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:

A Newsletter is one of the most important assets any club can have. Our Region has been so
blessed to have two editors back-to-back that have done an outstanding job. Ralph Towner
was editor when Bill and I joined SRRAACA in 2013. He basically started from scratch and
worked his way up to Master Editor 5 years in a row. His newsletters were so good we never
thought we could find someone who could fill Ralph’s shoes. Low and behold Don Downs
volunteered and created another fantastic newsletter putting his own spin on it. I could not have been more proud of Don when he won Master Editor for 2020. I for one was not surprised when he finally heard. He worked awfully hard earning it. Please enjoy his story on it in this newsletter.  June 5th he was awarded his Master Editor award at the banquet in Williamsburg, VA at the National Convention. Wishing I could have been there didn’t happen because it was the same day as the Wellborn Blueberry Festival of which I was the Chairperson of the parade this year. I do know that his wife Marybeth and Earl and Judy Beauchamp were there to support him. We certainly congratulate him on this accomplishment and he’s already well on his way to having another winning year.

This month we were able to order our new shirts from Print City Graphics. They did a great job. We will soon be sporting our new shirts at our future outings.  For Father’s Day we took our cars on a parade to a few local nursing homes.  Solaris and Rehability were so excited to have us  bring our cars for the residents to see! Vicki Shanks also made greeting cards with our car’s photos on them, and we passed them out to the men for Father’s Day. It was so great to put a smile on everyone’s face in spite of dodging the raindrops. On the way home we stopped and had lunch at Sal’s.   Get ready! The season is ramping up and we will have several shows coming up very soon.  See you all July 1 at the meeting.

Happy 4th of July!