Heartland AOAI

The Heartland Chapter of the Avanti Owners Association International was chartered in 2011. 

We welcome all new members from the Midwest on both the Missouri and Kansas sides of the Missouri River. We normally hold our meetings at local restaurants or in a member’s home on the third Saturday morning of each month, unless otherwise noted in the chapter's EVENTS calendar. 

We are a group who love to discuss, collect, restore and promote Studebaker Avanti cars, and we welcome all who share a similar interest. We have approximately 65 members at this time. Ownership of an Avanti  is encouraged but not necessary. One must also be a member of the Avanti Owners Association International in order for all of our members to be covered by the free liability insurance at all of our car shows and events.

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President                             Alan Olas                heartlandaoai@gmail.com

Vice President                    Jim Walters              jaswalters52@gmail.com 

Editor                                  Vacant            

Secretary                           Dot Johnson             dotjohnson1959@yahoo.com

Treasurer                           Margee Castle          macastle75@gmail.com


Tour Master                       Doug Helgeson         d2helgeson@gmail.com

Webmistress                     Rosemary Olas         heartlandaoai@gmail.com        

Board Member                  Alan Olas                   heartlandaoai@gmail.com

Board Member                 Robert Jackson           AVANTI.1101@sbcglobal.net

Board Member                 Wayne Castle              macastle75@gmail.com

​2018- 2019 Officers and board members