May 2019 - Volume 125
In This Issue...
Get a Friend to Join AACA for Only $20
AACA Library Car Auctions on eBay
Deadline Extended for the Eastern Spring Nationals in New Jersey
A Weekend of Cars & Causes at The Hotel Hershey
Celebrate Collector Car Appreciation Day in July
YOU Could Be Part of the Capital Campaign Video Project
Do YOU Want to Present a Seminar at the 2020 AACA Annual Convention?
Automotive Restoration Summer Camp
AACA Library & Research Center Update: Reflecting on My Internship
Steve Rossi's Old Car Quiz
Member Story: Planting the Seeds of Appreciation of Old Cars in Our Younger Generation
Share Your Stories in Speedster
Hershey Summer Registration Information
FREE AACA Marketing Pieces
Explore Nebraska During the Founders Tour
Welcome to Canada, EH
Where is Fallbrook?
Find us on Facebook!
Click Here for Trivia Answer
Join Our Mailing List!
Quick Links
Do YOU Have AACA Pride?
By Stacy Zimmerman, Speedster editor, szimmerman@aaca.org

I have no doubt that each of you holds some level of real pride in this hobby and your involvement in it. (You wouldn't be taking the time to read this newsletter if you didn't!)
 
When you pop your head into the garage and see your baby sitting there, do you instantly smile? That's pride in your vehicle.
 
When you are with your car at a show and someone asks a question, do you talk for 15 minutes about all of the restoration projects you've completed to get it to where it is now? That's pride in your work.
 
When your kids or grandkids ask you to tell them stories about how you fell in love with antique cars, do you also include a few statements about why preserving these cars is so important? That's pride in your hobby.
 
When friends, family and acquaintances know you as the "car guy/gal" and ask you what the best car club to belong to is, do you answer AACA without hesitation? That's pride in your organization.
 
Do YOU have AACA pride? Your pride in this hobby and AACA can be show in a multitude of ways - everything from what you wear to how you act. Do you wear AACA gear - shirts, hats, etc.? Do you have AACA decals on your trailers and badges on your cars? Do you display your AACA awards proudly in your home or garage? Have you donated items to the AACA library? Are you planning to make a donation to the new AACA HQ building? Are you hosting an AACA event (National or local) to promote the club?
 
I'm sure you can think of a million other ways to show your pride - these are just the few that I thought of while writing this article. So, now's your chance... 

SHOW US YOUR AACA PRIDE!
 
Take a photo of how YOU show your AACA pride and email it to me. I will put together a collage of pride photos and share them in the next Speedster.

AACA HQ staffers Matt Hocker, Mike Reilly, Karen White 
& Lori Shetter show off their pride by wearing their 
AACA gear at work this week.

Get a Friend to Join AACA for Only $20!
By Karen White, AACA Membership Department, kwhite@aaca.org

It's hard to believe that we are almost halfway through the year. As we approach the month of June, we are preparing to process ½ year memberships. The ½ year membership allows new members to join the club for the second half of the member year and pay half the yearly membership fee. The ½ year membership includes the months June through December at a cost of only $20.00 ($25 for non-U.S. members).
 
Starting June 1, all eligible new membership applications will be processed as 2019 ½ year memberships. Applications received with a $40.00 payment June 1 through September 30 will be refunded $20.00.

The ½ year membership is for first-time new members only!

The ½ year members receive three bi-monthly issues of Antique Automobile magazine (July/August, Sept/Oct & Nov/Dec).

Starting in October, unless a new member requests otherwise, we will cease to process 2019 ½ year memberships. All new membership applications will be applied to the 2020 member year.

New members applying for membership during the October to December time period will receive the Nov/Dec 2019 and all 2020 issues of Antique Automobile.

If you have any questions regarding the ½ year membership program, feel free to contact me.

Attention AACA Regions/Chapters: Don't forget to use the complimentary 2019 membership applications sent to each region/chapter. If you have not used these, please do so by September 30, 2019.
 

From the AACA Library & Research Center


AACA Library Car Auctions on eBay
By Matthew Hocker, Assistant Librarian, mhocker@aaca.org 
 

The AACA Library is currently auctioning off a smart-looking 1968 Chrysler New Yorker and a sporty 1985 Chevrolet Cavalier convertible

Both cars are in running condition, and now they could be yours! 

