March 2022 | Volume 159
Winter Nationals Results
THANK YOU to all of the volunteers, judges, staff, property staff, AACA Board and all of our wonderful members who participated in the show in Melbourne, FL!
SPECIAL THANKS to our gracious hosts Mark and Tetiana Pieloch

And a BIG THANK YOU to the Cape Canaveral Region for putting on such a great event!

Click the above link to view the winners list.

Thank you to Andrew Mackey, Event Coordinator/Photographer for the American Muscle Car Museum, for sharing his drone video of the show – click here to watch!

And make sure to read the official recap article and photos
in the May/June issue of Antique Automobile magazine.
Western Spring Nationals Results
THANK YOU to all of the volunteers, judges, staff, property staff, AACA Board and all of our wonderful members who participated in the show in Las Vegas, NV!
And a very special THANK YOU to the Las Vegas Region for hosting a great event!

Click the above link to view the winners list.

Thank you to both Michael Fecchino and Joel Goldman for sharing a few of their photos from the event. Make sure to read the official recap article and photos in the May/June issue of
Antique Automobile magazine.
We Want to Hear Your Feedback on the Annual Convention
The Annual Convention Committee is always looking to improve your experience at convention. For those of you who attended the Annual Convention in Gettysburg this year, you know it was a little different than conventions in the past. In order to continue to improve and elevate this event, we need YOUR feedback. What did you like? What didn't you like? Which seminar was your favorite? What would you like to see at future conventions? The Annual Convention Survey is where you can voice your opinions about the event and know that it will be reviewed by the committee.

Attention All Attendees: Please click here to take a quick 10-minute survey online.
If you would prefer to print a PDF copy of the survey and mail it back to us, click here.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this survey. Your valuable feedback will help us continue to improve this event. The survey will close on April 15, 2022.
Volunteer Achievements: 2020-2021 in Review
By Matthew Hocker, AACA Librarian, Cataloger & Volunteer Coordinator,
When most people imagine what it’s like to work at a library, the idea of a slow-paced day of sitting at the desk waiting for visitors is the first image that comes to mind. The reality for most libraries, especially the Chris & Kathleen Koch AACA Library, is that we function as factories of knowledge. In addition to serving our researchers, we are also constantly juggling these needs with processing incoming material, engaging in outreach efforts, and even organizing events to promote the library and our collection. Believe me when I say this – there is NEVER a shortage of work to do.

While the library’s collection is a phenomenal resource, it’s growth and usefulness depend on folks behind the scenes. In addition to full-time staff, the library has a dedicated team of volunteers who have proven to be a tremendous asset in processing material, assisting in research, and exchanging ideas. We have a dedicated crew of regulars and want to take the time to share with you their accomplishments in 2020 and 2021. If you happen to see one of our volunteers on your next visit, please take a moment to thank them for all they do to help keep the gears spinning at full speed!

2020 in Review:
In 2019, volunteers contributed a total of 894 hours throughout the year. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 witnessed volunteer hours drop to 455 ½ hours. The year was off to a strong start, with most of those hours occurring until the shutdown in mid-March. Prior to the shutdown, one of our volunteers put in more than 163 hours scanning vintage automotive advertisements. They also contributed the most volunteer hours during 2020. Since they prefer to stay out of the limelight, I won’t mention any names but do want to thank them for the time and dedication to this monumental digitization project.

Bob and his wife Carole Terpak collectively logged more than 142 volunteer hours, with the bulk of their efforts being take-home projects while the library was still closed to the general public. When summer rolled around, Bob was itching to get back into the library. Since we were still closed, we had to get creative. Bob and his wife worked on projects from home, including sorting vintage advertisements and duplicate automotive sales literature.

It’s also worth pointing out one of our volunteers for 2020 was Amoi Goldman. In October of this year, we hired Amoi as our fulltime reference librarian!

2021 in Review:
We started 2021 off in our new building and reopened to in-person volunteers by mid-January. While 2020 may have slowed us down, 2021 was a year of high productivity and significant accomplishments. Major projects included processing the former Free Library of Philadelphia Automobile Reference Collection, processing incoming donations, pulling off the first library fundraising event at our new location with Music & Motors, and our official grand opening to AACA members and the general public for Fall Hershey 2021.

