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March 11, 2023 - TRAACA Annual Swap Meet - This year's Swap Meet made a triumphant return to March, once again becoming the kick-off event for Tidewater auto enthusiasts.  Though occasionally gusty, threats of rain never materialized and the day was sunny and dry.  And boy, did participants show up!  Outside spaces were sold out and most of the inside spaces were reserved as well, making this the biggest Swap Meet so far.  There were twelve venders already on the field when Jerry Adams showed up to start registration, and the pace didn't let up all morning.  The inside bake sale was a big success, worked by Tammy Park, Sandy Hall, Toni McChesney, Marion McAlpine, and Dot Parrish, and Carol Milligan took care of the club store table.  Outside, Fred Cole, Mark McAlpine, and Skip Patnode assisted co-chairs Jerry Adams and Bill Treadwell in keeping the madness to a minimum.  The large turnout included lots of spectators and potential customers, plus a wide variety of auto parts, memorabilia, and related items.  Many thanks to all of the TRAACA folks who volunteered, set up, or showed up, with special gratitude to Jerry Adams and Bill Treadwell who made the event happen!


February 18, 2023 - TRAACA Special Sandwich Meeting - Our February meeting was a special Saturday Sandwich meeting hosted by the ever-generous Dewey and Maxine Milligan.  The event took the place of our usual monthly dinner meeting, and was catered by Southland Restaurant.  As usual with any of the special events held at the Milligan's, we had a huge turnout of members and lots of old cars to look at.  Tim Hund started off with a short business meeting, then turned things over for two special announcements.  Ken Talley and Bill Wilcox have put together an overnight tour to the Gloucester area March 25-26 that includes a visit to member Sam Kern's new home/shop facility and a tour of a 1600s church.  Then Barry Basnight announced the 49th Annual TRAACA Fall  Meet, which will be held September 16th. This year's event returns to the Chesapeake City Park after a decade of shows at the Pungo Airport, and features a salute and display for the 70th Anniversary of Corvette, as well as a CPC section - Custom, Personalized, and Contemporary, that will be open to all vehicles. More information will be provided on these activities as it becomes available.  After business, we all settled into pork and chicken bar-b-que sandwiches, slaw, Brunswick Stew, and Beef Vegetable Soup.  Antique vehicles present included Tony Miller's 1925 Model T, Dave and Faye Curl's 1930 Model A Ford Tudor, Bob Stein's 1951 Studebaker Land Cruiser, Ken and Barbara Talley's 1955 Buick Century, Bob and Dot Parrish's 1958 Chevrolet Impala, Wayne and Carol Milligan's 1968 Ford LTD, Scott Davies in Holley Forester's 1969 MGB-GT, Tim Hund's 1970 Mustang Boss, Scott and Michelle Parker's 1971 MGB-GT, Fred Cole's 1972 Cadillac Coupe DeVille, Terry and Sue Bond's 1974 MGB-GT, Nick Smith's 1987 Cadillac SedanDeVille, and Barry Basnight's 1994 Suzuki Sidekick.
February 9-11, 2023 - AACA National Membership Meeting - The AACA National Membership Meeting returned to Williamsburg for 2023, this time in the usual February time frame.  TRAACA was well represented on multiple fronts. Six of the program seminars were presented by members Terry Bond, Tom Cox, and Bob Stein.  TRAACA members also participated in the joint TRAACA/HVPR vehicle display on Saturday, with 17 cars and trucks in a mini-show just outside the convention center entrance.  The special display included Tony Miller's 1925 Model T Ford (driven from Portsmouth!), Paul Fuqua's 1931 Chevrolet, Tony Scarpelli's 1948 Chrysler, Bob Stein's 1951 Studebaker, Bill Coburn's 1985 Camaro, and Bob Powell's 1987 Jaguar. The display caught the attention of area enthusiasts, who brought out a 1949 Buick Roadmaster Ambulance/Hearse, a 1954 Oldsmobile Dune Tour car with original paint, and a 1955 Chevrolet pickup. Member attending the weekend event included Bob and Linda Pellerin, James and Becky Woodall, Richard and Sandy Hall, Bob and Dot Parrish, Harry and Tammy Park, Bill Treadwell, Bob Powell, Sam Kern, Bob and Pam Bond, Neil and Marty Sugermeyer, Tom and Tammy Cox, Wes Neal, Doug and William Grosz, Reggie and Cindi Nash, Tony and Leslie Scarpelli, Terry and Sue Bond, Tim and Phyllis Hund, Bill Coburn and nephew Aiden, and Jim and Donna Elliott.  Terry Bond and Neil Sugermeyer received 50-Year pins for their half-century in AACA. Tom Cox was presented with the Charles E. Duryea Cup in honor of his many years of service to the  AACA Board of Directors.  At the awards banquet, Reggie and Cindi Nash were awarded the AACA Cup Eastern Division for the outstanding restoration of their 1918 Nash. Tim Hund received the S.F. Edge Trophy for his 1933 Morgan Super Sports Aero, and Doug Grosz was presented with his third consecutive Master Editor Award for the region's Mudflap newsletter.  The HVPR's Sheldon Gilliam Sr. was presented with the Lincoln-Continental-Mercury Award for his 1965 Mercury Comet Caliente. (Pictures by Marty Sugermeyer, Cindi Nash, and Bob Stein)


