May 2023 | Volume 173
AACA Library Hosts Its Very First National Tour
You still have time to sign-up and tour with us!
Stop what you are doing and call Pat Buckley (717-534-1910)
right now to register over the phone with a credit card. 
June 24-28, 2023
Eastern Divisional Tour
Denver, PA
Registration Deadline Extended: June 7

The 2023 Eastern Divisional Tour will explore Denver, PA, and the surrounding areas, and is being held in memory of former AACA Library Director Chris Ritter. The AACA Library is looking forward to hosting AACA members from across the country on our very first National tour!

Tour highlights include: Boyertown Museum of Historical Vehicles, Eastwood Productions, Pottstown Carousel, Yuengling Brewery, Pioneer Coal Mine, National Watch and Clock Museum, Covered Bridge Tour, Highland Presbyterian Church Organ Concert, and AACA National Headquarters.

Tour is limited to 100 vehicles 25 years and older.

Host Hotel:
Comfort Inn, 1 Denver Rd, Denver, PA 17517, 717-336-7541
Group Code: AACA Library Tour

Additional Hotel:
Best Western Plus, 2299 Lancaster Pike, Shillington, PA 19607, 610-777-7888
Code: AACA Tour

Host Campground:
Dutch Cousin Campground, 446 Hill Road, Denver, PA 17517, 717-336-6911

Tour Chairman: Chuck Gibson, 609-221-5435;
Tour Registration Chair: Pat Buckley, 717-534-1910,

Note: Those who register late may not get their names in the tour program.
Come North of the Border and Enjoy Some Southern Ontario Hospitality
July 16-22, 2023
Founders Tour
London, Ontario, Canada
Registration Deadline: June 1

The Ontario Region is looking forward to hosting all of you north of the border this July. The AACA London to Brighton hub tour will be at the Four Points by Sheraton London, 1150 Wellington Road South, London, ON N6E 1M3, and will be combined with the American AACA Founders tour.

Tour highlights include:
-- Oil Museum of Canada
-- RM Sotheby’s
-- Stratford Festival Theatre (costume and
props warehouse tour & production of
-- Stratford-Perth Museum
-- Elgin County Rail Museum
-- Dowler-Karn Private Collection (oil and
gasoline memorabilia)
-- Scenic tour along the shores of Lake Erie to Port Burwell and Port Stanley
-- Steve Plunkett’s Fleetwood Estate (private collection of Cadillac and other GM vehicles)
-- Evening Cruise-In
-- Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

This tour is for 1932-1998 vehicles.

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 ASAP.

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,

QUICK REMINDER: If you live in the U.S., you will be mailing your registration form across the border to Canada, and it will cost more in postage than a letter mailed within the states.
Tour “The County” in the Crown of Maine With Us
HURRY! Only 15 Days Left to Register!!
August 16-19, 2023
Vintage Tour
Presque Isle, Maine
Registration Deadline: June 15

Come join the Maine Region as they host this fabulous tour around Presque Isle, Maine!

Tour Highlights:
-- Thursday street dance and car show on Main St. directly in front of the host hotel with a live local band
-- Visit to the decommissioned Loring AFB and Nuclear Weapons Repository (largest of its kind in the continental US)
-- Historical sites such as the “Great Mars Hill Bank Robbery” and “The Only Known Lynching in New England, The Jim Cullen Story”
-- Historical displays of equipment and snowmobiles

Tour is limited to 50 vehicles 1931 and earlier.

Host Hotel:
The Northeastland Hotel, 436 Main St., Presque Isle, Maine 04769
207-768-5321, mention AACA Tour for group discount

Tour Coordinator: Craig Green, 207-768-1033 cell, 207-762-6500 office,
Car Lovers Must Visit DeKalb County, Indiana
You Only Have 3 Weeks Left to Register!
July 6-8, 2023
Central Spring Nationals
Waterloo, IN
Registration Deadline: June 21

Here in DeKalb County, we have a vibrant history of automobiles. Car lovers from around the world venture to Auburn, Indiana, to experience the rich automotive history that gives this area its culture. We are a car town for car people and couldn’t be prouder. Area attractions include the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, the National Auto and Truck Museum and the Early Ford V-8 Foundation Museum.

