February 2018 - Volume 111
In This Issue...
Region & Chapter Reporting Forms Due ASAP!
Winter Meet Deadline Extended to March 7
New Tri-Fold Brochure to Promote the Benefits of Your Region
We Need Your Feedback on the Annual Meeting
The Excellence of the AACA
AACA Library & Research Center Update
New Official 2018 AACA Meets & Tours Shirt on Sale NOW
My Birthday Present
Steve Rossi's Old Car Quiz
HURRY! The Deadline to Register for Charlotte is in 2 Weeks!
Only 1 Month Left to Register for the Western Spring Meet
2018 New York to Paris
Bondurant School Celebrates 50 Years
Outlaws, River Pirates and Highwaymen... Oh My!
20% Off Advertising for AACA Regions & Chapters
Do You Have an AACA Approved Car Sign for Your Car?
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What a Wonderful 82nd AACA Annual Meeting!
By Stacy Zimmerman, Speedster editor, szimmerman@aaca.org
 
Even an extra 3 million people in the city of Philadelphia on Thursday could not stop the AACA Annual Meeting! The Eagles Super Bowl Parade may have delayed the arrival of some members or forced folks to take a very round-about, longer-than-normal tour of the city, but about 900 of you eventually made your way to the Sheraton and joined us for this grand celebration. THANK YOU!
 
Attendees had lots to keep them busy! From 45 educational seminars, 35 trade show exhibitors, the First Lady's Breakfast and the Annual Membership Meeting to the hands-on youth program, Region & Chapters Presidents' Dinner and our special guest speaker Dr. Simeone. All of these activities were crammed into 2 full days and ended with the Oscar-like AACA National Awards Banquet, where all of our National Award winners were recognized and honored.

Your new 2018 AACA National Board of Directors was also inducted during the Annual Meeting. These Board members are here to serve you and this organization, so please do not hesitate to contact them.

Thank you again to all of the members and their families who made the trek to join us for the Annual Meeting. The genuine enthusiasm and love for this hobby and AACA could be seen on all of your smiling faces the entire weekend. We hope you had fun, learned a lot and enjoyed being with your fellow enthusiasts. This event is a success year after year because of all of you!

Be sure to mark your calendars now to attend the 
83rd AACA Annual Meeting being held in Philadelphia February 7-9, 2019!
ATTENTION: Region & Chapter Reporting Forms Due ASAP!
 
Just a reminder that your Region/Chapter Officer Reporting Forms and Roster Reporting forms are due by March 1st. 

These forms were mailed to your Secretary back in December. If you need another copy of the forms, you can click here to download them from our website or we can mail you another set if need be.
 
Please return the forms to Kristin Calvin at kcalvin@aaca.org. You can also mail them to 501 W Governor Rd, Hershey, PA 17033, or fax them to 717-534-9101.

Winter Meet Deadline Extended to March 7!!

The Deep South Region is excited to host a winter meet in Mobile, Alabama, from March 22-24! The meet will be held at Cooper Riverside Park. This 3-acre park along the Mobile River has outdoor sculptures, paved walking paths & benches. It will be a great setting. The host hotel will be the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel at 64 S. Water St. in Mobile. Rooms will cost $119 per night and you can call 251-438-4000 to make your reservations. 
 
AACA is very grateful for the willingness of this region to jump in at the last minute! Let's support the Deep South Region by registering lots cars and judges!

It's not too late to register! The deadline has just been extended to March 7!

Use Our New Tri-Fold Brochure to Promote the Benefits of Your Region


We have developed a brand new brochure to promote membership in AACA Regions and Chapters. This new brochure focuses on all of the benefits of belonging to a local AACA Region or Chapter. The photos are engaging, the text clear and concise, and the design professional.
 
The front of the brochure contains an area specifically for you to adhere a label with your local region or chapter's contact information.

This will make a great handout at cruise nights, car shows, touring events or when any opportunity arises to promote your club. 

Why not keep a couple handy in your glove box, too?!
 
These brochures are FREE and available from AACA National Headquarters. Ask your region president or membership secretary to order some today. Call us at 717-534-1910.

We Need Your Feedback on the Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting Committee is always looking to improve your experience at the Annual Meeting. For those of you who attended the Annual Meeting this year, you know that we had lots of new seminars, but also made sure to include several of your old favorites as well. The trade show was filled with some of your favorite vendors, as well as a few newbies. The National Awards Banquet was once again filled with an Oscars-like pageantry.

