Welcome to the Suwannee River Region AACA

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 Moose Lodge,624 NE Williams Street, Lake City, FL, 32055, 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; PO Box 7095, Lake City, FL  32056; e:mail [email protected]

A Message From Our President:

As busy as February was it looks like March should be too.  The Moose Lodge had to postpone their Valentine’s Day Car show due to bad weather and it has been scheduled for March 4th. March 11th SRRAACA will be holding a Blueberry Pancake Breakfast at Cannon Creek Airpark with a car display and music and 50/50’s. As always it seems like there is always several things going on at once, and so it is for the 18th.  The Gainesville Street Rodders will hold their annual huge show at the Santa Fe College grounds and as many of you know the Shamrock Fly-In will be at Cannon Creek Airpark and you are all invited to bring your cars for a display the same day. Both events are always a great time. On March 25th we are headed to the VA Domiciliary to display our cars and also to visit and have lunch with the Veterans. Please come out to this it means so much to them. All of these events in March are Saturdays.  

As far as February events, both the Moose Lodge and the Wellborn breakfast were well attended. As stated earlier the Valentine car show at the Moose was postponed due to bad weather coming in. The Olustee Festival on the 18th please read my story on page 12.  Sal’s had a good turn out, however I  could not do the music for lack of power. Guess I need a generator to carry with me.  They power washed the building and it knocked out all the outside power. Of course, I didn’t know that until my equipment was all set up. The 25th was the American Legion Chili Cook-off, and as usual it’s always a good time, with lots of great cars. As for the weather this month it was  strange, 80’s one day and in the 30’s the next. Some of the Hardee’s nights were great and others cold and rainy. Oh yea, we are in Florida, just wait 5 minutes and the weather will  change.   

On another note, we are so proud of Don Downs for winning the “Master Editor Award” again and he was presented the award at the National Convention in Williamsburg Virginia last  month.  With Don’s busy schedule he has decided to step down as Newsletter Editor and we want to thank him for all his hard work for the past few years. That being said Katrina “Kat” Gibson has agreed to step up and be our new Editor. So encourage her and I know she will do a great job. Also, Jamee Dye has agreed to help me with the Facebook, so encourage her as well.
Spring is around the corner which means better weather, we have so much to look forward to. Everyone has joined this club for a reason, come on out, bring your cars and assist where you
can. Each of us has a story to tell so, get those rides ready, it’s our time to shine. 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!