Sat, Feb 26|
Fort Smith Museum of History
Fort Smith Antique Automobile Club Exhibition Opening and Antique Car Show "60 Years On The Road"
Join the Fort Smith Museum of History as we celebrate the Fort Smith Antique Automobile Club’s antique car show and the opening reception of their exhibition, “60 Years On the Road” at the Fort Smith Museum of History on Saturday, February 26, 2022 from 10:00 am–2:00 pm.
Time & Location
Feb 26, 2022, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Fort Smith Museum of History, 320 Rogers Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901, USA
About the event
Fort Smith Antique Automobile Club Exhibition Opening and Car Show
“60 Years On The Road”
Saturday, February 26, 2022 from 10:00 am- 2:00 pm, Program @ 12:00 noon.
*Car show is from 10-2, program by Club President, Carl Albertson at 12:00, refreshments served, Free to the public (10-2)
In 1962, driven by the realization that antique car licenses were only issued to members of an antique car club, antique car enthusiasts Paul Tucker, Gerald Meek, Ben Tankersley, and Robert Fowler remedied that problem and formed the Fort Smith Antique Automobile Club. The early meetings of the FSAAC were held in the KWHN Radio Building on Garrison Avenue and in members’ homes. In 1963, the FSAAC became affiliated with the Mid-America Old Time Automobile Association (MOTAA). For the past 60 years, the Fort Smith Antique Automobile Club has motored down the roads of Fort Smith, showcased their vehicles in local movies and weddings, participated in local events, assisted students with the “perfect vintage car for the perfect vintage shot”, and offered the public a hands-on look at vintage automobiles along with antique auto memorabilia, machinery, parts, and collectable items.
Moved by their mission statement, in part, “...for admirers of antique and classic automobiles, and to aid them in their efforts to restore and preserve the automobile in its original likeness.”, the FSAAC exhibition “60 Years On The Road” will feature an unrestored original 1925 Dodge Brothers Touring Car, a 1932 restored Chevrolet six-cylinder engine loaned by Hug Chevrolet, an original 1962 club sign, two vintage gas pumps, grills from early Ford vehicles, vintage auto signs, tools and other vintage auto memorabilia. During the car show at the museum, see makes and models of antique Ford, Chevy, Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Ford Model A, and Chevy Sports Coupe vehicles dating from 1929, 1937, 1939, 1949, 1950, 1957, and more.
Join the Fort Smith Museum of History as we celebrate the Fort Smith Antique Automobile Club’s antique car show and the opening reception of their exhibition, “60 Years On the Road” at the Fort Smith Museum of History on Saturday, February 26, 2022 from 10:00 am–2:00 pm. The Car Show will be outside of the Fort Smith Museum of History from 10:00- 2:00. A program by FSAAC President, Carl Albertson, at 12:00 noon, will discuss the history of the club, original member, T. W. Brown, and antique autos. Refreshments and drinks will be available. The event is free to the public from 10:00-2:00.