In order to continue to improve and elevate this event, we need YOUR feedback. What did you like? What didn't you like? Which seminar was your favorite? What would you like to see at future Annual Meetings? The Annual Meeting Survey is where you can voice your opinions about the event and know that it will be reviewed by the Committee.

If you would prefer to print a copy of the survey and mail it back to us, click here to download a PDF.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this survey. Your valuable feedback will help us continue to improve future Annual Meetings. The survey will close on April 6, 2018.

Photos from the Annual Meeting

Here are just a few photos from the Annual Meeting taken by the Mark Usciak... Be sure to check out the next issue of Antique Automobile magazine for a full article and tons more photographs from the event!


The Excellence of the AACA
By Bridget Hagood and Frank Jones, Cocoa, FL, behagood@aol.com

I think back to the early 1970s when I was a freshly-winged Naval Aviator reporting to my first squadron, VP-40, in Iwakuni, Japan. In this dream-come-true occupation, Naval Aviator, flying is your second job. Running a branch office and taking care of your men and women are your primary responsibility and of greater importance. Now, I may have been a freshly-minted aviator and Ensign, but I had been in the Navy my entire life! My father was a WWII Navy Chief Petty Officer, the backbone of the service. He was an aviation mechanic and flight engineer.
 
It is very common in any work place endeavor to talk about the inadequacies of the boss, job or the system as a whole. In the military, this seems more like a rite of passage or even a socializing pastime. In my position as a branch officer, I soon discovered problem areas that needed attention. I had listened to the scuttlebutt that my immediate boss, maintenance officer Lt. Graham (a mustanger, i.e. a commissioned officer of previous enlisted rank), did not suffer fools or tolerate general complaining. Needless to say, I was a little nervous setting a time to meet with my new boss to voice my trepidations within my shop.
 
The discussion with this fine officer about my situation went very well. I was amazed that Lt. Graham did not chew me out for voicing my concern about deficiencies within my billet. It was after talking to my peers that I learned a very important life lesson. Do not take up space in the bosses' office complaining, instead outline areas that need improvement, followed by recommendations to correct the problems.
 
Identifying and then fixing the problem is the core of AACA's mission and endeavors. AACA actively remedies problem areas within our hobby and seeks out areas which they can improve upon. This was made so abundantly clear at the Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance. All things ran and managed by AACA were as flawless and pertinent as humanely possible. This efficiency was demonstrated the second we put our car on the field. AACA was tasked by the Concours for a display, "Cars through the Decades." As one of the first cars to arrive on the field Friday afternoon, we were greeted and assisted by knowledgeable, professional volunteers who knew what to do and could address all of our questions or find the person who knew the answers.


 
On Saturday at the AACA hosted seminars this dedicated professionalism was once again evident. The plethora of knowledge and the zeal for all things automotive was confirmed. The first seminar, "The World of Wild, Weird, Wacky, but Wonderful Cars" hosted by Steve Moskowitz and Chris Ritter, highlighted not only the extent of information available in the AACA Library, but the necessity of ensuring the library's continued and growing success.
 
The second panel discussing "The Collector Car Market - the Past Five Years and the Five Years to Come" had ample AACA representation that highlighted the wealth of knowledge and passion embodied in our leadership. This discussion moderated by Dave Kinney had panelists Keith Martin, Bill Rothermel, Wayne Carini and Dr. Paul Sable.
 
The fervor held by our leaders permeates the volunteers and assistants they oversee. The day of the Concours this was demonstrated again by the AACA volunteers who managed and helped those of us in the AACA exhibit. The individual volunteers were knowledgeable, helpful and courteous beyond belief. The AACA put on a first-class production and it was a privilege to have been involved in this process. Our 1930 Chevrolet, Ethyl, (a survivor) was treated as an equal to the high-end fully restored examples of our shared passion.
 
It is self-evident that the work performed by our AACA needs to be fully supported so they may continue to help our love of the automobile hobby. The resource of the AACA Library is essential in the mission of AACA on our behalf. I am proud to be associated with this fine organization and have found a new enthusiasm for helping further our mutual goals. I see this as a call to action and support for our fine organization. That we will be part of the solution and contribute more to the success of our outstanding association, the AACA, is our challenge.