January 19, 2023 - TRAACA Installation and Awards Banquet - This year's Installation and Awards banquet was held in the Hunt Rom of the Founder's Inn in Virginia Beach, and as always, was well attended.  President Tim Hund started off with introductions, and had Nick Smith provide the benediction.  Following the buffet dinner, Tim turned the podium over to Vice President Bill Treadwell for the presentation of awards. First off was recognition of 50-year member Riley Best and Craig and Cheryl Casper.  The Duryea Award for most contributions to AACA overall  was presented to Terry Bond.  The Century Awards for vehicles more than 100 years old went to Richard Hall and Jim Elliott, and the Century Participation Award went to Jim Elliott.  The Bill Holmes - Overland Award for a pre-1927 vehicle most active in AACA events went to Sam Kern for his 1925 Franklin.  The 2023 TRAACA President's Award for greatest contribution to the club went to Marion McAlpine.  Tim Hund was presented with the Restoration Award for his 11-year effort on a 1931 Morgan, and Marty Sugermeyer received the Mud Flap Award for her contributions to the newsletter. The Bartlett Bowl for the most points scored in AACA events went  to Jim Elliott, and the Merritt Horne Participation Award went to Dewey and Maxine Milligan for their constant support of club activities.  The Ivie Lister Award for the highest-scoring British Car went to Tim Hund for , and the Spark Plug Award for contributions to the club was presented to Bob Stein.  The LaLique Award for long-term contributions and leadership for the club was given to Jim Villers, and the Beaulieu Cup for the most points scored with a single vehicle went to Harry Park. That left the Hard Luck trophy, which went to Bob and Linda Pellerin in commemoration of the theft of their 1937 Volvo.  Linda gave a brief overview of the theft for those who had not already heard.  Bob Parrish then took over for the installation of 2023 TRAACA officers. Somehow always managing to come up with a different theme every year, this year's ceremony followed the invaluable chocolate bar.  He gave each board member (Herbert Mumford, Paul Fuqua, Nick Smith, and Fred Cole) a different variation of the basic Hershey bar, then presented incoming treasurer Harry Park, secretary Doug Grosz, vice-president Bill Treadwell, and president Tim Hund with candy bars that had a punny link to their duties.  Tim Hund closed the evening after presenting Thank You awards to departing board members Skip Patnode, Tammy Park, Dick Chipchack, and Jerry Adams.


January 13-15, 2023 - HRADA International Car Show - One of the biggest displays at the 2023 HRADA International Car Show held this past weekend at the Virginia Beach Convention Center was a collection of antique vehicles presented by TRAACA and HVPR members. TRAACA members in the display included Terry Bond's 1912 Triumph Motorcycle, Tim Hund's 1929 Auburn 890 Speedster Boattail, Paul Fuqua's 1931 Chevrolet Independence Coupe, Bill Wilcox's 1932 Packard 903 Convertible Sedan, Sam Kern's 1942 Ford Jeep GPW, Tony Scarpelli's 1948 Chrysler Town and Country Convertible, Jere Avenson's 1954 Packard Patrician, Darlene Hook's 1955 Ford Club Sedan, Keith Colonna's 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II, Bob Pelllerin's 1969 MGB roadster, Larry Goughan's 1970 Dodge Challenger, and Richard Overbaugh's 1993 Porsche 968. The display included two tables with membership information for TRAACA, AACA, and HVPR.  The display drew a lot of attention, and members handed out application to TRAACA, AACA, and HVPR, as well as answering a lot of questions.


