2012 Award of Merit

The Greater New York Region’s (AACA) website has been honored by the Antique Automobile Club of America, receiving their 2012 Award of Merit for regional websites. Thank you to every one involved.

“Mini” and Smaller Size Cars

by John Linhardt Are “mini” and smaller size cars new to us? “mini” cars originally were introduced to save gas. The Nash “Metropolitan” produced in 1954 to 1955 and sister car #2 Metropolitan produced from 1954 to 1962, came in a hardtop and convertible. They had Nash Metropolitan labels, but were made by Austin in […]

Palm Beach Region Cars At Historic Homes

by Martin Goffe Six cars were supplied by the Palm Beach Region for the twenty-fifth annual Holiday Candlelight Home Tour hosted by the Old Northwood Neighborhood Association in West Palm Beach, Florida on Saturday evening, December 29th. Vintage cars were placed in front of each of the historic homes to add charm to the architectural […]

“Becoming an Alfisti”

by Stuart Light My love for Italian automobiles goes back to my years as an undergraduate college student. One of my professors was a team manager of the Ferrari North American Race Team (NART), allowing me a unique opportunity to spend time in the pit area at the Daytona 24 Hour and Sebring 12 Hour […]

March 2013 Pavement Happenings

by Docair Jerry Malkes Just attended the February Greater New York Region meeting last night and there is so much going on. First I applaud the efforts that Artie Finnegan is accomplishing. There is so much paperwork in satisfying the AACA requirements that one has to understand. Being the Head Judge at our Old Westbury […]

Hydra-Matic Transmission

By John Linhardt On March 1st 1941, Cadillac announced the availability of the Hydra-Matic Transmission as an option on all series of their cars. The automatic was not a completely “new” thing that year, as a form of automatic had appeared on Oldsmobile in 1937 thru 1939 and Buick in 1938 on Series 40 only. […]

“In My Dad’s Merry Oldsmobile”

By John Linhardt I grew up in the family Oldsmobile. For 10 years straight, it was reliable and trouble free. Now we all know the brand does not exist any more. In 1976, the Olds “Cutlass” was the top selling car in the nation and made Oldsmobile one of the “hottest” car lines. In it’s […]

Fine-Tune Your Vintage Car Radio

Special thanks to Althea Travis who arranged our extremely informative special Guest Speaker at our meeting last month, Joe Indusi. We learned a tremendous amount about not only automobile radios, but radios in general

October Pavement Happenings

by Docair Jerry Malkes October is the wind-down month for car shows but it is also the wind up month for the amount of car events scheduled for that month. October 13 was no exception especially falling on the week the AACA Hershey show is scheduled.

Car collector and artist makes you look twice

Using vintage car parts, car collector and artist Louis Carvell produces some unique photographs. “The photographic collages are of spare vintage-automobile parts inspired by, “the dream cars of the Eisenhower era,” Carvell said. “These pieces are art in and of itself. Initially, I photographed them [alone] against white, seamless.” Eventually, Carvell decided to expand and […]