I want to thank the Lake Erie Region board, first for giving me the
opportunity to be president and second, for all the great work they
do during the year to make this club a success. None of our
activities, including this one, would happen if it weren’t for
their dedication. Despite this being turbulent times not only in
Washington but also at the AACA national level, I look forward to
the upcoming year. We already have an almost full schedule of fun
and enlightening activities planned for 2017. Not to say that anyone
who has an idea shouldn't step forward. Quite the contrary, we
welcome all ideas and will make room for them along with supporting
anyone who would like to initiate an activity idea. I look forward
to a nice day for the car show and I personally plan to move forward
with our youth group initiative with revitalized zeal this year. So
in closing I would like to thank the LER members for their support.
Please let people know about our group and what advantages there are
to being a member. Ultimately, our continued success and prosperity
relies on you, the members, being active and promoting this
Thank you and Happy 2017,
Chuck Facklam, the 64th LER President
The Lake Erie Region of the Antique
Automobile Club of America was formed in November 1952. Rudy
Ribbeck's Auto Service on Old Bailey Avenue at Seneca Street was
used for meetings. During the summer of 1952, a group of old
car lovers would go to parades, etc., and soon the required minimum
of 15 members was achieved in order to petition the National AACA
for a Region.
The following individuals were part
of the original 15 members:
William M. Cryan, Caryl Paul, Garold Seifert, Dorothy Cryan, Howard
Holmes, Dr. Robert Britt, Rudy Ribbeck, Franklin Schweitzer, Stephen
Schimolski, Frank Stabell.
The Club was first organized under the name of
Lake Erie Region of Western New York, and three years later it was
changed to Lake Erie Region of AACA.
Our First Officers
from 1952 to 1953
|Secretary / Treasurer
|Three Executive Board Members
||Dr. Robert Britt, Caryl Paul,
In 1952, local dues were $1.50 a year and national dues
were $6.00 a year.