December 11, 2022 - Tidewater Region Holiday Brunch! -  Nearly 80 people members showed up for our 2022 Holiday Brunch at the Chesapeake Country Club, with more than 20 vintage cars ranging from Bob Stein's 1941 Packard to Larry Goughan's 1993 Camaro.  Doors opened at 10 AM, allowing members to socialize for an hour before the Country Club provided its usual feast.  This year's event was missing a crucial item - Terry and Sue Bond were out sick, when meant no yearly 'letter' summarizing the club's 2022 activities.  Sandy Hall and Linda Pellerin stepped up with a holiday song split by tables, where each group sang a different part of '12 Days of Christmas.'  Most of the event was spent visiting with friends and stuffing our faces - both activities which TRAACA members excel at.  And a great way to close out this year.


November 18-20, 2022 - Coastal Virginia Auto Show -  The Seventh Annual Coastal Virginia Auto Show had participation from TRAACA and HVPR members, as well as special appearances by show host Tom Cox!  The three-day event at the Virginia Beach Convention Center included modern, resto-rod, and exotic cars as well as classic and antique vehicles.  TRACCA members included Sam Kern and his 1942 World War II Ford Jeep GPW, Larry Goughan and his 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T and 1971 Dodge Charger R/T, Bill Treadwell with his 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, Wes Neal with his 1991 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Harry Park with his 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS convertible, Ron Pack and his 1933 Packard Victoria. Dwight Schaubach and his 1956 Chrysler 300. Harry Park received the award for Best Build and Larry Goughan was presented with the Veteran's Trophy. Sheldon Gilliam Sr., of the Historic Virginia Peninsula Region, was there with his 1965 Mercury Comet Caliente convertible, and received the Best Restoration trophy. 


November 5, 2022 - Sajo Farms Classic Antique and Exotic Car Show -  The biggest turnout in the Sajo Farm Classic show so far included quite a few TRAACA folks.  The event is a fundraiser for the St. Patrick Catholic School in Norfolk, and is open to all types of vehicles.  These ranged from a restored 1940 Ford Coupe owned by TRAACA member Harry Boone to a giant, self-propelled Radio Flyer wagon that was probably the largest 'car' there.  Other TRAACA members attending included Keith Colonna with his family-owned 1959 Lincoln Capri, Ron and Sally Hartman with their 1947 Chrysler Windsor, Pat Locke in her 1988 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit, Alfonso and Patrizia Ludovici with their 1942 Ford Jeep and 1956 DesSoto FireFlight (Patrizia drove the Jeep!), Wes Neal with his 1991 Jeepster Commando, 1966 Ford Mustang, and 1991 Jeep Wagoneer, Charles O'Dea with his 1969 Ford Mustang (his first car!), and Bob Stein with his 1949 MG TC.


October 29, 2022 - TRAACA Chili Cookoff - Partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the mid 60s made for a perfect day for the TRAACA Chili Cookoff!  About seventy people with nearly two dozen antique vehicles arrived to sample eleven different pots of chili and assorted side dishes and socialize in what has become our traditional October meeting.  President Tim Hund opened with a brief business meeting and had Bob Parrish announce the recommended slate of officers and board members for 2023.  Then it was on to the chili cookoff.  After all was said and eaten, the coveted Best in Bowl award went to Maxine Milligan, with the Almost There award (2nd place) going to Carol Milligan (No, the vote was NOT rigged!), and Barely Made It honors (3rd place) presented to Judy Harding.  Between bites, club members got to socialize and enjoy looking over cars that ranged from Tony Miller's 1925 Model T Ford driven from Portsmouth all the way up to Tyler Gimbert's 1989 Corvette convertible.  Many thanks to generous hosts Dewey and Maxine Milligan, and to Wayne and Carol Milligan and Jerry Adams, who coordinated the Chili Cookoff activities.


