Welcome to the Antique Automobile Club, the San Diego Region’s foremost car club.

Apple Pie Run      May 14, 2022

It was a beautiful Spring morning and a great time for a drive in the country. 17 of us met up in Alpine and headed out Old Hwy 80 for a tour over the mountains and on to apple orchard country. Three antique autos were along on the trip: Doug and Marilyn Clements were driving their beautiful black 1956 Chevrolet, Art and Phyllis Cottee were in their green 1965 Mustang convertible and the Richards were in the lead with a red 1962 Thunderbird with the top down. Tom McIlravy drove a follow-up car and manned a walkie talkie to keep the group of 10 cars all together.

It was great to get up into the pine forests and mountain meadows on the Sunrise Highway. After passing through the little town of Mount Laguna we stopped for a scenic view to the Anza Borrego desert far below. From there we continued on through Julian and out Farmers Road to Wynola, stopping for a delicious lunch at Heroes Wood-fired Pizza. Next we drove up the road a little bit to Mom’s Pies for dessert. Apple pie ala mode seemed to be the group favorite. Afterwards the group dispersed to go home in their separate ways off the mountain.

A good time was had by all. There was plenty of time to socialize, swap stories and catch up. Traffic on the road was light and no one reported mechanical difficulties. We’re looking forward to more tours in the future, there are a lot of fun destinations in San Diego County to visit.

Tour Participants:

Tom McIlravy, David Melendez, Barbara Foley, Bob Lasher, Bob Wagner, Ron Walling, Doc McAllister, Art and Phyllis Cotte, Sam Judd, Doug and Marilyn Clements, Bob Gunthrop, Janette Hay, Mark and Diane Richards and Steve Linges (neighbor of Richards)

Tour Photographers

Bob Guntrop, Steve Linges and Tom McIlravy



Since the begining there has been something about the sight, sound, and feel of the automobile that stirs the imagination and the desire to experience the freedom of the open road. Whether it’s the clatter of the single cylinder brass era car or the heavy thumping of big block Detroit musclecars that fuels the addiction, we’ve all got a common interest. Classic and vintage cars, trucks, buses, and motorcycles are what this car club is about.

We’re glad you found our group. Stay and “nose” around our website. We have something for everyone. You don’t have to own a vehicle or know how to turn a wrench. You can be involved at any level you wish. Whether it’s joining our social events, going on driving tours with our group or just being a part of the San Diego car club scene, the possibilities are endless.

So, spend time with us and others sharing your automotive interests. Join up, it costs less than the price of a tank of gas and lasts all year. And check out our San Diego Regions AACA to find our why we think it is the foremost car club in the area. It’s about the cars, people and getting out  behind the wheel. We know you’re going to love the ride.

“The Foot Warmer” club newsletter for May 2022 is now available. It includes articles on the  Saturday Breakfast  and upcoming events, including the Ladies Luncheon, the All American BBQ and next week’s Apple Pie Run. Many thanks to John Boyd for creating and editing this fine newsletter.  Click HERE to view The Foot Warmer.

Car Shows and Club Events

The season is warming up for getting out with your car for some fun upcoming events. Keep posted with us to find out what’s going on.

May  28 Club Breakfast     9:30a   Bay Club    2131 Shelter Island    
May 29 55th Annual Car Show                   Bates Nut Farm                                                               by Fallbrook Vintage Car Club          
May 30 Auto Swap and Car Show, Santee Drive in Theater   www.Carshowcalifornia.com    
June  1 Cajon Classic Cruise       5pm      every Wednesday through the season                      Free    
June 2 La Mesa Classic Car Show   5 – 8 pm   Every Thursday thru Aug 25      Live Music     http://www.lamesavillageassociation.org/classic-car-show    
June 4 Pt. Loma Cars and Coffee  8a-10a Liberty Station   Every Saturday    
June  5 El Cerrito Cars and Coffee    8:30am-10am   College and El Cajon Blvd.    by HCCCA    for info: Newell Booth  619-318-5682    
June 6 General Membership Meeting      6:30pm   Joyce Beers Center    
June 11 Fords and Friends Car Show    9a-2p     Grape Day Park, Escondido   by Pickups Limited       Live Music, Food trucks and more       www.pickupslimitedsandiego.com    for information    
June 18 Great Autos Car Show   1 – 3:30 pm    Normal and University Streets    David Haller for info    619-709-2109    
June 19 Father’s Day Cruise to Belmont Park and Car Show     10a-3p   Mission Beach         www.carshowcalifornia.com    
June 25 Bob Gunthorp’s All American BBQ                         It’s time to send your reservation check to John Boyd    
June 26 Fine Rides and Friends     Pacific Islander Brewing     Santee    
30 Board of Directors Meeting    
July   No General Membership Meeting          
July  2 Pt. Loma Cars and Coffee  8a-10a Liberty Station   Every Saturday    
July 4 Coronado Independence Day Parade                Al Smithson for details    
July 6 Cajon Classic Cruise       5pm      every Wednesday through the season            JULY   26    Convertible Night    
July 16 Great Autos Car Show   1 – 3:30 pm    Normal and University Streets    David Haller for info    619-709-2109    

See the pull down menu at the top of the page or click here for  2022 events.

The SAN DIEGO REGION ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF AMERICA is now a Facebook Group.  Check it out, and join the group to be able to share your car photos and comments with others in the group and be up to date on club activities. 

MEETINGS – First Monday of Each Month 6:30 p.m. Social – 7:00 p.m. Meeting JOYCE BEERS COMMUNITY CENTER In Hillcrest at 3900 Vermont St. Take University Ave, turn north onto Vermont between 10th and Richmond. Parking is available in the area behind Ralph’s Grocery and on the adjacent streets.