January 2023 | Volume 169
Library Welcomes New Director, Jen Wolfe!
By Matthew Hocker, AACA Librarian, Cataloger
& Volunteer Coordinator, mhocker@aaca.org
A New Year means new beginnings, which is why we are excited to announce the hiring of our new Library Director, Jen Wolfe! Jen brings to the table more than 10 years of experience working in public libraries and is looking forward to transitioning into her new role, experiencing the old car hobby, and assisting and getting to know AACA members and automotive enthusiasts the world over.
To learn more about Jen in her own words, be sure to look for her introduction in the January-February 2023 issue of Antique Automobile. Those planning on attending the 2023 AACA Annual Convention will have the opportunity to greet her in person. In the meantime, please join us in giving her a warm welcome to the AACA family!
Can’t say hi in person? No problem!
Welcoming emails can be sent to Jen at jwolfe@aaca.org.
Is Your 2023 AACA Membership PAST DUE?
By Karen White, AACA Membership Department, kwhite@aaca.org
Your AACA membership runs on a calendar year
from January 1 through December 31.
If you have already renewed your membership for 2023, thank you!!
If you have not renewed your membership yet, please take a few minutes to do it now.

REMINDER: Your 2023 membership dues MUST be paid in order to renew your spaces for Hershey. Your 2023 membership dues MUST be paid before you can receive registration information for any 2023 National Shows or Tours. Your 2023 membership dues MUST be paid to continue receiving your beloved Antique Automobile magazine. 
A renewal form was included with your most recent issue of Antique Automobile magazine. Simply fill out the form and send it back to the office with a check or credit card information. You can also renew your membership by calling National Headquarters at 717-534-1910 (between 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST) with a Visa/MasterCard/Discover. 
Visit the Library at the 2023 Annual Convention
By Matthew Hocker, AACA Librarian, Cataloger
& Volunteer Coordinator, mhocker@aaca.org
Do you plan on attending this year’s AACA Annual Convention in Williamsburg, Virginia? If so, be sure to visit the library booth in the trade show. Library Director Jen Wolfe, Reference Librarian Amoi Goldman, and Buick Heritage Alliance Archives Curator Spencer Paterick will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about the library’s collection, research services, and donation process.
We will also have an arsenal of duplicate books for sale, including some of the finest titles east of the Mississippi! Whether you are into reading books with a behind-the-scenes look at the auto industry or tributes to your favorite vehicles, we will have something for everyone. Payments can be made in cash or credit. Donations are also both welcomed and appreciated!
2023 Hershey Flea Market & Car Corral Pre-Registration DUE NOW!!
By R.J. "Mac" MacAdam, 2023 Assistant Fall Nationals Chairman & Flea Market/Car Corral
Registration Chairman, Hershey Region AACA, fallmeet@hersheyaaca.org 
Renewal deadline is February 15!
HURRY! Don't lose your spots!!