Note from Steve Moskowitz, AACA Executive Director: 
First, it was great to be with Bridget and Frank and all the other 31 AACA members at Boca. They were the backbone of the weekend, along with the cars they so generously shared with us. It was a fabulous weekend for AACA and a big thank you goes to the volunteers from the Boca Raton Concours and the organizers. AACA is still a well-kept secret in some corners and attending events like this just might help us to change that fact.

From the AACA Library & Research Center

AACA Library Update 10 - Of Bookmobiles & LEGO Bricks

Most of the time, we share our library news videos with you one at a time. For February, we decided to give you a double feature! First up is a video of the AACA Library Bookmobile presentation from this year's Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. Join Chris Ritter, Tom Gibson, Dave Bowman and Rick Hoover as they talk about the history of bookmobiles and the acquisition and restoration journey of the AACA Library's 1955 Chevrolet Bookmobile.
 


Next up is "Lego Car Talk," in which Mike and Matt delve into the history of licensed LEGO vehicles from the 1930s through today. The video also includes a special review of the Volkswagen T1 Camper Van (set #10220), which Mike received as a gift. This exciting and informative review includes footage from the build and stop-motion-animation highlighting the model's key play features!




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New Official 2018 AACA Meets & Tours Shirt on Sale NOW!!

Do you remember that shirt you purchased to commemorate a favorite concert? The shirt that still makes you smile as you relive the memories of that special event. Now is your chance to create memories with the official 2018 AACA Meets & Tours shirt.  Buy your shirt today and "rock it" at any or all of the 2018 Meets & Tours!!

These were hot sellers at Annual Meeting! T-shirts are available in black and navy. Long-sleeve t-shirts and sweatshirts are only available in navy. You can purchase the t-shirts right now by clicking here. If you would like a long-sleeve t-shirt or sweatshirt, we are taking pre-orders right now - just call us at 717-534-1910.

This shirt is sure to become a collector's item! 
Buy yours NOW before they sell out!

Member Submitted Story 

My Birthday Present
By J. Michael Hemsley, Chattanooga, TN, jmichaelhemsley@gmail.com

Soon after my return from Vietnam in 1969, I bought a 1956 Lotus 11LM from Evel Knievel's father, Bob Knievel. The car was in Butte, Montana; I was teaching ROTC at Eastern Washington State College in Cheney, Washington, so it meant an all day road trip. Two cadets and the son of another instructor came with me across northern Idaho and over the mountains to Butte.
 
As we descended the Continental Divide, we saw how treacherous Montana in late November could be - a VW Beetle was down a slope on its side. When we saw the first head pop out of the window, we came to a careful stop, rescued two women and four kids from the VW, and put it on its wheels again. We left them at a gas station and had a good feeling about being able to help. Amazingly, we saw them again as we headed west that evening - all the VW needed was a tow up the slope, and they were on their way again.
 
Arriving in Butte, we had to wonder how Bob Knievel survived selling used foreign cars and new Siata Springs in such a decaying town. We quickly found his showroom, and Bob led us to the Lotus. It started up immediately, and we were completely seduced by its beauty. The price was $900, and I handed it over without any negotiation. The car was quickly loaded, and we were underway by late afternoon.
 
At a stop at Porkchop John's for sandwiches, my three companions realized that we'd have to stop for gas somewhere in rural west Montana and that whoever was pumping gas would probably ask what kind of car was on the trailer. For the next few hours, a new marque and model emerged. The Lotus, competition number 426, became a 426cc Babushka-engined Zeiss Icon Skoda.
 
When we stopped, I asked to have the car filled and opened the hood to check the oil. As anticipated, the attendant, a wizened looking old cowboy, asked "What kind of car is that, sonny?" It was Dean who got to him first and announced the well-practiced, "It's a 426cc Babushka-engined Zeiss Icon Skoda." There was a pause, and I could imagine the cowboy looking at the Lotus. Then he said, "Hmmm, looks like a Lotus to me."
 
Dean didn't say much during the rest of the trip and looked just a little annoyed when one of us would say, "Hmmm, looks like a Lotus to me."


Trivia Question
   

Where did the song lyric, "Gee, our old LaSalle ran great..." originate? 



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

HURRY! The Deadline to Register for Charlotte is in 2 Weeks!

