Welcome to the official website of the Spirit of St. Louis Region of the Classic Car Club of America. Founded in 1985, we are a non-profit organization whose mission is to further the enjoyment, restoration and preservation of distinctive motorcars produced during the period from 1915 through 1948, and foster a spirit of unequalled fellowship among those interested in the pinnacle of automotive design.
Our Region is based in St. Louis, Missouri, and serves 100 members within the Eastern half of Missouri and Southwestern Illinois, in addition to several members from around the country. We are an active club and our events calendar includes monthly dinner outings called Spirit Nights, spring and fall driving tours to places of local interest, an annual picnic, and other social events throughout the year. Our bi-monthly newsletter, Spark Plug, includes pertinent news, an activities calendar, invitations to upcoming club events, and much more.
Ownership of a Classic automobile is not a prerequisite of membership. We encourage anyone with an appreciation or interest in cars of this era, and the friendship of fellow enthusiasts to consider joining our club.
Come join us...............
John J. Lowell
News from around the region
Spirit Region Hosted at Antique Warehouse
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A Celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright
In most discussions about the subject of architecture, the conversation quickly turns to Frank Lloyd Wright as one of the most prolific architects of his generation, arguably the greatest ever. The occasion was the 150th anniversary of his birth, and the Spirit Region was.................
Pierce-Arrow Society 60th Annual Meeting
The Pierce Arrow Society chose St. Louis for the host city of the 60th Annual Meet. This was held the first full week of June and the Sheraton West Port Plaza was the host hotel. There were over 180 registered members, including several from the Spirit of St. Louis Region CCCA, with....................
2017 RROC National Meet at French Lick Resort
Spirit Region's Wendell Smith Earns 1st in Division and Best Personal Restoration Awards
Myrna and I had visited the fabulous French Lick Resort in Indiana only twice before. The first was at the RROC National Meet in 1996 where we displayed our 1948 Rolls-Royce Westmoreland Speedster (nc). The second was in 2014 at the Model a Restorer’s Club National Meet where I hauled my almost finished 1931 Ford AA truck (nc) to drive for the first time. We stayed at.....................
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Road Testing Cars of Distinction by Ed Miller
Finally a book of Full Classic motorcar road tests. From a mighty 265 H.P. 1930 Duesenberg Model J Sport Phaeton to a supple 32 H.P. 1927 Franklin Series 11B Sport Runabout, 28 road tests of some of the most desirable and some of the most obscure Full Classic Cars compiled across the United States over the last ten years. Road Testing Cars of Distinction puts you in the driver's seat for a vicarious..............