November 2017 - Volume 108
In This Issue...
40 Million Fire Extinguishers Recalled
NEW WINTER MEET tentatively scheduled
2018 Hershey Flea Market & Car Corral Pre-Registration Information
2018 AACA Annual Meeting Registration Now Open
Give the Gift of AACA Membership
LAST CHANCE! I.C. Kirkham Membership Award
Steve Rossi's Old Car Quiz
Faraway Places
2018 AACA Membership Renewals Due by Dec 31
AACA Merchandise Makes Great Gifts
AACA Library Update
Yearbook Presents its Annual Pulse of the Collector Car Auction Marketplace
Exclusive Offer From Coker Tire For AACA Members
It's Time to Send Holiday Cards!
LAST CHANCE! Five Scholarships Available
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Happy Thanksgiving
By Stacy Zimmerman, Speedster editor,
This is the time of year when many of us make it a priority to spend time with family and close friends. We tend to evaluate our lives to decide what is most important to us and what we are most thankful for. Often we end this reflection period with the observation that the relationships that make up our lives are the true keys to our happiness and fulfillment.
Everyone here at AACA is thankful for all of you. We are thankful for your membership and support of this club and the hobby. We are thankful for the honest and sincere friendships we have made with each of you. And finally, we are thankful because all of you help pave the way to a better and brighter future for AACA.
The AACA staff and Board of Directors wish all 
of you a very happy and safe Thanksgiving!

40 Million Fire Extinguishers Recalled

Just recently a recall was announced involving 40 million fire extinguishers manufactured by Kidde. The recall involves 134 models of Kidde fire extinguishers manufactured between January 1, 1973 and August 15, 2017, including models that were previously recalled in March 2009 and February 2015. Be advised that some of the recalled extinguishers were sold under names other than Kidde (i.e. Fuller Brush, Honeywell, Montgomery Ward, Sears and other names).
Be advised that the link above has the list of recalled extinguishers. It also lets you submit your request for a replacement extinguisher after you provide your name, address, the model extinguisher and serial number. It verifies that your extinguisher is being recalled and submits your request for a replacement.
If you do not want to submit your request online, you can contact Kidde via telephone to find out if a fire extinguisher is included in the recall or to get a replacement.   
Contact Kidde at 855-271-0773 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday-Friday (excluding holidays), or between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. during the weekend to determine whether your extinguishers are affected.
Given how many AACA members have fire extinguishers for their vehicles, we have no doubt that some AACA members have extinguishers that are being recalled. Please take action on this situation immediately and be sure to share this information with all of your region and chapter members as soon as possible.

Breaking News!!! NEW WINTER MEET tentatively scheduled!!!

Save the date! The Deep South Region will host a winter meet in Mobile, Alabama, from March 23-24! The meet will be held at Cooper Riverside Park. This 3-acre park along the Mobile River has outdoor sculptures, paved walking paths & benches. It will be a great setting. The host hotel will be the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel at 64 S. Water St. in Mobile. Rooms will cost $119.00 per night and you can call 251-438-4000 to make your reservations. 
Official approval will happen soon, but we wanted to get this information out to you now so you can begin to make plans. AACA is very grateful for the willingness of this region to jump to the rescue! Let's support the Deep South Region by registering cars and judges as soon as the meet officially opens.  

Holiday Shopping Online + AmazonSmile = $$$ for AACA

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the Antique Automobile Club of America whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you'll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.
How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. Once you are signed into your account, search for Antique Automobile Club of America and choose it as your charity. Now, you are ready to shop & support AACA at the same time!
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.

2018 Hershey Flea Market & Car Corral Pre-Registration Information
By "Mac" MacAdam, Flea Market/Car Corral Registration Chairman Hershey Region,

