AACA Museum http://www.aacamuseum.org Sun, 27 Sep 2015 10:00:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Matchbox Car Show http://www.aacamuseum.org/matchbox-car-show/ http://www.aacamuseum.org/matchbox-car-show/#comments Sun, 27 Sep 2015 10:00:15 +0000 http://www.aacamuseum.org/?p=5634 Date: Sunday, September 27 Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM A Ma Read More »

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Date: Sunday, September 27
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

image031A Matchbox Toy show will again be held in Hershey!  The Die cast Toy Exchange is sponsoring this Matchbox Toy show here at the AACA Museum on Sunday, September 27th from 9AM – 4 PM.  Admission to the Museum on this day will be just $7.00 per person for ages 4 and older, with children 3 and under FREE.

This is a great chance for you to enjoy some miniature cars and full size cars on the same day at a terrific price!

Interesting in being a vendor?  For more information contact Wayne at 717-318-4073 or Ron at 717-880-1772 or via e-mail at diecasttoyexchange@hotmail.com.

Enjoy this Motor Week television segment filmed during the 2014 show!

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A Family Affair: Station Wagons http://www.aacamuseum.org/family-affair-station-wagons/ http://www.aacamuseum.org/family-affair-station-wagons/#comments Sat, 23 May 2015 18:44:13 +0000 http://www.aacamuseum.org/?p=7175 May 23 – October 12, 2015

station_wagon_JimButler We're looking for some great vehicles to be part of this exhibit, do you have a station wagon in your collection? If so, check at the list of vehicles we're looking for if you would be interested in lending your vehicle for the exhibit!

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 “A Family Affair”
Celebrating the Station Wagon

May 23 – October 12, 2015

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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 ‘spot the license plate’ games and such.
Call them station wagons, suburbans, depot hacks, or shooting breaks, the origin of these utility vehicles became prevalent in the teens and twenties, but became very popular in the Post War periods of the 1950s and 60s. As America developed into a two-car family, the station wagon became the workhorse, taking the kids to school and summer camp, hauling the dog to the vets and transporting groceries.

Debuting in May 2015, “A Family Affair” will showcase both familiar and lesser known examples of station wagons and the impact they had on family life.

The AACA Museum has compiled a ‘wish list’ of the following cars, and is eager to hear from individuals with such examples willing to loan their vehicles for display:
• Volvo P1800ES/ PV544 or other
• Citroen DS/Ami
• Chevrolet Vega
• Ford Pinto
• AMC Pacer/Hornet/etc.
• Ford County Squire
• Chrysler Town & Country
• 1984 Dodge Caravan/Plymouth Voyager
• Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser
• Chevrolet Corvair
• Mercedes 300TD
• Rolls-Royce/Bentley/Aston Martin Shooting Break
• Fiat 128/131 etc.
• Edsel
• National Lampoon Family Vacation’s “Family Truckster”
• Checker
• Variety of Woodies
• Volkswagen Squareback etc.
• Dodge Aries/Plymouth Reliant
• Custom Mustang/Corvette/Firebird/? conversion
• Nash Rambler
• Studebaker Wagonaire
• SAAB 95

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Explore Cuba - The people, the culture and the classic cars!

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The AACA Museum is offering you the opportunity to explore Cuba!

April 23 – May 1, 2015

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Explore Cuba – The people, the culture and the classic cars!

The AACA Museum is excited to announce a trip to Cuba April 23 – May 1, 2015!

The weather in Cuba during the time of the trip should be just perfect with temperatures in the mid-upper 70’s.

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A daily slate of engaging activities affords you an immersive opportunity to connect directly with the Cuban people learning more about each other through direct contact and cultural exchange.

Highlights:
• Visit a car museum and attend a meeting with Havana’s Classic Car Club
• Visit Hemingway’s former home, Finca Vigia
• In-Studio discussions with a variety of Cuban artists
• Sampling of local fare at privately owned paladars
• 20 meals
• Tour galleries & museums under the guidance of experts in local art & history

Tour Brochure – AACA Museum -CUBA 23APRIL2015_161Pricing with full itinerary, pricing, deposit information, etc.

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Important points:

*  Availability is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
* Sign up must be completed by January 23rd
* Initial deposit is $600 per person
* You will need a current passport

AACAM Participant Profile Form – Registration form

All Seasons Travel Plan – Insurance Information

All Seasons Travel Plan Enrollment Form for Softrip – Travel Insurance Enrollment form
If you have questions after reading this information, the AACA Museum contact is Toni Rothman and she can be reached via email at tonirothman@msn.com or via telephone at home: 610-361-7882 or cell: 620-246-3525.

Our tour operator for this trip is International Expeditions.  Our tour coordinators for this trip, is Sherry Boyd and Sherry can be reached at sherry.boyd@ietravel.com or via telephone at Toll-free: 800-633-4734 ext. 122#.

