June 2016 - Volume 91
In This Issue...
Honor the Collector Car Appreciation Day "Holiday" this July
"Top 10 Best Car Shows" - WE NEED YOUR VOTE!
Search for an Antique Car Leads to True Love
LAST CHANCE! Do YOU Want to Present a Seminar at the Annual Meeting?
Former AACA Museum President Darwin Clark Passes
Our '68 Mustang
Steve Rossi's Old Car Quiz
1/2 Year Memberships Now Available for New Members
Big Bertha
AACA Membership Survey Update
Representing AACA in China
The Elegance at Hershey Announces Show Results
Join Our Mailing List!
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It's Official - It's Summer!
By Stacy Zimmerman, Speedster editor, szimmerman@aaca.org
 
Summer is the perfect time to show off your classic! You've got holiday parades, family get-togethers, neighborhood block parties, weekend road trips, cruise-in nights, meets, tours, etc.
 
Summer is also the perfect time to "advertise" the AACA to other antique car enthusiasts. Word-of-mouth is the best advertising and YOU are our best advertisers! Think about it... Which would be more likely to get you to join AACA - an ad you see in a magazine or newspaper, or a friend telling you about this great club he/she belongs to while admiring your beautiful car? The friend, right?!
 
Do me a favor this summer, forward an issue of Speedster or share a copy of Antique Automobile magazine with a hobby friend who is not a current member of AACA. Then follow-up with them at the next get-together and talk to them about joining you as an AACA member. Think about the possibilities! If just 1 out of every 10 of you would get a friend to join this summer (new members can join at half price remember - only $18 U.S./$23 non-U.S.), then we could add 6,000 new members to the club this year!!

AACA wishes you a happy and safe Fourth of July!

Honor the Collector Car Appreciation Day "Holiday" this July
By Colby Martin, SEMA Action Network (SAN) Director,  ColbyM@sema.org
The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) supports the SEMA Action Network (SAN) in declaring July 8, 2016, as National Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD). It is a day to help raise awareness of the entire car hobby and its role in American society. This will be the seventh consecutive year for what has become an annual event to recognize the importance of automotive restoration and collection. Each year since 2010, this "holiday" has been marked by a U.S. Senate Resolution at the request of the SAN to honor the classics of the past and the future.
 
The U.S. Senate recently passed Senate Resolution 507 (S. Res. 507), sponsored by Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus Co-Chairs Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) and Senator Jon Tester (D-MT). The Senators are strong advocates for the automotive hobby in Washington and recognize the integral role collector cars have played in fostering our nation's appreciation for the automobile's unique historical place in our history. The Caucus is an informal, non-partisan group that pays tribute to America's ever growing love affair with the car and motorsports. As this annual event continues to grow worldwide, states, provinces, counties and cities are following suit with their own recognition. 

If your Club or Region has a happening planned during the month of July, you are invited submit its information on the official CCAD site without cost by clicking here. Events can range from informal gatherings and club meetings to more organized events, such as car shows, tours, cruises and parades. This official list will help auto enthusiasts nationwide find events in their local area to join in and celebrate. Participating organizers will receive a complimentary copy of the Congressional resolution for display at each registered event. For those unable to celebrate on July 8, the SAN encourages events to be scheduled throughout the month of July 2016.

CELEBRATE OUR HOBBY YOUR WAY!
  • ATTEND an official vehicle-inspired event
  • HOST your own gathering or club meeting
  • Promote a "HOLIDAY SALE" at your business
  • INVITE partnerships with nearby enthusiast-related groups  
  • DRIVE your special ride, new or old, whatever the destination

Watch our video PSA by clicking here.
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For more information, visit the National Collector Car Appreciation Day website or contact the SAN at san@sema.org

Celebrate at the AACA Museum!
Join us on July 8 th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
for complimentary ice cream treats and rides 
in the AACA Museum's collection vehicles.
"Top 10 Best Car Shows" - WE NEED YOUR VOTE!

