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Fascinating Early and Classic Era American Collections Set for RM Sotheby’s Hershey Sale

Meghan McGrail mmcgrail@rmsothebys.com +1 519 437 3061 Amy Christie achristie@rmsothebys.com +1 519 437 3047 FASCINATING EARLY AND CLASSIC ERA AMERICAN COLLECTIONS SET FOR RM SOTHEBY’S HERSHEY SALE • RM Sotheby’s brings two private collections rich in automotive history to its annual Hershey sale, October 8-9 in Pennsylvania • Auction headlined by the Richard Roy Estate Collection, 25 automobiles with strong New Jersey and Pennsylvania ties • Event also features selection of 10 pre-1916 vehicles from the esteemed Harold Coker Collection • Complete event details and a frequently updated list of entries available at www.rmsothebys.com BLENHEIM, Ontario (August 27, 2015) – RM Sotheby’s, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment quality automobiles, is delighted to announce the addition of two very unique private collections to its annual Hershey sale, October 8-9 in Pennsylvania. The October event follows RM’s strongest Hershey performance to date in 2014, which totaled more than $14 million bolstered by the successful sale of two single-vendor collections, the Cars of John Moir and the Jeffrey Day Collection. The 2015 auction is set to build on this result, bringing two more fascinating private collections to the podium, including the long hidden-away Richard Roy Estate Collection, and a selection of vehicles from the esteemed Harold Coker Collection. “It is quickly becoming tradition for RM to offer incredibly interesting private collections at Hershey, a venue that has proven time and again our team’s expertise in presenting single-vendor groups within our catalogue sales,” says Gord Duff, Car Specialist, RM Sotheby’s. “Similar to the fascinating A-to-Z Collection at our 2014 event, both the Roy and Coker collections represent very special groups of highly-sought-after early automobiles, assembled by two men for whom the AACA represented a lifelong community.” The Richard Roy Estate Collection Richard Roy of Branchville, New Jersey was a longtime member of just about every car club, and an attendee at the AACA Hershey Meet for almost four decades. A successor to his father’s farm equipment and feed company, he was a businessman for whom no search was too far or too ambitious if it meant locating the right car or piece of automobilia. RM Sotheby’s is honored to present Mr. Roy’s collection of 25 Early American and Classic Era cars at its upcoming Hershey sale. The collection focuses extensively on vehicles with local Sussex County, NJ or regional Pennsylvania ties, along with cars of particular originality or peculiarity. Mr. Roy purchased his first car in 1949 at the age of 17– a 1929 Chrysler Series 75 Roadster known as “Blossom” which remains part of the collection to this day and is included in the offering (Est. $40,000 – $60,000). While he drove and showed his earliest acquisitions at club events, after the mid-1960s, access to his garage remained limited to his favored local community groups and select car aficionados. His family estimates that no more than a few...

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Historic Oldsmobile Autocrat “Yellow Peril” Races to RM Sotheby’s Hershey Stage

Media Release HERSHEY RM Sotheby’s returns to Hershey, Pennsylvania for its ninth annual sale during the AACA Eastern Division Fall Meet week, October 8 – 9 Two-day auction presents superb selection of more than 100 automobiles and select memorabilia. Early Brass Era highlights led by 1911 Oldsmobile Autocrat “Yellow Peril”, a powerhouse racing machine of its time. Event information and a frequently updated list of entries available at www.rmsothebys.com BLENHEIM, Ontario (July 29, 2015) – RM Sotheby’s, the world’s largest collector car auction house for investment quality automobiles, returns to Hershey, Pennsylvania, October 8 – 9 for its ninth annual sale at the historic Hershey Lodge. As a feature attraction of the internationally attended AACA Eastern Division Fall Meet, RM’s 2015 sale builds on the company’s strongest Hershey performance to date in 2014, presenting an outstanding roster of more than 100 automobiles and select memorabilia. The sale has a strong track record for offering exceptional Brass and Classic Era motor cars, and the 2015 catalogue will be no exception. Leading early highlights and perfectly suited to the AACA hobby weekend is the historic 1911 Oldsmobile Autocrat “Yellow Peril”, chassis no. 65877. A massive and powerful Brass Era racing machine, and certainly a status symbol of the time, “Yellow Peril” was actively campaigned by its original owner, the wealthy and eccentric John Henry Greenway Albert of Baltimore. With racing in mind, Albert replaced the Autocrat’s tourabout body with aluminum coachwork of his own design, and installed a rudimentary fuel injection system that he developed with the family chauffeur and mechanic. He removed the car’s fenders and headlights for competition, later replacing them as he reinstated the Oldsmobile for sporting road use. Largely undefeated, “Yellow Peril” successfully raced on many dirt and board tracks in period, remaining in Albert’s ownership until his untimely passing in 1968. It has since been an active and popular participant on the HCCA and VMCCA tour circuit, while remaining one of the few Brass Era racing cars to retain original period-built bodywork and original mechanical components. Pure, functional, and imposing, “Yellow Peril” is simply one of the most evocative survivors of a bygone era and expected to command strong interest at this year’s Hershey sale (Est. $700,000 – $850,000). “Yellow Peril is an extraordinary machine, made all the more remarkable by the recent confirmation of its early history and original condition by our in-house research team,” says Gord Duff, Car Specialist, RM Sotheby’s. “At RM, we pride ourselves on the depth of research we undertake to authenticate and establish each car’s particular noteworthiness – a process that, within the automotive auction business, is entirely unique to our organization. In this case, our research team uncovered the documentation necessary to confidently tell the Autocrat’s story. We’re thrilled to present a car with such a fascinating history as the “Yellow Peril” in Hershey and look forward to welcoming...

