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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, Allegheny Ludlum and Ford collaborated on two more stainless models, a 1960 Thunderbird and a 1967 Lincoln Continental Convertible. Both of these amazing vehicles will be on display at the AACA...

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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! Our classic Roads to Rails model train display will again feature multiple trains, including Thomas the Tank Engine – a family favorite. Sammy the Snow Plow will be back for the holidays this year! Sammy is our 1967 four wheel-drive Walter snowplow weighing in at more than 21 tons and 29 ½ ft. in length. Sammy loves the cold weather so you’ll...

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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 the AACA Museum Lobby Guests can enjoy a collection of all black vehicles in two sections of our main gallery – highlighted by one lone orange vehicle, an AMX in big bad orange!   1929 Graham-Paige 612   We’re also showcasing a 1929 Graham-Paige 612 Radiator Shell featuring 30 hand painted characters from a variety of sci-fi and horror movies. The images include: Frankenstein from 1931,...

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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 Dunham, coach builder and father of the pimpmobile and Superfly cars. The Cadillac El Dorado Superfly car was used in “Fort Apache, The Bronx” and the Corvorado (Corvette made to look like an El Dorado) was featured in both“Live and Let Die” and “Superman The Movie.” Ricky Nelson’s 1932 Ford Roadster hot rod used in several episodes of “The Nelson’s” TV show...

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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. The First Buick made for sale was in 1903 in Detroit, Michigan, and the factory was moved to Flint the following year. Buicks were originally built to replicate a living room within a moving automobile and were nicknamed the “moving couch of America”. Buick became one of the original members of General Motors when the corporation...

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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 how North American riders, many having learned to ride on Harley-Davidsons and Indians, took to and purchased the powerful English brands. Racers in particular valued the small size, technical innovations, and excellent power output of now-classic competition motorcycles by AJS, Triumph, BSA, Matchless, Norton, and Royal Enfield. The British marques were accepted as “real” motorcycles by American riders, and even today are respected by even the most ardent proponents of American motorcycles.   British Motorcycles...

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Porsche Style & Design Exhibit

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Porsche Style & Design Exhibit

January 25 – April 28, 2013 photo credit: Michael Furman More than 20 Porsche road and race cars including 356 and 911 as well as some more modern cars are expected as part of this exhibit that will cover the full history of Porsche. View the very best of both air and water-cooled models and examples of prototypes.   Some of the Porsches scheduled for the show include: 1947 Volkswagen Beetle 1955 356 Continental Coupe 1956 356A Speedster 1957 Porsche Standard Tractor 1958 718RSK race car 1959 356A Carrera GS Coupe 1963 901 (911 prototype) 1963 Elva MK VII race car (Porsche powered) 1963 356C Carrera 2.0 GS Cabriolet 1963 Volkswagen Beetle 1964 902 (912 prototype) 1969 911T 1973 911RS right-hand-drive coupe 1973 911RS light weight coupe 1973 911RSR race car replica 1974 Porsche 914 Pace Car 1977 930 Turbo 1980 Interscope/Porsche Indy car 1981 924 Carrera GTS Klub...

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Christmas – Kids from 1-92

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Christmas – Kids from 1-92

Happy Holidays at the AACA Museum in Hershey November 16, 2012 – January 6, 2013 It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas . . . Or, it will be soon! The AACA Museum is feverishly planning and building a Spectacular Christmas display to delight kids from 1-92 again this season! Festivities begin on November 16th and run daily through January 6, 2013 from 9 AM – 5 PM Daily. The Museum will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Our main exhibit gallery will feature a Cruise through Time from the early 1900’s in New York City through the 1970’s in San Francisco. In addition to the antique vehicles and artifacts, you’ll also see dozens of decorated Christmas trees in a variety of holiday colors and themes! Our elves are also gearing up for some other great attractions: Ernie’s Taxi from the holiday...

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“100 Years Of Chevrolet” Exhibit

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“100 Years Of Chevrolet” Exhibit

July 2012 – October 14, 2012 Sponsored by Klick-Lewis and Hank Hallowell “See the USA in your Chevrolet” is the song by Dinah Shore that many of us associate with the iconic Chevrolet brand. We’re going to bring back the memories with our 100 Years of Chevrolet Exhibit opening June 15th. More than 30 great cars, automobilia and fine art will tell the Chevrolet story from the past 100 years. Pinky Randall, Mr. Chevrolet in the Collector Car Hobby, will be the Honorary Curator. A full list of exhibit vehicles is listed below, but here are a few of the cars to be included in the Exhibit include: 1912 Little . . . owned by Robert Little, 1915 Royal Mail Roadster, 1918 V-8 Touring, 1935 The First Suburban, 1954 Corvette, 1961 Impala SS, 1963 Impala SS (50 millionth Chevrolet), 1970 Chevelle LS-6, the Earnhardt Corvette, Reeses’ Nascar, and the Monza GT...

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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 different from one another. Prior to the modern decades of motorcycles being essentially identical, with differing paintwork, designers and factories in the 1970s were still “figuring it out.” This decade was marked by the invention of long-travel suspension, classic frame geometry, and the development of the lightweight two-stroke engine. These factors together contributed to the creation of the first modern off-road motorcycles—the basic design...

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