As we all know, there's nothing quite like getting up close to a cutting edge debut supercar or vintage classic, popping the hood to gawk at the powerful machinery within or sitting in the driver's seat. That's why we go to car shows, right?!
 
The editors of USA Today have nominated The Elegance at Hershey and the Charlotte AutoFair as two of the top 20 car shows in the United States. WOW - what an honor! The 20 car shows were hand-picked by a panel of automotive experts.
 
Now, this is where YOU come in... USA Today will be whittling down this list to create a "Top 10 Best Car Shows" list and we want both AACA events to make the final cut, so WE NEED YOUR VOTE!
 
You can vote for your favorite once per day until the polls close on Monday, July 18 at noon ET. The top 10 winners will be announced on Friday, July 22.
 
Charlotte AutoFair 
(currently in 8th place)
Each year in April and September, the Charlotte Motor Speedway gets taken over by the Charlotte AutoFair (September 22-25, 2016). Collector vehicles are for sale (or for window shopping), as are restoration parts and supplies for almost any vehicle ever produced.
The Elegance at Hershey 
(currently in 4th place)
The Elegance at Hershey (June 9-11, 2017) is a weekend celebration of exquisite automobiles from a bygone era. Events include a vintage hill climb to the Hotel Hershey, an auction and the signature garden party where the world's finest collector cars are on display.
 
 
Remember to vote everyday now through July 18th at noon!

Search for an Antique Car Leads to True Love

If you saw yesterday's Wall Street Journal, you may have recognized the face or name of AACA member and former AACA librarian Kim Gardner.

The article gives a shout-out to AACA and tells the story of how Kim and her husband met and their love of antique cars, especially the one that bears their last name.
 
Click here to read the article.

L A S T   C H A N C E ! 
Do YOU Want to Present a Seminar at the Annual Meeting?
Deadline Extended to July 15!

Have you ever thought about speaking or putting on a seminar at the Annual Meeting? Well, now's your chance! We are looking for unique, new, different seminars to add to the schedule for 2017. If you would like to be a possible speaker, please fill out this form and send it in no later than July 15.
 
Have an idea for a hands-on workshop? What topics would you like to hear a panel of experts discuss? This is YOUR Annual Meeting and we want to know what you want to learn about. Please email Stacy with your seminar ideas and/or speakers (membership, leadership, chapters/regions, marketing, cars, technical, fun, historical, ladies-focused, etc.).

Former AACA Museum President Darwin Clark Passes

Darwin E. Clark, age 76, of Fenton, died May 31, 2016. Darwin was born June 1, 1939, in Linden, the son of Donald A. and Kathleen (Bird) Clark. He was married to Helga Etterer on September 24, 1960, in Linden. He was raised in Linden, had lived in Grand Blanc and many other places throughout his career with General Motors and spent the last 14 years on Lake Fenton. Darwin retired from General Motors, where he was a vice president, after 45 years of service. He was a Corvette aficionado and was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren. Surviving are his wife of 55 years, Helga; daughters, Heidi Marie Clark and Inger (Ron) Nastal; grandchildren, Dr. Casey Robinson and Alex Robinson; and his beloved dog, Cooper. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Marie Bulger. Click here for more.
"Darwin was a former AACA Museum President and had a long career at General Motors, including the years we worked together at Oldsmobile. Darwin and I had a territory that overlapped in Chicago when he was at Buick and I worked for Olds. At times we were on the opposite side of the fence during my dealer days, but Darwin was always respectful of mine and the opinions of others. He had a lot of integrity and was as hard a worker as you will ever find. He will be missed."     

- Steve Moskowitz, AACA Executive Director  

Member Submitted Story

Our '68 Mustang
By Fred and Andrew Engle, Panama City, FL, elcamina@bellsouth.net






My son Andrew and I bought our 1968 Mustang at the December 2013 Mecum auction in Kansas City. Since then we have restored it to show room condition.
 
