AACA
Antique Automobile Club of America
Hillsborough Region
"The Radiator Newsletter"
October 2019 | Issue
Shirts for sale
Earn extra points when you wear your AACA gear
Shirts $ 27.00
Pins $ 5.00
Windbreakers $ 21.00

To purchase, please call Ron Martin at (813) 220-5109.
Membership Renewal
Renewing your membership is easy. Please send payment directly to:

Marlene Hall
714 Apollo Beach Drive
Apollo Beach, FL 33572

Region Dues
AACA Hillsborough - only $ 20 a year!

Annual Dues
AACA National- $40 and must be current to maintain your regional club membership.

http://www.aaca.org/AboutAACA/membership.html
Hold on to your horses...
Let the adventures continue!
There is always great information on your AACA National Club Website,
A Note from Betty about Joe Shipley's
Celebration of Life

HILLSBOROUGH REGION, AACA:

MANY THANKS TO YOUR MEMBERS THAT ATTENDED JOE SHIPLEY’S
“CELEBRATION OF LIFE” SERVICE AT OPEN DOOR BAPTIST CHURCH ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2019.  

 JOE WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY HAPPY TO SEE HIS FRIENDS THERE. IT WAS SUCH A WONDERFUL HAPPY SERVICE WITH 112 ATTENDING, AND $1200 COLLECTED FOR THE CHURCH BUILDING FUND IN JOE’S HONOR. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WHAT WAS A WONDERFUL SURPRISE FOR ME TO SEE JOANNE PISTORIUS, ANGELO RUMORE, WILLIE FERNANDEZ, YAEL HATFIELD AND KATHY BROWN THERE. IT BROUGHT BACK MEMORIES OF YEARS OF HAPPY TIMES WITH THE OLD CAR HOBBY WITH YOUR GROUP. THAT WAS A WONDERFUL TIME OF OUR LIFE TOGETHER.

JOE HAD BEEN VERY ILL FOR SEVERAL YEARS, AND BEING IN A WHEELCHAIR WE WERE UNABLE TO ATTEND YOUR EVENTS. NOW HE IS IN A “BETTER PLACE.” AND SUFFERING NO MORE.  

YOUR MEMBERS WILL BE REMEMBERED FOR A LONG TIME, HE WILL BE MISSED BY MANY. BEST WISHES FOR A SUCCESSFUL YEAR AHEAD.

SINCERELY, BETTY
Monthly Meet-Ups Corner
Join us!
Our Monthly Meet-ups are on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Members have the opportunity to take turns hosting and/or coordinating a location and guest speaker.

We usually arrive at 6:00pm if we are at a restaurant to allow for time to order dinner; arrive 6:30pm if we are at a private home for light refreshments. Meetings start at 7pm and lasts for approximately one hour. You're always welcome to bring a friend or relative. 

We love meeting other car enthusiasts!
September Meet-Up Fun
Fred & Karen Molis Meet-up
The meet up in September was great Fun! We really enjoyed the fellowship and hands on learning experience of making signs with Fred and Karen Molis. We really appreciate these one-of-a-kind experiences for our club!

Thank you to our amazing hosts! Fred cooked some amazing BBQ!
October Meet-up

October 9, 2019 Meet-up

6:00 PM Quaker Steak n Lube

7:00 PM Gil's Home
10590 58th Street Pinellas Park, FL 33782

Gil is an Corvette expert and has a carefully curated antique automobile paraphernalia, including SPARK PLUGS!

RSVP:
Ken & Donna @ kjh6@verizon.net or
727 784-1812

Future Events
Where to next ???

You decide!
Submit your ideas for 2 nd Wednesday
Meet-Ups and Tours
or fun places to go.
Whatever you fancy!

