When formed, the Aiken, SC area was in dire need of an organization for vehicle aficionados to meet to converse with others about their accomplishments and catastrophes concerning their pride and joys. Aiken Horsepower Association was the answer to this problem. Aiken Horsepower Association is open to anyone who has the desire to be a part of a club that hosts monthly cruise-ins and an occasional special event. A charity is chosen each year. The club collects items and contributes funds that have been collected just for that project. The Project for the year 2004 through 2010 has been The Cumbee Center to Assist Abused Persons. Cell phones and linens as well as toys are always accepted at cruise-ins. There will be a special food drive in December. At the end of the year the monetary funds are reviewed and a portion of proceeds are give at that time.