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Amore della Strada: Italian Cars

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Hershey, PA (October 17, 2016)  The lines between art and the automobile are unquestionably blurred, and arguably some of the most beautiful cars in the world come from Italy. “Amore della Strada,” translates to “Love of the Road” and the latest exhibit at the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum in Hershey provides a sampling of Italy’s finest with a gathering of eighteen cars and seven motorcycles. The display runs from November 19 through April 22, 2017 throughout the main galleries of the world class automotive museum.

 

The dazzling array of vehicles ranges from the ordinary, a 1937 Fiat Topolino, to the extraordinary, a one-family owned 1954 Siata 200 CS, Balbo. Rare and unusual vehicles include a 1974 DeTomaso Longchamps Coupe, a 1967 Italia Omega Convertible, and 1977 Piaggio Ape. You’ll see iconic cars such as, a 1971 Fiat 850 Spider, 1974 Fiat X 1/9 and 1974 Fiat 124 Spider as well as the more exotic 1978 Ferrari 308GTB and 1995 Ferrari 512M. The Alfisti will delight at the sight of a 1974 Alfa Romeo Montreal, 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV, and 1967 Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior. Experience the high-style of design houses such as Pininfarina, Bertone and Vignale, among others. Motorcycles include Ducati, IsoMoto and Moto Guzzi marques.

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A special opening reception, Friday, November 18 will provide an opportunity to be among the first to see these exciting automobiles and motorcycles, meet the owners, enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres, along with conversation among fellow enthusiasts. Tickets for the opening are $20 for adults and $10 for children. They are available on-line at www.aacamuseum.org or by calling 717-566-7100 x100. Come and enjoy a taste of the red, white and green. Regardless of whether you remember Gina Lolabrigida, Sofia Loren, or Miami Vice and Magnum P.I., this is one show you don’t want to miss!

 

About the AACA Museum

The AACA Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, displays beautifully restored automobiles, buses and motorcycles in unique life-like scenes representing the 1890s – 1980s in a cross-country journey from New York to San Francisco.   This Museum, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is known to be one of the largest automotive museums.  Special exhibits change several times a year and focus on a variety of eras and types of vehicles.  The Museum is in South Hanover Township, located just off Route 39, one mile west of Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, Pennsylvania.  Regular admission $12, seniors age 61 and older $11, juniors age 4-12 $9, children age 3 and under and AACA Members are FREE.  The Museum is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  For further information, please call 717-566-7100 or visit www.AACAMuseum.org.

 

 

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Confirmed Vehicle Listing:

Automobiles:

1937 Fiat Topolino
AACA Museum Collection

1954 Siata 200 CS Balbo
Walter and Rosanne Eisenstark Yorktown Heights NY

1954 Fiat Bertone Berlinetta
Don Meluzio York PA

1967 Italia Omega Convertible
Russ Rodriguez Itasca, IL

1967 Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior

1971 Fiat 850 Spider
Bill Simpson Hershey PA

1971 Fiat OTAS
Don Meluzio York PA

1973 Alfa Romeo Montreal
Ed Geller Blairstown, NJ

1974 Alfa GTV
Andy Roper Horsham PA

1974 DeTomaso Longchamp
Walter Eisenstark and Richard Klein Yorktown Heights NY

1974 Fiat X1/9
William Emery Columbus, Ohio

1974 Fiat 124 Spider
Hugh Howes Marion NY

1977 Piaggio Ape
John Chiaverini

1978 Ferrari 308 GTB
Phil Fleming Flemington NJ

1987 Bertone X1/9
Rob Budzinski Dillsburg PA

1991 Alfa Romeo 164L Sedan
Bob & Carmelina Conlan Garnet Valley PA

1995 Ferrari 512M
Paul McCollam Stratford CT

Italia 2000 GT
Dave Hutchison

Motorcycles:

Ducati TT1 Racer MC
Lou Saif

1958 IsoMoto 125 GTD Motorbike MC
Don Meluzio York PA

1990 Ducati Paso 906 MC
Michael Malak Cleveland Ohio

Ducati 999 MC
Rodney S. Firestone

2007 Moto Guzzi California Vintage MC
AACA Museum Collection

2013 TM 250 EN MC
Cycle Playground Dupont PA

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