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Snapper’s Brass & Gas is a brass car touring region of the AACA uninhibited by geographic boundaries.  The club was founded August 19, 1993 in the Snappers Saloon on the banks of the Ohio River in Ripley, Ohio.  Club activities are restricted to cars manufactured before 1916.

 

Snapper’s is dedicated to the restoration, preservation, and enjoyment of Brass Era Automobiles.  The club’s activities emphasize the enjoyment of old tyme automobile touring away from the hustle and bustle of our modern lives in some of the most beautiful parts of the United States and Canada.

 

The club presents five events annually to include the: Spring Tour, frequently a progressive tour of significant distance; Summer Tour, a family oriented hub tour providing fun and frolic for all ages, Frosty Tour, a 3 to 5 day late fall tour, a 2-day Hershey Hangover Tour following the AACA annual fall meet was added in 2013,  and an Annual Business Meeting held in late winter or early spring in a large city somewhere.  We also cosponsor the Run to Lansing in September.

 

Membership is over 300 families in thirty-three states, Canada and New Zealand.  Annual dues are $10.

Contact Bob Gairing at bobaudrey@aol.com for information.

 

 

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SERVICES

All Listed Activities

2024 Tours

2025 Tours

2026 Tours

Mar 17-20 SBG-Winter Meeting

Washington DC

Peter Jakab 202-679-3972 & Mike Zerega 202 297 1855

ligurian.michael@gmail.com

April 21-27  SBG-Spring Tour

Thomasville, GA

Ed & Pam Prince 229-327-1765

June 23-28 SBG - Summer Tour

Petoskey, MI

Pat Ainslie Family 248-505-4922

July 9-12 SBG 1 & 2 Cylinder Tour

Chatham, Ontario

Gary & Bev Van Dyken

519-352-8063

Sept 5-6 - Lansing to Dearborn 1& 2 Cyl Tour

John Grace 734-467-7802

jfgrace@peoplepc.com

Oct 12-15 SBG - Hershey Hangover XIII, PA

Jeff Lesher 610-639-1977

Hersheyhangover@gmail.com

Winter Meeting SBG  Russ & Donna Boyle, Hudson, FL

Spring SBG Ohio River Progressive

Norma & Fred Davis

Summer SBG Cobbleskill, NY

Bruce & Fran Hoffman

Sept - Lansing to Dearborn 1& 2 Cyl Tour

John Grace 734-467-7802

jfgrace@peoplepc.com

Oct SBG - Hershey Hangover XIV, PA

Jeff Lesher 610-639-1977

Hersheyhangover@gmail.com

SBG-Winter Meeting

Charleston, SC

Ralph Tolman

SBG-Spring Tour

Rambling in Arkansas

Bob Hargreaves

SBG - Summer Tour

Back Home Again in Indiana

Dave & Candi Staadt

Sept - Lansing to Dearborn 1& 2 Cyl Tour

John Grace 734-467-7802

jfgrace@peoplepc.com

Oct SBG - Hershey Hangover XV, PA

Jeff Lesher 610-639-1977

Hersheyhangover@gmail.com

     2027 Tours

SBG-Winter Meeting  HOST NEEDED

SBG-Spring Tour

Progressive Ithica, Lake Placid, Montreal, Ottawa, Ithica

Roger & Tilly Garnett

SBG-Summer Tour

Western, NY

Dan Gernatt Family 716-861-3000

Sept - Lansing to Dearborn 1& 2 Cyl Tour

John Grace 734-467-7802

jfgrace@peoplepc.com

Oct SBG - Hershey Hangover XVI, PA

Jeff Lesher 610-639-1977

Hersheyhangover@gmail.com

             

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CLUBS AND CONTACTS

Participating Clubs and Contacts

Snapper’s Brass & Gas, an AACA affiliated club for 1915 and earlier cars. Bruce Hoffman, President, (570) 423-1119

ABC Tour (Awesome Brass Cars Tour), a  HCCA for pre-1916 cars, Contact Jeff Lesher  or  Shawn Achtel at ottcmembership@yahoo.com

 

North Jersey Region Group, HCCA (NJR) 

Contact:   vicepresident@hcca-nj.org

SNAPPER'S TOURING HISTORY

1993

AACA Granted chapter status to Snapper’s Brass & Gas, a non-geographic region formerly the Ohio Brass Chapter of the Ohio Region.

