2020 AACA Grand Nationals

by Meredith Jaffe Originally scheduled for July 23-25, 2020, the Grand Nationals were pushed back to August 21-22 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To make logistics even more convoluted, the site was changed from the NB Center for American Automotive Heritage in Allentown to historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, just one month prior to the event. Despite […]

1957 Ford Scale Models

By John S. Fackre I decided to feature 1957 Fords in this article for 2 reasons: First, Ford introduced two significant models for 1957, and that I have seven different models in my 1/25 [scale model] collection. The 1st model shown is the New Ranchero. A stylized pickup based on the two door wagon and […]

1925 Ford Model “T” “Fordor” Sedan

by Scott Gramlich It’s amazing how things stick with you over the years and how affected we are by early childhood experiences. My childhood was steeped in all things old. I learned a deep appreciation for history and was exposed to everything antique. So many of my early memories are of car shows and flea […]

The First Marketing Team for 1954

By Alan Blay The Greater Los Angeles California area was always big on roadsters. A dry climate on an ocean enables one to use an open car for many days out of the year. In 1911 Harley Earl at age 18 started designing cars in the Southern CA area for affluent people who wanted something […]

Z Scale Automobiles

by Meredith Jaffe Many car enthusiasts acquire models to enhance their hobby. Oftentimes, a favorite car is displayed in a 1:18, 1:24, 1:43, or 1:64 scale. It’s a great way to “acquire” the automobiles we remember fondly or would love to own. But, there’s more! Popular among a subset of model train enthusiasts, the Z […]

2019 Pin Night Awards

5 Year Pin (2014) Blech, Richard Guastella, Robert Kroplick, Howard Siben, Stephen 10 Year (2009) Aliffi, Carmine Baer, Robert Bruderman, John Jr. Bruderman, Mathew O’Conner, Jennifer Mican (Graney) Paroz Michel 15 Year (2004) Boylan, Chris Marut, Edward 20 Year (1999) Stanley, Creg 25 Year (1994) Giuliante, Leonard 30 Year (1989) Ragona, Bill Terrell, Alfred 35 […]

53rd Annual Spring Meet at Old Westbury Gardens Trophy Winners

CLASSIC: 1st – Meslo, Jim, 1932 Pierce Arrow 2nd – Palter, David, 1933 Auburn Speedster 3rd – D’Maritio, Dom, 1937 Cadillac AACA: 1st – Bonati, Rich, 1935 Cadillac 2nd – Husberger, Joe, 1946 Lincoln 3rd – Ballato, ?, 1969 Buick GS ANTIQUE: 1st – Sivillo, Frank, 1937 Buick 2nd – Rickenbaugh, Robert, 1928 Reo Wolverine […]

All Terrain 1918 Model T

It seems in 1906 Virgil White – a Ford dealer in Ossipee, New Hampshire – began converting cars to snowmobiles, initially using a Buick Model G. Then, Ford’s Model T started to take off in popularity, so he began manufacturing the conversion kits for the Model T. He received a patent for his Snowmobile design […]

ETHANOL by John Linhardt Since legislation of 2007, we have damaged our old cars. We get fewer “miles per gallon” than gasoline and since inception, the renewable standard in California alone cost residents an extra $13 billion at the pump. One study in 2009 concluded that plowing fields to grow corn for Ethanol releases more […]

Quad Headlights Were New Look On ’58 Cars BY ALAN BLAY AND REPRINTED FROM THE PUBLICATION “ON SOLID GROUND” BY KIND PERMISSION OF THE AUTHOR Fifty years ago, the auto industry converted from a two-headlight system to four headlights with the introduction of the new 1958 models. The 1958 Corvette was restyled around a design […]