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March 2016
MARCH 2 0 1 6
THE
A G N E TO
VOLUME 59 #3
HISTORIC
NSIDE
SSUE:
FREDERICKSBURG
REGION.
AACA
President's Message
THIS
President's Message
March 2016
PRESIDENT'S
MESSAGE
CALENDAR
OF E V E N T S
OFFICERS
AND COM
ARTICLE
DOUfi
MARKIN
BY
ARTICLE
DOUG
MARKIN
BY
COMMITTEE
REPORTS
Looks like we made it through another winter. I am hopeful that snow will not
interrupt any more meetings this year. Seems crazy that we went 57 years without having a meeting snowed out and now we have two consecutive February
meetings in a row.
This spring looks like a busy one. Our first outing, 9 April, is the Grand Opening of
the Dominion Raceway in Thornburg, VA. This is our hometown automotive destinations. I am looking forward to working with the raceway on future events. The
Skills USA State Leadership Conference on 15 and 16 April gives us the opportunity to show case AACA to a few thousand high school students from around Virginia. The 29 of April is the Forties Dance at Chancellor Middle School. Our own
Mayo Carter does this event each year for Chancellor MS Student. We always
support this with a display of pre and WW II era automobiles. On the 30 of April
we travel to Martinsville, VA for the Old Dominion Meet.
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CALENDAR
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The Magneto is the
official monthly publication of
the Historic Fredericksburg
Region, Inc. AACA. Reproduction by other AACA Regions is
authorized provided credit is
given. Opinions expressed do
not necessarily reflect those of
the Fredericksburg Region or
the AACA. Please address all
correspondence to the editor.
Fred Becker—
[email protected]
For more club news and
photos Visit Our Web
Site
http://local.aaca. or^hfrva
I have included a new calendar with the news letter. We have over 120 line items
not including the weekly cruise ins. Many of the items are National events and
Carlisle events. We have several HFR activities included also. These activities are
not mandatory. They are out there for your enjoyment. I feel by having several
activities, we strengthen the bonds within our club, we put our club and cars in
public view. After folks see how much fun we are having, we will attract new
members.
Wally Hunt
Happy Motoring
THE
MAGNETO
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2016 HFR AACA Calendar
3/12/16
TRAACA Annual Swap Meet, 8am to 3pm, Military Aviation Museum, V A
Beach
H F R A A C A Monthly Meeting, 7:30 PM, Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal Street, Fredericksburg,
3/15/16 Virginia.
3/16/16
3/19/16 Winter Meet • Naples, FL • hosted by Naples-Marco Island Region more information
4/2/16 Pancake Breakfast at Shannon Airport
4/7/16 - Southeastern Spring Meet • Charlotte, NC • hosted by Hornets Nest Region more informa4/9/16 tion
Dominion Raceway Grand Opening 12 noon with the Central V A Mustang
4/9/16 Club
Southeastern Spring Meet • Charlotte, NC • hosted by Hornets Nest Region more informa4/10/16 tion
V A Skills USA State Leadership Conference, Fredericksburg Expo Center. (Staff an information table 34/15/16 7 pm)
Cars and Coffee, Rosner Motorsports, 3507 Jefferson Davis H W Y , Fredericksburg,
4/16/16 VA
VA SkillsTJSA State Leadership Conference, Fredericksburg Expo Center. Car display and Staff an information
4/16/16 table 8 A M - 2 p m
Classic Car Center 9th Annual Swap Meet and Car Coral, 9 - 3, Classic Car Center, 3591 Lee Hill Dr, Fredericks4/16/16 burg
H F R A A C A Monthly Meeting, 7:30 PM, Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal Street, Fredericksburg,
4/19/16 Virginia.