These online auctions are slated to end on Monday, June 3, at 7:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. EDT.
 
Click here  to bid on the 1968 Chrysler and click here  to view a video.

Click here  to bid on the 1985 Chevrolet and click here  to view a video.
 

For more information, call us at 717-534-2082.

Deadline Extended! You Can Still Register for the Eastern Spring Nationals!

CLICK HERE to fill out your registration online.
You will need your member number & pin.
If you don't know it, call AACA HQ immediately at 717-534-1910.
 
Eastern Spring Nationals
Parsippany, NJ
June 26-29, 2019
Registration Deadline Extended: JUNE 7
Judges Registration Deadline: JUNE 14
 
The New Jersey Region AACA, host of the 2019 Eastern Spring Nationals, welcomes you to "Cats & Dogs 2019." 

You will want to arrive early for this one! While the car show, judging and awards banquet all fall on Saturday, there are so many great tours and activities planned in the days leading up to Saturday that you will not want to miss a minute of it!

Wednesday: Early Bird Tour to Washington's Headquarters & Jockey Hollow
 
Thursday: Gary Mahan Collection Tour
 
Friday: Membership roundtable, Judging School, buffet dinner and tour of the Herb Singe Museum Collection
 
Saturday: Show Day!

EASY ACCESS TO SHOW FIELD: Located within a large corporate park, the host hotel is surrounded by parking lots to service the adjacent office buildings. The show field is located just across the parking lot in a beautifully landscaped parking lot with attractive separations between rows. All areas are paved and clearly marked. Wide spacing is being provided with one and one half parking spaces for each car.
 
TRAILER PARKING: All within sight of the hotel, all trailer parking is located on paved parking lots with 24 hour security provided by the corporate park. Entry to the corporate park can be made from any of three sides, all wide roads, two of them being highways Route 10 and 202.

Questions? Contact Event Chairman Wayne Tuck at 609-240-1561 or rwtuck@comcast.net.

A Weekend of Cars & Causes at The Hotel Hershey
The Elegance at Hershey to be Held June 7-9


The Elegance at Hershey is a celebration of a bygone era when the automobile stirred our imaginations and quickened our hearts. Today, people both young and old marvel at the extravagances of the automobiles of the past. From race cars to street cars that were not only about pure performance but also incorporated artistic design, a symphony of sound and sensory overload worthy of the finest wines. Cars were not just transportation; they were a statement. The Elegance at Hershey brings the finest of race cars and show quality classic cars of the pre-World War II and immediate post-World War II period together for a weekend celebrating the automobile.
 
The Elegance at Hershey is so much more than a celebration of cars, it is also about our causes. Raising funds for charity is at the heart of this event. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) , the AACA Library & Research Center  and the AACA Museum  are the beneficiaries.
 
The Elegance at Hershey is a three-day weekend event at the historic and magnificent Hotel Hershey in Hershey, PA. In just a few short years, The Elegance has become known as one of the hottest events to attend and is very proud to have donated over one million dollars to its three charities.
 
The Grand Ascent - June 7 & 8, 9 am - 4 pm; $10 tickets per person
A fine tradition is brought back to life as drivers pilot some of the best vintage race cars up the historic serpentine back road of The Hotel Hershey. Spectators will be treated to a rare opportunity as they view historic race cars in action from several key vantage points along the route. A limited number of tickets to ride in selected cars are available for purchase.
 
Cars & Coffee - June 8, 8 am - 1 pm; $10 per car until 9:00 am, no pre-registration required
Cars & Coffee is a tradition among car lovers, offering club members and car enthusiasts an opportunity to show and discuss vehicles in a casual atmosphere. In addition, attendees will be able to view vintage race cars participating in The Grand Ascent Hill Climb. Join us for coffee, doughnuts and car talk.
 
Concours d'Elegance - June 9, 9 am - 4 pm; $40 tickets per person
Modeled after the grandest concours hosted in Europe and America, The Elegance at Hershey is the ultimate garden party featuring the world's most exquisite collector cars displayed in and around the impeccably manicured European-style gardens of The Hotel Hershey. The race cars from The Grand Ascent will also be on display Sunday, as well as two very famous and important concept cars from the collection of General Motors. Automotive art, wine sampling, life style art and much more will complete your memorable Elegance experience. Bring the family for the weekend and take advantage of all the Hershey area has to offer!


