July 2016 - Volume 92
In This Issue...
AACA Board Member Bernie Golias and his Winton Appear on National TV
AACA Library to Host Third Annual Yard Sale During Meet Week in Hershey
Discounted Rates at La Quinta Inn & Suites
Nationwide Insurance Program Discounts
Family History: Great, Great Uncle Andy King & His Mystery Car
Steve Rossi's Old Car Quiz
1/2 Year Memberships Still Available for New Members
Meet the Interns
Come Enjoy the Grandeur of Wyoming
Do You Know a Military Veteran Who Would Like to be an AACA Member?
Hershey Meet Deadline is August 15!
Come Experience Southern Hospitality in Savannah
News From the AACA Museum
Race into Summer with NASCAR & Indy Memorabilia
Join Our Mailing List!
Quick Links
I Knew We Were Good, But...
By Stacy Zimmerman, Speedster editor, szimmerman@aaca.org
 
Here at AACA Headquarters, we hear from our members all the time about how great AACA is. We answer phone calls and meet with visitors to our office on a daily basis - all of whom tell us how much they love reading Antique Automobile magazine or how much fun they just had at the museum. I always love hearing the stories about how they just got back from their first AACA meet and it was the best car show they've ever attended. Well, now we know we aren't the only ones who think this way...
   
Congratulations to the 
Charlotte AutoFair  and 
The Elegance at Hershey! 
Both were voted  as two 
in the country from 
USA TODAY 10Best!
 
A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Many t hanks to everyone who voted over the past few weeks! 

The top 10 winners in the category Best Car Show 
are as follows:

  1. Back To The 50's - St. Paul
  2. Charlotte AutoFair - Charlotte
  3. Amelia Concours d'Elegance - Fernandina Beach, Fla.
  4. EyesOn Design - Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich.
  5. Chicago Auto Show - Chicago
  6. The Elegance At Hershey - Hershey, Penn.
  7. Luftgekuhlt - Vernon, Calif.
  8. Concorso Italiano - Monterey Bay, Calif.
  9. Telluride Festival of Cars and Colors - Telluride, Colo.
  10. Annual Street Rod Nationals - Louisville
 
Additional nominees for the title of Best Car Show included: Concours D'Elegance of America, Hemmings Concours d'Elegance, Los Angeles Auto Show, Miami International Auto Show, New England International Auto Show, New York International Auto Show, North American International Auto Show, Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, The Texas Hoedown and Woodward Dream Cruise.

Hershey Deadline Reminder & Volunteers Needed

Eastern Fall Meet,  October 5-8, 2016,  Hershey, PA
FIRM registration deadline of  August 15, 2016
No exceptions will be made, so be sure to be prompt!

Volunteers Needed at Hershey
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 Board Member Bernie Golias and his Winton Appear on National TV

Current AACA Board Member Bernie Golias and his Winton were recently featured on the CBS Morning show in a segment on the history of Cleveland. Bernie actually wrote a book on the Winton and its creator, which made him a great expert to have on the show.
 
Click here to view the full segment on Cleveland. Bernie's spot starts here about 3 minutes in.  

Click here if you are interested in learning more about Bernie's book, Famous But Forgotten: The Story of Alexander Winton; Automotive Pioneer and Industrialist.
 
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!


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

NEW Member Benefit: Discounted Rates at La Quinta Inn & Suits

AACA is continually looking to offer our members more and more benefits that save you money and time. With all of the traveling we do for meets, tours and other activities, choosing La Quinta Inn & Suites as a preferred lodging partner seemed like a perfect match.
 
All current AACA members can now receive preferred discounted rates at all La Quinta Inn & Suites. These discounted rates are not limited to just AACA event related stays, you get the discounts anytime you stay - business travel, family vacations, etc.
 
Reservations can be made in three ways:
  • Visit LQ.com and enter AAUTO1 in the promotional code box
  • Contact the reservations line at 800-SLEEPLQ (753-3757) AND request the Antique Automobile Club of America discount
  • Contact the hotel directly and request the Antique Automobile Club of America discount
 
Click here for the Antique Automobile Club of America Custom Booking Flyer with our unique booking instructions. 
 
Click here for step-by-step online booking instructions.
 
You may also want to enroll in the La Quinta Inn & Suites guest loyalty program, La Quinta Returns. This program will reward you with fast rewards, fast top-tier status and members-only benefits for your stays at La Quinta Inns & Suites locations.

NEW Member Benefit: Nationwide Insurance Program Discounts

You may have already or will soon be receiving communication from Nationwide Insurance. AACA has entered into an affinity relationship with them, much like the program with MBNA many years ago. The program could not be simpler...
 
