Welcome to First Capital AACA


We conduct a monthly dinner and business meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at the Hibachi Grill restaurant, New Bern (3342 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd)

The meeting starts with dinner at 6:00 pm followed by a short 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. 

Upcoming Events for 2017

(Please note: Contents subject to change) 


April 22, 2017   NC Region Cruise-In - Wilson

May 6, 2017      NC Region Spring Meet and Show - Raleigh

May 13, 2017    First Capital Chapter AACA Meet and Show - New Bern

May 20, 2017    Morehead Chapter AACA Meet and Show - Morehead City

Mini-Meets for Local Community

These events are designed to share our automotive passion with those who are not able to attend meets or shows. The space is limited at these locations, so if you would like to support this effort please send an email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

May 15, 2017    Grantsbrook Nursing (290 Keel Rd, Grantsboro)

May 19, 2017    River Point Crest (2600 Old Cherry Point Rd, New Bern)

May 25, 2017    Croatan Village (4522 Old Cherry Point Rd, New Bern)


AACA Region Calendar  

AACA National Calendar

Chapter News

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