The single greatest task of this year was processing the first half of the Automobile Reference Collection. With volunteer help, we added more than 4,000 owner’s manuals to our collection and replaced worn copies with those in better condition. We also cleared out the first of two storage rooms, which were stuffed full of thousands of automotive books, shop manuals, and periodicals. No stone was left unturned, and volunteers played a critical role in ensuring the speed and thoroughness on this first leg of the project. Their help has also been crucial in ensuring that the public gains access to this valuable documentation sooner than later.

Volunteers also helped the library during Fall Hershey week by staffing the library doors, allowing us to be open for in-person research throughout the week. Initially, we planned on only being open for self-guided tours, but it was our volunteers who made it possible to serve our members. In addition to serving as a second set of eyes, they also doubled as friendly ambassadors of the library by engaging with our visitors throughout the week.

By the end of the year, volunteers smashed records with the accumulation of more than 1,163 volunteer hours! Over the course of the year, four of our volunteers each contributed more than 100 hours of their time: Bob Terpak, Bruce Vaughn, Dan Reed, and Deb Colaniro. Together, they accounted for our core team of weekly volunteers and made a fundamental difference in processing the first half of the Automobile Reference Collection.
Volunteer with the Most Hours in 2021:
Bob Terpak deserves special recognition with 445 hours, accounting for nearly half of all volunteer hours for 2021. Bob joined the library as a volunteer back in 2016 after we received the Don O’Reilly Racing Collection. More than five years later, he has remained a dedicated friend to the library, often coming in twice a week to help. Over the years, Bob has developed a keen eye for identifying tiny differences, and he played a critical role in identifying duplicate material and replacing poor copies with pieces in better condition. He has also repeatedly gone out of his way to connect duplicate items with prospective buyers, often building connections from home on his own time. Bob has become a valued member of the team, and we can’t thank him enough for the dedication and quality of his work.

You can Make a Difference:
Given the circumstances, 2021 was a phenomenal year for the library and our success would not have been possible without the help of our volunteers. If you are interested in learning how you can help the library as a volunteer, please contact Cataloger & Volunteer Coordinator Matthew Hocker at 717-534-2082 or via email at With the rest of 2022 on the horizon, we look forward to seeing where the future will take us!
Interested in doing research
with the AACA Library?
More information is available on our website.
You can also visit the AACA Library or contact
our library director Chris Ritter at or 717-534-2082.

Visit our Booth at Black Swan Antiquities
Pedal Car eBay Auction Benefitting
AACA & AACA Library
AACA is currently auctioning off a beautifully crafted pedal car built by Richard Childress’ race team as a benefit for the AACA and the AACA Library & Research Center. It is custom-built and a one-of-a-kind item. The pedal car was originally sold at auction by RM Auctions to benefit our organization and purchased for almost $3,500. The winning bidder generously donated the pedal car back to us to re-sell.
This pedal car is personally autographed by both Richard Childress and NASCAR driver Austin Dillon. For you NASCAR enthusiasts and fans of Austin Dillon/Richard Childress, it is a unique piece of memorabilia and you can be assured that this pedal car is truly one-of-a-kind.
If you are looking for a chance to own this rare piece of automobilia, you can place your bids on eBay. The auction ends on Sunday, April 3rd at 7 p.m. EDT, so keep your “bidding finger” ready to click that mouse button! The winning bid goes to support our charitable organization. The pedal car will be available for local pick up in Hershey, PA. However, if shipping is required, we will work with you to find the lowest cost option.
Have You Checked Out the New and Improved AACA Website Yet?
By Steve Moskowitz, CEO AACA National,
Finally, the long-anticipated change to our website has happened. Our site has an all-new look, but most importantly the software is now compatible with most handheld devices. Our old site was not very friendly with cell phones and now that problem has been eradicated. We hope you find the site easier to view and easier to navigate.
However, is not finished! We have additional plans for a separate page to market our club to potential new members. The page will lay out all the benefits of belonging to our club and share videos and pictures showing the fun and exciting things we do in AACA.
In the meantime, we hope you will spend a bit of time on the site to familiarize yourself with all that is available to you. Our very active forums have not changed, but other portions of the site have so you will want to take a peek for yourself. Always check the News section as it usually contains the latest breaking news from AACA.
Our many thanks to Peter Gariepy, our volunteer webmaster who we contracted with to overhaul the site. Also, a big thank you to Pat Buckley of our staff who worked with Peter on the updates.
Join Us at This Year’s Dual Nationals in Paradise
HURRY!! Registration Ends in 10 Days!
April 21-23, 2022
Special Nationals & Grand Nationals
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Registration Deadline: April 10
The Puerto Rico Region is excited to finally be able to welcome all of you back to paradise! Two shows will be hosted during the 3-day event – a Special Nationals on Friday and a Grand Nationals on Saturday. Here are the schedule highlights:

