Salute to the Antique Automobile Club of America

This is my salute to the Antique Automobile Club of America for their programs, shows, and publications.

The September/October 2016 issue of Antique Automobile emphasized my sentiments. One of my concerns for the AACA is nurturing interest in young members. The editor’s column “Two Young Guns” highlighted two youngsters who worked at the AACA Library this summer and then returned to their college studies. I also salute the AACA Scholarship Programs.

Auburn Speedster
Auburn Speedster at the
AACA Special Spring Meet

Each issue of Antique Automobile highlights three or four car restorations. I especially liked the 1928 Auburn 8-88 Speedster. Indiana-built cars have a special place for me. This particular speedster is an exquisite example. It’s Navajo Red and black paint job draws your attention. The photographs at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum further tell the story.

It is great to see that the nominees for the 2017 AACA Board of Directors support attracting younger members to our hobby. This is a concern for the AACA Regions and Chapters. I have seen that the failure to interest youngsters has been detrimental to the growth of the hobby.

Over the years I have attended the Annual Grand National Meet, the Eastern Fall Meet in Hershey, and the AACA Special Spring Meet in Auburn, Indiana. Auto shows like these provide a large spectrum of collectible cars. I enjoy cruising the show fields and viewing the different classes of cars. It is great to see the cars from across the country.

I encourage AACA to keep up their programs, shows, and publications to celebrate our automotive interests.

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