Our activities are completely member-driven so hop on into the driver's seat and tell us what the next destination should be.
Cheers to you
October Birthdays
Happy Birthday!
  • Louis Pullara 10.05
  • Barbara Mednick 10.15
  • Terri Martin 10.19
  • David Kurash 10.21
  • Charles Musselman 10.21
  • Kyle Musselman 10.22
  • Mercy Rumore 10.24
  • Nicole Musselman 10.27
  • Raul Ramos 10.31
Happy Anniversary
  • 10.12 - Edwardo Zavala & Michelle Harris

  • 10.19 - Richard & Patti Nasrallah

  • 10.31 Richard & Marge Fedor
Tell us about your new car babies! We will gladly share stories of your newest vehicles and how you acquired it.
5 Tips Before Driving a Classic Car in the Winter
Blog Post from Gold Eagle
Winter can sometimes mean  locking away a prized classic car and simply waiting for the sun to come out again . However, it doesn’t have to end planned trips entirely, as long as the weather isn’t consistently icy. It is important to avoid especially harsh conditions, as well as dangerous ice and damaging salt on the roads. Classic cars are made to be driven, and they benefit in many ways from being brought out regularly. Taking the car out on a jaunt prevents small critters from nesting within and disrupting components of the engine or leaving chewed holes in the upholstery. These drives can also be a good way to make sure that the car is operating as desired, and it will help owners determine if additional maintenance may be needed later. During the winter, driving can be difficult, but by following a few simple tips, it can be easy for owners to enjoy their drive without causing unwanted damage to the vehicle.

REPLACE WORN SEALS AND CHECK THE BATTERY BEFORE HEADING OUT

Give every component of the vehicle a thorough check to make sure that every section is in good repair. Doing this before heading out during the winter can be one of the best ways to prevent further damage to the car. If there are any parts that need to be replaced or repaired, it is important to begin working there before taking the car out. The last thing that a driver wants is to find themselves stranded on the side of the road in freezing temperatures, so guaranteeing that the car’s condition is optimal beforehand helps avoid such a fate. In addition to the mechanical components of the vehicle, it is a good idea to check out the battery and make sure that it is full of charge. If the battery has already been recharged, then the cold air can be particularly harmful, and it will leave owners in need of a jump. In order to avoid this problem, simply set the car with a fresh battery for the coming winter months.

USE TIRES WITH A STRONG TREAD AND WINTER CAPABILITIES

This is one of the most crucial steps to avoid potential accidents and damage to vehicles when out on the road. Even classic cars can be successfully outfitted with snow tires, and while drivers will want to take their vehicles out on days where there is no ice on the ground, it is important to avoid being caught unaware by a dangerous hidden patch. Drivers should make sure that the  tires are not looking flat or worn . They should also be replaced if they are too old. Like any other material, rubber degrades over time, so drivers should check the date the set was purchased, and if they are over five years old, individuals should get them checked for quality. The safest option is to always replace the tires right away. Tread separation is dangerous any time of the year, but for the winter especially, drivers should be sure to get tires that are designed to grip in icy conditions to avoid loss of control.

SPRAY THE CAR DOWN WITH CORROSION PROTECTION

Using a spray designed to prevent corrosion is particularly good protection against the risk of elemental exposure. The presence of moisture in the air can result in a variety of problems for the vehicle, especially if owners have never taken their car out during the winter before. A spray will help reduce the buildup of rust and reduce the appearance of deterioration on the vehicle. There are numerous options for this spray, and they are all designed to work well. A solvent-free preventative and lubricant made with lanolin is one of the most popular options. One generous coating at the start of the colder season will last through the winter as long as users ensure the car’s overall cleanliness between rides. This chemical protection bars oxygen molecules from bonding with the vehicle’s metallic components, securing it against rusting without interfering with normal operations of the engine. As a bonus, many of the anti-corrosive sprays available will also protect paints and plastics, improving the overall lifespan of the classic car while making it easier for drivers to bring their vehicles to a car show during the winter.

DRIVE AT SLOW SPEEDS AT FIRST TO WARM THE CAR UP

When the car is ready for driving, it is important for owners to take their time and avoid overexerting their vehicle. When users start slow, it gives the classic car a chance to really warm up and get the oil circulating. The slow warmth also allows the vehicle to burn off any condensation left behind by the cold air. If drivers do not run the engine long enough during their trips, then the sludge can build up within, and that would cause the vehicle to run less smoothly or even leave lasting damage on delicate parts. Idling alone will not cut it either, so drivers should be sure to begin at slow speeds to get everything heated evenly. By the time the heater is beginning to breathe warm air, the car will be ready to go up to highway speeds. This process usually does not take longer than 15 minutes, and it can be fun to slowly and steadily accelerate during the drive.

