AAA Back in the Day
Your Story: Adventures With Classic Cars
March 24, 2022. Aimee Carrier
We asked our members to tell us about their classic cars and the response was overwhelming. Here are five standout stories of antique rides.
How Roadside Assistance Was Born
June 06, 2020. Jerry Ascierto
AAA kick-started its roadside assistance service back in April 1915, when five motorcyclists working for the Automobile Club of St. Louis founded the “First Aid Corps.”
Diamond Mine: 80 Years of the AAA Diamond Program
February 28, 2020. Jerry Ascierto
AAA began inspecting the nation’s hotels and restaurants in 1937, providing detailed descriptions to members on the go.
C.R. Patterson and Sons: The First and Only African-American Automobile Company
February 03, 2020. Andrew Sheldon
In honor of Black History Month, learn how former slave C.R. Patterson and his son Frederick started a business that would eventually build the first cars, rivaling the Model T.
The Road to the National Parks
January 13, 2020. Andrew Sheldon
AAA helped create the Park-to-Park Highway, which connected the country’s 12 western National Parks.
The Nation’s First Road Maps, Courtesy of AAA
December 26, 2019. Jerry Ascierto
AAA produced its first map in 1905, a hand-drawn route on linen, depicting roads in Staten Island, N.Y. The rest is history.
Where Did the First Road Signs Come From?
December 18, 2019. Jerry Ascierto
Starting in 1906, regional AAA clubs across the nation began paying for and installing wooden signs to help motorists find their way.
Film Celebrates AAA Founder’s Amazing Exploits
October 11, 2019. AAA Staff
Adventurer. Daredevil. Auto and Aviation pioneer. Broadway Actor: AAA founder Augustus Post led a life tailor made for the movies.