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 are coming!
You must order by August 7 to receive them at this price and in time for the Aug. 24 50th celebration at Bob's house.
50th Anniversary T-shirts are being ordered. They will have a copy of our first newsletter cover on the back and a logo on the front. Cost is $11.00 each. Please provide size and quantity of each size. Plan to pay for them by the anniversary picnic on August 24, or sooner by mail to Dave Calabrese, 40 Border Ave, Wakefield, RI 02879. Everyone at the last meeting already ordered. Please provide size and quantity by August 7 to make printing deadline!! Sizes are the standard sizes (S, M, L, XL, 3XL, 4XL)
You must send your money by mail to Dave (see above). You can send him your order (how many you want and sizes) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
A record number of members with old cars showed up for the July 14 N. Stonington Agricultural Fair. More photos including Ferris Wheel shots are in our gallery section.
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).
That's a clean Buick Straight Eight! Read about its ongoing restoration in Charlie's latest blog contribution.
Our summertime magazine cover features longtime club member Jim Varas. Ask him if he remembers when this photo was taken. For more old photos go to our Galleries Section.
What's Going On?
-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 them now. (Note: only Club Events are listed below)
-Washington County Fair, Wed. Aug. 14. Meet at old Benny's in Westerly at 9:00 AM or at fair entrance at 9:30 AM. See calendar. Also see fair website.Club Event. -Club Anniversary Celebration of 50+ Years Picnic, Sat. Aug. 24, rain date Aug. 31, at Bob and Laura DeGoursey's house. See calendar for details. Club Event
-N. Stonington Baptist Church Fish Fry, Sat. Sept 7, at N. Stonington Fairgrounds, 3-6 PM. Free meal if you bring your old car. Club Event.
-Yankee Yesteryear, Brooklyn Car Show, Sun. Sept 8, open at 9:00 AM, we will have a booth. Details to follow. See flyer. Club Event
-Apple Rehab, tentatively Sep. 17. Details to follow: Club Event. -Calabrese Picnic, Sat., Sept. 21, 12:00 PM at Dave & Pat's house. See calendar for details. Club Event ___________________________________________ MEETINGS Exec. Comm. Meeting: Wed., Aug. 21, Dunkin Donuts at Dunn's Corners in Westerly, 6:30 pm
Next Regular Club Meeting: Tues., Aug. 27, Westerly Senior Center at 7:00 pm. Regular Meeting. 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: 1987 Thunderbird Coupe....……..$5,500 1930 Model A Huckster ……………$16,500 1948 Chrysler Windsor …………….$5,900 (Wow!) 1963 Falcon Ventura convert...…$6,300 (Amazing!) 1952 Ford Customline ………………$8,950 (Beauty!)
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)!
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.
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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Yankee Yesteryear 2018 Fall Show in Brooklyn, CT
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