2008 AACA
National Tours

AACA Southeastern Divisional Tour
Birmingham, AL
April 15-19

Hosted by the Dixie Region

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The AACA Dixie Region welcomes you to “Alabama the Beautiful” and Birmingham “The Magic City”. Come and enjoy our hospitality, spring weather and foliage. We have three interesting tour days near Birmingham planned for your enjoyment on secondary roads. No interstate driving will be necessary and each day’s drive is less than 90 miles.


HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TOUR:


Wed. April 15
: The fun begins with a welcome reception.


Thurs. April 16: Visit Barber Motorsports Vintage Motorsports museum (home of the largest motorcycle and Lotus car collections in the world) We continue to the Bass Pro Shop (one of the newest and largest) and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens (optional visit to Birmingham Zoo).


Fri. April 17: Visit Tannehill State Park and museum (this museum explains the history of the Birmingham steel industry and craft cabins display local Alabama craftsmen) and Vulcan Park/museum (where the statue of Vulcan is located and Birmingham’s history is told). Vulcan was sculpted by artist Giuseppe Moretti for steel town Birmingham as an exhibit for the Palace of Mines and Metallurgy at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. He was (and still is) the world's largest cast metal statue and the largest statue ever made in the U.S. His height was originally planned for 50 feet, but when Birmingham learned that a pagan Buddha in Tokyo stood 52 feet tall, they made their pagan Vulcan four feet taller.


Sat. April 18: We will visit the private antique car museum of Ron and Liz Moore (many Classics and coffee break), Old Car Heaven (mostly Mopar). We will then travel to the very interesting Birmingham Civil Rights Institute which chronicles the civil rights struggle. Saturday evening we will enjoy the closing banquet at Christ Church United Methodist.


Tour Information: Registrar: Jan Hyche - jhyche9787@charter.net


Tour Director: Ernie Gauld egauld@centurytel.net


Asst. Tour Director and Route Chair: Bill Gardner wsgardne@southernco.com


Host Hotel: Drury Inn and Suites
3510 Grandview Parkway
Birmingham, Alabama 35243
205 967-2450
Mention AACA for a rate of $79.00 per night plus tax. 
 

WEB SITE: DIXIE Region
 

Founders Tour
Midland Texas
May 4-9

AACA Founders Tour (1932-1984 vehicles)
Hosted by West Texas Region

Glidden Tour
Golden, CO
August 22-28

AAA Glidden Tour (1942 and earlier cars)
Hosted by Rocky Mountain Region

 

WEB SITE: ROCKY MOUNTAIN Region

AACA Vintage Tour
Fuquay-Varina, NC
October 26-30

For vehicles 1931 and older

Note: This is a change from previous years

Hosted by: Brass-Nickel Touring Region
 

Tour Chairman:  Barker and Judy Edwards


Host Hotel:
Comfort Inn
7616 Purfoy Rd
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
919.557.9000


Rate: $69.95/night plus tax

 

A block of rooms have been reserved until October 11, 2009. When making your reservation, please request the block of rooms for the AACA Vintage Tour.

 

More details will be posted later! Please check back.