September 2016 - Volume 94
In This Issue...
Information Regarding Scooters and Golf Carts at Hershey
Information Regarding Scooters and Golf Carts at Hershey
Information Regarding Scooters and Golf Carts at Hershey
80th Anniversary Member Album Update
AACA Library to Host Third Annual Yard Sale During Meet Week in Hershey
AACA Library to Host Third Annual Yard Sale During Meet Week in Hershey
AACA Library to Host Third Annual Yard Sale During Meet Week in Hershey
AACA Library to Host Third Annual Yard Sale During Meet Week in Hershey
AACA Library to Host Third Annual Yard Sale During Meet Week in Hershey
Do You Know George Bugg?
Interview with Former Librarian Kim Miller Gardner
AACA Library & Research Center is Looking for Interns and Volunteers
Steve Rossi's Old Car Quiz
Come Experience "Minnesota Nice" This Summer
Join Our Mailing List!
Quick Links
It's Hershey Time!
By Stacy Zimmerman, Speedster editor,
It's our favorite time of year here at AACA Headquarters - it's Hershey time! The office has been in hyper-drive the last few weeks getting things ready for the Hershey Meet. Brand new AACA merchandise has been packed into the trailers to take over to the fields next week, staff have been answering lots of phone calls and emails regarding the specifics for the meet and, of course, we've been keeping our fingers crossed for great weather!
Do you know the true reason why Hershey Meet Week is our favorite time of year? Because we get to welcome tens of thousands of AACA members and their family and friends to this sweet place we all call home.
When most people hear "Hershey," they immediately think about the chocolate. While there is that chocolate smell in the air most days around here, as antique car lovers we all know that Hershey is the home of AACA and the largest antique car show and flea market in the world. We love being able to show off AACA Headquarters, the AACA Library and the AACA Museum to so many people. We love being able to share this wonderful town with all of you. And finally, we love seeing so many smiling faces enjoying one of the best events in this hobby.
Much thanks to the over 700 Hershey Region volunteers who work all year long to put together this amazing meet! With 9,000 vendor spaces, 1,000 cars for sale in the car corral, 1,300 show cars and approximately 250,000+ visitors over just 4 days, it takes a lot of time and dedication to make it so successful.
The official countdown has begun - 
we hope to see all of you next week!!

We Can't Wait to See Everyone in Hershey Next Week!

Eastern Fall Meet
October 5-8, 2016
Hershey, PA

The Hershey Region AACA invites you to make the pilgrimage to antique car Mecca this October. Come join the over 250,000 visitors who come each year to experience Hershey. Meet Week in Hershey has become the largest true antique car show in the world and includes a flea market with over 9,000 vendor spaces, a car corral with about 1,000 antique cars for sale and culminates in a great car show with 1,200+ vintage cars on display.

If you registered for the flea market or car corral, you should have already received your packet with your windshield stickers and instructions.
If you registered to show your car on Saturday, you will need to pick up your packet on the Chocolate Field at the FOLDER DISTRIBUTION tent located next to the Hershey Region main tent. Packets will also be available for pick up on Saturday morning at the show vehicle entrance behind the Giant Center.
If you have questions, please email . If you have questions regarding the car show, please send an email to .
Car Corral Spaces Still Available at Hershey

There are still spaces available in the car corral at the Hershey Meet. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you would like to enter a car into the car corral, you will need to show up at the Hershey Meet at  9 a.m. on Wednesday, October 5th
Visit AACA Headquarters Onsite at the Hershey Fall Meet

Make sure to stop by to renew your membership, meet the staff and check out our 
brand NEW merchandise including hats and shirts for all ages!
AACA Headquarters at Hershey will be located 
as follows:

  • Chocolate Field C3F 5-7, C3H 5-7, C3I 5-7
  • Green Field in front of the Giant Center in a large white tent (Wed. - Fri.)
  • Adjacent to the Show Field (Sat.)

Don't forget to stop by 
and  visit  us during Meet Week!
Here's Your Sneak-Peek at This Year's Hershey Meet Poster...