It was bought new in 1968 in Des Moines, Iowa. Four years later it was traded back to the dealer, Gabus Ford. Mr. Gabus then put it in his private collection, where it sat until his death. His family then took his collection to Mr. Mecum to sell.
 
The total Mustang production in 1968 was 317,423. Of those, 25,385 were convertibles and only 2,175 of those were the Highland Green color. This Mustang was ordered with a 289 V-8, automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, power top and air conditioning. The original list price was $4,063.
 
I was a senior in high school when the '68 came out, and had always wanted one. Forty-six years later, I decided to try to get one, as my 14 year old son liked classic cars. One strange fact my son noticed is that the car was produced on December 7, 1967 and we bought the car on December 7, 2013.
 
Although the paint, body and interior were in great condition when we bought the car, there was still a lot of work to be done on the Mustang. The motor was removed, sandblasted and repainted, along with the engine bay. All hoses were replaced and many of the other ancillaries under the hood are new. In fact, the only part that has not been replaced is the starter. The motor has 108,000 miles on it and is untouched. It has had one repaint in 2005.
 
It has allowed my son and me to bond as we work on the car together and attend car shows, where he enjoys trying to win awards and trophies. We have won awards in each of the 5 shows we have entered so far. In the future, we look forward to driving it and attending more car shows together.
 
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
   

What was the earliest front-wheel drive 
car made in America?



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 May/June 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:  Central Spring Meet (Minnesota), Southeastern Fall Meet (North Carolina), 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 May/June 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

Images from the Library - "Big Bertha"
By Matthew Hocker, Assistant Librarian, mhocker@aaca.org

Since the temperatures are rising, this month's image should hopefully cool you down. The colorful behemoth you see here is the Snow Cruiser (nicknamed "Big Bertha"). The Snow Cruiser was a polar research vehicle built to serve the infamous explorer Admiral Byrd and his crew in Antarctica. The vehicle was finished in 1939, weighing in at a massive 75,000 lbs (when loaded) and measuring over 55 ft in length.
 
It was a self-contained laboratory on wheels, complete with a storage room for tools, photographic darkroom and galley, living quarters, and storage areas for food and fuel. Tire pressure was displayed on the instrument panel and could be controlled from within the vehicle. "Big Bertha" even carried a biplane upon her "back."
 
In its short lifespan, there were some hiccups along the way. When it was driven from Chicago to Boston, there were loose connections to deal with and a blown pressure line in Ohio. From Boston, the vehicle was shipped to Antarctica. Toward the end of the mission, the Snow Cruiser was low on fuel and the crew eventually resorted to abandoning loads to increase performance. Among the discarded items were valuable rock samples, research notebooks, and even the first seismic records of Antarctica.
 
When the crew left Antarctica "Big Bertha" was left behind in storage, never to return home. A few later expeditions came across it again, but it's been over 50 years since it was last seen.


 
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AACA Membership Survey Update
By Lars Anderson, VP Membership, AACA Board of Directors, larco257@aol.com
 
The AACA Membership Enhancement Committee would like to learn more about your experience with AACA. By now, all current AACA members who have provided us with their email addresses should have received the survey via email (powered by SurveyMonkey). 

If you have not received yours yet or deleted the email by mistake, please contact me directly at  larco257@aol.com

Please  take the time to respond. (We timed ourselves and it only took 75 seconds!) This survey is important and will provide valuable information to help us make AACA better for you.
 
Thank you in advance for taking the survey!
 
Representing AACA in China

AACA Executive Director Steve Moskowitz recently traveled to China to represent the Club at the opening of a special photographic exhibit at the Beijing Automobile Museum. 

He spoke to several special audiences about the collector car hobby and AACA. 

On an excursion to The Great Wall, Steve was excited to see a little piece of home... Hershey's Chocolate Syrup! 

Read more and see photos from the trip in the July/August issue of Antique Automobile magazine.
 