October 4-7, 2022 - HERSHEY! - The 2022 swap meet and show was a big event with the return of European enthusiasts after two years of being quarantined.  Early rain and sprinkles did not stop TRAACA members from having a great time and finding some excellent deals. Long-time attendees like Tom Cox, Terry Bond, and Neil Sugermeyer started their buying early in the week, and even those who really weren't planning to buy anything discovered deals they couldn't pass up. TRAACA members were also set up to sell: Terry and Sue Bond, Neil and Marty Sugermeyer, Pat Locke, and Bob Powell all had vendor spaces. Even more members could be spotted around the flea market looking for deals, including Tim Hund, James and Becky Woodall, Sam Kern, Bill Treadwell, Jim and Donna Elliott, Richard and Sandy Hall, Jerry Adams, Bob Stein, Barry Basnight, Scott Davies, Bob and Dot Parrish, and Tammy Cox. We even got a visit from PA members Bob and Pam Bond! This year's Eastern Division Fall Meet had over 1000 vehicles registered, and was the first Friday show to be held. The region was represented on the field by Tim Hund's freshly restored 1933 Morgan 3-Wheeler and Reggie and Cindi Nash's 1918 Nash touring car.  However, judging was where the Region's presence was really felt: show judges included Tony Scarpelli, Neil Sugermeyer, Terry and Sue Bond, Bob and Dot Parrish, James and Donna Elliott, Tom Cox, Sam Kern, Bob Stein, Bill Treadwell, and James Woodall. (Photos by Bob Stein and Cindi Nash)

September 24, 2022 - Tidewater Region 48th  Annual Meet - Thanks to the repeated generosity of Paul Atkinson and Eggleston Corporation, the Region was able to hold a very successful show today at Eggleston's Corporate headquarters building in Norfolk.  Meet Registrars Jerry Adams and Ellen Adams did a masterful job of registration and the Eggleston staff assisted with planning, preparation, and promotion. Even the weather cooperated, with clear sunny skies and pleasant temperatures.  The Merritt Horne Award was presented to Tony Miller, who drove his 1925 Model T Ford from Portsmouth.  The trophy for Furthest Driven was presented to John and Ellen Haring who drove 67 miles from North Carolina in their 1963 Chevrolet.  Oldest Owner (who was willing to put down his age) was Joe Geib and his 1986 Chevrolet El Camino, while Youngest Owner at the show was Tony Miller, who also won the Oldest Vehicle Award for his 1925 Model T Ford.  The 'Most Original' and 'Best' categories were judged by a team made up of AACA National Judges Bob Parrish, Debbie Nolan, and Mickey McChesney. Scott Davies was presented the Best Two-Wheel Vehicle for his 1995 Harley Davidson. The Most Original Pre-1955 honor went to Frank Linse for his 1931 Chevrolet Standard Sedan.  Rick Overbaugh received the Most Original 1955-1975 Award for his 1966 Pontiac GTO. The 1991 Jeep Grand Wagoneer of Wes Neal received the Most Original vehicle for 1976-1997.  Best of Show honors went to Joe Gentile for his 1970 AMX.  Eggleston Corporation also provided three certificates for a full service auto detailing as a special drawing for all participants.  Winners were Jonathan Smith (1976 Chrysler New Yorker), Mickey McChesney (1984 Oldsmobile Delta 88), and Bill Treadwell (1973 Oldsmobile 442).  Special thanks to Fred Cole for his outstanding support handling the parking and to Debbie and Tommy Nolan who came all the way from Richmond to share their 1961 Pontiac Catalina. (Photos by Marty Sugermeyer, Ben Woolford, and Bob Stein)


September 3, 2022 - Doumar's First Saturday- The Doumar's gathering for September brought out five cars and a host of spectators.  Tony Miller drove his 1925 Model T Ford roadster from Portsmouth to be the oldest car (again).  Neil and Marty Sugermeyer had by far the furthest driven (all the way from Smithfield!) with their 1965 Rambler Classic 770 convertible.  Next up was Skip Patnode in his 1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto convertible.  Larry Goughan drove his 1970 Dodge Chgallenger R/T, Wes Neal arrived in his 1971 Jeep Commando, and Fred Cole had his 1972 Cadillac Coupe de Ville.  (Photos by Fred Cole and Wes Neal)