This poster was created to commemorate the 2016 Antique Automobile Club of America's Eastern Division National Fall Meet in Hershey, Pennsylvania. This is the twentieth poster in the series.
Hershey, Pennsylvania
24" w x 20" h
Limited Edition Poster by artist Ken Eberts
Pictured is the first of a series of school buildings that Mr. Milton Hershey generously built and presented to Derry Township in 1913 and 1923. The building shown was built in 1913, but had proved by 1923 to be too small to meet the needs of the growing community. To end congested conditions once and for all time, so it seemed, Mr. Hershey told the school board to build a large 3-story brick high school building and to send him the bill. And, for good measure, he tacked on a 3-story vocational school building, a large greenhouse and a big playground equipped with all manner of recreational devices.
The featured vehicle in the poster is the American icon, a 1965 Ford Mustang, one of the most popular and long-lived models ever produced. On the right of the poster is a 1959 Mercury Colony Park Station Wagon, as flamboyant a Wagon ever built by Mercury; featuring a huge compound curve windshield and the seemingly mandatory two-tone paint and wood trim. On the left side of the poster is the first generation 1961 Ford Econoline which was produced in 3 models - a van, a Club Wagon and a pick-up. Shown is the window van version, often used as school buses when new. One of Ken Eberts' first assignments as a designer for Ford Motor Company was to help design the interior of the second generation Econoline.
Ken Eberts will be on location during the Hershey Fall Meet to sell and sign posters. He will be located next to the AACA National trailer on the Chocolate Field from Wednesday through Friday and then near the AACA merchandise tent on Saturday during the car show. The price during the meet will be $20.

Someone WILL Win This Car Next Week!! Will it be YOU?

For only $50, you can purchase a raffle ticket to win this dream car or the cash equivalent. The drawing will be held October 8th at 2 p.m. at the AACA Eastern Division Fall Meet in Hershey, PA. (Winner need not be present.) Proceeds from the raffle benefit the AACA, AACA Library & Research Center and AACA Museum. 
Call AACA Headquarters (717-534-1910) or the AACA Museum (717-566-7100) to purchase a raffle ticket over the phone with a credit card. Tickets will also be available for purchase onsite at the Hershey Meet at any AACA trailers or tents while supplies last.
Thank you for supporting the AACA Family and GOOD LUCK!!
Not legal in Alabama, Hawaii, Kansas, South Carolina and Utah.
May not be legal in additional states, including Michigan.

AACA Library to Host Third Annual Yard Sale During Meet Week in Hershey!
Visiting the AACA Library During Fall Meet

Do you plan on attending this year's Hershey Fall Meet? If so, why not stop by the library to do some research on your favorite car? If you collect car literature or books, you also won't want to miss our literature yard sale on Tuesday, October 4 th  (4 p.m. - 7 p.m.). We will also be selling several books at our tent on the show field. 
Our Fall Meet Hours (October 3rd - 7th):
Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. (4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. yard sale)
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: CLOSED

Stop on by and say hi. We'd love to see you!
Don't Miss Night at the Museum During Hershey Meet Week
The 2016 Hagerty 'SWAP TO STREET CHALLENGE' Vehicle is...
By Jeff Peek,
We're either starting with more or less than we did last year, depending on your point of view. But one thing is certain about this year's Hagerty Swap to Street Challenge: There's no turning back now.
For better or worse, we're towing the remnants of a 1930 Ford Model A to Hershey, Pa., for the AACA Fall Hershey Swap Meet, and beginning on Oct. 4, four Hagerty employees will attempt to build an entire car in four days using parts sourced at the meet. We can't take any shortcuts, either, since the entire build will be streamed live, plus we're going to drive the car 750 miles home to Traverse City, Mich. That's the plan, anyway.
Everything worked out just fine last year when we started with the chassis and cab of a 1946 Ford pickup and, after some tense moments in our search for parts, fired that baby up and took it for a drive with five hours to spare. This time around we're starting with a Model A chassis, a non-working 4-cylinder flathead engine with 3-speed manual transmission, and the car's original mechanical brakes.
We're guessing that the frame is from a roadster, since the chassis had a passenger-side spare (truck spares were mounted on the left, sedan spares in the rear). But that doesn't mean it's going to live as a roadster. That's the beauty of it.
"Since all Model A frames are the same, the style of the car is up in the air," said Matt Lewis, who along with Davin Reckow came up with the crazy Swap to Street idea in the first place. "It all depends on what's at Hershey."
That, indeed, is the challenge. We have no idea what parts will be available until we arrive at the meet, and in the end we may have to simply make do with what we find. Last year, for instance, Reckow successfully rigged clutch linkage from other car parts. His work of art is still on the truck, by the way.