Celebrate Collector Car Appreciation Day in July


The SEMA Action Network (SAN) announced that the next Collector Car Appreciation Day (CCAD) will be officially celebrated on July 12, 2019. The date marks the tenth consecutive commemoration in what is now an annual event to raise awareness of the vital role automotive restoration and collection plays in American society.

Intended to celebrate the classics of the past and the future, the U.S. Congress has helped launch CCAD by introducing resolutions each year at the SAN's request. The previous resolutions were sponsored by co-chairs of the SEMA-supported Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus. These Congressional leaders have been strong advocates for the automotive hobby in Washington, D.C., and recognize the integral role collector cars have played in fostering our nation's appreciation for the automobile's unique historical place in our history.

A list of officially scheduled events to commemorate America's time-tested love affair with the automobile can be found here. Individuals, car clubs and business owners interested in publicizing events may submit the details of their July celebration at no cost using this link. Participating organizers will be awarded a copy of the Congressional resolution for display at their registered event. For those unable to celebrate on July 12, the SAN encourages events to be scheduled throughout the month of July 2019.
 
CELEBRATE OUR HOBBY YOUR WAY!
  • ATTEND an official vehicle-inspired event
  • HOST your own gathering or club meeting
  • Promote a "HOLIDAY SALE" at your business
  • INVITE partnerships with nearby enthusiast-related groups
  • DRIVE your special ride, new or old, whatever the destination
YOU Could Be Part of the Capital Campaign Video Project

Have you seen the latest Capital Campaign video? This video features stories and thoughts from some of your favorite AACA HQ staffers and several member volunteers. 
 
This is the third video in the series. If you missed the first two, please visit our Capital Campaign website to view them. If you have not made a donation to the new building fund yet, you can also do that on this website.

Thanks to the videography and editing skills of Mike Reilly in the AACA Library, we have several more videos planned. Here's where we would like to ask for your assistance... We would love to include as many AACA members in a special video as we can. You can simply shoot your video with your phone or a video camera. And, your video doesn't have to be long - under 5 minutes would be perfect!
 
Make sure to introduce yourself first (name and city, state) and think about answering any or all of these questions in your video:
1. How did your love of cars begin?
2. When and how did you first get involved with AACA?
3. Why do you love AACA?
4. What does AACA mean to you?
 
Preferred video format: horizontal/wide screen - NOT vertical; full HD
 
Video hints/ideas: sit inside or stand next to your antique car while shooting your video; stand in front of your wall of awards/plaques or your trailer that has an AACA logo decal on it; maybe shoot your video at a cruise-in event or car show; make sure you  stand close enough to the camera so that the audio is picked up well enough.
 
Region/Chapter project: if you have someone who is good with shooting videos on their phone/camera, have them record videos for your members at your next meeting or event.
 
If you would like to participate, please send a quick email to Stacy or  Mike and we can provide any assistance you need. 

We can't wait to see your videos!

Do YOU Want to Present a Seminar at the 2020 AACA Annual Convention?

Have you ever thought about speaking or putting on a seminar at the Annual Convention? Well, now's your chance! We are looking for unique, new, different seminars to add to the schedule for 2020. If you would like to be a possible speaker, please fill out this form and send it in no later than August 10.
 
Have an idea for a hands-on workshop? What topics would you like to hear a panel of experts discuss? This is YOUR Annual Convention and we want to know what you want to learn about. Please email Stacy with your seminar ideas and/or speakers (membership, leadership, chapters/regions, marketing, cars, technical, fun, historical, ladies-focused, etc.).

Automotive Restoration Summer Camp
 
Pennsylvania College of Technology will once again be hosting its Automotive Restoration Summer Camp from June 16-19 for students entering grades 10-12. Space is limited, so make sure to register as soon as possible.
 
HURRY! The deadline to register is May 31.
 
Participants will discover what it takes to return vintage cars and trucks to their former glory while they immerse themselves in the world of automotive restoration. Workshops include sheet metal forming, upholstery, pin striping, paint simulation and more! Participants will get to keep what they create in the metal forming and upholstery workshops. Also included is a field trip to the Eagles Mere Auto Museum, where over 75 cars from the 1950's and 1960's are on display.
 
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to email precollegeprograms@pct.edu or call 570-327-4510.
 