4/22/16 4/24/16 Spring Carlisle
4/23/16 Salute to Veterans Car Show at Dominion Raceway
Piedmont Region Car Show at the Doubletree Hotel, Charlottesville,
4/24/16 V A
4/29/16 Chancellor Middle School TJSO Dance, Mayo Carter
4/29/16 - ODMA Meet, Patrick Henry Community College, Martinsville,
4/30/16 V A
4/30/16 Stafford Skills USA Car Show, Lowes, US 17 N,
5/5/16 - AACA Special Meet • Auburn, I N • hosted by AACA National more informa5/6/16 tion
5/7/16
5/7/16
Nick Rein Tour, Spotsylvania, VA
AACA Special Meet • Auburn, I N • hosted by AACA National more information
5/7/16
Pancake Breakfast at Shannon Airport
5/10/16
Sports Car Club of America, Track Night USA at Dominion Raceway
19th City of Fairfax Car Show, Fairfax City Courthouse. Early Ford V8 Northern V A Regional
Group
H F R A A C A Monthly Meeting, 7:30 PM, Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal Street, Fredericksburg,
Virginia.
Eastern Spring Meet • (NJ Motorsports Park, Millville, NJ), Vineland, NJ • hosted by South Jersey
Region
5/15/16
5/17/16
5/19/16 5/21/16
5/19/16/ 5/20/16 Mid-Atlantic Pre-War Swap Meet in Luray V A hosted by Dennis Fleming
5/20/16 Carlisle Import Performance Nationals
Cars and Coffee, Rosner Motorsports, 3507 Jefferson Davis H W Y , Fredericksburg,
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2016
HISTORIC FREDERICKSBURG REGION AACA, Inc.
EXECUTIVE BOARD 2016
Wally Hunt
President
540-834-0415
Doug Makin
Vice-President
540-373-2617
Neil Lauver
Treasurer
540-207-1393
Liz Hunt
Secretary
540-834-0415
Ken Loucks
Past President
540-898-8758
Ryland Tedeton
At-Large Member (thru 2016)
540-373-6401
Fred Becker
At-Large Member (thru 2017)
540-898-8012
COMMITTEES 2016
Meet Chairman
J. Gordon Brown
703-725-7948
Chief Judge
Robert Aftel
540-372-9673
Magneto Editor
Fred Becker
540-898-8012
Webmaster
Nora Aftel
540-372-9673
Membership Chairman
Lauman Schooler
540-373-1955
Legislative Representative
Don Mohr
540-899-7634
Social Chairman
Frances Schooler
540-373-1955
Sunshine Chairman
Rena Rees
540-895-5810
Club Chaplain
Ben Schooler
540-373-0613
Club Historian
Doug Makin
540-373-2617
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Historic Fredericksburg Region, AACA
Antique Cars: A Preservation and Restoration of History
This article was written by Doug Makin
This article to be published in Rappahannock Magazine
There are those who like hot rods, those who are into fast cars and
racing, those who follow all the latest technology, even some who
like to build their own cars. Car people come in many types.
The Antique Automobile club of America (AACA) is a national organization of auto enthusiasts who promote the preservation and
restoration of antique automobiles to their original factory design. To them the antique car hobby is a way of life. They
work on their cars, some of which are over 100 years old. They like all antique cars. They like them big and small, foreign
and domestic, fast and slow, but they all want to see them original.
Modifying old cars from the original is OK, but that is more a form of
art which is not what AACA does. AACA members are automotive historians. They can talk about the history of the automobile as far back
as the 19 century when, for the first time in 1896, an American
made car called the Duryea was sold by its manufacturer.
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The Fredericksburg Antique Auto Club was formed on August 28,
1957, by a small group of people with the same interest. Local businessman Earl Broyles held the first meeting in the basement of his
home. Others in attendance on that day were, Massie Carter, T.P.
Johnson, Landon Martin, Thomas McMichael, John Olive, T.R. Passagaluppi, Lloyd Scott, Calvin Scott, Aubrey Snellings,
and Whitfield Williams. These original founding members worked hard to promote the club and expand the membership.