With that in mind, one of our readers, John W. of Balston Spa, N.Y., correctly guessed that we chose the Model A over two other possibilities - a 1937 Plymouth and a 1956 Chevrolet wagon. John's reasoning was good enough to win a Swap to Street t-shirt. "The '46 Ford was a great challenge; hopefully you're going to raise the bar this year," he wrote. "That being said, I would go with the rolling chassis '30 Ford. Reason for this choice is, you are going to have to search for numerous parts and conduct a lot of assembly work. But the A's were only a four-year production run. How many parts are interchangeable from '28-'31? Will '28 parts fit a '31 body if that's all you can find? There will be challenges in finding parts that will fit and work together. Everyone loves a challenge and you are up to it this year. When it comes to safety (first and foremost), the mechanical brakes will stop the vehicle, providing you're not trying to stop it doing 55. I owned a '29 Ford Tudor and the brakes worked very well. It's all about building something from nothing. The Plymouth is sweet but mainly intact, as is the Chevy. Can't wait to watch the start of the show."
We're eager to get started, too. It's already been weeks since Lewis and Reckow discovered the Model A chassis in Alanson, Mich., about an hour's drive from Hagerty headquarters. At one time the Model A had been a hot rod project, but it became an orphan when the builder went with an aftermarket frame and V-8 engine instead. The car's previous owner, Dennis, pointed out that the last three digits of the Model A's serial number are 666 - "Hope you aren't superstitious" - but we threw caution to the wind and did the deal anyway.
"While we were loading the car, Dennis said, 'Hold on, I have one more thing for you,'" Lewis recalled. "He disappeared into his shop and came back with a shift knob and screwed it onto the lever. He told us that it belonged to his friend Bill, who had passed away, and 'This way Bill can ride with you.'"
Thanks, Dennis. We'll need all the help we can get.
As if this year's Swap to Street Challenge isn't challenging enough, only half of last year's foursome will be working on the Model A. Reckow and Brad Phillips are back, while Brett Lirones and Randy Clouse are new to the team.  Meet them here.
Stay tuned for weekly updates on the team's preparations and more details on our new vehicle at
If you're planning to attend the meet, please stop by and watch the build. For those of you watching from home, we'll stream the entire process beginning Tuesday, Oct. 4, at noon. Subscribe to the stream here:

RM Sotheby's 10th Anniversary Hershey Sale
The final countdown is on to RM Sotheby's 10th anniversary Hershey sale, October 6-7 at Hershey Lodge in Pennsylvania. A featured attraction of Hershey Meet Week, the auction is known for its presentation of exceptional Brass and Classic Era motor cars, with a strong emphasis on significant American marques. This year's event promises to continue the great fall tradition, lifting the gavel on a fascinating roster of 115 motor cars, 11 motorcycles, and six lots of automobilia, all of which are now available for viewing in the complete digital catalogue here. The carefully curated docket is headlined by a historic pair of Duesenbergs-the 1930 Model J Dual-Cowl Phaeton and 1927 Duesenberg Model A/Y Phaeton Prototype-arguably two of the most significant Duesenbergs to come to market in recent years, and each offered following more than 50 years in single-family ownership.

Additional highlights include:

* An authentic and meticulously restored 1935 Auburn Eight Supercharged Speedster, serial number 851 33952 E. Finished in gorgeous dove grey, this car has enjoyed a highly successful show career, most recently scoring a perfect 100 points at the 2016 CCCA Grand Classic and awarded Best in Class honors at the 2016 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance (Est. $900,000 - $1,200,000);

* A garage-find 1957 Porsche 356 A 1600 Speedster by Reutter, chassis no. 83643, offered from single-family ownership since 1967. Virtually complete and largely original, the matching-numbers 356 was stored in a dry Texas garage for the last 40 years and only discovered recently (Est. $200,000 - $250,000);

* The Packard enthusiast is well catered for with no less than 17 superb examples on offer, a selection that runs the gamut of models from 1910 through 1956. Highlighting this impressive group is a unique barn-find 1934 Packard Super Eight Hunting Car (Est. $75,000 - $100,000); and,

* From London-to-Brighton eligible Brass Era beauties such as the 1903 Stevens-Duryea Model L Runabout to desirable European sports cars of the 1950s and 60s like the early-production 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, this year's Hershey catalogue is certainly diverse. The eclectic group of cars even includes a 1925 White Model 15-45 commissioned for Yellowstone Park tours, and a 1931 Ford Model A DeLuxe Coupe with Custom House Trailer, an ideal ride for the ultimate fishing enthusiast!

