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 Wellborn Community Association Center, in Wellborn, FL, 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:

I’m hoping that you all had a very Merry Christmas and I know I’m looking forward to a brand new year. This will be a short message simply because I was not at home for most of the month of December. Traveling to Pennsylvania this time of year was stressful. Our club always says family comes first and I needed to be there for my brother. I will say I was amazed how many older classic cars I saw in my travels. They were not on I-95… they were on the back roads in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. It was all I could do to keep from stopping and inquiring about them. I did have to put all that aside and focus on my mission. I did get back right before Christ-
mas and Bill was happy about that.  

Unfortunately, I could not be at the Christmas Party. I want to thank Jimmy and Michelle Huntsman for hosting the party at their home. A big Thank you to Chef Don Downs for cooking all of the meat that you enjoyed, a big thanks to Kelly and Ralph orchestrating the whole thing,
and for Alex who blessed everyone with his Christmas music. I also thank everyone that brought side dishes. I’m so sorry I missed it. I know you all had a wonderful time.

Looking over the calendar, January has a few options for us! January 7th the club is planning a trip to The Tallahassee Antique Auto Museum. I do need to know if you are planning to come ASAP. They need to know a count in advance. The club will be paying for the admission for members. We will start out at the Wellborn Breakfast first and then head for Tallahassee. No need to bring your classic. Anyone that’s wants to carpool please let me know. If you have not
been there before, it’s a must see. If you choose not to go with us there is a car show in Live Oak that day as well.   Jumping ahead to February… WOW three events back-to-back! Moose Lodge Valentine Car Show on February 11th, the Olustee Festival on the 18th, and then the American Legion Chili Cook-Off and car show on the 25th. Lots of good things coming up for this new year. Take of advantage of your membership and come out to the meetings and the events. You never know what you might miss.
Happy New Year. May it be a very healthy one for all of us!