On behalf of the Hershey Region, we thank you for attending the 2022 Fall Nationals. We hope you had an enjoyable experience. On a side note, please ignore the many FALSE RUMORS in reference to the Eastern Fall Nationals moving from the current site at the Hershey Entertainment Complex – none of them are true!
As a reminder, the Eastern Fall Nationals will again be held the first full week in October starting Tuesday and ending with the judged car show on Friday. Mark your calendar for the 2023 show October 3-6. We have already begun working on the 2023 show in which Scott Kopp will be the Fall Meet Chairman and R.J. "Mac" MacAdam will be his assistant.
We mailed the 2023 pre-registration packet/cards out around December 17th. If you have not received your packet in the mail, you should IMMEDIATELY call 717-566-7720 or email fallmeet@hersheyaaca.org.
Please read the following important information regarding the submission of pre-registration cards:
  1. A "Space Relocation Form" will be enclosed in each vendor's packet. (Red Field North vendors will have a special form in their packet.) This will be the only form accepted for space relocation. If you write your request on the pre-registration card, a separate sheet of paper, etc., it will NOT be accepted. Also be advised we make assignments using the postmark on the envelope. The space(s) must be available after the pre-registration phase in order for you to be relocated. (Additional spaces are NOT SOLD during pre-registration. The May/June issue of Antique Automobile magazine will include the procedure for acquiring spaces during summer registration.)  
  2. Pay close attention to the deadline on the card. The pre-registration postmark deadline is February 15, 2023. Your spaces will be in jeopardy if the postmarked deadline is not followed. The registered vendor is responsible (not the spouse, the assistant or the secretary to name a few of the excuses we hear).
  3. If your card or check is not signed it will be returned to you. That will also delay your postmark position for relocation.
  4. Checks deposited that are returned for insufficient funds, account was closed, etc., will be charged a $35 administration fee. 
  5. The dates and times for which our telephones will be staffed will be printed on the pre-registration card. If you leave a message, please speak slowly and clearly leaving your name, telephone number, AACA member number and a very short message.
  6. If you have NOT received your new 2023 AACA membership card yet, DO NOT wait to mail your pre-registration card. Write your AACA member number in the space provided on the card and mail it with your check or money order right now.
  7. Political signs, memorabilia, bumper stickers, pins, buttons, etc., are NOT permitted for sale or display at any AACA National event. This should be considered the "suitable warning" for the following policy extracted from the Policy and Procedure Manual of the AACA. Vendors violating this rule will be expelled. Additionally, refunds of flea market spaces will not be given to the violators in accordance with the AACA Policy and Procedure Manual.
5.9.1 General (Excerpt)
"Nationals are open to the general public. Therefore, their operation and conduct give the public its chief, if not the only, impression of us as a club. When flea markets are held in conjunction with National Activities, it is important that they reflect the family-oriented nature of our hobby and are in keeping with their intended purpose, i.e. to provide a source of parts, accessories, and memorabilia related to our hobby. The meet host reserves the right to expel, after suitable warning, any persons including vendors who conduct themselves in a way that would reflect unfavorably upon AACA."
ATTENTION: Region & Chapter Reporting Forms Due TODAY! 
Just a reminder that your Region/Chapter Officer Reporting Forms and Roster Reporting Forms are due TODAY, January 31. These forms were mailed to your President back in the fall. 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 Sue at seitnier@aaca.org. You can also mail them to 800 W. Hersheypark Dr., Hershey, PA 17033.
Kudos to the Michigan Blue Water Region AACA
By Terry Ernest, Executive Director, Wills Saint Claire Auto Museum, ternest@sbcglobal.net
The Wills Sainte Claire Auto Museum celebrated the 101st anniversary of the first Wills Sainte Claire automobile rolling off the assembly line in 1921 in Marysville, Michigan. (Due to COVID-19, they could not celebrate the 100th anniversary.)
A National Meet was organized for the members to return to Marysville for four days of festivities concluding with a fabulous car show on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at Marysville Park, across the street from the former Wills Sainte Claire factory. Of the more than 12,000 cars that Wills produced, only about 80 remain today. Our planning committee was hoping to have the largest gathering of Wills cars together in one place since the factory was open 101 years ago. After two years of planning, we were thrilled to have 20 Wills cars on the show field, representing 25% of all surviving cars!
When the planning committee put numbers together for buses, admissions, meals, etc., two years ago just as COVID-19 was shutting down our hopes of having a National Meet, we had no idea at that time that the costs of the meet would in some cases double from what we had originally forecast. At that same time, the Board of Directors decided to spruce up the museum and take care of many projects that needed doing, including replacing aging carpets, faded signage, replacing lighting with LED lights and many other things. When we add these items together, the National Meet actually lost money. Fortunately, the car show in Marysville, an annual fundraiser put on by the Blue Water Region AACA, made enough money to take us out of the “red” column on the balance sheet.
The collaboration between these two organizations is important and will remain so into the future. The Wills Museum Board of Directors applauds the efforts of the Blue Water Region AACA members to successful host this very special car show, and we greatly appreciate their monetary contribution for the continuing operation of the Museum.
The Wills Sainte Claire Auto Museum’s mission is to: “Collect, preserve and interpret the history of C. Harold Wills, the Wills Sainte Claire Automobile and their impact on the auto industry and the City of Marysville.”
Shenango Valley Region Supports Transplant Fund
The Shenango Valley Region AACA donated $5,000 to the Shenango Valley Children’s Transplant Fund. The donation was made with proceeds from the last Father’s Day Car Show in Sharon. From left are club Vice President Rick Gurrera, Vickie Verroco from the transplant fund, club Treasurer Tony Renzi, and Secretary Jeff Sangregorio.
Please scroll all the way to the end of Speedster to find the answer.
Trivia Question
Once upon a time there was a quartet of German car companies that combined to form an Auto Union. Who were they and when did they join forces?
My Love for My Model T
By Charlotte Dahlenburg, Mobile, AL, deepsouth.aaca@gmail.com
This is a member submitted story.
My love for any vehicle came from my dad. Yes, I love them all – brass, horseless, old and new trucks, exotics, modern, muscle, original or modified, rats and even the Pinto. My dad was into sports cars and race cars. I would go to the Danbury Fair in Connecticut to watch the Indy cars race. Summers were great for racing. 

