Welcome to the Suwannee River Region AACA

P O Box 7095, Lake City, FL 32056, Phone: 386-365-9643 Email: wilshirav@aol.com.

The Suwannee River Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America (www.aaca.org), is a family friendly organization, located in North Florida. We love old cars, good food and enjoy above average comradery with each other. Our members are involved in local, state and national events. Our meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month at the El Potro Restaurant on US 90 across the street from the Lake City Mall and start at 7 PM. We cover necessary business, but the meetings are always light, interesting and involve all members and guests. If you have an interest in old cars, please consider joining us. For more information, contact: Ralph Towner, Oil Can Editor at 386-397-4571.


A message from our President:  

      I hope you enjoy reading the “Oil Can” as much as I do. I know Ralph Towner puts so much time and effort into putting it all together for us. We have one of the best newsletters out there. From the pictures, to the articles, to all of you who submit your own personal story, it is so well done. We have a treasure in Ralph, who every month puts his heart and soul into it and that is what earned him the Master Editor Award two years in a row. 

April’s edition gave us something new; “Auto Word Search Puzzle”, that member Vickie Shanks put together and gave us all a challenge to figure out. Thank you Vickie!

The sponsor advertisements are another addition I appreciate.  We need to support these folks and give them our business. Make the newsletter ads your go to first, if you need someone.

Another feature is, members like Alex Fardales, even though he travels all over the country with his job and can hardly ever make a meeting, he never forgets us. He has written many articles and sends in photos of car shows or museums he has visited in his travels. They are always well written and the photos always amazing.  Dewey Burton is another who when he travels, he always sends us great stories and photos.

The Oil Can is always up to date with local car shows and also all of the AACA National Events are listed every month. This year Ralph is planning to go to every National Event. Every trip he takes will be reflected in the newsletter with plenty of photos and great stories of his adventures. I know how much Ralph loves AACA and the articles he writes bring his adventures home to us.

To everyone in our club I want you to know how much I appreciate you and all you do for the club. We have great people, great cars, El Potro’s Restaurant has given us a great place to meet every month and all that being said, we have a great Car Club. When we all work together amazing things happen and with everyone helping it can only get better.

I would like to thank everyone who came out to Sal’s April 24. Many compliments from customers loving the cars and the music. They want us to do it every month, so let’s try it again on May 22. Have a wonderful month and Happy Mother’s Day to all our ladies.

Shirley McManus