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Youngest CCCA Member

Longtime CCCA member, Al Legg, had a great idea.  He wanted to celebrate the birth of his first granddaughter by helping her become the YOUNGEST member ever of the Classic Car Club of America. How do you say? Well, Al first made sure his expecting daughter was a member by gifting her a membership into the club.  Next step was to wait in anticipation of the birth of his granddaughter by his daughter Anne Steinman and her husband Matt. 

On November 5, 2012, baby Kaelyn was welcomed into the world and quickly became the youngest member of the CCCA, ever.  Before her first steps, even before she has her driver’s license, she is a card carrying member of the CCCA.

All of us here at the CCCA HQ are happy to report Mom and member are doing fine and we look forward to seeing them at their first event!  Congratulations to all involved!

America On Wheels Museum Unveils New 6 Month Exhibit Featuring American Classics of the 1930s


Allentown, PA – American Classics of the 1930s will be the next exhibit to pull into the West Gallery at America On Wheels Museum. This exhibit will open to the public November 9th and will showcase 9 beautiful, world class vehicles from the 1930s.

1933 Buick1937 Chrysler

Two of the vehicles are from the Richard H. Driehaus Collection at Chicago Vintage Motor Carriage. This includes a 1937 812 Cord and 1937 Chrysler Imperial Convertible.

“We have secured an outstanding array of vehicles for the exhibit. The cars of the 1930's not only saw a leap forward in technical design but the styling was distinctive and imaginative” says museums Executive Director, Linda Merkel. 

Other vehicles include:

1932 Auburn model 8-100 speedster; 1932 Lincoln model 244B KB Coupe of which only 23 were produced; 1930 Franklin Series 147 Sport Runabout with a spirit of St. Louis hood ornament; 1931 Cadillac V-12 Fleetwood Roadster of which only 91 were produced, some locally in Fleetwood, PA;1930 Packard 740 Sport Phaeton with a blue and orange color combination and which the owner takes on the road frequently; 1933 Buick 33-88C Convertible Phaeton of which 124 were produced; 1936 Pierce Arrow V-12 Coupe

The community is welcome to view this exhibit on the 2nd floor of the museum until April 2013.

The history of the 1939 New York World’s Fair, which covered the 1,216 acres of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in New York, will also be showcased beginning November 23rd for visitors of all ages as the museum is an institution for lifelong learners. The fair was themed. 

It was divided into different zones, including transportation. The museum will also incorporate this into their Annual Moonlight Memories Gala being held November 30th.  Guests will enjoy a silent auction, hearty hors d' oeuvres, dinner stations and a specialty cocktail as well as take in the new 1930s vehicles. Entertainment will be provided by Miller & Co. Hits of the Golden Age of Radio featuring Nancy Desiderio, JAN Sisters, violin & piano.

Tickets for this evening event can be purchased by calling the museum at 610-432-4200 x22. Proceeds will benefit Museum educational programs and changing exhibits.

Currently on exhibit in the museum’s Automotive Art Gallery are the pieces of Carl Renner, a 1950s GM Dream Car Creator, in the Museum’s Automotive Art Gallery. This exhibit includes 3 large (94x70) and 21 smaller pieces. These will eventually be permanently housed at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

America On Wheels Museum is located at 5 North Front Street Allentown.

Admission: $8 adults/ $6 seniors/ $4 students (6-16)/ 5 & under and members FREE. Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm & Sunday noon-5pm. Children 6-16, free on Sundays until November 18 and seniors FREE the first Thursday of every month. Call 610.432.4200 x16 for information or visit www.americaonwheels.org

Pebble Beach Concours de Elegance



On the third Sunday in August, approximately 200 of the most prized collector cars and motorcycles in the world roll onto the eighteenth fairway at Pebble Beach. Pebble Beach Concour d’Elegance is one of the most competitive events in the automotive world. Originally a small social event paired with a road race through the forests of Pebble Beach, the Pebble Beach Concours has grown into the top-ranking collector car show in the world. People from all over the world come to compete in or simply enjoy the event. Automobiles and motorcycles are judged for their historical accuracy, their technical merit and their style—and the best earn well-deserved recognition and awards.

 

Pebble Beach Concours de Elegance – Best of Show


The 2012 Pebble Beach Concours de Elegance Best of Show Award goes to CCCA Member Paul & Judy Andrews from Texas, with their 1928 Mercedes-Benz 680S Saoutchik Torpedo!

Margaret Dunning Wins CCCA Trophy at Pebble Beach


Margaret Dunning won the 2012 Classic Car Club of America Trophy, presented by Joe and Angela Cantore of Chicago, at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours de Elegance. Ms. Dunning, 102 years young, stole the attention of everyone in attendance as she bantered with the MC and Jay Leno about her car. Margaret then got behind the wheel of her 1930 Packard, navigated the crowds as she drove the car up onto the awards stand, picked up her award and then drove off. Not an easy feat for even the most skilled driver. Ms. Dunning's car also has the honor of being the very first ever to be awarded 100 points at a CCCA Grand Classic. Margaret is a true Classic.

 

Click here for The New York Times article on Ms. Dunning at the 2012 Pebble Beach. Concours d'Elegance

Click here for a video of Margaret Dunning at the 2012 Keels & Wheels Concours.

Click here for The New York Times video, Two Classics, One Car.

 

 

 

 

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