Silent Auction

This year’s event will feature a silent auction with some unique and exciting products, services and experiences. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the AACA Library & Research center and the AACA Museum. We would like to thank you for considering a purchase and we would like to also thank the various organizations and donors for their auction item donations.

Listed below are items from the 2012 Auction, and we expect a nice variety of items again in 2013! We are in the process of securing items for 2013 now and look forward to sharing these with you in August.

 

Your Vehicle on the Cover of Antique Automobile Magazine

A rare opportunity for a front cover photo and accompanying article in a future edition of Antique Automobile magazine. The winning bidder’s car will have to adhere to the standards and types of vehicles that typify Antique Automobile and their reader’s interest. Winning bidder will have to supply the magazine with hi-resolution photos and information to produce a suitable story.

 

Your Car on the turntable at the AACA Museum

Imagine your car prominently displayed on the turntable as you enter the lobby of the AACA Museum. Your car will be displayed for a period of three (3) months. Exact dates to be coordinated with the AACA Museum Curator.

 

A Framed Photo of the Titanic signed by Al Giddings

Bring home your own unique, custom-framed image of the RMS Titanic captured by award-winning photographer Al Giddings! Photographed on July 5th, 1991 at a depth of 12,460 feet, Mr. Gidding’s renowned photography of the sunken ocean liner played a role in initiating the filming of what would become a blockbuster hit, “The Titanic”. As part of the package, this item will be personally autographed by Mr. Giddings. There are two (2) of these pieces of artwork available.

 

Enjoy an evening at the Museum with up to 100 of your guests

Enjoy the ambience of having the entire AACA Museum available to you and your guests for an exclusive evening with up to 100 attendees. This package will provide you with exclusive use of the Museum for an evening function. Date of booking is based upon availability but excludes Saturday evenings. Food and beverages would be an additional fee provided by a caterer of your choosing.

 

Artwork by artist Mark Watts

mark watts 59 reflections 40in x 30in250px“59 Reflections” Print by Mark Watts
Art Size 30″ X 40″
Limited edition of 225 on Stretched Canvas and Glassed

This surreal art piece by Mark Watts depicts a 1959 Corvette. With the loss of its simulated louvers and twin deck lid chrome strips on the hood the Corvette boasted a more clean and sporty image as it racked up victories on the race track.

 

“Spirit of Ecstasy” statue

“Spirit of Ecstasy” world renowned symbol of the Rolls Royce Automobile created by Charles Sykes. This 11 3/4″ tall bronze replica is mounted in a marble base and plated with silver nickel and depicts the story of a secret passion between John Walter, a pioneer of the automobile movement and once editor of the Car Magazine, and his secret love and model for the emblem Eleanor Velasco Thornton. The symbol is also commonly known as “Emily”, “Silver Lady” or “Flying Lady”. Valued at $600.

 

100 Years of Chevrolet Collection

Enjoy this beautifully assembled table book perfect for any car collector’s library along with a DVD, reproduction sign and more! The book contains 160 pages with over 60 artifacts and hundreds of photos to help illustrate the centennial story of Chevrolet. This feature-length documentary DVD by Roger Sherman, the award-winning producer, director and cinematographer, helps you explore the 100-year history of Chevrolet and Chevy’s cultural and personal relevance for millions.

 

Custom Formal Portrait of your vehicle by artist Bill Bravo

Custom formal portrait of the bidder’s vehicle done by artist Bill Bravo. Services provided include: Travel to the location of the car to be photographed (200-300 photos); The portrait is custom designed in Photoshop digitally. The customer chooses from 24 different designs unique to their car. The finished print measures 12 x 18 and comes in a 18 x 24 mat ready for framing. Bill will travel to the following states for this service: PA, DE, MD, NJ, NY and CT. Expires on May 1, 2013. Valued at $390.

 

Limited Edition AACA Byers Choice Figurines

Our 1950s inspired Poodle Skirt Girl and our Gas Station Attendant are the second in the series of vintage figurines made exclusively for AACA by world famous Byers’ Choice Ltd. The Byers family oversees a team of 180 artisans in Pennsylvania who handcraft these wonderful figurines. Every figure is individually dressed and each artisan leaves a little bit of herself in the figurines they create! The company, established in 1978, takes pride in producing a quality product, at an affordable price, and is dedicated to serving its customers and the community. (Byers’ Choice Figurines are for decorative use only, not meant to be used as a doll or toy.) The Poodle Skirt Girl & Gas Station Attendant is a limited edition as was our 75th Anniversary Touring Couple. The Touring Couple sold out quickly so don’t wait to place your order. Only 100 of each figurine will be made.