The Crossroads of America Region is looking forward to hosting all of you for a great weekend of car culture. On Thursday, complimentary transportation will be available for touring the Auburn and county museums, downtown Auburn shopping, breweries, wineries and area hotels. Friday will offer the same opportunities, plus a membership roundtable, Judging School and a cruise-in in downtown Auburn around the DeKalb County Courthouse. The weekend will conclude on Saturday with the Judges Breakfast, Judges CJE, Owners Briefing, the car show at DeKalb Central High School and the awards dinner.

Host Hotels:
Hampton Inn by Hilton, 1020 Smaltz Way, Auburn IN 46706
Contact Hilton Reservations: 1-800-HILTON or Phone Direct: 1-260-925-1100
Use Group Code: AAC

Tru by Hilton, 303 Peckhart Ct., Auburn IN 46706
Contact Hilton Reservations: 1-800-HILTON or Phone Direct: 1-260-333-7700
Use Group Code: AAC

Baymont by Wyndham, 306 Touring Dr., Auburn IN 46706
Contact Hotel Directly: 1-260-920-1900 or 1-260-333-5509
Use Group Code: Antique Automobile Club of America

Chairman: Keith Flesher, 912-281-0392,
Registration: Vicki Bolton, 205-223-3753,
Join Us For Classics at White Eagle
Registration Closes in 4 Weeks!!
July 26-29, 2023
Special Eastern Spring Nationals
Hamilton, NY
Registration Deadline: June 28

The Rolling Antiquers Car Club of Norwich, NY, is excited to be your host for the 2023 Special Eastern Spring Nationals and cannot wait to welcome all of you to “Classics at White Eagle.” You will not want to miss the spacious grounds and amazing views at the White Eagle, so make sure you get your car registered today!

Arrive on Wednesday to take advantage of the extra day to discover the area. The host club has gone above and beyond by creating a self-driving tour through the rolling hills of the northern portions of Madison County. It includes landmarks, shops and eateries that all have a local flavor unique to central New York.

Thursday starts with a bus trip to the Northeast Classic Car Museum and ends at the Good Nature Brewery. Friday includes a bus trip to Cooperstown, membership roundtable, Judging School and a barbeque dinner. Finally, Saturday consists of Judges Breakfast, Judges CJE, Owners Briefing, the car show of course, social hour and awards banquet.

Host Hotel: SOLD OUT!
White Eagle Conference Center, 2910 Lake Moraine Road, Hamilton, NY 13346

Alternative Hotels:
The one75 in Hamilton, 175 Utica St, Hamilton, NY 13346, 315-824-4400,

Vernon Downs, 4229 Stuhlman Road, Vernon, NY 13476, 877-888-3766,

Chairman: Allan Strong, 607-334-2907,
Registration: Sylvia Drelich, 607-334-5038,
Eastern 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 Gettysburg, PA!
And a very special THANK YOU to the Gettysburg Region for hosting a great event!

Click the above link to view the winners list.

Thank you to our very own AACA staffer Jon Curtis for sharing this cool little video he made from the photos he took at the event. Make sure to read the official recap article and photos in the July/August issue of Antique Automobile magazine.
Fun Toys Come in Small Packages
By Jen Wolfe, AACA Library Director,
Earlier this month, the library received a generous and exciting donation that included 157 toy and model vehicles of all shapes and sizes. It was like Christmas morning for staff as we unwrapped each one, ooo’d and ahh’d over style, color, material and rarity, and entertained a revolving door of staff, volunteers and club members who’d heard about the donation and stopped by to see it for themselves. Nostalgia was thick in the air as we traded stories and memories of our own experiences with toy and model cars and discussed how and where to display each of our new acquisitions.