From the AACA Library & Research Center


Reflecting on My Internship at the AACA Library & Research Center
By Spencer Paterick, AACA Library Intern  
 
Over the past four months, I have had the opportunity to serve as an intern at the AACA Library and Research Center in Hershey. Along the way, I have been able to work on a variety of projects and assignments, from working on research requests to writing an article for Antique Automobile magazine. I have not only learned more about antique automobiles and the old car hobby, but I have also learned a little more about myself.
 
From the first day that I began the internship, Chris, Mike, Matt and the AACA HQ staff were extremely welcoming and willing to answer any questions that I had. Whether I had a simple question, or needed help with something more involved, someone was always there to help. Chris, Mike, and Matt were always more than willing to share their expertise with me. It was very encouraging to know that I could always ask for assistance if I needed it. I was also delighted to find out that I was allowed to have some of the various snacks out in the main office.
 
Through research requests, the sorting of advertisements and sales literature and many other assignments, I was able to learn more about all different types of vehicles and manufacturers. When working on a research requests, I would often come across many unique features or facts regarding the car that I was dealing with.
 
Out of the many vehicles that I dealt with, there was one in particular that stood out to me - the 1957 Dual Ghia. Chris had asked me to find some facts and statistics for the car. I located a book from the Library's collection, and was amazed with what I found. The history behind the vehicle was fascinating, and I never knew about the lengthy and unique process that went into its assembly. I was also amazed by how much the vehicle is worth in today's market.
 
One task that excited me from the moment Chris told me about it was the opportunity to write an article for the club's magazine. I focused on writing a Jeep history article that would be interesting and informative. I was happy with the finished product that I had produced, and could not wait to see it in the print version of the magazine. (Look for Spencer's article in the May/June 2019 issue of Antique Automobile.)
 
During these past four months, there was not a day that I was reluctant to come into the library. I always looked forward to it and approached each day with a positive attitude and a willingness to work. I learned how important it is to approach everything with an open mind and an attitude that allows me to present myself as someone who offers valuable skills and knowledge.
 
I think it is safe to say that I learned something new on each project or task I worked on and, with very few exceptions, was interested in the assignments that I was given. I am grateful for the amazing opportunity to serve as an intern at the Library and Research Center, and it was incredible to see how the work done at the library influences the antique automobile hobby.
 
Thank you to the wonderful AACA staff in Hershey  for 
allowing me to be part of the team for the past four months!
 
We were thrilled to work with Spencer these past four months and appreciate all of the hard work he has brought to the table. We are pleased to announce that he will be working part-time with us throughout the summer one day a week. You might even run into him the next time you're in the area!
 
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Trivia Question



The German-made Amphicar, which was sold in the United States from 1961 to 1967, was designated Model 770.

What was the meaning of that numerical name?


 

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

Member Submitted Story 

Planting the Seeds of Appreciation of Old Cars in Our Younger Generation
By Raymond McFarland, Salem, NJ,  sjraaca@gmail.com 

Sitting in my chair on February 20 looking at the snow coming down, reading Hemming's Classic Cars, the article said that "we're in the hobby because we love old cars."

I have enjoyed old cars since I was 11 years old and was working on cars for friends from then on.

I bought my first car, which was my first mode of transportation, when I was 16 years old. It was 34 years old when I bought it. I fixed it up and made sure that it was roadworthy and would pass Pennsylvania state inspection.

After 56 years of ownership, I find my biggest joy now is sharing my love of old cars with my grandchildren.

Just last week, my youngest grandson Jackson (now 11 years old) said, "Pop Pop, let's get the Model A out and go for a ride."

After backing it out and turning it around in the driveway, I got out of the car and proceeded to have him slide into the driver seat and explained all about the break, clutch and gear shift. I proceeded to have him put it in first gear and ease the clutch out, which he did. He then drove down the driveway and stopped to get ready to make a right turn onto our road. I had him check his mirrors and also check for any other cars coming down the road. (Just to ease your mind, we live in a very rural farming area with very few cars driving down our rural road.)

Jack proceeded down the road shifting from 1st to 2nd to 3rd. I told him to get ready to stop down the road at a mailbox. This was repeated for 2 ½ miles down our road, turning around at the end of the road. Then we proceeded again stopping again at every other mailbox. Stopping and shifting and getting more coordinated. I explained to him not to look at his hands or his feet or the gear shift leaver, but to keep his eyes on the road.  He was all smiles.

