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Dana Newquist is the President of the Santa Barbara AACA Region (Antique Automobile Club of America). His is a lifetime of automotive enthusiasm that began when just prior to graduating from High School, in 1965 when Dana purchased a rusty old 1957 Chevy 150 2 door. It was the first of hundreds of cars, first fast, later slow. His passion for cars has lead to a collection of 16 cars today, mostly pre-war American of various marques. Dana’s involvement with the AACA has helped him make connections and affiliations with Museums and he is a Board Member of the Murphy Auto Museum. He’s helped chair and organize local car shows and he currently co-chairs the Montecito Motor Classic and Father’s Day Show at the Santa Barbara Club that takes place annually.
“When it comes to old cars, they are meant to be used and driven.”
CAREER & LIFE CHALLENGES
While in college alcohol got Dana in trouble and he decided to stop drinking all together.
AH HA MOMENTS
Discovering how car can help you make great connections with people.
FIRST SPECIAL VEHICLE
A Locomobile that a friend had built in to the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car.
BEST AUTOMOTIVE ADVICE
While looking at a collector car a friend advised, “Don’t buy it.”
When We Went First Class by Ellen Williamson
PARTING WORDS OF ADVICE
Use your turn signals.
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