8, 1964 a small group of car enthusiasts met to organize the
A.A.R.C.. The by-laws of the club were established for the
first year of the organization.
The club started publishing "The Spokesman" with
Burt Horman as the editor. Burt designed the club emblem which
is still being used on our jackets, pins and license plate
During the first several years, meetings were held at members
homes. The club grew too large to continue in this manner
so in November of 1970 the meetings were moved to Diehl Ford
and are currently held at the Squalicum Yacht Club.
Many functions that were held in the first few years of existence
are still annual events. The Aloys Ebe Picnic was started
in 1966, the Birch Bay Field Meet (now the Ferndale Meet)
in 1964, club jackets 1971, swap meets 1966 Mount Baker Tour
(now Silver Lake Barbecue) 1966, plus other normal club activities.
The Spokesman has been published since 1964, with the exception
of about 20 issues between 1968 and 1970. After the restart
of the publication in June of 1970 the roster of the club
increased dramatically from about 20 members to more than
60 in 1971. Steady growth was shown for the next several years.
Now membership is around 180 with over 500 different cars
To be a successful club you need committed members who are
willing to put in time. Our club has that large nucleus as
demonstrated by the success of all our functions, especially
our induction of new officers dinner in January, the Silver
Lake Barbecue in July, numerous car tours, Boulevard Park
Car Show and most importantly, the Monroe
Swap Meet in October.
This is just a short synopsis of one of the best, if not the
best, car club on the entire West Coast.