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Motorbikes for the Masses

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Motorbikes for the Masses

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 and scooters gained immense popularity during Post-WWII Europe and Asia. The ravages of war...

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Lotus: The Art of Lightness

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Lotus: The Art of Lightness

January 24 – April 26, 2015 Image courtesy of Michael Furman. Enjoy this personal tour of the Lotus Exhibit by our guest curator Kyle Kaulback. Another video showcasing many cars from this exhibit: Video production by Sean Whelan Lotus and the genius of Colin Chapman have been at the forefront of racing technology and automotive design since 1948. Colin Chapman’s philosophy of light weight and efficiency of design resulted in 7 Formula 1 World Championships as well as wins at Le Mans, and Indianapolis , saloon car racing and the World...

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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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