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Dusty Jewels: Off-road Motorcycles of the 1970s

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Dusty Jewels: Off-road Motorcycles of the 1970s

April 3 – October 25, 2012 The Antique Automobile Club of America Museum is proud to announce the April 3rd opening of its next major motorcycle exhibit, “Dusty Jewels: Off-road Motorcycles of the 1970s.” The 1970s were the “high water mark” of interest in motorcycling in the United States, and a unique variety of manufacturers world-wide supplied America with motorcycles. Prior to the decline in motorcycle sales in the 1980s and 1990s, many diverse factories produced models that were both functionally cutting-edge and aesthetically very...

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Alternative Energy Vehicles

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Alternative Energy Vehicles

March 2 – May 27, 2012 The AACA Museum will begin 2012 by “going green” with an Alternative Energy Vehicle Exhibition. Electric cars and hybrids are all the rage today with the movement toward a cleaner environment and the crippling cost of gasoline. Video from Lebanon Daily News What most people don’t know is that these technologies have been around as long as the automobile itself! In the car’s formative period, electricity went head to head with steam and the internal combustion engine as countless manufacturers competed for market...

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Treasures from the AACA Museum Collection

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Treasures from the AACA Museum Collection

January 13 – February 12, 2012 Treasures from the AACA Museum Collection exhibit will focus on high end American Luxury Cars from the 1930’s – 1950’s showcasing styling changes over the decades. Vehicles will include: 1929 Packard 6-33 Touring 1935 Brewster Four Door (Food Chassis) 1936 Packard Convertible Sedan 1938 Lincoln V12 Brunn Convertible 1941 Lincoln Zephyr Limo Ambulance 1941 Packard 19th Series Clipper 1954 Packard Clipper Panama Sedan 1956 Continental Lincoln Mark II 1965 Lincoln continental Convertible 1985 Rolls-Royce Silver...

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1948 Tucker Sedan

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1948 Tucker Sedan

July 15th – Sunday, July 24th, 2011 We were grateful to have a 1948 Tucker sedan on special display here at the AACA Museum from Friday, July 15 – Sunday, July 24th. Special thanks to the Swigart Museum in Huntingdon for the loan of this rare and magnificent vehicle.

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Circus Model Builders

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Circus Model Builders

The Circus Model Builders International returns to display in Hershey after fifty years. May 23 – 26, 2011 The Leonard Aylesworth Ring #2 of the Circus Model Builders will display model circus equipment from the Golden Age of the American Circus at the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum from May 23 to 26, 2011. The displays will comprise all aspects of the circus from museum quality artifacts, to model circus wagons and, tents, trains, and complete model shows. Each display is hand crafted from a variety of different materials such as...

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Buses and Baseball – 2011

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Buses and Baseball – 2011

Hershey, PA (May 16, 2011) With the 2011 Baseball Season upon us, the Museum of Bus Transportation invites you to visit their newest display: Buses and Baseball, featuring the All American Girls Professional Baseball League and the Negro Leagues Baseball Teams and the buses they rode in during that time. The Museum of Bus Transportation which displays 12 vintage buses on the lower level of the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum has arranged this special exhibit from June 1 to September 25, 2011. The All-American Girls...

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Two-Wheeled Treasures from the Dennis Carpenter Collection

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Two-Wheeled Treasures from the Dennis Carpenter Collection

This diverse collection of twenty-eight Motorcycles, Cushman and Motor Bikes primarily spans the 1930’s through the early 1970’s. Favorite brands include Triumph, Indian, BSA, Honda, BMW and some more rare makers such as Ariel, Mustang, Marmon and AJS. One of the more unique vehicles in this collection is a 1944 Military Airborne Cushman Model ’53. Dennis Carpenter, a renowned Ford restoration parts supplier, has graciously loaned the AACA Museum a portion of his personal collection for display through May of 2011. Vehicle List Also available...

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Indy Pace Cars

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Indy Pace Cars

Leading the Pack: 100 Years of Indy 500 Pace Cars May 6, 2011 – October 9, 2011 This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500 Race. The Museum will commemorate the event with a special exhibition of Indianapolis 500 Pace Car replicas supplemented by some actual race pace cars and an assortment of vintage competition vehicles representing several eras of Indy with more than a dozen vehicles. Sponsored by Pacing the Indianapolis 500 is a prestigious task. It has become a real honor for the chosen manufacturer and usually...

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Shelby: A Retrospective

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Shelby: A Retrospective

February 11, 2011 – April 24, 2011 EXHIBIT NOTES: The 1964 King Cobra Cooper Monaco is no longer available for view as part of this exhibit. Just added: 2000 Shelby Series 1 – one of only 249 vehicles produced for sale! Carroll Shelby is an icon of the automotive world. For over 50 years his name has served as a virtual synonym for the term “automotive performance.” Shelby began his career as a race car driver and before being forced to retire due to health reasons, won the prestigious 1959 24 Hours of LeMans driving for Aston Martin....

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1922 Dixie Flyer

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1922 Dixie Flyer

Antique Automobile Club of America Museum Hosts Rare 1922 Dixie Flyer Firefly Speedster Hershey, PA (December 27, 2010) When the automobile was in its infancy nearly every city and large town in America boasted at least one enterprise engaged in the manufacture of cars. Most of these companies and their vehicles are lost to history. The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum is pleased to present a survivor from this era that has travelled half way around the world to return to its home. On temporary exhibition is a 1922 Dixie Flyer...

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