Southeastern Spring Meet
Charlotte, NC
April 5-8, 2018
Registration Deadline: March 16
 
The Hornets Nest Region extends a cordial welcome to all fellow AACA members planning to attend the Southeastern Division National Spring Meet. April is a great time of year to visit Charlotte. The AACA Meet is being held during the Hornets Nest Region's Charlotte AutoFair (produced each April & September) at Charlotte Motor Speedway. 

Free tickets to Charlotte AutoFair will be provided to each AACA owner registering a vehicle and to each registered AACA Judge. 

Host Hotel Information:
Embassy Suites 
5400 John Q. Hammons Drive N.W. 
Concord, NC 28027 
(Located one mile from Speedway) 
Phone Direct: 704-455-8200 
Ask for "AACA or Charlotte AutoFair" Rate
Standard Suite is $159 Night + Tax

Only 1 Month Left to Register for the Western Spring Meet!
By Roy Ireland, Tucson Region, royireland802@gmail.com

Western Region Spring Meet
Tucson, AZ
April 19-21, 2018
Registration Deadline: March 30
 
Reminders and highlights from the 
Tucson Region:
  • If you have a yellow meet registration card sitting on your desk, get it sent off today! 
  • If you have yet to request a registration card, online registration is available at members.aaca.org.
  • Remember to order your commemorative event t-shirt - only $18!
  • There will be a poolside western-style barbeque buffet Friday evening at the Hilton host hotel.
  • The Saturday Awards Banquet will feature your choice of beef, chicken or vegetarian plated dinners.
  • The host hotel, Hilton Tucson East, has just completed an $8M renovation celebrating their 30th anniversary. In addition to updated guest rooms, the hotel is refurbishing the pool, restaurant and bar areas.
  • Make your room reservations with the Hilton Tucson East by calling 1-800-445-8667 and mention Antique Automobile Club for a special $109 rate.
2018 New York to Paris: Celebrating the 110th Anniversary
By Jeff Mahl, Saint James City, FL, jeffmahl@aol.com

Photo courtesy TheGreatAutoRace.com

February 12, 2018, marks an important anniversary in automotive history. It was 110 years ago a race began which changed the perception of the "horseless carriage" from a novelty for the rich to a viable means of transportation for everyone. The 1908 New York to Paris Race was considered so impossible, Henry Ford and Ransom Olds declined to enter. However, when President Teddy Roosevelt heard French, Italian and German teams were going to race from Times Square to the Eiffel Tower, he demanded there be an American team!
 
Just days before the February 1908 start, the Buffalo built "Thomas Flyer" was entered. The race was an epic challenge of men and machines, with only three of the six entries actually making it to Paris. More importantly, everyone survived the competition in spite of blizzards, bandits, bad food and no roads along the 22,000 mile route. Just 169 days after the start, the American Thomas Flyer entered Paris and its driver George Schuster won the race with records that still stand today. The legendary victory went on to inspire the 1965 movie "The Great Race" starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Natalie Wood and Peter Falk. George has since been inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame , and the Thomas Flyer has been entered into the National Historic Vehicle Register .
 
In celebration of the victory, a group of intrepid vintage car enthusiast will be making the 2018 New York to Paris run along the original route. The itinerary is divided into two legs. The first will be the U.S. beginning June 19, 2018, in New York heading west to Oakland/San Francisco arriving July 5. The second Asia/Europe leg has been postponed. As you know from recent reports, the Asia situation (particularly North Korea) has become unstable and necessitated postponing that leg until events improve. 
 
There will be special planned stops along the way, including Buffalo, NY, with a joint start at the Pierce Arrow Museum  along side the 2018 Great Racers They will be headed east for Halifax, NS, while we head west for San Francisco. Next Cheyenne, WY, with a special lunch at the Plains Hotel . Then it's on to the Cheyenne Depot where the Union Pacific Railroad played a key role in helping the Flyer cross the upper mid-west. As we continue west, we're honored with a special vintage edition of the Evanston Car Show ! Of course a visit to Reno and the National Automobile Museum home of the restored Thomas Flyer , and on to Death Valley National Park  with a grand finish in San Francisco. These are just some of the places we will be visiting along the way with spectacular views, historic venues and some great people.
 
