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:  

 Working at Stephen Foster FolkCulture Center State Park, I was thrilled
this past December to see SRRAACA represented on the train display in the
auditorium at the Festival of Lights Event. Clarence Snyder built a replica
display of our Friday night cruise-in at Hardee’s. It was complete with models
of many of our cars and it included an ambulance, red lights flashing, in memory of our member, Jack Gordon who passed away a few months ago. Thank you Clarence; we were honored to be a sponsor and a part of the train display this year. Speaking of being a sponsor, the club was invited to the Sponsorship Dinner in the Carillion Tower and fabulous desserts hosted
by the Gift Shop at the Park. Several of us attended. I do want to Thank Jimmy and Michelle Huntsman for opening up their home and hosting our Christmas Club Party December 5. It was wonderful and the best food ever. Thank you to everyone who brought a covered dish and a special Thank you to Don and Mary Beth Downs, who roasted the turkeys and the ham for us, which were so good. It was a night of Christmas cheer for us all. (See story on pages 6 & 7)
On a personal note, I want to lift up Don Downs and Chuck Graham, who
had shoulder surgery and are doing fine. I have always felt that December is a
time for miracles and I got my Christmas miracle this year. On Dec. 6, was
Bill’s procedure and it was a success. After 3 1/2 years of rapid heartbeat and
high blood pressure, he is cured. What would have been open heart surgery 10
years ago, is now a heart ablation procedure and basically overnight in the hospital. Since Bill’s Birthday is Christmas day, he was given the best Christmas/Birthday present ever, his life back. As we look to a brand new year, please remember it takes all of us working together to have a successful club. Think about that special talent that only you have and how the club could use that talent. The possibilities are endless.

May you all have a Happy New Year and especially a healthy
New Year.


Shirley McManus