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:

What happened to January? They say as we get older time goes faster. Well it must be true. Seems to me I was just taking down Christmas decorations. I’m hoping February finds you healthy; there is so much flu going around not to mention a few of our members on our prayer list.  I want to personally thank all of you who have paid your National and Local dues. I’m thrilled that so many renewed their membership. There are many wonderful things this club has going for it including a great Board of Directors, a fabulous Newsletter, great cars and folks like you that love to share the passion we all have for our vehicles. Have you noticed so many “Events” are all South of us and quite a distance to go that’s where we can make a difference. Let’s try this year and get some more events/cruise-ins at a local or Tri –County area. Working together we can do this.

There was not a whole lot going on for January locally.  Collectors Day in Gainesville fell on one of my work days, but I know Ralph went and he said it was wonderful. We went back to Sal’s Italian Deli the third Tuesday of the month and filled the place. We had 29 come out.  I’m sure as the weather gets warmer and the days get longer we will have even more.  We are getting geared up for the National Ocala Event and hope many of you come out to see it on Sat. March
23. Don Downs will be leading a group down there (More details at the next meeting) It’s free admission with a $5 parking fee. They are looking for 300 cars to be showcased. People from all over the country will be there and I am so excited to be a part of it this year. Your dream car may be just waiting there for you to see or maybe even for sale???  Also we have Antique, Arts & Collectibles coming up quick, March 16th and since we are hosting the car portion of this event I will be needing lots of help. Even though we always have a good turnout, this is a local event we
can really build up.

Thank you all for being there, for helping, for encouraging all we do.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Shirley McManus