A few informal meetings led to an AACA Charter for the Silver Springs Chapter on February 10, 1972. One of the first activities that the Chapter sponsored was what has become the Annual Auto Show on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. The non-judged show has grown over the years and a Commemorative Plate is offered to the first 300 cars. A variety of antique automobiles have been featured on the Commemorative Plates over the history of the show.
With fewer than twenty members, the Chapter enjoys being an active member of the Illinois Region. Chapter functions include a Spring Dust Off Tour, an annual picnic, a bowling party and an Annual Holiday Dinner. Chapter meetings are held every third Wednesday of the month at members’ homes. Activities and meetings are generally in the Sandwich area.