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.
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.
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Blogs and Galleries
The 2023 Memorial Day Parade in North Stonington, CT was well attended! There were over 15 cars and beautiful weather. The John and Kim, seen above, hosted a cookout right after the parade. See all the photos in the Gallery Page or just click on the photo of the 1921 Rolls Royce in the above photo.
John Curtiss used to spend a lot of time practicing dentistry. These days his retirement is occupied by old cars and he has owned many of them. Read all about the latest, a 1941 Mercury convertible, in his blog submission. Just click on the photo or this text.
Charley Rossler is an expert at swapping out VW Beetle engines and transmissions. Read his new blog that shows you where he performs all of his magic! Just click on the photo or HERE.
FOR SALE: We have two new listings in our For Sale section. It is located under the 'For Sale' drop down menu at the top of this page. There you will find a 1969 Cutlass S and a 2005 Mercedes Benz GLK 320. Check them out!
(57 Years and Still Growing Our club has been around quite a while and lately it has been going through a growth surge. Join us and make some history and some friends. The full story is found RIGHT HERE. ______________________________________________
Bonus: Click on the Antique Automobile Magazine Covers (or HERE) and look to the right column where you can read a past issue of Antique Automobile, the AACA journal.
August 17, Wednesday: Washington County Fair. Paid event. Arrive by 9:30 am at Ring No. 1. Ends around 2:00 pm. Club Event Sept. 9, 2023: Calabrese Picnic, Saturday, 12 noon. More details will follow. Club EventSept. 14-17: Old Orchard Beach Car Show, Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Details to follow. Club Event
Oct. 14: Gathering of the Faithful, 26 Jackson St., Middleboro, MA. Details to follow.
Click here to check the calendar now. It is located at the bottom of this page, under the 'Calendar' drop-down menu and in the scrolling column above. Also, watch your email. _______________________________________ Non-members are welcome to attend meetings for the purpose of checking out our club! Check back here often for the most current information.
July Executive Meeting Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at Gen. Stanton, Charlestown, 6:00 PM. All members welcome. July Member Meeting Tuesday, July 25, 2023 , General Stanton, Charlestown, 6:00 PM.
Important Notice: For the months of July and August: Club Meetings will be outdoors at The General Stanton Cruise. The cruise night is from 4:30 pm until dusk, and our meeting will start there at 6:00 pm on the last Tuesday of the three summer months. A portable table will be provided each month for refreshments brought by the same members assigned to the summer meetings as usual. If it rains on a meeting night we will hold the meeting at 7:00 pm at the Westerly Senior Center.
Click here for a map and details to The General Stanton site created by Dave Calabrese. Dave is also posting an entrance sign on Falcone Lane and an exit sign to Route 1 every Tuesday. The General Stanton owners, Jackie and David Moore have asked us to enter and exit as shown on the attached map so we don't inconvenience their dining and hotel guests. Please comply with this request from our gracious hosts.
The 2023 Spring Dust-Off was a great success. We had plenty of cars join in the one-hour ride to Laferriere Classic Cars in Greenville, RI. Tom Laferriere treated us to a great collection. He even started up a couple of the rarer cars, a racecar and an unrestored German staff car. Check out a few photos in our Gallery section. ____________________________________________
Historical Club Photos Check out this Gallery of old photos of past events and members of our club. These photos were compiled for our 54th anniversary. These are the folks who you can thank for starting this great association that you are maintaining! (Click on either photo or the title at top)
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.