Thursday: Judging School & Round Table at Coliseum Quijote Morales, Guaynabo City
                   Cocktail Event at Toyota Museum, Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Friday:  Judges Breakfast, Special Nationals, Awards Presentation on Show Field
Saturday:  Judges Breakfast at Coliseum Quijote Morales, Guaynabo City, Grand Nationals
                   Evening Social, Awards, Banquet at Coliseum Quijote Morales, Guaynabo City

Special note to judges with at least 10 field judging credits: We REALLY need you at this event. The Puerto Rico Region offers some of the best hospitality you will ever experience. Join us for two days of judging, fun and experience all that Puerto Rico has to offer. Make this a vacation! Airfare to the island is very reasonable from most locations, so join us for a very special time in beautiful Puerto Rico!!

Book your hotel now!
Courtyard by Marriott San Juan Miramar
801 Ponce de León Avenue, San Juan PR 00907
AACA Rate: $159 + taxes

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the event chairman Mike Nolla at
Come and Tour Beautiful Western Pennsylvania
Full of Beauty and History
HURRY!! Registration Ends in 15 Days!
May 22-25, 2022
Eastern Divisional Tour
Johnstown, PA
Registration Deadline: April 15
The Flood City Region invites you to tour the Johnstown, PA, area with them. Even though we are probably most famous for our floods and steel mills, the area is also known for rolling hills and beautiful scenery. We will be touring the beautiful mountains of Blair, Cambria, Westmoreland and Somerset counties. This tour is limited to 50 cars.

Tour highlights include:
  • Opening Ice Cream Social
  • Lincoln Highway Experience
  • Flight 93 National Memorial
  • BBQ Lunch Served at Mine Site
  • Quecreek Mine Rescue Site
  • Jennerstown Speedway
  • Center for Metal Arts
  • Johnstown Flood Museum
  • Heritage Discovery Center
  • Stonebridge Brewing Co.
  • Railroader Memorial Museum
  • World Famous Horseshoe Curve
  • Box lunch Served at RR Pavilion
  • Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site
  • Closing Banquet

Tour Chairperson: Jeff Mihalko 814-341-5599
Tour Route: John Cowan 210-487-1456
Tour Registration: Doug MacMillan 828-320-8877
Alternate Hotels Available for the Grand Nationals in Virginia Beach
HURRY!! Registration Ends in 19 Days!
By Marion McAlpine, Chairperson,
May 19-21, 2022
Grand Nationals
Virginia Beach, VA
Registration Deadline: April 19
Both the host hotel for the 2022 Grand Nationals—The Founders Inn & Spa—and the primary alternate hotel—the Delta Hotel—are now sold out. We have worked with the Director of Sales for the local Marriott hotels who generously opened 30 more rooms each at the nearby Holiday Inn Express, the Aloft Chesapeake hotel, and the Springhill Suites Chesapeake. (The Holiday Inn Express is next to the Delta Hotel. The Aloft and Springhill Suites are nearby.) Each is offering the same group rate of $124/night plus taxes.  
We recommend you make your reservations as soon as possible. The Grand Nationals show is right at the beginning of tourist season in the Virginia Beach area, and these are great room rates for these dates. 