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Lotus: The Art of Lightness http://www.aacamuseum.org/lotus-art-lightness/ http://www.aacamuseum.org/lotus-art-lightness/#comments Sat, 24 Jan 2015 19:40:03 +0000 http://www.aacamuseum.org/?p=7164 January 24 – April 26, 2015

1956 Lotus Mk VI front 3q_72dpiLotus 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 Rally Championship. Chapman's mantras of simplification, light weight and the least amount of parts effectively deployed that went into his racing car design were directly translated into Lotus' road cars and produced iconic machines such as the Seven, Elan, Esprit, and Elise. The rest of the automotive world are finally realizing that horsepower makes you fast in the straights, but light weight makes you faster everywhere - and more fuel efficient to boot!

This exhibit will feature a variety of Lotus models throughout that 60 year history.

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January 24 – April 26, 2015

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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 Rally Championship.  Chapman’s mantras of simplification, light weight and the least amount of parts effectively deployed that went into his racing car design were directly translated into Lotus’ road cars and produced iconic machines such as the Seven, Elan, Esprit, and Elise. The rest of the automotive world is finally realizing that horsepower makes you fast in the straights, but light weight makes you faster everywhere – and more fuel efficient to boot!

For over 60 years Lotus has continued to produce class-leading  sports cars and are a globally respected automotive engineering consultancy, working with many of the world’s most prestigious car manufacturers.

This exhibit will feature a variety of Lotus models both road and race throughout that 60 year history.

In addition to the vehicles on display, this exhibit will include Lotus artwork.   Gary Dausch will supply 3 pieces depicting Ayrton Senna driving Lotus Types 98T (John Player Special Livery) and 99T (Camel Cigarettes Livery) and a portrait of Jim Clark seated in a Type 43.  Gale Heimbach has cutaways of a Series 1 Elite, an Elan Drop Head Coupe, and a Europa Twin Cam which will add both artistic and technical value to the exhibit.

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List of Confirmed Vehicles

Lotus:
1956 Mark VI – Kyle Kaulback
1959 Elite – Joe Marchione
1959 Type 18 – Jerry Morici
1962 Type 22 – Jerry Morici
1962 Seven S2 – Gary and Sandy David
1964 Elan S1 – Greg Moore
1966 Lotus Cortina – Gary and Sandy David
1967 Europa S1B – Bob Fogle
1969 Elan S4 Coupe Rolling Chassis – Clark Lance
1970 Type 61 – Kyle Kaulback
1971 Type 69 – Kyle Kaulback
1972 Europa TC – Kyle Kaulback
1973 Elan Sprint – Dee and Kenny Mance
1979 Esprit S2 – Art Mason
1987 Esprit Giugiaro Turbo –Gordon M. Biehl, Jr.

1991 M100 Elan – Ted Taylor
1996 Type 110 – Kyle Kaulback
2001 Esprit V8 – Nathan Davis
2009 Exige S260 – Jon Walton
2014 Evora S – LCU
Lotus engineered:
1981 Delorean DMC12 – Justin Mettee
1993 Corvette ZR1 – Dave Nagler

We’re still in need of a trailer for the Lotus Racing sets. The trailer we are seeking is a “double decker 4 car trailer”.   Please get in contact with us if you have one of these trailers and would be interested in having it displayed here at the AACA Museum during the time of this exhibit.

Lotus:  The Art of Lightness

Opening Reception – Friday, January 23rd

6:00 – 9:00 PM

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Join us for a fun evening as we unveil our newest exhibit – Lotus: The Art of Lightness! Be among the first to see these fabulous vehicles, talk with our guest curator about the exhibit along with some of the vehicle owners. Appetizers and beverages included with your ticket price along with full access to all AACA Museum exhibits. Advance tickets required $15 each

Purchase Tickets

Note:  Tickets purchased in advance may be subject to a service fee and fees vary based on the event. Tickets may also be purchased via phone at 717-566-7100 ext. 100 daily from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM or by stopping by the AACA Museum ticket counter.

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Join us for a fun evening as we unveil our newest exhibit – Lotus: The Art of Lightness! Be among the first to see these fabulous vehicles, talk with our guest curator about the exhibit along with some of the vehicle owners. Appetizers and beverages included with your ticket price along with full access to all AACA Museum exhibits. Advance tickets required $15 each.

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Date:  Friday, January 23, 2015

Time:  6:00 – 9:00 PM

Join us for a fun evening as we unveil our newest exhibit – Lotus: The Art of Lightness! Be among the first to see these fabulous vehicles, talk with our guest curator about the exhibit along with some of the vehicle owners. Appetizers and beverages included with your ticket price along with full access to all AACA Museum exhibits. Advance tickets required $15 each.

