July 2017 - Volume 104
In This Issue...
Summer Road Trips
HURRY!!! Hershey Deadline is August 15!!!
New Saratoga Region AACA
Seminar Presenters Needed for Annual Meeting
Auctions America Exclusive Discount
Reid Firestone's Family Fleet
Steve Rossi's Old Car Quiz
Back to School Shopping?
Broncos in Colorado, Bentleys in Mississippi
AACA Library Update
Elegance at Hershey Named One of the Top 10 Car Shows
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My Sincerest Apology
By Stacy Zimmerman, Speedster editor, szimmerman@aaca.org
Thank you to those of you who took the time to call me out on my mistake in the June issue of Speedster. I'd say I was just trying to make sure everyone is paying attention, but alas I made a mistake. I can assure you that I did indeed visit all of those places and that my sentiments were true - I just mixed up my trip locations.
Many of you were kind and light-hearted in your emails to me, but there were a few who did not accept that we here at AACA are human and sometimes will make mistakes. This was completely my fault and my mistake. Please accept my sincerest apology for my error. Hopefully, you won't hold it against me.
On a positive note, my article did get a lot of you to send me photos of your fun summer adventures, and I thank you for that!

My best friend and her family visited AACA Headquarters and the Library & Research Center last weekend. Just thought I'd share a photo from their summer adventure here in Hershey, PA.

Summer Road Trips Shared by AACA Members

Havana, Cuba, this past May - newest American cars where from 1959 and used as taxi cabs.
Submitted by Bruce Knott, bruceknott8480@gmail.com, Taneytown, MD

Sue and I followed the 2017 Great Race from Wapakoneta, Ohio, to Auburn, Indiana, to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in our 2006 Honda Insight Hybrid. We wish we could have really stayed in one of these motels out back of the museum. 
Submitted by Jim Halas, erewhon9@frontier.com, Delaware, OH

In February, we just finished restoring our 1941 Dodge WC10 military truck. This is the 75th anniversary of the Alaskan (ALCAN) Highway, so we plan on driving the Alaskan Highway during the month of August and, who knows, maybe even get a modern image of these 1942 post card photos.        Submitted by Ken and Karen Kafka, nash2ton@thinair.net, Pierce, Colorado  

We visited the Drive thru Tree in the California Redwoods at Leggett and my wife (Ruth) drove our car through a tree! She didn't even hit it! Having a great summer driving our car.
Submitted by Alex Janke, ajanke@pacbell.net, Concord, CA

HURRY!!! Hershey Deadline is August 15!!!
IF YOU HAVE NOT REGISTERED ALREADY , you literally have days left to do so for the Hershey Fall Meet! 

Car corral spaces, limited flea market spaces and show vehicle registrations are still available! 

Saturday Vehicle Registration
Register online: G o to   members.aaca.org  to fill-out your show car registration, print the form and send it in with payment to the Hershey Region, PO Box 305, Hershey, PA 17033. 
Call National Headquarters: Call 717-534-1910 ASAP and we will mail you registration forms, which you must fill out and return with payment to the Hershey Region by August 15.
Show Vehicle Questions: Rich Spina at hersheycarreg@gmail.com

Car Corral and Flea Market
At this late date, if you need car corral or flea market spaces call 717-534-1910 and we will try to assist you in getting this handled by the deadline.

Contacting the Hershey Region
Hershey Region volunteers are available Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. by calling 717-566-7720. Hershey Region Fall Meet email:  fallmeet@hersheyaaca.org.

Do not forget it must be postmarked by August 15

Every year people call us after the deadline and we cannot help them. We hate to say no, but the deadline for this meet is enforced. Don't miss out!!