Because of this new relationship, Nationwide is now allowed to offer special rates on different insurance products (NOT antique car insurance) that will possibly save both current and new Nationwide customers money. This includes special rates for regular car insurance, etc. It is that simple - just because you are a current AACA member!
 
We promise that no one will call you  unless you apply for a rate. Already some current Nationwide customers who are AACA members have taken advantage of their discount. If YOU decide you want to compare rates, you simply contact them and let them know you are an AACA member! Details about this new program will be sent to you in the mail and through email. Again, there is no obligation. We are just trying to save you money and support club activities.  
 
Don't worry, there will not be excessive emails or letters to you - just a few to let you know about the program. In return, Nationwide will be making a substantial donation to the club which will help us to continue to provide you with the best of services.
 
We are always looking for REAL benefits for our members and this one has the opportunity to save our supporters real dollars and with a company that is well-respected. That is a win for all of us.  

Member Submitted Story

Family History: Great, Great Uncle Andy King & His Mystery Car
By M.R. Simpers, Canaveral Region AACA, Cocoa, FL, msimpers@cfl.rr.com

The man riding shotgun is my great, great Uncle Andy, and he loved baseball and car racing. His name was Willis Andrew King (b: June 1881, White Plains, Ga. - d: February 1958 Jacksonville, Fla.). By profession he was a railroad engineer and later in his life the "Road Foreman of Engines" for the Seaboard Railroad out of Plant City, Fla. Around 1938, he was the first engineer in Florida to operate one of those new diesel electric engines.
 
I know early in his career (1901-1907) he was in Durham, Greensboro and then Spencer, N.C., with the Southern Railway. From 1907-1921, he was in Plant City, Fla., and he moved to Jacksonville in 1921.
 
There are no notations on the below photo indicating a date or location. To me, it'd be nice to think he was on the sands at Ormond Beach. I place this photo around 1910 to 1915. 
 
The engine appears to be a big 4 with exposed lifters. A review of my copies of the NACC Hand Book of Automobiles for 1915-1921 does not reveal any hoods with round holes. The rear cantilevered spring shackles may prove to be a good identifier.  
 
In my quest to discover my family history, information about this photo continues to elude me. I'm wondering if any of my fellow AACA members could help me identify this vehicle? Any ideas on the location or other folks in the photo would be great, too! Maybe, with your help, I can finally solve this mystery?

 

Share Your Stories in Speedster

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

Trivia Question
   

Which manufacturer pioneered power steering?



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:  Western Fall Meet (Wyoming), Eastern Fall Meet (Pennsylvania) and 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.

Hershey Notes: The Activity Request Card that was included with your July/August magazine has the October Eastern Fall Meet in Hershey, PA, listed on it. If you want Hershey information, make sure to return that card ASAP. Please do NOT include any special instructions or checks with your Activity Request Card. Special instructions, notes and payments should only accompany your actual registration forms that you send to the Hershey Region.

REMINDER: 2016 AACA 1/2 Year Memberships Available for New Members

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.
 
Beginning on June 1st, 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

Meet the Interns!
By Matthew Hocker, Assistant Librarian, mhocker@aaca.org, with a little help from the interns

Back in April, the AACA Library received a massive truckload of automotive racing material. This generous donation represents the life work of Don O'Reilly. O'Reilly was the editor of Speed Age magazine and helped bring auto racing into the mainstream. Since then, we have been hard at work processing the Don O'Reilly collection and have come across a ton of cool items, such as early NASCAR programs, Indianapolis 500 press kits and even an early autographed photo of the late Carroll Shelby!

We have made significant headway with the Don O'Reilly collection thanks in large part to extra help. Our summer interns have been hard at work "chipping away" at the collection box-by-box. Who are they, you might ask? Let's find out...

 
Preston Rose
I am a student at Pennsylvania College of Technology, studying Automotive Restoration Technology. This summer, I interned at the AACA Library and Research Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Some of the things I did at the library during my time there were researching and answering questions sent in by AACA members and cataloging new materials. While I was in Hershey, I also worked at Rick Hoover's Restorations nearby. I performed bodywork on the AACA Bookmobile, a 1955 Chevrolet truck. I am now spending the second half of my summer in Ohio, working with West Peterson, editor of Antique Automobile magazine. I have been photographing cars for articles over the past several months and now have the opportunity to work with the editing and layout of the magazine.
 
Ryan Bollinger
My name is Ryan Bollinger and I am 20 years old from Mount Joy, Pennsylvania. I currently go to the Pennsylvania College of Technology for Business Management and Marketing. I just graduated in May 2016 with my Associates in Automotive Restoration. I have had a passion for cars since I can remember, going on rides with my father and grandfather in their cars or being out in the garage with them. My passion is pre-war cars especially the really early stuff. I also collect antique toys; I have been doing that since I was about 8 years old. Anything from pressed steel toys to cast iron, pedal cars and tin wind-ups; I collect it all.
 
