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The Battlefield Region Antique Automobile Club of America was founded in 1990 in Williamson County Tennessee, and has steadily grown to about 135 current members with an actual roster nearly double that considering spouses and family members. It is one of 380+ chapters of the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA), which was founded in 1935 and based in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The AACA is made up of members sharing a common bond; the love of automobiles.

While many members have antique cars, generally considered cars being at least 25 years old, it is not a requirement for membership. Actually, no car is required to join, just a passion for cars and all things automotive. Our members have cars both domestic and imported ranging from antique to current, as well as hot rods, muscle cars, customs, exotics and “supercars”, and many members have several cars and motorcycles in their respective collections. It’s not unusual to see a Model T Ford between a ‘57 Chevy and a Ferrari at our meets.

As for activities, the club’s major annual event is our car show held in October at the Cool Springs Galleria Mall in Franklin, Tennessee. The show historically draws 250+ vehicles of all years, makes and models, including military and special interest vehicles, competing in over 35 judged classes, and a large number of spectators as well. Thanks to many outstanding car show and club sponsors, and the huge number of show entrants, the club is able to make significant charitable donations to several worthy causes in the Williamson County area from the proceeds after the show.

In addition, the club puts on several driving events to area points of interest and historical attractions as well as visiting some private car collections “by invitation only” normally not open for viewing by the general public. These are usually day trips lasting from several hours to a full day, but rarely require an overnight stay. Many of the members meet locally on a weekly basis for an impromptu breakfast, and also attend other area cars shows and cruise-ins as a group. We encourage members and their spouses or other family members to participate, and strive to make the club’s events and activities attractive for everyone and family-friendly, and attempt to schedule at least one activity every month.

The club meets for dinner (location announced on the website home page) on the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 for dinner, followed by a short business meeting. Members and guests are encouraged to attend as the camaraderie and social aspect of the dinners are as important as the meeting agenda. Meetings are conducted by the club’s elected Board members, who are inducted into office in January or February of each year at the club’s annual dinner banquet. Those Board members also meet monthly to work on club business and organizing events.

Club communications from the Board to the members is generally via e-mail in the form of The Battlefield Bulletin and or our Facebook community page, which keeps everyone updated on current club activities and other events in and around the middle Tennessee area that should be of interest to them as car enthusiasts.

In order to become a Battlefield Region AACA chapter member, you must also join the National AACA. Dues for the National AACA are $40 per year, and the Battlefield Region AACA dues are $20 annually, for a total of $60, which includes spouses if applicable. Dues are submitted in full ($60) to the Battlefield Region AACA, which will then forward the National AACA portion of the dues on to the membership group in Hershey, Pennsylvania for you. If you are a current paid National AACA member and wish to join the Battlefield Region AACA, then the local dues are just $20. Dues are paid in January and are not pro-rated; however if you join in November or December, you are considered paid for the following year.

All members receive an AACA Membership Card and The Antique Automobile, an award winning 100 page full color magazine published six times per year and mailed to all AACA members, beginning in mid-January. There are many informational resources in the magazine as well as through National AACA and their website.

As an AACA member, you will also be eligible to enter your car in regional and National AACA sanctioned tours and shows and compete for prestigious AACA awards, and you may also consider becoming a judge or filling some other volunteer position at those events. Member involvement is strongly encouraged and makes your total AACA experience more fulfilling. Further information is available on the AACA website or through the local chapter.

We hope that you will consider joining the Battlefield Region AACA and start enjoying the benefits of membership in a local organization of like-minded enthusiasts backed by a strong national organization dedicated to promoting the hobby and passion we all enjoy and preserving and passing on the history of the automobile in America to future generations. Please consider coming to one of our meetings or events to see what we are all about, as prospective members are always welcome, and we are confident that you will like what you see and experience.

If you would like more information about our club, please let us know, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

To join the Battlefield Region AACA, click on this link for a
Membership Form: Membership Application Area

To download membership application forms click below:

Battlefield Region AACA Application – WORD
Battlefield Region AACA Application – PDF

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All club correspondence and requests for more information should be directed to:

Battlefield Region AACA
Treasurer: Jim Steinhoff
773 405-8978

 or by mail to:

 Battlefield Region Antique Automobile Club of America

P.O. Box 681134
Franklin, Tennessee 37068

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Antique Automobile Club of America