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100 Years of Dodge

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100 Years of Dodge

September 26 – October 12, 2014 Sponsored by:  It is difficult to imagine, but by the time John and Horace Dodge introduced their own car to the public in 1914, they were already among the largest and most experienced automakers in the world. The two brothers were inseparable and started at an early age working and learning skills in their father’s machine shop, and moved on to become expert machinists and steam boiler engineers. By 1897 they had designed and created a much-needed sealed ball bearing for bicycles and started their own bicycle...

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Reflections Art Exhibit by Mark Watts

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Reflections Art Exhibit by Mark Watts

The AACA Museum is excited to continue our tradition of sharing great automotive art pieces with our guests with “Reflections” by Mark Watts.  Mark captures the essence of reflective surfaces such as cars and water in his artwork.  This exhibit runs from September 12 – October 19, 2014. Mark Watts Artist Bio: 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...

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Indian Nation: Indian Motorcycles and America

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Indian Nation: Indian Motorcycles and America

March 28 – October 24, 2014 A display of approximately 25 Indian motorcycles will explore the Indian brand from inception to their current re-introduction, what they mean to us, and what they may be able to tell us about America. Download the Vehicle Display List Indian and American Timeline 1901 Indian formed; first prototypes built 1903 Large-scale production begins 1908 Over 400 American dealerships; also overseas 1916 Industry pressured: small American makers (Merkel, Pope, Thor) in trouble Indian’s Board of Directors opposes President...

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Whitney Houston’s 1986 Rolls Royce Silver Spur factory Limousine

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Whitney Houston’s 1986 Rolls Royce Silver Spur factory Limousine

image credit to www.whitneyhouston.com An Anonymous collector has donated a 1986 Rolls Royce Silver Spur factory Limousine which was once owned by famed music icon, the late Whitney Houston. Houston, one of the most successful singers of all time and often referred to as “The Rolls-Royce of soul voices”, purchased this car through her publishing company Nippy, Inc. and used it extensively for her daily activities. Among the cars features is a division window, TV/VCR, and a wet bar with crystal glasses. In 1980, Rolls-Royce introduced two new...

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Stainless Steel, 1967 Lincoln Continental Convertible

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Stainless Steel, 1967 Lincoln Continental Convertible

  In 1935, officials at Allegheny Ludlum Steel Division and the Ford Motor Company collaborated on an experiment that resulted in the creation of stainless steel cars that would be a tribute to stainless steel, one of the most dynamic metals ever developed. Allegheny Ludlum, a pioneer producer of stainless steel, proposed the idea of creating a stainless steel car to Ford, leading to the development of a 1936 Deluxe Sedan, that later became the centerpiece of a campaign to expose the public to the new metal and its many uses. Later,...

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Hershey’s Kissmobile Cruiser on Display at the AACA Museum

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Hershey’s Kissmobile Cruiser on Display at the AACA Museum

On long-term loan from The Hershey Company and on Display Most Days Have you ever seen a 12 ft. tall Hershey’s Kiss? You can at the AACA Museum in Hershey! The Hershey’s Kissmobile cruiser is a 12-foot tall, 26-foot long custom-made vehicle resembling three Hershey’s Kisses. Since the creation of Hershey’s Kissmobile in 1997, the cruiser has traveled over 250,000 miles and sampled over 2,000,000 Hershey’s Kisses Brand Milk Chocolates. The mission of the Kissmobile is to create an emotional connection with Hershey’s consumers and to...

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“FROM ROADS TO RAILS” Custom Model Train Display

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“FROM ROADS TO RAILS” Custom Model Train Display

  A custom train display continues at the Antique Auto Museum at Hershey. It’s yet another opportunity to cruise through time—on rails—at the AACA Museum during the holiday season. New features for this year now include an interactive Car Wash in addition to the operating Drive In Theatre and Saw Mill/Lumber Yard. Travel back in time as these O-gauge locomotives take you to “Tuckerville,” the Museum’s vision of small-town America in the 1950s.   The 36-foot long layout was designed and installed by a group of volunteers...

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