November 2022 | Volume 167
Scholarship Application Deadline EXTENDED! APPLY IMMEDIATELY!!
Click the links below for more information and to download the applications for each scholarship.
How do I apply?
Completed applications should be returned to:
Debbie Nolen, AACA VP Youth Development/Scholarship
5805 Centralia Rd, Richmond, VA 23237

REMINDER: All scholarship applications are due ASAP and will be awarded at the AACA Annual Convention in February.
Only One Month Left to Renew Your AACA Membership!
By Karen White, AACA Membership Department,
As most of you know, your AACA membership runs for a calendar year – January 1 through December 31. If you have already paid your 2023 dues, THANK YOU!!

If you haven’t already paid your 2023 dues, you only have one month left to do so. A renewal form was included with your November/December issue of Antique Automobile magazine. Simply fill out the form and send it back to the office with a check or credit card information.

If you prefer to renew your membership over the phone with a credit card, please call us at 717-534-1910 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EST.

REMINDER: Your 2023 membership dues MUST be paid before you can receive registration information for any 2023 National Shows or Tours, including the Annual Convention.
2023 AACA Annual Convention – Registration is Now Open!
The 87th AACA Annual Convention returns to Williamsburg, Virginia, February 9-11, 2023. We have brought back a lot of the great activities that you have come to love and expect at the Annual Convention including educational seminars, trade show vendors, multiple-level judging schools and of course the Awards Banquet. We have changed up a few things this year and have several new activities scheduled for you as well. Here’s what you need to know:

  • We have organized 4 different local tours for Thursday during the day, so you may want to consider coming in on Wednesday evening as the first tour starts at 9 a.m. We have negotiated special tour rates and you will need to pre-register for these tours on your registration card. You will be responsible for driving yourself or carpooling with others to the tour locations, which is how we were able to keep the tour costs low. The tour options include the Mariners’ Museum, American Revolution Museum, Colonial Williamsburg and Sherwood Forest Plantation. You can read more about each tour in the Annual Convention brochure.
  • Thursday evening you are invited to a Pizza Party Welcome Reception hosted by your AACA Board of Directors. Enjoy some good pizza, fun conversations and meet your Board members in a relaxed atmosphere. Everyone is invited, but you must pre-register to attend.
  • Friday morning we will be offering a 3-hour CPR Certification Course by the American Heart Association. You must pre-register for this $19 course and your certification will be valid for 2 years.
  • AACA First Lady Denise Tuck will be hosting a special southern luncheon on Friday with live entertainment. There will be no seminars or activities scheduled during this lunch, so everyone should be able to attend. Don’t forget to pre-register – you will not want to miss this fun event!
  • Everyone is invited to a Friday evening buffet hosted by our AACA Regions and Chapters. During this dinner, you will hear about all of the great activities our Regions and Chapters have planned for the year and witness their extreme generosity through a donation ceremony that has become tradition over the years.
  • We are sorry to report that our very popular AACA Library Pinewood Derby will not be taking place at this convention. We are still working on a special activity for Friday night and will announce it as soon as everything is finalized.
  • Convention will conclude as it always does with the National Awards Banquet, where we will honor all of our amazing award winners.

For more information and details about the Annual Convention, click here for the brochure. To download a registration form, click here. If you would like a registration form mailed to you, please call AACA National Headquarters (717-534-1910) to request one or fill out the Activity Request Form that came with your last Antique Automobile magazine and send it in to us.

Host Hotel:
DoubleTree by Hilton Williamsburg, 50 Kingsmill Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Special rate of $129 per night (single or double), INCLUDES breakfast for 2

The complete seminar schedule should be available very soon.

Note to AACA Regions & Chapters: A special letter and invitation will be mailed to your current President within one week. Please keep a lookout for it!

We hope you will consider joining us for this very special annual event!
Trade Show Booths Available at AACA Annual Convention
Does your business want direct exposure to AACA members? Do you like selling your services face-to-face to hobby enthusiasts? Are you hosting an event in 2023 or 2024 that you want our members to know about? Then why not secure some booth space at one of the best AACA events of the year?

The past few years have been tough for everyone, but especially for small businesses. So why should you pick our trade show over all the others? Our trade show is not a mammoth show with thousands of vendors in a convention hall the size of a city block. We do not have tens of thousands of attendees running past your booth so fast that it's all just a blur in the end and no real leads to follow-up with.

We keep our show a little more intimate by limiting our vendors to no more than 100, which allows our attendees plenty of time to visit all of the booths. We also hand-select our vendors to meet the specific needs of our members. Our event usually draws about 1,000 super-active members, which makes us one of the few shows to offer you a significant amount of one-on-one time with your ideal target market.

