Old Dominion Meet Planning Meeting March 2, 2019

WHAT: ODMA Planning Meeting
WHEN: Saturday, 2 March 2019; 12:30-3:00 PM
WHERE: Holiday Inn Newport News – Hampton
(site of the 2019 Old Dominion Meet on 7-8 June 2019)
980 Omni Blvd
Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 223-2110
WHO: ODMA Board of Directors and member region representatives. All members invited to attend.
WHY: – Semi-annual meeting of the ODMA Board of Directors & Member Region Representatives.
– Final planning meeting for ODMA’s 2019 Old Dominion Meet being hosted by the HVPR.
– Review and approval of revised ODMA Bylaws.
– Review and establish ODMA Old Dominion Meet and Tour host regions for 2020-2025.

2019 Old Dominion Meet, 7-8 June 2019

2019 Old Dominion Meet Association

The 66th Old Dominion Meet

Newport News, Virginia

Friday-Saturday, June 7-8, 2019

Hosted by the Historic Virginia Peninsula Region

Meet Co-Chairs:  Tony Scarpelli [email protected]

Donna Elliott [email protected]

Registration Chair:  Sandy and Richard Hall

Chief Judge:  Jim Elliott (757) 880-3343


Click here to download the meet flyer   2019_ODMA Meet Flyer

Join us for the Old Dominion Meet Association’s 66th Annual Meet.
It will be Friday-Saturday, June 7-8, 2019 in Newport News, Virginia.
The meet is being held at The Holiday Inn Newport News, City Center, 980 Omni Boulevard, Newport News, Virginia 23606. Pre-registration is required for auto judging and participation in the banquet. Download the registration form and schedule here or at www.odma.aaca.com. Fill out the form and mail it along with a check for you fees to the address noted on the form

The Holiday Inn is off of George Washington Memorial Highway, (Route 17) and also easily navigated from Interstate 64. Click here for map.  The show field is adjacent to the hotel on the grounds of ECPI University. Trailer parking is across the street in the Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters (CHKD) parking lot. Vendors, car market and food trucks will be set up close to the show field.

Room rates are $135.00 for all rooms. Buffet breakfast is included for 2. Additional occupants in a room can receive the buffet breakfast for $7.00 per person. These rooms can be reserved by calling 757-223-2110. Our group code is ODMA. Reservations can also by made online.  Click here. Deadline for room reservations is Friday, May 3, 2019.

AACA Judging School will be available late Friday afternoon, June 7, 2019 at 4:00PM at the hotel You will receive judging credit for attending the class and this will also enable you to judge at AACA National shows for the remainder of 2019.

Enjoy your dinner at the Burger Theory restaurant, City Center area, or on your relaxing ride to our venue, but also plan on joining us for a unique dessert bar social ($15) 7:30 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. Friday evening, June 7, 2019. Continue the social atmosphere at the Burger Theory fire pit patio,

On show day, Saturday June 8, 2019, lunch will be offered by food vendors on site or you can enjoy a delicious lunch at Burger Theory in the Holiday Inn hotel.

After the show, the awards banquet ($40 per person) is 6:30 p.m. Saturday June 8, 2019 in the Holiday Inn with a social hour (cash bar) from 5:30-6:30. The gift drawing will conclude at the end of the banquet.

Come join us for a fun weekend.

Spectators welcome and free.

