Welcome to the Suwannee River Region AACA

P O Box 7095 Lake City, FL 32056 Phone: 386-752-9116 or 386-397-4571 Email: gyrokoppters@yahoo.com AACA National: www.aaca.org The Suwannee River Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America, is a family friendly organization, located in North Florida. We love old cars, good food and enjoy above average comradely 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 around 7:00 – 7:15 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:  

  For me, the word “Retired” is just that, a word. I am one of those people who love to work. Even after retir-ing twice and thinking that Volunteering was the way to keep busy, I found myself working again. For the past 3 years I’ve had the op-portunity to work at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park in White Springs, Fl. Knowing how much I love to organize events, they have allowed me to help do just that. My favorite is Antique Arts & Collect-ibles which we had July 15th. This is when I get to invite car enthusiast to showcase and display their vehicles under our shad-ed Oak trees. Even with the extreme hot weather we had a great turnout. It was partly cloudy most of the day, but the tem-perature did get up in the 90”s. I counted over 60 cars and Steve McDonalds 1926 Rolls Royce was the oldest vehicle there. That car just amazes me. You can just look at Steve’s face while he’s driving it and know how proud he is of it. With over 1,000 people who attended the event, the cars seemed to be what eve-ryone flocked to. We had folks from Val-dosta, Lake Park, Palatka, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Worthington Springs, Live Oak, White Springs and of course Lake City that brought their vehicles. Our opening ceremony featured Color Guard Sgt. Master Thomas H. Griggs Jr. Detachment 1086 Marine Corp. League of Lake City, Fl. They were very impressive. There is nothing like watching the color guard while the Nation-al Anthem is being sung. Ralph Towner, Kelly Jor-dan, and Bob Kopp also held 2 very interesting seminars on “Preparing your car to be judged”. SRRAACA held raffles and a 50/50 drawing along with registering and park-ing vehicles too. The Park had much more going on that day, with all the Antique vendors, Collectors from all over the area, all the children’s programs in the Craft Square and the Song Farmers Live Music. It was a great event and I personally want to thank all of SRRAACA that helped make this such a success. I’d also like to thank all of you who brought your cars and motorcycle’s too. Everyone went home with a door prize, thanks to all the sponsors who donated great items. It’s all about working together and supporting each other with the hobby we love so much. I’ve got to say my favorite thing to watch is someone who admires your car as much as you do. 

Shirley McManus