 

1994

February meeting at the Kirmans Restaurant in Dearborn Michigan the Ohio Brass Chapter was dissolved and Snapper’s Brass & Gas was formalized.

Summer Tour in London, Ky hosted by Tom & Mary Smith.

Frosty Tour in Marion, Ohio, Shirley & Lloyd Young.

 

1995

Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Randy Hall.

SpringTour in  Waukesha Wisconsin, guests of Illinois Gas & Bras Region.

Summer Tour, a progressive in southern Nova Scotia, John & Barbara Gillette.

Frosty Tour in Wadsworth, Oh, the John’s Gillette & McAnlis.

 

1996

Annual Meeting in Hamburg, NY, Virginia & Henry Jansen.

Summer Tour in Collingwood, Ontario, John & Barbara Gillette.

Frosty Tour in Goshen, IN, the David’s, Staadt & Sell.

1997

Annual Meeting in Chicago, Ernie & Peggy Mueller.

Spring Tour, a progressive from Libertyville, IL to the Black Hills, SD, John and Barbara Gillette.

Summer Tour in Canandaigua, NY, Gary & Barbara Churchill.

Frosty Tour in Edinboro, PA, Dave Kostansek.

1998

Annual Meeting in Covington, KY, John & Joan McAnlis.

Spring Tour in Helen, GA, Ron & Irene Blanding.

Summer Tour, AACA Reliability Tour in Middletown, OH, Fred & Carol Collett.

Frosty Tour in Zanesville, OH, Bill & Lucille Thomas.

1999

Annual Meeting in Kalamazoo, MI, Eldon & Bev Eby.

Spring Tour, a progressive Ithaca, NY to Montreal, Canada, Randy Marcus, Mike Berry & John McAnlis.

Summer Tour in Boyne City, MI. Bud & Lorene Jonas.

Frosty Tour in Mayville, NY, Henry  Jansen, Bob Barrett, Walter Seeley.

2000

Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, IN, Dave Staadt & Bill & Ester Castle.

Spring Tour, a progressive in Colorado Rockies, John & Barbara Gillette.

Summer Tour in Marietta, OH,  Dave & Karen Stalnaker.

Frosty Tour in Milan, MI, Clem & Nancy Campbell.

2001

Annual Meeting in West Palm Beach, FL, Lucy & Manny Souza.

Spring Tour, a progressive in northern Nova Scotia, John & Barbara Gillette.

Summer Tour in Waukesha, WI, Tom & Donna Wall.

Frosty Tour in New Philadelphia, OH, Ernie & Peggy Mueller.

2002

Annual Meeting in Utica, MI, Wayne & Marilyn Funk.

Spring Tour in Branson, MO, Jay & Gayle Arendt.

Summer Tour in Washington, PA, Randy Hall & Marge Salvatora.

Frosty Tour in Niagara Fall, Ontario, Canada, Bill & Ruby Chalmers.

2003

Annul Meeting inn Columbus, OH, Dick & Wendy Figge, Chris & Joanne Figge and Dave & Karen Stalnaker.

Spring Tour in Keene, NH, Richard Schill.

Ohio Centennial Tour, Wadsworth to Marietta, OH, Joan & John McAnlis.

Summer Tour in Asheville, NC, Frank & Peggy Saylor

Frosty Tour in Grand Rapids, MI, Bud & Lorene Jonas

2004

Annual Meeting in South Bend, IN, David & Betty Weishaar.

Spring Tour, a progressive tour in Mississippi & LA to The French Quarter in New Orleans, John & Barbara Gillette.

Summer Tour in Jasper, IN, Russ & Donna Boyle.

Lansing to Dearborn, MI Run, Lansing to Dearborn, MI, John Grace, & Southern Michigan HCCA.

