ge­Orge tOWn teXAs AreA CAr Club

Austin American-Statesman - - STATESMANCARS - Ma­te­rial pro­vided by Ed San­nwaldt. Want your club fea­tured? E-mail Lisa Ogle at logle@states­man.com.

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

ed San­nwaldt

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.

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