Activities

Come Join Us!

The New Jersey Region AACA is an incredibly active chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America, with events and activities occurring almost every weekend of the year. We take road trips, participate in parades and classic car shows, have picnics and other local activities for fun and to appreciate our vintage vehicles. Plus, we also do our part to serve our communities with frequent visits to assisted living facilities. We’re a family and friend oriented organization and with all of our activities, there’s something that will excite everyone!

67th ANNUAL ANTIQUE CAR SHOW & FLEA MARKET

Mennen Arena – 161 East Hanover Avenue – Morristown, NJ 07960
 
SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018 (Rain or Shine)
Gates open at 9:00 A.M.
Spectator Donation $3.00

  • Pre-Registration $10.00 – Day of Show $20.00. No charge for pre-1928 vehicles if pre-registered.
  • 10 X 20 Flea Market Spaces – Pre-Registration $20.00 – Day of Show $25.00
  • All vehicles must be 1993 or earlier
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd place trophies in 16 AACA recognized classes including Display class for AACA certified HPOF vehicles (Historic Preservation of Original Features); Class For Brass Era Vehicles Through 1915; Modified vehicles – Through 1993
  • Special awards for the best 1918 & 1968 vehicles
  • Judging starts promptly at Noon
  • A UL approved fire extinguisher is required for entrance to show field

Registration Info – Vince DeLisi, 219 N Martine Avenue, Fanwood, NJ 07023 Tel: 908-803-1570; email – vincentdelisi@comcast.net
Show Info: Pete Cullen – 973-650-2957
Flea Market Info: Joe DeFreitas – 908-812-7485

Spring Meet Application Forms

PIG ROAST TOUR – SATURDAY, JUNE 23rd, 2018

The pig roast will be held at the Woodmeier Farm located at 225 Rock Road West in West Amwell , NJ.  Hosted by Bruce and Linda Meier attractions will include pony rides, hay rides, antique tractor display and a full catered pig roast. Trophies will be awarded in six categories.

It is requested that participants drive a car over 25 years old.

Time: 8:30 AM: Meet at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse parking lot, Rte 173, Clinton, NJ
Cost: $10.00 per person donation… under 17 free
Registration deadline: June 1, 2018
Make checks payable to: NJ Region AACA
Mail To: Denise Tuck – 1284 Millstone River Rd. Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Phone: 609-240-1561

Download the Pig Roast Tour Registration Form HERE

Highlights

Annual Spring Meet

Our annual spring meet is one of the most highly regarded events by both members and non-members of our club. The New Jersey Region is one of the few regions that judges cars by national AACA standards for originality and condition in 16 classes awarding 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards in each class. In addition to class judging special awards are issued for the best 100 year old car and best 50 year old car on the field that day. There are other “members only” awards issued for best unrestored vehicles in 5 classes. Special event dash plaques are issued to the first 250 cars entered.

Held at the Mennen Arena in Morristown, NJ the first Sunday in May annually the Spring meet also includes a flea market, car corral and food vendors. Open to the general public this event draws many spectators who are admitted for a modest donation.

 

Touring Events

 

Whether you prefer a one day tour or a few days away enjoying fun, friends and food with your fellow club members the New Jersey Region provides either or both. Annual tours such as our “Spring Fling” or “Fall Foliage Tour” are favorites that are enjoyed by many every year and span several days. The single day tours such as our “Mystery Tour”, “Barbeque car Tour” and “Pig Roast Tour” are single day events that are fun for the entire family. If you think you require an expensive classic car to engage in these activities, think again. Any automobile 25 years or older meets AACA qualifications.

For those of us who enjoy driving our old cars touring events provide us the opportunity to follow pre-planned safe routes and enjoy with friends the interesting sites and activities the tourmaster has planned along the way.

Car Shows

There are always several car shows planned to attend as a group. We are all proud of our old cars and enjoy the opportunity to show them off. Attending these shows usually offer food concessions, activities and promote the opportunity to set up a recruiting table to promote our club to other car club members. Many of our members belong to “Marque” clubs such as Studebaker, Hudson, Model A, Buick etc. and feel that AACA membership enhances the enjoyment of their hobby.

Assisted Living Facility Visits

Our New Jersey Region prides itself in offering visitations to many nursing home and assisted living facilities. Many of our members chair these events. The number of members participating varies but we get some great old cars at every event. We are usually treated to either a breakfast or lunch followed by the residents coming out to explore the treasures in the parking lot. The residents vote for the car they like best, arrive at a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner and present gifts to the winners. It is an enjoyable time for both the participants and the residents . 

 

Parades

Our region participates in two Memorial Day parades. Hillsborough Township on the  Saturday preceding the holiday and Madison on Memorial day. Both towns reward our club with a donation for participating. Our members are proud to show their cars to the cheering crowds.

 

Annual Region Picnic

 Our region picnic is second only to our spring meet in the number of members arriving in old cars. Of course, all are welcome in whatever you wish to drive. Normally occurring in the month of August many members prefer the comfort of air conditioning for their travels. A shortened version of our monthly meeting is held in order to get to the best part…..THE FOOD. The club provides the basics but many club members bring some of their own delicacies to share. Fun an socializing with friends is the best part.

 

Autumn Outing

 

The Autumn Outing is held at the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse and features a dinner/show preceded by a wine and cheese party held in the parking lot prior to show time. The playhouse staff reserves a special parking area close to the entrance for display of our antique cars. During intermission the other guests are invited to view the cars and vote for their favorite. Prizes are awarded to the owners of the top three cars.

Annual Awards Banquet

An Awards Banquet is held every January to recognize outstanding members accomplishments of the preceding year. This banquet is also for swearing in the current years officers.

National Events

The New Jersey Region AACA is only part of the bigger national club. With approximately 400 regions and chapters and more than 60,000 members the AACA is the largest car club in the world. We encourage members to participate in the many benefits and activities they offer.

  • Participate in the national judging program. There is an elaborate judges training program and continuing judges education classes available
  • Show your car at national shows. There are classes for show cars, drivers, original cars, motorcycles, racecars, trucks, fire trucks and many more. Win nationally respected awards.
  • Register for national tours. There are well organized interesting tours in all parts of the country. It’s a great way to meet new friends, travel to new places and enjoy driving our cars.
  • Use the AACA world renowned Library and research center. Take advantage of the limited free research time allotted to all AACA members.

Upcoming Events

Apr
19
Thu
AACA Western Spring Meet @ Tuscon, AZ (Tuscon Region)
Apr 19 – Apr 21 all-day
Apr
23
Mon
Road trip to NB Center for American Automotive
Apr 23 all-day

Abe Platt chair.

Apr
28
Sat
DQ Exhibition @ Washington NJ
Apr 28 all-day

Bill Pritchett Chair

Apr
29
Sun
Spring Meet Judging Seminar
Apr 29 all-day

Ed Geller chair

May
3
Thu
712th Monthly Meeting
May 3 @ 8:00 pm

VFW, Morris Plains

May
6
Sun
67th Annual Spring Meet @ Mennen Arena, Morristown, NJ
May 6 all-day

Pete Cullen, Chair

   

AACA is the largest car club in the world with over 60,000 members