The production of the models we were given goes as far back as the 1930s, and includes diecast, tin, plastic and cast-iron pieces. One notable favorite is a rubber Ford model made at the 1935 America’s Exposition in San Diego at the Firestone exhibit. From what we can tell, the entire vehicle is made of rubber, save for the axles. The blue paint is chipped and worn, but it’s still quite a beauty. Dinky Toys, Hess Truck, Corgi Toys, Matchbox, Franklin Mint Precision Models, and Brooklin Models (among others) were all represented, along with several we were unable to identify.
The library will be keeping many of the models donated and will give the public an opportunity to purchase the rest from the gift shop at AACA National Headquarters and our booth at Black Swan Antiques in Palmyra, Pennsylvania.

We want to thank the family who made this incredible donation – we are enjoying the heck out of it! If you have a penchant for toy and model vehicles, remember that the library’s collection includes books and literature on automotive toys, and the next time you visit us be sure to check out not only the full-sizes vehicles on display in the building, but our newest tiny toy ones, too!
Interested in becoming a volunteer with the AACA Library?
Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Matthew Hocker,
at or 717-534-2082.

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 or 717-534-2082.

Visit our Booth at Black Swan Antiquities
Library Research Fees Changing
By Jen Wolfe, AACA Library Director,
The AACA Library is announcing modest changes to our fee schedule, effective July 1, 2023. Although we have kept our research service prices unchanged for over a decade, the time had come to reassess the current economy, the cost of equipment, products, and staff time, and that of maintaining our new facility. We take very seriously our responsibility to ensure that we are helping to support ourselves into the future so that the next generation may also benefit from the use of the library and its staff. Current prices will be used through June 30, and updated prices will be listed soon on our website. Thank you for your continued support! 
Please scroll all the way to the end of Speedster to find the answer.
Trivia Question
What classic car model has outsold both the Volkswagen Beetle and the Model T Ford?
By Linda McFarland, Salem, NJ,
This is a member submitted story.
In March of this year, my youngest grandson, Jack, was acting in his high school’s musical, Grease. The school play director wanted to do some publicity photographs of the student cast prior to the play. So, needless to say, antique automobiles of the era came to mind. My son, who happens to be the Principal of Pennsville High School, said he could provide a couple of antique automobiles for publicity photos.

So, on the Monday prior to the first show, Matt McFarland and I brought two of our antique automobiles to the high school for photos. Matt drove our 1939 Buick Special Convertible and I drove our 1955 DeSoto. We waited until school was dismissed and carefully drove the cars onto the front of the high school’s main entrance.
The entire cast was all in full costume and ready for photos. The students were thrilled to see the automobiles, and many were very apprehensive about climbing into the cars, but my son assured the students that it was okay to get in the cars and pose for the photographs.
The photos of the cast were all over the high school auditorium lobby for folks to see prior to the play. The three productions of Grease, March 24th, 25th and 26th were sold out.
I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the Friday and Saturday performances. Of course, I could not attend the Sunday matinee performance since I was working at our 51st Annual Swap Meet at the Salem County Fairgrounds.
On Sunday, March 26th, the final matinee performance of Grease was performed. My son thought it would be good publicity for the play if our two cars were there again. So, he and my daughter-in-law Amy drove both cars back to the school once again to grace the school lawn. Luckily, it was a beautiful day. Needless to say, the cars did draw the attention of all who passed by the school. And again, this matinee was sold out.

Spectators loved seeing the cars and my grandson Jack made sure he got in the driver seat of the yellow ‘39 Buick, along with his grandmother and aunt. Greg Walker, who played the lead in the production, also loved posing in the 1955 DeSoto. Our friends Monica and Joan from Ocean City came up for the play and loved posing with the car.
My grandson Jack, his grandmother and aunt
Our friends Monica & Joan
from Ocean City
Greg Walker played
the lead in Grease
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
How Do I Get Hershey Registration Materials?
Summer registration is almost upon us for the Hershey Flea Market, Car Corral and show vehicles. To acquire space(s), you must request a registration card from AACA National Headquarters by using the Activity Request Card enclosed in the plastic covering of the May/June issue of your Antique Automobile magazine. Please DO NOT send any money at this time. You are simply requesting that registration materials be mailed to you at this time. If you have lost your Activity Request Card, you can always call AACA Headquarters (717-534-1910), and we can fill one out for you.