The Elegance at Hershey Announces Show Results

The Elegance at Hershey hosted another successful and eye-popping weekend of activities. The 6th year for this event had great attendance, beautiful weather and some of the most spectacular cars ever seen in one place. The Hotel Hershey was once again the host for three full days of events including: The Grand Ascent Hill Climb for vintage race cars, The Finest Automobile Auction, the crazy and unique Concorso Bizarro and, of course, The Elegance Garden Party where spectators could walk among the hotel gardens and over 70 of the world's finest collector cars in existence.
 
The Elegance has previously donate $800,000 to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), the AACA Museum and the AACA Library & Research Center.  Thanks to the success of this weekend and the generosity of our sponsors and guests, we will once again be able to make a sizeable donation to our charities.  
 
Thank you also to our Grand Marshal Ray Evernham, TV star Wayne Carini, NASCAR artist Sam Bass, our sponsors and donors, our staff, hundreds of volunteers, our patrons and the team at the Hotel Hershey and Hershey Entertainment and Resorts for their herculean efforts to make this year's Elegance at Hershey a seamless extravaganza.




Governor's Cup 
(aka Best of Show) 
1934 Mercedes-Benz 500K Roadster by Sindelfingen Miyabi Collection. Photo by Christian Sellman.
People's Choice -  1948 Tucker  48, The Richard H. Driehaus Collection at Chicago Vintage Motor Carriage. Photo by Jim Butler.

Founder's Award -  1937 Delahaye 135M Competition Roadster by A. Guillore Myron J. Schuster. Photo by Nancy Gates. 

Come Experience "Minnesota Nice" This Summer
HURRY! Registration Deadline Extended to July 1!
 
Central Spring Meet
July 14-16, 2016
N. Mankato, MN
Click here for the brochure 
Registration Deadline Extended: July 1, 2016

The members of the AACA Minnesota Region are excited to welcome you to the scenic Minnesota River Valley. North Mankato, Mankato and the surrounding area are rich with history, outdoor activities and cultural events for you to enjoy. We want you to experience "Minnesota Nice" and encourage you to relax and enjoy what the area has to offer.
 
You won't want to miss these meet highlights:
  • Thursday's tour will take you by motorcoach to the historic city of New Ulm, MN. While there, you will visit the Hermann Heights Monument, have a choice of touring either the Brown County Historical Society Museum or the Minnesota Museum Hall of Fame; then at noon, you will hear New Ulm's famous Glockenspiel and then head to historic Turner Hall for a buffet lunch. After lunch, you will tour Schell's Brewery, the second oldest family owned brewery in the U.S.
  • Friday is a day for you to explore the Mankato area on your own. Brochures and maps of the area will be available at registration. Judging School and Team Captains' School will be held on Friday afternoon at the hotel, followed by the Membership Roundtable, where members will have the opportunity to ask questions about AACA and the future.
  • On Friday evening, join us poolside for an evening of ice cream and swapping car stories! Chocolate and vanilla ice cream will be served with a build your own sundae bar.
  • And finally, you won't want to miss the car show, Hagerty Youth Judging Program and Awards Banquet on Saturday. 
Central Virginia Tour Offers History, Hoofbeats & Horsepower
 
Eastern Divisional Tour
July 31 - August 3, 2016
Ashland, VA
Click here for the brochure  & registration form
Registration Deadline Extended: July 15, 2016

The Richmond Region AACA welcomes vehicles from 1928-1978 to Central Virginia for their "History, Hoofbeats and Horsepower" tour. Tour highlights include:
  • Old Dominion Historic Fire Society
  • Keystone Truck & Tractor Museum
  • Agecroft Hall, a 17th century English Manor house
  • Rein-M-Stead Farm and horse reining exhibition by a national AQHA champion and trainer
  • Behind the scenes tour of the North Anna Nuclear Power Plant which generates enough electricity to power 450,000 homes
  • "Hoofbeats of History" Tour of the Meadow, birthplace of America's Superhorse Secretariat
  • Walkerton Tavern, an 1825 historic tavern
  • Meadow Farm Museum, an 1860 living history farm site and museum
  • And much more!
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.

