Due to logistical issues beyond
our control, our annual 'Show & Shine' Car Show is
CANCELLED for 2016.
We wish to thank everyone who has
worked & attended this show for years and wish you
a great car season of shows &
cruises; we'll be 'seein' you around!'
Calling all Car Fans!
Auto Club, one of the oldest and largest antique auto clubs
in Nova Scotia, is changing with the times and is looking for new members.
Enjoy the fun of belonging to a great club with like
minded people, help organize our annual Car Show and benefit
local charities, relax at our annual summer
picnic, socialize at
our annual Christmas Dance.
You can even buy & sell in
our newsletter! Want to know more about our
Spring 2016 - Recently four local charities
received donations from GAAC. Our club promotes the
preservation and use of antique automobiles and every
year our group donates a portion of the proceeds from
our Annual Antique Show and Shine. Club Presedent Tommy
Brady, presented cheques to four charities on behalf of
that received the donations, from left to right are: Don
Reid, Board Chairman for the Colchester Food Bank; Linda
Legere, Executive Director of Maggie's Place; Don
Peppard, from Board of Directors of the Truro Homeless
Outreach Society; and Phil Greaves, Treasurer of the
Colchester Stroke Club.
History - About Us...
The first meeting of Golden Age Automobile Club was held on April
7,1974, making us one of the oldest antique car clubs in Nova Scotia.
GAAC offers a place for antique car collectors and restorers to share
their experiences, runs a large annual Car Show, and provides many social
opportunities to meet and mix with fellow enthusiasts. We also
support the community through various
and charitable donations.
The first annual show was held inside at the Truro Stadium in 1975,
where they continued yearly until they outgrew the stadium by the early
80's. By this time the numbers had reached approximately 40 cars.
The club then decided to try their first outdoor Show & Shine, which was
held in 1983 at the Nova Scotia Agriculture College in Bible Hill. This
show paved the way to our successful outdoor shows we now have today.
This first outdoor event was held in conjunction with the Big
Brothers/Big Sisters as we donated the proceeds to them. We once again
increased our numbers and with our second year at the College reaching
approximately 100 cars, we had to move to yet another location to handle
these large groups. In 1985 we moved to the
Scotia Pine Camp Ground but by 1993 we had approached 500 cars and thus
had to look once again for another facility that could handle our steady
growth! 1994 was the first year for our present day location at
the Debert Airport where we have had in excess of 1000 show cars, along
with over 100 cars for sale in our Car Corral. In 2005 we moved to
the Truro Exhibition Grounds, running for two years in conjunction with
the Truro Tulip Festival on the May Victoria Day long weekend.
Eventually the club decided to move the show up to June to ensure warmer
weather - visit our Events page for more on
this years show. Then in 2014 the club decided to try another
venue and enjoyed a very successful show at the Colchester Legion
Stadium that year and in 2015 as well.