Greetings from the Hershey Region! The 2018 Flea Market and Car Corral pre-registration cards will be mailed the week of December 18 to those vendors without compliance issues who were registered in 2017. Please read ALL the information accompanying the pre-registration cards in order to reduce the workload of our volunteers. Please READ the following information carefully:
  • Sign your pre-registration card(s) signifying that you have read the AACA and Hershey Region Regulations and Guidelines enclosed in your packet. Unsigned cards WILL BE returned.     
  • Scotch tape a copy of your 2018 AACA membership card in the space provided on the pre-registration card.
  • If you are pre-registering both a Car Corral AND Flea Market space, please submit a separate check for each. We will not process your spaces if you do not comply with this request.
  • DO NOT SEND MONEY FOR OR REQUEST ADDITIONAL FLEA MARKET OR CAR CORRAL SPACES. To request additional spaces, you will need to use the Activity Request Card that will come with your May/June 2018 issue of Antique Automobile magazine.
  • If you wish to move from your present field/space location, write a short note listing the area to which you would like to relocate. (You must register your present spaces!) The more specific you are the less likely you can be relocated. The more spaces you have, the more difficult it is to move you. There are no guarantees - however, every effort will be made to honor your request.  Relocation requests are taken first-come, first-served using the postmark on the envelopes received. 
If you have any questions, please email . Hershey Region volunteers will begin monitoring telephones on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. EDT beginning January 15 through March 14, 2018.

2018 AACA Annual Meeting Registration Now Open

The 82nd AACA Annual Meeting will take place February 8-10, 2018, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. If you have never been to an AACA Annual Meeting in the City of Brotherly Love you are missing a great time. The trade show, car exhibit, educational seminars and the awards banquet are just a few of the highlights you'll experience during the meeting. We look forward to seeing each of you in Philly!
Registration is now open, so click here to download your registration form.
The seminar schedule will be available soon.

Give the Gift of AACA Membership
I can't think of a better gift to give someone who loves this hobby than an AACA membership. Do you have friends and family who aren't current members and enjoy antique cars as much as you do? With the benefits of Antique Automobile magazine and the Library & Research Center alone, how can you go wrong?! Do you have kids or grandkids that are just starting to get interested in antique cars? Student and Junior memberships make great gifts and give you something to bond over.
An AACA membership is a unique gift 
that gives all year long!

Go online or call us today at 717-534-1910.

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 2018 memberships for first-time AACA applicants. More information on this program and an application can be found on the AACA home page under member information and drop down to Military, or simply click here.
These complimentary 2018 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.

I.C. Kirkham Membership Award

The I.C. Kirkham Membership Award is again up for grabs at the 2018 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. This award is for the Region or Chapter with the greatest membership gain in 2017. This award is based on a weighted formula that takes into consideration the number of NEW National members acquired and the percentage of increase in membership as well. The award is presented by the Genesee Valley Antique Car Society Region in memory of Elmer Bassage who probably sponsored more new members for AACA than any other person.
For an application, please click here. For the "I.C. Kirkham Example Format," please click here.

Trivia Question

Once upon a time, there was one car model that got sold by five...if not six... separate manufacturers! What was it?

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

Member Submitted Story 

"Faraway Places"
By Dave Chiotti, Santa Rosa, CA,

Faraway places with strange sounding names
Faraway places over the sea
Those faraway places with strange sounding names
Are calling, calling me
Goin' to China, or maybe Siam
I wanna see for myself
Those faraway places
I've been reading about
In a book that I took from a shelf
I start getting restless whenever I hear the whistle of a train
I pray for the day I can get underway
And look for those castles in Spain
they call me a dreamer
well maybe I am
But I know that I'm burning to see
Those faraway places with strange sounding names
calling, calling me
calling, calling me 