Here are the links for the three alternate hotels:
Holiday Inn Express Hotel, Chesapeake, VA
Aloft Hotel, Chesapeake, VA
The Tidewater Region looks forward to seeing everyone at the 2022 Grand Nationals May 19-21. We have worked hard on the show, and it is going to be a fun event.
Check the Tidewater Region website for more information. If you have questions, please contact the Chairperson Marion McAlpine at
AACA is Looking for a Few Good Men and Women
By Don Barlup, AACA National Nominations Committee Chair,
Serving on AACA’s Board of Directors is a high calling and a great honor; however, it is not for everybody. If you feel that you can serve the membership and possess the following qualifications, I need to talk to you.
First, you must have a genuine love of the antique automobile hobby. You must have the ability to serve at the national level. This requires you to devote the time, energy, and personal resources necessary to participate in meetings, nationals, tours, and regional activities.
You must be able to function in a team atmosphere by being a team player and/or team leader. You must be able to support your fellow board members and maintain strict confidentiality as required.
Directors need to have the respect of their fellow club members, gained as a proven and successful leader. Experience in chairing or working with AACA committees is important, and background in chairmanship of national level activities is valuable. A track record of active involvement in the hobby, and recognition as a selfless and hard worker for the fun and enjoyment of others is critical.
The best directors and those who rise into the highest offices of AACA are those who work hard so others may enjoy their hobby. To them, knowing that AACA has been successful is more important than their own individual recognition. Still, one of the intangible benefits of leading AACA is the respect and recognition you will receive from the members. It is their thanks for your friendship, your concern for the hobby and their enjoyment of the club, and your wholehearted devotion to AACA.
If you feel that you qualify for consideration by the AACA Board of Directors, please call (717- 582-3209) or email me today for a follow-up discussion.
Expected Expenditures When Purchasing a Classic
By Stewart Howden, President, Classic Auto Mall, Inc.,
This is a member submitted story.
When purchasing a classic/antique/muscle/hot rod/etc., should I expect to have any additional expense(s)? In a nutshell, yes! Any older vehicle is going to have things that need replacing no matter how well maintained it was. Those tires look new, don’t they? They look great and have plenty of tread, so they must be road worthy. Check the date code. Both you and the seller might be surprised to know that the tires are 10 years old or even older. So many of these classics are driven sparingly that you (or the seller) don’t realize that although there are only a couple of hundred miles on the tires, dry rot and deterioration can set in when they have been on a car for many years, especially if stored on a cold concrete floor.
What other items might need replacing? Just about any mechanical or electrical device might need replacing sooner rather than later. How many times have you parked a car, only to come out the next morning and find that it won’t start? What happened that while sitting stationary a part failed? Sometimes it just happens. Are you shipping your car across the country? Things can and do go wrong in the finest of transporters. A car that has had limited use is now bouncing down the highway in an enclosed transporter and things get loose or even worse break. Is this the seller or transporter’s fault…maybe not?
Is the car you purchased a custom or hot rod, with mostly aftermarket parts? Although the tolerances and specs on aftermarket parts have greatly improved, you’re still putting parts together that were manufactured by different companies. Sometimes a new or fresh restoration with no (or very few) miles needs a little more sorting to get it right.
Always plan on having some additional expenditures when purchasing an older vehicle either because of breakage or you just might want to make some upgrades and changes to personalize that “new” classic you just purchased. 
Please scroll all the way to the end of Speedster to find the answer.
Trivia Question
When Glenn Pray recreated the coffin-nose Cord and brought out the 8/10 (its wheelbase was 80% of the original’s) Sportsman in 1965, a Corvair engine and transaxle was specified. Relocating it from its rear location in the Chevrolet to the front of the Cord lent itself to Pray’s front-wheel drive intention. Just like the original. There was another reason that drove Pray to take advantage of Corvair power. What was it?
Saving and Sharing My 1956 Plymouth Station Wagon
By Jerry Whitfield, Winston Salem, NC,
This is a member submitted story.
In February 2011, someone I did not know in Long Beach, CA, called me offering to sell me a 1956 Plymouth station wagon project vehicle with no engine. If I didn’t buy it, thanks to zoning enforcement people, it was going to go to the junk yard within a week. To save it, I purchased it sight unseen and quickly had it transported to North Carolina.