For further information, please visit or call 519-352-4575.

AACA Library's 1941 Cadillac to Cross RM Sotheby's Auction Block
The AACA Library is pleased to announce that it will be selling a 1941 Cadillac Sixty Special at RM Sotheby's Hershey auction on Friday, October 7th . The Fleetwood-bodied four-door sedan was donated to the AACA Library in 2013. It is upholstered in gray whipcord and the car shows 92,928 miles on the odometer. All proceeds from this sale will go to the AACA Library & Research Center's Endowment Fund and allow our 501 (c)(3) non-profit library to continue setting the standard in celebrating, collecting, preserving and sharing our automotive legacy. 
When Billy Mitchell introduced Cadillac's Series Sixty Special in 1938, he hit a home run. The first car to do away with running boards, the Sixty Special would continue to influence car styling throughout the industry for decades to follow. Newly restyled for 1941, the '41 Sixty Special is considered by many Cadillac enthusiasts as the most beautiful Cadillac ever built. All 1941 Sixty Specials boasted a Fleetwood body with extended front fenders that stretched into the door panels. The car also featured a one-piece hood and a horizontal grille that included rectangular parking and turn signal lights. 
For 1941, the wheelbase of the Sixty Special was brought down to 126" and the car was powered by a 346 cu. in. V-8 engine that produced 150 hp. GM's Hydra-Matic transmission was offered on the Sixty Special for the first time in 1941 as a $125 add-on to the $2,195 base price. Between 1938 and 1941, Cadillac sold 17,900 Series Sixty Specials.  . 
Click here to see the complete listing and photos at RM Sotheby's site. 

Please spread the word and BID!

Volunteers Needed at Hershey

We still need several additional volunteers to work the AACA membership tents during the meet. Volunteers are needed on the Chocolate and Green Fields Wednesday-Friday and on the Show Field on Saturday. You'll be helping to sign up new members and taking renewals from current members. If you are coming to Hershey and could spare a few hours, we would sincerely appreciate the help. If you can volunteer, please contact Lars Anderson at .  
Member Submitted Story

"See the U.S.A. in Your Chevrolet" Monte Carlo
By JP Price and '77 Monte Carlo Landau, Southampton, NJ, 

The Monte Carlo was originally introduced by Chevrolet for the 1970 model year as a "personal luxury coupe" and was meant to be competition for the Ford Thunderbird. John Z. DeLorean sat in the Chevrolet general manager's chair when the car debuted in showrooms on September 18, 1969.
The rest of this story is told in the 3rd person by my 1977 Monte Carlo - enjoy...

I was born a 1977 Monte Carlo Landau in Baltimore, MA, weighing in at 3,995 lbs. They gave me a new revised grille with the "Knight's Crest" emblem moved to a stand-up hood ornament and revised taillight lenses marking the second generation 1977 Monte Carlo. I was lucky to remain a big car because t he 1978 model was 700-800 lbs. lighter and some 15 inches shorter than the '77 model because of all the gas wars I guess.
Matter of fact, I was told the '77 Monte comes in at a very long 17.8 feet including the longest hood in Chevrolet history - over six feet! Wow - my hood is longer than some of them Smart cars that pull up next to me at a traffic light.
This also gave me bragging rights in Chevy land because I was actually bigger than the "full-sized" '77 Caprice that year. Of course, my heart is a healthy original 305 5.0 liter V-8 engine with 145 HP, Turbo Hydramatic, including tilt wheel, cruise control, rear window defogger and power windows.
After leaving the Baltimore factory, I settled in with a nice family in Delaware after they purchased me for $5,295. Because of my brand new stunning white exterior with a blue Landau roof, they always kept me in a garage until my nice owner passed away in 2008. 

His son decided to sell me on eBay even though I was a young 93,000 miles old. It didn't bother me much because my owner promised his father I would be bought by someone who loved Monte Carlos.
I heard thru the "car vine" that the current owner's father also had a brand new 1977 Monte Carlo - sky blue with a white Landau roof. He passed it on to his son in 1984 and, of course, he then passed it on to his 17 year old son in 1996. Unfortunately, it was taken down by multi fender-benders. 