August 20, 2020 - Khedive Autos Fun and Shine Show - Even with the threat of rain, the 2022 Khedive show held in Chesapeake was a busy event with plenty of TRAACA folks participating and checking vehicles out. Members on the field included Ken Talley with his 1929 Buick, James and Becky Woodall with their 1947 Mercury convertible, Alfonso Ludovici and his 1956 DeSoto, Bruce Sedel and his 1956 Studebaker wagon, Keith Colonna and his 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II, Tom and Dawn Bottoni with their 1962 Cadillac, Bob Ward with his 1963 Impala, Riley Best with his 1964 Valiant wagon, Bill Treadwell and his 1969 Camaro, Harry Park with his 1970 Chevelle, Larry Goughan and his 1970 Dodge Challenger, Fred Cole showing hi 1972 Cadillac, Chip Woolford an his 1973 MGB-GT, and Sam Kern with his 1988 Chevrolet Dually and former Shriner Model T.  Skip Patnode was one of the organizers, and Mickey McChesney and Dan and Chris Ciccone were set up in the flea market, along with Bob Parrish and others manning a TRAACA tent.  Seen wandering the show grounds were Dot Parrish, Toni McChesney, and Bob Stein.  More than 200 vehicles showed up for the activity - thanks to the Khedive Temple for a great summer event! 


August 6, 2022 - Doumar's First Saturday- The first Doumar's gathering of the year turned up some great cars, and of course, great members.  Although we usually start the Doumar's event earlier in the year, 2022 had a few curve balls that kept us busy.  Better Late than Never, as is often said.  Tony Miller drove his 1925 Model T Ford roadster all the way from Portsmouth to be our oldest vehicle on site. Next up were Jere and Carol Avenson in their 1954 Packard Patrician and Bill Wilcox and Robyn Burnham in their 1956 Chrysler Imperial. Pete Thompson drove wife Suzanne's 1972 Ford M151As military 'jeep', and Harry and Tammy Park drove their 1977 MG Midget.  Bob Stein had his 1978 MGB-GT and Mickey and Toni McChesney brought their 1984 Oldsmobile Delta 88. Mike Brown drove his 1996 ford Mustang convertible, and Richard and Sandy Hall drove more modern iron, though Sandy's 2004 Thunderbird is a collector's item. The food was great and so was the company.  Join us September 3rd from 2-4 PM for our next Doumar's First Saturday!


July 23, 2022 - Tidewater Region Swap Meet - TRAACA's annual swap meet defied unusually hot weather and some conflicting events out of the area and still managed a good turnout both inside and out.  Thanks to the hard work of Bill Treadwell and Jerry Adams, plus some terrific volunteers, the activity was a resounding success for all concerned.  Temperatures close to 100 degrees and little breeze encouraged a lot of folks to check out the inside vendors (Whose room was air conditioned), as well as purchase snacks from our Bake Sale Team, which was headed up by Tammy Park. Some of the more unusual items for sale included a World War II Swiss Army bicycle, a life-sized Shaggy Dog stuffed toy, a split-rim mounting tool from the 1920s, and a 1929 Burgess battery promotional flashlight.  Volunteers outside included Skip Patnode, Mark McAlpine, and Richard Hall.  Inside, the bake sale crew (who raised just over $230!) included Toni McChesney, Dot Parrish, Marion McAlpine, and Sandy Hall.   Many thanks to all of the club members who showed up to participate both as vendors and buyers, and especially to the volunteers who made it all possible! (Images by Marty Sugermeyer and Bob Stein)


June 11, 2022 - Richmond Region Collector Car Show and Swap Meet - The 53rd annual Richmond Region car show and swap meet was held on the grounds of St. Joseph's Villa with well over 250 vehicles in attendance.  Open to stock, antique, modified, and modern vehicles alike, the show donates all of the General Admissions gate proceedings to St. Joseph's Villa, a nonprofit organization providing education, health services, shelter and support to children and families.  TRAACA folks participating included Sam Kern, Bill Treadwell, Reggie Nash, and Bob Stein in the judging teams, and Bill Treadwell's 1973 Oldsmobile 442 and Reggie Nash's 1953 Nash Healey were on the field.  Although rain clouds threatened off and on, the show got only a smattering of drops, and the overcast skies kept temperatures nearly perfect. 