Welcome to the New Saratoga Region AACA
By Tom Walsh, Vice President, Saratoga Region, rockettwalsh@cs.com

On June 24, 2017, the AACA Board of Directors approved the addition of the Saratoga Region to the Antique Automobile Club of America. Established in beautiful upstate New York, the new region encompasses all or parts of ten New York counties and three counties in western Vermont and Massachusetts.
The historical significance of the Saratoga area dates back more than 250 years. Fort William Henry, overlooking Lake George, figured prominently in the French and Indian Wars. The Battle of Saratoga was the turning point of the Revolution. The Erie Canal, which connected the Hudson River to the Great Lakes, was built in the early 1800s and opened up the west to expansion. And in the early '50s, the Atlas rocket was secretly built and tested in a forest on the banks of Saratoga Lake - these powered the first ICBMs and would eventually take four manned missions into space.
Today, Saratoga is known worldwide for its horse power. Its race course is the 4th oldest thoroughbred race track in the United States, opening August 3, 1863. Known as "the Graveyard of Favorites", its most notable race each summer is the million-dollar Travers Stakes, where many a champion has met defeat.
Besides the Saratoga Race Course, the City of Saratoga Springs is also known for the Fasig-Tipton Yearling Sales, the Nation Museum of Horse Racing & Hall of Fame, the National Museum of Dance, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), Saratoga Auto Museum and more.
The upstate New York car culture has always been strong here, with a number of different car clubs dedicated to specific nameplates. A need was recognized for a car club not dedicated to a brand, but dedicated to the true classic and antique automobile. A club where it's not about what you drive, just as long as it qualifies as an antique. Word spread quickly of the possibility of forming a region in association with the AACA. The response was overwhelming - the 50 founding members of the Saratoga Region signed up within a month. The Saratoga Region AACA now looks forward to growing our membership and becoming an active region within the AACA.

Seminar Presenters Needed for Annual Meeting
Deadline extended to August 15!

Have you ever thought about speaking or putting on a seminar at the Annual Meeting? Well, now's your chance! We are looking for unique, new, different seminars to add to the schedule for 2018. 

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 hands-on workshop? What topics would you like to hear a panel of experts discuss? This is YOUR Annual Meeting and we want to know what you want to learn about. Please email Stacy with your seminar ideas and/or speakers (membership, leadership, chapters/regions, marketing, cars, technical, fun, historical, ladies-focused, etc.).

2018 Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance to Honor AACA Cars
The 2018 Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance will honor the cars of AACA! Our cars will be the featured marque and will be eligible for all awards other than class awards. The cars will be in a special decade by decade display to educate the public on the advancement of the automobile.
This concours is held at the word famous Boca Raton Resort and Club in Florida. It will be held February 23-25, 2018. It truly is a magnificent event and to have this much respect for our cars and our club is very special.
Cars included in the display will be self-nominated, so every member has an opportunity to show their vehicles. All cars chosen will receive a special memento from AACA for their participation. Please email AACA Executive Director Steve Moskowitz who will curate this display ( aaca1@aaca.org). He will follow up with a nomination form for you to fill out. 

Auctions America Exclusive Discount for AACA Members Only: 
50% off Swap Meet Spaces at Auburn Fall Aug 31-Sept 3

Our friends at Auctions America are offering AACA members 50% off vendor spaces at their legendary Auburn Fall collector car auction event happening August 31 - September 3 at the historic Auburn Auction Park in the  Classic Car Capital of the World (Auburn, IN). Reserve your space now and sell to more than 90,000 auto enthusiasts!  To take advantage of this exclusive offer please contact Jamie at 260-927-9797 or vendors@auctionsamerica.com  before 8/31/17.
A Labor Day Weekend tradition spanning more than four decades, this must-attend event coincides with the famous Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival and is one of the country's premier celebrations of the collector car hobby. The auction - a focal point of the weekend with its dual arenas - is complemented by a packed car corral and swap meet, unique vendors, celebrity appearances and thrill-seeking automotive-themed activities, making for a weekend ripe with automotive entertainment for enthusiasts of all ages. Visit www.auctionsamerica.com for more information.

Member Submitted Story 

Reid Firestone's Family Fleet: 
1941 Ford Super Deluxe Fordor Sedan and 1946 Dodge Custom Sedan
By Reid Firestone, Ashland, OH, reidfirestone@gmail.com

