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AACA FOUNDERS TOUR - SHOW LOW, AZ - April 26 – May 1, 2020


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The 2020 AACA Founders Tour for 1932 - 1995 vehicles in Show Low, Arizona

will immediately follow the AACA Western Spring Nationals (April 23-25, 2020)-

 

You can contact AACA National Headquarters to request an application-

 

So you can Show and drive,

or Drive and Show the same 1932-1995 vehicle

at two consecutive events in the beautiful White Mountains of Eastern Arizona.

 

The tour will visit the Painted Desert, Petrified Forest, and Fort Apache, Payson, the Zane Gray cabin, the Salt River Canyon, Tonto Natural Bridge, a fish hatchery, and Molly Butler Lodge - the oldest tavern in Arizona, among other equally interesting locations:

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SHOW LOW FOUNDERS TOUR 
 
Touring the White Mountains is a very interesting and exciting adventure. 
Several lunches will be supplied as well as two Banquets, with daily coffee & snacks at about 9:00 to 10:30 most mornings.
 
Sunday is registration & check in, and then a wonderful banquet. 
 
Monday:
Starting the week off, even the scenic drive to and from an event will be most interesting and beautiful. You will be visiting neat places like the Painted Desert, Petrified Forest, and an overlook so high, that you'll be able to see New Mexico. 
 
Tuesday:
The tour drives to a cool place called the Diamond X Ranch and the Little House Museum. Lunch is planned at the Molly Butler Lodge, the oldest tavern in Arizona. This is in the really quaint little town of Greer. 
 
Wednesday:
Drive to Payson, AZ to visit the Zane Gray cabin and Payson Museum. Lunch will be hosted by the local car club. After lunch you will drive on to the Tonto Natural Bridge as well as a fish hatchery and then back to Show Low. 
 
Thursday:
Drive to a visit at Fort Apache and then see the spectacular views of the Salt River Canyon.  
 
Friday will be an easy day. Wander through, and take in the Show Low Museum, (look to see if you can find the sword that Tour Organizer Malcolm Stinson's Great-Great Grandfather’s carried in the Civil War.) Visit the Distinctive Auto Body shop, and then a private Model T collection after which it is on to Malcolm's Studebaker Ranch for lunch. Check out his cars & shop and then sit around for a leisurely lunch relaxing and conversing with your friends. Finally, attend our closing banquet.
 
This tour is an AACA event you'll smile, and talk about for years to come, and if you haven't yet driven an AACA Founders Tour, it is time to enjoy not only the drive, not only the scenery, not only the cars, but especially the friendships and camaraderie shared year after year. 
Edited by Marty Roth
typo, and additional note (see edit history)
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