June 4, 2022 - TRAACA Bar-B-Que - June's monthly dinner meeting was a weekend affair with the annual TRAACA Bar-B-Que hosted by Dewey and Maxine Milligan.  More than 60 members and spouse showed up for the subsidized meal catered by the famous Southland diner out in North Carolina.  As usual, there was an impressive car show as most members brought antique vehicles to share with others.  This included two Model T Ford touring cars, three Packards, an Avanti, 1956 and 1967 Imperials, and a host of other beautiful machines.  The catered meal included bar-b-que, fried chicken, green beans, cole slaw, rolls, hush puppies, baked beans, and even a selection of cookies and cake for dessert.  After the meal, President Tim Hund thanked our generous hosts and presented some leftover awards from last month's Grand Nationals.  This included Repeat Preservation Senior Grand National Awards for Sandy and Richard Hall's 1922 Model T Ford and Nick Smith's 1951 MG TD.  Tim also presented Marion McAlpine with an appreciation trophy from AACA National in recognition of all the hard work she and husband Mark put into this year's AACA Grand Nationals show.  Marion reported that she had heard all good things about the event, including comments that it had been the best AACA Meet ever, and made sure to thank all of the volunteers who had pitched in to make the show a success. 


May 21, 2022 - 2022 Grand Nationals Awards Banquet - The Grand Nationals awards banquet started off with a social hour in the main lobby that opened up into the main ballroom.  Master of Ceremonies Wayne Milligan kicked off with welcoming remarks, followed by TRAACA President Tim Hund's recognition of veterans, and AACA 25- and 50- year members.  Then came Dain King's benediction and dinner!  Grand Nationals Chairperson Marion McAlpine spoke after dinner, thanking all of the people who have contributed to the success of the show.  AACA National President Wayne Tuck took the mike to talk about AACA and how the 'best of the best' were present for the Grand Nationals.  The Honorable Bobby Dyer, Mayor of Virginia Beach, awarded the Mayor's Trophy, and the Governor's Trophy.  Then Norm Hutton, the Grand Nationals Chief Judge, settled in for the presentation of more than 320 awards and recognitions.  (The full list of awardees is posted HERE on the AACA National website.)


May 21, 2022 - 2022 Grand Nationals Vehicles - Well over 350 beautiful antique and classic vehicles were on the field for the 2022 AACA Grand Nationals.  You can see a photo of most of the participating vehicles here, but some got missed when they left before the photographer could make it to them!
May 21, 2022 - 2022 Grand Nationals Judges Breakfast - You can't have an AACA meet without a lot of AACA judges, and we had some of the best on hand for the 2022 Grand Nationals.  Meet Chairperson Marion McAlpine introduced the event and welcomed everyone to the show, then turned things over to Chief Judge Norm Hutton.  Presentations and announcements were short and to the point, with Judges on the field in about an hour!
May 20, 2022 - 2022 Zenith Awards - The Zenith award is presented to the finest restored vehicle shown at a National AACA event in the previous year. Zenith Award contenders were nominated by the AACA National Awards judging team.  Fourteen magnificent cars made up the field for this year's award, ranging from a brass era touring to a 1970s muscle car. (Additional photos by Marty Sugermeyer)
May 19, 2022 - AACA Grand Nationals - Hosted by TRAACA - AACA's 2022 Grand Nationals kicked off with a bus tour to visit Dwight and Jane Schaubach’s private automobile collection in Carroltown and Smithfield, with a lunch stop at the famous Smithfield Station. The Shaubachs had beautiful classic vehicles and ongoing restoration projects on display, with restoration staff on hand to talk to visitors and answer questions.  After dinner entertainment was an Ice Cream Social in the formal gardens at Founders Inn with waffle cones made on the very first ice cream cone machine by Norfolk’s famous Doumar’s BBQ. (Abe Doumar created & sold the first waffle cones on the same machine at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, MO.)  More than 100 TRAACA folks volunteered to assist with the show, and a lot more than that worked as judges or brought vehicles!