SET UP TO CLEAN THE CAR AFTER A TRIP

Even though drivers should always be looking for the driest winter days to take their vehicle out, there is no reason to risk corrosion damage from persistent puddles or muddy snowbanks piled beside roads. Owners should be sure to prepare ahead of time to rinse the dirt away, especially on the undercarriage, as this will help protect the car during drives. With a five-gallon bucket or two and a mitt loaded with soap, drivers can manually clean off most of the road’s grime very easily. The cleaning process involves individuals wiping down the wheel wells and the engine bay as well. A quick spray along the undercarriage will loosen and free any particles that could otherwise create rusted spots. Ideally, the driver will want to rinse the car inside the garage to prevent even clean water from turning into ice over the vehicle. If drivers do not have space on their own property to perform the wash, they can simply find a car wash nearby, which will provide many of the same services at an affordable premium.

All drivers should remember to check up on their classic cars regularly when the road becomes too rough for driving. Just as importantly, the best way to avoid potential damage to the vehicle is to take it out when the weather is not particularly difficult to drive in. Driving on cold and clear days will allow individuals to enjoy the winter months even more, especially behind the wheel of an attractive classic car. Taking the car out for a fun ride in those fortuitous times is also a good way to prepare it for another few weeks, where drivers can repeat the process every so often until spring arrives. If owners are not sure what products will work best with their vehicle, it can be a good idea to consult the owner’s manual.


Do You Have an AACA Approved Car Sign for Your Car?

This is the only approved AACA car show sign and is intended for use at AACA events. These signs are only available to AACA members and are custom created to tell your vehicle's story and history! 
 
Creating the perfect sign for you takes a lot of precision crafting, so please allow 3-4 weeks for production. This is the only way to guarantee your 100% satisfaction! Signs are 16.5" tall and 12" wide and are made of hard plastic to withstand the elements. The signs cost $30 plus shipping and you can add an image to your sign for an additional $5! 

Click here  for more information and instructions.
 
Contact Tara at AACA Headquarters if you would like to have a sign made:  tdelutis@aaca.org  or 717-534-1910.

Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance Update
The search is over for the featured 1920 vehicle to celebrate the "100 Years of Automotive Excellence." We have chosen the rare and original 1920 Anderson, owned by Paul Ianaurio, Duncan South Carolina. The car shipping is donated by PlycarTansport. If you need shipping, please support those who support us.

We are also working on the theme of prohibition, it began in 1920. We would love to find a genuine bootlegger 1920 car. Please help with the search!
Classifieds
For Sale
1949 Ford Convertible, Flathead v8. With Overdrive, 100 HP, 239 CID (3.9L)

Popularly called the "Shoebox Ford" for its slab-sided, " pontoon " design, the 1949 Ford is credited both with saving Ford and ushering in modern streamlined car design with changes such as integrated fenders and more.  Ford  completely redesigned its namesake  car  for the year 1949. Save for its drive-train, this was an all-new car in every way, with a modern  ladder frame  now supporting a  coil spring independent suspension in front and longitudinal  semi-elliptical springs  in back. The engine was moved forward to make more room in the passenger compartment and the antiquated " torque tube " was replaced by a modern  drive shaft . Fully documented!

This car was assembled at the Chester Assembly Plant in Chester, PA on September 23, 1949. It was the 226th car off the line that day.

  • See Note from: John Cascio (a retired judge from Pittsburgh, pa) who bought it twenty-five years later from his uncle (W.O. Ulrich, M.D.).
  • See old title: The nephew borrowed $5,000 from his parents to buy it.

The judge used the car on his honeymoon and kept it 40 years until he placed it to a consignment dealership (joe’s old cars in Chittenango, NY- Joe Caputo, owner) in 2014.

Current owner bought it in November 2015.
The engine, transmission, and overdrive were restored in 2015. It has only been driven 600 miles since the springs and shocks were replaced. Restored as original. New Tires.
 
