The Westerly-Pawcatuck Region was chartered with the AACA in 1966 to helppromote the enjoyment and preservation of antique automobiles in the Eastern Connecticut and Rhode Island area. Monthly meetings are held as noted throughout the year. Our meetings are open to all. Visitors and prospective members are encouraged to attend. Ownership of an automobile is NOT REQUIRED, although membership in the national organization (Antique Automobile Club of America) is a requirement for membership in the Region. A listing of AACA events and membership information can be found HERE.
Club Activities Never Slow Down!
Members own both domestic and foreign makes representing more than 80 years of the automobile in America. We attend cruise nights, car shows, parades and other automobile-related activities. Annually we schedule several weekend trips to out of state shows in New England and New York and we spend a full week at Hershey, PA every fall. Meetings feature several speakers each year and technical help is always available to members through our Gas Lighters Program.
Club T-Shirts Arrived!
Dave delivered the T-Shirts to the Anniversary Party at Bob & Laura's home on August 24.
The 50th Anniversary T-Shirts were a big hit! We may be looking into ordering more for members who did not get an order in on time.
Six members joined the Gaslighters crew to help Dave install his new lift. Tom is seen here making final adjustments. Dave and Pat treated each helper with a fantastic steak dinner! I hope he has another big project waiting in the wings.
Members relaxing at our 50th Anniversary cookout at Bob & Laura's home on August 24. Can you see the old washing machine in the background? That is where the beer and soda were stored.
Ralph Roark reports that he won 3rd prize at the Cruise to Survive in Voluntown. His car got the Jeep "Pavement Princess" award. The award is now permanently affixed to Ralph's roll bar. Click on the photo for a closer look!
Selected Blog Entries
Have you checked out some of our blogs? Click a title here or see them all on the BLOG drop down menu at the top of this page (and more in the Members section).
The rolling mountains in the background are the giveaway that this is the VT Classic Car Show. See John Leit's detailed story about the event in our blog section!
That's our club hat looking through a cruise ship porthole. The landscape is Iceland. Yes, it was snowing when Ken and Camille arrived.. A great trip, especially up in the mountains.
This is the cover to our 50th Anniversary Book. A copy was given to each member who attended the Anniversary Cookout at Bob & Laura DeGoursey's Home. See photos of that event in our Gallery Section.
-AACA National Meets for 2019 are listed here & on AACA menu found at top right of this page. Link here to the National Calendar for all 2019 listings.
Summer Events, Several events for these months have been added to our calendar. Check the calendar now. (Note: only Club Events are listed below) -Old Orchard Beach, Thurs Sept 12-15; see calendar for details. Club Event.
-Misquamicut Fall Festival, Sat, Sep. 14, in honor of John Hodis. See calendar. -Apple Rehab, Sep. 17. 4-7:00 PM: See calendar Club Event.
-Calabrese Picnic, Sat., Sept. 21, 12:00 PM at Dave & Pat's house. See calendar for details. Club Event
-Veterans Cruise, Sun., Sept. 29, 9 AM- 12 PM; meet at Tower at 8:00 AM. See Calendar for details. Club Event
-Yankee Steam-Up, Sat., Oct. 5. 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. NEWS Museum, East Greenwich, RI. Details on calendar. Club Event
___________________________________________ MEETINGS Exec. Comm. Meeting: Wed.,Sept. 18, Dunkin Donuts at Dunn's Corners in Westerly, 6:30 pm
Next Regular Club Meeting: Tues., Sept. 24, Westerly Senior Center at 7:00 PM. Members are invited to attend Spaghetti Supper at Westerly Senior Center. (5-5:30 PM) before the meeting. Get tickets from Jim Varas ($10). (There will NOT be a Pot Luck Supper this evening.) Non-members are welcome to attend meetings and check out our club!B
Have you checked out our Found on Craiglist feature? Always plenty of surprisingly affordable old cars! A few past and current examples:
1954 Kaiser Manhattan at $16,500 … a Beauty 1950 Chevrolet Skyline …very original car at only $9,700
And many more ... search Craiglist yourself for all the ones I did not list!
Air Borne Express and old cars? Was this our club way back when? It sure was. Who can fill in some details? Send us an email by using the contact form!
Club members from way back. Who can provide names and dates? Use our contact form to reply. Win a prize (not)!
Now is the Time to Join !If you have never before been a member of the AACA we may have some free AACA memberships available to you. Please inquire. Half year memberships are also available for new members who join in June. You can join the AACA at any time by visiting the AACA Membership page. Just click on the blue text to the left or the AACA menu item at the top right of this page for complete details!
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A few of the many member cars found at our 50th Anniversary Cookout at Bob & Laura's home.
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