I had him stop and turn into our driveway, where his dad proceeded to take his picture. Jack turned off the ignition, set the hand break, stepped out of the car and said (while grinning like a mule eating briars), "I'm only 11 years old and I was driving dad!"

As I sit here thinking back, I basically did the same thing with my 3 sons who all drove the same car at around the same age. But none showed the same proficiency as Jack. He really had the knack down quickly. I also have had my granddaughter Emily at 12 years old (now 20), driving the same car.

Sitting here reflecting back to our latest acquisition, a 1939 Buick convertible, our two oldest granddaughters, Emily & Abby, came back after a ride in that convertible saying, "Pop Pop, we love this car and want you to will this car to us."

What better way to instill the love of old cars in the younger generation.

Old cars with no specific need for a radio or any other modern amenities to distract you - just the sound of the car and the wind. And enjoying something that is still special as they get older.


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.

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

Summer registration is almost upon us for Hershey Flea Market, Car Corral and show vehicles. To acquire space(s), you MUST request a registration card from AACA National Headquarters by using the Activity Card enclosed in the plastic covering of the May/June issue of Antique Automobile magazine. All requested registration cards will be mailed out by the AACA staff the first week of July.

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 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 request 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 15 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 at www.aaca.org after July 1. 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 SCOOTER OR GOLF CART: ScooterBug has been contracted for the 2019 Eastern Fall Nationals 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 3 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.

10. SALES TAX LICENSE: If you do not have a sales tax license, you can apply online here or call 717-783-1405. IMPORTANT: Do not wait for your tax license number to arrive. Send your flea market registration card and check to us at the Hershey Region and simply write "applied for" above the Tax ID spaces on the registration card.

Hershey Update on the Red Field South Situation
By R. J. "Mac" MacAdam, Flea Market/Car Corral Registration Chairman, 
Hershey Region AACA, fallmeet@hersheyaaca.org

As many of you know, the Red Field South will be closed for the 2019 Eastern Fall Nationals in order to accommodate the staging of the construction equipment for the Hersheypark expansion project. We have just completed all the relocation assignments. 

Due to the many back-to-back spaces involved, we are using 80 car corral spaces (which will be designated PTA thru PTE) and part of the tram spine starting at Tram Circle (which will be designated TTA) in order to accommodate everyone. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, vendors in those areas will return to their previously-held spaces in the Red Field South for the 2020 Eastern Fall Nationals. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at fallmeet@hersheyaaca.org .

Promote AACA Membership at Your Summer Events 
With These FREE Marketing Pieces

These fun 1964 Mustang car cutouts were especially designed for AACA Regions and Chapters. They list membership benefits on the front and the back has a short message with plenty of space for Regions and Chapters to put their local contact information and website. 
These brochures focus on all of the benefits of belonging to a local AACA Region or Chapter. The photos are engaging, the text clear and concise, and the design professional. The front of the brochure contains an area specifically for you to adhere a label with your local region or chapter's contact information.
 
These two items make great handouts at cruise nights, car shows, touring events or when any opportunity arises to promote your club. Keep some in your glove box and when you see someone with an AACA eligible car, talk to them about joining. Leave one on their windshield or seat. Help us get the word out about the best value in the car club kingdom!
 
These cutouts and brochures are FREE and available from AACA National Headquarters. Ask your region president or membership secretary to order some today. Call us at 717-534-1910 or email Karen.
 
Thank you to all of our members for 
continually promoting AACA!  

Explore Nebraska During the Founders Tour
 
Founders Tour
Seward, NE
June 2-7, 2019
 
Join the Nebraska Region as they host this year's Founders Tour!  Highlights include:
  • Genoa Indian Industrial School
  • Horn T Zoo
  • Andrew Jackson Higgins National Memorial
  • Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center
  • Nebraska City Museum of Firefighting
  • Arbor Lodge Home of J. Sterling Morton
  • Freighter Museum
  • Kregel Windmill Factory Museum
  • Museum of Firefighting
  • Wyuka Cemetery
  • Mayhew Cabin & John Brown's Cave
  • Crete Benne Museum
  • Homestead National Monument
  • Clayton Museum of Ancient History
  • Reinke Manufacturing, Deshler
  • Speedway Museum of American Speed
  • Final Banquet
Questions? Contact Tour Chairman Myron Smith at 402-475-5563 or nebraaca@gmail.com.

