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A Family Affair: Station Wagons

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A Family Affair: Station Wagons

May 23 – October 12, 2015 Who is up for a summer Roadtrip! Remember the Wagon Queen Family Truckster from National Lampoon’s Vacation? How about Carol Brady’s Plymouth Satellite wagon from The Brady Bunch? Do you have fond memories as a kid of riding in the back of the Vista Cruiser with a picnic cooler on the way to a family outing? If you do, you’re not alone. We at the AACA Museum do, and are celebrating those days before minivans, SUVs and soccer moms, before GPS units replaced paper road maps and in-car entertainment systems replaced...

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Automotive Jewelry Art Exhibit by Michael Furman

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Automotive Jewelry Art Exhibit by Michael Furman

May 23 – October 11, 2015 Since Michael Furman photographed his first car in the studio, he became fascinated by the mascots and badges that have identified them. They appear as small sculptures or designs in themselves, and became the subject of Michael’s recent book, Automotive Jewelry, Volume One; Mascots, Badges. A book like this had not been undertaken before – a visual reference of the great automotive “identifiers” since the late 1800s – unencumbered by the distractions of color, reflections and shapes that normally limit...

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Dick Vermeil “Black Beauty” 1926 Open Wheel Sprint Car

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Dick Vermeil “Black Beauty” 1926 Open Wheel Sprint Car

“Black Beauty” 1926 Open Wheel Sprint Car On view from April 27 – June 11, 2015 Dick Vermeil, the former Eagles coach who won a Super Bowl with the St. Louis Rams, is justly famous for his football skills. What few people know is that he’s also a journeyman auto mechanic. He was trained by the best – his father, Louis Vermeil, who operated a backyard garage in the Napa Valley town of Calistoga, where Dick Vermeil grew up. There, the younger Vermeil began working in the garage in his early teens, dismantling things and...

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Motorbikes for the Masses

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Motorbikes for the Masses

Motorbikes for the Masses Guest Curator Rob Kain tells us more about this summer exhibit Inexpensive, reliable, easy to maneuver and park transportation for a crowded urban area. This is where motorbikes, scooters, and mopeds really shine compared to ‘traditional’ motorcycles. The AACA Museum honors these often under-appreciated and sometimes ridiculed machines with its new exhibit, “Motorbikes for the Masses”. While not a new invention (the 1915 Motoped from Long Island is considered to be the first production scooter), smaller motorbikes...

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Tucker Automobiles: The Cammack Collection

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Tucker Automobiles: The Cammack Collection

“A man who has once gotten automobiles into his blood can never give them up. . .” Preston Tucker American History Illustrated Now Open! The AACA Museum has completed phase 1 on a most meaningful phase of its development – the renovation of the existing 5,200 square foot Cammack Gallery creating an unparalleled exhibit: the world’s largest and best-known collection of Tucker 48 automobiles, engines, mechanicals and automobilia from Tucker historian and collector David Cammack. This permanent, interactive and educational exhibit involves...

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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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