All requested registration materials will be mailed to you by the AACA staff the first week of July. We recommend that you fill out your registration card(s), write your check and mail everything back to the Hershey Region immediately so that you do not forget/lose it/miss the August 15 deadline.
Important 2023 Hershey Reminders
Show will run Tuesday, October 3 through Friday, October 6
Flea Market set-up will be Monday, October 2
Judging School will be Thursday, October 5, at 2 p.m.
Judges Breakfast will be Friday, October 6, at 7 a.m.
Car show will be Friday, October 6
Membership Corner: Open or Closed?
By Mark Kubancik, AACA National Membership Committee Member,
President KYANA Region AACA,
Open or closed? That question can have many meanings in the AACA community. The pre-war crowd may think about an open or closed car. Muscle car aficionados might be thinking about open or closed exhaust systems. The more mechanically inclined might be asking if an electrical circuit or a carburetor butterfly valve is open or closed. My question today, however, applies to your local AACA region or chapter.

Are your local meetings, events and activities open or closed? Do you use your gatherings as tools to attract and recruit new members? If your gatherings are always “members only,” don’t be surprised if one day you notice that your membership is on the decline. It’s no secret that our hobby is aging. I’m about to turn 66 years old and am still considered one of the “younger” guys in our club. So, what can be done to reverse this decline?
Consider opening some of your gatherings to non-members. For example, I’ve hosted a KYANA salvage yard tour every year for the past twelve (save for 2020). We visit a yard within a day’s drive that has vintage vehicles. Members are encouraged to invite non-members to join us in the fun, including lunch afterwards. KYANA members pay a reduced rate to dine, non-members pay menu price. It’s a great way to expose non-members to the quality membership of KYANA and the AACA. Later this month, a relatively new KYANA member is sponsoring a chili supper combined with a chrome plating seminar presented by the owner of a Tennessee chrome plating company. We are encouraging our members to invite non-members to this event that will be held at our local clubhouse.
So, how do you go about extending an invite to non-members? If you ask around, you will likely find that your current region or chapter members also belong to other non-AACA affiliated clubs, either local or national. Some national marque clubs might have local chapters in your area. Both large and small metro areas often have more than one vintage car club, including – dare I say it! – street rod clubs. Ask your members about their non-AACA club affiliations, and then ask them to extend an invite to one of your upcoming events. If that happens, ensure that someone, hopefully one of your club’s officers, extends a welcome to the non-members and introduces them to your members during the event.
So, are your doors (and minds) open or closed to new members? We would love to hear about some of your recruitment activities outside the boundaries of the AACA community.
Get a Friend to Join AACA for Only $25 Right Now!
By Karen White, AACA Membership Department,
Do you know anyone who would enjoy going to a car show? Maybe you know someone who would enjoy Antique Automobile magazine. This is an excellent time to encourage them to join AACA. New members can join the club now and pay only $25 for the second half of 2023. They can test the AACA waters now for half the price. By the end of the year, we hope they will be ready to dive in for a full year of membership for 2024!

The half year membership allows new members to join the club for the second half of the member year and pay half the yearly membership fee. The half year membership includes the months of June through December at a cost of only $25. The half year members receive three bi-monthly issues of Antique Automobile magazine (July/August, September/October & November/December).

REMEMBER: The half year membership is for first-time new members only!

If you have any questions regarding the half year membership program, feel free to contact me.

Starting TOMORROW, new members can apply online
for the half year membership.
2024 AACA Annual Convention Call for Speakers
February 8-10 – Chantilly/Dulles, Virginia
Have you ever thought about speaking or putting on a seminar at the Annual Convention? Well, now's your chance! If you would like to be a possible speaker, please fill out this form and send it in no later than August 15.

Have an idea for a workshop? What topics would you like to hear a panel of experts discuss? This is YOUR Annual Convention, and we want to know what you want to learn about. Please email Stacy with your seminar ideas and/or speaker suggestions (membership, leadership, chapters/regions, marketing, cars, technical, fun, historical, ladies-focused, etc.).
2023 Great Race: St. Augustine, FL to Colorado Springs, CO
Is the Hemmings Great Race presented by Coker Tire coming to a town near you?

