Tire Tracks receives the AACA 2016 Award of Excellence!
See Editor Stu Allen’s report below from the March edition.
“We got some good news in the mail this week. Tire Tracks received the AACA 2016 Award of Excellence for regional publications. This award recognizes “superior achievement in publicizing and informing regional members of Local and National AACA activities and generating interest, enthusiasm and support for the hobby.” This award not only recognizes your editor, but is made possible by the stories contributed by members during the year. Our series on “My First Car” with articles by Larry Huffman, Doris Stone, Duane Perrin, Barry Linke, George Weller, Jim & Mary Owen, Scott Gregory, Bob Ridle and Jack Drago were popular with our readers as well as the judges that review our monthly newsletters. Thanks to all of you who took the time to write your stories. Now there is a challenge to the rest of our members: We have 63 member families and we’ve only published 10 stories to date. I know there are more great stories out there so please take the time to write an article for Tire Tracks. I’ll help with editing and scanning any old pictures that you have so don’t be shy about giving me an article. This is your newsletter and you are the ones who make it enjoyable to read by our members.”
Tire Tracks’ 46th Year
It was back in April of 1971 that the very first monthly newsletter of the Waynesboro-Staunton Region AACA, Tire Tracks, was published. During that first year Craig Peterson served as Editor, and would be followed by 11 more Editors down through the years. Four women and eight men have held the title of Editor. On average, they have served 3.3 years at the helm. Several served one year terms, while no one has served longer than Stu Allen who recently completed his 10th year. All of the Editors contributed to the success of Tire Tracks, as our club’s publication has received a number of AACA awards.
Current Editor, Stu Allen, has been on the job for just over ten years and has overseen the publication’s transition into the digital age with the addition of a PDF version being distributed to membership via e-mail. The Tire Tracks “Electronic Version” not only saves the club printing and postage costs, but allows for more full color photos to be included as well.
The “Electronic Version” is available to download here on the website. You’ll find links below to the monthly editions of Tire Tracks. Some word processing programs cannot open or convert the PDF format used by the “Electronic Version”, so we have provided a link to the free Adobe Reader program should you need it. It’s fairly quick to download and easy to install. After installing it, return to this page to download, view, and even print the newsletter.
During its many years, Tire Tracks has not only chronicled the activities of the W-S Region, but also the evolution of the club. For more information on the history of the W-S Region, including the complete list of Tire Tracks Editors, click on “Region History” in the Menu Bar.