January 2016 - Volume 86
In This Issue...
2016 AACA Annual Meeting Seminars & Registration
Hershey Pre-Registration Deadline is February 15
Florida in March? Yes, please!!
Springtime in Charlotte is a Tradition
Oliver Masser's 1913 Model T Ford Touring
Steve Rossi's Old Car Quiz
Top 10 Car Songs of Rock and Roll
The Dog Days of Greyhound
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New Year's Resolutions vs. Bucket Lists
By Stacy Zimmerman, Speedster editor
We are now one month into the New Year... How many of you are sticking to your resolutions? How many of you didn't even bother making resolutions?
In late December, I read an article that made me look at resolutions in a different way. The article discussed New Year's resolutions vs. bucket lists. Resolutions seem so stark sometimes. They are these general statements that we declare to our friends and family that we are going to eat healthier, walk more, keep in touch, etc. Many times resolutions are framed negatively - I won't do this or that anymore - and then the feelings of deprivation kick in.
Making a bucket list for 2016 seems so much more exciting to me - like an adventure, right? Creating a short list of things that I want to see, do, learn, achieve and discover throughout the year somehow seems more doable and enjoyable to me. Your bucket list could be filled with places you want to go, things you want to do or dreams you've held onto for years.  (And I'm sure at least one of them will have to do with an antique car!)
So after your finish reading Speedster, of course, take a few minutes to make a list of 3-5 things you want to do this year that will make your soul truly happy. You just created your 2016 bucket list. Now, go do one of them! 
Come Celebrate at AACA's 80th Annual Meeting
February 11-13, 2016,  Philadelphia, PA
Registration Deadline Only Days Away!

The AACA Annual Meeting is only 14 days away! Are YOU registered yet? Do you have all of your seminars picked out? Do you know which vendors you want to visit at the trade show? Are you attending any of the special evening events?
If not, you are quickly running out of time! Here's what you need to know...
Don't miss these event highlights:
  • First Lady's Breakfast - Hosted by Carol Barlup, this year's theme is America and the entertainment will be provided by Emery Turner, an AACA member of the Glidden Band. (open to all members) 
  • The Appraisers - Find out everything that goes into creating, producing and starring in a television show! Enjoy a panel discussion, as well as a question & answer session, with the stars and producer of this new AACA-endorsed TV show.
  • Over 40 Educational Seminars! Topics include: metal finishing, value trends, estate planning, collector car transportation secrets, the classic cars of Cuba, social media marketing, stain removal techniques, restoration stories, pre-World War II upholstery, Crosleys, Loewy Coupes, HPOF, model cars, modern woodworking technology and more! 
  • National Awards Banquet - A chance to celebrate and honor our members' achievements in grand style - over 67 car-related awards, 21 service awards and 48 master editor and webmaster awards will be presented this year!
  • Annual Trade Show - 40 specialty vendors, hand-picked just for AACA members will be participating this year including: Eastern Etching, Snapping Turtle Tiedowns, Restoration Specialties, American AutoWire, International Automobile Appraisers Assoc., R & D Finishing, Woodgrain Specialties, Auto Appraisal Group and more!
We can't wait to see you in Philadelphia!
Did YOU Forget to Renew Your AACA Membership for 2016?

You don't want to miss out on all of the AACA fun in store for this year, including 15 great Meets and Tours, 6 awesome issues of Antique Automobile magazine and tons of fun celebrating the hobby! 

Renewing your membership only takes 5 minutes and can be done one of three ways...
  • Renew online - fill out the secure online form and pay with your credit card
  • Renew by mail - fill out the form that came with your January/February issue of Antique Automobile magazine, provide payment in the form of a check made out to AACA or your credit card information (VISA, MasterCard & Discover) and then mail it to AACA, 501 W. Governor Rd., Hershey, PA 17033 
  • Renew by phone - call AACA Headquarters (717-534-1910) and any of the staff here would be happy to take your renewal over the phone with credit card payment (office hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time) 
Eastern Fall Meet Pre-Registration Deadline is February 17

In December, the Hershey Region sent pre-registration forms to all 2015 Car Corral and Flea Market participants. The pre-registration materials for the 2016 Hershey Fall Meet flea market and car corral spaces must be returned and postmarked by February 17. Additional spaces will not be sold during pre-registration. Please complete and sign your pre-registration form and send with payment to: Hershey Region AACA, P.O. Box 305, Hershey, PA  17033. If you have questions, please call 717-566-7720 Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. only, or email  fallmeet@hersheyaaca.org .

