First Trophy Meet: Arroyo Seco, South Pasadena - September, 1969
According to Rooster Tails, Issue Number 4, the first official Trophy Meet attracted 13 Austins, 9 Bantams, one Bantam Jeep and one English Austin Chummy. Members were introduced, cars were judged, a picnic was enjoyed and trophies and plaques were awarded. A 1933 Austin Coupe owned by Gert Gammage won the trophy for most original Austin. The trophy for most original Bantam went to Richard Wood for his '38 Roadster and Gordon Duff won first place in the modified class with his 1930 Austin Coupe. Frank Cheaney won the long distance driving award for driving his silver 1930 Austin Coupe 5000 miles from Florida to South Pasadena via Mexico. The "Sweetheart of the Meet" trophy (presented by Dan Post) went to a 1940 Bantam Roadster owned by Dick Beagle.