Welcome to First Capital AACA


We conduct a monthly dinner and business meeting, the next meeting will be June 19 at the Hibachi Grill restaurant, New Bern (3342 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd)

The business meeting will start at 7 pm. If you plan to eat please come early enough to be finished by the beginning of the business meeting. Visitors are always welcome. Owning an antique car is not a requirement car to join the AACA only a passion for the automotive hobby. 


Events 2017

(Please note: Contents subject to change) 

Award winners at the First Capital Chapter Antique Automobile Club of America’s 26th Annual Spring Car Show held May 13 in historic downtown New Bern were:

                                                          BEST OF SHOW

                                           David Clark, 1958 Cadillac El Dorado


                                   HISTORIC PRESERVATION OF ORIGINAL FEATURES

                                           First Place: Jim Tuttle, 1987 Buick Grand National

                                           First Runner-up: Ken Rowe, 1964 Imperial

                                           Second Runner-up:  C.L. Cook, 1959 Ford Skyliner


                                                     VINTAGE CARS (Pre WWII)

                                          First Place: Mike Morton, 1930 Ford Coupe

                                          First Runner-up: Michael Hamby, 1929 Ford Coupe

                                          Second Runner-up: Gary Walker, 1932 Essex


                                             CLASSIC CARS (Post WWII)

                                  First Place: Mike Waters, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro

                                  First Runner-up: Mark Maloney, 1987 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

                                  Second Runner-up: Paul Gaskins, 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS


                                                        SPORT CARS

                                 First Place: David Langston, 1967 Porsche 912

                                 First Runner-up: Bill Cox, 1966 Chevrolet Corvette

                                 Second Runner-up: Frank Salvatore, 1956 Ford Thunderbird


                                              SPECIAL INTEREST CARS

                              First Place: Phil Reid, 1955 Chevrolet Station Wagon

                              First Runner-up: Dennis Leoni, 1956 Ford Pickup

                             Second Runner-up: John Lawson, 1950 Ford Pickup


                                           COMMERCIAL VEHICLES

                         First Place: Denny Bucher, 1949 Chevrolet Pickup


From Left to Right

Paul Gaskins, Ken Rowe, Mark Maloney, Mike Morton, David Clark, Mike Water, David Langston, Frank Salvatore, Bill Cox, Jim Tuttle                 

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First Capital Chapter AACA Meet and Show

May 13, 2017 


Vintage and classic motor vehicles spanning the ages will be showcased in downtown New Bern, Saturday, May 13, for the 27th Annual Spring Car Show sponsored by the First Capital Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America.

Upwards of 100 motor vehicles ranging from a ”Barn  Fresh” 1924 Model T and a 1931 Stutz to a 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk and a 1969 Ford Mustang Mach I will be among the displayed vehicles along with an antique fire engine from the New Bern Firemen’s Museum. Muscle cars, race cars, classic Ford Thunderbirds, Chevrolet Corvettes and various other American and foreign marques will complete the field of entries. 

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the first Nash vehicle to roll out of the Nash Motor Company plant in Kenosha, Wisconsin in 1917, the show will also spotlight a 1959 Nash Metropolitan and a 1951 Nash Country Club, both restored to their original condition.    

This is a popular annual event that not only promotes the club’s mission of preserving automotive history, but also educates, entertains, and supports our community. 

Open and free to the public, the show will be staged on Middle Street from South Front Street to Broad Street, and on Pollock Street from the intersection of Middle Street to Craven Street. The exhibit areas will be closed to vehicular traffic.

The meet begins at 8:30 a.m. with vehicles entering the show field from South Front Street, and ends at 2 p.m. with the presentation of awards at the intersection of Pollock and Middle streets. Awards will be presented to winners in various categories ranging from historic preservation of original features to daily drivers, and from sports cars to special interest vehicles.

Vehicles may be entered in the show in advance at a registration fee of $15, or before 10 a.m. the day of the event at a fee of $20. Registration forms are available several ways, download via link below, emailing  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or by calling 252-637-4503 or 252-633-6342. Any motor vehicle at least 25 years old may be entered in the show regardless of make, model or condition, and an owner does not have to be a member of a car club.

In addition to the 26 spring shows sponsored since its founding in 1991, First Capital has hosted six AACA national meets, including Grand National Meets 2002 and 2010, which have attracted thousands of automotive enthusiasts from throughout the country to New Bern.

2017 May Meet and Show Registration:          2017 May Registration Form