Purchase Tickets

Note:  Tickets purchased in advance may be subject to a service fee and fees vary based on the event. Tickets may also be purchased via phone at 717-566-7100 ext. 100 daily from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM or by stopping by the AACA Museum ticket counter.

For additional details on this exhibit, visit our Lotus:  The Art of Lightness Exhibit Page

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Cars & Christmas http://www.aacamuseum.org/cars-christmas/#more-9152%27 http://www.aacamuseum.org/cars-christmas/#more-9152%27#comments Sun, 04 Jan 2015 20:28:17 +0000 http://www.aacamuseum.org/?p=9363 The post Cars & Christmas appeared first on AACA Museum.

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Hess Truck Mobile Museum http://www.aacamuseum.org/hess-truck-mobile-museum-celebrating-50-years-november-30th/ http://www.aacamuseum.org/hess-truck-mobile-museum-celebrating-50-years-november-30th/#comments Thu, 01 Jan 2015 11:00:22 +0000 http://www.aacamuseum.org/?p=9490 The post Hess Truck Mobile Museum appeared first on AACA Museum.

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“This Christmastide” with The Hershey Community Chorus http://www.aacamuseum.org/christmastide-hershey-community-chorus/ http://www.aacamuseum.org/christmastide-hershey-community-chorus/#comments Sun, 07 Dec 2014 19:00:03 +0000 http://www.aacamuseum.org/?p=9519 "This Christmastide" holiday concert presented by The Hershey Community Chorus

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December 7, 2014

Two Shows: 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM

This years concert will have a mixture of sacred Christmas music along with secular selections performed acapella and accompanied by flute and harp.
Two concerts will be held that day with the first starting at 3:00 PM. A second concert will be held at 7:30 PM with an option of having a full holiday buffet dinner prior to the concert starting at 6:00 PM.

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December 7, 2014

Two Shows:  3:00 PM and 7:30 PM

This years concert will have a mixture of sacred Christmas music along with secular selections performed acapella and accompanied by flute and harp.
Two concerts will be held on December 7th with the first starting at 3:00 PM.  A second concert will be held at 7:30 PM with an option of having a full holiday buffet dinner prior to the concert starting at 6:00 PM.

Admission to these concerts is $15.00 for adults and $8.00 for children ages 6 to 11. The dinner option can be added to the evening performance by adding an additional $25.00 to the ticket price. A cash bar will be available.
More information can be obtained by calling 439-6482 or emailing to info@HersheyCommunityChorus.org

Performance Tickets

There will be one more option, group tickets (minimum of 20 people) for $13.00 per person.  The system will automatically reduce your admission price when purchasing more than 20 tickets.

Performance & Dinner Combo Tickets

Note:  Tickets purchased in advance may be subject to a service fee and fees vary based on the event. Tickets may also be purchased via phone at 717-566-7100 ext. 100 daily from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM or by stopping by the AACA Museum ticket counter.

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Polar Express Pajama Party http://www.aacamuseum.org/polar-express-pajama-party-600-900-pm/#more-9192%27 http://www.aacamuseum.org/polar-express-pajama-party-600-900-pm/#more-9192%27#comments Fri, 05 Dec 2014 19:22:47 +0000 http://www.aacamuseum.org/?p=9330 The post Polar Express Pajama Party appeared first on AACA Museum.

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Polar Express Pajama Party December 5th 6:00 – 9:00 PM http://www.aacamuseum.org/polar-express-pajama-party-600-900-pm/ http://www.aacamuseum.org/polar-express-pajama-party-600-900-pm/#comments Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:00:11 +0000 http://www.aacamuseum.org/?p=9192 Polar Express Pajama Party new for this year!

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Visitors will be greeted at the door by a railroad conductor who stamps their golden ticket and they are free to enjoy a tour of the AACA Museum including the Polar Express model train display along with several other train displays and dozens of holiday trees, specialty vehicles and more in our holiday wonderland. Pajamas, pillows, blankets and stuffed animals are encouraged!

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Polar Express Pajama Party new for this year!

PolarExpress

Visitors are greeted at the door by a railroad conductor who stamps their golden ticket and they are free to enjoy a tour of the AACA Museum including the Polar Express model train display along with several other train displays and dozens of holiday trees, specialty vehicles and more in our holiday wonderland. Pajamas, pillows, blankets and stuffed animals are encouraged!

Admission to this event includes some kid friendly food – hot dogs, popcorn, cookies, hot chocolate and pizza.

Enjoy the movie  – one of the modern day classics “The Polar Express” right here inside the AACA Museum. Movie will begin @ 7:00 PM.

Advance tickets required. Regular Admission $15, Children 4-12 Years – $10, Children 3 & Under are FREE.

Tickets

Note:  Tickets purchased in advance may be subject to a service fee and fees vary based on the event. Tickets may also be purchased via phone at 717-566-7100 ext. 100 daily from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM or by stopping by the AACA Museum ticket counter.

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