Rallying is in my blood. Mom drove and Dad navigated the 1962 Porsche with 5 of us little ones in the back seat. Yes, I know there isn’t a back seat in the Porsche, but somebody forgot to tell my parents that. Dad loved the Porsche; I still turn my head when I see one today.

We participated in rallies for years as a family, but as we grew the older kids got to spend the day with a friend. My younger sister and I shared the little space in the back of the Porsche and had a great time. I think as a little kid we enjoyed the end of the rally the most – all the hamburgers and hot dogs we could eat!

Over the years, we attended many local car shows together and grabbed a race when we could. This was my special time with Dad and not shared with my five siblings.

At the young age of 10, I attended a show with my dad just outside of Boston. I saw all kinds of vehicles, but when one gentleman allowed me to climb into his Model T and touch everything that is when I fell in love with the old Fords. I turned the steering wheel while he explained everything to me. I am sure I bounced up and down on the seats with excitement.

About 2 years ago or so, my friends Al Manning and Ray Harper went out to look at a Model A to purchase and found a Model T in the process. I again fell back in love with the Model T. I tried to talk Al into selling it to me for more than a year. I guess I finally wore him down.
We originally thought it was a 1926 Model T, but the number revealed it to be a 1927 coupe also known as the “Dr.’s Coupe.” She needed the transmission bands replaced. She ran but would only go in reverse. We believed that she was mostly original. So, we decided to enter her in the 2021 AACA Southeastern Fall Nationals in Greenville, NC, in the HPOF division (Historic Preservation of Original Features).

Getting the Model T running and drivable was priority number one. My husband Darrin changed out the bands on the Model T but struggled to get her to go anywhere. Past AACA National President Terry Bond happened to be in town, and he spent an afternoon with Darrin, and they got her working correctly. Terry owns a few Ts and had lots of valuable insight and skills.

We had a blast taking a vehicle to a Nationals with several other members of the Deep South Region. We learned a lot about the Model T. Darrin and I have attended many Nationals over the years, but this was the first time we were taking our own vehicle.
Many emotions run through you when you show a vehicle, especially the first time. Excitement, fear, nervousness, anticipation, joy, and pride are a few that come to mind. Sometimes just getting the car on the show field can be a challenge. The Model T didn’t like the moisture in the air and was very difficult to start. The sense of disappointment was beginning to loom over us, but at the last minute she started and headed to the show field with Barrett, our grandson, along for the ride. In case you were wondering, she did indeed receive her HPOF badge that day.

We continue to enjoy taking the Model T out and driving her around the neighborhood. The neighbors have also enjoyed the Model T as part of our Christmas display each year.
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.
Membership Corner: Let’s Celebrate National Membership Day
By Paula Lynn Ruby, AACA National VP Membership, paulaspackard@hotmail.com
As we enter the month of February, we often focus on Valentine’s Day as the “big” holiday of the month. Now you know from past articles, we’ve discussed the fact that there is pretty much a holiday for everything and every day – some that are very mainstream like Valentine’s Day but so many more that are obscure and less known.
Did you know that February 3rd is Smile at a Child Day? And February 4th is Thank Your Mailman Day? What about Random Acts of Kindness Day on February 17th and National Love Your Pet Day on February 20th? In all my research though, I was surprised not to find an official Membership Day. I just couldn’t believe there was not a day designated to celebrate the members of our organization or for individuals to celebrate their membership in an organization. I did discover though that there is a strong movement happening right now to try to make February 28th National Membership Day.
So, let’s jump on the National Membership Day train and show our support for this special day. I would like to see all current AACA members celebrate National Membership Day sometime during the month of February. It could be a simple THANK YOU to someone for being a member of our club. Region and Chapter leadership – why not have a special activity during February to thank your members? You could even decide to host a membership drive to celebrate.
As a member of AACA, why not honor National Membership Day by gifting a 1-year membership to someone you think might enjoy the club – a friend, grandson, nephew, your neighbor who always wants to talk about cars, your mailman who always comments when he delivers your Antique Automobile magazine, etc. Think outside the box.
With all of the tools that are available from the National office, this should be an easy task to accomplish. All Region and Chapter Presidents receive four FREE memberships each year to give away. We also have the best Military Program for Veterans with a FREE membership for their first year. Keep in mind that anyone can become a member, even if they don’t have an antique car at this time. If they have the interest in automobiles and their history, they are a prime candidate to be a valuable member of AACA. 