This song was written by Joan Whitney and Alex Kramer and published in 1948. It has been sung by Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, Sam Cook, Dusty Springfield, Willie Nelson and many other pop vocalists over the years.
New Zealand has been calling us for 35 years. In 1981, the Horseless Carriage Club (HCC) of Sonoma County, California, hosted a group of New Zealanders from the Horseless Carriage Club of New Zealand in Santa Rosa, California. The Redwood Empire Region of AACA was asked to help
house some of the visitors. Marilyn and I were asked to host Bob and Jan Cleave. They were our guests for a week or so. Each day we would meet the rest of the group and tour the many roads and places of interest in Sonoma County and other outlying areas.
We stayed in contact over the years with Christmas cards and letters, them always asking "When are you coming to New Zealand?" Well, 35 years later we finally made it there. Jan put us in touch with NZ Chauffeur Limited in Auckland. After a few emails, we were set for two weeks of chauffeur driven touring.
Upon our arrival, we spent three days with our old friends traveling the back roads around the very metropolitan Auckland and dining together. We visited the Auckland Veteran & Vintage Car Club (AVVCC). The AVVCC is one of 36 branches of the New Zealand Vintage Car Club ( ). The aim of the Club is to cater for all types of vehicles over thirty years old. Barri Robert, the club historian, is a member of AACA. Before we left the states, I contacted National Headquarters and Pat Buckley checked the National Club roster and found Barri listed as a member of AACA. Bob was well acquainted with the Club and set up a meeting with Barri at the Club House. The AVVCC has one of the largest libraries of automobile memorabilia, including issues of Antique Automobile from years back as well as manuals, advertisements, etc... The library has the sliding cabinet like our AACA library has to utilize the confined space. The work shop out back has its own collection of memorabilia.
Then we were in the very capable hands of our chauffeur Pam. New Zealanders drive on the left side of the road and have many roundabouts. We felt it was best to leave the driving to a local. We spent 10 safe days visiting scenic and wonderful places such as Hobbiton from the movie The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, gardens, museums and native people cultural centers, all the time staying in both modern and vintage 4 and 5 star hotels.
New Zealand has a large amount of old car hobbyists. Many of their cars are parked on the streets to our delight. In Martinbourgh, a 1924 Dodge Touring graced the front of the late 1800s Martinbourgh Hotel. In Napier, Hooter's Vintage Cars (mid-twentys) tour this Art Deco city. I flagged down a Model T Ford passing by (to the delight of the owner) who insisted on driving me around town.
The Southward Museum ( ) was founded by Sir Leonard Southward. Sir Len was an avid motor enthusiast, automobile collector and New Zealand motor sport legend. The world-renowned Southward Car Museum houses the southern hemisphere's largest private car collection. The building also houses extensive conference and function facilities, a theatre (complete with operational pipe organ), a café and restaurant facilities - all of which are set in six hectares of park-like grounds. The museum itself is home to over 400 automobiles and various other exhibits including aircraft, bicycles, a range of vintage tools and other automobile memorabilia and even vintage fire engines.
They say "time passes quickly when you're having fun." Well, it flowed while in New Zealand. We found the people to be friendly and accommodating. Oh, if you go there, try the Hokey Pokie Ice Cream.
The best part of this hobby is the people. We are only the custodians of the vehicles we own presently. Someday, when we get too old to drive them, they will move on to new loving families. But, we will still have the friendships and the memories of dear people. If it were not for our hosting of the Cleves 35 years ago, we would never had made the trip to New Zealand. What a shame that would have been!

RESURRECTION - The Rescue of a VW 1955 Panel Van Forest Find
RESURRECTION is a short movie about the finding and the rescuing of a 1955 panel van. It was abandoned deep in a French Alps valley at least 40 years ago and pulled out of the forest in September 2016 by "restoring" it on site and driving it down the mountain!
Click here to watch the 14 minute movie.

Just thought this was a pretty cool story and wanted to share it  with those of you who haven't seen it yet. Enjoy! 

Make Your Reservations Now for April in Arizona
By Roy Ireland, Tucson Region,

Western Region Spring Meet
Tucson, AZ
April 19-21, 2018
Registration Deadline: March 30
The Tucson Region is looking forward to hosting the National Western Region Spring Meet next year. The headquarters hotel, the Hilton Tucson East, is undergoing final renovations that will be completed by the end of 2017. Your stay will be enhanced with views of the Santa Catalina Mountains and Tucson's spectacular weather! The hotel offers all the services and amenities of a world-class resort at a special affordable rate for the meet of $109 plus taxes for 1-2 persons.
Contact the Hilton at 1-800-445-8667 and mention "Antique Automobile Club" when calling for reservations. The show field will be conveniently located at the rear of the hotel. In addition to the onsite dining room and Vistas Bar and Grille, there are restaurants and casual dining located within a mile of the hotel. Bring your swimsuit and enjoy the pool and outdoor lounge area. Tucson temperatures average in the 80s during April.
All meetings, presentations and banquets will be held at the Hilton and there will be an AACA merchandise shop in the lobby during the meet.
You can put in your request for the registration materials for this meet now by using the Activity Request Card that was included with your November-December issue of Antique Automobile magazine. Don't miss this opportunity to experience an AACA National Meet and make new friends or renew acquaintances in a pleasant and comfortable setting!

