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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 30, 2014. This exhibit has been extended through October 30th by popular demand. 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...

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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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Chocolate Covered February

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Chocolate Covered February

February 1 – 28th 2014 Hershey is known year-round as The Sweetest Place on Earth but February is a special month with a town-wide celebration of all things chocolate.   The AACA Museum has a 1920s gallery that depicts downtown Hershey in the 1920s.   The Museum is also home to one of the rare Hershey’s Kissmobile Cruisers that on display for guests to enjoy. To kick off this year’s celebration kids can create their own white wall tire out of a chocolate donut and vanilla frosting on February 1st from 1-3 PM. Throughout the month,...

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The Art of the Build: Rods and Kustoms

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The Art of the Build: Rods and Kustoms

January 24 – April 27, 2014 Whether it be Europe, Asia, here in America or anywhere in between, the world depends on mass-produced vehicles to make life convenient and comfortable. These vehicles and the factories that assemble them are what keeps economies growing, businesses flourishing, and families in motion. For most of the general population, a ‘showroom stock’ car is more than adequate. In fact, the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) prides itself on promoting the preservation and restoration of cars and other vehicles to the...

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!

Spectacular Holiday Celebration at the AACA Museum November 15, 2013 – January 5, 2014 We’re transforming the galleries of the Antique Automobile club of America Museum into a spectacular winter wonderland featuring more than 25 Christmas trees adorned with themed and period decorations. Toy displays for big and small girls and boys will include a variety pieces including: exotic cars, fire truck, Hess Trucks, Antique Dolls, Pedal Cars and much more! All Aboard as trains, trains and more trains will abound throughout all levels of the Museum!...

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Haunting Halloween Exhibits

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Haunting Halloween Exhibits

Haunted Harley October 18th through November 10th, 2013 The one-of-a-kind “Haunted Harley” provided by Bob Finkle of Carlisle. This frightful HOG has been transformed with unique audio-visual effects, 3-Dimensional animations, and LED lights to create a ghastly display that the entire family can appreciate. This 2006 Harley Davidson Dyna Low Rider will be available October 18th through November 10th, so be sure to come and enjoy the first and only LED animated motorcycle in the world! The 1924 wooden bodied REO Funeral Hearse on display in...

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Pop Culture & Cars

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Pop Culture & Cars

May 17 – October 13, 2013   Join us for a trip down memory lane as we re-create popular culture items alongside popular cars of the 1950s-1970s. What images do the 50s, 60s and 70s conjure up for you? Poodle Skirts, Elvis Presley, Drive-In movies, diners, sock hops, The Beatles, Peace Signs, Jimi Hendrix, Black Lights, The Monkeys, Smokey and the Bandit, Grease, Saturday Night Fever, Game Shows, Disco Balls, Magic 8 Balls and much more! Superfly cars Some of the more unusual vehicles will include two “Superfly cars” courtesy of Les...

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Beautiful Buicks – Buick 110th Anniversary Exhibit

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Beautiful Buicks – Buick 110th Anniversary Exhibit

Mid-May – October 13, 2013 This is a year for celebrating anniversaries. The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum is celebrating 10 years, Buick is celebrating 110 years and the Buick Riviera model is celebrating 50 years. The AACA Museum working in conjunction with the Buick Heritage Alliance is excited to showcase a variety of Buick years, makes and models as part of our 10th Anniversary exhibit line up.   Named after founder David Dunbar Buick, the firm is one of the oldest active makes both in America and in the World....

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British Motorcycles in America

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British Motorcycles in America

March 15 – October 17, 2013   A retrospective of the classic British motorcycles imported to America from 1940 through the 1970s, when the power, performance, chrome and color of the great English machines dominated American racetracks and streets!Welcome Invasion: British Motorcycles in America, 1940-1980. focuses on the motorcycle as aesthetic object and material culture, and addresses the innovations, successes, and eventual implosion of the British motorcycle industry. The exhibit, informally called British Invasion, will highlight...

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