Rolling Antiquer's Old Car Club

The Rolling Antiquer’s Old Car Club (RAOCC) will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary during the 2015 Memorial Day weekend. The 26th Muscle Car & Street Rod Show will be on Saturday, May 23rd, with the 50th Annual Antique Auto Show held on Sunday, May 24th. Show participants are invited to join the Anniversary Parade, at 5pm, on Saturday evening. The two day event will bring gleaming chrome and vivid auto colors to the Chenango County Fairgrounds in Norwich, N.Y. AACA National Award Winners have displayed their vehicles at the annual RAOCC shows. The Car Parts and the Antiques & Collectibles Markets run both days.
The RAOCC represents the local Norwich Region of the national Antique Automotive Club of America (AACA). As with its parent organization, the Club aims to further interest in and the preserving of classic and antique automobiles. “Automobile” includes all self-propelled vehicles designed for passenger use and powered by gasoline, diesel, steam or electric sources. Hence, an “Old Car” can be a car, race vehicle, truck, bus, fire vehicle, motorcycle, etc. The RAOCC has complete local autonomy in planning and running its own events and programs, which include the Annual Car Shows and its Automotive Scholarship Awards.
Each year the RAOCC offers two $1000 Scholarship Awards to DCMO BOCES students interested in furthering their education in the automotive field or pursuing a career in the automotive industry. The scholarship may be applied to tuition of the college selected by the student or received as a set of automotive tools. One award is given to a Senior Student from the Automotive Technology Program and one award for a Senior Student from the Automotive Collision Program.
Restored and original condition show vehicles are drawn from every decade and include motorcycles, tractors and trucks. Saturday will feature Muscle Cars and Street Rods (2001 and older) such as Mustang and Camaro. Sunday will highlight the Antique and Classic Cars (1990 and older) from Model A to Studebaker. The RAOCC Show draws more than 1000 vehicles and their proud owners from across New York State, and further afield from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, the New England region, and the Mid-Atlantic States.
Alongside the RAOCC Car Shows, the local NY-PENN Military Vehicle Collectors Company exhibit restored military vehicles and equipment. The Antique Engine display presents gas powered hit-and-miss engines used in the early days of agriculture and industry. Top-notch food will be served by a variety of local food vendors. All of these events will occur against the musical backdrop of a DJ service. Rain or shine, the show runs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. General admission: $5 each day per person. Admission is free for children under 12 years old.
During 2015, the Club will meet the third Sunday of each month at the North East Classic Car Museum. Guests or prospective members are welcome. For show registration forms, scholarship information, and other Club information, visit the website www.raocc.org; email raocc@frontiernet.net; or write to RAOCC, PO Box 712, Norwich, NY 13815.
Rolling Antiquer’s Old Car Club