KYANA Region of the Antique
Automobile Club of America

KYANA REGION A.A.C.A.

Since 1935, the Antique Automobile Club of America 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. 

upcoming KYANA Region events

11/09/2019

Toys for Tots Drop Off

9am - 11am

KYANA Clubhouse

Event Details

11/09/2019

Toys for Tots Drop Off

Drop off a new toy on Saturday, November 9, between 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at the KYANA Club House.  Free breakfast to the first 200 people.  Sponsored by KYANA Charities. Questions: Contact Maureen Vannatta 502-931-2173


Toys for Tots Flyer

9am - 11am

KYANA Clubhouse

11/11/2019

Veterans Day Parade

All day

Event Details

11/11/2019

Veterans Day Parade

The Veterans Day Parade is on Monday November 11. We need a large turnout of antiques for this event, we will meet at the Walnut Street Church parking lot between Oak and St. Catherine Streets on 2nd Street. I am not sure about the exact time so just call me and I'll give that information out when I receive the time. Please call 502-619-2916 to register. Club Contact Chester Robertson

All day

11/16/2019

Fall Cleanup

9am - ?

KYANA Club House

Event Details

11/16/2019

Fall Cleanup

9AM at the OLE KYANA HOME

We need your help at the KYANA cleanup. Must sign up to have lunch. Call Chester at 502-935-6879 and leave voice mail to RSVP.

9am - ?

KYANA Club House

11/17/2019

Club Awards and Elections

2pm - ?

KYANA Club House

Event Details

11/17/2019

Club Awards and Elections

Award Distribution and the Election of new club officers.


Please send $6.00 per member to:

 Jesse & Beverly Foster

 P.O. Box 238

 Fairdale, Ky. 40118

 502-299-4862

 Deadline to register is Tuesday Nov. 12, 2019


 This is a member's only event


Slate of Candidates

2pm - ?

KYANA Club House

11/29/2019

Light Up Louisville Parade

evening - ?

Downtown Louisville

Event Details

11/29/2019

Light Up Louisville Parade

Come join the fun.

Need cars. It will be in the evening.

Times and location will be determined at a later date.

Contact: Alan Vannatta at 502-447-8228 or 502-445-3810

evening - ?

Downtown Louisville

More Events

Toys for Tots Drop Off

Download the PDF below for more information on the Toys for Tots Toy Drive.

KYANA REGION NEWS

Event Recap

     

BowmanFest   2019 - October 5th and 6th


  

What a unique event with perfect weather this year! The Bowman Field Airport celebrated its 99th year with Bowman Fest 2019. Saturday morning, October 5th, started off with a 5K Run on the Runway race that had approximately 600 participants. 


Last year saw KYANA cars placed among some of the airplanes on static display, but this year, due to a larger number of airplanes arriving, and the amount of early foot traffic on Saturday morning (provided by the runners) we were able to display our old jalopies on the Runway. What a unique and once in a lifetime occurrence to see about 25 beautiful show cars being escorted down a runway while vintage planes were taking off and landing around them.


KYANA showed up with a very diverse group of cars that was very well received by attendees. Our location on the runway was easy on the autos and easy on the large number of spectators that went by. The show directors estimated about 10,000 people attended on Saturday and a little less on Sunday. Plus, our runway location made it easy to leave the airport at any time.


Lynn Harpring summed things up well by stating: "Bowmanfest was a great event. In addition to the many fine KYANA people with interesting, rare and beautiful autos, the airplane exhibit of antique and unusual planes was a real crowd pleaser as well as the other ancillary attractions. It was impressive to note the large number of attendees, from oldsters like me to children in strollers, and others of all ages in between. "


We had a great lunch on both days, with Saturday being pizza from Bearno's and with Sunday being homemade sandwiches from Morris Deli right down the road. Plus, the organizers placed a 20 ft. by 20 ft. tent for us to use during the festival.


There are some great pictures of planes on the BowmanFest.com website and on the Facebook page for the Bowman Field Friends. One of the neatest moments of the event was when a young Down Syndrome girl commented on how she liked Bennie Coleman's 1955 Ford Thunderbird, and he proceeded to take her for a trip on the runway in his T-Bird. She will remember that the rest of her life!


After speaking to the Event Organizers they were very impressed with the foot traffic and the positive comments that our show cars generated. They said that they will make the cars more prominent in next year's event so you won't want to miss next year, the 100th anniversary of Bowman Field. Should be a great event!


Chris Mueller

BowmanFest Sponsor

Photos from BowmanFest 2019
Photos from BowmanFest 2019