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History

In 1964 fifteen Pinellas County, Florida, people applied to become a chapter of the Florida Region, Antique Automobile Club of America, in Winter Haven. A President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and a name had to be selected. It was decided on the West Coast Chapter. Florida Region approved and the papers were sent to National. They approved us and we officially became a Chapter February 4, 1965.

In 1972, we applied to become a Region. The Florida Region approved and sent our papers to National, which approved our Club as the Florida West Coast Region on February 4, 1973. The last President of the West Coast Chapter was Steve Wooldridge, and the first President of the Florida West Coast Region was Harold Walter.

Our region has also sponsored the approval of the Hillsborough Region in Tampa and the Richey Region in New Port Richey. We hosted a National Show in February 1989 and in February 1998. February 1998 also marked our 25th Anniversary as a Region.