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TorqToberFest Meet Week Event

TorqToberFest Offers Meet Week Triple Threat — Three Nights at the AACA Museum October 7, 8, & 9 2015 Hershey, PA (August 24, 2015) Get ready for something new this year during Hershey Meet Week – TorqToberFest presented by RM|Sotheby’s! One night of automobiles, food, and entertainment among the company of friends just wasn’t enough, so The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum tripled it, and created a three evening affair on October 7, 8, & 9 from 4PM to 9PM. Join the fun with our new behind the scenes bash as we open up our Museum and super, secret storage building for the ultimate Meet Week Party! This event offers guests an exclusive, behind-the-scenes view of the Museum’s vehicles not on public display, made possible by our venue sponsor, National Parts Depot (NPD). We’re excited to offer a multi-night event with a more casual atmosphere for 2015. Thank you to all who continue to support the AACA Museum – we look forward to seeing you this year!   This fabulous fall fling has themed foods paired with specially selected craft brew beers and wines, an extensive array of silent auction items,nationally recognized automotive artists’ work in the Upper Level Rotunda of the Museum, and more. Each night features entertainment from 5 PM – 9PM to compliment the food and drink. This is the perfect, relaxed place for you and your friends and/or car clubs to gather during Meet Week in Hershey! Celebrate Wednesday, October 7 with the comfort food mom used to make during the American themed evening. Fill yourself with some hearty Italian cuisine Thursday, October 8. Mouthwatering German fare will be on the menu for Friday, October 9. The Cammack Tucker Gallery, opened in October 2014, allows us to showcase the world’s largest collection of Tucker automobiles, engines and other memorabilia in one location. A few new displays have been added to this area for 2015. Motorbikes for the Masses, A Family Affair: Station Wagons, Autos in Acrylics by Dan Reed, and the ‘Back to the Future’ Tribute car are current exhibits on display. Advance tickets are required for the TorqToberFest event. Purchase tickets for one night or two for $45.00 per night, per person. Or save a bundle by purchasing a 3 Night Pass for $120.00 per person (save $15)!Each ticket includes the all you can eat themed food buffet, 1 drink ticket for beer or wine, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, entrance to the AACA Museum and access to the exclusive and rarely seen collection vehicles. If you purchase the 3-Night Pass, you will receive 1 drink ticket per night and 1 AACA Museum ticket per night. Transportation between the Museum and secret storage facility will be available. A collectible beer stein, sponsored by Auto Appraisal Group, (AAG) will be available for purchase at $15.00 -includes two extra alcoholic drink tickets. To order tickets visit...

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AACA Museum Volunteer, Denny Schwenk, Nominated for Jefferson Award

