Know a Military Veteran Who Would Like to be an AACA Member?

The Military Sponsorship Program is available to all of the Military Veterans that have proudly served to protect our homeland and freedoms. With this program, AACA is extending a limited number of complimentary current year memberships for first-time AACA applicants. More information on this program and an application can be found on the AACA home page under member information and drop down to Military, or simply click here.
 
These complimentary, current-year memberships are for first-time AACA applicants and are limited by the funds available for this program. These complimentary applications for membership are intended for individuals who have a genuine interest in the antique car hobby

CLICK HERE to order your ticket & thank you for supporting AACA!
Galveston is the Place to be in October!
 
Central Fall Meet
October 20-22, 2016
Galveston, TX
Registration Deadline: September 26, 2016

Galveston is described as a romantic island tucked deep within the heart of South Texas. It possesses all the charm of a small southern town, yet it is only 50 miles south of Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States. The island is also home to 32 miles of beaches, a wide variety of family attractions, museums, restaurants, downtown shopping, top resort hotels, and outdoor adventure activities by land or sea, including kayaking, diving, deep-sea fishing, birding, golfing, beach volleyball and more. And this fall the island will be home to the AACA Central Fall Meet, so come on down to Texas for some Southern Hospitality!  

Time to make your reservations - here's all of the information you need:

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 ensure 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

 
Come Experience Southern Hospitality in Savannah
 
Reliability Tour
November 5-11, 2016
Savannah, GA
Click here for the brochure   

The Antique Automobile Club of America and the Horseless Carriage Club of America join forces every other year to sponsor the Reliability Tour. The roots of this event stem back to 1903 when an organization was formed to determine just how "reliable" these new-fangled horseless carriages were for the buying public. Today the tradition carries on, with 75 to 100 of these pre-1916 vehicles meeting "somewhere in the US" to tour a particular area for a week.  

This year's tour is limited to 75 vehicles manufactured prior to January 1, 1916, and hosted by the Savannah Region AACA. The tour will start on Hilton Head Island, SC, in time for the Concours d'Elegance and move to Savannah for 5 days of beautiful sightseeing, fun motoring and, of course, some great food.

For more information or a registration form, please visit www.savaaca.org or contact Ralph Tolman, Chairman, at rwtolman@aol.com or (912) 313-0598.

News From the AACA Museum

The AACA Museum Board of Directors, Museum staff and volunteers are appreciative for his years of leadership here at the AACA Museum. Mr. Lizewskie came to the AACA Museum in 2012 with extensive experience on the concours circuit, judging at numerous venues across the country and as a founding member of The Elegance at Hershey concours event. His passion for the hobby, knowledge of motor vehicle history and extensive experience was evident in the many exhibits he brought to fruition while here at the AACA Museum. We wish him all the best in his new endeavors. The board has appointed Dennis Beck, the Museum's Accounting Manager, as Acting General Manager while the Board of Directors searches for a new Executive Director.

Our fall Cuba tour has SOLD OUT, but we've added a spring Cuba tour with a new and exciting twist!
 
Join us on a Cuba "voyage" March 2-11, 2017, as you explore different experiences in Cuba but this time aboard a fully air-conditioned yacht! Special prices are in effect for all bookings before September 30. Accommodates are limited, so don't delay!
 
A daily slate of engaging activities affords you an immersive opportunity to connect directly with the Cuban people learning more about each other through direct contact and cultural exchange. Highlights include:
  • Six nights aboard fully air-conditioned yacht, Panorama
  • Explore the historic Bay of Pigs
  • Visit Guanahacabibes, Cuba's largest nature reserve and home to the bee humming bird
  • View antique cars and visit with Eduardo Mesejo at Deposito del Automovil
  • Travel in classic cars to NostalgiCar
  • Spend a full day on rarely visited Juventud Island - the Isle of Youth
The AACA Museum is again working with International Expeditions for all tour arrangements. International Expeditions is licensed to operate people to people tours by the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control.
 