So, with this in mind let’s think of ways that we can spread the word about AACA and get this celebration started not just for a day but throughout the whole year.
Have You Seen AACA’s New Marketing Video Yet?
We are very excited to share with you this first video focused on the Hershey show. Plans are in place to produce several more videos in the future, including one that will give people a quick tour of our magnificent new National Headquarters and Library Research Center.

Please help us share this video EVERYWHERE!

This is a great tool to show potential new AACA members
what this club is all about!!
ReinCARnation: RAM G/T
By Steven Rossi, East Haddam, CT, sldmrossi@aol.com
This is a member submitted story.
The July/August 2022 issue of Antique Automobile magazine (Volume 86, Number 4) included a Back-to-the-Future feature called ReinCARnation. It addressed some recent “remade models and facsimiles of their formerly discontinued selves” with “reimagined examples that are enjoying a new lease on life,” such as the Ford Bronco and Jeep Wagoneer.
It was indicated that, “As more of these reborn badges and nameplates appear again, we look forward to keeping track of such reincarnation via the heavens above… through our e-newsletter Speedster.” So, let’s rev it up…
It’s yet another one of those controversial “what was the first” car topics, but at least the application of the GT emblem is clearly attributed to Italian artisanry. But most memorably, the Gran Turismo or Grand Touring designation has always been meant to imply long-legged, high speed, luxury capability. And composure.
The 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Gran Turismo is considered one of the earliest examples, as was the Lancia Aurelia B20 GT from 1951. From there the badge would go on to find its way aboard everything from Studebaker to Hyundai – to the extent that Autotrader went on to question, “Has every single automaker called a car GT?”
No matter. As the now-owner of both Alfa and Lancia, multinational automotive conglomerate Stellantis is well within its rights to use the name as it sees fit. Even if it’s not on a car, but a performance-minded RAM (also a Stellantis brand) truck!
Like many a GT, or in this case G/T, this beast of burden is embellished with upgrades and amenities to ensure that it satisfies the celebrated objective of combining speed with style. Such as being a pickup truck with paddle shifters? Along with a cold air intake, optimized exhaust, improved and G/T-embroidered leather seating, power adjustable pedals, and a Hemi V-8 engine, of course.
Even as a crew cab, the G/T runs down the road better than you might imagine as a result of its 4-Corner Air Suspension and despite the fact that it’s specified on overly aggressive, Goodyear Duratrac knobby (noisy) tires. And it sounds good, too. Well, at least the engine does.
Coincidentally, RAM’s Dodge predecessor first used the GT designation in 1962 on its Lancer two-door hardtop. At the time they called it “America’s first Sports Compact” with “an excellent ride and plenty of snap.” Bucket seats were standard. Dodge Dart GTs would follow, and then some.
Some might consider the RAM G/T a future collectible. But most significantly, it’s an example of a modern manufacturer looking into the rearview mirror in the interest of accelerating ahead through ReinCARnation!
Sebring Raceway WWII Memorial Dedication Ceremony
Looking for Late 1930s and Early 1940s Cars
Sebring International Raceway is located in Sebring, Florida, and is one of the oldest continuously operating racetracks in the U.S. (its first race being run in 1950). Sebring Raceway occupies the site of a WWII USSAF airport, Hendricks Army Airfield, that specialized in the training of B-17 and B-24 aircrews. These crews went on to serve in Europe and Asia during the war.

The original flagpole and many of its streets are clearly visible. The flagpole area has been set aside and will be dedicated as Hendricks Field Memorial Park during the 12 Hours of Sebring race week, probably on the evening of Wednesday, March 15.

Mr. Wayne Estes, President & GM of Sebring International Raceway, is looking for several late 1930s and early 1940s cars to participate in the ceremony. Period photographs of WWII airfields show NC production cars (2-dr and 4-dr sedans, convertibles) and pick-up trucks as the norm, so attending with a full classic is not required. AACA, Early Ford V-8 Club, Classic Car Club, and other local car clubs have been invited to participate.

