Sometime around June, 1969, five men – Rusty Parker, Bill Johnson, Charles Mullins, Knox Longshore and Frank Williamson –
attended a car show at Holiday Inn in Chattanooga, Tennessee. There, in the motel room, the idea to start a club was initiated. Others soon joined the group which began meeting at the Forest Hills Elementary School’s library in Florence, Alabama.
A delegation from the North Alabama Region, AACA in Huntsville met with the group to explain the procedure for becoming a chapter. By being a chapter, the group felt that this would eliminate a great deal of paper work. After a few meetings with the delegation, the group became the Muscle Shoals Tri-Cities Chapter of the North Alabama Region, AACA. Bill Johnson was elected the club’s first president.
In 1977, the club began the process of becoming its own region. A charter from the national AACA was granted in February, 1978, and the club became the Muscle Shoals Region, AACA.