Upcoming Events for 2013
(Please note: Contents subject to change)
4 Saturday - Triangle Chapter Meet, Raleigh NC
4 Saturday - Cruise Night at the Bojangles' on Hwy 55 in Grantsboro. 5pm - dark.
21 Tuesday - First Capital Chapter monthly meeting at the Golden Coral – 6pm.
18 Saturday - Colonial Capital Rods and Classics Cruise Night at the Bojangles' on Hwy 70 in New Bern. 5pm until Dark.
18 Saturday - Alamance Region Meet, Burlington NC
23rd Annual AACA Antique Automobile Show
Coming Saturday, May 11, 2013 - Middle Street, New Bern, NC
To enter a vehicle in this year's Antique Automobile Show in downtown New Bern, CLICK HERE to download a registration form and follow the directions on the form. For more details about the show CLICK HERE to view and download our show flyer.
The First Capital Chapter of the AACA wants to thank everyone that has purchased an advertisement for our 23rd Annual AACA Antique Automobile Show program book. We are looking forward to a great show on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Hope to see you there!
To date, the following businesses and organizations have purchased an advertisement:
Warren & Miller Dentistry Big "W" Hobbies Mitchell Hardware
Trent Woods Prof.Center New Bern, NC New Bern, NC
Big"M" Equipment, LLC Fairfield HARBOUR New Bern Art Works
Bridgeton, NC New Bern, NC New Bern, NC
James City Historical Society, Inc AT YOUR FINGER TIPS Off The Top Of Your Head
James City, NC New Bern, NC New Bern, NC
East Carolina Automotive Boyd’s Barber Shop The Carolina Bagel Co
New Bern, NC New Bern, NC New Bern, NC
American Marine GBI Hobbies Fleming Chiropractic
New Bern, NC Havelock, NC New Bern, NC
Bear Hands Art Factory Overhead Door Morris Auto Shop
New Bern, NC New Bern, NC New Bern, NC
Lois Fleming, D.C Cella Ford Fastenal
New Bern, NC New Bern, NC New Bern, NC
Sammy's Sandblasting White's Tires
New Bern, NC New Bern, NC
First Capital attends Regional Show at Mikes Farm in Beulaville
Saturday April 27th members of the First Capital chapter set off to Mikes Farm in Beulaville, NC for the Regional Meet. Marshall Van Winkle, Zach and his wife Cheryl, Fred and wife Annette Wagner, Charles Wells and Barbara, along with Richard Farrow. A great venue and great food. The weather cooperated, with great skies and cool temps. Everybody came home with some hardware (ie: trophies), hospitality was great, and the regional host did a wonderful job.
2013 Officers Installed
New officers were installed during the annual chapter Christmas party. Richard Farrow succeeds past president Zach Simons and Kenneth Rowe replaces Charles Wells as VP. The treasurer, Michael Wilson, and secretary, John Bennett, will continue in those positions from last year. The executive board members Marilyn Hauser and Ben Watford will remain on the board for another term. Zach Simons will move in to the Ex Officio spot.
|President Richard Farrow||Vice President Kenneth Rowe|
|To see the rest of the officers, click here.|
New Bern Antique Automobile club
shows support for local charities
First Capital Chapter president Richard Farrow (in Santa hat), assisted by Fred Wagner, delivers food and toys to Captain Ray Morton of the New Bern Salvation Army. The food and toys were donated by the members of the First Capital Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America and they were delivered in Richard Farrow’s 1928 Ford Convertible Pick-up truck. Earlier, the truck made a stop at the Religious Community Services Food Pantry and delivered a similar load of groceries.
1st Capital Christmas Party a Big Success!
|Tuesday, December the 11th was the night of our 2012 Christmas Party. While it was wet and drizzly outside, it was warm and cozy inside the Emerald Clubhouse. As the members streamed in and greeted each other, others were milling about having hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. As much as I hate to play “dress up,” I have to admit we did look really nice …at least once a year! After a bit, the servers started bringing out our dinner. The beef tenderloin was as perfect as any I’ve ever had and the meal portions were generous as well. I can only imagine the folks that requested the salmon were just as pleased.|
|After we had finished our meal with coffee and dessert there was a very brief business meeting where the new president, Richard Farrow, was installed. Richard thanked everybody for their support and said, “We will have a good time this year. “ The other officers will remain in place. With that, the meeting was adjourned and we played a “musical chairs” game where the chairs were replaced with Christmas ornaments. Ann Holzberger provided the musical chair music in the form of Christmas carols. Everybody had fun comparing their prizes. Many thanks to all the people that worked so hard, behind the scenes, to make the evening so enjoyable.|
New River Meet 2012
It was a great day for a car show! The air was cool and dry, Saturday morning, making for a very pleasant drive to Jacksonville. The traffic was light and we were there in no time. The show was well attended with about sixty entrants. It was a diverse field with everything from military vehicles to a Rolls Royce drophead. There was a steady flow of people that came out to see the cars. It was good to see families with "little ones" so excited to see our cars. Maybe someday they will be AACA members.
From New Bern, we had Jon Heytota, Marshall Van Winkle, John Bennett and Ken Rowe showing their cars.
Tour to the Muscadine Festival and Liberty Hall in Kenansville
|Saturday morning a group of us headed for Kenansville and the Muscadine Festival. Starting in Bridgeton, we drove through Cove City, Trenton, Comfort, Eagles Nest, Beulaville, and lastly Kenansville. The trip was without incident ..unless losing a hub cap counts as an incident. Otherwise, our old cars made the trip with ease. The group included Marshall Van Winkle (fresh from knee surgery), Rich Farrow, John Bennett, Tom and Elaine Smith, Bob and Margaret Whitley, Zach and Cheryl Simons, Lloyd and Jane Moore, Fred and Annette Wagner and Lou and Ann Holzberger. Special thanks to Lou and Ann for putting the trip together. They took care of the details so all we needed to do was have fun. During a rest stop in Trenton, everyone received a bag of Halloween treats to enjoy along the way. The cookies Ann made were awesome!|
|As we arrived at the Muscadine Festival, the rain showed up too. It stuck around about as long as we did. We quickly figured out what we needed to do to begin sampling the wines provided by approximately 25 different wineries. There was a huge number of wines to sample as each winery had about ten different wines on display. All of the wines were based on the Muscadine grape that grows well in this area. Besides the wine, there were a number of food vendors to choose from. While all this was going on, the Band of Oz provided plenty of beach music. I can see why they are so popular. I would say the festival turnout was very good in spite of the damp conditions.|
Next, we all loaded up and headed for Liberty Hall, the historic home of Thomas Kenan. The house has been faithfully restored and it contains much of the original furniture and appointments from its early days. Our guide was very knowledgeable and she took the time to answer all of our questions.Thanks again to Ann and Lou Holzberger for all the work they did to make the trip so memorable, including the Halloween treats.
Craven County Community College Student
Awarded $1000 AACA Scholarship
Local chapter president Zach Simons (left) congratulates Stephen Perry on being awarded the Marshall Van Winkle Auto Technology Scholarship for 2012/2013. Each year the First Capital Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America selects a deserving student for this scholarship. Stephen is a student at Craven Community College, Vice President of the student body and a member of the campus Automobile Club. He is majoring in Automotive Systems Technology. Upon graduation, Steve plans to apply his training and experience in the local automotive business environment.
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