Restoration work did not begin until 2015, even though all the while I had been acquiring parts for it. During the restoration, I purchased a 1958 Plymouth 318” engine with 225hp, which needed a complete rebuild. I also had power steering, power brakes, lap belts, air conditioning, a cooling fan, and radial tires added, which were the only changes to the car. I wanted the car to look as original as possible, with the exterior being refinished in its original color. The restoration was finished in June 2020.
I enjoy driving and owning this sport suburban, the top-of-the-line wagon offered in 1956. On the road, the car delivers a smooth ride and receives accolades by those passing by, hand waves, thumbs up, smiles, horn toots, and vocal appreciations. The 1956 Plymouths look like they are moving forward while sitting still, with Virgil Exner's “Forward Look” styling expressing the optimism of the 1950s. When I drive it, it is like a memory machine, where I “step back” in time to relax, remember, reminisce, and enjoy a simpler less complex culture and time in which to grow up.

At cruise-ins, inside the car I display memorabilia items of the 1950s: drive-in theater speaker, 1956 Polaroid camera, drive-in restaurant food tray with fake food, 1956 LIFE magazine, 1956 movie poster, framed 1956 Plymouth magazine ads, and 1950s picnic equipment including a red Coca-Cola drink cooler, a shirt-pocket size transistor AM radio and a larger battery-operated radio.
I was only 13 when the car was manufactured. During my teenage years, I was a big fan of the styling of the “Forward Look” cars. A customer on my morning newspaper route had a 1956 Plymouth station wagon and I admired it every morning as I walked or pedaled my paper route and delivered his paper onto his front porch. Across the highway from my parent's property and fields was Morris Motor Co., a dealership for all five Chrysler Corp. brands. Often, I enjoyed gazing at the styling of the cars on display in the show room. The appeal never left me. In the last 20 years, I have restored a 1956 Plymouth 2-door and 4-door. I also rescued a 1956 Dodge 4-door from the crusher, repaired it and put it back on the road and someone is still driving it today.
There are only six 1956 Plymouth station wagons listed in the roster of the National Plymouth Owners Club. Most people under age 50 have never seen a 1956 Plymouth. My desire has been to save as many of the 1956s as I can, so future generations can admire, enjoy, and have a glimpse into the culture of the mid-1950s and the expressions of the “Forward Look” auto stylists.
I am always grateful to be contacted to assist anyone with information for the restoration of their 1956 Plymouth, so it, too, can soon be “shown off” to the world. My contact information is 336-749-5922 and
Without question, the antique car hobby has brought so much satisfaction, fun, mid-restoration frustration, friendships, joy and happiness to my life.
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
Thank You to Our 2022 Philadelphia Auto Show Volunteers
Thank you to Mike Jones, our 2022 Philadelphia International Automobile Show Exhibit Chair, and all of his amazing volunteers (listed below) who helped pull off our beautiful exhibit. And a very special thank you to all of the wonderful owners who shared their antique cars with the hundreds of thousands of attendees. It was a showstopper of a week for AACA – not only did everyone attending the show see our name and the gorgeous cars, but we also gained 100 new members. Click here to read about the display cars.
Lynn Brock
Rick Brodeur
Robert Broeze
Chuck Carisch
Jeff Ciampa
Rob Ciampa
Bob Dare
Gale Demauriac
Pete Demauriac
Mike Engard
Sam Fiorani
Tony Gray
Bob Hobaugh
Char Hutchison
Dave Hutchison
Marcy Jones
Mike Jones
Kassy Kemp
Stan Kemp
Mike Laskowski
Lee Levin
Jerry Parnes
Stoney Read
Estelle Robinson
George Robinson
Autumn Shaner
Jack Stoll
Mark Terecky
Mark Thompson
Carl Villone
Howard Wellens
Jim Wickel
Steve Wilcox
The Greenbrier Concours d'Elegance Happens May 6-8
By Cam Huffman, Director of Public Relations, The Greenbrier™,
The Greenbrier Concours d'Elegance — which takes place annually at The Greenbrier resort — will celebrate its fifth anniversary May 6-8 with a weekend filled with automotive events.