For two years the club remained independent until 1959 when Mr. Jim Ladd from AACA attended the Christmas party
and introduced them to the national organization, and the group became The Historic Fredericksburg Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America. Since then the club has gone through a lot of transitions, however the mission has
always been:
"To promote friendship of people interested in antique autos, to promote public interest and support, and to assist or
benefit members of the club in all phases of antique automobile restoration and operation."
The founders of the Fredericksburg club were all members of the local community with regular occupations outside of the club. Earl Broyles, the first club president, was owner of Earl's Supermarket. Landon and Barbara Martin lived
on Lorraine Avenue. Landon was a shift foreman at the old American Viscose Plant, and Barbara was a bookkeeper at
Pratt Clinic. John and Marie Olive lived in Falmouth. John worked at Dahlgren Naval Research Center. T.R. Passagaluppi
(Pat) operated an Amoco Service Station in Fredericksburg at the corner of George and Charles Streets adjacent to the
National Bank Building. Pat's wife Elizabeth owned and operated a tourist home in the 700 block of Princess Anne
Street. Aubrey and Esther Snellings of Falmouth were owners and operators of Snellings Business Machines at 811
Sophia Street. Lloyd and Calvin Scott were brothers. Calvin was a civil servant at Fort A.P.Hill. His wife Eleanor was a secretary at Quantico Marine Base. T.P. Johnson, better known as Penny, owned Johnson's Auto Parts
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in Fredericksburg. Penny and wife Verena had three children who attended Spotsylvania County Schools. Massie Carter married his wife
Darlene Thamason in 1959, two years after the club started. Whit and
Agnes Williams had six children. One of their children Laura Lowe and
Husband Jimmy are current club members. Lloyd Scott, still an active
member today, drives the same 1923 Model T Ford he had when the
club began.
Today, as in bygone days, the club has many diverse individuals still
joined by a love of cars. To name just a few, current club president Wally
Hunt is a shop teacher for Spotsylvania County. His wife Liz Hunt, the club secretary, is a nurse. Vice president
Doug Makin is a hospital pharmacist, and show chairman J. Brown is an architect and president of a residential
design firm. Brothers Ben and Lauman
Schooler are longtime members, who are
retired and once shared a construction
business. Ron and Rena Rees operate a
Christmas tree farm near Lake Anna.
Powel Sale and his father William Sale
have owned and operated the Jewel Box
on William Street for many years.
In 1958 the Fredericksburg club held their first annual antique car show. It took place at the old National Guard
Armory on Fall Hill Avenue and Route 1 in Fredericksburg and then as now it featured antique automobiles restored to original historic condition. A few of the cars entered in that show included John Olive's 1923 Ford, Earl
Broyles' 1909 Hupmobile and Whit Williams'1923 Studebaker.
The show has been held in many different venues including Old Mill Park, Mary Washington College, the Town
of Culpeper and Walker Grant Middle School. Since 2008 the club has been holding the event in downtown
Fredericksburg. On a Saturday each June the city closes a few blocks of Caroline Street for the afternoon, and
the street is lined with beautifully maintained and restored automobiles from the 1900's up to 25 years ago.
There are usually about one hundred and fifty cars on display from all over Virginia and other states as well. Admission is free, and spectators stroll down the street by the thousands to view the cars. Judging takes place,
and awards are given out to the most original cars. There is local
radio coverage, and the show has been expanded to include a time
period fashion show. The model T Ford club of Northern Virginia
drives up in a complete running Model T from the 1920's and proceeds to take it completely apart down to the bare chassis then
puts it completely back together again and drives off in it. The challenge is to do all that in 15 minutes or less.
The 2016 show is scheduled to take place on Caroline Street on
June 4 . The members will be working hard to assure the show
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goes well, and they hope to see another large crowd coming out to
see all of the beautifully restored antique automobiles.
