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AACA Grand Nationals to descend on New Ulm, MN July 23-24

Old Cars' very own, Angelo Van Bogart will be on the grounds of the AACA Grand Nationals at New Ulm, MN as one of the illustrious judges of the coveted Zenith Award.
AACA Zenith Award winner of 2019 David Landow's 1931 Buick 8-94 Sport Roadster

AACA Zenith Award winner of 2019 David Landow's 1931 Buick 8-94 Sport Roadster

WHAT: Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Annual Grand Nationals Car Show

What will you see on the show field? More than 100 of the finest antique cars from a 1903 Holley Roadster to a 1989 Buick LeSabre Coupe, and everything in between! Only the best-of-the-best can compete in this show – every car you will see has been shown at multiple AACA Nationals and won multiple awards including their Senior Award. You will see a 1917 Locomobile 48 Custom Dual Cowl, a 1928 Gardner 85 Roadster, a 1929 REO Flying Cloud Phaeton and a 1939 Lincoln Zephyr Convertible. You’ll also see a 1941 DeSoto Custom Club Coupe, a 1954 Kaiser-Darrin 161 Roadster, a 1964 Amphicar 770 Convertible and a 1969 Mercury Cyclone Coupe. This show will have such a huge variety of cars, trucks and motorcycles – there will be something for everyone’s taste!

Don’t miss viewing the 18 special hand-picked cars that are vying for the coveted Zenith Award for restoration of the year! Judges for this year’s competition include Angelo Van Bogart (editor of Old Cars), Stephen Murphy (curator for the Driehaus Collection), Richard Lentinello (publisher of Crankshaft) and Graham Kozak of RM Sotheby’s.


The AACA is the world’s largest and oldest antique car club with over 55,000 members and 350 local Regions and Chapters across the U.S. and 49 other countries. Each year, 15-20 National Activities (car shows and tours) are hosted by the nonprofit. Thank you to the local Minnesota Region AACA for hosting this event!


AACA prides itself on being the premier club and resource for the collectible vehicle community. Car shows, like this one, are the best way to share this wonderful hobby with everyone. Our members and their love of these cars are the foundation of this hobby, and we hope to inspire a younger generation.


Friday, July 23; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Zenith Competition Judging & Awards Ceremony

Saturday, July 24; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: Car Show, FREE admission to the public

Meet Hermann the German as he visits the show field on Saturday and picks his favorite!


Friday: New Ulm Civic Center, 1212 N. Franklin St, New Ulm, MN 56073 (adjacent to the Fairgrounds)

Saturday: Brown County Fairgrounds, 1201 N. State St., New Ulm, MN 56073


For more information on AACA, judging guidelines, National Awards or National Activities, visit Club membership is only $45 a year and includes our award-winning magazine, Antique Automobile. First-time members can try AACA out right now for the rest of the year for only $25! Just call 717-534-1910 today.

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The AACA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, has served as the country's premier resource for the collectible vehicle community since its formation in 1935. Through its national office, publications, online forums, Library and membership, the Club has assisted countless individuals, historians and collectors, along with other libraries, car clubs and museums, in the quest to preserve and enjoy the antique automobile experience.

Antique Automobile Club of America, 800 W. Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, PA 17033, United States.

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