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 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 weekend in May at the Southern California Railway Museum. In addition to the show, we plan a “Mystery Tour” on the opposite day of the show. The 3rd weekend of the month we meet for breakfast at a local restaurant. Throughout the year we plan outings to local attractions and private collections. In 2012 we hosted the final leg of the ATHS Historical Route 66 tour that concluded in time for the “Route 66 Rendezvous”, formerly held in San Bernardino.
For more information, please visit our website or write us at:
ATHS-Southern California Chapter
PO Box 109
Calimesa, CA 92320
Ken Lund, Event Coordinator