 

“Experience Hershey 2013″ donated by RM Auctions

This package includes a two night stay at The Hershey Lodge during the AACA Fall Meet 2013 and complimentary admission, catalogue and bidder registration to RM Auctions Hershey Sale. The Hershey Lodge is a full-service resort offering 665 guest rooms and 100,000 square feet of function space. Warm, welcoming, and distinctly Hershey, Hershey Lodge offers convenience and comfort for families and guests of all ages.

 

Joe Pepitone Artwork

phaeton 733 auction item 200px1930 Packard Phaeton 733

Illustrated in Adobe Illustrator, this archival UV protected vector print will last for over 100 years with eye-popping colors and is personally signed by the artist himself. The viewing area is 24” x 36” and is custom matted and framed specifically for the Night at the Museum event. This print is valued at more than $1,500. Silent auction start $600.

 

1927 model t car built in america200pxThe Car That Built America / 1927 Model T-Ford

Illustrated in Adobe Illustrator, this archival UV protected vector print will last for over 100 years with eye-popping colors and is personally signed by the artist himself. The viewing area is 11” x 14” and is custom matted and framed specifically for the Night at the Museum event. This print is valued at more than $400. Silent auction start $200.

birth_if_the_tail_fin_48_cadillac200pxBirth of the Tail Fin / 1948 Cadillac

Illustrated in Adobe Illustrator, this archival UV protected vector print will last for over 100 years with eye-popping colors and is personally signed by the artist himself. The viewing area is 11” x 14” and is custom matted and framed specifically for the Night at the Museum event. This print is valued at more than $400. Silent auction start $200.

chief_joepep_automotive_portraits_203_558_2921Chief / 1953 Pontiac Hood Ornament

Illustrated in Adobe Illustrator, this archival UV protected vector print will last for over 100 years with eye-popping colors and is personally signed by the artist himself. The viewing area is 11” x 14” and is custom matted and framed specifically for the Night at the Museum event. This print is valued at more than $400. Silent auction start $200.

 

mellow yellow 54 cadillac200 11 x 14  joepep automotive portraits 203 558 2921Mellow Yellow / 1954 Cadillac Coupe de Ville

Illustrated in Adobe Illustrator, this archival UV protected vector print will last for over 100 years with eye-popping colors and is personally signed by the artist himself. The viewing area is 11” x 14” and is custom matted and framed specifically for the Night at the Museum event. This print is valued at more than $400. Silent auction start $200.

 

Joe will be at the AACA Museum all day from October 8th through October 10th and would be more than happy to answer any question you or your children have regarding automotive art and classic cars.

 

5 Year Subscription to RM Auctions Catalogues donated by RM Auctions

Enjoy RM Auctions catalogues delivered to your doorstep for the next five years! All catalogs grant entry for two (2) people to the auction, except Monterey. If you bring along the catalog to any of the auctions, the only additional charge would be to upgrade to the bidder’s credentials. Motor Trend’s Executive Editor Matt Stone describes RM as “among the world’s premier players in the classic and special interest automotive space. Their sales are beautifully blended and executed, and their auction catalogues are an important element of my research library.” Sales include; Arizona, Amelia Island, Monaco, Villa d’Este, St. John’s, Monterey, Hershey and London.

 

1934 La Salle artwork by artist Dan Reed

1934lasalle 28x36danreedThis is an original acrylic on canvas painting of a 1934 LaSalle. Dan Reed comes from a family of artists. He studied art at West Chester University in the early 90’s where the University commissioned him for a series of four pen and ink illustrations depicting some of the original 19th century buildings on the campus. Today he specialized in automotive artwork along with architectural rendering, train illustrations and pet portraits. The size is 28 x 36 and it is valued at more than $2,000. Dan Reed will be having a display of his work here at the AACA Museum during Meet Week and during Night at the Museum.

 

Racing Package:

Two (2) preferred seating tickets to either the Indy 500 or the NASCAR 400 race in Indianapolis. Established in 1909, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway has long prevailed as an icon of motorsports excellence. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the world’s largest spectator sporting facility and it plays host annually to three events in three major racing series: Indianapolis 500 Mile Race (IZOD IndyCar Series), Brickyard 400 (NASCAR Sprint Cup Series) and Red Bull Indianapolis GP (MotoGP World Championship). Also included are Two (2) guided shop tours at Ganassi Racing and Andretti Motorsports. This is a chance to get a behind the scenes look inside two of the most winning team operations in all of motorsports.

