NOTE TO MEMBERS:
Next Club Function
Monthly Meeting: AGM on Saturday January 29th @ 6:00PM (NEW DATE)Smiley's Buffet on Circle Drive
(See Events page for upcoming meeting & event details, including Swap Meet information.)
The Saskatoon Antique Auto Club meets the 4th Tuesday of every month except November(3rd Tuesday), December and January (AGM - various dates) at the Western Development Museum.
The club is open to all car enthusiasts of domestic and foreign cars and trucks of all vintages.
President - Marty Nicholas
Vice President - Randy Stene
Secretary - Irene Stene
Treasurer - Paul Collyer
Past President - Bud Small
1 yr Directors: Dave Brock, Neil Doell, Rob Minion
2 yr Directors: Jerry Lupol, Dwayne Markwich, Al Wilms
Group photo from our Mini Cruise July 6, 2014
History of the Saskatoon Antique Auto Club
The organizational meeting of the Saskatoon Antique Auto Club (SAAC) was held on November 4, 1964 in the boardroom of the Western Development Museum (WDM). Approximately 30 people were in attendance from which the following officers were elected: President – Jack Braithwaite, Vice-President – Jim Allen, Secretary-Treasurer – Paul Matlock, Directors – Lloyd McLeod, W. Campbell, Roy Sisetki, W.J. Rea, Bill Horning, Gordon Wilson, Dan Meyers and Gordon Leach. The annual membership fee was set at $5.00.
As noted above, SAAC was founded with encouragement and support from the management of the Western Development Museum. Throughout its history, the club has held most monthly meetings at the museum where the club library is housed. In 1986, SAAC entered into an agreement with WDM in which all SAAC members became museum members and club dues were increased to include the additional membership fee. During the period 1991-1993, SAAC contributed funds to the Boomtown volunteers of the WDM, who then restored a 1928 Ford model A Phaeton which remains on permanent display in the museum. Over the years the club has also restored several cars for the WDM including a 1941 Ford RCAF staff car, a 1918 McLaughlin Buick and, as a 50th anniversary project, restored a 1926 Derby, which was a car assembled in Saskatoon, and is the only know survivor in existence. Membership in the SAAC has always been high with unusually strong attendance at monthly meetings. Close ties have been maintained with the Scattered Spokes of Lanigan and Dusty Wheels Antique Auto Club of Rosetown as significant numbers of members in these clubs hold membership in SAAC. The Club has avoided some of the pitfalls which have befallen a wide variety of similar organizations because of controversial issues by having an executive committee review major topics and present recommendations to general meetings. This results in shorter business meetings with more time for post-meeting activities and fellowship. Maintenance of these traditions by the SAAC ensures a stable membership dedicated to the restoration and preservation of vehicles.