Asking $29,700
Call Brando Pistorius
813.917.9205
1962 Ford Galaxie Sunliner (Convertible)

  • Recently rebuilt 390 engine by United Speed World

  • New Holly Quick fuel 650 double pumper carburetor mounted on new Offy manifold

  • New A.O.D. transmission by Jeff’s Transmission

  • New convertible top

  • Excellent interior, paint and chrome

  • Great running car

Reduced to $23,700.00
Contact Ron Martin
(813)220-5109
Peerless Wheels & Tires
Four Beautifully Restored 19" Red Wooden Spoked Wheels (Restored by Pistorious Collectable Autos in Tampa, Fl.) With 6.00/6.50- 19" 6ply Goodrich Silverton Wide Whitewalls, Tubes, Liners, Chrome Stems and Peerless hub caps. Also,One 19" Steel Rim with A New Goodrich Silverton 19" Wide Whitewall, Tube , Chrome ValveStem and Tube. (Less than 100 miles on Tires and Wheels)
Asking $2950.00
Contact Ron Martin
(813)220-5109
1962 Ford Galaxie 3 speed auto trans. Recently rebuilt by Jeffs Transmissions Tampa. (cost $1300)

 Asking $550
Contact Ron Martin
(813)220-5109
H.D. 1954 Ford 3-speed gear set. Syncho-rollers gaskets all new. 1954 250 Steering box. Good for core charge.

Asking $100.00
Contact John Rousch
(727) 692-3018
1952 Buick Defroster Hose 5 inches. New in original packaging.

Asking $30.00
Contact John Rousch
(727) 692-3018
1953 Chevy
Brand new items: 
  • 350 Chevy Crate Engine
  • rack and pinion steering
  • new starter
  • new alternator
  • new power booster
  • new master cylinder
  • New Wide wall tires and wheels

Asking $27,000.00
Contact Caroline Mutascio
(352)263-6378

Shaved door handles, power seats, louvered hood, blue led lighting throughout, air conditioning. Odometer 26,000, automatic, v8, Peach outside with ivory bucket seats  inside. CD player, power windows, power brakes, remote entry.
1965 Ford Mustang Convertible

This car was restored only a few years ago except for the drive line, which is in good shape. All brakes were replaced, and a booster was added for easy braking.

This 6 cylinder 200 CID has a mild cam and high performance headers. She runs and sounds like a V8. All new interior. 

Undercarriage looks as good as exterior.

REDUCED TO SELL $ 23,000

Contact Brando Pistorius
(813) 917-9205
Brando@oldwheel.com
1941 Ford Sedan Delivery

283 engine, 400 trans., Ford 8” rear with leaf springs, straight front axle, solid frame,  front disc and rear drum brakes, Watts link
Qudro jet carb, hei ignition, GM tilt steering wheel, Sandon A/C compressor,  Ron Frances wiring, brand new in box Vintage air and Walker radiator,  stripped to metal and epoxy primer,  headliner for pattern and car cover.

Asking $15,000.00 or best offer.
Call Dawn Wood 813-917-5879
Looking to Buy
Member Fred Molis is looking for a 57 or 58 Dodge convertible in condition 2 or LESS needing full restoration but acceptable. Prefer a 3 or 2. 
Members…if you are looking for parts or a specific car now is the time to let us know and we will post it in the newsletter and website for free! Email Joanne Pistorius at joanne@oldwheel.com
Sponsorship
Concours d'Elegance Entries Are Open Now!
Applications and Registrations Open Sept. 1, 2019

Applications for the 2020 Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance will be accepted 
online from September 1, 2019, to December 15, 2019.

Concours applicants are encouraged to send in their applications for early approvals. 2019 Concours class winners are not eligible for the 2020 Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance, but are automatically accepted to the
Friday Night's "Cars in the Park" Cocktail Party and Charity Auction.

Don't have a Concours car, but want to be a part of Concours weekend? Register your car for Friday Night's "Cars in the Park" Cocktail Party and Charity Auction.   Car Clubs can be placed on the field together if you mention your car club on the registration form.  All collectible cars are invited to register- hot rods, exotics, vintage, etc.

FREE Admission for those under 16 years of age with one paying adult.

Pet friendly (on a leash please!)

NEW: VIP Package  includes unlimited food and 2 drink tickets- Friday and/or Saturday, private tent access, and many special offerings.
Limited 200 VIP tickets available, so please reserve today!

NEW:  Free ice water, shade tents, and umbrellas for Concours Participants.

NEW:  Trailer Parking Lot 1307 W.Kennedy Blvd (corner of Willow St.) Fenced, secure, paved, free shuttle buses to and from show field and hotels.
Thank you Florida Health Science!

Save the Date....
Volunteer Opportunities
Hillsborough AACA, The Radiator, October 2019