Please remember that your 2016 AACA membership dues MUST BE PAID before you send in your pre-registration form for Hershey.

2016 AACA National Meets & Tours Activity Request Card

A 2016 Activity Request Card was included with your January/February issue of Antique Automobile magazine. If you are interested in attending or would like more information about any of the meets and tours listed on the card, please fill it out and send it to: AACA Activity Request, 501 W. Governor Road, Hershey, PA 17033. Make sure to include your name, address and membership number on the card.
Online registration is now open for the following:  Winter Meet (Florida), Southeastern Spring Meet (North Carolina), Special Meet (Indiana) and Eastern Spring Meet (New Jersey). To register online, click here and log in with your member number and pin.
Please remember that your 2016 membership dues MUST BE PAID in order to receive information for 2016 events.

Florida in March? Yes, please!!
Winter Meet
March 16-19, 2016
Naples, FL
Registration Deadline: 
February 16, 2016

This year the Naples Marco Island Region will be hosting the Southeast Winter Meet in Naples, Florida. The event will be held at the Lorenzo Walker Technical College. 

The Paradise Coast of Florida offers 16 miles of pristine beaches, fishing and boating, world class golf courses and tennis. Nature lovers will enjoy the Naples Zoo, the Conservancy of SW Florida and the Botanical Gardens.

Winter Meet Highlights:
1. Enjoy an elegant dinner cruise aboard the Naples Princess, SW Florida's best yacht. 

2. Docent guided tour of the Collier Collection of over 100 significant automobiles built between 1896 and 1995. 

3. Tour the sights of Naples from historical landmarks to world class shopping areas, local attractions, beautiful beaches and waterways and much more.

Click here to visit their website for more information. 

Springtime in Charlotte is a Tradition
Southeastern Spring Meet
April 7-10, 2016
Charlotte, NC
Registration Deadline: March 11, 2016

The Hornets Nest Region extends a cordial welcome to all fellow AACA members planning to attend the Southeastern Division National Spring Meet. April is a great time of year to visit Charlotte and we are especially pleased to once again be hosting the Spring Meet. The AACA Meet is being held during the Hornets Nest Region's Charlotte AutoFair (produced each April & September) at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Free tickets to Charlotte AutoFair will be provided to each AACA owner registering a vehicle and to each registered AACA Judge. 

Come enjoy the Charlotte AutoFair, the Race Car Condition Run on the Fifth Mile Track, Judging School, Membership Roundtable, Youth Program, Car Show, Awards Presentation and a fabulous picnic to wrap up the meet.
AACA Custom Car Signs Available

Do you have an AACA approved car sign for your car? AACA members can have these custom signs created to showcase all of their car's great features or to share the history and story of their car. The signs stand 16.5" high and 12" wide and are made of a hard plastic to withstand the elements. All signs include the AACA logo and website, as well as the year/make/model of your car and owner information. The rest of the content is up to you. The signs cost $30 plus shipping and production takes about 3 weeks. You can also add an image or photo to your sign for an extra $5.
Click here for complete instructions on ordering your sign. Contact Stacy at AACA Headquarters if you would like to have a sign made or need more information: szimmerman@aaca.org 
or 717-534-1910.

Member Submitted Story

Oliver Masser's 1913 Model T Ford Touring
By Dr. Bruce O. Mosser, Jr., Linden, PA

Oliver Masser, a prominent farmer outside of Allenwood, Pennsylvania, purchased a new 1913 Model T Ford as a new means for transporting the family. His neighbor purchased a twin of the same year and posed for pictures. However, the conditions of Pennsylvania roads did not look kindly on the Model T. My grandmother stated that the horse and buggy was faster than that new "dangle" automobile. And so the story began for the Model T...
Oliver enjoyed his new found love of the automobile, but others looked upon this new motorized vehicle as a Sunday photo shoot. The Model T was stored in sheds on the farm, out of the weather, but not the mice on the horsehair-stuffed leather seats. The lights were changed to electric, as the original headlights were stored in the hayloft. 

