Featured Vehicle of the Month
Charlie Steffy’s 1919 Buick H 45
The featured vehicle is a 1919 Buick H 45. Charlie’s dad purchased this car from the original owner in 1949. When Charlie’s dad passed away, in 1992, Charlie inherited the car. Two families in 103 years…not bad!
This car was originally purchased by a father for his son when his son returned home from WW I. The Keller family owned Keller’s Grocery Store in downtown Elizabethtown, just a few miles from Hershey, PA. This was the grocery delivery car for the family until 1949 when they decided to get a more modern car.
Charlie’s father had the seats and top replaced in 1958. The car was repainted in 1976. Each year Charlie drives the car up to the AACA Fall Meet in Hershey. This year she won a Repeat Preservation award.
Charlie has met many friends from all over the world because of this car. The four of us bundled up are Ivan and Graham from New Zealand and Dan from Denmark. It was a cold trip that year up to Hershey! The group seated by the car was from 2019 when we had a champagne toast for her 100th birthday. Annie from Paris, Rolf from Zurich, and Father and Son Johannes and Dimitri from the Netherlands. Cars are fun but the people and their stories are the Best!
Champagne Toast 100th Birthday
Cold Trip To Hershey
Attention All Members
AACA Dues are due by January 1, 2023. The local dues are $25 and should be paid to Florida Region, AACA and mailed to Don Allen, 153 Poe Drive, Winter Haven, FL 33884. Do not makeout check to Don Allen. The national dues are due at the same time. They are $45 and your check should be made payable to AACA, and mailed to AACA National Headquarters, 800 West Hershey park Dr., Hershey, PA, 17033. Remember, that to be a member of the region you must first be a member of National. You can also renew your National membership online at aaca.org.
Checkout our new Projects page
We have added a new section to our website. This new section is called Projects and will highlight our members projects. The first project will be
We would like to showcase your project. Whether it is a restoration or an interesting upgrade, please contact Larry Mills at [email protected]
New Addition to our References page
We have added a new link to our References page. AmericanAutoEmblems.com showcases the nameplates, emblems and logos displayed on American auto vehicles from the introduction of the horseless carriage up to about 1950. This is a treasure trove of interesting information. A must read for anyone who is interested in automotive history. Click on our References link and enjoy.
Request for Submittals
We would like to showcase our members cars each month. If you would like to see your car with a little background story, on this page, please email some pictures and a background story to Larry Mills at [email protected]
Next Club Meeting
The next club meeting will be held on Monday, January 9th. The Board meeting will start at 6:00 PM and the general meeting will start at 7:00 PM.
We will be having election of officers and it is important for as many as possible to attend. Remember we are now meeting at All Saints Episcopal Church at the corner of Lyman and Interlochan Ave. in Winter Park. That is one block East of Park Ave. and one block north of Fairbanks. If you have not paid your 2023 dues yet, please bring a check to the meeting.
We encourage you to drive an old car, if you have one. Hope to see everyone there.
Next Club and AACA Activities
AACA Winter Classic Region Car Show
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