AACA Museum http://www.aacamuseum.org Tue, 03 May 2016 19:52:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Early Off-Roaders http://www.aacamuseum.org/early-off-roaders/ http://www.aacamuseum.org/early-off-roaders/#comments Tue, 03 May 2016 19:52:45 +0000 http://www.aacamuseum.org/?p=11561 Vintage SUVs Featuring 50 Years of the Ford Bronco May Read More »

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Vintage SUVs Featuring 50 Years of the Ford Bronco

May 21 – October 15, 2016

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Sport Utility Vehicles today are often more Luxury than Sport or Utility. Plush heated leather seats, automatic four-wheel-drive and power everything are the norm and often outsell the bread-and-butter sedans offered. Most never go off the pavement.

 
“It’s as faithful as a dog, as strong as a mule and agile as a goat.” – War correspondent Ernie Pyle describing the Jeep.

 
Years ago, it was a completely different mindset. Our world famous Jeep and the British Land Rover were borne from necessity. A military needed a rugged, capable vehicle to get from Point A to Point B when no roads connected the two. Farmers, ranchers, hunters and guides were desperate for something to reach places not on the map. Just ask Marlin Perkins from “Wild Kingdom”! Off-road traction and keen mechanical survival skills were more important than doors, heaters, carpeting or other ‘creature comforts’.

 
The AACA salutes these icons and the vehicles begat from them. The first generation Ford Bronco, introduced in 1966, had a twelve-year run with a huge cult following and later became infamous as O.J. led the LA police on the world’s slowest chase. Diminutive offerings from Asia such as the Suzuki Samurai emerged as the icons grew in size. All told, these early simplistic vehicles changed the way the world traveled to the far reaches of the globe.

 

We’re looking for some great SUV’s to be a part of this exhibit, maybe you have one or know of someone who does.

Early Off-Roader Wish List

• Ford GPW (Museum owned)
• Early Jeeps/ Bantams
• Jeepster
• Early Land Rovers
• Suzuki Samurai/ Brute
• Isuzu VehiCross
• Ford Broncos ( all generations)
• Bronco II
• Lada Niva
• Mercedes-Benz Unimog
• Pinzgauer
• Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40
• Lamborghini LM002
• Early Subaru wagon
• VW Thing?

Contact us at 717-566-7100 or at info@AACAMuseum.org

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Cars & Christmas at the AACA Museum http://www.aacamuseum.org/cars-christmas-at-the-aaca-museum/ http://www.aacamuseum.org/cars-christmas-at-the-aaca-museum/#comments Sat, 21 Nov 2015 15:22:57 +0000 http://www.aacamuseum.org/?p=11143 November 21 – January 3, 2016 Our celebration to Read More »

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November 21 – January 3, 2016

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Our celebration to get you into the holiday spirit featuring dozens of themed decorated Christmas trees, unusual vehicles, vintage toys and cars, Hess Truck display, Model Train exhibits, Sammy the 29ft. snow plow, Grinch Scavenger Hunt and much more!

Each year we partner with schools in the community to have students decorate a themed Christmas Tree with ornaments they create.   Guests vote on their favorites throughout the holiday season.   The top 3 schools will receive gift cards.

New this year good things come in small packages – mini & micro car exhibit!

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It’s a Small World: Micro & Mini Cars http://www.aacamuseum.org/its-a-small-world-micro-mini-cars/ http://www.aacamuseum.org/its-a-small-world-micro-mini-cars/#comments Sat, 21 Nov 2015 14:41:01 +0000 http://www.aacamuseum.org/?p=11137 November 21 – April 22, 2016 They say that the be Read More »

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November 21 – April 22, 2016

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They say that the best things come in small packages – this exhibit will feature a variety of micro and mini cars that are sure to delight!

 

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AACA Museum Cuba Trip http://www.aacamuseum.org/aaca-museum-cuba-trip-fall-2015/ http://www.aacamuseum.org/aaca-museum-cuba-trip-fall-2015/#comments Thu, 29 Oct 2015 20:18:39 +0000 http://www.aacamuseum.org/?p=9551 MainImage

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

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The AACA Museum is going to explore Cuba!

Our spring trip was a HUGE SUCCESS and SOLD OUT so we’re going again!

October 29 – November 6, 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 October 29 – November 6, 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

The AACA Museum will again work with International Expeditions for all tour arrangements.  International Expeditions is licensed to operate people to people tours by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.

Initial Deposit:  $600 per person

Registration deadline:  July 29th

Please click these links to view or print the full agenda and the enrollment form:

AACA Museum Cuba Trip October 2015 agenda and pricing

AACA Museum Oct 2015 Cuba Trip Participation Form

Travel Insurance is available for all participants the links below provide you with the documents to register and information on the insurance.

All Seasons Travel Plan Enrollment Form for Softrip

All Seasons Travel Plan

Send your Cuba Trip Participation form with your deposit and (optional) All Seasons Travel Plan Enrollment form to Sherry Boyd, International Expeditions or contact Sherry or Toni with any questions.