Reid Firestone, AACA member in Ashland, Ohio, along with his wife Terri, are blessed to be able to own two family heirlooms: a fully-restored 1941 Ford originally owned by his grandfather and an unrestored original 1946 Dodge, which was originally owned by his father.
Shortly before the United States became involved in World War II, Melvin Firestone purchased a brand new 1941 Ford Super Deluxe Fordor Sedan - the "top of the line" Ford available for 1941. It included such luxuries as turn signals (most likely dealer installed) and a heater/defroster unit. Interestingly enough, there was no radio (knowing Grandpa, he probably said, "Don't need that racket in the car!"
Melvin Firestone with the 1941 Ford at home after accident in Ashland, Ohio in 1942
This car was in an auto accident in 1942 in Ashland, Ohio, where Melvin and Ina were taking their son, Bruce, to college. Reid still has a photo of the none-to-happy Melvin behind the wheel and the front-right quarter of the car smashed in, and this accident took place approximately a one-minute drive (one-half mile) from where Reid and Terri live today.
In 1955, Melvin sold this vehicle to son Bruce. Melvin then purchased a used-but-looked-like-new 1951 Cadillac that was in the family until 1968. It became his daily driver (it was the car that took his in-labor wife to the hospital and brought her and Reid home in 1958!), and was exposed to Ohio winters from 1941 to approximately 1970, when the engine "gave up the ghost." Bruce became an antique car collector, and over the years had Packards, Lincolns, Model As, the Dodge, a 1950 Pontiac and a 1950 Chrysler New Yorker Club Coupe, among several others. But the '41 Ford was always Reid's favorite. Kudos to D & D Classic Auto in Covington, Ohio, for a top-notch restoration job!
1946 Dodge at AACA Museum in Hershey, May 2017
While the 1941 Ford was the daily driver, the 1946 Dodge seemed to become Bruce's "baby." He purchased it brand new from Spitzer Motors in Elyria, Ohio (I have a rough but fairly readable photo copy of the original title) on February 10, 1947, just about eighteen months after WWII ended (kind of a bookend to the purchase of the Ford just before the war). It was the first "new" car Dad ever owned. Cleaning and waxing and polishing, oh my! This car has been at the AACA Museum in Hershey, PA, from May to October of 2017, in the Unrestored Originals exhibit. The car is all original except for a little touch-up paint to arrest rusting, and rebuilds of the 6-cylinder engine and the "Fluid Drive" transmission. It was driven by Reid and Terri from Ashland to Hershey for the exhibit, and Reid and his son Andy plan on driving it home this fall.
Reid, Terri and family enjoy experiencing the ride of the antique cars, and once again, are thankful to be privileged with such neat family heirlooms. Happy Motoring!
Reid with 1941 Ford at Bob Evans in Ashland 
March 18, 2016
1946 Dodge in 2016
Share Your Stories in Speedster

We want to hear from you! We are always looking to feature articles from AACA members in Speedster. We'd love to share your personal accounts of tours and shows you have attended, restoration projects, unique vehicle stories and history, and any other stories you think other AACA members would enjoy hearing about.
Stories should average about 500 words or less. And, we love photos, so make sure to include some! Please send your photos and stories to Stacy Zimmerman at  szimmerman@aaca.org .

Trivia Question

When did the control of automotive emissions begin?

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

Do You Know About the Mileage Award Program?

If you enjoy driving your antique vehicle, start your engine and get recognized for driving your AACA-approved vehicles throughout the calendar year with the Mileage Award Program (MAP). Participation is voluntary and tracking mileage is your responsibility. Any time a vehicle is driven - anywhere for any reason - the mileage counts towards the award level. Once you sign up, you will receive a badge and awards at 2,000, 5,000 and each 5,000 mile increment thereafter. The cost to become a MAP member is a one-time fee of $25.
Click here for a Mileage Award Program application. 

Back to School Shopping? Early Holiday Shopping?
Whatever You are Shopping Online for, use AmazonSmile to Benefit 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 smile.amazon.com, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, 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 smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com 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!
How much of my purchase does Amazon donate?
The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. The purchase price is the amount paid for the item minus any rebates and excluding shipping & handling, gift-wrapping fees, taxes, or service charges.
Click here to learn more about AmazonSmile.

ATTENTION: AACA National Regions & Chapters

Just a friendly reminder... You are required to submit your Officer Reporting Form and Membership Roster on a yearly basis. Both forms are due by March 1st of each year. These forms allow us to properly file insurances for your Region/Chapter events. They also let us know who to contact for proper information. If you have not turned in your 2017 forms, please do so ASAP. Forms are always available on our website here. Thank you!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kristin Calvin at kcalvin@aaca.org or 717-534-1910. 