From June 24th to July 2nd, the racers will be traveling from St. Augustine, Florida to Colorado Springs, Colorado, hitting Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas along the way.

9 days, 2,300 miles of competition and more than $150,000 up for grabs in the five divisions ($50,000 to the overall winner).

Click here for more information about the Great Race.

Click here to open a larger image of the race route.
Celebrate the 115th Anniversary of AACA Member's Victory in Buffalo, NY
By Jeff Mahl, Saint James City, FL,
July 24-30, 2023, marks "Thomas Flyer Week," hosted by The Buffalo Transportation Pierce-Arrow Museum. The Buffalo-built Thomas Flyer was driven from Times Square in New York City to the American victory in Paris on July 30, 1908. After defeating German, French and Italian teams, the winning driver was AACA member George Schuster.
Existing Thomas automobiles have been invited to join in the celebration, with some coming to Buffalo, NY, from as far as Australia for the event. Click here for additional information. 
When Past Meets Present
By Belinda Rooney, Deep South Region AACA, Mobile, AL,
As time goes hastily marching by so does progress, and change is inevitable.

A picture-perfect example of this occurred on April 22nd this year at the City of Mobile's Earth Day Celebration when a group of like-minded people put their collective thoughts together and came up with the idea to sponsor a car show in celebration of Earth Day, combining vintage gasoline powered vehicles and electric vehicles on the grounds of our clubhouse facilities. And what a splendid event it turned out to be.

One might think that a car show featuring vintage “gas guzzlers” to modern day electric “plug-ins” would be a counterintuitive oxymoron, but you couldn't have been more wrong.

At its inception, Evelyn D'Angelo, Project Manager for Keep Mobile Beautiful, in conjunction with the City of Mobile, was planning an Earth Day celebration showcasing the beautiful Charles Woods Japanese Gardens. The day would also include family fun, food and activities. As ideas were tossed around, it was suggested that, after all, it was Earth Day, why not include a showing of electric vehicles. Brilliant, right?

As the idea expanded, Dale Holden took the reins. Dale is Co-Leader of the Bay Area Chapter of Drive Electric Alabama, which is a statewide coalition initiative to educate the public on alternative fuel vehicles. Pardon the pun, but now the wheels were turning!

During the planning process, more and more folks became interested in attending and participating in the event. It quickly became apparent that more space would be needed for the car show vehicles, as well as spectator parking. This is where the Deep South Region AACA enters the picture.

Since our clubhouse and its 2.5 acres are across the street from the Japanese Gardens where the Earth Day activities were to be held, it seemed only logical for the group to inquire about the possibility of using our grounds for extra parking. Ms. D'Angelo contacted our President, Zeno Chaudron, to discuss the proposal. Because of insurance stipulations, unless it was a club sponsored event, we could not allow them to utilize our grounds/facilities, but by a stroke of genius Mr. Chaudron suggested we declare it a Deep South event and join forces to include vintage vehicles from our membership. A star was born!

From there, we moved forward with plans to chronologically showcase our vehicles from the past with the vehicles of the future. Why not try to demonstrate the importance of automotive history and heritage, and how much it has advanced since Henry Ford? That is really what it is all about. Yes, we need to work together to preserve our planet, all the while appreciating the efforts of those whose ideas trail-blazed transportation.
When show day arrived, we had 22 registered EVs and 21 vintage cars that made an appearance, and there were so many spectators we ran out of room to park everyone requiring us to direct them across the highway to Langan Park! But we managed and everyone, young and “not so young,” seemed to have a great time traversing between the two genres. The weather cooperated in glorious fashion.

Everyone seemed genuinely interested in both the old and the new and enjoyed teaching their children the importance of it all. There were painted, smiling faces of the children who barely came up to the wheel wells of the old cars, to the perplexed faces of the older generation as they peered into the technically advanced, empty caverns under the hoods of the new.

It was definitely an eye-opening experience for me, as it relates to EVs; learning how one might determine the miles you had left in your battery before being stranded in the proverbial middle of nowhere, and how to know just where to go for recharging stations which is something I feel sure most folks have pondered. Then there was learning generally about EVs that ran on battery power as well as gasoline, versions that used both sources at the same time, and those that are totally electric. Don't ask me to explain it, but I can appreciate it with certainty.

