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Sunday, March 22, 2020

The Gulf Coast Region of the AACA announce the indefinite postponement of the 67th 2020 Texas Tour scheduled for May 14th to 16th.  It is not possible to reschedule another date until we have guidance from our local, state and national officials on the status of the current health emergency affecting our country and the world.

Our Treasurer, Evelyn Timmins, and Registrar, Sandra Johnston will be working together this week to issue refunds, by check, to everyone registered for the tour.  Because we incur a fee for PayPal payments and refunds, everyone will receive an AACA club check for the amount they paid.

We wish everyone good health and hope to see you at the 67th Texas Tour, even if it is in 2021!

Wayne Bartlett, Tour Chair (281)-447-1476

Jim Johnston, Tour Co-Chair  (832)-692-4008

Sandra Johnston, Registrar (713)-542-9481


The “Texas Tour” is an antique automobile tour that attracts individuals with all types of antique vehicles (automobiles, trucks, and motorcycles) from across the state for several days of activities. The upcoming tour on May 14-16, 2020, marks the 67th consecutive year for this tour. This event is currently coordinated by six antique automobile clubs in Texas that are associated with the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA). Each year the tour is hosted by one of the six clubs in this rotation, and the setting for the tour changes each year based on a location selected by the hosting club. Participation in the tour is open to individuals who are interested in the restoration and preservation of antique automobiles. Participating vehicles must be at least 25 years old to be registered for the tour; however, it is not a requirement for individuals to own an antique automobile to attend the tour functions.

The attendance at the tour varies from year to year based on location and other factors, but there are generally between 200 and 250 participants, and about 100 antique vehicles. The hosting club determines the details for the tour events. The standard make up of the event includes registration during the day and a social gathering on Thursday evening. Friday consists of judging of the vehicles that are entered for the class judging and certain special awards – – usually in conjunction with ladies events and seminars. Following lunch, the group departs for a short driving tour to visit sites of interest, and the day is culminated with dinner and a style show of era fashions demonstrated by tour participants. Saturday morning generally begins a long tour route, taking in local attractions in the surrounding countryside. Driving events, games, and other contests or demonstrations may also be included in the day’s activities. The Saturday evening dinner includes an awards banquet where the trophies and awards are presented to the recipients, and other program activities may also be included.