Broncos in Colorado, Bentleys in Mississippi: 
Most Commonly Listed Collector Cars in Each State
By Dan Strohl and reprinted courtesy of Hemmings Daily Newsletter at www.hemmings.com

Plenty of stereotypes exist for each region of our vast country, and those include preconceptions about what sorts of cars prove most popular from state to state. But how often do they hold true? Fortunately, we have plenty of data to draw from after 60-plus years of facilitating sales of collector cars, so let's do some deep diving into that data to see which are the most commonly listed cars in each state.
A few notes about the data first. To begin with, we drew from Hemmings classifieds records dating back to 2010, largely to keep the data fresh and to provide a statistically significant enough pool of records. We also limited our research to the 50 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., largely because the assorted U.S. territories (American Samoa, Puerto Rico, etc.) didn't provide statistically significant numbers of listings and because our classified system is largely structured around American states.
Also, while we could have measured popularity with a number of other metrics, we felt that the number of cars listed was best because it by default indicated that the cars already existed in those states, signifying that collectors in those states deliberately selected those cars. Probably not the perfect determinant, but the best we could do with the data on hand.
But even running a simple query through the data (most commonly listed make and model by state) doesn't really provide the best answer.
Aside from four states, the overwhelming results were Corvette and Mustang. While we get that Corvette and Mustang fans make up a good portion of the collector car hobby, their numbers are far from the monolithic picture this query presents. So let's remove Corvettes and Mustangs from the equation to see whether we can get a more representative picture of the collector car landscape.
Indeed, we see quite a few more makes and models in this search. Broncos in Colorado, MGB's in Connecticut, and what are so many Ford GT's doing in Arkansas? Wal-Mart money, perhaps? But even this map proves problematic, as we can see from the vast swarms of Camaros across the Midwestern and Middle Atlantic states (except Ohio, go figure).
Here we come to a quirk in the data. You see, Hemmings takes ads from both private sellers and collector car dealers (we chose not to include auction listings for these maps, given the predominance of a handful of locations in the auction listings), and dealers tend to keep fairly homogeneous inventories compared to the general public. It makes sense for them from a business standpoint - margins and likelihood of sales are higher with established makes and models - to the extreme of single-model specialists that advertise in Hemmings. So what if we ran our "most commonly listed" query using only data from private sellers?
Still a lotta Corvettes. And D.C. somehow coming through with the MGB. So let's run one more query: most commonly listed by private sellers, sans Corvettes and Mustangs.
That's probably the most diverse and representative result we're gonna get without whipping up some advanced algorithms and making some more judgement calls on which models to include. Note that Camaros still rank up there, but Thunderbirds really took over here. Also note that Thunderbirds ruled in Texas no matter what query we ran here, same with Bel Airs in Alabama and MG TD's in Wyoming. As for the outliers, interesting that D.C. went for the Trans Am (hello, Joe Biden!), Hawaii went for the Oldsmobile 88, Alaska went for the Packard Clipper, and Mississippi went for the Bentley Turbo R.

From the AACA Library & Research Center

Library Update Webcast Episode 8, Annual Yard Sale & Awesome Donations
By Matt Hocker, mhocker@aaca.org

Webcast Episode 8
A lot has happened since our last webcast! We have been working on processing several massive donations, including sorting and pricing duplicates for sale. The AACA Library Yard Sale will be returning for Fall Meet, and we will have several new items for sale. To top it all off, our documentary on Mike's Movie Machine (our digital film scanner) has been accepted as an entry in the Harrisburg-Hershey Film Festival! This short film was shot and edited by our Catalog Librarian, Mike Reilly. Be sure to watch our latest episode for more information.

Click here to watch now.
Click here to watch previous episodes.

The AACA Library's Fall Meet Yard Sale Returns
The summer sun is so much fun, but October will be much cooler! Fall Meet week is right around the corner, and the AACA Library Yard Sale will be returning. Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, we will have a ton of new material for sale including an excellent collection of prewar sales literature. In addition to sales literature, there will be a wide array of shop manuals, owner's manuals and books.
This year's yard sale will be held at the library on Tuesday, October 3, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Be sure to arrive here early! If you don't, you might miss out on some excellent deals and some of the harder to find material from the likes of Packard, Pierce-Arrow, Mitchell and more. We are poised to make this year's yard sale the best yet and hope to see you there!