2018 AACA Membership Renewals Due by Dec 31

As most of you know, your AACA membership runs for a calendar year - January 1 through December 31. From about mid-September through the end of the year, AACA Headquarters gets a little crazy with membership renewal phone calls and mail. It's not uncommon for us to receive several hundred renewals in a day. Even though it's our busiest time of the year, making sure we get our 60,000+ members renewed is always our top priority.
A renewal form was included with your Nov/Dec issue of Antique Automobile magazine. Simply fill out the form and send it back to the office with a check or credit card information.
You can also renew your membership by calling National Headquarters at 717-534-1910 or online here. (If this is your first time renewing online, please "retrieve account" first. You will then get an email with a temporary password and can login under "registered customers." You can then update your information, change your password to something you can remember and renew your membership. Make sure to check your email junk and spam folders for the temporary password email - we've heard a lot of them are ending up there! If you don't get it, just call us and we will help you.)
AACA Merchandise Makes Great Gifts for Your Favorite Antique Car Fans
Looking for that unique gift for the antique car fan in your family? Well, look no further than the AACA merchandise store. Shirts, hats, sweatshirts, jackets, etc. We've got a great variety of AACA-branded items, so you are sure to find something they will love!
Can't find something in the online store? You can always call AACA Headquarters to place your order as well (717-534-1910, M-F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. eastern time).

From the AACA Library & Research Center

AACA Library eBay Store 30% Off "Black Friday" Sale

Looking for the perfect gift for your favorite automobile enthusiast? If so, you will want to mark your calendars for Friday, November 24. When the clock strikes midnight (EST), we will be slashing prices in our eBay store. That's right...Most items will be marked 30% off! Over 2,000 items to choose from, including reproduction factory photographs, sales literature, automotive history books and more!
The sale will begin on Friday, November 24 and will run through Sunday, December 10. You will have over two weeks to find some excellent items for sale. Act fast before you miss out on the best deals on wheels! 
While the deals won't go live until Friday, you can preview all the items that will be available by clicking here.

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 Interested in doing research with the AACA Library?
More information is available on our website.  Visit AACA Library  
or  contact our head librarian,  Chris Ritter, at  or 717-534-2082.

What an Awesome Gift! (hint, hint)
It's the perfect gift... an AACA Library & Research Center 8 GB USB stick loaded with searchable PDF's of Antique Automobile magazine from 1937 - 2016 for only $109.95.
Each issue is text searchable. It's compact, lightweight and sleek. The metal casing has a laser-engraved logo and a key loop to attach to your lanyard. You'll be getting over 30,000 pages - that's more than 400 issues at less than 25 cents an issue!

Yearbook Presents its Annual Pulse of the Collector Car Auction Marketplace
Reprinted with permission from Larry Edsall &
Analysts point to buyers taking control, increase in no-reserve 
offerings, and a return to passion over profit.
The calendar is nice and neat and all, but it seems so arbitrary in assigning when one year ends and the new one begins. After all, there are national and religious calendars, even fiscal calendars, and each with its own rationale.
For some, especially those with a poetic bent, what signals a new year and optimistic new beginning are the first green shoots pushing through the warming soil or the first buds on the fruit trees.
For others, and especially for the collector car community, what signals the start of a new year is the arrival from Italy of - no, not a new Ferrari or Fiat - but the Classic Car Auction Yearbook, with authors Adolfo Ori and Raffaele Gazzi setting the end of each year at the conclusion of the auction week on California's Monterey Peninsula.
When the last gavel has fallen on those sales, the authors, with underwriting support from Credit Suisse, launch into crunching numbers and building charts and asking some experts to join them in reflecting on what has taken place in the collector car marketplace in the previous 12 months.
So what is the state of the collector car auction market as we start the next cycle: 2017-2018? Several statistics shared in the Yearbook are telling:
  • Compared with previous-year figures, 26 percent more cars were offered a no reserve during 2016-17, and they comprised around 10 percent of all sales.
  • Again compared to previous-year figures, the average sales price in 2016-17 fell 15 percent, but since we're talking the major sales, that figure was still $254,000.
  • It's one thing to compare the top sale of the year to previous years, but what about the car that was the 100th most expensive sold at auction? It sold for $1.54 million, down $110,000 from the previous year, and that was down from the peak of the previous two years.
  • Ferrari seems to have lost part of its "sparkle," the authors note, comprising only 25 percent rather than its usual 30 percent of the overall top-end of the auction marketplace.
  • On the other hand, Aston Martin, Lancia and Mercedes-Benz increased their market share.
Click here to read the complete article.

