Sign in to follow this  
Marty Roth


Recommended Posts





The October 21-26, 2018 AACA Founders Tour is for 1932 through 1993 AACA Vehicles.

The tour will be based in Metropolis, Illinois, and has extremely affordable lodging at the Harrah's Casino - offering drives in the 3-state areas of Illinois, Kentucky, and Missouri.


The tour is not yet quite filled and is still accepting applications, 

so call AACA Headquarters in Hershey  (717) 534-1913 ASAP to request an application, and get it mailed in right away.

This tour promises to be lots of fun during a comfortable time of the year, starting a week after Hershey



Join the Ohio Valley Chapter of the AACA for 5 days of touring in beautiful southern Illinois, western Kentucky and southeastern Missouri.  

See sites of rural America with old friends.  Experience southern hospitality and make new friends.  Fall colors, rescued wildlife, historical places, museums  and magnificent natural landscapes are all waiting for you.








Lynn Lech – Chairperson

Stacey May – Registration

4645 Pinewood Lane

Metropolis, IL  62960

Mike Hausman – President



Harrah’s Metropolis

100 E. Front St.


Mention AACA  for discount rate.








Hosted by

Southern Illinois Region

Ohio Valley Chapter


Sunday:  Registration will be held from 3:00 – 6:00 in the host hotel.  At 6:30 a welcome dinner will be held at the Metropolis Masonic Lodge at 113 East Third St. The lodge is 1 block from the hotel.

Monday:  The first stop will be in Kevil, KY to see a private car collection.  From there we will head toward the Mississippi River to visit an ancient mound burial site, lunch at a famous restaurant in Sikeston, MO, and  then Cairo, IL, where the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers meet.

Tuesday:  Today’s route leads to the quaint town of Golconda, IL and on to the Garden of the Gods. After an easy walk we will be at Camel Rock which was designated the image for the Illinois state quarter in 2016.  Then on to Equality, IL for lunch at the Red Onion.  After lunch we will visit Cave-in-Rock, IL, a famous lair for outlaws and river pirates along the Ohio River, and then the Flourspar Museum.  Today will include a little easy walking.


Wednesday:  A new direction is scheduled for today.  We will head to Vienna, IL and Ferne Clyffe State Park where you may see a waterfall (depending on the rainfall).  From there we travel to Giant City State Park for a delicious chicken lunch. After lunch the highlight will be the Bald Knob cross, where we will have an afternoon dessert.  The site of the Lincoln-Douglas debates and the Cache River Wetlands will complete our day.

Thursday:  We will be traveling across the 1920 vintage steel grated Brookport bridge.  Then on to a drive through Land Between Lakes, a 170,000-acre National Recreation Area.  We will stop at the Nature Center, have lunch at Golden Pond, and visit the Planetarium and Homeplace.

Friday:  Fort Massac will be our first stop of today.  The fort was first built by the French in 1757. We will then head to Paducah, KY, a Unesco Creative City, where we will visit a private car collection.  Then on to downtown Paducah, home to the National Quilt Museum, River Discovery Museum, Railroad Museum, flood wall art and many shops and restaurants. The closing dinner will be back at the Masonic Lodge at 6:30.



Those wishing to reserve space at a campground should call Ron Smith at (618) 638-0348 for instructions.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Would love to be there because Metropolis is a facinating town to visit....been there twice.  But, since we sold the '71 Riviera we really don't have a car for that long trip and I don't want to long trailer trip from Florida is enough in one year for somebody almost 80. That is why I've been looking around for a low mileage 1991-1993 Park Avenue.  In January I can move that up to a 1994 Park Avenue.  I've thought about a Roadmaster in those years, but I think I'd rather have a LeSabre Limited if it came to that.  Everybody have a great time in this great city.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this