  Hershey, PA (August 21, 2015) – Denny Schwenk volunteers at the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum (AACA Museum) and has done so for the past 13 years, accumulating over six thousand hours of service. With a passion for British cars, he shares his knowledge and interests with thousands of visitors each year as a Museum docent. Denny also uses his mechanical skills acquired from over 46 years at Harrisburg based AMP Inc. to keep the Museum’s collection running smoothly. Denny is an ambassador for the Museum at local events that include The Elegance at Hershey, car shows with Carlisle Events, and other venues always promoting and raising funds for the Museum. We are honored to have Denny as one of our Volunteers. To serve as a docent at the AACA Museum it takes a special person who can educate through engaging the visitor in a way that generates a connection for them. From our oldest to our youngest visitor, from a car hobbyist to a general tourist, Denny has always been able to start friendly conversations with visitors and show them how each period of automotive history has its own story. These stories touch each and every one of us and connect us to our past. With over 160 cars in the collection, there is a lot of cleaning, polishing, and repairing, to get done each and every day. Denny has a “let’s get it done” attitude when working with the Museum’s collection. Rolling up his sleeves and getting in the grease is not a problem for him and the cars are not just a hobby but a link to his own past experiences. Denny is deeply committed to keeping this part of American history alive through sharing his lifelong knowledge and engaging others. To perform this type of volunteer work, and to be an educator, it is important to stay connected to the hobby. Denny does this by being an active member of the Antique Automobile Club of America, the Susquehanna Valley Vintage Sports Car Club, and the AACA Library. He takes his role here at the Museum very seriously and continues to provide value by expressing his ideas to the Museum’s management so that all of us can grow through all of our docent’s different perspectives. This type of volunteer engagement goes a long way when the Museum is trying to stay relevant and exciting. Denny is a very valuable asset to the Museum. He helps and represents us in so many different ways. Our visitors benefit from his knowledge and experiences and leave with a better understanding of automotive history. The Museum and our community have been truly blessed to have Denny as part of our team. About the AACA Museum: The Antique Auto Museum at Hershey, a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum, displays beautifully restored and original automobiles, buses and motorcycles in unique life-like scenes...

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AACA Museum recognized as Readers’ Choice for Best Museum 2015

Hershey, PA (August 20, 2015) – The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum has been named Readers’ Choice winner for Best Museum by the readers of Harrisburg Magazine. Winners in all award categories will be recognized at the Simply the Best awards reception on August 27th at the Radisson Penn Harris Hotel & Convention Center in Camp Hill, PA. We’re honored to have received this award again in 2015 and thank the many readers and visitors who voted for us. The AACA Museum is committed to providing interesting and entertaining exhibits on a wide variety of automotive related topics. The addition of the World’s largest display of Tucker automobiles and artifacts that opened in October 2014 has been a fabulous permanent addition to our exhibit offerings. The Cammack Tucker gallery includes three Tucker ’48 automobiles including Tucker #1001, the first production Tucker and the only surviving Tucker with automatic transmission. Continuing to change and expand our exhibit offerings provides guests with a new and unique experience during each visit. Special summer exhibits for this year include: A Family Affair: Station Wagons and Motorbikes for the Masses both running through October 11th. Automotive Jewelry a fine art photography exhibit by Michel Furman runs through September 19th. About the AACA Museum: The Antique Auto Museum at Hershey, a Smithsonian Affiliate Museum, displays beautifully restored and original 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 one of the nation’s largest automotive museums. Special exhibits change several times a year and focus on a variety of eras and types of vehicles. The Museum is located just off Route 39, one mile west of Hersheypark Drive in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Regular admission $12, seniors age 61 and older $11, juniors age 4-12 $9, children age 3 and under along with AACA members are FREE. The Museum is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The first Thursday of each month from February-November the Museum is open late until 9:00 PM with a special evening program. For further information, please call 717-566-7100 or visit www.AACAMuseum.org....

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Autos in Acrylics Automotive Fine Art by Dan Reed

Hershey, PA (August 19, 2015) The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum is excited to continue it’s series of exhibits featuring automotive art with “Autos in Acrylics” Fine art by Dan Reed. This exhibit will be on view from September 25 – November 6, 2015 in the entry gallery at the AACA Museum. Dan began drawing at a young age thanks to the encouragement of his grandfather, who painted scenes in and around his home town of Philadelphia. His influence also inspired Dan’s brothers, Trevor and Jason, who are also artists. Dan studied art at West Chester University in the early 1990s. During that time, the university commissioned a series of four pen & ink illustrations depicting some of the original 19th century buildings on campus. That pretty much started the ball rolling. He continued to explore many pen & ink techniques and soon began adding color with pencils and water color before developing what today is his specialty, acrylic painting.   Having a life-long interest in cars, it was only natural for Dan to incorporate the automobile as a key subject in his artwork. For about a dozen years, while working a day job as a test lab technician, he continued to hone his artistic talent nights and weekends. While building a portfolio of automotive related artwork Dan would load his paintings into his vintage Cadillac and take them to weekend car shows. By 2005 Dan had built a loyal following of collectors of his work as well as a steady back-log of private commissions. It was at this time that Dan made the transition from the test lab day job to full-time automotive fine artist.   Dan’s acrylic paintings are created in a highly realistic style with a brilliant level of detail. A wide assortment of Dan’s artwork will be on view throughout the fall including during AACA Hershey Fall Meet Week when thousands of enthusiasts visit the area and the Museum. Interested in learning more? Join us for Dan’s program October 1st with our open late first Thursday program. The Museum is open until 9 PM and Dan’s program will begin @ 6:30 PM.   About the AACA Museum: The Antique Automobile Club of America 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...

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