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:

Cool mornings and warm afternoons; fall is here in North Florida. Weather here seems perfect, but just a few hours away it’s a whole different story.  I don’t think any of us can understand how fortunate we are that Hurricane Michael missed us. Our hearts go out to all of those families who lost everything. I can’t even imagine what they are going through and how long
it will take for them to recover. Lives that were lost, jobs lost, homes gone and neighborhoods destroyed. If I had to guess there were probably many Antique or Classic cars destroyed or damaged as well.  As I drove to work the Thursday and Friday after the storm passed, Columbia County Fairgrounds had about 300 Utility trucks and Asplundh Tree Trucks waiting to deploy to help. Even our Park sent a Strike team with chainsaws & equipment to help. Many of the State Parks in the Panhandle were wiped out. We had Staff that no one could get in touch with for days, but fortunately everyone was found safe. Our Park opened the Campground to any evacuees. People helping people; it’s amazing how strong we can be when we need to. I’m sure any help we can provide will be appreciated. Let’s keep these families in our thoughts and prayers.  November is the month for Thanksgiving. Give thanks for all you have.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Shirley McManus