Kingdom of the Sun (KOTS)
Antique Automobile Car Club Ocala Florida
6/18/16 The Villages-Spanish Springs KOTR (Kingdom of the Road) featured club. Our club joined them.
7/12/16 KOTS and KOTR visited the Appleton Museum and looked at Norman Rockwell's work. Then we went to the Braised Onion for a great lunch. Some of use braved the heat and drove our old cars, while some came in modern cars and had the air conditioning running. All had a good time.
7/27/16 Pictures from Steve Ellis on Albuquerque Tour in his 1927 T
8/22/16 We went to Cracker Barrel for breakfast, then drove to Roger Hatton's garage where we joined the KOTR group. We visited with Roger and saw his cars & trucks. We then went to Gator Joe's for lunch.
11/4/16 We drove to Minneola Elementary Charter School where we met 3 other car clubs for a school activity for Science and Social Studies units involving American Inventors and also how the automobile changes America. The students questioned us about our cars. The most ask question was, "What does the horn sound like"
We had cars from Model T's to a Tesela.
After the show we went to The Crooked Spoon where we enjoyed chatting with the members and a great meal.
AACA Winter Meet February 23-25, 2017
The show field was on the campus of College of Central Florida on SR200.
We were given many great reviews from National.
We had 240 cars present.
We had 80-90 volunteers from 5 clubs.
AACA sold over $3,900 of merchandizing.
We had 12 award winners from our club.
The college did well on the consessions.
12/11/16 We had our Christmas Party in Weirsdalf, where we were joined by the AACA KOTR, and the Villages After a great lunch we were entertained by a singing group. They were very good.
Some of our members are also members of the Tin Lizzie Club of NC Florida. In November 2016 they drove seven model T's from mile marker 100 in Key Largo to Mile Marker 0 in Key West under their own power. A picture of the group at the southern most point in the continental United States.
January 21, 2017
We met at McDonalds and traveled together up to Florida Museum of Natural History for the Collectors Day event. There were a lot of items on display and we enjoyed talking to the presenters. After viewing the displays we ate lunch and headed home. Weather was perfect. Unfortunately we had the same problem parking as we did last year and were not able to park together, so I have no pictures.
We met at Lowes and traveled down to the Alpaca Farm in Homosassa where the Leesburg Chapter joined us. We were given a tour and lots of information on the Alpaca's. We got to feed them and pet them. We were shown how the Alpaca fur is made into hats, scarfs, etc. A nice gift shop and many plants for sale. Then we went to the Seagrass Waterfront Restaurant for a good lunch.
Monthly meeting Sunday April 9,2017
Women wearing their Easter Hats
4/29/17 We met at Silver Springs and then drove as a group to Sparky’s Place Restaurant in Astor, FL. It took awhile to get our breakfast, but well worth the wait. We then drove as a group to the Barberville Antique Car Show. There were plenty of crafts and musicians playing in and around all the historic buildings. Food and drinks were available for purchase. At 2:00 pm Bruce won a second place trophy for his Bantam and James won a third place for his 35 Plymouth.
7/18/17 Bill Soop made arrangements for us to tour National Parts Depot private car collection today after our weekly breakfast. We were greeted by Rick Schmidt who gave us the tour, history of the cars, and what was special about the car. We are very grateful and thankful to Rick for taking his time to show us the cars. Everyone had a great time. Bill Soop took some pictures of today.
12/15/17 Thanks to Jim Rentz and the KOTR AACA we were invited to see the Cade Studebaker Collection, Alachua FL. Thank you Bill Soop for the pictures.
1/20/18 These are the cars that attended the Memorial Service for Jim Conway. Very nice church service and very nice meal. Jim will be missed by us all. Thank you Gary White for the pictures. Thank you Cindy.
10/14/18 We had our monthly meeting inside On Top of the World at The Lodge. These are some of the cars that attended.