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Antique Automobile Club of America and the AACA Appalachian Region present AACA National Fall Meet in Bristol!

August 08, 2011

Thousands of vintage car, truck, and motorcycle fans are expected in Bristol this year for the AACA Southeastern National Fall Meet, highlighting “AACA Original” unrestored cars showing in AACAs Historic Preservation of Original Features Class. The three-day event is a celebration of Americas passion for the automobile with AACA members from across the U.S. showing original and restored vehicles of all types from the early days of motoring up to and including 1986 . Highlights include a Downtown Bristol Cruise-In on Friday night featuring entertainment for AACA members by renowned male vocalist Ivan Parker at the historic Paramount Theater, followed by the AACA National Show on Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway. Participation in Saturdays show and other special AACA events require membership in AACA and pre-registration by July 30, 2011. Friday evening downtown Cruise-in event is open to the general public. All car show displays are free for spectators. For additional information, visit www.aaca.com or contact Ben Zandi @ bz@thetroutdale.com (423) 646-7780. Show registration and membership information contact John Rice @ johnlase@aol.com (423)360-2767

Friday, August 12, 5pm until
The Cruise-In, situated in historic downtown Bristol, is open to the general public and any antique or “special interest” car, truck or motorcycle that creates a feeling of nostalgia, stimulates a memory, or fulfills a fantasy. It will be a perfect opportunity to mix it up with beautiful original and restored antique cars from around the country. The area is populated by area restaurants and shops. Mayberry Deputy David L. Browing will be on hand for entertainment. Entertainment for AACA show registrants will include a concert by Ivan Parker at the historic restored Paramount Theater built in 1931.

AACA Southeastern Fall Meet Car Show at Bristol Motor Speedway
Saturday, August 13, 11am to 3pm
The meet will showcase some of Americas finest antique vehicles from the earliest days of the automobile up to and including stock configured vehicles through 1986.The show feature will be “AACA Original” vehicles showing in AACAs Historic Preservation of Original Features Class. “AACA Orginal” vehicles are some of the finest maintained unrestored vehicles known including interesting barn find antiques. These cars will be displayed together in their own area of the show field. Early registrations include a 1905 Packard, a 1939 American Bantam Station Wagon, and many other marques of all years including Delorean, Crosley, Triumph, MG, Chalmers, Cushman, Volkswagen, as well as a host of GM, Ford, and Chrysler Vehicles. Membership in AACA is required to show a car. Contact John Rice for more information on participating (423)360-2767

About Antique Automobile Club of America
AACA is the worlds oldest and largest organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of vehicles of all types 25 years old and older. Founded in 1935, AACA has members in 50 states and more than 50 countries, and publishes a world class magazine Antique Automobile . It is headquartered in Hershey Pennsylvania. For more information or to become a member go to www.aaca.com or phone (717) 534-1910