2019 AACA Winter Meet

 2019 AACA Winter Meet Brochure

Join us in 
Ocala, Florida
for the
2019 Winter 
National Meet
February 21-23
Registration Deadline: 
February 1, 2019
Please help us make this AACA National Meet a success!!
Start Thursday with an Ice Cream Social at the 
National Parts Depot Car Collection.
Friday Tour the Gypsy Gold Farm
 Caravan or carpool to the Gypsy Gold Farm in Ocala for a 2-hour tour of the farm with lecture by the owner and staff of these unusual and beautiful 
Gypsy Vanner Horses that were originally bred in England to pull 
Gypsy Caravan Wagons during the 19th century.
Friday Tour the Silver Springs State Park

 Round-trip bus transportation to the famous Silver Springs State Park just outside Ocala affords a look at a 200-acre park that was one of the 

main tourist attractions in Florida before Disney arrived.
Saturday is the Winter Meet at the College of Central Florida, Ocala, FL.
The host hotel is sold out, but the Courtyard by Marriott, 3712 SW 38th Ave, Ocala, FL 34474, has rooms available with a special rate for AACA members.  Please call 352-237-8000 and mention AACA. 
Please share this invite with all your fellow members!
 or call National at 717-534-1910 for registration materials.

2019 AACA Annual Meeting, Philadelphia PA, Feb 7-9

83rd AACA 
Annual Meeting
February 7-9, 2019
Philadelphia 201 Hotel
(Formerly the Sheraton 
Philadelphia Downtown Hotel)
Philadelphia, PA
Special note: If you have already registered for the Annual Meeting, thank you! This email was sent out to all AACA members as a reminder about the meeting in general, registration deadlines and to provide the most up-to-date seminar schedule.
Remember, you must be a current AACA member to attend the Annual Meeting.
Photos courtesy of the Hershey Region AACA
Have you ever attended the AACA Annual Meeting before? 
Then you know what a good time it is! The camaraderie of members, the celebration of our beloved hobby and AACA, the educational seminars, the trade show vendors and the special receptions and dinners make this an event not to be missed. The special guests, Youth Program, National Awards Banquet and one of the largest Judging Schools of the year only add to the list of reasons why YOU should be attending the Annual Meeting.
Never been to the Annual Meeting before? 
Isn’t it about time you find out what all the hype is about?! Join about 1,000 of your fellow AACA members and experience a weekend to remember!
Meeting Registration Deadline: February 1
HURRY! Hotel Room Reservation Deadline Extended: January 25
If you have any issues booking your room, please contact Chelsea Cioppi (Group Rooms Coordinator) at 215-448-2963 ext. 6415 or [email protected].
Note: This schedule is subject to change. Be sure to pick up the most up-to-date schedule on site at registration.
Don’t miss these event highlights:
  • First Lady’s Breakfast: AACA First Lady June Peterson-Crane will host this Friday morning breakfast tradition in the Horizons Ballroom on the top floor of the hotel. June’s guest speaker is Constance Smith, the author of Damsels in Design: Women Pioneers in the Automotive Industry, 1939-1959. Constance herself is a former General Motors designer. We have a feeling you will not want to miss this! This event is open to all members – you just need to purchase your tickets.
  • Special Focus on Women in Automotive History! AACA First Lady June Peterson-Crane wanted to do something special at this year’s Annual Meeting and has put together a track of seminars focused on Women in Automotive History. The seminars include topics such as female automotive innovators and the racing career and life of Joan Newton Cuneo. They will focus on the contributions women have made to the auto industry, as well as the influence they have had on cars and this hobby.
  • 53 Educational Seminars! Topics include: restoration and maintenance tips, market value trends, estate planning, several automobilia & collection topics, spray chrome, modern motor oils, battery care, cleaning tips, touring safely, collector car fraud, buying & selling cars at auction, using the internet to find what you need, several AACA judging-related topics, automotive upholstery and much more!
  • National Awards Banquet: A chance to celebrate and honor our members’ achievements in grand style – 66 car-related awards, 20 service awards and 37 master editor and webmaster awards will be presented this year!
  • Annual Trade Show: 26 specialty vendors, hand-picked just for AACA members will be participating this year including: American AutoWire, Eastern Etching, D & D Automobilia, This Ole Coupe, NuPrint, Battery Saver/Granite Digital and more! Click here for a complete vendor list.
Both the Publications Seminar and Webmasters’ Forum are open to ALL members. Are you currently involved in your region/chapter publications or website? Do you want to be? Or do you just want to learn more? Everyone is welcome!