By the same token, I hope there were those of the newer generation who could appreciate the excitement one gets when starting a vintage V-8 gasoline engine or the sense of achievement one has when mastering the art of driving a 1915 Model T. Although many of our antique cars aren't driven as much anymore, and may be relics from the past, they are definitely worth appreciating and preserving. It is our past, and we must revere it, while at the same time moving forward.

All in all, there were spectators and cars from all over the state. And the foot traffic demonstrated that. We have never (or at least in many years) seen this many spectators on our property. People are curious about the new generation of automobile, and as demonstrated, when combining the old with the new, they will turn out in masses.

It was a worthwhile learning experience for all of us as we acknowledged the uniqueness of each generation, and one in which we will consider replicating in the future.
Second Annual Invitational Car Show on Main Street
By Al Crane, HVPR AACA Community Relations,
The Historic Virginia Peninsula Region (HVPR) AACA partnered with the York County, VA, Department of Economic & Tourism Development to present the 2nd Annual Invitational Car Show on Main Street in Historic Yorktown, Virginia, in conjunction with a Vintage Market on Water Street on May 13, 2023. 
Hundreds of residents and visitors alike came out to enjoy the great morning, see more than 30 classic cars and trucks, share memories, and visit the shops, art galleries and historic buildings (including Grace Episcopal Church built in 1697) on one of America's most famous streets. 
HVPR member Pete Romeo was the Show Chair with members Al Crane, Pam Romeo, Donna Elliott, John Atkinson and Larry Munk serving on the committee, assisting with planning, welcoming participants and visitors, parking and voting.

The Yorktown Monument Award (participants award) was presented to Jim Elliott for his 1957 Chevrolet Nomad Station Wagon and the People’s Choice Award (York Hall Award) was presented to Mark Parnell for his 1968 Volkswagen Bay Window Bus. Donna Elliott, Chad Green (York County Board of Supervisors) and Pete Romeo presented the awards.
We’re Looking For a Few More Fun People!
By Mary Gates, Western Divisional Tour,
You still have time to sign-up and tour with us!
After July 15 you can still register, but it will cost you an additional $50.
September 25-29, 2023
Western Divisional Tour
California Central Coast
Registration Deadline: July 15
60 Vehicle Limit

Grab your shades and join us for a once-in-a-lifetime California road trip. We’ll uncover hidden gems, indulge in nibbles, sips and shopping along the "Sideways" trail, marvel at Santa Barbara's beauty, and immerse ourselves in the charm of Solvang.

Register effortlessly online with credit card or pay by check. Registration includes informative and sumptuous buffet breakfasts, memorable dinners, and captivating tours.

Don't miss out on this remarkable adventure—let’s make some amazing memories together!

Dana Newquist,

Included with registration:
~ Free Parking at the Santa Ynez Valley Marriott
~ Museum of Flight (Day 1)
~ Mendenhall's Museum of Gasoline Pumps (Day 1)
~ Opening "Santa Maria Style BBQ" at Vineyard (Day1)
~ Santa Ynez Style Buffet Breakfast (Day 2)
~ "Vineyard" Buffet Dinner at Host Hotel (Day 2)
~ Santa Barbara Style Buffet Breakfast (Day 3)
~ Santa Barbara Courthouse Tour (Day 3)
~ Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Tour (Day 3)
~ Ice Cream at the Santa Barbara Harbor (Day 3)
~ "Danish-Style" Breakfast Buffet (Day 4)
~ Solvang Motorcycle Museum (Day 4)
~ Elverhoj Museum of History & Art (Day 4)
~ La Purisima Mission Tour (Day 4)
~ "Finale Gala" dinner, program, & dancing (Day 4)
Find out everything in store for you on this
fabulous tour and sign up online today!
Just visit WWW.AACASB.ORG.
Host Hotel: Santa Ynez Marriott
~ Pet friendly, free parking
~ Special AACA Rate: $179/night
~ Reservations:
RV Resort: Flying Flags RV Resort
~ Many options & rates available
~ Information:
Travel Through Time During the Special Central Divisional Tour
September 13-16, 2023
Special Central Divisional Tour
Piqua, OH
Registration Deadline: July 24

The Southern Ohio Chapter is looking forward to helping you Travel Through Time on this tour.

