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The scoop: The Georgetown Texas Area Car Club promotes an interest in antique, classic and special-interest vehicles. The group is a member of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and participates in various shows, cruises and other events in the area, including the annual Georgetown Red Poppy Festival and Christmas Stroll.
Meetings: 7:30 a.m. every first Saturday at Duke’s BBQ Smokehouse, Georgetown.
Where to catch us next: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Sonic Drive-In on Williams Drive, Georgetown.
Top collector: Ed Sannwaldt, who owns a ’39 Buick sedan, ’40 Chevrolet pickup, ’61 Impala, ’84 Corvette, ’92 Elegante Series One Roadster, ’98 BMW Z3 Roadster and ’97 Lincoln Town Car 120-inch stretch limousine.
MVP of 2009: Bob Olofson, one of the original founders of the club, who served as president the first four years and is now chairman of the Car Show Committee and one of the primary reasons the club’s annual show has become popular among area car and truck enthusiasts.
Rookie of 2009: Several newer members have stepped up to take on responsibilities associated with running the expanding organization, including Vice President Lance Lemanski, Secretary Kent Didricksen and Treasurer Tom Astengo.
Greatest moment: The club’s first car show in 2008 was successful enough for the group to give scholarships to graduating Georgetown High School students in the Automotive Technology Program. The tradition continues, along with other worthy local charitable causes that arise through- out the year.
Biggest event: GTACC Car Show and Charity Benefit at the Sun City Texas community center, Georgetown. Our May show featured 185 vehicles of all makes, models and styles — from customized golf carts to the People’s Choice-winning 1932 Ford Cabriolet.
Find us online: www.GTACC.org
Members of the Georgetown Texas Area Car Club have an interest in antique and classic vehicles, such as collector Ed Sannwaldt’s 1940 Chevrolet pickup.