WELCOME TO THE
ILLINOIS BRASS TOURING REGION ACCA
CHICAGOLAND REGIONAL HCCA
ABOUT THE CLUB
We are both a Region in the AACA and in the Horseless Carriage Club. Our mission is to have fun driving our Brass era cars (pre-1915). Typically we have four tours a year...a one day spring garage tour (April), a spring three day tour (May or June), a fall three day tour (September) and a one day fall color tour (October). Our annual dinner meeting is in February.
Our members are from Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and Wisconsin, with a few outliers.
Our group survives on volunteerism. We take turns putting on tours and hosting events here in the Midwest. We all jump in to help each other with the events...a group of friends helping each other have fun.
We all look forward to meeting you on a tour and enjoying your company. Remember these cars were built to be driven, so let's get out and drive them. Let's share our passion for the old cars.
This website is for posting pictures from our tours and about our Brass era cars.
Let's have fun. See you down the road...
Spring 2020 Tours
Due to current circumstances, we are just playing it all by ear. The cars are ready, essential ice cream runs have started...but the great camaraderie of our tours will just have to wait a while. Miss you all, and hope that you and your loved ones stay safe and well.
Fall 2020 3-day Tour
September 9 - 11, 2020
Based out of Winona, Minnesota
Host: Sue Dickson
Fall 2020 Color Tour
Late October/Early November - after the Hershey Swapmeet
Naperville, Garage & Hangar tour
Hosts: Peter and Marykate Bayer
2021 Annual Meeting and Dinner
Hosts: Tim and Lisa Dickson
Spring 2021 Garage Tour
Visit with Joliet Jr College and Joliet Airport
Host: Beth Ervin
Spring 2021 3-day Tour
May 30 - June 3, 2021
Based out of "The Shack" in White Cloud, Michigan
Hosts: Roger & Judy Gill, Dave & Becky Wright
Fall 2021 3-day Tour
Hosts: Rod and Kris Snell
Fall 2021 Color Tour
October/November 2021, one day
Host: Ron Ehrenhofer
2022 Annual Meeting/Dinner
Spring 2022 Garage Tour
Hosts: Sheryl and Scott Stier
Spring 2020 Garage Tour
April 26, 2020
Hosts; Tom Kleinschmidt and Jim Manz.
2020 Annual Meeting and Banquet
February 9, 2020
Hosted by Frank & Barbara Smith and
Scott & Sheryl Stier
Was at The Elmcrest Banquets in Elmwood, Illinois. Good Food and Good Friends.
Fall 2019 Color Tour
October 6, 2019
Based out of Beloit, we visited forest preserves, several collections and had lunch in Brodhead. Lovely fall day for driving and some great roads. Thank you to our hosts; Mike and Nancy Roach.
Fall 2019 3-Day Tour
September 9 - 13, 2019
"From Dairy Air to Kitchen Sinks" ...based out of Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin.
Visited the EAA Air Museum in Oshkosh, the Kohler Design Center, a massive tractor collection, museums, driving those great Wisconsin roads, and of course, ice cream to die for!! And we even survived the torrential rains!
Hosts: Jim & Kathy Bloomstrand .
Spring 2019 4-Day Tour
June 2 - 7, 2019
Hosts: Tom and Joyce Edfors
A FOUR day Tour in conjunction with the Southern Wisconsin Regional of HCCA and Snappers Brass & Gas Touring Region of AACA. Thanks to our hosts for an awesome week. Who knew there were so many great roads in Wisconsin. You would never have known that our hosts had quite a time remapping routes around flooding. With all their trials, it was one great driving tour. It was so much fun to have multiple chapters come together; make new friends and enjoy a real variety of Brass Era cars. I even got to drive a Stanley Steamer - wahoo!!
Spring 2019 Garage Tour
April 20, 2019
Hosts: Mike and Jane McIntire
We started the day at Earl D. Schoeffner Farm Museum in Momence Illinois...a must see. And then we traveled through the country side visiting friends and collections; ending up in Lowell Indiana for a visit to the McIntire's collection. Good fun and good roads. Thanks Mike.
2019 Annual Meeting and Banquet
February 17, 2019
Chessie's Restaurant in Barrington, IL.
Hosts; Kris and Rod Snell
Fall 2018 3-day Tour
Sept 26 - 29, 2018
Hosts: Marykate Bayer, Sue Dickson and Kris Snell
So Beloit, Illinois area. Had a great time racing around the Blackhawk Raceway Track with the Porsche Club of America - Chicago and seeing the Jenny Project at Wings and Wheels Museum in Poplar Grove. Thanks
Spring 2018 3-day Tour
May 23 - 26, 2018
Host: John and Jeanette Tornquist
What a great time we had. And congrats to Art for 50 years with his car. Loved the southern fish boil spread out on paper. So glad we stayed for the food pantry tour..their logistics were amazing.
Big thanks to John and Jeanette.
Spring 2018 Garage Tour
April 15, 2018
Host: Howard and Janice Johnson
Steam in the Works. 9:30am
Got to see how the boilers and made for Steam Cars, as well as great collections. And the steam car toys were well run by Simon and Sophie - much to the delight of the all "big" kids. Great day - thank you Johnson's
2018 Annual Meeting and Banquet
Feb 11, 2018
Lighthouse Inn, Cedar Lake IN.
Despite 9 continuance days snow we had a wonderful turnout.
Thanks to our hosts - Roger and Judy Gill and Dave and Becky Wright.
Tim Dickson is now taking orders for Hentschel Distributors. Contact him at:
Dickson Auto Restoration
11638 S. Turtle Town Hall Rd.
Beloit, WI 53511