New for 2023! We are offering all trade show vendors the opportunity to present a pre-scheduled 15-minute mini-seminar inside the trade show room at your booth, so you can pitch your products and services directly to our members.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Fred Trusty at 502-292-7008 or
South Florida in January? Yes, Please!
January 26-28, 2023
Winter Nationals
Miami, FL
Registration Deadline: January 14

The South Florida Region AACA welcomes you to sunny South Florida for the Winter Nationals, which will kick off the 2023 National car show season. The show is being held at the Gold Coast Railroad Museum in Miami, FL. Stay up to date on information about the show by visiting our website regularly.

Highlights include:
  • Caribbean Night on Thursday
  • Our Backyard Museum Tour Friday morning
  • AACA Judging School Friday afternoon
  • Planes, Trains & Automobiles event Friday evening
  • AACA Judges Breakfast Saturday morning
  • AACA Judges CJE Course Saturday morning
  • Youth Programs & Activities Saturday
  • AACA Winter Nationals car show and judging
  • Awards Banquet

Show vehicle and judges registration is now open online here. The deadline for both is January 14, 2023. There will be no judges newsletter for this show. Please either register online or click here to print the judges registration form.

Host Hotel:
Best Western Plus, 13700 SW 139 Ct., Miami, FL 33186
1-800-780-7234, Group Code: AACA, special rate of $145 per night

Meet Chairpersons:
Manny Garcia, 305-978-8037,
Millie Garcia, 305-992-5902,
Registration Chairperson: Joe Pinson, 321-720-5928,

REMINDER: Your 2023 AACA membership dues must be paid
prior to registering for any 2023 National shows and tours.
You Can Make a Difference: Contributing to the Pierce & Case Ritter Fund
By Matthew Hocker, AACA Library Acting Director,
Cataloger & Volunteer Coordinator,
Two months have passed since the sudden and tragic death of Library Director Chris Ritter. As hard as this loss has been for the library staff, it has been even more so for Chris’ family and loved ones. Their hearts will be undoubtedly heavy as we enter the holiday season, a time often centered around familial activities and celebrations. According to Chris’ wife Tam, he always went above and beyond to ensure Christmas was extra special for his boys Pierce and Case. To say that this time of year will not be the same without him would be an understatement.  
As we enter this festive time of year, please keep Chris’ family in your thoughts. In the holiday spirit of giving and generosity, if you would like to and are able, please consider making a charitable contribution to the Pierce and Case Ritter Fund. Doing so will make a direct and positive impact on the lives of Chris’ children, ensuring they have a strong foundation for their future educational endeavors.

If you are interested in donating, please send a check made payable to the Pierce & Case Ritter Fund to: Pierce and Case Ritter Fund, c/o AACA, 800 West Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, PA 17033.
Rest assured, any and all contributions will go a long way in not only helping Chris’ family, but also brightening their spirits this holiday season.
Please scroll all the way to the end of Speedster to find the answer.
Trivia Question
What car helped inspire Pontiac’s eight-lug, Grand Prix wheel design from 1960 through 1969…which included an exposed/finned cast brake drum for improved cooling?
2023 Hershey Flea Market & Car Corral Pre-Registration Information
By R.J. "Mac" MacAdam, 2023 Assistant Fall Nationals Chairman & Flea Market/Car Corral
Registration Chairman, Hershey Region AACA, 
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 will be mailing the 2023 pre-registration packet/cards around December 17th. If you do not receive your packet in the mail by January 20, 2023, you should call 717-566-7720 on Monday or Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. eastern time or email
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 DO NOT receive your new 2023 AACA membership card by January 15th, 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.
  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."
Still Looking to Get This Year’s Official Hershey Poster? 
Did you forget to pick up this year’s official Hershey poster while you were here? Did you “misplace” your poster while you were wondering around the flea market? Were you unable to make the trek to Hershey this year, but would still love to get a poster? Well, you are in luck! We happen to have a small supply of this year’s poster remaining.

World-renowned automotive artist David Snyder received the honor of creating this unique work of art gracing the official 2022 Hershey poster. The posters are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost is $25, plus $9 shipping.

