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Back to the Future Tribute Car

The Future is Now at the AACA Museum On display from June 20 – August 30 The AACA Museum is turning back the hands of time this summer. Along with our A Family Affair: Station Wagons exhibit, we thought it would fun to honor the 30th Anniversary of the “Back to the Future” movies. The year 2015 was the year they traveled to in the original “Back to the Future” movie at the end of Part 1 and again in Part 2. We will feature a “Back to the Future” tribute car – an...

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1932 Reo Royale 8-35 Rumbleseat

1932 Reo Royale 8-35 Rumbleseat Coupe, Murray To be on display in the Museum June 5 – October 8 Reo built its first automobiles in 1904, followed by trucks in 1908. The Lansing, Michigan company was founded by Ransom Eli Olds, the father of the Oldsmobile, after he left his namesake company which became part of General Motors. Starting in 1931, Reo introduced the luxurious Royale with coachwork designed by Amos Northrup, chief body designer for Murray. The pioneering...

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1932 Auburn 8-100A Custom Deluxe

1932 Auburn 8-100A Custom Deluxe Boattail Speedster To be on display in the Museum June 5 – July 17       Dr. Ashmead’s Black and Pearl Gray Speedster is one of the first six Speedsters built in 1932 out of a total of 84 produced, 63 of which included the eight-cylinder engine. It is unusual in that its Lycoming Straight Eight sports a Schebler carburetor helping the car to produce 110hp as compared to the later cars which were equipped with Stromberg carburetors...

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A Family Affair: Station Wagons

May 23 – October 12, 2015 Who is up for a summer Roadtrip! Remember the Wagon Queen Family Truckster from National Lampoon’s Vacation? How about Carol Brady’s Plymouth Satellite wagon from The Brady Bunch? Do you have fond memories as a kid of riding in the back of the Vista Cruiser with a picnic cooler on the way to a family outing? If you do, you’re not alone. We at the AACA Museum do, and are celebrating those days before minivans, SUVs and soccer moms, before GPS units...

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Automotive Jewelry Art Exhibit by Michael Furman

May 23 – October 11, 2015 Since Michael Furman photographed his first car in the studio, he became fascinated by the mascots and badges that have identified them. They appear as small sculptures or designs in themselves, and became the subject of Michael’s recent book, Automotive Jewelry, Volume One; Mascots, Badges. A book like this had not been undertaken before – a visual reference of the great automotive “identifiers” since the late 1800s – unencumbered by...

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Motorbikes for the Masses

Motorbikes for the Masses Guest Curator Rob Kain tells us more about this summer exhibit Inexpensive, reliable, easy to maneuver and park transportation for a crowded urban area. This is where motorbikes, scooters, and mopeds really shine compared to ‘traditional’ motorcycles. The AACA Museum honors these often under-appreciated and sometimes ridiculed machines with its new exhibit, “Motorbikes for the Masses”. While not a new invention (the 1915 Motoped from Long Island is...

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