Years passed with the death of Oliver and his wife. His sons, Walter and Raymond, had no desire for the car. Walter had 19 children and Raymond had six children. The sons were allowed to go to the farm to settle the estate with my father selecting the Model T and the kerosene dining room light. 

He transported the car back to Mackeyville until he built his house in Salona. Raymond established "The Mosser's Garage" in Salona, along Fishing Creek in the 1920s. It was a Flying A. Station, which is another story for another time. The car remained in a barn on the Bruce Mosser Senior property until his death in 1984. He worked all his life as a mechanic and bus contractor. It was my hope that he and I would restore the Model T when he retired in 1985. 
Enter Ferd Page Restorations, who received the car and with monthly cash payments and Ferd and Jeff Orwig's knowledge, the car was restored and went to the Hershey Fall Meet in 1986. The Model T won a third place and returned to Page's after an accident on the trailer. The "T" won its First Junior in 1988 in Downingtown, PA. My picture receiving the award was even in the ACAA magazine. The car was detailed in Maryland by Mr. Mari, who had restored an award-winning brass Model T of a past president of ACAA. The car was transported on my Amish-built trailer to Hagerstown, Maryland, to the 1990 National Spring Meet, where it won its Senior. The car won its First Preservation in 1990 at the Southeastern meet in Kingsport, Tennessee. The 1913 T had a repeat preservation at the 1994 Eastern Spring Meet and the 2000 Grand National in Montoursville, PA. The Susquehannock Region of ACAA held the Grand National in Montoursville, PA in 2000, where the Model T won the Grand National.
The car remains with me, along with a 1929 Model A Ford Roadster (Junior award winner restored by my friend and me), a 1970 convertible VW (Driver class) and a 2003 Convertible Ford Thunderbird Limited Edition. These all have histories that are unique. The love of automobiles and all related items from antique auto parts to banners have been a big part of my life. I owe this appreciation to my Grandfather and Bruce, Sr. who allowed me the opportunity to be part of a mechanic's life. 

Sweeping the garage floor, cleaning the windows, changing the oil and tires, making runs to the auto parts store, pumping gas and the grease and oil under my fingernails all made me the person I am today - the custodian, as well as the owner, of Oliver's 1913 Model T Ford.

CLICK HERE to order your ticket & thank you for supporting AACA!
Learn More About X-Cup Racing
By Jeff Mahl, AACA Youth Development Committee

The new 2016 X-Cup brochure is now available online. It highlights both the AACA Grant and AACA Scholarship Programs for students participating in the X-Cup Division of the 2016 Great Race. Designed specifically for young people, drivers must be 22 or older with navigators age 21 or younger. The element of competition with vintage cars, racing over 2,000 miles in the 9 day event engages these young people in a "bucket list" experience.
Join us for a special presentation "AACA X-Cup Racing: The Next Generation" at the Annual Meeting in Philadelphia on Saturday, February 13, 2016, from 12:00-1:30 p.m., as we make the 2015 run from St. Louis to Santa Monica along the legendary Route 66 and visit Jay Leno's Garage. You'll get the chance to meet the X-Cup Team from Alfred State College, and find out more about this great new Youth Development Program!

Check Out These Upcoming AACA National Meets & Tours

Trivia Question
Due to shortages of soft copper and brass in World War II, which car company did the U.S. government tap to solve the extremely complex task of manufacturing armament shells and munitions casings in hard, steel instead...due to their demonstrated ability to shape and form fenders?

or scroll all the way to the end of the
Speedster to find the answer.

