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How to contact us, our leadership team, and other tidbits
Some examples of what we do as a club
The ESR Calendar and a link to the National AACA Calendar
How to join the AACA and the Eastern Shore Region
More photos of club members' vehicles
Links to various AACA National and other web sites
Archive of recent issues of "Glass-N-Brass", our newsletter
The Dick Furniss Award

Contact us by clicking on the links below or send email to

Our Leadership Team for 2024

President – R. Ken Sterling
Vice-President / Treasurer – Andrew Pogan
Secretary – Bill Shockley
Editor Glass ‘N Brass Newsletter – Tom Hehman
Membership Chair / Web Master– Charles Emery

Directors-2023
Dave Kamberger
Buck Burton
Phil Taylor
Will Ruhland

Why was this club founded?

“I started as a child” quoted famed automotive enthusiast Dennis Gage a few years ago, when describing how his life as a certified “car nut” began. We all had a beginning, and if you asked each of the worlds old car lovers (millions of them) how they stared, the answers would be similar in many ways. There is something about old cars that captures us and holds us firmly in their grip throughout life. Our enthusiasm ebbs and flows and is dependent on spare time, spare cash, work, other interests, and other distractions. Throughout all of it, clubs exist for us to join so we can share our common interests with others. They were all created from the same seeds – people sharing a common love affair with the automobile (and other forms of vintage transport).

Meetings

The Eastern Shore Region normally holds a dinner meeting monthly beginning in February going through December at JoJo’s Family Restaurant in Salisbury. We meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 PM but everyone should check this website or Facebook page to confirm. We do from time to time meet in other locations ie. Picnic, Garage Tour, Christmas Party.

Glass-N-Brass - Our Newsletter

Articles for the newsletter are welcomed and members are encouraged to submit news about personal interest items to the editor.

Our History

Dick Furniss was the founder of the “Eastern Shore Region A.A.C.A.”. He was one of the twenty founding members who participated and paid dues at the organizational meeting held in his garage on May 24, 1964. Throughout the years, Dick held many club offices, including President in 1963 and 1964. During his last eight years, Dick and his wife Del, served as Club Historians until his death on March 8, 1997.

In addition to his love of antique vehicles, Dick was an accomplished wood carver. One of his favorite carvings was donated on November 15, 1997, to the A.A.C.A. Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The carving is from one piece of cherry wood, and is of a Locomobile like the one he previously owned. Respectfully, the Eastern Shore Region membership began an annual tradition of the “Dick Furness Award” presentation in 1988. The significance of the award is a reflection and celebration of our past as we honor a current dedicated Eastern Shore Region A.A.C.A. member.

In 2024 the Eastern Shore Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America is celebrating it’s 60th anniversary.