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:

Where does the time go? Here we are in December and almost the end of the year and what a  year it has been. As far as the Car Clubs, and I think I can speak for most of them… it has been a tough year. Cancelation after cancelation for at least nine months and it looks like we are not out of the woods yet. I feel so bad that between COVID and the weather so many of our events have been cancelled. But I am hoping that 2021 will bring us a whole new  outlook on life. I know that many of you have been so afraid of coming to any of the functions or meetings that we were able to have, and I understand, believe me I do, but please do not give up on us. Our club is still strong, and we have tried our best to keep everyone safe.  

As far as November went, always one of my favorite outings is going to the Veterans Domiciliary. This year we got to go on Veterans Day. Even though we still couldn’t stay
and have lunch with them we were still able to drive around the parking lot numerous times and blow our horns and wave our flags as the Veterans sat outside and watch us. I know how much it meant to them and to all that participated and having something like that is such a safe outing.  They all loved seeing the cars and I cannot wait until we can go back and have a real visit with those men and women who have done so much for our Country.  

Our Blueberry Breakfast had a great turnout, and our own little Kaitlyn Pepper won the 50/50 for the third time. What a lucky little girl.  Sal’s had a great turnout also with 21 attending and quite a few cars too. Yea, no rain for a change however it was a bit nippy outside.

I know you were all looking forward to Pontiac Pete’s picnic but with a hurricane headed directly for us he made the right decision to cancel. Even though it did not hit us, it could have. You just must make decisions ahead of time to keep everyone safe. Maybe he can reschedule it sometime next year.  But what was so nice at the last minute the EAA at Cannon Creek
Airpark invited us to their picnic on Nov. 15th and we were treated to a great lunch and a bounty of dessert’s and a live Auction and a Silent Auction. With lots of things to bid on everyone got in on some great deals and it really helped their club with some fund-
raising too. 

We unfortunately decided to cancel our Christmas party for safety concerns. You may still get your dues to Marybeth Downs by other means. Make sure you put your check or cash in an envelope with your name on it and get it to her. You can also hand it to me at Hardees for example and I will get it to her. Remember… local is $20 and National is $45. You can give her both or send in National yourself. Dues are due by the end of the year!  Let us make next year one of the best despite what we might be facing.

We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and Bill and I want to wish you all a very “Merry Christmas & Happy New Year”!