If you would like to participate, please contact Mr. Estes directly at westes@sebringraceway.com.

Sebring Race Week has a full schedule of concerts and other activities for attendees.
March Library Seminar
How Cadillac Became Cadillac: Marketing and
the Coming of Cadillac (1909-1956)
Presented by Edwin Benson
Date: Saturday, March 11 -- Time: 10 a.m.
Location: AACA Library & Research Center,
800 W. Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, PA 17033

Until 1930, Cadillac was only one of many options available to luxury car buyers – and far from the biggest player in that marketplace. By 1956, Cadillac was not only the most popular luxury car, but it also totally dominated that segment of the market. In the process, it became a by-word for luxury in the flashy over-the-top world of mid-century America.

Sometimes, historians attribute that success to good luck. Cadillac, they say, was simply the beneficiary of General Motors’ deep pockets at a time when the Great Depression forced most other luxury manufacturers into bankruptcy. That is true, but it is only one part of the story. Cadillac also benefitted from a cleverly-conceived and well-executed marketing plan that made Cadillac a hallmark of the good life.

In this presentation, Edwin Benson will examine Cadillac marketing from the early days through to the heights of the marque’s glory days. This is not just a car story; it is part of the story of America itself.

Interested in Doing Research with the AACA Library?
More information is available on our website.
Visit AACA Library or contact our Reference Librarian, Amoi Goldman,
at agoldman@aaca.org or 717-534-2082.
Visit our Booth at Black Swan Antiquities
Nothing Beats Charlotte in the Springtime
April 13-15, 2023
Southeastern Spring Nationals
Charlotte, NC
Registration Deadline: March 21

The Hornets Nest Region extends a cordial welcome to all fellow AACA members attending the Southeastern Spring Nationals. April is a great time of year to visit Charlotte. The AACA Nationals is being held during the Hornets Nest Region’s Charlotte AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Credentials for Charlotte AutoFair will be provided to each AACA owner registering a vehicle and to each registered AACA Judge.
The event schedule includes: Charlotte AutoFair, Judging School, Team Captains School, Judges Breakfast, Judges CJE, Youth Program, New Owners Clinic, the car show of course, awards presentation and picnic.

Recommended Hotels:
Embassy Suites, 5400 John Q. Hammons Drive N.W., Concord, NC 28027, 704-455-8200
Comfort Suites Concord Mills, 7800 Gateway Lane, Concord, NC 28027, 704-761-6803

Chairman: Phillip Cole, 704-577-8576, lakeholme@att.net
Registration Chair: Shirley Carson, 704-841-1396, aacaclt@windstream.net  
Eastern Spring Nationals Happen in Historic Gettysburg
May 17-20, 2023
Eastern Spring Nationals
Gettysburg, PA
Registration Deadline: May 1

Join the Gettysburg Region as they kick off their 70th anniversary celebration by hosting the Eastern Spring Nationals. This is a big year for the region and what better way to show their AACA spirit than to host all of you for a national show in their historic hometown.

The event schedule includes a: flea market, car corral, tours of Bill Wessels Cadillac Collection and the World War II American Experience Museum, cruise-in, membership roundtable, Judging School, BBQ with entertainment, Judges Breakfast, Judges CJE, Owners Briefing, the car show of course, closing banquet and awards presentation.

Host Hotel:
Wyndham Gettysburg, 95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg, PA 17325, 717-339-0020 (press 3)
Ask for rooms in the AACA Eastern Spring National Block, Reservation Code: 051623AAC
$144.00/night plus taxes

Co-Chairman: Don Barlup, 717-582-3209, pullman1914@aol.com
Co-Chairman: Karl Krouch, 717-576-7241
Registration Chair: Sue Gingrich, 717-525-4759, Suzie-q@centurylink.net  
Hotel Information Available for Founders Tour
July 16-22, 2023
Founders Tour
London, Ontario, Canada

Our AACA London to Brighton hub tour will be at the Four Points by Sheraton London1150 Wellington Road South, London, ON N6E 1M3, and will be combined with the American AACA Founders tour, so please take this opportunity to book your hotel room early.

We have secured rooms with king beds or 2 queen beds for $149 per night including hot breakfast, indoor swimming pool, restaurants onsite and within walking distance. We have also secured a limited number of accessible rooms, so please book early.

