Hershey, PA (December 1, 2016). The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum is excited to welcome two dynamic and historic automobiles that are perfect together. The Most Awarded car in the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) and The Most Traveled Car in the AACA are currently on view together here at the AACA Museum through November 1, 2017.
The 1924 Ford Model T has the distinction of being the “Most Awarded” car in the history of the Antique Automobile Club of America. It is currently owned by Marshal Van Winkle of New Bern, NC since November of 1951. Mr. Van Winkle has been an AACA Member since October 23, 1953. This vehicle has received an unbelievable 165 Preservation Awards as of 2016, including a 50th Preservation award in Plantation, FL in 1992. It has also received a total of 9 Senior Grand Nationals as of 2016.
The 1911 Stevens Duryea Model AA Tourer has the designation as the “Most Traveled” car and was recently donated to the AACA Museum by AACA Members Jim & Arlene Adams of Jupiter, FL. Prior to Jim & Arlene Adams, this vehicle was owned by Morris Kunkle for 50 years – Mr. Kunkle was also an avid AACA Member. This car has participated in the following tours: 36 AACA Glidden Tours, 7 Red Rock Tours, and almost every Reliability Tour since 1970. In the summer of 2004, the Adams’ reportedly drove the Stevens Duryea over 2,000 miles without incident.
As we strive to deliver a world class automotive experience and illustrate the historical evolution of the automobile, we’re excited to recognize the commitment of these owners to the automotive hobby along with these wonderful examples of early automobiles. These vehicles will be on display together through November 1, 2017.