This is not a race, but rather a relaxed tour covering an average of about 300 miles per day with three days of rest and recreation mixed it. There are no "entry fees" - it's just your own expenses along the way! Vintage car enthusiasts and history buffs are welcome from start to finish or may join in for any part of the trip. This is a great way to cross the continent and celebrate the 110th Anniversary of the legendary race, while making some history of your own in your favorite automobile!
 
Complete details including the U.S. itinerary can be found by clicking here

Bondurant School Celebrates 50 Years
Reprinted with permission from Larry Edsall & ClassicCars.com

From actors getting ready for roles in feature films to experienced auto racers looking to improve their competitiveness and from military and from security personal who need evasive driving skills to teenagers just learning to maneuver a vehicle safely, more than half a million people have gained enhanced driving skills at the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving.
 
But the very first students - there were three of them - reported to class on Valentine's Day, 1968, making Valentine's Day 2018 the school's 50th anniversary.
 
Bondurant and one of his first students - 
actor Paul Newman - ham it up after class
"I opened my racing school on Valentine's Day in 1968 because of what the day represents," Bondurant said in a news release. "It's a day that celebrates love and passion. And there's nothing I loved more passionately than racing and teaching, high-performance driving, and just as important, driver safety.
 
"Of course, I'm very proud of the incredible influence my school has had on drivers from around the world. I'm so grateful to have created such a great legacy and to be the only family owned and operated driver training school of this scale."
 
Bondurant was a world-championship racing driver but in 1967 the steering arm broke on a car he was driving at Watkins Glen, New York, and he suffered severe injuries, was told he'd never walk again.
 
Part of his recuperation was to start a school to teach others to drive.
 

Texas Region Celebrates 65th Annual Tour
By Charles and Nichole Gambulos II, Texas Region AACA, TexasRegionAACA@gmail.com

Greetings from the Texas Region AACA! We would love to invite everyone to the 65th Annual Texas Tour located in historic Nacogdoches, Texas, May 17-20, 2018. This year's theme is the "Golden Age of Transportation." Our tour has been a continuous event rotating between four AACA chapters and one HHCA. Participation in our event is open to those interested in the antique vehicle hobby. Vehicles must be at least 25 years old in order to register and be eligible for awards. 
 
We have a full lineup of exciting events throughout the tour including socials, entertainment, ladies event, delicious food and some beautiful touring of East Texas! Our main event on Saturday, May 19, is a scenic drive to Palestine where we will board the historic Texas State Railroad for a leisurely train ride through the Piney Woods. 
 
Our base hotel is the newly restored Fredonia Hotel in downtown Nacogdoches. It was built in 1955, but has received a $17 million dollar facelift and has been reopened for less than a year. Rates begin at $109 and are available for booking now.
 
We open with some small afternoon touring options on Thursday, culminating with a wine social that evening. Friday opens with the Judge's Breakfast followed by car judging. The ladies will be participating in their own event during this timeframe. Late morning, the group begins touring north for a catered lunch followed by an enjoyable ride through the countryside. Dinner and a show will cap off the evening. Saturday is our all-day touring and train event ending with dinner and awards.
 
Registration includes lunches, dinner, hospitality room, anniversary tour swag and train ticket. We hope to see you there! For more information, please email Charlie & Nichole Gambulos II at TexasRegionAACA@gmail.com or visit our website at www.texastour.org .

Outlaws, River Pirates and Highwaymen... Oh My!
By Lynn Lech, 2018 Founders Tour Chair, jl_lech@comcast.net

Founders Tour
Metropolis, IL
October 21-26, 2018
Registration Open August 1-31 ONLY
 
Few natural formations are as awe-inspiring or intriguing as a cave. The deep, dark recesses immediately conjure up images of adventure and mystery. At Cave-In-Rock in southern Illinois, atop the high bluffs overlooking the scenic Ohio River is a 55-foot-wide cave that was carved out of the limestone rock by water thousands of years ago. Beginning in the 1790s, Cave-in-Rock became a refuge stronghold for frontier outlaws on the run from the law, which included river pirates and highwaymen .
 
Because the Ohio River flowed westward, it became a convenient means of westward movement by pioneers traveling from western Pennsylvania. These pioneers were regularly set upon by outlaws in the area. Traders moving between New Orleans and eastern markets also had to risk robbery.
 
As you venture down to the cave (an easy walk), let your imagination soar. You can almost hear the bravado of those early outlaws as they unloaded their ill-gotten gains into the deep recesses of the cave.
 