Our tour dates will be Sunday, July 16 to Friday, July 21 with departure on Saturday, July 22, 2023. You will need to enter in your exact dates for your room reservations and select the correct number of guests. Upon making your reservation, you may elect to arrive a day early or stay a day later at the same $149 per night price.

You are also welcome to call the hotel directly at 1-519-681-0600.
If you collect Marriott Bonvoy points, please have your number ready upon booking.

Tour Chairman: Andrew Sommers, 905-305-7747, AACAOntario2023@gmail.com
Check Out These Upcoming AACA National Activities...
Order Your Official AACA Car Sign Now for the 2023 Car Show Season
This is the only approved AACA car show sign and is intended for use at AACA events. These signs are only available to AACA members and are custom created to tell your vehicle's story and history.

Please allow 4 weeks for the production of your sign from start to finish. Signs are 16.5" tall and 12" wide and are made of hard plastic to withstand the elements. The signs cost $45 plus shipping, and an image can be added to your sign for an additional $5.

Contact Jon Curtis at AACA Headquarters if you would like to have a sign made: jcurtis@aaca.org or 717-534-1910.
How Long Have You Been an AACA Member?
As a thank you for your longtime passion and dedication for the automotive hobby, AACA awards members who have been in the club for 50 years or more with a beautiful 50-year pin. This stunning award can be bestowed upon a long-time member at an AACA Nationals or regional event, or simply by sending it to you in the mail.

To receive this pin, you must be a member for at least 50 years, which do not have to be consecutive. You (or your region/chapter) must then contact National Headquarters. We will research our archives to confirm 50 years of membership.

If you believe you have been a member for 50 years or more, contact Jon Curtis at 717-534-1910 or jcurtis@aaca.org. AACA is proud of the many members who have already received this pin and who wear it equally as proudly.
Grab Your AACA Merch Now and Be Ready for the 2023 Car Season
We've got shirts, hats, sweatshirts, polos, jackets, fleeces, etc. We have license plate frames, trailer hitches and window decals. We even have shirts for the kids and grandkids! And don't forget the light-up USB car chargers and drink koozies that look like stacks of tires.
We've got a great variety of AACA-branded items, so you are sure to find something you will love!

Can't find something in the online store? You can always call AACA Headquarters to place your order as well (717-534-1910, M-F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST).
Schedule a Tour of AACA National Headquarters & Library Research Center
Would your AACA region or chapter like to visit?
What about any of the other car clubs you belong to?

If you are planning a tour or day excursion for a group near the Hershey area, why not include a stop at our building as part of your itinerary? We even have a back patio with picnic tables where your group can host lunch. 

If you would like to book a tour, please reach out to Amoi Goldman, AACA Reference Librarian & Outreach Coordinator, at 717-534-2082 or agoldman@aaca.org.

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 2023 memberships for first-time AACA applicants. More information on this program and an application can be found on the AACA website under Join/Renew and drop down to Military Discount, or simply click here.

These complimentary 2023 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.
Be Social With Us
AACA hosts online forums! AACA hosts a massive online forum area on our website that you can read and/or join in on the conversations on all sorts of topics. People post some really interesting material and pictures on an everyday basis. If you haven't used the forums before, just use the sign-up button in the upper right corner to create your user account. Anyone can join the online forums and it's completely free.
AACA has Facebook! AACA has an official Facebook page for club information and events. We also have an extremely active Facebook group, where group members post, ask questions and discuss everything and anything car-related. LIKE our Facebook page and ask to JOIN our Facebook group. Don't forget to connect with the AACA Library on their official Facebook page as well.
AACA is on Instagram! @antiqueautomobileclubofamerica 
Be sure to use these hashtags: #DrivingHistory, #AACA, #AntiqueAutomobileClubofAmerica, #Hershey, #AACAHershey, #AACAproud, #AACAstrong
Trivia Answer
Motivated by the State Bank of Saxony (which had widespread financial interests throughout Germany), the then-struggling Horch (founded in 1899), Audi (1910) and DKW (1916) companies were urged to form a cooperative “Saxony Auto Trust Agreement” in 1931. Wanderer (from 1885) was then purchased by the amalgam in 1932 to create what became known as Auto Union, which was symbolized by four equally identifiable, interlocking rings. The iconic logo would ultimately be assumed by what survived as Audi. 
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.