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The Lake Erie Region of the
Antique Automobile Club of America

Youth Chapter News

The The AACA Lake Erie Region 
Youth Chapter

Thanks was received from Joe Greco, Chair of the car show at the Buffalo History Museum, to the youth judges from LER for their excellent work in judging. Chuck Facklam and Bob Nash were their mentors.

From the Youth Director, Chuck Facklam:
Our youth group is going strong!  

Our LER AACA Youth Chapter  

  Our LER AACA youth chapter started the summer with a combination judging school and fun day. The spot chosen for this years judging school was Como Park , primarily because of its extensive park roadway system.  Our own AACA Master judge, Bob Nash, did the honors once again training our newest youth chapter member along with a few of our adult members in the art of AACA vehicle judging. Then several members who had graciously brought their vehicles as examples for judging school, took the kids for rides around the park.  


   Fred Coon's Model A rumble seat was the hit of the day, even when it was a tight fit!  A Ride in Mark Yearke's 1969 SS Chevelle or Mike Mesi 1969 Z28 Camaro was sure to put a smile on their face!  After a cruise in the Baich's 1948 Buick, the high school age members all suggested they wanted to use it for their Prom!  And then came our 2016 LER Car Show. The Youth Chapter turned out in force to help in many ways. Christian Benning, Bryan Busch, Millard Ellis, Mike Kaplin, Brandon Miskell, and Phil Tripi helped park cars, distribute water and all judged multiple classes. The Youth Chapter also was the primary cleanup crew making my life immensely easier.

 The week after the show we had a picnic at my house. My real motive was to clean out and organize the club trailer whose responsibility was recently turned over to me. Anyone helping with the show setup can testify that finding anything in the club trailer had become a major chore after years of collecting show leftovers. Under Mike Mesi and my supervision, the Youth Chapter went right to work emptying it, sorting through the contents and reorganizing what was to be kept despite temperatures in the mid 90's. As the picture below testifies, you can now walk into the trailer (Something impossible in the many years I have worked with it!) and find all the registration, judging and field layout items easily.  

 Chuck Facklam, Youth Chapter Coordinator

For more information, contact Chuck at cfacklam@roadrunner.com or 716-254-3926