blank 04/14/14 09:17AM Antique Automobile Club, Car Meet, Car show, Flea Market

2014 National Eastern Spring Meet; Buffalo, NY 5/29-31, 2014

The Lake Erie Region of the
Antique Automobile Club of America

 2014 National Eastern Spring Meet in Buffalo, New York
May 29 - 30 - 31, 2014

Click Here to Register Online
Click Here for Volunteer Opportunities
Click Here for Frequently Asked Questions Part 1
Click Here for Frequently Asked Questions Part 2

People you should know...

Meet Chair
Chuck Facklam
2748 West Blood Road
East Aurora, NY 14052
716 254-3926

Registration Chair
John & Elaine Haid
13 Crownland Circle
West Seneca, NY 14224
716 674-7351

Chief Judge
Bob Nash
4659 Lower River Road
Lewiston, NY 14092-1054
716 754-7028
Places you can stay...

Host Hotel
Buffalo Marriott Niagara
1340 Millersport Highway
Amherst, NY 14221
716 689-6900
Rooms reserved for AACA @ $119 per night

Double Tree by Hilton
10 Flint Road
Amherst, NY 14221
716 689-4414
Rooms reserved for AACA @ $129 per night

Place you can camp...
Niagara Campground & Resort
2659 Whitehaven Road
Grand Island, NY 14072
1-877-321-CAMP or 716 773-7600



Sponsored by the
Lake Erie Region
May 29 - 30 - 31, 2014

Welcome to Beautiful and
Historic Buffalo

The Buffalo region, set on the banks of Lake Erie and at the mouth of the Niagara River is filled with sites to see, including architectural delights and has a rich transportation history. The Niagara River winds a short distance north to one of the world's natural wonders, Niagara Falls, then becomes whirlpools thru the Niagara escarpment, and empties into Lake Ontario. There are many places to see in this area, some of them are included in our tours. Stay some extra days while you're here and take in even more of the delights of Western New York.


Welcome Party
Join us for a fun evening that includes meeting new friends, renewing old friendships, seeing some great nostalgic collections including a variety of pedal cars, automotive toys, car waxing techniques, a guitars & cars display and more, while enjoying a meal of subs, pizza and an ice cream sundae bar. We look forward to seeing you there!
A cash bar will be available.


Tour to Fort Niagara & Niagara Falls
Depart at 9:00 am from the Buffalo Niagara Marriott, and board the bus for a tour of Fort Niagara in Youngstown, NY which is a National Historic Site and played an important role in the struggles of France, great Britain and the US to control the Great Lakes Regions. Then travel to the American side of Niagara Falls. Enjoy strolling around this beautiful area and taking in the breathtaking views. Lunch is on your own. These are walking tours.
Approx. 3:30 pm - Arrive back at the Marriott.

Tour to Buffalo Transportation Museum & 
Canalside (Buffalo's Waterfront)
Depart at 9:00 am from the Buffalo Niagara Marriott, and board the bus for a visit to the Buffalo Transportation & Pierce-Arrow Museum (, which includes the newly completed Frank Lloyd Wright Filling Station tour. Then travel to Canalside, which is in the heart of Buffalo's waterfront revitalization and across from the Naval & Serviceman's Park. canalside includes the original entrance, recently rediscovered, to the Erie Canal originally built in 1825. Lunch is on your won. These are walking tours.
Approx. 1:45 pm - Arrive back at the Marriott.

A Taste of Buffalo
Looking for somewhere to get a taste of the delicious foods for which Buffalo is famous? Look no further. Join us for a "Taste of Buffalo" where you will savor the flavors of chicken wings (that originated at our own Anchor Bar), miniature beef on weck sandwiches, and small fish fries with all the condiments. Ray "the Piano Man" will entertain you with some favorite tunes on the piano (you're welcome to sing along), and Jeff Mahl will give a presentation on the 1908 NY to Paris 'Great Race' in a Thomas Flyer (  Jeff is the great grandson of George Schuster, who won that Great Race. 
A cash bar will be available.


Our delicious banquet is sure to suit your palate. The meal starts with a tasty, crisp, salad followed by a double-entree of beef and chicken, potato and vegetable, and a mouth-watering dessert. You won't want to miss this nice event with a chance to visit your old friends, new ones you made at this show, and enjoy the awards ceremony. Seating arrangements will be coordinated at registration.

Click Here to Learn about Vehicle Classification
at the show

Route you can take...
From the south, west or east
NYS Thruway 90 to Youngman Highway 
Route 290 to exit 5B, Millersport Highway, Route 263.


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Noon to 5:00 pm – Registration Open at Marriott

Noon to 5:00 pm – Hospitality Open at Marriott

Noon to 5:00 pm – Flea Market on University of Buffalo 

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm – Welcome Party at Marriott


Friday, May 30, 2014

8:00 am to 5:00 pm – Registration Open at Marriott

8:00 am to 5:00 pm – Hospitality Open at Marriott

8:00 am to 5:00 pm – Flea Market on University of Buffalo  


9:00 am – Tour to Fort Niagara & Niagara Falls

9:00 am – Tour to Buffalo Transportation 
     Museum & Canalside

11:00 am – Race Car & Motorcycle Checks on Campus

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm – Roundtable Discussions at Marriott

2:30 pm to 4:00 pm – Judges School at Marriott

6:00 pm – ‘Taste of Buffalo’ at Marriott
7:30 pm – Jeff Mahl’s ‘Great Race’ Presentation


Saturday, May 31, 2014

7:00 am – Registration & Show Field Opens

7:30 am - Judges’ Breakfast at the Marriott

8:00 am to 3:00 pm – Souvenir Tent and Flea Market on

     University of Buffalo (UB) Campus

8:00 am to 3:00 pm – Car Show

10:00 am –Continuing Judge’s Education (CJE)

10:00 am - Owner’s Briefing

11:00 am – Judging Begins

1:00 pm – Children & Youth Activities

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Cocktail Hour

7:00 pm – Banquet Dinner & Awards Ceremony at Marriott

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Show Field:  The show field is on the University of Buffalo Campus, approximately 5 minutes from the host hotel in Governors Lots C & D, and Jarvis Lot A & B

Registration Deadline: April 30, 2014
No refunds after deadline date.
Judges’ Parking: UB Campus, Governor’s Lot A
Show Field Capacity: 600 Vehicles




Eastern Spring Meet Vehicle Registration @ $30 each, 1 vehicle per card

Thursday Evening Welcome Party & Collections Display $25 each

Friday Tour to Fort Niagara and Niagara Falls $25 each 

Friday Tour to Pierce-Arrow Museum & Canalside $30 each 

Friday Evening ‘Taste of Buffalo’  & Entertainment $25 each 

Saturday Awards Banquet – Adult  $40 each

Saturday Awards Banquet – Child $15 each

T-Shirts @ $15 each - _____Small, _____Medium, _____Large, _____X Large, ______XX Large

Trailer Parking @ $25 each 

Motor Home Parking @ $25 each  (no hookups)

Trailer and Motor Home Parking @ $50 

Car Corral @ $35 each 
Flea Market @ $35 each 

Do you have any dietary needs or allergies? Please specify …………………………………………………………………………….…….....................

For Registration questions, contact John & Elaine Haid at 716-674-7351. 

Registration Deadline: April 30, 2014.  No refunds after deadline date.   No credit cards.

Tours are based on first come, first serve basis, and on full bus capacity. If tour cancellation is required, refunds will be issued.

For more information on the Buffalo - Niagara area, visit the Niagara Tourism & Convention's
website at

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