We are The Sugarloaf Mountain Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America, or SMR for short. SMR derives its name from the region of Maryland, where the Club is loosely centered around Sugarloaf Mountain in western Montgomery County and includes Frederick County and parts of Carroll and Howard. Those four counties come together approximately centered in Damascus, Maryland. Geographically, SMR calls home central Maryland. Within the expanse of this geographical area, SMR has two Chapters, each servicing members in the close-in Frederick area (The Francis Scott Key Chapter) and the close-in Bethesda area (The Bethesda Chapter). A sister Region, The Chesapeake Region also serves parts of Carroll and Howard but is loosely centered in the Baltimore County, Columbia, and Elliott City areas.
SMR and its Chapters have monthly open meetings at which the Club’s business is discussed. At opportune times, a speaker might present automobile-related stories and relevant information. Meetings for SMR are on the second Monday of the month and are open to all, and all are welcome. Light refreshments are available. Check out the EVENTS Calendar for location times, the FSK Bethesda meetings, and events.
When joining a car club, driving and sharing your car and its history and automobile stories is the lifeblood of our purpose as a club and the primary reason to participate. The SMR Region sponsors driving tours, car shows, cars, coffee meet-and-greet dinners, and festive holiday social gatherings. Again, could you check the EVENTS calendar for these events?
And finally, SMR is just one Region of our parent organization, the Antique Automobile Club of America. AACA is headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and is the world’s largest non-specific brand automobile club. Founded in 1935 and with over 50,000 members worldwide, the chances of meeting and discussing your specific automobile issue are but your research away. AACA maintains the world’s most extensive collector automobile library in the world. It’s available to AACA and Regional members free of charge or at a very modest stipend if you ask for staff helps locating materials. Check out the AACA library’s website for details. The AACA membership application link can be found on SMR’s MEMBERSHIP page.
Thanks for your interest in SMR. Happy motoring, and we look forward to greeting you at one of our events or meetings. Cheers.