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:

August 5th was a special day for our club. Our Club Picnic was wonderful and I want to thank all of you who came out to join us. Air Conditioning, surrounded by Antique and Classic Cars, wonderful food and we had such fun presenting our Hee Haw Skit. What more could you ask for.  But you know the best part was being with friends. We have Larry and Vicky Shanks to thank for the use of their hanger to have our picnic. A special “Thank you” goes out to Larry’s son Lawrence, for parking all the cars.  We also got to meet some really great people as the Blue
Knights Motorcycle Club joined us which brought us to almost 50 people. Turns out the Chaplain of the Blue Knights is a long lost friend of mine that I hadn’t seen in forever. It was so good to see Pastor Donavan and his wife Doris. A lot of time, effort and organization go into
planning something like that and I thank our ladies group for helping making it a success.

Bill and I and Ralph and Marie went out to Big Woods last month only to find out it had been moved to another restaurant; not quite sure if this was a permanent move or just one month. I will inform everyone when I find out. We just can’t catch a break with storms for the Sal’s
Cruise-in. Even with storms all around us we still had 15 come out and have dinner. In case you didn’t know ask for a Sal’s reward card, 200 points gives you $10.00 off your meal. Sal treated us all to ice cream again. 

VERY IMPORTANT SEPTEMBER MEETING: We are really looking forward to the meeting this month as Kelly Adams joins us and who is direct from AACA headquarters and is a National Director. I know she will fill us in on all kind of things. So have your questions ready. Please come out and meet and greet her. 

I am also looking forward to our Club Trip to the National Parts Depot. Like I said before, this Collection is not open to the public, but they do make exceptions for Car Clubs. With that being said we are going Sept. 29. Make sure you get on the list to go. I will have to give the owner a
count the week before. IT’S A MUST SEE TRIP WITH 200 BEAUTIFUL CARS!!!!! I can’t believe its September already and hopefully cooler weather will be coming in. There should be lots of car
shows and cruise-in’s to go to so, SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER!

Shirley McManus