Frosty Tour in Cape Cod, MA, Jeff & Marion Warburton.

2005

Annual Meeting,Washington, DC, Ernie & Peggy Mueller

Spring Tour, a mini-progressive tour in Northern Minnesota, Tony & Pat Doughty

Summer Tour in Oley Valley, Becks Cty, PA, Bob & Carol Robinson.

Frosty Tour in Rockville, IN, Elder Kruses & the Elder Staadts.

2006

Annual Meeting in Dayton, Oh, Glenn Hamilton

Spring Tour, a progressive tour in the Black Hills & Yellowstone from Valentine NE, John & Barbara Gillette.

Summer Tour in Warren, PA John McAnlis, Randy Hall & Bob Poole.

Lansing to Dearborn, MI Run, John Grace & Bob Nice.

Frosty Tour in Charlottesville, VA, Jim Keith.

2007

Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canaca, Alfred & Karen Acres.

Spring Tour in New Philadelphia, OH, Ernie & Peggy Mueller.

Summer Tour in Jugville, MI, Don & Sally VanAtta.

Lansing to Dearborn, MI Run, John Grace with HHCA.

Frosty Tour in Williamstown, MA, Skip Carpenter & Don Rising.

2008

Annual Meeting in West Palm Beach, Ron & Alice Wertz

Spring Tour with the Red Rock Group around Lake Superior, George & Nancy Haley.

Summer Tour in Kalamazoo, MI, David & Jane Lyon.

Lansing to Dearborn, MI Run , John & Dorothy Grace.

Frosty Tour in Ambridge, PA, Al & Mary Zamba.

2009

Annual Meeting in New York City, Starr Hagenbring.

Spring Tour a progressive in Utah & Idaho, Merrill & Marlene Maxfield.

Summer Tour in Bardstown, KY, John & Jeaneete Tornquist.

Lansing to Dearborn, MI Run, John & Dorothy Grace.

Frosty Tour in Mt. Vernon, OH, Dick & Wendy Figge.

2010

Annual Meeting in St Louis, MO, Jay & Gayla Arendt.

Spring Tour in Cumberland Gap, MD, Clem & Nancy Campbell.

Summer Tour in Cape May, NJ, Bob & Louise Nunnick.

Celebrate Summer in Marion, OH, John McAnlis.

Lansing to Dearborn, MI Run, John Grace & Don & Sally VanAtta.

Frosty Tour in Chautauqua, NY, Robert & Jill Barrett.

2011

Annual Meeting in Cleveland,OH, Mike & Audrey Danzig.

Spring Tour, a progressive in “down east Maine” & Nova Scotia, John & Barbara Gillette.

Summer Tour in Lake Geneva, WI, Her & Bob Lederer.

Lansing to Dearborn, MI Run, John Grace & Don & Sally VanAtta.

Frosty Tour in Springfield, OH + Dawn Patrol @WPAFB, Tom & Linda Muth.

2012

Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN, Alex & Cayce Joyce.

Spring Tour, a progressive along the Ohio River, Pitt to Cincy, Fred & Norma Davis.

Summer Tour in Batavia NY, Gary & Barbara Churchill.

Lansing to Dearborn, MI Run, John Grace & Don & Sally VanAtta.

Frosty Tour in Leelanau Peninsula, MI, Leo & Joan Parnagian.

Hershey Hangover I, John McAnlis

2013

Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL, Art Bergstrom.

Spring Tour in Cranberry, PA, Pat & Jane O’Neill, Bob Cirilli.

Summer Tour in Matamoras, PA, Carol Storms, Ken Campbell, Fran & Bruce Hoffman.

Lansing to Dearborn, MI Run, John & Dorothy Grace.

Hershey Hangover II, John McAnlis.

2014

Annual Meeting in Boston, MA. Rita Lethola and Marion Warburton.

Spring Tour, Jane Grove

Summer tour in Middlesex, PA, Glen & Margie Jugenheimer

Dawn Patrol, WPAFB, Dayton, Nora Schreel.

Lansing to Dearborn Run & Old Car Festival, John & Dorothy Grace.