 

VIP Package to Auctions America Spring Auction

This package is for the Auctions America Spring Auction to be held in Indiana early May of 2013. With an expert team of full-time car and motorcycle specialists offering more than 140 years of combined experience buying, selling, racing and restoring collector vehicles, making them uniquely qualified to advise you in all aspects of the hobby. This amazing package includes VIP Bidder’s passes, A Helicopter ride, Golf Cart and Auction Passes.

Auction Dates & Times
Thursday, May 9, 2013 Friday, May 10, 2013 Saturday, May 11, 2013

Preview Dates & Times
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Thursday, May 9, 2013 Friday, May 10, 2013 Saturday, May 11, 2013

Learn more about the auction.

 

Nikon Coolpix L810 and 8 GB Memory card

The COOLPIX L810, has an incredible image quality, great zoom range and ease-of-use, and will bring you photographic enjoyment for years to come. The 26x zoom captures high-resolution images shot after shot for a broad variety of views—22.5mm wide-angle landscapes to 585mm telephoto shots, capturing action near or far. Enhance the moment and start recording HD (720p) movies with stereo sound at the touch of a button. Plus, L810 uses AA batteries, so you’re never waiting for a recharge and with the 8GB memory card you can store hundreds of oh photographic memories.

 

Overnight Package at the Sheraton Hotel in Philadelphia

Home of the AACA National Meeting each February is the Sheraton Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. This package includes two nights accommodations for two guests along with breakfast. These accommodations may be used to attend the National Meeting OR they may be used at another time of your choosing based upon availability. Accommodations are for a Friday and Saturday night stay only based upon availability and this certificate expires October 9, 2013. The hotel is only blocks from the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Love Park, the Franklin Institute and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and is surrounded by the city’s cultural and corporate headquarters.

 

Thomas the Tank Engine Pedal Train

Whether you’re a pedal car collector or just want to be the best grandparent ever this is for you! Great for the train lover of “all” ages. Thomas the Tank Engine has educated and entertained kids through the popular television series for many years and now you can live the fantasy of your very own. Thomas the Tank Engine Pedal Train is made from heavy gauge steel and features three position adjustable pedal assembly, sealed ball bearing drive, lead-free rust and chip resistant powder coat finish and high traction tires.

 

Segway Tour around the grounds of the Hotel Hershey

Enjoy the picturesque grounds of the Hotel Hershey as you’ve never seen them before — on a Segway! Segway Tours of Hershey has donated a Segway tour for two at the Hotel Hershey. With cutting edge technology, this revolutionary machine is battery powered, self balancing, and fun and easy to ride. The adventure begins with a complete safety briefing and introduction to your Segway Experience. Before you know it, you will be riding along secluded wooded paths, enjoying beautiful vistas and serene nature. With a breeze in your face and the smell of chocolate in the air, this tour is a unique way to experience the historic Hotel Hershey. Just make your reservations and off you go!

 

Private Tour of the Nicola Bulgari Collection

(Photo courtesy of Old Cars Weekly)

Take a tour of the Nicola Bulgari Collection located in Allentown, PA with Keith Flickinger the Restorer and Curator of the Bulgari Collection. For more than thirty years Nicola Bulgari has been assembling one of the world’s largest collections of antique and vintage Buick automobiles. His love of American cars is much deeper and more eclectic. Each vehicle is in his collection is significant in its own way. This approach to collecting and restoration is appreciated by those who value America’s rich automotive heritage. This invitation is to tour Bulgari’s collection is open for up to ten guests and is a truly unique experience that is not available to the public.

 

Jay Texter Signed Artist Proof Photograph

top-down250pxThis Framed photograph entitled “Top Down” has an overall size is 20.5″ x 28″. The photo itself is approx. 13″ x 20″.

Printing process is pigment on 300gsm paper. Archivally mounted on hinged type mate board. The work is signed and is an Artists Prof or A/P.

$350.00 value.

Jay Texter is a commercial photographer from Allentown Pennsylvania and is known as a master of composition and detail, screening out all distractions to create flawless images that are almost platonic in their purity. His automotive art has been a featured in “Automobile Quarterly” and “non sequitur” of Automobile Magazine. His work has also been displayed in the National Automotive History Collection at the Detroit Public Library and is also used to promote the Concours D’ Elegance of the Eastern United States.

 

Phoenix Diecast 1935 Chevy Truck 1:24 Scale Model

(Photo Courtesy of Amazon.com)

This 1935 Delivery Truck Diecast is a perfect addition for your collection. 1 1/2 Ton Sedan Delivery/Pick Up/Canopy. Manufactured by TINS’ META MANUFACTORY LIMITED. GM official licensed product.