It all starts on Friday, May 6, with the Summit Drive. Explore the mountains and back roads of West Virginia, including The Greenbrier Sporting Club, with an exclusive driving tour. This ultimate driving experience begins with a catered brunch at The Sporting Club Members Lodge, normally reserved for members of The Greenbrier Sporting Club, and concludes with a scenic drive to America’s newest National Park, New River Gorge National Park and Preserve. Test the power and precision of the automobile while enjoying scenery you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

The Welcome Reception Friday night is a casual gathering at the picturesque Outdoor Pool. It allows concours judges, participants and staff to get acquainted and learn more about The Greenbrier and the weekend’s activities. It includes a sponsored bar and passed canapés.

On Saturday, May 7, Cars and Cocktails invites automobile clubs and individuals from across the country to share their favorite cars, or vintage motorcycles, during a day filled with unforgettable cocktails, fine automobiles and entertainment. The Greenbrier’s legendary golf courses provide the setting for this incredible display of horsepower from classics to modern.

Later that evening, the Charitable Dinner combines horse racing and horsepower. The Kentucky Derby pre-race action will be shown on giant televisions throughout the room, and the Cocktail Hour — which will include The Greenbrier’s signature mint julep — will conclude with the race on the screens. A buffet dinner filled with favorites from The Greenbrier’s award-winning culinary team follows inside The Greenbrier’s largest ballroom, Colonial Hall. Entertainment, including a live auction, will keep guests engaged throughout the night. The dinner and auction benefit The Greenbrier Concours d'Elegance's three charitable partners — the AACA Library and Research Center, First Responders Children’s Foundation and the West Virginia Autism Training Center.

The iconic Front Entrance of The Greenbrier, which has been welcoming guests since 1913, provides the perfect backdrop for the weekend’s featured event, the Sunday Concours, which will showcase top collector cars from around the world. While visitors pick out their favorites and relive old memories, judges will put pen to paper to determine the winners in each category, as well as the Best of Show.

This year's featured class is Unrestored Cars, with other classes including Vintage, European Classic, American Classic, Post-War, Muscle, Jaguar, Corvette, Sports and Just for Fun.

To register your car, purchase tickets to the events or learn more, visit
Welcome to the City of Beckley!
June 16-18, 2022
Eastern Spring Nationals
Beckley, WV
Registration Deadline: May 16
The WV Whitewater Region would love for you to come to Beckley for the Eastern Spring Nationals. Tourism, technology, and transportation thrive here amid three national parks in the very center of the Eastern United States. Beckley is a great place to work, an ideal place to live and the perfect place to host a national car show. And to show off our little town even more, the show field on Saturday is Downtown Beckley.

Event highlights include:
  • Self-Guided Tours: WV State Parks Hawks Nest, Babcock & Little Beaver; New River National Park; Grandview; Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine
  • Welcome Reception at the Tamarack
  • Membership Roundtable at WVU Tech
  • Judging School at WVU Tech
  • Dinner at Theatre West Virginia
  • Judges Breakfast at WVU Tech
  • CJE at WVU Tech
  • Saturday Car Show
  • Saturday Member Lunch at WVU Tech
  • Awards Banquet at the Tamarack

Host Hotel:
Country Inn & Suites, 2120 Harper Road, Beckley, WV 25801
304-252-5100, ask for the AACA 2022 Spring National Rate
Registration Chairman: Sam Longanacre,, 304-410-3158
Coming Around the Bend
August 11-13, 2022
Central Fall Nationals
East Moline, IL
Registration Deadline: July 20
The Mississippi Valley Region is excited to host this national show in East Moline. The Quad Cities was the site of many implement and car manufacturers in the early teens and twenties. Two of the vehicles produced in those years were the Moline and the Moline Knight, which eventually morphed into the R & V Knight Motor Company. The factory and test track were located in East Moline, IL, near the current site of The Bend XPO/Hyatt Hotel Complex. Part of the test track still exists and will be available for photos throughout the show.

