1928 AUTOMOBILE CLUB of AMERICA TOUR GUIDE BOOK VTG US ROADMAPS, HOTEL ASTOR AD

This guide book titled ASSOCIATED TOURS GUIDE: WITH LARGE FOLDED MAP was published in 1928 by the Automobile Club of America , headquartered in New York City. The softcover book, with its great cover graphic of a pair of red roadsters, contains (according to the cover text): Over 125,000 miles of favorite routes, tours and itineraries Twenty large maps of various sections Numerical sign posting system Motor laws and ordinances of U.S. and Canada Ferry schedules Canadian touring information Selected hotels City maps The cover art is bold and graphic (it might be a woodblock) and is printed in two colors: bright red and a dark green that's almost black. The Art Deco/Jazz Age typeface is very cool (look at the font for the price, 50 cents, for example). The back cover contains an ad for United States Tires ("No better tires made today").
According to the first page, this tour book had been "published annually since 1914" and enjoyed a print run of more than 100,000 copies. The Automobile Club of America was headquartered at 12 East 53rd St. in Manhattan. The index lists tours that range widely, geographically, but do seem to focus on the Northeast.
We had assumed the Automobile Club of America was a forerunner of AAA, but found this fascinating bit of history on the AAA website.
AMERICAN AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (AAA), a federation
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