Doug is a hands-on restorer and does most of his own work. He and his wife Sharon have four adult children and live in Regina, Saskatchewan. In Doug’s words “I farmed for 32 years, recently retired and now work full time as a real estate agent, commercial property manager and developer.
I am an active supporter and past president of the Regina Antique Auto Association and have served on the executive for eighteen years as well as being registration chairman for our swap meet for twenty-six years. I am one of two NAACC representatives from our club and secretary for the Saskatchewan Association of Automobile Clubs.”
He has served as Treasurer on the executive of the National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada since 2001, the executive of the Saskatchewan Association of Automobile Clubs since 2010, the Board of Directors of The Canadian Model A Ford Foundation since 2012. Doug was President of The Antique Automobile Club of Regina for thirteen years. He has served as Chief Judge for that club for over 20 years. Doug is an NAACC Master Judge and has judged at the Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance in Ontario since its inception and most recently at the Las Vegas Concours.
Doug Keith has been collecting, restoring and driving collector cars for 50 plus years. “I bought my first Model ‘A’ Ford in 1969 and have been in love with them ever since. I now have two 1930 Tudor Sedans and am working on a 1929 Special Coupe. Filling out the collection are: 1953 Oldsmobile Deluxe 88, 1960 Oldsmobile 98 (purchased new by my grandfather), 1938 Pontiac Deluxe Sedan, 3 Chevy Pickups (51, 52, 53) 1940 Diamond T Truck. My motorhome is a 1964 MCI highway bus that enables us to spend a couple of months in the south, ‘roughing it smoothly’. This is the second antique bus I have owned and converted and the fact that it is an old timer only makes it more interesting!”
Doug came on the NAACC Board of Directors in 2001, serving as treasurer, and has enjoyed becoming involved in the more political aspects of the hobby. He is helping to make sure our old cars can remain on the highways without restrictions. In Doug’s words, “I believe that in order to protect the hobby from well-meaning environmental legislation and restrictions we must have an organization that can speak to governments with a strong, unified, national voice. I believe strongly that the NAACC and the present executive are capable of being that voice”.
The NAACC is honored to have Doug Keith on its National Board and thanks him sincerely for his dedication and many contributions to the collector car hobby.
Updated December, 2020