Top 10 Car Songs of Rock and Roll
By Tara Hurlin, Reprinted from Hagerty.com

In this day and age, you may find yourself feeling way overdue for a good old fashioned car song; not the kind of song that just happens to mention a car while singing about something else, but a musical foot-tapping masterpiece that pays homage to a specific automobile. Allow us to reflect back on some now-classic rock 'n' roll car songs.
"Hot Rod Lincoln," Charlie Ryan/Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen The Hot Rod Lincoln in question was a Ford Model A coupe body fitted onto a 1941 Lincoln frame, and it was owned by singer and songwriter Charlie Ryan, who wrote and performed the original song in 1955. One fine honky-tonk band, Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, performed the most popular version of the song in 1971 and won over crowds everywhere with their energy, humor and boogie-woogie piano beats.
Best Lyric: "My pappy said, 'Son you gonna drive me to drinkin' if you don't stop drivin' that Hot Rod Lincoln.'"
"Rocket 88," Ike Turner/Jackie Brenston : In 1949, Oldsmobile released the fastest car of its time and advertised it as having an overhead-valve V-8 Rocket engine, branding it with the slogan "Make a Date with a Rocket 88." By inspiring the song "Rocket 88 " - which is thought to be the major link between rhythm-and-blues and rock-and-roll - Oldsmobile hit two historical milestones with one vehicle.
Best Lyric: "Now that you've ridden in my Rocket 88, I'll be around every night about eight. You know it's great, don't be late. Everybody likes my Rocket 88"
"Pink Cadillac," Bruce Springsteen : From blues to rock to rap, more songs have been written about the classy Cadillac than any other car, and one of the many tunes deserving honorable mention was written by the Boss himself in 1984. In this song, Bruce is captivated by a girl because of her car, and it's no wonder why.
Best Lyric: "Now some folks say it's too big and uses too much gas. Some folks say it's too old, that it goes too fast. But my love is bigger than a Honda, it's bigger than a Subaru."
"Mustang Sally," Wilson Pickett : It was prime time for the first pony car when this song was released in 1966. Mack Rice actually wrote "Mustang Sally," but Wilson Pickett made it legendary in 1966 with his strong singing voice and fine groove. In the song, Sally is a bad girl of sorts who drives a Mustang around town, but Wilson wants her to slow down. Think of all of the proud Mustang owners of the 1960s rolling down the streets with this tune traveling through their rolled-down windows. Now whether you own a Mustang or not, go find the song, hit play, and sing it at the top of your lungs.
Best Lyric: "All you wanna do is ride around Sally, ride Sally, ride."
"Little Deuce Coupe," The Beach Boys : The Beach Boys have written some of the best car songs of all time, and "Little Deuce Coupe" is a favorite of the hot rod crowd, along with the car itself. The original 1932 Ford Coupe "Deuce" is what the Beach Boys celebrate during the '60s car culture craze, but little did they know that even decades after the song's 1963 release, fans of the little coupe would still be tapping their feet to this song.
Best Lyric: "She's got a competition clutch with the four on the floor, and she purrs like a kitten till the lake pipes roar."
"Hey Little Cobra," The Rip Chords : This surf-rock band released this catchy number about America's favorite roadster in 1964. The little Cobra struck the hearts of many, and to their fan's delight, the Rip Chords embraced the automotive infatuation of the times. Spring little Cobra, with all of your might.
Best Lyric: "The Stingrays and Jags were so far behind, I took my Cobra out of gear and I coast to the line."
"GTO," Ronny and the Daytonas : GTOs are thought of as the first American muscle car by many collectors, and this twangy tune was released in 1964, the same year that Pontiac's most-famous performance model was released. Ronny and the Daytona's appreciation for the car paid off as the debut single reached No. 1 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart and sold more than 1 million copies.
Best Lyric: "Little GTO, you're really lookin' fine. Three deuces and a four-speed and a three-eighty-nine. Listen to her tachin' up now, listen to her whine."
Go Lil' Camaro by The Ramones : Uumamamau-papaumamau! Like most of the Ramones songs, it's so simple that it's genius. This is the band that had a large hand in changing the sound of rock and roll forever, and they continued that trend with this song's release in 1987. Girls, cars, sun and fun means good fun for everyone.
Best Lyric: "Go lil' Camaro go, Oohhh!"
"Red Barchetta," Rush : Released in 1981, not only is this song about a fellow who finds his uncle hid an old red Fiat Barchetta in a barn, but it also reveals the fears of car lovers everywhere as motor laws change. Set in the future, this tune takes place in a world where stringent safety regulations force cars to evolve into massive modern safety vehicles, making poor little sports cars like the classic Barchetta illegal to drive on the roads.
Best Lyric: "I fire up the willing engine, responding with a roar. Tires spitting gravel, I commit my weekly crime."
"Mercury Blues," The Steve Miller Band : Originally titled "Mercury Boogie," this song was first written in 1948 by K. C. Douglas and Robert Geddins. There have been several covers, but in 1976, the Steve Miller Band's bluesy, soulful rock style gave it a nice, meaningful twist.
Best Lyric: "I'm going to buy me a Mercury, and I'll cruise up and down this road."
What would your pick be?