 

Phoenix Diecast 50th Anniversary Edition Chevy Bel Air 1:24 scale

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1:24 scale diecast collectible model car. This Chevrolet Bel Air is an 8.25″L x 3″W x 2.25″H die-cast metal car with openable hood, doors & trunk. Manufactured by Phoenix. 01957 is in TITANIUM BRUSH FINISH color. 6 pcs per inner box. Individually packed in a gift box. Box size: 10.5″L x 4.75″W x 3.5″H. GM is a trademark of the General Motors Corporation.

“The 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air, is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful and collectible cars ever built. With it’s sleek lines, in your face grille, V-8 power and with first of it’s kind tail-fins it’s been stealing the hearts of the world ever since the first one rolled off the assembly line.”

 

Hot Rod Package

Gear yourself up with this collection of items from “Hot Rod” Magazine which includes a Dickies jacket with Hot Rod Logo, Hot Rod logo baseball cap along with 2 porcelain reproduction signs and a diecast car. This collection is perfect for anyone who wants the look and feel of the Hot Rod sensation.

 

Ken Eberts 2011 Hershey Fall Meet Artist proof

One of the world´s foremost automotive artists, Ken began his career as a car designer at Ford, before turning to automotive fine art in 1968. Over 1,000 of his original paintings are in museums and private collections worldwide. His body of work makes a statement about how classic cars have defined our culture and society. He is the founder of the prestigious Automotive Fine Art Society. This framed and signed artist proof from the Hershey Fall Meet poster of 2011 is an excellent addition for Ken Eberts fans and for your personal collection. Measured 25 X 30.

 

Ken Dallison Rolls Royce Signed Prints Portfolio

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This rare find is a portfolio of renowned British fine artist Ken Dallison. With a collection of 24 Rolls Royce Prints, each signed by Mr. Dallison. From 40/50 H.P. “Silver Ghost” to Camargue Two – Door Saloon this leatherbound collection also includes a forward by Lord Montague of Beaulieu. This protfolio is numbered 1,396 out of 2,000.

 

Special Event Buffer Kit – Meguiar’s Products

This kit has everything you need for that special car! It includes a Dual Action Polisher, Soft Buff 7″ Foam Pads, Ultimate Quik Detailer, Liquid Wax, Wash and Wax, Color and Clarity Restorer and many more Meguiar’s products.

 

Country Inn & Suites Packages

One package includes two nights accommodations with breakfast at the Country Inn and Suites in Hershey — just next door to the AACA Museum on Rte. 39 in Hershey. The AACA Museum houses the Museum of Bus Transportation Collection, a floor full of buses and more than 30 motorcycles, motorbikes and Cushman complement the 100 cars on display. The museum has over 20,000 sq. ft. in additional storage so vehicles are rotated on a regular basis.

The second package includes one nights accommodations with breakfast at the Country Inn and Suites in Hershey along with a gift certificate for $75.00 for dinner at What If Restaurant also located in Hershey. Enjoy What If’s relaxed and animated menu, noted for its bountiful Crab Martini or a collection of the Beef or Seafood Sliders. A Full-Service Menu is offered in the dining room with an extensive wine list, where you can choose from signature dishes, like Pan Seared Scallops, Fresh Calamari, Chicken Saltimbocca, or our Hand-Cut Steaks. Sweet endings are a ritual at the What if… All of our desserts are made-on-premise, including one of Hershey’s favorites, our Hot Fudge Peanut Profiterole.

 

Blue Bird Racer Die Cast Vehicle

Sir Malcolm Campbell’s official 1933 world record speed car is a great addition to have for your collection. This Schylling Collector Series Blue Bird Racer Die Cast vehicle has detailed painting, adjustable front wheels, aerodynamic design, metal body and a wind up motor.

 

$250 Gift Certificate to Auto Custom Carpets, Inc.

Free 2 or 4 piece set of custom cut floor mats with embroidered logo.
Auto Custom Carpets offers the largest auto interior product line in the industry! ACC sells auto replacement carpet, auto floor mats, truck floor mats, and more to fit virtually every vehicle manufactured since the mid-1940′s. Be aware, these are not “one-size-fits-all” products. ACC’s automotive carpet is all custom-manufactured at the time of your order to perfectly fit the exact make, model and year of your vehicle.

 

$250 Gift Certificate to Classic Instruments

Classic Instruments is the first and only manufacturer to combine all-electrical instrumentation and micro-chip technology with the finest quality, accuracy, and vintage styling available at any price. Our unique concepts and trend-setting designs have kept us ahead of the industry for over 25 years. Each and every one of our gauges is designed, assembled and calibrated with pride and quality right here in Boyne City, Michigan. Our proudly “Made in the USA” products are designed and built for street rods by street rodders!

