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 this message finds you all looking forward to a brand-new year and new decade. As I look back on 2019, we made some wonderful memories for our Region. The highlights include 16 new members for 2019. The recent Christmas Party at Michelle and Jimmy’s,  which I know everyone had a great time. A special thanks to the Huntsmans for their hospitality and sharing their lovely home. The recent Festival of Lights Christmas Display at Stephen Foster Folk Cul-ture Center State Park, our 57 Chevy mock-up was something to see and was quite the photo opportunity for everyone. I heard a lot of good comments. We were able to participate in the American Legion’s Post 57 Riders for Toys for Tots. I loved being a part of that and helping so many children. Something new this year was our Progressive Mystery Dinner Tour, the tour, the food and just the fellowship with our cars was great. Don Garlits Museum trip was fabulous. National Car Collectors Day at Sal’s Italian Deli brought in many cars and the Root Beer Floats topped it off. The car show at Sugar Camp Ranch was also new this year and we all had a great day. Always my favorite hosting the car portion of “Antique Arts and Collectibles” in March at Stephen Foster, it was bigger and better than ever. But I have to say among all the car shows, the monthly cruises at Hardee’s, Sal’s, and the Wellborn Pancake breakfast, the absolute highlight for me was being able to experience “The National AACA” show in Ocala and at-tending all the meetings preparing and leading up to it.  That weekend was one I’ll never forget.  I also want to take the time to thank those of you who helped our club so much this year. Every time you participate or come out to an event we are having… it makes my job worthwhile. Each time one of you steps up, the stronger our Region becomes. So, get ready for 2020 and jump on board, we’re going to have a good ride.

SHIRLEY

 

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