The Southern California Chapter of ATHS was organized and chartered June 5, 1982, with ATHS past president Roland Smith as one of the founders. We celebrated our 30th anniversary in 2012. It has grown from a handful of members to now over 150. Our chapter encompasses an area from Santa Barbara to San Diego and Los Angeles to the Arizona border. The majority of our members are from the greater Southern California counties of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside.
Our logo and club T-Shirt design represents several significant aspects of Southern California’s history and diversity. The truck is a Moreland, a truly Southern California, built in 1919 in Burbank. It is traveling through an orange grove bordered by palm trees, with snow-capped mountains in the background.
We always have something for the members to do. Our main event is our annual antique truck show held the 1st Sunday in May at the Orange Empire Railway Museum. In addition to the Sunday show, we plan a “Mystery Tour” on the Saturday for the early arrivals. The 3rd Saturday of the month we meet for breakfast at a local restaurant. Throughout the year we plan outings to local attractions and private collections. In September the Route 66 Rendezvous has been held in San Bernardino, in which we have had a display of vehicles. In 2012 we hosted the final leg of the ATHS Historical Route 66 tour that concluded in time for the “Rendezvous”. For 2013 we are planning a convoy from Southern California via old Hwy 395, Hwy 58 and Hwy 99 to the Antique Farm Equipment show in Tulare, since this year they are featuring trucks.
We would like to have you join in on the fun and Southern California hospitality.
For more information please contact us at:
ATHS-Southern California Chapter
PO Box 109
Calimesa, CA 92320