 

2013 Season Passes to Carlisle Events

Enjoy a two (2) season passes to the Carlisle Events and the Carlisle Fairgrounds, the location for the largest car, truck and motorcycle collector events in the country. Carlisle Events was one of the first companies in the United States organized specifically to conduct and promote events for the collector car and truck hobby. These passes allows the bearer to attend each event held at the Carlisle, PA Fairgrounds (a total of 33 days) during the season at an exceptional value!

 

Good Morning Miss DeLapp by Demsey Essick Lithograph

This lithograph is by Demsey Essick and titled Good Morning Miss DeLapp. This winter scene comes with a certificate of authenticity also signed by Dempsey Essick. In this scene Essick felt compelled to include Alice DeLapp, wearing her distinctive split-bonnet, in the painting. Alice DeLapp was so much a part of the 103 year old farm home – one of the earliest structures in the Reedy Creek Community of Davidson County, North Carolina. The lithograph measures 22.5 X 17. 55/850.

 

General Mercantile by Mel Steele Lithograph

This classic image is titled General Mercantile by Mel Steele and is signed by the artist. It measures 26.5 X 20.5. 16/50. A North Carolina native, Mel Steele studied art and received his B.F.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University. He worked as an art director and illustrator for many years before focusing on painting and sculpture. His original paintings are now found in corporate and private collections throughout the United States.

 

Errett Lobban Cord: His empire, his motorcars by Griffith Borgeson (June 1985)

Donated by Automobied Quarterly. Signed by Griffith Borgeson. Hardback, 280 pages.
E.L. Cord was first and foremost a salesman, both of products and of himself. In 1924, after achieving great success as an automobile distributor, Cord became the man with enough talent and panache to lead the Auburn Automobile Company out of its slumber. By 1929, Auburn sales increased 15-fold and Cord was the head of an empire. His Cord Corporation owned Lycoming Mfg. Co., Limousine Body Co. and Central Mfg. Co., Century Airlines, and Duesenberg, among others. Cord’s philosophy of automobile design (and salesmanship) is summed up in two words: Novelty Sells. Cord introduced the fabulous Model J Duesenberg, a car whose combination of size, cost, performance, and style is unmatched in American automotive history. His most novel car was the rakish Cord L-29, the first American production car to feature front-wheel drive. All this and more is told of America’s true renaissance man, E.L. Cord, in the original and complete biography of the man behind the Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg lines.

 

Gliptone Car Maintenance Buckets

These buckets include a variety of Gliptone products to care for your vehicle. From washes to wax Gliptone will provide all of the products needed to clean, maintain and protect your vehicle. The Gliptone product line has grown to include both a full line of Professional Automotive Reconditioning Products and Retail Car Care Products that includes the famous Wash N’ Glow, Original Carnauba Paste and Cream Wax, as well as our world renowned Leather Cleaner and Conditioner. Gliptone’s products are used by many of the top detailers throughout the United States and around the world. In this package the bidder will receive tire shine applicators, metal polish, glass cleaner, tire and rim jelly and much more!

 

Chevrolet Porcelin Automotive Signs

(photos courtesy of anderooney.com)

Three GM official licenced product automotive signs. These made in america reproductions are handmade using a process popularized in the early 1900′s.

11″ circular “Super Service” blue, white and yellow
14″ Rectangular yellow, blue and white “Factory Trained Service Technician On Duty 24 HRS. A Day”
16.5″ Blue and white “Powered for Performance Engineered for Economy”

 

Overnight Stay at the Hotel Hershey

This packages includes a one night stay at the Hotel Hershey for two guests. Enjoy one of the most historic and prestigious hotels in America. This package also includes breakfast for oth guests. Enjoy an expansive recreation complex, a collection of sweet boutique shops, authentic culinary experiences, the decadent Spa and access to four distinctive golf courses. It’s an elegant destination resort that’s actually fun, right in the heart of Hershey The Sweetest Place On Earth!

 

I Remember That Christmas Eve by Ken Eberts Glicee Print

I Remeber That Christmas Eve by Ken Eberts is one out of a 50 print series. It measures 24 X 30 and is print number 10. This art piece comes with a certificate of authenticity. Ken Eberts is one of the world´s foremost automotive artists, Ken began his career as a car designer at Ford, before turning to automotive fine art in 1968. Over 1,000 of his original paintings are in museums and private collections worldwide. His body of work makes a statement about how classic cars have defined our culture and society. He is the founder of the prestigious Automotive Fine Art Society.

Check back soon for additional silent auction items!