For more information, contact Matthew Hocker at mhocker@aaca.org or 717-534-2082.
Note: Due to the nature of this event, we will not be able to give personal previews. However, we will eventually be releasing some videos to illustrate the variety of items that will be available.

Three Cars Donated to the AACA Library
Thank you Don & Micky Bohne for these amazing donations!! 

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Rollin' Cross the River with the Mississippi Valley Region

Central Fall Meet
August 17-19, 2017
Bettendorf, IA
Deadline Extended: August 2!!
After holding several meets in Moline, we are moving across the Mighty Mississippi River to Bettendorf, IA. Located on the banks of the river, it is one of the "Quad Cities," consisting of Moline, Rock Island, Davenport and Bettendorf. 

In the heart of the Midwest, Bettendorf was incorporated in 1903 when William and Joseph Bettendorf moved their Iron Wagon business from Davenport. Thriving industrialists, the brothers opened the Bettendorf Company, which had many branches including the Meteor Automobile Plant. 

Produced from 1907-1912 it featured a 50 HP engine along with 4 forward and 2 reverse speeds. All but the tires and electrical systems where produced on-site. The Meteor Automobile plant was later sold to the J.I. Case Company and is now the site of our headquarters, the Isle Hotel & Casino Convention Center. 

Come, relax, and enjoy what the "Quad Cities" have to offer you.

Let's Meet in the Middle for this Year's Glidden Tour

Revival AAA Glidden Tour
September 17-22, 2017
Hastings, NE

Join the Nebraska Region AACA and VMCCA as they host the 72nd Revival AAA Glidden Tour. All cars must be manufactured in 1942 or earlier and be as originally built. Only safety modifications are allowed. This tour will be "early car friendly." We will be driving through the plains of Nebraska with very slight variations in elevation, few traffic signals and generally light vehicle traffic. The total touring miles will be about 520.

Participants must be a member of AACA or VMCCA. The tour is limited to the first 200 cars registered. Registration must be postmarked between May 1, 2017 and August 1, 2017. There will be no cancellation or refunds after August 1st . 

For more information, visit www.gliddentour.org.

Important Hershey Info
By R. J. "Mac" MacAdam, Flea Market/Car Corral Registration Chairman, 
Hershey Region AACA, fallmeet@hersheyaaca.org

With a show as big as Hershey, there are a lot of moving parts for our region volunteers to coordinate. Please help us by reviewing this important information:
1. You can also request Awards Banquet tickets, Ladies' Luncheon tickets, Juniors at Hershey information and antique car trailer parking by submitting the Show Car/Special Events registration card.
2. You must return the completed registration card and check to Hershey Region. There will be a pre-addressed envelope enclosed in the packet that you receive from National Headquarters. PLEASE read all of the information that accompanies your registration card(s).
3. Cards/Checks not signed will be returned for signatures and could jeopardize your request for space(s).
4. If you have a special location request, you should send a note along with your Flea Market/Car Corral registration card. Spaces are assigned by the postmark on the envelope. You can ask for your check to be returned in the event we cannot fulfill your request. If you will accept spaces anywhere, you need not send any note. (Please DO NOT write notes on the registration cards).
5. Please read ALL accompanying information that will be enclosed with the registration card(s) you receive from National Headquarters. Your signature on the card confirms you have read, understand and will obey AACA and Hershey Region rules and regulations.
6. Please pay close attention to the firm postmark deadline of August 15th on the registration card. We need ample time to make assignments, enter the data and send the information to our printer. There is a very short lead time to accomplish this task.
7. FOR SHOW CAR REGISTRATION ONLY: You may register online right now at www.aaca.org . You must print the registration form and submit it along with your check to Hershey Region AACA, PO Box 305, Hershey, PA 17033.
8. TO RESERVE & RENT A HANDICAP SCOOTER OR GOLF CART: ScooterBug has been contracted for the 2017 Fall Meet to provide pre-reserved, single passenger ECVs and double passenger golf carts for those guests who have a valid, state-issued handicapped placard in the state in which you reside.  Guests can pre-reserve this mobility equipment starting on June 1 st  at 9:30 a.m. Please log on to www.scooterbugmobilityrentals.com/AACA or call 800-726-8284 option 1 for details on how to pre-reserve your mobility equipment. Limited number of scooters and carts available!
9. YES, YOU CAN BRING YOUR OWN SCOOTER: Personal electric mobility vehicles are authorized, however they must be registered on site at one of the three registration areas. More information will be available in the literature you receive with your registration card. NOTE: Personal mobility vehicles are NOT registered by ScooterBug personnel.

