Upcoming Events

August Events

Joint Meet – August 16-18 in Healy Alaska
Willy & Wilma Vinton are the point of Contact 907-388-7766 or wlvinton@gmail.com. This is an annual event that brings the Anchorage Antique Auto Club of Alaska and Vernon Nash Car Club together to share a weekend of fun.

We will kick the event off at 6:00 PM at the Healy Community Center, (adjacent to the Tri-Valley Fire department) with a potluck picnic.  As the Hosts of the Joint Meet, our club will provide the meat and our members will provide the side dishes for the meal. The AAMA will provide the desserts.  We will have valve cover races, so start prepping your valve cover race cars.

We have identified some possible lodging sites: Hotel Reservations may be made at Totem Inn: 907-683-6500 ($182-192/night) OR Midnight Sun RV & Campground: 907-683-1200 (range from $41-46/night depending on hookups required).  If you don’t want to stay the night, you can come down on Saturday morning for the car games, garage tour, and car show, end your evening with a banquet and head back home to Fairbanks. We have the daylight for it!

The itinerary is as follows: 

BBQ will commence at 6:00 p.m. Location:Tri-Valley Community Center Usibelli Spur Rd, Healy AK by Fire Department. Valve Cover Races will commence right after dinner and before the Car Tour.

Car Tour after Dinner- Take a drive into Denali Park Village, check out the old denali bus resurrected by a volunteer workparty at Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum.  It is a 1925 Fageal bus used to transport visitors to the park by Bobby Sheldon in the ‘30s.

The car games will start at 10:00 a.m.  Location:  Morning Star Baptist Church- School Rd, Healy, AK 99743

Lunch- after the car games we will gather once again for lunch, bringing whatever is left over from our picnic Friday night and anything else members want to provide.  It will start around 12:00 noon at Otto Lake Pavilion. Mile 1/2 Otto Lake Road – Healy, AK 

Garage Tours: – 1:30 PM – Willy has arrange a couple garage tours of  collectors that live in Healy.  

Car Show: Gather at Three Bears after the garage tours for an impromptu Healy Car Show

Awards Banquet: The Saturday Awards Banquet evening will be held at the Black Diamond Restaurant Location: One Mile Otto Lake Road. The social half-hour with a no-host bar will start at 6:00 p.m. and dinner will be served at about 6:30 p.m. Menu: Family Style meal that includes: First Course- Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Pasta Salad, Corn Muffins, House Made Chili; Second Course- Corn on the Cob, Roasted Salmon, Roasted Chicken, Barbeque Pork Ribs House made BBQ Sauce, Grilled and Roasted Vegetables; and Dessert- Back Country Cobbler.

If you plan to attend the Joint Meet this year, please complete the registration form and submit to the event coordinator Willy or Wilma Vinton by Friday, August 2nd, 2019.

I encourage you to come join in the fun, even if it is only for one or two of the events.  It is very enjoyable to catch up with our Car Club neighbors in Anchorage, see a little more of our beautiful state and share the love or our cars and their history with the locals.

Willy and I  want to thank Liz Masi and Scott Grundy for all of their hard work so far in making the arrangements.  I greatly appreciate their help in putting together such an amazing agenda. We will need help with the car games and the BBQ, so if you are planning to come and would like to volunteer, it would be greatly appreciated!

August 17th- Fairbanks Food Bank Day
Theresa Chase is the PPR for this event. VLNAACF has a designated day and time where we volunteer to assist with packing food boxes at the Food Bank. Please contact Theresa for more information at 907-388-1228.

August 25th- Mondo Poker Run
This is a fun run to Monderosa Bar and Grill in Nenana for amazing Hamburgers etc. Best in the interior we are told. Meet at Pioneer Park parking lot at 11:00 AM to join in the fun. Cost is $5.00 per participant in the Poker game ( money will be used as prizes for the winners). PPR for this event is Rochelle Larson. Contact her at 907-590-8593 for more information.

August 28th-Random Run-Around
This is a fun run-around that you never know where you will end up. We meet at Pioneer Park Parking lot at 6:30 pm and go where ever Charlie Bourque has dreamed up! PPR for this event is Charlie- contact him at 907-388-4263 for more information.