NEW THIS YEAR! FREE Philadelphia Auto Show tickets
 will be available to attendees for Friday evening! More details 
will be announced soon on how to get your tickets.

We can’t wait to see you in Philadelphia!
Photos courtesy of the Hershey Region AACA
The AACA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, has served as the country’s premier resource for the collectible vehicle community since its formation in 1935. Through its national office, publications, online forums, Library and membership, the Club has assisted countless individuals, historians and collectors, along with other libraries and museums, in the quest to preserve and enjoy the antique automobile experience.
AACA | 501 W Governor Rd, Hershey, PA 17033 | 717-534-1910 | www.aaca.org

2019 Dues

Don’t forget to send in your membership forms to John Mitchell.  Dues and forms are due by the end of January in order to be included on the AACA roster. Remember to renew AACA membership as well as you must be an AACA national member in order to join at the local level.   2019 HVPR AACA membership form

Fall Charlotte Auto Fair Date Change

Fall Date Change – Charlotte AutoFair
Charlotte AutoFair Fall Date Change
The Hornets Nest Region, AACA is pleased to announce the Fall Charlotte AutoFair collector vehicle flea market and car show will change to October beginning with 2019.  Charlotte AutoFair will take place Thursday-Friday-Saturday October 17-19, 2019 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  The Fall event change will not affect the Spring Charlotte AutoFair schedule which will continue as planned for April.  Charlotte AutoFair is the huge Southeast collector vehicle event well known nationally as one of the premier automotive events.   
The Carolina Blue October days will include delightful weather for Charlotte AutoFair with sunshine and a hint of fall in the air.  A benefit to all hobbyists will be the great consecutive weekends of Carlisle, Hershey and Charlotte collector vehicle flea markets.  This will allow automotive vendors to travel easily between these three venues to provide their services to all hobbyists and restorers. 
Spring Charlotte AutoFair will take place Thursday thru Sunday April 4-7, 2019 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.  Spring and Fall schedules for 2019-2024 may be viewed at charlotte-autofair.com.
More information contact:  Mel Carson 704-841-1990
Mel Carson
Executive Director 
Hornets Nest Region, AACA 
Hornets Nest Region, AACA
9307-H Monroe Road
Charlotte NC 28270

Project 55 Dodge fire truck on Display at Historic Yorktown

The York County “Project 55 ” restored 1955 Dodge Fire Truck is pictured along side Yorktown residents George and Linda Bennett’s 1949 Daimler DB 18 car during the Christmas Parade at the Christmas market on Main Street in the Yorktown Historic District on Saturday morning, December 1.2018. The Bennett’s Daimler joined George McCaulley’s 1955 Buick Special and John Wyatt’s 1950 Ford F1 Truck from the Historic Virginia Peninsula Region – AACA (HVPR-AACA) for the enjoyment of the droves of shoppers that attended the market. HVPR members were part of the team that worked on the “Project 55” Fire truck’s restoration.

Yorktown Crier article

2019 Old Dominion Meet to be hosted by HVPR 7-8 June 2019

2019 Old Dominion Meet – UPDATE

 June 7-8 2019. 46th Annual Old Dominion Meet-AACA, Holiday Inn City Center, 980 Omni Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23606. Friday ,judging workshop, welcome reception/ Ice Cream Social . Saturday Car Show 8 am-3 pm. Awards Banquet .  “As Built” Stock vehicles (AACA style judging),  Pre registration only- $20.00.. Restaurant on site. DJ, Car Corral and Flea Market  ) Meet hosted by the Historic Virginia  Peninsula Region (HVPR)-AACA- Celebrating our 50th Anniversary!.  Meet Chair Tony  Scarpelli HVPR   [email protected] 757-810-1600. For latest  car show info, and registration forms visit  www.hvpr.aaca.com and the HVPR  face book page. Spectators welcome and free.