Calling all Collectible Car Enthusiasts...
Don't know if your car qualifies?
All vehicles from the turn of the century until 1989 are considered collectible. This is a great way to combine the camaraderie of Rotary International with one of the most popular sports/hobbies in the world.
You do not have to own a collectible car to join!
As a member of the North American Chapter of ACHAFR you will receive a Rotary International ACHAFR radiator grill badge, a directory of fellow members, a newsletter filled with events around the country and the world, opportunity to advertise to buy or sell those "dream" cars.
All membership also receive an access code to our latest e-book "How to Put on a Car Show, Rally and Tour for Fun, Fellowship and Fundraising".
President Tanaka arrived at Tampa International Airport, and was greeted by our District Governor (and fellow ACHAFR member) Dr. Tom Wade. He then attended our welcome luncheon at historic Columbia Restaurant in Ybor City, a suburb of Tampa. This restaurant continues to be owned and operated by the original Gonzmart family since establishment in 1905, the same year as Rotary! With the rich heritage of the Spanish & Cuban influences that we have all come to know and love, the beautiful architecture and delicious food are internationally famous.
Pictured below is President Tanaka with our 1939 Lincoln Limo. We may have struggled slightly with our language variances, but the international language of cars was the cure for much communication. We were delighted to hear that it was actually Pres. Tanaka’s birthday on the day of his visit. DG Tom had a birthday cake ready for the occasion, and I had my tech-wiz daughter, Amanda, quickly text me phonetically pronunciation for Happy Birthday in Japanese.
When I mentioned that the car was born in 1939, Pres. Tanaka said to me “I too was born in 1939”. And when he spotted the badge on the front grill work he said “ahh, V-12”. Talk about universal car man language! He next enjoyed a quick look under the hood before he took off to his next venue. But not before I shared with him our ACHAFR business card, wooden nickel, and brass grill badge. And that last photo is of President Tanaka admiring the fresh paint job on the 1939 Lincoln. It’s a car guy thing!