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Please contact Stacy at AACA Headquarters with any questions: szimmerman@aaca.org or 717-534-1910.  

From the AACA Library & Research Center

The Dog Days of Greyhound
By Matthew Hocker

If you went on bus trips as a child, you are probably familiar with Greyhound. The origins of the Greyhound name in the bus industry can be traced back to the 1920s, with the establishment of the Greyhound Lines. In 1926, the Greyhound Lines were eventually consolidated into a company known as the Motor Transit Company. In 1930, the company desired a catchier-sounding name, so it adopted the earlier Greyhound name and rebranded itself as the Greyhound Corporation. With its reputation for speed and grace, the greyhound dog quickly became a famous advertising mascot.
The company even employed the use of real greyhounds in their marketing strategy. In 1926, the Fageol Safety Coach Company presented a beautiful white greyhound to Edwin C. Ekstrom, then president of the Motor Transit Company. This gesture was made in recognition of the 50th Greyhound Parlor Coach delivered by Fageol. The dog was appropriately named Bus.
While Bus was viewed as a company mascot, it wasn't until the 1950s that Greyhound fully utilized real greyhounds in its advertising. With the popularization of television, Greyhound became a sponsor of the Steve Allen Show and used a live greyhound to promote its buses. The dog was named Steverino; this was a nod to comedian Louis Nye's infamous greeting to Allen, "Hi ho, Steverino!"
While the name would indicate otherwise, Steverino was in fact a female dog. When the sponsorship ended in 1958, she was renamed Lady Greyhound. To match this elegant-sounding name, she was often presented in public wearing a tiara and rhinestone collar.
After that, the company went gaga for Lady Greyhound. She made several appearances in TV and radio programs and was often present at bus terminal openings. The Detroit terminal was opened with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony, in which Lady Greyhound chewed her way through a ribbon of dog biscuits.
She was once even a guest of honor at Moravian College of Bethlehem, PA. Since Moravian's sports team mascot was a greyhound, she fit right in. As a part of her visit, Lady Greyhound was presented with an honorary degree in "Animal Letters."  
When Lady Greyhound passed away, another greyhound assumed her role. However, she never reached the same level of popularity. When the new dog had puppies, they were given away to Girl Scouts on the Art Linkletter TV show. 
Despite having lost a living mascot, the Greyhound name has lived on. Greyhound has remained one of the most recognizable companies in the bus industry, thanks in part to the dashing greyhound present on the livery of its buses.

Discover More:
If you are interested in learning more about the history of Greyhound, be sure to read The Greyhound Story by Oscar Shisgall or Going the Greyhound Way by Robert Gabrick. Both books are on hand here at the AACA Library. We also house the collection of the Museum of Bus Transportation (MOBT), which contains a wealth of material documenting the history of the bus industry as a whole, including shop manuals, sales literature, photographs, bus schedules and more! To find out more, be sure to visit the library or give us a call.
A Little Something Extra:
Meet our very own Speedster editor Stacy Zimmerman's greyhound Mocking Jay (nicknamed MJ). When MJ visits AACA Headquarters, she loves spending time galloping through the stacks here in the Library.

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More information is available on our website. 
Visit AACA Library   or  contact our head librarian, 
Chris Ritter, at  critter@aaca.org  or 717-534-2082.
News From the AACA Museum

QUALITY Donations for the Annual Auction Needed
AACA National Meeting, February 11-13, 2016
We need your help with QUALITY donations for the annual auction at the 2016 AACA National Meeting! Please connect with us if you can help by donating any unique automobilia items (717-566-7100 ext. 101 or info@AACAMuseum.org ) . We greatly appreciate your support for this annual fundraiser!   

November 21 - April 22, 2016
This exhibit continues through April 22, 2016! Remember your regular admission to the AACA Museum is FREE with your current AACA membership card.

On Display Now - April 30, 2016
This Volkswagen is one of eleven original cars built by Walt Disney Studios for the first Herbie movie, The Love Bug. Of those eleven, only three of the cars are known to exist today. This particular car is #10 and was intended for some serious stunt work; and his current state shows signs of his adventures!

February 1 - April 30, 2016
In salute of Black History Month, the AACA Museum will present a history of the pioneering African-American community that contributed to the culture of the automobile industry. These men and women laid the foundation for others to pursue careers in such fields as franchised car dealers, designers, custom car builders, race car drivers and manufacturers.