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  
Registration Deadline: July 11, 2016

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.

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

We Can't Wait to Host YOU in Galveston in October!
 
Central Fall Meet
October 20-22, 2016
Galveston, TX
Registration Now Open!
Registration Deadline: September 26,2016

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

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

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

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

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

 
CLICK HERE to order your ticket & thank you for supporting AACA!
Check Out These Upcoming AACA National Meets & Tours
AACA Hershey Meet Week is October 5-8, 2016
Click here for the brochure
Do you want to be a flea market vendor? Sell your car in the car corral? Have your car judged at the car show? 

Just fill out and return the Activity Request Card that came with your May/June issue of  Antique Automobile magazine. 

Don't receive the magazine? Simply call AACA Headquarters at 717-534-1910 to join the Club and request the information.

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY REQUESTED FORMS: 

Hershey show car registration forms have already been mailed and online registration is currently open.

All Hershey registration forms for flea market and car corral will be mailed out on July 1!

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.

News From the AACA Museum

We are Still Accepting Reservations for our Upcoming Italy Tour!
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:

Build a Model T Workshop
August 6, 10 a.m. - 12 noon
A two-hour workshop that allows children, between the ages of 8-12, to build a wooden Model T under the supervision of an educator. Advance registration required. Click here to purchase tickets.

Model T Driving Experience
July 23, 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:

July 4: AACA Museum is open late from 5-9 p.m. Stay
and watch the Hersheypark fireworks from our parking area.
 
Antique Car Rides & Ice Cream from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
 
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  
 
6-10 p.m. The newest signature event at the 
AACA Museum.  
 
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.


We're Looking for These Vehicles for our Next Museum Exhibit
Amore della Strada 
November 19 - April 22, 2017
Here's the AACA Museum wish list of those vehicles we're looking for to be a part of this exhibit. In addition to the obvious cars (Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati and other exotics), the AACA museum is looking for examples from the following manufacturers:

Lancia - Stratos and other examples pre- & post-war including Monte Carlo/Scorpion
FIAT - 850, 124 coupe/convertible, X1/9 and others
Autobianchi (all examples)
Alfa Romeo
Cisitalia
Bizzarrini
Isotta Franschini
ISO Grifo/Rivolta
De Tomaso Pantera /Mangusta/Longchamps
OSCA
Siata
Vespa 400
Intermeccanica
MV Augusta motorcycles
Ducati motorcycles
Moto Guzzi motorcycles
* Plus examples of custom coachwork by Ghia, Touring, Giugiaro/Italdesign, Bertone and others

Do you have one of these vehicles that you're interested in having displayed here at the AACA Museum as part of this exhibit? If so, connect with us via email info@AACAMuseum.org,  phone 717-566-7100 ext. 102, Facebook or Twitter.


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

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

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 14-16, 2016
Central Spring Meet - North Mankato, MN
 
July 17-21, 2016
Founders Tour - Huntingdon, PA
 
July 31 - August 3, 2016
Eastern Divisional Tour - Richmond, VA
 
August 11-13, 2016
Southeastern Fall Meet - New Bern, NC
 
September 1-3, 2016
Western Fall Meet - Cheyenne, WY
 
September 11-16, 2016
Revival AAA Glidden 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!!!

The next  Judge newsletter will be sent out in July.
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

Lynn Gawel

 

Accounting, IT & Website

Pat Buckley

 

Advertising & Public Relations

Speedster Editor

Stacy Zimmerman


Office Administration

Ann Kulp

Kathy Skiles

Rick Gawel

 

Antique Automobile Magazine Editor

West Peterson

 

Library, Research & Cataloging

Chris Ritter

Matthew Hocker

Michael Reilly


 

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

 

Trivia Answer TriviaAnswer
 
 

The 1895 Electrobat, which featured an electric motor attached to each front wheel, and steered by its single rear wheel. It competed in the Chicago Times-Herald race of that same year, which was won by Duryea. 
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.