Tour highlights include:
-- United States Air Force Museum
-- Packard Museum
-- Airstream Travel Trailer Heritage Center
-- Airstream Factory Tour
-- Neil Armstrong Museum
-- Tolerance Museum
-- Bicycle Museum of America
-- Gale Halderman Mustang Museum
-- Bob McConnell Private Collection of Vintage Race Cars

Tour is limited to 50 vehicles 25 years and older.

Host Hotel:
Comfort Inn & Suites, 987 E. Ash Street, Piqua, Ohio 45356, 937-778-8100
Special Rate: $79 + tax (includes hot breakfast)
Mention Southern Ohio Chapter for the discounted rate

Tour Chair: Don Sword, 937-689-6901,
Old Meets New at the Grand Nationals
August 10-12, 2023
Grand Nationals
Bettendorf, IA
Registration Deadline: July 26

The Mississippi Valley Region is excited to be your host for the 2023 Grand Nationals and cannot wait to welcome all of you to the Quad Cities area!

On Thursday, the Visit Quad Cities personnel will help you “Design Your Own Tour” of the area. From the Rock Island Arsenal Museum/ Mississippi River Visitors Center to the various Deere facilities, there is no need to be bored. Ride as long as you want on the water taxi loading from the Isle pier. Be sure to be back for the ice cream sundae bar though.

Continue to enjoy the region on Friday, but don’t miss the I-80 Truck Museum and Restoration Shop Open House. Follow up with lunch at the World’s Largest Truck Stop. Find the driving instructions in your registration booklet. If not attending the AACA Judging School, spend some time looking at the Zenith competition cars located at the Waterfront Convention Center attached to the host hotel. In the evening, board the Celebration Bell Riverboat for an evening of cruising, prime rib buffet, music, and the sights and sounds of the mighty Mississippi.

Of course, Saturday is show day! Enjoy the cars and then join us in the evening for the awards dinner.

Host Hotel:
Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf, 1800 Isle Parkway, Bettendorf, IA 52722, 800-843-4753
$125 Wed/Thur, $139 Fri/Sat, plus tax (includes 2 full breakfast buffets)
Group Code: AAC823

Chairman: Mark Lousberg, 309-373-2169,
Registration: Mary Bartemeyer, 563-340-3266, 
77th Revival AAA Glidden Tour Heads to Thomasville, Georgia
October 22-27, 2023
Revival AAA Glidden Tour
Thomasville, GA
Registration Deadline: August 15

Tour Contacts:
Tour Hosts: Steve, Blanche and David Gordon, 229-226-2266
Tour Registrar: John Nikodym, 402-746-3825,

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

Registration: Registration began on May 1, 2023, and runs through August 15, 2023, or until filled with a 200-car limit. Hotel details can be found on the registration form.
Thinking About Getting an AACA Car Sign for a Summer Event?
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.
Want a sign for the Central Spring Nationals in Waterloo, IN?
Deadline: Monday, June 5
Want a sign for the Special Eastern Spring Nationals in Hamilton, NY?
Deadline: Monday, June 19
Want a sign for the Grand Nationals in Bettendorf, IA?
Deadline: Monday, July 3
If your information is received after the deadline,
we cannot guarantee you will have your sign in time for that event.

Contact Jon Curtis at AACA Headquarters if you would like to have a sign made: or 717-534-1910.
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

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 Membership 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.
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Trivia Answer
The familiar red/orange and yellow Little Tikes Cozy Coupe has outsold the Volkswagen Beetle and the Ford Model T. According to Smithsonian Magazine, production of the foot-powered Flintstone-like kiddie car had already exceeded 22 million by 2012. The Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum in Cleveland has the first one made from 1979 in its permanent collection. It was designed by former Chrysler stylist Jim Mariol.
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.