The annual Ladies' Luncheon, held at the Hotel Hershey, 
will be held on FRIDAY this year instead of Saturday.  
The Elegance at Hershey Named One of the 
Top 10 Car Shows in the Country AGAIN!

A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. For the second year in a row, The Elegance at Hershey has been named one of the top 10 car shows in the country - how exciting!! Many thanks to everyone who voted over the past few weeks! 
The top 10 winners in the category Best Car Show are as follows:
  1. Back To The 50's - St. Paul
  2. Iola Car Show - Iola, Wis.
  3. Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance - Fernandina Beach, Fla.
  4. EyesOn Design - Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich.
  5. Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival - Hilton Head, S.C.
  6. The Elegance at Hershey - Hershey, Penn.
  7. Washington Auto Show - Washington, DC
  8. CES - Las Vegas
  9. New York International Auto Show - New York
  10. Los Angeles Auto Show - Los Angeles
  Congratulations to all these winning events!


2017 AACA 1/2 Year Memberships Available for New Members

Do you have a friend who has been thinking about joining AACA? Regions & Chapters, are you trying to recruit new members for your club? This is an excellent time to encourage new people to sign up for membership.
AACA National Headquarters is currently processing any new 2017 membership applications as ½ year memberships. The ½ year membership includes the months June through December at a cost of only $18.00 ($23 for non-U.S. members).
The ½ year membership gives new members an opportunity to get a taste of AACA without paying the full year membership fee. Anyone that includes the yearly payment of $35.00 ($45 for non-U.S. members) with their new application will be refunded $17.00 ($22 for non-U.S. members).
½ year members are entitled to the following benefits:
  • Members receive 3 issues of Antique Automobile magazine: July/August, Sept/Oct & Nov/Dec.
  • Members are eligible to join an AACA region and/or chapter.
  • Members can exhibit vehicles & compete for national prizes & annual awards.
  • Members receive limited free research by the AACA Library & Research Center staff.
The ½ year membership is for first-time new members only . It doesn't apply to current members that are late in paying their yearly dues or members that have left their membership lapse for a year or more and wish to reinstate their membership.
If you have any questions regarding the ½ year membership program, feel free to contact Karen White at AACA Headquarters at 717-534-1910 or kwhite@aaca.org .  
Click here to download an AACA membership application.
Reminder to Regions & Chapters: Don't forget to use the complimentary 2017 membership applications that were sent to your region or chapter by September 30, 2017.

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 Kristin at AACA Headquarters if you would like to have a sign made or need more information: kcalvin@aaca.org or 717-534-1910.

Find us on Facebook!

Be sure to like AACA and the AACA Library & Research Center Facebook pages. 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.

AACA Calendar Spotlight

Would you like registration information and materials about any of these meets or tours? You can:

1. Fill out the activity request card that came with the last issue of  Antique Automobile magazine 
and mail it in to us.

2. Sign in to the  members only area of the AACA website to print your own registration form and brochure.

3. Call us at AACA Headquarters and we will fill out a request for you and mail you the materials. 
Call 717-534-1910 Mon-Fri from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

August 17-19, 2017 
Central Fall Meet - Bettendorf, IA
Click here for the brochure

September 17-22, 2017
Revival AAA Glidden Tour® - Hastings, NE
Click here for the brochure

October 4-7, 2017
Eastern Fall Meet - Hershey, PA
Click here for the brochure

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
Membership & Merchandise
Accounting, IT & Website
Advertising & Marketing
Speedster Editor

Office Administration
Antique Automobile Magazine Editor
Library, Research & Cataloging

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.

Trivia Answer TriviaAnswer


The first effort began in the 1961 model year, with the arrival of positive

crankcase ventilation (PCV), in California, which became universal by 1964 and replaced the open road tube.

Tailpipe emissions were then addressed in 1966, again in California first, and then across the country for the 1968 model year, with air injection into the exhaust manifold. 

In 1970, fuel system evaporative emissions began to be considered, while the catalytic converter and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) appeared in 1973. And the rest, as they say, is history.  
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.