This year’s event will again 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 that will be up for bid. Keep checking back as new items will be added!
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.
Reno, NV Getaway Package
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa – Reno, NV
Visit to the National Automobile Museum – The Harrah Collection
Enjoy a three night stay at the AAA Four Diamond Rated Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nevada. Accommodations are valid during October (Sunday thru Thursday) or during November-April (Sunday through Friday).
Certificate expiration Date: April 30, 2015
4 Admission tickets to the National Automobile Musuem – The Harrah Collection in Reno, NV
The National Automobile Museum (The Harrah Collection) has a “Wow!” factor you don’t often find in a museum. You’ll see more than 200 eye-popping cars with authentic street scenes and sounds. The facades bring displays to life; a hardware store here, a movie theatre there which accompany artifacts from each era. Audio tours let you explore the museum at your own pace. It’s located on the corner of Lake and Mill Streets in downtown Reno.
The museum is open Mon. – Sat. from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sun. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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.
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.
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, 2015. Valued at $390.
’48 Tucker artwork by artist Dan Reed
This is an original acrylic on canvas painting of a two Tucker automobiles outside a Tucker dealership. “The inspiration for the painting came when I heard the news there would be a new Tucker exhibit opening at the museum this October. There was no question that I would want to create something special for the Night At The Museum auction featuring a Tucker” stated Reed.
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.
Sunset World Vacation in Cancun, Mexico
Certificate for 5 days and 4 nights
Over the past two decades, Sunset World has become a leading provider of affordable, quality Riviera Maya and Cancun vacations. This auction item is for a vacation certivicate that includes five days and four nights of accommodations in Cancun, Mexico at either Laguna Suites Golf and Spa OR the Ocean Spa Hotel.
The vacation is valid for travel by two adults and two children under the age of 12. Reservations are based upon availability; however, there are no blackout dates and no expiration date. Although these resorts do offer vacation owner memberships, the recipients of this vacation are under absolutely no obligation to attend a presentation during their stay. Upon reserving travel dates, an $89 reservation fee and $110 in hotel taxes must be paid. These fees are per vacation certificate, not per person. The vacation certificate is valid for accommodations only, however, the recipient can upgrade the vacation certificate to include all of their meals and beverages, should they so desire. Additional details about the all inclusive upgrade, as well as about additional nights and other benefits and promotions will be provided to the recipients upon contacting the reservations department.
In Cancun, the resort where the recipient will stay during their vacation is selected by them, but the certificate includes the “Stay at One, Play at Four” benefit. This means that although you will be staying at either the Ocean Spa Hotel or the Laguna Suites Golf and Spa, you will be able to enjoy the amenities at all four of the Sunset World Cancun resorts: Sunset Royal, Sunset Marina Resort and Yacht Club, Laguna Suites Golf and Spa and the Ocean Spa Hotel. There is a free shuttle that runs all day, everyday, between all four of the resorts.
Laguna Suites & Ocean Spa Hotel Images:
Art By: Mark Watts
Mark attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City and Temple University, Tyler Campus in Philadelphia. He has been creating great works of art for the past 30 years. Now with two studios, one in the rolling hills of Bucks County Pennsylvania and one in Sunny South Florida. Mark has worked for clients such as Walt Disney, Budweiser, The Rolling Stones, Warner Brothers Pictures, Paramount Pictures, Sony, Tyco Toys, Crayola, William Morrow Publishing, and Avon Books – to name a few! Mark has produced many illustrations for popular toys such as the Hasbro Transformers kids toy boxes and the Tyco Toys Crash Dummies boxes. Some of his most recognizable book covers were made into movies: The Odessa File, Day of the Jackel, and The Dogs of War. He created the logo Illustration for the Clint Eastwood movie Pink Cadillac. Mark also has done many paintings for Budweiser that were produced on their Limited Edition Collector Car Steins.
Be sure to visit the entry gallery on the main level to view a display of Mark’s work.
Mark also does commissioned original artwork, including classic car portraits. To Purchase Art Work by Mark Watts or to Commission your Classic Car Portrait. Mark can be contacted at: MARK WATTS STUDIOS 267-784-6611 firstname.lastname@example.org - www.markwattsstudios.com
5 Year Subscription to your favorite Hemmings Publication
Hemmings Motor News, Hemmings Classic Car, Muscle Machines or Sports & Exotic Car
Auction Item donated by Hemmings
The Glamour-Puss Gift Basket
A gift just for the girls!
This basket is chock full of wonderful items to help you look and feel glamorous this fall and holiday season. We are including a beautiful retro style hat and glove set. The hat and fingerless gloves are hand knitted out of a tone on tone red metallic yarn. The retro style turban hat is teamed up with a matching pair of ruffle cuffed gloves. A gorgeous complement to our black or grey clothing items.
We have also thought of the other items needed to help us complete the “glamour puss” image. We have included make up items from Arbonne. Enclosed is a makeup kit containing blush, eye shadows and a lipstick all in a neutral palette together with a coordinating lip pencil. Also included is face primer, mineral foundation/powder and a sampling of Arbonne’s RE9 Advanced Skin Care products. Lastly we have included a gorgeous full set of makeup brushes to help you apply your makeup.
Donated by Gifts with a Twist – Norristown, PA
“This Mercer And The Bridge”
by Artist Ken Eberts
This is a limited edition giclee print. This is a signed and numbered limited edition print and is one of a series of 50 artist proofs, number 10 in that series.
It is printed on fine quality 100% rag, neutral PH watercolor paper using the latest technology inks. The inks are water soluable and the print should be treated as an original watercolor painting. It has been coated by ultraviolet protection to help prevent any fading. The piece is currently being professionally framed for bid at the Night at the Museum auction. Do not hang where it will be subjected to constant direct sunlight.
One of today’s foremost automotive fine artists, Ken Eberts’ artwork has been featured at the world’s most prestigious automotive events. His paintings have been reproduced as magazine and book covers, Christmas cards, prints, and used as posters for automotive events since 1968.
A graduate of New York’s High School of Music and Art and Los Angeles’ Art Center College of Design, he began his career as an automobile designer for Ford Motor Company. In 1968 he turned his attention toward automotive fine art and has been a full time automotive fine artist ever since.
For our racing fans, we’ll be having two exciting auction items!
ARCA driver signed sheet metal.
DIRT Series autographed piece of race used sheet metal from the winning Doug Dodson car.
7 Night Stay in Kissimmee Florida
December 13 – 20, 2014
Signature Collection at River Island is a tropical oasis set within the spectacular 1,450-acre Orange Lake Resort. Four resort villages offer seven swimming pools and a wide variety of amenities and activities – from the thrill of water sports on the 80-acre lake to the supurb championship golf at our Arnold Palmer Signature course. For guests of The Registry Collection, the 36-hold Miniature Golf course is complimentary- as are the tube rentals for the onsite Lazy River.
Destination Highlights: The central location of this property provides guests with easy access to Orland’s world-famous theme parks and attractions. In addition – visiting either the Atlantic or Gulf Coast beaches and all their activities is within an easy drive.
Accommodations: Every Signature Collection villa offers the intimate, residential feeling of a home-away-from-home, yet is appointed with upscale resort amenities to complete your vacation experience. This will include a 3 bedroom unit with an occupancy of up to 12 guests. Fully-equipped gourmet kitchens, a private screened balcony, spacious bedrooms & baths and high-speed wireless Internet access help make your visit to this resort both comfortable and enjoyable. Personal attention from the concierge staff (including pre-arrival grocery shopping), as well as daily newspaper deliver, mid-week cleaning and private elevator access to your Signature Collection floor are added touches that will appeal to all.