Cave-In-Rock State Park is just one of the interesting sites included on the 2018 Founders Tour in Metropolis, Illinois, October 21-26. Won't you join us?!

Check Out These Upcoming AACA National Meets & Tours...
 
The Elegance at Hershey Tickets Now Available

The Elegance at Hershey will take place on June 8-10, 2018. Tickets are now available for The Grand Ascent, VIP Charity Ride Along and The Elegance. All event proceeds benefit charities, including our very own AACA Library & Research Center.

Please visit  TheEleganceAtHershey.com to purchase your tickets and to learn more about our available sponsorships and how to become a volunteer.
 
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Melissa Rau, Executive Director, at 717-500-5191 or mrau@theeleganceathershey.com .


20% Off Advertising for AACA Regions & Chapters
 
Is your region or chapter hosting a meet, tour, swap meet or other special event this year? Why not advertise it in Antique Automobile magazine? 

The magazine has been published since 1937 and has an extremely enthusiastic and dedicated readership of 60,000+ hobbyists! What better place to spread the word about your event!

And as a bonus, all AACA regions or chapters receive 20% off advertising costs in the magazine.

Click here to download the current advertising rates.
 
Please contact Stacy at AACA Headquarters with any questions: szimmerman@aaca.org or 717-534-1910.

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.

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 2018 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 2018 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.

Oops! Did YOU Forget to Renew Your AACA Membership?

Your AACA membership runs on a calendar year 
from January 1 through December 31. 

If you have already renewed your membership for 2018, thank you!! If you have not renewed your membership yet, please take a few minutes to do it now.  Renewing your membership only takes 5 minutes and can be done one of three ways...
  • Renew online - be sure to RETRIEVE YOUR ACCOUNT first! Once your account is set up on the new site, you can renew online with your credit card. If you retrieved your account information previously, go to the Registered Customers area and enter your email address and password.
  • Renew by mail - fill out the form that came with your January/February issue of Antique Automobile magazine, provide payment in the form of a check made out to AACA or your credit card information (VISA, MasterCard & Discover) and then mail it to AACA, 501 W. Governor Rd., Hershey, PA 17033.
  • Renew by phone - call AACA Headquarters (717-534-1910) and any of the staff here would be happy to take your renewal over the phone with a credit card payment (office hours: M-F, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time).

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
 
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!


**CANCELLED**
March 2-3, 2018
Winter Meet/Special Grand National - San Juan, Puerto Rico
 

Would you like registration information and materials about any of these meets or tours? You can:

1. Fill out the activity request card 
that came with the last issue of 
Antique Automobile magazine 
and mail it in to us.
 
2. Sign into the  members only area  of the AACA website to print your own registration form and brochure.
 
3. Call us at AACA Headquarters and we will fill out a request for you and mail you the materials. 
Call 717-534-1910 Mon-Fri from 
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

March 22-24, 2018
Winter Meet - Mobile, AL
Click here for the brochure

April 5-7, 2018
Southeastern Spring Meet - Charlotte, NC
 
April 19-21, 2018
Western Spring Meet - Tucson, AZ
 
May 11-12, 2018
Central Spring Meet - Auburn, IN
 
May 31-June 2, 2018
Annual Grand National Meet - Greensburg, PA

June 25-29, 2018
Eastern Divisional Tour - North Central PA
 
July 11-14, 2018
Eastern Spring Meet - Gettysburg, PA
 
August 20-24, 2018
Reliability Tour - Geneva, NY
 
September 12-15, 2018
Central Divisional Tour - Texas Panhandle
 
September 16-21, 2018
Revival AAA Glidden Tour (VMCCA) - Twin Falls, ID
 
October 10-13, 2018
Eastern Fall Meet - Hershey, PA
 
October 21-26, 2018
Founders Tour - Metropolis, IL
 
November 5-9, 2018
Sentimental Tour - Natchez, MS
 

   
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

From the ALL IN THE FAMILY TV show's "Those Were the Days" theme song, when Archie and Edith Bunker sang (and/or shrieked): 

"Didn't need no Welfare states... Everybody pulled his weight... 
Gee, our old LaSalle ran great...
Those were the days..." 

It was written by Broadway songwriters, Charles Strouse 
and Lee Adams.
 
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.