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All Chevy Car Show

Date: 7/22/2012 Time: 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM Location: Grounds Surrounding the AACA Museum car show registration web version This year we’re celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Chevrolet!   There will be a special 100 years of Chevrolet exhibit inside the Museum and this special All Chevy Car Show on our grounds July 22nd! Join us as we celebrate a great American Icon – Chevrolet!   We’re expecting hundredres of cars outside on our lawn area in tribute to Chevrolet as well as many stunning examples of special cars inside the Museum for all to enjoy.   Food & Ice Cream will be available for purchase on the grounds along with a DJ playing all your favorites! One free admission ticket to the AACA Museum for each registered car and the ability to purchase a guest ticket for $7.00 for all who are registered to participate.   Goodie bags with a commemerative dash plaque will be available for the first 200 registered participants. No judging – special category awards along with participation & People’s Choice Chevy Awards. Registration begins at 8: 30 AM Museum opens at 9:00 AM Presentations at 2:30 PM All Chevy Cars are encouraged to participate!  Show categories:  Pre-1939, 1940-1950’s, 1960-1970s, 1980-1990s, 2000 & newer! Spectators are FREE to the Car Show on the grounds and regular AACA Museum admission applies for entry into the Museum. All proceeds benefit the AACA Museum.   Day of registration is $20 and includes one entry ticket to the AACA Museum.   File: car show registration web...

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Whitney Houston’s 1986 Rolls Royce Silver Spur factory Limousine

image credit to www.whitneyhouston.com An Anonymous collector has donated a 1986 Rolls Royce Silver Spur factory Limousine which was once owned by famed music icon, the late Whitney Houston. Houston, one of the most successful singers of all time and often referred to as “The Rolls-Royce of soul voices”, purchased this car through her publishing company Nippy, Inc. and used it extensively for her daily activities. Among the cars features is a division window, TV/VCR, and a wet bar with crystal glasses. In 1980, Rolls-Royce introduced two new cars to their line-up: The Silver Spirit and the long-wheelbase version Silver Spur. Although the bodies were completely new, the chassis was essentially identical to the previous Silver Shadow but with a new self-leveling suspension. The factory offered even longer limousine versions of the Silver Spur such as this car. The base price of this vehicle was $198,000 in 1986 and it was produced with a 6,750 cc V8 engine by Rolls-Royce Motors Ltd. of Crewe, England. This Rolls-Royce takes its place in the AACA Museum along with several other vehicles with a celebrity heritage that are part of the Museum’s permanent displays: Betty White’s 1977 Cadillac Seville, The Lakeland Bus used in the award winning Forrest Gump Movie, and several vehicles used in the filming of The Good Shepherd and the series Boardwalk Empire. Read the press release...

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Museum Acquires “Star Car”

Betty White’s custom-ordered 1977 Cadillac Seville on display now. The AACA Museum is pleased to announce the exhibition of the personal car of actress and television icon, Betty White. This car, acquired by the Museum last year, was owned by the actress for 25 years and appeared on-air in a two-part episode of TV series, “Mama’s Family.”       Adopt-A-Car The Potomac Region Cadillac & LaSalle Club has just adopted the Betty White Cadillac.   The Cadillac Seville debuted in 1975. It was a radical departure for Cadillac, due to its smaller, more contemporary size and relative fuel efficiency. Smaller, however, did not mean less luxurious and Cadillac remained the vehicle of choice for buyers who wanted the ultimate in creature comfort and smooth ride from an American car. Such features may have been on the mind of renowned game show host, Allen Ludden, when he purchased the car for his wife, Betty, in May of 1977. The car was ordered in the custom color, Seamist Green, from Martin Cadillac in Los Angeles, California. It was given to her as a surprise gift. Both owners’ names appear on the original title, a copy of which came with the car. The vehicle sported a mere 14.3 miles when it was driven of the dealership’s lot. Mr. Ludden had it equipped with a small dash plaque that reads “Betty.” The car also features an old AT & T analog mobile phone. Ludden passed away in 1981 and Mrs. White maintained the car in like-new condition. After 25 years of ownership, she donated the Cadillac to charity. A long-time supporter of animal causes, the car was given to the Los Angeles Humane Society to auction. It was purchased by a private collector who owned it for several years before offering it to the highest bidder on eBay. The car’s last private owner, Mr. Nicholas Ferrantino, of Houston, Texas, presented it to the AACA Museum. The Cadillac currently has less than 18,000 miles on its odometer and looks very much like the day Betty White took possession of it as a surprise gift. It is currently on exhibition in the Museum’s lobby, along with a selection of photographs covering Betty White’s acting career, including an image showing the car being used on-air as part of the two-part episode “Mama for Mayor,” from the series “Mama’s Family.” The car’s last private owner, Mr. Nicholas Ferrantino, of Houston, Texas, presented it to the AACA Museum. Mr. Ferrantino is a Lifetime Member of the AACA National Organization, a member of the Gulf Coast Region of AACA and a Lifetime Member of the AACA...

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Auto & Ales

Date: 11/8/2013 Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM Location: AACA Museum 161 Museum Drive (Just off Rte. 39 West @ 1 Mile from the Hersheypark Complex) Your taste buds will enjoy an evening of finely crafted ales from a variety of micro-brew vendors while you’re eyes enjoy the exceptional automobiles that are on display within the Museum — A winning combination for this one-of-a-kind event! Live entertainment, cooking demonstrations and food vendors will round out this enjoyable evening.  Tickets and additional information will be available soon at AutosAndAles.com.  You must be 21 years of age or older to attend this event.  Admission will be $40 in advance or $45 the night of the event.   Designated driver fee is $15 per person. For additional information, or to become a vendor, contact Mike Patterson at 717-566-7100 ext. 105....

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Evening with Karl Ludvigsen

An Evening with Karl Ludvigsen Save the date of April 19th for a special event function with great food, beverages and a special guest speaker Karl Ludvigsen, famed author, here to kick off the Porsche Swap Meet in Hershey. Karl is a world renowned automotive author who recently won the coveted Dean Batchelor Award, the highest honor in automotive journalism, for his book Origin of the Species. Learn more and purchase...

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Elegance At Hershey

The Elegance At Hershey is a 501(C)3 charity event showcasing the finest antique cars to raise awareness and funds in support of JDRF and the AACA Museum and AACA Library & Research Center.

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