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1929 Duesenberg J Dual-Cowl Phaeton

1929 Duesenberg J Dual-Cowl Phaeton outfitted with custom coachwork by Derham. Unfortunately, due to mechanical difficulties this vehicle needed to be taken off display and sent away for repair work. If it returns – will re-post with new dates.   We apologize for any inconvenience.       Production Duesenberg J’s could top 115mph, and reach 88mph in second gear; this when most cars could barely reach 70mph! The car was unabashedly advertised as “The World’s Finest...

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Dick Vermeil “Black Beauty” 1926 Open Wheel Sprint Car

“Black Beauty” 1926 Open Wheel Sprint Car On view from April 27 – June 11, 2015 Dick Vermeil, the former Eagles coach who won a Super Bowl with the St. Louis Rams, is justly famous for his football skills. What few people know is that he’s also a journeyman auto mechanic. He was trained by the best – his father, Louis Vermeil, who operated a backyard garage in the Napa Valley town of Calistoga, where Dick Vermeil grew up. There, the younger Vermeil began...

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Lotus: The Art of Lightness

January 24 – April 26, 2015 Image courtesy of Michael Furman. Enjoy this personal tour of the Lotus Exhibit by our guest curator Kyle Kaulback. Another video showcasing many cars from this exhibit: Video production by Sean Whelan Lotus and the genius of Colin Chapman have been at the forefront of racing technology and automotive design since 1948. Colin Chapman’s philosophy of light weight and efficiency of design resulted in 7 Formula 1 World Championships as well as...

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Cars & Christmas

November 14 – January 4, 2015 Cars & Christmas is the annual holiday celebration at the AACA Museum.    Decorations adorn the Museum on all levels with dozens of decorated holiday trees, several model train displays, specialty vehicles and more.  We also encourage you to donate non-perishable food items or a new unwrapped toy for our food & toy drive so we can all share in giving to others during the holiday season. The Grinch and Max Scavenger Hunt in the...

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100 Years of Dodge

September 26 – October 12, 2014 Sponsored by:  It is difficult to imagine, but by the time John and Horace Dodge introduced their own car to the public in 1914, they were already among the largest and most experienced automakers in the world. The two brothers were inseparable and started at an early age working and learning skills in their father’s machine shop, and moved on to become expert machinists and steam boiler engineers. By 1897 they had designed and created a...

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Reflections Art Exhibit by Mark Watts

The AACA Museum is excited to continue our tradition of sharing great automotive art pieces with our guests with “Reflections” by Mark Watts.  Mark captures the essence of reflective surfaces such as cars and water in his artwork.  This exhibit runs from September 12 – October 30, 2014. This exhibit has been extended through October 30th by popular demand. Mark Watts Artist Bio: Mark attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City and Temple...

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