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.
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.
Gaslight Repairs Crew is always ready to assist members!
Dave and Charlie discussing Michele's new 1951 Buick. The Gaslighters advised Charlie on his restoration plan.
Six members joined the Gaslighters crew to help Dave install his new lift. Tom is seen here making final adjustments.
Tom Laferriere, a dealer in quality classic cars, made a great presentation to members at our October meeting. Laferriere Classic Cars , located in nearby Smithfield, RI has been in operation since the late 1990's. Tom explained how he got into the business and discussed the benefits of using a professional to buy or sell a car. We heard some great stories and had many questions answered. Tom even invited us to hold a meeting within his large garage while surrounded by classic cars! It was an enjoyable night with Tom and his entire family who accompanied him.
Selected Blog Entries
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Great smiles were seen all around during our 2018 Christmas / Holiday party. We had a great turnout at the Richmond Country Club. Thanks to John for booking the venue. Click the image to see additional photos.
What's Going On?
-Christmas / Holiday party, Saturday, December 8, 2:00pm at the Richmond Country Club. Tickets $25/person, must purchase by November meeting. See you there! -New Year Party, Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at The Pizza Place in Westerly, RI. Separate checks & free parking.
-It is time to pay your local club dues to Dave and to pay for AACA National dues. See Newsletter for additional details. ___________________________________________ MEETINGS Exec. Comm. Meeting: Wed., Feb. 20, Dunkin Donuts at Dunn's Corners in Westerly, 6:30 pm
Next Regular Club Meeting: Tues., Feb. 26, Westerly Senior Center at 7:00 pm. Refreshments by Nancy Burdick, Laura DeGoursey, Anne Roark Non-members are welcome to attend meetings and check out our club!
Bob receives 2nd Place in Class B ('43-'54) at Yankee Yesteryear show for his beautiful 1948 Ford Station Wagon.
Charlie accepts 1st Place in Class A (1942 and earlier) for his outstanding 1932 Chevy Confederate at Yankee Yesteryear show in Brooklyn, CT
Have you checked out our Found on Craiglist feature? Always plenty of surprisingly affordable old cars! A few current examples: 1962 Chrysler LeBaron sedan ……$3,500 1940 Plymouth Coupe ………..…….$5,000 1964 Thunderbird ………………………..$7,500 1963 Corvair Convertible ……………$3,700 1951 Ford Business Coupe ………….$6,500
"Uses for antique cars during winter months" by Ralph Roark.
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.
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Yankee Yesteryear 2018 Fall Show in Brooklyn, CT
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