The club was formed in 1983 and operated independently until 1988 when the Ancient City Auto Club received accreditation and became the Ancient City Region of the Antique Auto Club of America. Founding members Bob Quackenbush and Dewey Porter are still active today. Membership in the Ancient City Region automatically gains inclusion into the national Antique Automobile Club of America located in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The purpose of the club is to promote the acquisition, restoration, preservation, use and study of all types of motor vehicles including motorcycles and motorbikes. Any vehicle 25 years old is eligible to participate in AACA functions. The Ancient City Auto Club meets the first Thursday of every month.