This past weekend, we attended the SAAC (Shelby American Automobile Club) Northeast Regional Meet. This was the first meet of its kind, and everyone involved with the planning and management of this event just did a fantastic job! There were many favorable comments as everyone seemed to really enjoy the activities.
Speaking of activities, we had a full slate from the time we arrived on Friday afternoon until we packed up and left on Sunday afternoon.
Our video below gives just a quick overview of the entire event. There was a super Friday evening "social" from 7:00 PM until around 10:00 PM. There were various tables set up, and we were one of the participants that displayed a few items. It was just a lot of fun and "car talk."
On Saturday morning, the same room was set up with a great breakfast buffet. After breakfast, we headed to the parking lot for a 120 mile road tour with about 60 cars. It was great to see that the majority of cars consisted of the more vintage variety, rather than a ton of late model Mustangs and Shelbys. We had at least one of each year Shelby Mustang represented along with other cool cars including a Tiger, a Ford GT, and a Boss 302.
The tour ended at the Bill Collins' Collector Fords. Wow! Bill just went out of his way to share his shop, let us look at some cool parts and cars, and provide us with an incredible lunch! Everyone has been raving about Bill's hospitality.
A banquet was held Saturday evening with more great food, entertaining speakers, and both old and new friends.
Everyone headed to the AACA (Antique Automobile Club of America) Museum on Sunday morning for the popular vote car show. The show was also well organized and well attended. There were eight 1965 GT350 Mustangs in attendance!!! There were even more '66 models. To see that many '65's and '66's at one place was just really cool! There were many, many other great cars too including a 427 SC Cobra and a super nice 289.
Everyone that I have spoken to, including me, hopes this becomes an annual event. If you missed it this year, make sure that you do not miss it next year.