Exclusive Offer From Coker Tire For AACA Members

Coker Tire is proud to present an exclusive offer for AACA members on their next purchase of tires -  Buy One Extended Tire Protection Plan and Get the Second One FREE!  

This offer is an extension of our Life of the Tread warranty, and protects your investment by offering full replacement for damaged or blemished tires.  In addition, you can combine this offer with our current  FREE Shipping  promotion, as well as our current rebates on BF Goodrich Radial T/A and Michelin tires.  This exclusive offer ends December 31, 2017, so act now to save big! 

Click here to learn more.
Email or call 888-643-0730.

Thank you for trusting Coker Tire 
to supply your classic car tires.

The Official 2018 AACA Calendar is a Great Gift Idea!

The AACA Calendar is always a hot item this time of year, so be sure to order yours before they are gone! This 13-month calendar runs from January 2018 to January 2019 and highlights AACA National Meets and Tours in addition to moon phases, all Federal Holidays and many other observances. The best part of the annual calendar is getting to see the fabulous member cars showcased each time you flip the month. At a cost of $12 postpaid, these calendars also make great, inexpensive gifts for all of the car-lovers in your life!
To order, either call AACA Headquarters at 717-534-1910 or go to the AACA online store. An order form was also included with your last issue of Antique Automobile magazine.

It's Time to Send Holiday Cards!! 

AACA Christmas and holiday cards are an annual tradition for many members. These beautiful 5x7 cards feature artwork from renowned artist Ken Eberts, whose paintings have graced Antique Automobile magazine covers. This year, we have two new designs... 

"Christmas Delivery"
1946 Ford Super Deluxe station wagon
Inside: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
"Snowy Christmas on Main"
1954 Oldsmobile Super 98
Inside: Happy Holidays

The cards come in packs of 12 and include envelopes. Each pack is only $12 (plus shipping). An order form was included with your last issue of Antique Automobile magazine. You can also call AACA Headquarters to place your order (717-534-1910) or go to the AACA online store.

Regions & Chapters: Are You Using These to Recruit New AACA Members?

These 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. 
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!
Just contact AACA Headquarters at 717-534-1910 and we will send some out to you right away. Thank you to all of our members for continually promoting AACA!  
Five Scholarships Available - APPLY NOW!

John and Janet Ricketts Leadership Scholarship
A $1,500 cash award to any AACA member, child or grandchild of an AACA member in good standing for at least 5 years, who has been accepted to an institution of higher learning or is now enrolled in such institution. This award is granted by the family of John and Janet Ricketts in recognition of their love for AACA and their belief in service to the club.  It is also in recognition of our first female National President, Janet Ricketts in 1999.  Region or chapter membership is encouraged but not required. Click here for more information and to download the application.

Susquehannock Region Automotive Technology Scholarship
Formerly known as AACA Student Scholarship, this award is granted by the AACA National Board of Directors to encourage adults to further their education and stimulate interest in AACA and automotive history. One or more awards may be presented each year. Click here for more information and to download the application.  

AACA Young People's Award
The AACA Young People's Award is a cash award to an AACA member, child or grandchild of an active AACA member in good standing for at least five years, who has been accepted into an accredited institution of higher learning or is now enrolled in such institution, i.e. a four-year college leading to a bachelor's degree or a two-year vocational education program leading to a degree. Applicants MUST be nominated by a Region or Chapter of AACA and must be no more than 25 years old. This award is merit based, and while financial need may be considered, it is not a deciding factor. One or more of these awards may be presented each year. Click here for more information and to download the application.  

