Welcome to the KYANA Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America.
Since 1935, the A.A.C.A. has had one goal: The preservation and enjoyment of automotive history of all types. From Nationals (Meets) and Tours to Regional events, A.A.C.A. is here to bring enthusiasts together.
Third Annual KYANA Derby Festival Cruise
When: April 28, 2019 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (rain or shine)
Where: Iroquois Park Amphitheatre
Sponsors: Dennis and Melody Welsh-Buchholz and Neil White
Dennis Buchholz and Melody Welsh-Buchholz again invited KYANA to a car display at Iroquois Park before the annual Louisville Youth Orchestra (LYO) pops concert at the Iroquois Amphitheatre. The annual concert is a recognized Kentucky Derby Festival event and draws hundreds of attendees to Iroquois Park.
The LYO, founded in 1958, provides an extraordinary musical experience for young people from grade school through age 21. There are over 350 musicians from 101 schools and 17 counties in the Louisville & Southern Indiana metro area.
This year’s car display included 17 KYANA member cars. Members were provided pizza, drinks, and snacks during the display. Prior to the concert, the LYO student musicians were encouraged to vote for their favorite car. The top three vote getters were presented gift card awards in front of the gathered audience prior to the concert. Much to our surprise, the students voted for three of the older vehicles on display, Roger Stephan’s Ford Model T roadster, Mark Kubancik’s ’55 DeSoto, and Bob Purdy’s ’57 Thunderbird.
The students, their parents, and friends really enjoyed inspecting the cars and were enthusiastic about voting for their favorite. It was a fun day and KYANA thanks Dennis and Melody for arranging this popular event.