Event highlights include:
  • Design Your Own Tour with help from the Quad Cities Visitors and Convention Bureau
  • Guided Quad Cities Drive
  • Free Ice Cream Sundae Bar
  • Swap Meet and Car Corral
  • Dahl Ford Car Collection Tour
  • AACA Roundtable at the XPO
  • Judging School at the XPO
  • Team Captains School at the XPO
  • Cruise with Dining & Music
  • Judges Breakfast at the XPO
  • Saturday Car Show
  • BBQ and Awards at the XPO
Host Hotel:
Hyatt Place, 111 Bend Blvd, East Moline, IL
309-755-6000, AACA Room Rate $129 plus tax, Group Code G-MRCC
Hotel Reservation Deadline: July 10

Chairman: Mark Lousberg, 309-373-2169,
Registration: Mary Bartemeyer, 563-340-3266,
Swap Meet/Car Corral: Alan Ford, 309-235-4462,
76th Revival AAA Glidden Tour Takes You
on New Jersey’s Revolutionary Roads
September 25-30, 2022
Revival AAA Glidden Tour
Princeton, NJ
Registration OPENS: May 1
Registration CLOSES: June 30
Planned itineraries include:
  • Sunday, Sept. 25: Princeton/Princeton University self-directed tours of the University and surrounding town, followed by a barbeque.
  • Monday, Sept. 26: A lecture at a local college theater entitled, “Ten Crucial Days of the American Revolution,” followed by a tour of Bucks County, PA… covered bridges, barns and stone homes.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 27: Visit Washington Crossing on both sides of the Delaware River, which includes presentations, movies and touring a colonial village.
  • Wednesday, Sept 28: We’ll tour Monmouth Battlefield and nearby sites. A historical interpreter will detail both battles.
  • Thursday, Sept. 29: Roebling Museum’s contribution to major bridges will be explored, followed by lunch aboard the Battleship USS New Jersey.
  • Friday, Sept. 30: Enjoy Princeton Battlefield and Morven Museum, then finish our tour by driving the Millstone, followed by our closing banquet.

Tour Contacts:
Vince DeLisi, Chairman & Registrar,, 908-803-1570 (cell & text)
Jerry Peck, Tour Master,, 609-613-7373 (cell & text)

Reminder: This tour is for cars manufactured prior to 1943 as originally built, only safety modifications permitted.

Registration: Registration begins on May 1, 2022, and ends June 30, 2022, or until filled with a 175-car limit. Hotel details will be included in the confirmation email. Applications will be available on the NJ Region website and the VMCCA website.

History: New Jersey played a central role and critical role during the Revolutionary War. In fact, George Washington and his armies spent over a third of their time here. Nearly 300 engagements occurred in New Jersey, more than the combined total of all clashes within all of the remaining 12 original American Colonies!
Looking for New Advertisers
Are there services and businesses you use related to your antique cars that you love and think other members would love them, too? Who do you trust for your restoration projects? Upholstery? Chrome? Where do you find most of your parts? Do you use a special transporter to take your cars to shows? What car covers do you recommend?

We are looking for a few new advertisers for Antique Automobile magazine. Our award-winning magazine delivers an advertiser’s message directly to 55,000+ hobbyists every time. Ad rates for the magazine run anywhere from $60 to $1,586 per issue, so there is an ad size to fit anyone’s budget. Even in these trying times, we remain committed to producing one of the best magazines in this hobby by delivering great content and keeping our advertising affordable so every business that needs to reach our members can.

If you know of a company that could benefit from advertising to AACA members, please email Stacy with the company name and a contact if you have one. We will reach out then to let them know about this great opportunity.
Is Your 2022 AACA Membership PAST DUE?
Your AACA membership runs on a calendar year
from January 1 through December 31.
If you have already renewed your membership for 2022, thank you!!
If you have not renewed your membership yet, please take a few minutes to do it now.

REMINDER: Your 2022 membership dues MUST be paid before you can receive registration information for any 2022 National Shows or Tours. Your 2022 membership dues MUST be paid to continue receiving your beloved Antique Automobile magazine.

OOPS! Did you Forget? In case you did forget, we mailed you a brightly colored postcard as a reminder. Simply fill out the postcard 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. EDT) with a Visa/MasterCard/Discover.
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 2022 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 2022 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
To fulfill his dream, high school teacher Glenn Pray took on a silent partner with the financial wherewithal to help make his Cord re-creation happen. Not only was he an astute collector of fine cars, but Wayne McKinley also happened to be a Chevrolet dealer. 
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.