It took them 10 years to find me. I think it was my white interior that sealed the deal in March 2008. My new owners JP and Irene have treated me great because they completely restored and painted me during the winter of 2010. 
Chevrolet would be so proud of me because this May 2016 I received a AACA National First Junior Award at the Fall Meet in Vineland, NJ.
The best thing that makes me feel good is that the 1977 Monte Carlo went on to become one of the most popular and bestselling marques in GM history. Chevy built a whopping 224,327 1977 "S" coupes and another 186,711 of ME - the '77 Landau.
Gotta tell you I'm so very happy!! 

Best wishes,
'77 Monte Carlo

IMPORTANT!!! 2017 AACA National Board of Directors Election

In the September/October edition of  Antique Automobile is a postpaid ballot for the 2017 Board of Directors election. It is your ONLY ballot and must be filled out according to the instructions or it will not be counted.
Please read the biographies of all the candidates listed in the magazine and vote for the 7 of your choice. Our candidates this year come from widely different backgrounds, so please give serious consideration to those who match your ideas of what is important to the future of the club. All ballots must have 7 names selected or they will be considered "not valid" and will not be counted.
Your ballot must be postmarked by November 15, 2016.
From the AACA Library & Research Center

AACA Library Update Webcast Episode 3:
Fall Meet Edition

Episode 3 in our new webcast series is here! In this episode, we discuss what you can expect during fall meet and our 3 rd  annual yard sale (highlighting some cool racing items that will be available). We also talk about our new racing/driving video game collection. 

Click here to watch now.
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previous episodes.

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The AACA Library's New Retro Video Game Collection
Five Scholarships Available - Apply Before December 1!

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 Chairman of the AACA Young Peoples Award Earl Mowrey, 423 N Montour St, Montoursville, PA 17754 (  
All scholarship applications are due by December 1 
and will be awarded at the AACA Annual Meeting in February.
Trivia Question

Who was the first to come up with the idea of segmenting the market with separate lines of automobiles to satisfy varying needs, wants and price points?

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

AACA Needs YOU to be Involved in Legislative Affairs
By Jack Armstrong, AACA Vice President - Legislation,

We need members to be more involved in and aware of legislative issues that may impact this great hobby of ours.
Items often impacted by legislative actions are fuels, taxes on sales and/or purchases, bills of sale, registrations, inspections and titles. Frequently, it is important that AACA members attend hearings in their state and initiate letters and calls to appropriate legislators.
Background information on all issues is available thru SEMA, which is a very effective government affairs organization with a history of working closely and effectively with AACA. Our contact there is Colby Martin ( ), SEMA Action Network Director. All AACA members need to click here to get on his issues distribution list to stay informed! 
I'm certain you will find this activity interesting and hopefully rewarding. Remember, the U.S. Government was founded by the people & for the people - we all need to be involved!
If this is something you are truly interested in, please consider becoming your Region or Chapter Legislative Affairs Officer. Every AACA Region and/or Chapter should have a Legislative Affairs Officer to help keep its members informed and up-to-date on legislative items of concern.
Is Your AACA Region Growing?  

Recognize the hard work of your region or chapter and apply this year for the I.C. Kirkham Award. This is a little too early to actually apply, but we wanted to get the information in front of you. We suggest that you complete and mail this form immediately following your last meeting in 2016 at which you would accept new members. 
Remember, small regions can compete with big regions as it is a weighted formula. Take home the big award at the National AACA Annual Meeting in February for proving to other clubs that you can increase membership with a little hard work and determination.
Click here for the application. 
Completed forms must be at AACA Headquarters by December 10, 2016.
It's Time to Order Your Official 2017 AACA Calendar
The AACA Calendar is always a hot item this time of year, so make sure to order yours before they are gone! This 13-month calendar runs from January 2017 to January 2018 and highlights 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, just call AACA Headquarters at 717-534-1910.