With Love Wedding Show - February 28
Show Hours: 11:00-3:00 p.m.
VIP Hours: 10:00-3:00 p.m.
Do you know someone who has recently gotten engaged? Be sure to let them know about our annual Wedding Show! This one day a year we dedicate the AACA Museum to our brides & grooms to showcase a variety of the BEST wedding vendors in Central PA. 
Special Note: If you're aren't interested in weddings and wedding vendors, please consider visiting on another day as the Museum will be specifically focused on this show and many vehicles will not be viewable.
Visit the Museum's website at www.AACAMuseum.org for all the details!  

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

REMINDER: The AACA Museum is open late, the first Thursday of each month until 9:00 p.m.
AACA Library eBay Store: New Items & Sale!

New ebay logo Looking for the perfect gift for your favorite motor head? The AACA Library's eBay store offers a wide variety to choose from: over 2000 reproduction factory photographs of historic cars, books, and sales literature. We will also be holding our monthly eBay auction, with over 50 unique listings! 

The auctions will end between Friday, January 29th and Monday, February 1st.
To view our available selection,  be sure to click the links below!


*Reproduction Factory Photos:

- Racing
- And much more!

Check back often, as we will continue to add new items throughout the year!
For more information, contact our Assistant Librarian,
Matthew Hocker, mhocker@aacalibrary.org or 717-534-2082.

80th Anniversary Member Albums Available

We hope you are enjoying your 80th Anniversary Member Album book or CD!  We do have a VERY limited number of the 80th Anniversary Member Albums here at Headquarters if anyone would be interested in purchasing one. They are $95 each, plus shipping.  To order, call 717-534-1910.  

The Entire AACA Family is on Facebook!


The entire AACA Family is on Facebook. Make sure to like all of our pages to stay up-to-date on everything going on with the Club, Library and Museum. Did you know that AACA also has a Facebook Group you can join to discuss cars and hobby hot topics? Request to join the group by clicking here.


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AACA Calendar Spotlight
Desk Calendar

February 11-13, 2016
AACA Annual Meeting - Philadelphia, PA
March 16-19, 2016
Winter Meet - Naples, FL
April 7-10, 2016
Southeastern Spring Meet - Charlotte, NC
May 5-7, 2016
AACA Special Meet - Auburn, IN
May 19-21, 2016
Eastern Spring Meet - Vineland, NJ
June 3-4, 2016
Annual Grand National - Williamsport, PA
June 12-17, 2016
Sentimental Tour - Salisbury, NC
July 14-16, 2016
Central Spring Meet - North Mankato, MN
July 17-21, 2016
Founders Tour - Huntingdon, PA
July 31 - August 3, 2016
Eastern Divisional Tour - Richmond, VA
August 11-13, 2016
Southeastern Fall Meet - New Bern, NC
September 1-3, 2016
Western Fall Meet - Cheyenne, WY
September 11-16, 2016
Revival AAA Glidden TourĀ® (VMCCA) - North Conway, NH
October 5-8, 2016
Eastern Fall Meet - Hershey, PA
October 20-22, 2016
Central Fall Meet - Galveston, TX
November 5-11, 2016
Reliability Tour - Savannah, GA

Visit the  calendar on our website  for a complete listing of AACA national events and much more!

Who Do You Contact at AACA Headquarters for What?

Have you ever wondered who to contact for what when you call or email AACA Headquarters? Here is a list of the current staff and their responsibilities. By clicking on someone's name below, you can email them directly.


Executive Director

Steve Moskowitz


Membership & Merchandise

Karen White


Regions & Judging

Lynn Gawel


Accounting, IT & Website

Pat Buckley


Advertising & Public Relations

Speedster Editor

Stacy Zimmerman

Office Administration

Ann Kulp

Kathy Skiles

Rick Gawel


Antique Automobile Magazine Editor

West Peterson


Library, Research & Cataloging

Chris Ritter

Matthew Hocker

Michael Reilly


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


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Buick. After William S. Knudsen left General Motors and assumed the role as head of the National Defense Advisory Committee, he turned to his friend and former colleague Harlow H. Curtice on various occasions to help support the War effort. As the head of Buick, Curtice was well-recognized for not only problem solving, but successfully transforming the Division after it struggled during the early-to-mid thirties.
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.