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ADVERTISE IN THE MAGNETO. Nearly 100 Magneto newsletter copies are circulated each month. What better way to reach Fredericksburg's most active antique automotive enthusiasts. Yearly advertising rates are
$2.00 per square inch, A typical business card is $16.00, $40.00 for a quarter page, $80.00 half page, and a
full page is $160.00 per year. This is a fraction of the price charged by other AACA newsletters. All types of ads accepted. Contact the
Magneto editor to inquire about advertising. HFR AACA members are entitled to four months free.
Classified Ads
2016 HFR AACA Calendar Continued
5/21/16 Moparpalooza, Dominion Raceway
5/21/16 Mid-Atlantic Pre-War Swap Meet in Luray V A hosted by Dennis Fleming
5/21/16 - 5/22/16 Carlisle Import Performance Nationals
5/22/16 Brass and Bucks HCCA Strasburg. PA
6/3/16
Annual Grand National *at the Pennsylvania College of Technology Campus, Williamsport, PA hosted by Susquehan-
nock Region Further Information
6/3/16
Carlisle Ford Nationals
6/4/16 Fredericksburg, VA - Historic Fredericksburg Region AACA 59th Annual Car show.
6/4/16
Annual Grand National »at the Pennsylvania College of Technology Campus, Williamsport, PA hosted by Susquehan-
nock Region Further Information
6/4/16
Pancake Breakfast at Shannon Airport
6/4/16 - 6/5/16
Carlisle Ford Nationals
6/12/16 - 6/17/16 VMCCA Nickel Tour, Orange, V A
6/12/16 - 6/17-16 Sentimental Tour • Salisbury, NC • hosted by Hornets Nest Region
6/17/16 - 6/19/16 Carlisle G M Nationals
6/18/16 Cars and Coffee, Rosner Motorsports, 3507 Jefferson Davis H W Y , Fredericksburg, V A
6/18/16 Richmond Region A A C A Meet, Richmond International Raceway
6/18/16 AACA Museum CARnival, AACA MuseumAACA Museum
6/19/16 Mt Vernon Chapter MAFCA, Father's Day Meet, Sully Plantation, Chantilly, V A
6/19/16 Father's Day Antique Car Display, Heartfields Assistant Living
6/21/16 H F R A A C A Monthly Meeting, 7:30 PM, Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal Street, Fredericksburg,
Virginia
6/21/16 Sports Car Club o f America, Track Night USA at Dominion Raceway
7/2/16
Pancake Breakfast at Shannon Airport
7/8/16
Collector Car Appreciation Day, Cruise In Activity T B D
7/12/16 Sports Car Club of America, Track Night USA at Dominion Raceway
7/14/16 - 7/16-16 Central Division Meet • North Mankato, M N • hosted by Minnesota Region
7/15/16 - 7/17/16 Carlisle Chrysler Nationals
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Monthly Meetings
Monthly meetings of the Historic Fredericksburg Region,
I n c. AACA are held at 7:30 PM on the third Tuesday of each
m jnth except December at the Dorothy Hart Community
d inter, 408 Canal Street in Fredericksburg. All members will
be notified of any changes.
The next meeting will be held Tuesday, Feburary 16, 2016.
Hope to see you there.
Membership
We are a l w a y s looking for new members, so if
you know anyone who may want to join please invite them to a meeting.
Lauman Schooler,
Sign-up for Refreshments
Membership Chairman
If you would like to contribute drinks or desert for an up
Sunshine Report
coming HFR AACA meeting, please sign up for one of the
I f any club member would like a card sent to anyone,
please call me at 540-895-5810. I f I'm not home, just
leave a message.
Rena Rees,
Sunshine Chairman
2016
January
open spots on the sign-up sheet at our monthly meeting.
We would like to thank the following members for providing refreshments.
Snacks
Drinks
Jim and Laura
Rena Rees
Lowe
February
Suzanne
Rena Rees
Schooler
March
April
Don Mohr
Robert Aftel
Adam and Emily
Schricker
May
June
July
August
Francis Schooler Jane Shelton
September
Hunts
October
Mausolf
Fred Becker
Magneto Editor
11302 Regal Court
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
FOUNDED 1957
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