2017 AACA Membership Renewal Reminder

Just a reminder that your AACA membership runs on a calendar year - January 1 through December 31 - so that means it's time to renew for 2017. There are several easy ways to renew your membership:
  1. A membership renewal form was included with your September/October issue of Antique Automobile magazine. Simply fill out the form and mail it back to the office with a check or credit card information. If you already threw the form away when you opened your magazine, there will be another one included with your November/December issue.
  2. If you're going to be at Hershey next week, you can also stop by the AACA trailer or tents and renew your membership in person with us.
  3. If you're passing through the Hershey area on any trips before the end of the year, stop in AACA Headquarters to visit with us and renew your membership at the same time.
  4. Since you're already online reading this issue of Speedster, you can just click here to renew online with your credit card.
  5. Finally, you can always call AACA Headquarters (717-534-1910) and renew over the phone with a credit card (office hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time).
2016 AACA National Meets & Tours Activity Request Card

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

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 , 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.

It's Never Too Early to Buy Your 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... 

 "Holiday Lights"
1931 Packard 833 5-passenger coupe
Inside verse: Season's Greetings  
"Christmas 1949"
1949 Lincoln Cosmopolitan Town Sedan
Inside verse: Merry Christmas and 
Happy New Year

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 or you can always call AACA Headquarters to place your order (717-534-1910).

Galveston is the Place to be in October!
Central Fall Meet
October 20-22, 2016
Galveston, TX

Galveston is described as a romantic island tucked deep within the heart of South Texas. It possesses all the charm of a small southern town, yet it is only 50 miles south of Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States. The island is also home to 32 miles of beaches, a wide variety of family attractions, museums, restaurants, downtown shopping, top resort hotels, and outdoor adventure activities by land or sea, including kayaking, diving, deep-sea fishing, birding, golfing, beach volleyball and more. And this fall the island will be home to the AACA Central Fall Meet, so come on down to Texas for some Southern Hospitality!  

Time to make your reservations - here's all of the information you need:

Host Hotel - $145/day 
Moody Gardens Hotel and Spa 
One Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX  
Local Phone: 409-741-8484  
Toll Free: 1-888-388-8484  
Note! Reservation desk hours of operation are 6:00 a.m. to 12 midnight Central Time.
Alternate Hotel - $99/day
Inn at the Waterpark
2525 Jones Dr, Galveston, TX
Local Phone: 409-741-8484
Toll Free: 1-888-388-8484
Note! Reservation line open 24 hrs/day.

Be sure to mention to the hotels that you wish to make a room reservation at the antique car meet rate
RV Park - rates vary with size of RV site
Dellanera RV Park (approximately 8 minute drive from host hotel)
10901 San Luis Pass Rd, Galveston, TX
Local Phone: 409-797-5102 (no 800 number)
Note! Ask for Corena or Gabby to reserve one of the Antique Car Club group sites. RV park reservations must be made on or before October 15th.

If you have any questions or issues, please contact us:
Robert Wheeless
281-463-0013 Home/Office 
281-463-2563 Fax 
281-380-4969 Cell
Jim Johnston
Vice Chairman
713-340-0709 Home   
832-693-4008 Cell 

Sandra Johnston
Registration Chair
713-340-0709 Home
713-542-9481 Cell

Come Experience Southern Hospitality in Savannah
Reliability Tour
November 5-11, 2016
Savannah, GA
Click here for the brochure   

The Antique Automobile Club of America and the Horseless Carriage Club of America join forces every other year to sponsor the Reliability Tour. The roots of this event stem back to 1903 when an organization was formed to determine just how "reliable" these new-fangled horseless carriages were for the buying public. Today the tradition carries on, with 75 to 100 of these pre-1916 vehicles meeting "somewhere in the US" to tour a particular area for a week.  

This year's tour is limited to 75 vehicles manufactured prior to January 1, 1916, and hosted by the Savannah Region AACA. The tour will start on Hilton Head Island, SC, in time for the Concours d'Elegance and move to Savannah for 5 days of beautiful sightseeing, fun motoring and, of course, some great food.

For more information or a registration form, please visit or contact Ralph Tolman, Chairman, at or (912) 313-0598.

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 current year 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, current-year 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

News From the AACA Museum

The AACA Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and is FREE for all AACA Members - just show your membership card at the ticket counter when you arrive! There are extended hours and special happenings during the AACA Hershey Fall Meet and we look forward to seeing lots of you while you're in Hershey!

