The most recent memo from Willy!
July 10... MEREDITH BAY COLONY CLUB Nursing Home. just off the roundabout south of Meredith. Music & food. 5pm-7:30
July 13...Orford N.H. 50th Annual antique auto show by the Twin State Early Ford V-8 Auto Club @ Orford Historic Green.
July 12...Ice House Museum, New London N.H. Meet @ Moulton Farm for coffee & donuts @ 8:30 and tour over or drive over yourself. All cars welcome but they call it Ford day.
July 12...Castle In The Clouds car show. Moultonboro NH. 10am-2pm. This is an old car show pre 1975 only welcome to this beautiful spot!
July 12... North Hampton NH. Lloyd Graves Barnyard Meet in his barnyard! Again our club is invited to Lloyd,s backyard wingding starting with coffee and goodies followed later with tube steaks and hamburgers. There will be the unveiling of Lloyd's New Torpedo restored and described by world famous David Emery of North Hampton. Other exciting activities are planned and will be announced later to avoid uninvited & unwashed from crashing the party.
July 19...Amesbury MA town car show. 10 am to 2pm. The MAYOR of Amesbury has personally invited our club to their car show. Parking at the LeBaron Bonney building on Chestnut St. in the heart of the upper Mill Yard. Focus on Amesbury bodied cars and other vintage and antique vehicles. The Amesbury Carriage Museum is benefited with your $10 donation and they are inviting local Amesbury Carriages for display. Hosted by LeBaron Bonney and the North Shore Old Car Club with a special invite to our Granite Region AACA. Tour Amesbury’s Shops & Restaurants and historic River Walk! A fantastic historic town.
July 25 -27...Elliot ME Tractor and Antique engine show. No cars. Lottsa fun &Food.This is a huge show and you won't want to miss it!
And don't forget the big STOWE VT Antique & Classic car show is coming up on Aug 8,9 & 10th.
See the Calendar for more events.
Latest Granite banner Newsletter
The Spring 2014 Granite Banner newsletter is now available that includes the award notice Kelly received in 2014 at the February AACA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia! Well done Kelly--about time you they woke up to what a great newsletter you produce!
For earlier editions, see the archived newsletters.
Update on the Granite Region scholarship project
The Granite Region has offered a scholarship to a graduating high-school student since 2010. Our objective was to assist a new generation interested in pursuing higher education in the automotive field. The discussion at the annual meeting on June 7, 2014 noted that funding for this was based upon income-generating events that we do not participate in currently, and the treasury cannot bear this expense after this year. To mark its temporary retirement, we are awarding two scholarships in 2014. The details are recounted in Sue Griffiths' notes from the annual meeting. Perhaps we can ressurect this worthwhile program soon.
Membership in the Granite Region of AACA has its pleasures and one annual pain--the 2014 dues were due on April 15th, a date selected to defer your ire toward the other payment due that day. Apparently 24 recent members are still inhibited from renewing; please reconsider.
The membership/dues renewal form is in the recent Granite Banner and is also available for download here (PDF or MSWord). However you get it, please complete it and return it to John Pernokas at P.O. Box 150, Wolfeboro, NH 03894 with your check payable to: Granite Region of AACA asap.
The GRAACA is sponsoring the 2014 Sentimental Tour in September!
The Tour will be held from September 8-12, 2014, and will include sites in New Hampshire and southern Maine.
This is time to update and renew classified ad information on the website to make it more useful to members. Please check your listings there and notify the webmaster of any changes asap.
The Summer 2008 newsletter contained specific information about the long-rumored NH inspection exemption for 1948 and older vehicles that have not been modified. It would be wise to carry a copy of the statute on each eligible, uninspected vehicle.Click here for a printable copy of the statute summary.
A new web project is to upgrade the "Links" connection to have a set of useful web links for members to use to access specific marque information and other resources. Please send any web links you think would be useful to the members to the webmaster for inclusion here. Thanks!
If you have photos or news that you'd like to share with other club members, please send the information to Andy Daubenspeck for inclusion on the club website.