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.
Below are photos of our celebration of over 50 years as an AACA car club.
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.
Are these people members of our club?
Prospective club members often wish to know if we are a fun group or a bunch of stick-in-the-mud characters. This photo should clear up the confusion. (Jan, 2020 New Year Party)
Eight or so members of our club exhibited their old cars at the New England Wireless and Steam Museum annual Steam-Up on October 5, 2019. Click below to see what all the excitement was about!
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!
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. The entire book is available for viewing and download for members. Just click on the cover or click here.
-All Meetings for the month of March, 2020, have been cancelled. This includes the executive meeting and the regular club meeting. This move is taken to protect our members during the current coronavirus outbreak.
Spring Events: Several events for these months have been added to our calendar. Check the calendar now. (Note: only Club Events are listed below)
Rhinebeck Cancelled ! - Please see the Rhinebeck site for confirmation. This is due to the coronavirus. Renew your Membership Now: It is time to renew local ($15) and National AACA ($40) membership. Pay local dues to our treasurer. Pay AACA dues online or do it the easy way, just call (717)-534-1910. Have your full membership number and charge card ready. ___________________________________________ MEETINGS - Cancelled for March, 2020 All meetings, including executive and regular club meeting, have been cancelled for the month of March. Please spread the word! Non-members are welcome to attend meetings and check out our club! Check back here for April meeting status.
Have you checked out our Found on Craiglist feature? Always plenty of surprisingly affordable old cars! A few past and current examples:
1930 Plymouth in nice original condition at $12,500 1938 Plymouth, well preserved and going for $7,000 1940 Pontiac sedan, a steal at just $6,500 1940 Olds, another preservation beauty at $7,500 1958 Morris pickup, cute, functional, rare, and $6,795 And many more ... search Craiglist yourself for all the ones I did not list!
Have you read anything interesting lately? Richard was apparently intrigued by our anniversary book. Members may click on the cover image at the top of this page to see the entire book.
As part of our 50th celebration four of our longtime members were interviewed. Click on the above photo to read the interview with Jim Varas.
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.