Please send an email with your order to Karen at or give us a call at 717-534-1910 (M-F, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EST).
Bert’s First Car
By Gilbert Sheard, Cincinnati, OH,
This is a member submitted story.
My first and most fun car ever was a 1963 Mercedes-Benz 220SB sedan. This was the second year of rebodying the earlier high-grille model with a 6-cylinder inline engine. I was in school in London, so I ordered a factory pickup in the winter of 1962. I also took the factory tour of the assembly line. I was surprised to see that 1 out of every 6 workers on the line was a white-coated inspector. 
Now, fast-forward 50 years to 2013 when my wife Charlotte and I were hiking the length of the Neckar River. We visited the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, and saw the twin brother of our 1963 honeymoon Benz on display. On our factory tour this time all the white-coated inspectors were gone, replaced by a row of computers moving along the line, one for each car. When the computer sensed a mistake, it lit up red and stayed red. A team then fixed that glitch at the end of the line.
After the 1963 factory tour, Benz and I drove through Munich and Innsbruck into the Italian Alps. Then the driving got interesting. The busy two-lane road was like a snake with hiccups. The curves were so sharp that the State put large concave mirrors on the outside of the curves to help drivers see around them. The busses blew a special two-tone horn as they approached each curve. This was Benz’s first chance to show off. I already knew the seats were harder and the ride firmer than I was used to. The real difference was the handling on those curves though. Benz was much more stable and tighter than the car I had at home. I loved it on this white-knuckle drive!
Somehow managing to keep all four fenders, I drove on to sunny Spain. In Barcelona there was no sunshine, just snowdrifts everywhere. The locals handled the drifts by removing the sewer manhole covers and shoveling the snow down. I drove on through France, took the ferry boat back, and settled down into classes.
In the springtime, new friends and I often made excursions into the countryside. The English drive on the left side of the road, and my steering wheel was on the left side of the car, which made for some interesting adventures. I could barely see oncoming traffic, so I had to rely on my front seat passenger to keep a look out and help navigate. This worked well enough that I still had the same fenders when I shipped Benz home.
The serious problem with Benz was defective exterior chrome. Large portions disappeared from the bumpers, trim, etc. Fortunately, the warranty covered all of it.
Once stateside, Benz held up to a Chicago winter, the trip back to Ohio, and most importantly a honeymoon in Canada. It otherwise had an ordinary life followed by adoption out years later.
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
November Happenings at the AACA Library
By Matthew Hocker, AACA Library Acting Director, Cataloger
& Volunteer Coordinator,
As we close out and reflect on the month of November, it has been quite an eventful time of year here at the library. At the beginning of the month, we welcomed the Antique Motorcycle Club of America (AMCA) to join the library’s ranks of special collections. The collection, still in the processing stages, offers rich documentation on the history of the AMCA dating back to its founding in 1954. The AMCA will retain ownership of the collection, paying an annual fee for storing their materials in our climate-controlled facility. We are excited to welcome them aboard and look forward to working with them in the future, including building exposure of our resources in the antique motorcycle collecting community!
Throughout the month, the library has also been a hotbed of research activity, including the completion of a month-long visit from German PhD student, Richard Hoeter. Richard has been hard at work on his thesis pertaining to American cars from the 1950s through 1980s, including their broader impact on society and culture. His first two weeks coincided with the Hershey Fall Nationals, which was an unexpected treat, and he returned again after spending some time in Washington D.C. For his last day, we presented him with a small collection of duplicate car history books and Reference Librarian Amoi Goldman gifted him a heaping slice of shoefly pie, a local delicacy! We were sad to say goodbye, but it sounds like we might see more of him again in the future.
We also received a surprise visit from someone we hadn’t seen in nearly a decade. Automotive historian Allen B. Simons stopped by and presented us with the first volume of his work on the history of factory air conditioning in motor vehicles (covering model years 1940-1942). Living in Texas, it’s a subject that is near and dear to him! I remember when Allen conducted his research at the AACA Library back in 2014, and we reminisced about the “good ‘ole days.”

As we plow our way into December, we wish you and your families a safe and wonderful holiday season!

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
Bringing a Positive End to 2022
2022 is about to come to a close, and while it was certainly better than 2021 it was not perfect. It has been anything but an easy year for non-profits. AACA did not get away unscathed either. This year brought many challenges due to the economy, inflation, gas prices and the all the turmoil in the world.
As you consider your year-end taxes and philanthropy, hopefully you will consider making a special tax-deductible gift to your club.
Many of you have already given, some have not. Our sincerest THANK YOU to everyone who has continued to support this club with your time and donations! We hate to ask again as we truly realize there are many deserving charities you can choose from for your charitable donations. However, the club is continuing its quest to become stronger each year and your generosity helps us to maintain and grow our member services. 
So, we are asking you to please seriously consider making a tax-deductible contribution before the end of the year – it will make all the difference for the future of this club. You can make a general donation to the club, or you can specify your donation to go to the library endowment or the building fund endowment. You can make your donation one of three ways:

Call us at 717-534-1910 and we will take a donation
via credit card over the phone.
Mail a check off to us right away.
Send to: AACA, 800 W. Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, PA 17033 

Remember, you do not have to itemize to take this deduction and any donation amount is appreciated! We will send you an acknowledgement letter for your records.
Membership Corner: The Gift That Keeps on Giving
By Paula Lynn Ruby, AACA National VP Membership,
As we are coming into the holiday season, let’s think about the best gift we could give to our family and friends in the car hobby.
The gift of membership in AACA is something that would delight someone who has an interest in automobiles and their history. I’m sure we all know someone who has been a member in the past but has not renewed for several years, or maybe you know someone who is brand new to the hobby. What a nice surprise it would be for them to start receiving Antique Automobile magazine and all of the other benefits associated with being a member because you decided to gift them a membership for 2023. 
Take a moment to think about why you joined AACA and why you have stayed a member. Most members say that they initially joined for the cars but have stayed for all the friends they have made over the years. So, with that in mind, wouldn’t it be great to offer that same benefit to other friends? 
As you complete your holiday gift list, don’t forget to call AACA National Headquarters (717-534-1910) to purchase a gift membership or two for those special car people that are so often very hard to buy for. I think you will agree that this is the perfect gift. Happy holidays to all.
AACA Merchandise Makes Great Gifts for Your Favorite Antique Car Fans
Looking for that unique gift for the antique car fan in your family? Well, look no further than the AACA merchandise store. 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 stocking stuffers like 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 they 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).
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: or 717-534-1910.
Start 2023 Off Right With Your Official AACA Calendar
The AACA Calendar is always a hot item this time of year, so be sure to order yours before they are gone! This 13-month calendar runs from January 2023 to January 2024 and highlights AACA National Activities in addition to moon phases, all Federal Holidays and many other observances. The best part of the annual calendar is getting to see the fabulous member cars showcased each time you flip the month. At a cost of only $12 postpaid, these calendars also make great, inexpensive gifts for all of the car-lovers in your life!

To order, please call AACA Headquarters at 717-534-1910 or go online to the AACA Store. An order form was included with your most recent issue of Antique Automobile magazine.
LAST CHANCE to Order Your AACA Holiday Cards for This Season
Limited Quantities Available!
AACA Christmas and holiday cards are an annual tradition for many members. These beautiful 5x7 cards feature artwork from renowned artist Ken Eberts, whose paintings have graced Antique Automobile magazine covers. This year, we have two new designs...
“All the Presents Are Loaded
in the New Mercury”
1954 Mercury Monterey
Inside: Season’s Greetings
“Christmastime at Pop’s Station”
1953 Ford F100 pickup and
1949 Mercury station wagon
Inside: Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
The cards come in packs of 12 and include envelopes. Each pack is only $12 (plus shipping). An order form was included with your most recent issue of Antique Automobile magazine. You can also purchase them in the AACA store on our website or call AACA Headquarters to place your order (717-534-1910).
AACA’s Oral History Project
AACA has hired an outside company named PCI to coordinate the Oral History Project for us. Yes, this is a legitimate project and a credible company. No, you do not have to purchase anything to take part in the Oral History Project. We have included several articles about this project in recent issues of Speedster, as well as a lengthy article in Antique Automobile magazine. If you still have questions, please read this short FAQ page from our website.

We are sorry if you are upset about receiving the yellow postcards in the mail or email messages about this project. These are the only ways we are allowing the company to contact you on our behalf. If you do not want to receive these notifications about the project anymore, all you have to do is give us a quick call at AACA National Headquarters (717-534-1910) and request that your name be removed from the list. We will be happy to help you.
Holiday Shopping Online? Make it Count for AACA!
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the Antique Automobile Club of America whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. Once you are signed into your account, search for Antique Automobile Club of America and choose it as your charity. Now, you are ready to shop & support AACA at the same time!

Click here to learn more about AmazonSmile.
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 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
While Bugatti was known for integral brake drum wheels, the idea also appeared on GM’s 1953 Firebird concept car. But by 1959, the exposed/finned brake drum was being produced by Panhard for its PL17 sedan. It was surrounded by a five-bolt, open center steel wheel (the spare tire was mounted under the hood…concentrically around the air filter). A so-equipped, Panhard-powered DB (Deutsch-Bonnet) racer won the Index of Performance award at Le Mans in 1956. Ford, of course, used an open face wheel design from 1936 to 1939, and VW did too…but with a conventional brake drum and hubcap/wheel cover.
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.