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:

Summer is certainly here. In spite of the heat we still had a chance to enjoy some great events in June.  Our month started off at the Blackberry Festival in Jasper on the 8th. Even though there were not many cars because of the weather, those of us that went enjoyed the day. Our own Roy Spurling and his beautiful “Little Red
Corvette” stole the show and was given a NAPA gift card as his reward. The organizers treated everyone who brought a car to homemade Blackberry Cobbler and hand churned Blackberry Ice Cream. YUM!! The best I’ve ever had. Then on the 13th we headed to the VA Domiciliary. Please read my story on page 6. Unfortunately due to thunder and intense lighting we had to cancel our trip to Raymond Cheshire’s. But not to worry; when he gets back from summer in Montana, we will reschedule. On the 18th we headed to Sal’s for our monthly cruise-in and had a good turnout of 28 people and 15 cars.  It was great to see Bruce and Kathy Pepper there, as Bruce had just had open heart surgery the week before. Also, try not to miss the July cruise-in to Sal’s as we celebrate “National Appreciation Car Night” including an ice cream social. 
We will gather in front of our cars and take a group picture which will be sent to the AACA Speedster for the online newsletter. Speaking of the online Speedster, make sure you read our article under Member’s submitted stories. Last but not least, on the 22nd, we sponsored our Blueberry Pancake Breakfast at Cannon Creek Airpark. We served 50 breakfasts and had 23 cars. A great turn out considering it was our first time doing this. A big “Thank you” to Kelly, Ralph, Melvin, Marie, and Barbara for helping to make it a great event and one we will do again. I hear so many car clubs say “we never do anything”. It takes the members to come out and support the events we do have. So try and make everyone you can.
Happy July, SHIRLEY