Hershey Hangover III in Myerstown, PA, John McAnlis.

2015

Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA. Drena and Jack Miller.

Spring Tour, Michigan Lake Views, Pam & Mike Nash.

Summer Tour, Fredrick Maryland, Jay & Carol Simpson.

Lansing to Dearborn, MI Run & Old Car Festival, John & Dorothy Grace.

Dawn Patrol, WPAFB, Dayton, Nora Schreel.

Hershey Hangover IV, Lancaster, PA, John McAnlis.

Frosty Tour, Cairo, GA, Wayne & Rose Ann Hadden.

2016

Annual Meeting in Punta Gorda, Randy & Marge Hall.

Spring Tour, Boulton/Davis collections & Kansas City Progressive, Chris Paulson.

Summer Tour, Ithaca NY, Randy & Terry Marcus.

Lansing to Dearborn MI, Run & Old Car Festival, John & Dorothy Grace.

Frosty Tour, Hidden Valley, PA, Vince & Janice Altieri.

Dawn Patrol, WPAFB Dayton, Nora Schreel.

Hershey Hangover V, Lancaster, PA, John McAnlis & Bob Ladd.

2017

Annual Meeting in Dearborn, MI, Glenn & Jeanie Miller

Spring Tour, Indiana, Joe & Boni Goss

Summer Tour, Belfast Maine, Bruce & Fran Hoffman, et. al.

Lansing to Dearborn, MI Run & Old Car Festival, John  Dorothy Grace.

Frosty Tour, Lehighton/Jim Thorpe PA, Bob Robinson

Hershey Hangover, Lancaster, PA, Jeff Lesher & John McAnlis

2018

Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX, Wade & Jeanne Smith

Spring Tour, Smithfield NC, Tommy & Donna Fitzgerald

Summer Tour, Ellicottville, NY  Dan & Roseann Gernatt

Lansing to Dearborn MI Run & Old Car Festival, John  Dorothy Grace.

Frosty Tour, Uncasville CT, Bill Blank

Hershey Hangover, Denver, PA, Jeff Lesher & John McAnlis

2019

Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD, Carol Storms

​Spring Tour in Johnson Creek, Wisconsin, Tom & Joyce Edfors

Summer Tour w/ S. Ontario Region, Kingston Ontario, Deb & Sam Tzountzouris

Lansing to Dearborn, MI & Old Car Festival, John & Dorothy Grace

Hershey Hangover, Denver PA, Jeff Lesher & John McAnlis

2020

Fall Tour, Port Clinton, OH, Fred & Norma Davis

Hershey Hangover, Denver PA, Jeff Lesher & John McAnlis

2021

Spring Tour, Orange, Virginia, Doug Tomb ​

Lansing to Dearborn 1&2 Cylinder Tour, John Grace

​Hershey Hangover X, Denver, PA, Jeff Lesher

2022

Winter Meeting, Wichita, Kansas. Bruce & Fran Hoffman
Spring Progressive Tour, MI-WI Mike & Nancy Howard
Summer Tour, Princeton, NJ Bob & Louise Nunnink
Sep 8-9, Lansing to Dearborn Run, MI 1&2 Cylinder Tour, John Grace & Larry Schramm
Special Fall Tour, Chatham, Ontario Canada, Gary & Bev VanDyken

Lansing to Dearborn 1&2 Cylinder Tour, John Grace

​Hershey Hangover XI, Morgantown, PA, Jeff Lesher

2023

Winter Meeting, Williamsburg, VA. Carol Storms, Tim Bentley

Lansing to Dearborn Run, MI 1&2 Cylinder Tour, John Grace & Larry Schramm

Fall Tour, Batavia, NY, Gary & Barb Churchill

​Hershey Hangover XII, Morgantown, PA, Jeff Lesher

2024

Winter Meeting, Washington DC. Peter Jakab, Mike Zerega

Spring Tour, Thomasville, GA, Ed & Pam Prince

Lansing to Dearborn Run, MI 1&2 Cylinder Tour, John Grace & Larry Schramm

​Hershey Hangover XII, Morgantown, PA, Jeff Lesher

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