April 7-9, 2022 - Charlotte Auto Fair and AACA Southeastern Spring Nationals - The first day started out a bit cold and damp, but conditions improved quickly at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the 3-day Auto Fair and car show.  Attendance and participation were down some this year, possibly in part due to rain at the beginning.  At midday on Thursday, there were barely a few dozen cars in the corral areas, and most of the vendor locations were either empty or covered up.  By Friday morning, however, the flea market picked up and the car corral had over a hundred vehicles for sale.  The AACA show held on Saturday had 192 Antique vehicles registered, with good representation by Tidewater Region.  Jim Villers, Reggie and Cindi Nash, Herbert and Debbie Mumford, and Bob Stein all had a vehicle on the field, and judges included Sam Kern, Bill Treadwell, Tom Cox, Terry and Sue Bond, Tony Scarpelli, Jim and Donna Elliott, Dan Ciccone, Bob and Dot Parrish, and Bill Coburn.  Also seen around the field were Harry and Tammy Park, Chris Ciccone, Chip Woolford, and Leslie Scarpelli. Susan Bond was recognized for achieving 150 Judging credits, Jim Elliott received his 200 credit plaque, and Terry Bond was recognized for 250 judging credits.  However, the record for the day went to Ed Marsch, who was honored for his whopping 450 judging credits!  Senior Awards went to Jim Villers' freshly-restored 1961 Mercedes Benz 190SL, Herbert and Debbie Mumford's 1967 Corvette Stingray, and Bob Stein's 1986 Buick Electra, while Reggie and Cindi Nash received a preservation award for their 1940 Nash Special Cabriolet. 


March 16, 2022 - Get Lost with Robyn, Bill, and Ken Tour to Gloucester - An impressive group of members and cars showed up for the 'Get Lost with Robyn, Bill, and Ken Tour' to Gloucester today.  In keeping with tradition, Bill and Robyn arrived just before start time and Ken and family missed the exit and had to join us later on.  We left the Hampton Lowe's parking lot and traveled to to Big Island Aquaculture oyster farm, owned and operated by Bruce and Carol Vogt. The Vogts not only provided a great history on how oysters are critical to the local ecology, but also explained why their oysters are considered the best in the area.  And to back up their claim, they provided raw and cooked oysters for sampling. After lunch, the group split with some heading back while others continued on to the Gloucester Historic Museum and Court House. A wide variety of cars was represented - with Dave and Faye Curl (and granddaughter) in a 1930 Model A Tudor, Bob Stein, Chip Woolford, and Tim Hund in Bob's 1941 Packard 110, Jere and Carol Avenson in their 1954 Packard Patrician, Ken Talley with son Keith and two grandsons in Ken's 1955 Buick Century, Keith Colonna and Tony Scarpelli in Keith's 1956 Lincoln Mk. II, Alfonso and Patrizia Ludovici in their 1956 DeSoto Fireflight, Skip Patnode in his 1967 Alfa Romeo Duetto, Rick and Karen Overbough in their 1970 Porsche 911T, and Bill Treadwell in his 1973 Oldsmobile 442.  Also participating in modern iron were Dan Ciccone and friend Chris, Neil and Marty Sugermeyer, Kimberly and Travis Berry, Bill Wilcox and Robyn Burnham, and Chris and Fara Harris-Evans.


March 19, 2022 - TRAACA Tour of Bay City Classics Restoration Shop - Warm temperatures and sunny skies graced our first car activity for 2022 - a tour of the Bay City Classics Automobile Custom and Restoration Shop in Norfolk. More than twenty club members, most in old cars, arrived for the 9-11 AM open house hosted by the owner and some key employees. Now in its fifth year of operation, Bay City Classics specializes in resto-rods and customized vehicles, but has also done some high-level restoration work.   The entire facility was open for the tour, which included coffee and donuts in the main showroom and representatives on hand to explain the different areas and talk about current and past projects.  Participants driving antiques included Dave Curl in his 1931 Model A Sport Coupe, Bob Stein and Chip Woolford in Bob's 1949 MG TC, Jere Avenson in his 1954 Packard Patrician, Paul Fuqua in his 1969 Camaro RS convertible, Bob and Dot Parrish in thier son's 1969 Camaro SS, Nick Smith in his 1971 MGB Roadster, Rick Overbaugh in his 1972 Porsche 911T, Bill Treadwell in his 1973 Oldsmobile 442, Mickey and Toni McChesney in their 1984 Oldsmobile Delta 88, and Larry Goughan in his 1995 Camaro Z28.  Other attendees included Harry and Tammy Park, Wayne and Carol Milligan, Chris and Fara Harris-Evans, Mark and Marion McAlpine, Ron Hartman, and Doug Grosz. Many thanks to the Parks for setting up this excellent event!


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