Matchbox Toy Show - Sunday, September 23
Hershey, PA (Sept. 5, 2012) If you’re a collector or fan of Matchbox cars then we have just the event for you. The Diecast Toy Exchange is hosting a Matchbox Collector’s show here at the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum (AACA) on Sunday, September 23 from 9AM to 4PM. The event will allow visitors to add to or begin a Matchbox collection as all cars will be for sale. Vendors will be showcasing toy cars from the entire history of Matchbox -- from the first car in the 1950’s all the way through present day vehicles. To support this event, the AACA Museum is offering $5.00 admission (half the normal admission price) to encourage visitors to attend this one-day show.
This Matchbox toy show is a top notch collector’s event where you are sure to see some rare collectibles as many of the best Matchbox dealers from the East Coast will be on hand with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cars for visitors and enthusiasts to enjoy. A Lesney Matchbox Model is new for this year its number 15 Ford Sierra xr4i model was made in England and will be sold in a clear plastic box. Visitors will have the opportunity to admire the amazing detail put into these miniature cars which are approximately 1:64 scale models of full size cars.
First time visitors and returning guests will be able to enjoy more than 100 full size antique cars, buses and motorcycles while at the AACA Museum. Our current featured exhibits are 100 Years of Chevrolet with more than 30 great cars telling the Chevrolet history for the past 100 years and Dusty Jewels: Off Road Motorcycles of the 70’s featuring a variety of more than 20 motorcycles.
The Antique Auto Museum at Hershey, a member of the Smithsonian Institution Affiliations Program, displays beautifully restored automobiles, buses and motorcycles in unique life-like scenes representing the 1900’s – 1970’s 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 newest and 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 $10, seniors age 61 and older $9, juniors age 4-12 $7, children age 3 and under are FREE but for the Matchbox Show date admission will be just $5.00 for everyone ages 4 and older. The Museum is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. For further information, please call 717-566-7100 or visit www.AACAMuseum.org.