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The Lake Erie Region of the
Antique Automobile Club of America

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Photo Album Classified

27 Chevy Capitol --class 2 -- Joe Momot.JPG (187564 bytes)

27 Ford Roadster --Class 3 --John Stauder.JPG (202229 bytes)

34 Ford Roadster--Class 2 - Debra Gampietro.JPG (164265 bytes) 38 Buick -- class  1 B --  Tim Cryan.JPG (169990 bytes)

48 Plymouth club coupe --class 1 B --David Lechner.JPG (193298 bytes)

55 Chevy Bel Air -- class 7 -- Orrin Catlin.JPG (206443 bytes)

86 Pontiac Grand Prix LE -- Class 15 -- Mark Hartrich.JPG (169717 bytes)

Cryan, Jeff 1 -- 40 Ford  2 Dr. Sedan.JPG (194288 bytes)

Baich, Steve & Lana 1  -- 46 Buick.JPG (213869 bytes)

Allan, Gordy 1 -- 40 Chevy Pickup.JPG (235938 bytes)

Our club is dedicated to the preservation, restoration and enjoyment of the antique automobile. 
Our focus is on original and authentic condition as well as quality workmanship.  Come join us for Festivities, Fun and Friendship.  
Ownership of a car is not necessary to be a member.
  Lake Erie Region is celebrating our 66th year!

  What's new this month?  Check these out....

Read Chuck Facklam's President's Message for December in Club News.

Our Annual Banquet is coming up in January.  Join us for a very enjoyable western-themed evening.

Check out this interesting automotive articles in Feature Cars & Events
* NEW! Pictures of the LER COLLECTION NIGHT...our indoor meet in November.
* NEW!
Pictures of GEORGE NASHES 100th BIRTHDAY celebration at the Buffalo Transportation Museum.

Take a look at the photos from our spring The Mystery Tour (August) and the Overnighter (September) in the Photo Album.

Can you answer the NEW trivia questions for December on the Club News page?

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Our History

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

Regional Director      Garold Seifert
Assistant Director       Howard Holmes
Secretary / Treasurer William Cryan
Recording Secretary Dorothy Cryan
Three Executive Board Members Dr. Robert Britt, Caryl Paul, Franklin Schweitzer

In 1952, local dues were $1.50 a year and national dues were $6.00 a year.

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