To make a reservation, contact Toni Rothman at 610-361-7882 or tonirothman@icloud.com .
Book by September 30; prices increase after that date.

AACA Museum Upcoming Programs:
November 19 - April 22, 2017

AACA Museum Current Exhibits:

AACA Museum Upcoming Events:
September 8:  International Thunderbird Club    
September 11:  PAWS Car Show    
September 24:  Corvair Car Show    
September 25:  Matchbox Toy Show     
October 6 & 7: Cars & Coffee presented by NPD (7:30-10 a.m.) 
October 22: Trunk or Treat

AACA Museum Events During Hershey Fall Meet Week:
AACA Museum Hershey Fall Meet Hours:
Monday, October 3 & Tuesday, October 4: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday, October 5: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Night at the Museum starts @ 6 p.m.)
Thursday, October 6 & Friday, October 7: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, October 8: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 9: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

RV Parking at the AACA Museum 
October 2-9
Did you know the AACA Museum offers RV and Trailer Parking during Hershey's Fall Meet week? From October 2-9, you can stay in your self-contained RV or park your rig right down the road from the action. Not even a mile away from the largest flea market in the world, the AACA Museum is the perfect place to rest your self-contained RV or trailer tires while you enjoy all the sights, catch up with old pals and acquire more automobilia! A shuttle is available between the meet field and the AACA Museum. Be sure to ask when the last shuttle will run each day. Spaces on pavement are very limited, but the grassy spots are easily accessible and flat. Click here for more information, a map, guidelines and registration form.  

Night at the Museum Presented by RM Sotheby's
October 5, $125 per ticket
Come celebrate the motoring hobby on Wednesday, October 5, from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. in the galleries of the AACA Museum. Enjoy a casual evening with friends and fellow enthusiasts as we showcase the opening of our newest upgraded exhibit area featuring Route 66. Enjoy a plentiful variety of foods and cocktails with a Route 66 flair, along with a silent auction, entertainment and automotive artist gallery. A Collector Car Conversation with Wayne Carini, host of Chasing Classic Cars along with noted car collector Ralph Marano and moderated by Bill Warner, Founder and Chairman of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. This event is a great evening to connect with fellow enthusiasts all to benefit the AACA Family - Club, Library & Museum. Reserve your tickets by phone at 717-566-7100 ext. 100 or purchase them online. Processing fees apply for online sales. 

Cars & Coffee sponsored by NPD  
October 6 & 7, 7:30 - 10 a.m.
Start your day with us in our super-secret garage! Join us for an escape "behind the scenes" to see those treasures not currently on view in the Museum galleries. Donuts & coffee will be served. Suggested donation: $10/$5 for AACA & Museum members.


Keep up to Speed  with information on additional exhibits and  events 
specifically at the AACA Museum - register today !    
 
The AACA Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and is FREE for all AACA Members - 
just show your membership card at the ticket counter when you arrive. 
There are extended hours and special happenings during the AACA Hershey Fall Meet and we look forward to seeing lots of you while you're in Hershey!


AACA Library eBay Store: Motor Madness Sale!
 

New ebay logo
From now through September 12, most items in our eBay store are 20% off. This includes items from our inventory of over 2,000 reproduction factory photographs, books, manuals and sales literature. If you're looking to add some unique items to your collection, don't delay.

Once the clock strikes midnight (EST, Sept. 12) the sale ends!
 
Please Note: Sale does not extend to items available for purchase onsite (that are not listed on eBay).

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

 
September 1-3, 2016
Western Fall Meet - Cheyenne, WY
 
September 11-16, 2016
Revival AAA Glidden Tour® (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
 
CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Online registration for Judges is now open for all remaining 2016 meets.

   
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 & Awards

Lynn Gawel

 

Accounting, IT & Website

Pat Buckley

 

Advertising & Marketing

Speedster Editor

Stacy Zimmerman


Office Administration

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
 
 

Good, old, reliable Volvo, and exotic-car maker Koenigsegg. 

Saab went bankrupt in late 2011.

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.