AACA Scholarship
The AACA Scholarship is granted by the AACA National Board of Directors. All applicants must be current AACA members for a minimum of 5 continuous years. The children or grandchildren of these AACA members are also eligible. Applicants must be accepted to a recognized accredited institution, or currently enrolled in such an institution leading to a four-year college Bachelor's degree or completion of a two-year vocational education program. They must be 25 years old or less by December 31 of the year when applying for the scholarship. AACA region or chapter membership is encouraged, but not required. One or more of these awards may be presented each year. Click here for more information and to download the application.  
Louise Bianchi Chiotti Memorial Scholarship Award
Louise (Bianchi) Chiotti was born on June 11, 1914 in San Jose California. The Family's first automobile was a 1926 Dodge Sedan. Her two younger brothers purchased a 1939 Studebaker and took delivery in January 1939. They wanted to give it to Louise's son Dave in 1956. His mother thought it too big of a car for a fifteen year old in San Francisco and talked him into buying a 1930 Model "A" Ford Coupe. In 1959 the little Ford was a bit slow, so Dave purchased a 1959 Ford convertible. As Dave sat on the running board of the Ford waiting for the new owner to arrive his mom came and sat next to him. "You really don't want to sell it do you?" she asked. "No, I don't was my reply."  "Then don't," Mom said.
Dave and Marilyn Chiotti still own the Model "A"; it is a Senior and First Place Grand National Award Winner. The 1939 Studebaker came to the Chiottis after spending 40 years under a walnut tree. It is now a Senior and First Place Grand National Award Winner. The 1926 Dodge was cut into a truck for ranch use in the 1940's. Dave brought it home in 1976 and built a Woodie. In 2000, they donated it to Luther Burbank Home & Gardens in Santa Rosa. After Dave and Marilyn's uncle's passing, they acquired their 1968 Cadillac El Dorado. It now lives in the AACA Museum in Hershey, PA. This $1,500 scholarship is based upon the same rules as the AACA Automotive Technology Award and is awarded as funds are available. It was instituted and funded by Dave and Marilyn Chiotti as a way to honor Louise and a way to continue to support youth in the hobby. Click here for more information and to download the application.  
How to Apply:
Application forms may be obtained by clicking on the links above, from AACA National Headquarters, 501 W. Governor Rd., Hershey, PA 17033 (717-534-1910) or from the VP of Youth Development Programs: Tabetha Hammer, 141 Rivers Edge, Ste 200, Traverse City, MI 49684 ( ).  
All scholarship applications are due by December 1 
and will be awarded at the AACA Annual Meeting in February.

NEW Design for 2018 AACA Membership Cards

We are very excited to announce that membership cards have received a facelift for 2018! Here's a sneak peek at what they will look like...
Please note that your new 2018 membership cards will NOT come in an envelope this year. They are being printed and mailed by a new company as a self-mailer to save both staff time and mailing expenses.
For those of you who are early birds and sent your 2018 membership renewals to us in September and October, THANK YOU! Please note that we did not begin processing those renewals until after the Hershey Fall Meet. All of those renewals have now been processed and your new membership cards should be in your mailboxes this month. Thank you for your patience!

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

February 8-10, 2018
Annual Meeting - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
March 2-3, 2018
Winter Meet/Special Grand National - San Juan, Puerto Rico
March 23-24, 2018
Winter Meet - Mobile, Alabama

April 5-7, 2018
Southeastern Spring Meet - Charlotte, North Carolina
April 19-21, 2018
Western Spring Meet - Tucson, Arizona
May 11-12, 2018
Central Spring Meet - Auburn, Indiana
May 31-June 2, 2018
Annual Grand National Meet - Greensburg, Pennsylvania
July 11-14, 2018
Eastern Spring Meet - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
August 20-24, 2018
Reliability Tour - Geneva, New York
September 12-15, 2018
Central Divisional Tour - Texas Panhandle
September 16-21, 2018
Revival AAA Glidden Tour (VMCCA) - Twin Falls, Idaho
October 10-13, 2018
Eastern Fall Meet - Hershey, Pennsylvania
October 21-26, 2018
Founders Tour - Metropolis, Illinois
November 5-9, 2018
Sentimental Tour - Natchez, Mississippi

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 Avanti.  With Studebaker in 1963 and 1964, and then through Altman and Newman to 1982. Stephen Blake then stepped in, but declared bankruptcy in 1986. 

The Michael Kelly concern picked up the reins and ran it briefly, and then John J. Cafaro took over...moved it to Ohio...and operated Avanti through 1991. 

Kelly then repurchased the firm in 1999, moved it from Ohio to Georgia, and struggled to continue into 2005. A year later, he moved the company to Mexico, and was then indicted for fraud. 
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.