Sherry Boyd | Director of Group & Charter Sales
International Expeditions

One Environs Park

Helena, AL  35080
Toll-free: 800-633-4734 ext. 122#
Direct: 803-396-2151
sherry.boyd@ietravel.com

or

Toni Rothman | AACA Museum Board of Directors at

610-361-7882 or 610-246-3525

via email: tonirothman@msn.com.

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AACA Museum Spring Trip Photos:

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All photos available on our Facebook Page

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Trunk or Treat http://www.aacamuseum.org/trunk-treat-2/ http://www.aacamuseum.org/trunk-treat-2/#comments Sat, 24 Oct 2015 18:10:35 +0000 http://www.aacamuseum.org/?p=9870 October 24, 2015 Gather up your miniature ghosts and go Read More »

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October 24, 2015

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Gather up your miniature ghosts and goblins and head over to the AACA Museum in Hershey for a bit of Halloween fun! All visitors 12 and under will be eligible to participate in the AACA Museum’s “Trunk or Treat” program included with museum admission. We will offer a special $7 admission price for everyone on October 24th.

The first stop will be craft tables to decorate their own Treat bags using various car and Halloween stamps, stickers, markers and more. Once they’ve personalized their own treat bag, the hunt will begin to locate a variety of “trunk or treat” spots within the main and lower levels of the Museum. Treats will be given to each child 12 and under at each of these treat locations throughout the museum provided by The Hershey Company.

Halloween themed videos will be played in the indoor Drive-In theater and a display of hearse vehicles will be available for viewing so everyone can get in the spirit.

Don’t miss the inflatable haunted house complete with our own resident witch – a visitor favorite!

Special note: We are asking all miniature ghosts, goblins, pirates and more to leave any sharp or pointed costume accessories at home so as not to injure other guests or Museum vehicles.

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AACA Easter Division National Fall Meet http://www.aacamuseum.org/aaca-easter-division-national-fall-meet/ http://www.aacamuseum.org/aaca-easter-division-national-fall-meet/#comments Wed, 07 Oct 2015 15:05:04 +0000 http://www.aacamuseum.org/?p=9868 The post AACA Easter Division National Fall Meet appeared first on AACA Museum.

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Wednesday, October 7 – Saturday, October 10, 2015

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View the 2015 Fall Meet Brochure

The largest flea market and show of its kind in the world. There is so much happening during Fall Meet Week – so don’t miss out!

The Eastern Division AACA National Fall Meet takes place each year during the 1st full week in October. The Hershey Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) began hosting the show in 1955 and has done so each year since then.

The meet is located in beautiful Hershey, PA on the ground and parking lots surrounding Hersheypark and The Giant Center. Hershey is considered one of the largest antique automobile shows and flea markets in the United States.

It consists of over 9,000 flea market spaces, over 1,000 car corral spaces, and approximately 1,500 show cars. Each year, the show attracts visitors from all over the United States and many countries throughout the world! some of the most unusual cars and parts can be found at Hershey. If you love antique cars, Hershey is the place to be.

Please visit the AACA Hershey Region website for more details and a complete listing of events. Or contact the Hershey Region at 717-566-7720 or hr@hersheyaaca.org

Don’t Miss Highlights at Hershey 2015!

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2015 AACA Eastern Regional Fall Meet

Events Schedule (subject to change)

Tuesday, October 6

8:30 am

Flea Market Load In (weather permitting)

Wednesday, October 7

7:00 am

9:00 am

Pre-registered Car Corral & Flea Market open (closes at 5 pm)

On site Car Corral registration open

11:00 to 3:00 pm
Show Car Packets available for pickup at Folder Distribution Tent (located next to Main Tent on Chocolate Field)

4:00 pm to 9:00 pm

AACA Museum TorqToberFest – Reception and Auction

Thursday, October 8
7:00 am
Car Corral & Flea Market Opens (Closes at 5pm)
11:00 to 3:00 pm
Show Car Packets available for pickup at Folder Distribution Tent (located next to Main Tent on Chocolate Field)
4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
AACA Museum TorqToberFest – Reception and Auction
7:00 pm
Old Time Movies in Music Box Theatre
Friday, October 9
7:00 am
Car Corral & Flea Market Opens (Closes at 5pm)

11:00 am

Race Car Condition Run – Stadium (spectators welcome)

11:45 am
The Huges High-Wheeler Event – Stadium
11:00 to 3:00 pm
Show Car Packets available for pickup at Folder Distribution Tent (located next to Main Tent on Chocolate Field)
2:00 pm Judges School – Giant Center – followed by
CJE (Certified Judges Education)
4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
AACA Museum TorqToberFest – Reception and Auction
7:00 pm
Talent Show – Music Box Theatre
Saturday, October 10
7:00 to 10:00 am

Show Cars enter field for judging (Show Car registration packets picked up when entering the field.)

