Director's Message

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
Regional Director

Upcoming National and Regional Events

Spring 2019 “Grand Army Road Tour”

The St. Louis Spring has been nothing but a “Crap Shoot” among the local weather forecasters. Rain in the forecast meant you had a 50 percent chance of accuracy. After much planning, fussing and discussing, combined with a lot of risk management, we established a nice May weekend date for our tour. We thought it would be nice to include some other clubs and members of Cadillac-LaSalle, Jaguar and the Rolls Royce Owner’s Club were invited along. Quite simply, the more the merrier. We started out from Ballwin Plaza in West St. Louis County…a variety of cars…Classics 1941 Cadillac 8 , 60S Fleetwood Sedan driven by Bob and Sonja Abbott, John and Rose Gibson in the absolutely gorgeous………………………Read More

Cars gather prior to the start of the tour

Cars gather prior to the start of the tour

Tour participants mingle around Wendell Smith’s 1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

Tour participants mingle around Wendell Smith’s 1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

2018 SSR Annual Meeting

The Spirit of St. Louis Region hosted its 33rd Annual Meeting on Sunday, November 11, 2018, at the fabulous Moto Museum in mid-town St. Louis, Missouri. The museum houses a private collection of unique motorcycles obtained from over twenty countries from around the globe covering almost a century of motorcycle development. Fifty-four members and guests gathered at noon to enjoy cocktails and the company of fellow members while touring the motorcycles on display. Following the cocktail hour, guests enjoyed either a choice of a beef, chicken or vegetarian entree at a sit down luncheon against a backdrop of motorcycles ensconced in wall cavities surrounding the dining area.

1915 Packard Dominant Six, the Pace Car from the 1915 Indianapolis 500 Race
Owned by Allen and Nancy Strong

Accepting an invitation to be our keynote speaker for the afternoon event, fellow Spirit Region members Allen and Nancy Strong traveled to St. Louis from Urbana, Illinois and gave a very informative and interesting presentation entitled "Carl Fisher and the Dominant Six", an overview of the life and times of Carl Graham Fisher, an early automotive pioneer and………………………..Read More

the pinnacle of engineering, styling and design for their era
— Classic Car Club of America
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dedicated to the collection, preservation and enjoyment of the world’s finest cars.
— Classic Car Club of America
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