AACA Museum Events During Hershey Fall Meet Week:
AACA Museum Hershey Fall Meet Hours:
Monday, October 3 & Tuesday, October 4: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday, October 5: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Night at the Museum starts @ 6 p.m.)
Thursday, October 6 & Friday, October 7: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday, October 8: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 9: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Night at the Museum Presented by RM Sotheby's
October 5, $125 per ticket
Come celebrate the motoring hobby on Wednesday, October 5, from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. in the galleries of the AACA Museum. Enjoy a casual evening with friends and fellow enthusiasts as we showcase the opening of our newest upgraded exhibit area featuring Route 66. Enjoy a plentiful variety of foods and cocktails with a Route 66 flair, along with a silent auction, entertainment and automotive artist gallery. A Collector Car Conversation with Wayne Carini, host of Chasing Classic Cars along with noted car collector Ralph Marano and moderated by Bill Warner, Founder and Chairman of the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance. This event is a great evening to connect with fellow enthusiasts all to benefit the AACA Family - Club, Library & Museum. Reserve your tickets by phone at 717-566-7100 ext. 100 or  purchase them online. Processing fees apply for online sales. 

Cars & Coffee  sponsored by NPD  
October 6 & 7, 7:30 - 10 a.m.
Start your day with us in our super-secret garage! Join us for an escape "behind the scenes" to see those treasures not currently on view in the Museum galleries. Donuts & coffee will be served. Suggested donation: $10/$5 for AACA & Museum members.

New vehicles on view for Hershey Fall Meet
Two interesting vehicles arrived here this week and will be on view now through Hershey Fall Meet. A 1964 Ford "World's Fair" Thunderbird and a 1986 Zimmer Quick Silver - both on loan from Dr. Allison & Mark Jackson.  Zimmer Motorcars Corporation built 170 Zimmer Quick Silver's in 1986 and this is #36 of 170.  The 1964 Thunderbird was an actual car from the "Magic Skyway" ride at the 1964 World's Fair!  Stop by soon and learn more! 

Our fall Cuba tour has SOLD OUT, but we've added a spring Cuba tour with a new and exciting twist!
Join us on a Cuba "voyage" March 2-11, 2017, as you explore different experiences in Cuba but this time aboard a fully air-conditioned yacht! Special prices are in effect for all bookings before September 30. Accommodates are limited, so don't delay!
A daily slate of engaging activities affords you an immersive opportunity to connect directly with the Cuban people learning more about each other through direct contact and cultural exchange. Highlights include:
  • Six nights aboard fully air-conditioned yacht, Panorama
  • Explore the historic Bay of Pigs
  • Visit Guanahacabibes, Cuba's largest nature reserve and home to the bee humming bird
  • View antique cars and visit with Eduardo Mesejo at Deposito del Automovil
  • Travel in classic cars to NostalgiCar
  • Spend a full day on rarely visited Juventud Island - the Isle of Youth
The AACA Museum is again working with International Expeditions for all tour arrangements. International Expeditions is licensed to operate people to people tours by the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control.
To make a reservation, contact Toni Rothman at 610-361-7882 or .
Book by September 30; prices increase after that date.

AACA Museum Current Exhibits:

AACA Museum Upcoming Events:
November 4: Autos & Ales 

AACA Museum Upcoming Programs:
November 19 - April 22, 2017

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

The Entire AACA Family is on Facebook!


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


Click the logos below to go to our Facebook pages.



AACA Calendar Spotlight
Desk Calendar

October 5-8, 2016
Eastern Fall Meet - Hershey, PA
October 20-22, 2016
Central Fall Meet - Galveston, TX
November 5-11, 2016
Reliability Tour - Savannah, GA

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

Who Do You Contact at AACA Headquarters for What?

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


Executive Director

Steve Moskowitz


Membership & Merchandise

Karen White


Regions, Judging & Awards

Lynn Gawel


Accounting, IT & Website

Pat Buckley


Advertising & Marketing

Speedster Editor

Stacy Zimmerman

Office Administration

Kathy Skiles

Rick Gawel


Antique Automobile Magazine Editor

West Peterson


Library, Research & Cataloging

Chris Ritter

Matthew Hocker

Michael Reilly


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


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Colonel Albert A. Pope, who offered in descending order (from higher cost to lower), the Pope-Robinson, Pope-Toledo, Pope-Hartford, Pope-Tribune and Pope-Waverly electric.

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.