Night at the Museum presented by RM Auctions to Kick-Off Fall Meet Week October 10th
HERSHEY, Pa (9/20/12) – Attention, automobile enthusiasts! The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Club, Library and Museum along with RM Auctions have again joined forces to host the 6th annual Night at the Museum event celebrating The Motoring Hobby, on Wednesday, October 10, 2012. This eagerly awaited evening will feature friends and fellowship among enthusiasts as you enjoy an evening of fine cars, food, beverages, entertainment and more. Night at the Museum is a fitting kick-off to this year’s AACA Eastern Division Hershey Fall Meet. This year during the fall meet, officials are expecting more than 1,300 historic and one-of-a-kind antique vehicles on display and 9,000 flea-market spaces, as well as over 1,000 cars for sale in the car corral making Hershey a must visit destination for all automotive enthusiasts from October 10-13, 2012.
As always, guests will enjoy a cruise through time featuring vehicles from the early 1900’s through the 1970’s. Guests visiting the AACA Museum will also enjoy our two featured exhibits “100 Years of Chevrolet” a special exhibit showcasing more than 30 automobiles chronicling the history of Chevrolet and Dusty Jewels: Off Road Motorcycles of the 1970’s with more than 20 motorcycles representative of the 1970’s. 100 Years of Chevrolet is sponsored by Klick-Lewis dealership in Palmyra and Hank Hallowell showcases a lineup of cars, special fine art display and automobilia should impress both the car enthusiast and followers of the Bow Tie Brand alike Pinky Randall, Mr. Chevrolet in the Collector Car Hobby, is the Honorary Curator. Special vehicles include the very first Suburban ever produced, a prototype; The 50 Millionth Car built on June 10, 1963 – A 409 Impala SS, the Monza GT Concept car from the General Motors Heritage Collection and the Earnhardt Corvette (C-5) Race Car that was the last racer Dale Earnhardt, Sr. finished a race in before his death in 2001 at Daytona. Life sized Corvette Concept Car paintings are also on display in the Cammack Gallery by world renowned fine artist Peter Maier along with a variety of vintage advertisements and memorabilia.
Entertainment for Night at the Museum will be provided by two live acts: rhythm & blues band Jazz Me and instrumentalist Nate Carabello and art displays will feature prominent artists: Larry Anderson, Bill Bravo, Joe Pepitone, Dan Reed, and Mark Watts. These artists offer a variety of styles and formats and their art pieces will be available for viewing and for sale during Night at the Museum and throughout Meet Week. Artists will also be on site to talk with visitors and some will be working on new creations right here throughout the week.
The night will also include a silent auction with a unique assortment of items and opportunities up for bidding.
Highlights include: Your vehicle on the cover of Antique Automobile magazine; Original artwork provided by each of the evening’s featured artists; Your vehicle on a turntable in the main lobby of the AACA Museum; A custom-framed photo of the RMS Titanic personally signed by Mr. Al Giddings; A Private tour of the Nicola Bulgari car collection with the restorer and curator of the collection; Indy 500 or NASCAR Experience in Indiana include private garage tours and much more!
Tickets for The Night at the Museum event are $125 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (717) 566-7100 ext. 101 or by visiting www.NightatTheMuseum.org. Additional information including a complete list of silent auction items, artist bios and other Meet Week festivities can also be found on the website.
About the Hershey Fall Meet & Car Show:
The 57th Annual AACA Hershey Fall Meet and Car Show will be held October 10-13 on the Hersheypark Grounds in Hershey, PA. This 4 day event features a flea market with over 9,000 vendor spaces, a car corral with 1,000+ antique vehicles for sale and car show on Saturday with more than 1,300 historic and one-of-a-kind antique vehicles on display. Vehicles such as a rare 1953 Packard Balboa and 1954 Packard Panther, along with many other concept and prototype cars that have rarely been seen!
In past years, there have seen over 200,000 attendees with presence from nearly 30 countries outside the United
States. Travelers from as far as Australia, New Zealand and China, bringing a global presence to Hershey and
ultimate antique auto show experience!
The car corral and flea market will be open Wednesday through Saturday. The Car Show will occur on Saturday,
October 13, judging to begin promptly at 10:00 am. Public admission for viewing of the Car Corral, Flea Market,
and Car Show is free. Other activities during the week include an Old Time Movies showing on Thursday night and a Family Talent show night on Friday both located at the Music Box Theatre in Hersheypark. Friday will also showcase a Race Car Condition Run and Hughes Highwheeler Event at the Hersheypark Stadium. All mentioned events are open
to the public and free of charge.
Another featured highlight of the weekend will be RM Auctions’ highly anticipated collector car auction, Thursday, October 11 and Friday, October 12 at the Hershey Lodge. Last year’s auction drew excitement when the world's oldest running motor car,a 1884 De Dion Bouton Et Trepardoux Dos-A-Dos Steam Runabout, made history fetching $4.62 million before a packed house. This year’s auction is set to continue the momentum, lifting the gavel on approximately 120 important automobiles joined by a selection of vintage motorcycles and memorabilia. Among a long list of highlights set for the auction podium are: a famous 1931 Duesenberg Model J Dual Windshield ‘Barrelside’ Phaeton, winner of the epic 1932 ‘celebrity’ race at Lake Muroc; the oldest surviving Ford sold by the Ford Motor Company; and a pair of automobiles each in single family ownership for more than 90 years. Full event details, including admission, event times and RM’s digital Hershey auction catalogue, are available online at rmauctions.com.
About RM Auctions
RM Auctions is the world's largest auction house for quality automobiles. With over three decades of experience in the collector car industry, RM's vertically integrated range of services, from restoration to private treaty sales, auctions, estate planning and financial services, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. RM proudly holds five of the top ten all-time records for the most expensive motor cars sold at auction. RM’s restoration division has achieved unprecedented accolades earning “Best of Show” honors at the world’s top concours events. For further information visit www.rmauctions.com.
About the AACA
The AACA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, has served as the country’s premier resource for the collectible
vehicle community since its formation in 1935. Through its national office, publications, online forums, Library,
Museum and membership, the Club has assisted countless individuals, historians and collectors, along with other
libraries and museums, in the quest to preserve and enjoy the antique automobile experience. www.AACA.org
About the AACA Museum
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. The Museum is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and will offer extended public hours on October 11 & 12 for Meet Week visitors. For further information, please call 717-566-7100 or visit www.AACAMuseum.org.