Welcome to Canada, EH!
 
Vintage Tour
Kingston, Ontario
August 4-9, 2019
HURRY! Registration Deadline: May 31
 
Come join us for six days of touring through Canada. The tour will be based in the historic city of Kingston at the head of the St. Lawrence River on Lake Ontario.

All profits raised will go to the AACA Library & Headquarters building fund.

This tour is limited to the first 55 historically correct vehicles from 1931 or earlier.

All American citizens will need a passport or passport card to cross the border. Click here for more information on this.

Questions?  Contact Tour Chairman Joe Konarowski at 905-987-5552 or Joe_trucks@yahoo.com OR Registration Chair Lynne Konarowski at 905-987-5552 or lynnekonarowski@yahoo.com.


Check Out These Upcoming AACA Events...

Request your registration materials for these great events TODAY by filling out and mailing in the Activity Request Card that comes  with your copy of Antique Automobile magazine or 
give us a quick call at  AACA Headquarters  (717-534-1910).


Where is Fallbrook?
By Ron Mintle, Fallbrook Vintage Car Club, AACA@FallbrookVintageCarClub.org
 
Western Fall Nationals
Fallbrook, CA
November 6-9, 2019
Registration Deadline: October 11
 
Fallbrook is one of the hidden secrets of San Diego County. Considered the Avocado Capital of the World and located in the north part of the county, it is nestled in rolling hills of avocado groves, vineyards and nurseries. It is also the location of this year's AACA Western Fall Nationals from November 6-9.
 
Fall is a perfect time of the year in San Diego. And the host hotel, Pala Mesa Resort, is the perfect place to take your cars and to enjoy the area. The car show and judging will be held on grass on the resort's driving range with the convenience of a restaurant, bar and golf course.
 
Come early and stay late. Make it a vacation! With exceptionally low room rates for AACA and so much to do in and around Fallbrook, it will make a great show and vacation all rolled into one.
 
There will be an AACA golf tournament, driving and bus tours including museums, wine tasting and nursery tours. The awards ceremony will be held in the resort's special events venue as a fiesta under the stars with live music.
 
Come see what the Fallbrook Vintage Car Club has in store for you!
 
For more information, please visit our website or email Ron Mintle.

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 2019 memberships for first-time AACA applicants. More information on this program and an application can be found on the AACA website under member information and drop down to Military, or simply click here.

These complimentary 2019 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.

Let's Get Social!
By Megan Boyd, AACA National VP of Social Media, aacameg@gmail.com

I am currently working on a project to identify and link all regions' and chapters' social media pages. If your region or chapter has a Facebook page, Instagram account, Snapchat, YouTube channel or Twitter account, please send me an email ( aacameg@gmail.com) with a link to each of them. Your assistance with this project is greatly appreciated!
 
If your region or chapter does not have social media pages but would like to, please reach out to me for information on how to get started! My goal is to help every AACA region and chapter "get online" and "be social."

AACA Takes on Instagram!

Be sure to use #DrivingHistory and #AACA and #AntiqueAutomobileClubofAmerica
 
Would you like to have your car featured on our Instagram feed?
If so, just email a photo and 1 sentence about your car to Stacy 

You must be a current AACA member to participate.

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
 
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!
 
 
June 2-7, 2019
Founders Tour - Seward, NE
 
June 7-9, 2019
The Elegance at Hershey - Hershey, PA


Would you like registration information and materials about any of these National Activities? 
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 into 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.
 
June 26-29, 2019
Eastern Spring Nationals - Parsippany, NJ
 
July 12, 2019
10th Annual Collector Car Appreciation Day 

August 4-9, 2019
Vintage Tour - Kingston, Ontario
 
September 22-27, 2019
TOUR IS FULL!!
Glidden Tour - Rock Hill, SC
 
October 9-12, 2019
Eastern Fall Nationals - Hershey, PA
 
October 23-26, 2019
Southeastern Fall Nationals - Mobile, AL
 
November 6-9, 2019
Western Fall Nationals - Fallbrook, CA

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.

CEO
 
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.

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This Triumph Herald-powered, amphibious Amphicar was rated at 7 knots in the water, and 70 miles per hour on land. Thus, the 770 model designation.




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.