Car Corral & Flea Market Opens

7:00 am
Judges Breakfast – Giant Center
10:00 am
Vehicle Judging Begins – Show Field
11:30 am
Ladies Luncheon – Hotel Hershey (bus departs from bus stop at 11:00 am)
12:00 to 2:00 pm
Junior AACA Activities- Show Field
7:00 pm
Awards Banquet – Hershey Lodge (social at 6:15 pm)

The AACA Museum is hosting TorqToberFest during 2015 Meet Week

October 7, 8 & 9

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Other Featured Exhibits

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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!

Interested 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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Corvair Days – Central Pennsylvania Corvair Club Show http://www.aacamuseum.org/corvair-days-central-pennsylvania-corvair-club-show-2/ http://www.aacamuseum.org/corvair-days-central-pennsylvania-corvair-club-show-2/#comments Sat, 12 Sep 2015 18:40:48 +0000 http://www.aacamuseum.org/?p=11588 The post Corvair Days – Central Pennsylvania Corvair Club Show appeared first on AACA Museum.

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Date: Saturday, September 12

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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View a unique part of American history at the Corvair Days Event . This Corvair-only show is hosted by the Central PA Corvair Club on the AACA Museum grounds. Attendees can enjoy an assortment of outdoor vendors, a Road Rally, Model Car Display, and a Scavenger Hunt. Tickets for 50/50 raffle will be sold throughout the day and announced during the awards presentation. A raffle of a $100.00 gift card will also take place; you do not need to be present to win.

Awards will be given according to the votes of the people! The People’s Choice Award is voted on by the attendees of the show.

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Preregistration is $12.00 per vehicle and ends August 31st. Day of show registration is $14.00 per vehicle.

Museum admission is $12.00 for adults, $11.00 for seniors, and $9.00 for children (age 4-14). Three and younger are FREE.

For the schedule of events and to register:

Corvair Days Flyer

For additional information contact Earl Holmes, 717-991-7341 or email at earlzgames@comcast.net.

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Tall Cedars 27th Anniversary Car Show http://www.aacamuseum.org/tall-cedars-27th-anniversary-car-show/ http://www.aacamuseum.org/tall-cedars-27th-anniversary-car-show/#comments Sun, 09 Aug 2015 13:20:40 +0000 http://www.aacamuseum.org/?p=10142 Date: August 9, 2015 Time: 9 am to 4 pm Support the fig Read More »

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Date: August 9, 2015
Time: 9 am to 4 pm
Support the fight against M.D.!
Tall Cedars 27th Anniversary Car Show invites you to join us on August 9th, 2015 at the AACA Museum in Hershey, PA.

 

Sponsored by Special Interest Auto Unit Tall Cedars of Lebanon Harrisburg Forest #43, the AACA Museum, and WHP 580 Talk Radio.

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The show will take place on our museum grounds grass area from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Preregistration cost is $12.00 per vehicle. Day of show registration is $15.00 per vehicle. The first 150 vehicles registered receive a Dash Plaque and a chance at the door prizes.

Schedule

    • Registration: 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon
    • Car Show: 12 noon – 3:30 p.m.
    • Music Performance by Giovanni featuring The Giovanni Live Trio 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    • Trophies and door prizes: 4:00 p.m.

Trophies awarded include Best of Show and People’s Choice Trophies for all classes. All judging is done by the public. Cast a vote for your favorite car!

Special Attractions

      • Special Appearance by Bruce Larson’s “Mr. Clean” Chevy Coupe

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Bruce Larson “Mr. Clean” ’32 Chevy Coupe

      • Bubble Blowing Contest/Prizes
      • Hula Hoop Contest/ Prizes
      • The MDA Dunk Booth
      • PA National Guard “A salute to our Troops”
      • Live Rock ‘n Roll
      • Clowns
      • Games
      • WHP Talk  Radio

 

All vehicles welcome, including Trucks, 4-wheel drive vehicles and Motorcycles. Bring along your vehicle or come experience a unique show for a great cause. Spectators are free to attend the show! Cost to tour the AACA Museum is $12 for adults, $9 for children, $11 for seniors, children 3 and under are FREE.

For more event information contact Mike Black at 717-938-3004.

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Date: Thursday, August 6

Time: 6:00 p.m.

The AACA Museum is defining our muscles during the Late Night First Thursday program at 6:00 p.m. on August 6th.

Learn what it takes for a vehicle to be considered a muscle car according to the class guidelines developed by the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA). During the program you will get a unique look under the hood of some classic muscle cars including, a 1969 Super Bee, 1969 Dart GT, and 1970 Chevy Chevelle LS6 restored by students of Pennsylvania College of Technology.

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1970 Chevy Chevelle LS6 – restored by Penn Tech students

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1965 Chevy Chevelle L79

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1969 Dodge Dart GTS

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1969 Super Bee

The Museum is open late the First Thursday of every month, from 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.

We look forward to serving our visitors who are not able to join us during normal daytime hours and we’ll provide special speakers or special programs during these dates.

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