Welcome to the Suwannee River Region AACA

P O Box 7095, Lake City, FL 32056, Phone: 386-365-9643 Email: [email protected]

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:  Shirley McManus, President, 386-365-9643.

A message from our President:

I have a feeling that 2020 will go down in the history books. But through it all you have seen the light at the end of the tunnel and tried to keep our club alive and well. I know there have been many changes that this year has brought. The biggest change was moving to Wellborn Community Center to be able to have our monthly meetings. For some of you it’s actually a much closer drive and for others it is a few miles longer. There was no easy solution to solving this issue and for now it seems to be the best option.  If you look around town, Covid doesn’t seem to be keeping people home. I was amazed at Hardees and the amount of cars we have coming out. We have met some new folks with great cars. Of course, we’re recruiting them for our club.  Sal’s got rained out again, but I appreciate those of you who came out to eat.  Our Blueberry Pancake Breakfast at Cannon Creek Airpark was a great success. How could it not when you mix cars and airplanes and top it off with Blueberry Pancakes it’s great. I will write a
story for next months Oil Can.  Speaking of Blueberry Pancakes I do want to thank all of you for coming out for Wellborn’s Breakfast.  Great turnout for September and I hope for October too.

We do have a lot to discuss at the next meeting which includes Elections and we will have Nominations for all Officers and two Board Members whose terms are up.  You should have all gotten in your last issue of the AACA Magazine your renewal form for next year. Don’t throw it away, remember to send in your dues before the end of the year or give them to Marybeth by making your check payable to SRRAACA for $45 for National and $20 for local dues.

I guess our next big Event will be the Picnic/Tour at Pontiac Pete’s home on November 14. Please see the details on page 15.  This will be a must attend event that you will not want to miss. Ralph has mapped out a beautiful scenic route which avoids the Round-a-bout in Live Oak. We will be meeting at the Wellborn Association Community Center and anyone who wants to follow us can or if you would rather go direct you can do that as well.  We will be giving out directions and the address at the November meeting. Keep in mind that the Tour is part of what makes the trip worthwhile. I can tell you its beautiful countryside, roads I’ve never been on before. There’s a lot of farm land and just the prettiest homes to see. It’s about 5 miles longer then going through Live Oak but well worth it. The weather should be great and the leaves
should be turning, so all in all it will be a great tour. We will also have an Auction that day and I’ve got my eye on two board members that should make this Auction a laugh a minute. Don’t forget to bring your items to donate to the auction. Pete’s property is 13 acres, so plenty of room to Social Distance. Hope to have you all sign up. Thank you to Pete and Dawn for opening their home to us.

Last but not least our Christmas Party is on at Michelle and Jimmy Huntsman’s home, Thursday night Dec. 3. This will be instead of the December meeting. Another must attend event. It’s always a great time and wonderful food. A big thank you goes out to Jimmy and Michelle for opening their home. Remember the next meeting is OCTOBER 1. Join us at the Country Charm for dinner at 5:30. Meeting at Wellborn Community Center and the doors open at 6:30 and the meeting starts at 7PM.  Be safe and Happy Halloween,