The Lake Erie Region of the
Antique Automobile Club of America

Photo Album
Lake Erie Region Events, Classic & Members' Cars


LER Overnighter
September 2018
Photos by Barb Noonan

     Hosts Elaine & John Haid did it again! They put together an excellent 'Overnight Event' that was filled with activities and restaurants that were enjoyable and delicious. As we drove through the countryside on Saturday before lunch, we noticed the muffler on our '57 Chevy was getting louder and louder.  By the time we stopped for lunch at the Arkport Cafe, we knew it needed to be fixed. While everyone ate lunch, Ray found a muffler shop and had a new muffler installed.  After lunch, our group waited on the porch of the restaurant, enjoying each others company while we waited for Ray to return. Our next stop was the Curtiss Museum that contained a huge assortment of historical planes, cars, motorcycles, model planes, boats and more as well as an informative video.  Once we finished touring the museum, we were free to go a short distance to our hotel, or some members opted to go to the car show in town as well as watch the bi-planes taking off and landing on Lake Keuka. Dinner was held at the historic Restaurant 209 in town and it was delicious. Everyone had an opportunity to socialize prior to being served, as well as take in the beautiful high ceilings, windows that when to the floor, antique furniture and a beautiful barroom in the restaurant.
     Sunday morning brought some coolness and mist that burned off during the day. After breakfast, we headed to the Pleasant Valley Wine Company that had a story to tell about making wine over the years followed by some wine tasting (and before lunch even!). I saw any number of members leave the gift shop with a bottle or two (me included). We were then bused up a steep hill to an historical building that was donated by the wine company to the Boat Museum. This museum had a wide variety of old wooden boats, including pleasure boats, canoes, speed boats, sail boats, row boats and more. The decor painted on the walls of the museum was all themed to go with the boats on display. Finally, we moved to the lowest level of the museum where barrels of wine used to be kept, for a farewell lunch.  Everyone expressed their thanks to our hosts for a fabulous two-day tour; a job well done!
Watch for pictures coming  soon!

LER Mystery Tour
August 2018
Photos by Lon Wilson
Our Mystery Tour, hosted by Ron Billo and Al Forster, was a fantastic day with clear skies and HOT for the 55 members and guests who attended. There was a good showing of classic cars and trucks, just under 20 plus many moderns. Our first stop was at the Made in American Store in East Aurora where we met the owner and toured the new store. Then it was on to Frank Bork's collection of cars at Lime Lake in Delevan. He has a great collection of classic cars and auto memorabilia. From there it was on to the Iron Kettle in East Aurora for a fantastic buffet. The food was great and at the end we were told to help ourselves to the desserts table; take out cartons were already there.

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LER Rustbuster
May 2018
Photos by Lon Wilson
The Rustbuster is our first outdoor tour of the year and a great time to get the cars out of storage and run them through their paces. Hosts, Chuck Facklam and Mike Mesi, gathered the participating cars in the south towns, and took us on a tour through some beautiful southern-tier countryside with a destination of the Frank Lloyd Wright designed home, Graycliff, on the banks of Lake Erie.  Graycliff had recently received a government grant for restoration and work was well underway for our tour.  We were encouraged to return in the late fall to see the results of this work. 
After our tour, we enjoyed a meal at a nearby restaurant, also on Lake Erie.  

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LER Annual Banquet & Officer Installation
January 2018
Photos by Lon Wilson
Our Annual Banquet & Officer Installation is held every year in January. This year's, hosted by Mary Beth Facklam and Sue Yearke, was another great celebration of the Lake Erie Region's installation of the new board members as well the presentation of awards to members for activity participation and achievements. The banquet theme of the Roaring 20's brought out a great variety of flapper costumes and gangster attire and was an enjoyable evening for all who attended.

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LER Christmas Party
December 2017
Photos by Lon Wilson
Our annual Christmas Party brought out a record number of members to enjoy a delicious family-style meal, some cute Christmas elves, and a chance to enjoy each others company. This event was hosted by Lynelle Schloerb and Darlene Powers and included a visit from Santa who taught some members how to ring bells to favorite Christmas tunes. In addition, beautiful baskets created by Darlene, were given out as door prizes and an assortment of children's gifts were collected for donation to Children's Hospital.

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LER Fall Foliage Tour
October 2017
Photos by Lon Wilson
Hosted by John & Elaine Haid began with a country ride to the Halloway House for a champagne brunch. After a delicious meal and a celebration to our hosts for their 40th anniversary, we visited a carriage museum.

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Lake Erie Region Overnighter 
September 9 & 10, 2017

Photos by Lon Wilson
Our annual overnighter was co-hosted by Chuck Facklam and Ken Knoll.  The tour traveled first to the Grape Heritage Center and then on to Bemus Point on Chautauqua Lake. After lunch, members toured the Lawson Center, an antique boat museum that contains some of the area's historical pictures and some beautiful boats. The historic Lenhart Hotel, the sole remaining 1890's hotel built on Chautauqua Lake was the overnight retreat. An excellent dinner was served at the Bemus Point Casino and contained photos of famous performers who had been there. On Sunday morning, the group toured Midway Park, an historic amusement park that operates several Allen Herschell rides. The hotel and park were open just for our club. 58 members and guests attended this event with 16 vintage vehicles and 10 modern cars. 

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Lake Erie Region's Awesome Autos
July 2011 on the banks of Lake Ontario in Wilson, NY
photos by Barb Noonan

If you are interested in an 8x10 print of your car, contact Barb Noonan.

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Stevo & Lana Baich
1946 Buick
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Mark Schleicher
1954 Packard
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Gary & Linda Harrod
1937 Chevrolet
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Roger Ware 
1955 Ford
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Mark & Sue Yearke
1969 Chevelle
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Bob & Eileen MacDonald
Mustang Cobra
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Fred & Betty Coon
1949 Ford
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Jerre & Noreen Walker
1936 Ford
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Donald & Carol Conklin
1939 Ford
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Russ & Jackie Galbo
1969 Buick Skylark
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Don & Doris Warnick
1951 Chevrolet
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Jennifer & Mark Przybylski
1973 Charger
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Fred & Connie Warnick
1953 Chevrolet
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Chuck Facklam
1966 International
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Gary & Vallie Alt
1935 Chevrolet
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Paul & Donna Crowley
1953 Chevrolet
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John & Elaine Haid
1967 Buick Skylark
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Paul Troppman
1975 Chevrolet Caprice
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Ed Ferber
1957 Chevrolet
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Joe & Peggy Bropst
1963 Corvair
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Paul Vergils
1935 Dodge
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Steve & Kathy Vaccaro
1968 Chevelle
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Lon & Valerie Wilson
1970 Cougar
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Bob & Peggy Nash
1938 Chevrolet

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Ray & Barb Noonan
1955 Buick
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George Nash
1968 Cadillac