This summer I have been interning at the AACA Library and Research Center. What I have been doing there is helping organize the Don O'Reilly collection, doing research requests for customers and helping out with The Elegance at Hershey when needed. I have had a lot of fun working here so far and have learned a lot from it. Not only have I learned about what goes on in a library; I have also learned a lot from doing research on all sorts of different cars.
 
Thank you, Preston & Ryan!

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

Don't Miss the Chance to Visit New Bern, NC
 
Southeastern Fall Meet
August 11-13, 2016
New Bern, NC
Click here for the brochure  

The First Capital Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America invites you to participate in the 2016 Southeastern Fall Meet to be held in the heart of historic New Bern, a "Southern Surprise" steeped in Colonial and Civil War history. 

First Capital hosted the much acclaimed Grand National Meet in 2010 and fully expects this meet to be equally as successful and to enrich you with indelible memories as we collectively promote the AACA mission of preserving automotive history. You will revel in the spectacular aspects of a meet expected to attract upwards of 350 automotive marvels, and undoubtedly be enthused by the history, charm and hospitality of your host city.

AACA Custom Car Signs Available

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

Come Enjoy the Grandeur of Wyoming
 
Western Fall Meet
September 1-3, 2016
Cheyenne, WY
Click here for the brochure   
Registration Deadline: August 17, 2016

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

2016 AACA Hershey Meet Deadline Fast Approaching!

Eastern Fall Meet
October 5-8, 2016
Hershey, PA
Registration Deadline: August 15!

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.
 
Registration forms for the car corral, car show, flea market and events for the 2016 Hershey Fall Meet can be attained by submitting the Activity Request Card included with your July/August issue of Antique Automobile magazine or by calling AACA Headquarters at 717-534-1910. 

Registration for the Fall Meet has a FIRM registration deadline of August 15, 2016
No exceptions will be made, so be sure to be prompt!
 
Vehicle registration, trailer parking reservations, the ladies luncheon and the awards banquet can also be done online by clicking here and logging in with your member number and pin. Click on Meet Pre-registration and then pick the Hershey Meet. Once you have registered for everything you want to register for, then you should see the complete list of your selected events at the bottom of the screen. Click Print Cards to print your completed registration form and mail it along with your check to the Hershey Region AACA, P.O. Box 305, Hershey, PA 17033.
 
Judges' registration for the Hershey Meet is open online here. The judges' registration deadline is September 16.
 
If you have questions, please call the Hershey Region at 717-566-7720 Monday and Wednesday from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. only, or email fallmeet@hersheyaaca.org. If you have questions regarding the car show, please send an email to hersheycarreg@gmail.com.
 
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

We are Still Accepting Reservations for our Upcoming Italy Tour!
HURRY! Reservation Deadline: August 5
New to our travel line-up is a an Italian tour that includes visits to 5 private automobile collections including lunch at Nicola Bulgari's private collection, several automotive museums, along with lots of tempting tastes of the country - homemade Gnocchi, gelato tasting experience, wineries and much more! Click here for the Italy tour details.


AACA Museum Upcoming Programs:
Model T Driving Experience
August 13, September 17 & October 22
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.   
Now booking for all of the above dates! This is a four-hour driving program that allows you to experience driving a Ford Model T. Advance registration required. Click here to purchase tickets.

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     

AACA Museum Events During Hershey Fall Meet Week:
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.

AACA Library eBay Store: 
Race into Summer with NASCAR & Indy Memorabilia! 

New ebay logo Looking for the perfect gift for your favorite motor head? The AACA Library's eBay store offers a wide variety to choose from: over 2,000 reproduction factory photographs of historic cars, books, and sales literature.
 
We will also be holding our monthly eBay auction, with over 50 unique listings! We will have some super hard-to-find NASCAR and Indianapolis 500 racing programs, newsletters and assorted memorabilia from the 1950s through the 1970s. 

The auctions will end between Monday, August 1st and Thursday, August 6th.
To view our available selection, be sure to click the links below!
 

   
*Reproduction Factory Photos:
*Books:
- Racing
- And much more!
 

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

 
July 31 - August 3, 2016
Eastern Divisional Tour - Richmond, VA
 
August 11-13, 2016
Southeastern Fall Meet - New Bern, NC
 
September 1-3, 2016
Western Fall Meet - Cheyenne, WY
 
September 11-16, 2016
Revival AAA Glidden 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
 
 

The development of modern power steering dates back to 1926, when Francis W. Davis...an engineer with Pierce-Arrow's truck division...demonstrated the first practical system on one of the heavy, Buffalo-built, then-big rigs. Chrysler went on to introduce it commercially for the first time in 1951. Called "Hydraguide," the system was based on Davis' expired patents.

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.