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:  


December is here alreadyand when I reflect on how fast
this year went, I can’t help but think of all the many
things that this car club has been involved in this year.
First we have wonderful new members with great cars
added to our club. They are Marybeth and Don Downs,
Frank and Jo Ann Matthews, Melvin Lane, Louie Bianchi,
Bob and Diane Landry, Gary and Barbara Sparks, Roy Spurling, Bob and Sharon Long, Karen and Jim Brown, Larry Truax, and David and Karen Leslie. We formed a ladies group to work behind the scenes which includes Mary Beth Downs, Michelle Huntsman, Barbara Richards, Vickie Shanks, Donna Wilson and Marie Towner and they were a great help this year. In review, February brought the Shamrock Fly-In and our Yard Sale and car show. Ocala Winter National Meet inMarch had several members helping. April’s outing was to see Raymond Cheshire’s Lifetime Collection in Wellborn. In June we had “Dancing with the Cars” Club Picnic at the Lifestyle Enrichment Center and also we had an outing to the VA Domiciliary to show the Veterans our cars. July we headed to Stephen Foster State Park for Antiques, Arts and Collectibles, which we sponsored the car portion of that day. September we had Pizza Night Cruise-In at Sal’s Deli, (I’m not going to even mention Hurricane Irma). October our hearts went out to Shirley Gordon with the loss of our dear club member Jack Gordon. In November Clarence Snyder made and brought us the replica of Hardee’s and the miniature cars for the “Festival of Lights” at Stephen Foster State Park in the Auditorium on the train display. We are ending our year with a wonderful Christmas Party at Jimmyand Michelle Huntsman home. It’s been a great year and I am so grateful to those of you who help me throughout the year. Thank you for giving me another opportunity to be your President for next year. It is my honor to serve this club and I will truly give you my best.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and many blessings for the New Year.

Shirley McManus