AACA Museum http://www.aacamuseum.org Sat, 24 Oct 2015 18:10:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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 Wednesday, October 7 – Saturday, October 10, 2015 Read More »

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Wednesday, October 7 – Saturday, October 10, 2015

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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.

And come visit us here at the AACA Museum for even more car fun!

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

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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!

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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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 August 9, 2015 9 am to 4 pm Tall Cedars 27th Anniversar Read More »

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August 9, 2015 9 am to 4 pm
Tall Cedars 27th Anniversary Car Show invites you to join us on August 9th, 2015 at the AACA Museum in Hershey, PA.

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Our show will take place on the museum grounds grass area from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Check back for more details soon!

All vehicles welcome, including Trucks, 4-wheel drive vehicles and Motorcycles. Bring along your vehicle or come experience a unique show for a 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.

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Old Fashioned July 4th http://www.aacamuseum.org/old-fashioned-july-4th-2/ http://www.aacamuseum.org/old-fashioned-july-4th-2/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:27:46 +0000 http://www.aacamuseum.org/?p=9866 July 4th, 2015 5 pm to 9 pm We’re keeping the Mus Read More »

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July 4th, 2015
5 pm to 9 pm

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We’re keeping the Museum open late on July 4th! Tour the Museum from 5 to 9 pm for just $7.00 per person. Don’t forget your blankets and chairs to enjoy an old-fashioned picnic on the grass while you await the fireworks by Hersheypark. Perched up on the hill overlooking the town of Hershey, this is the perfect place to stay and watch the fireworks!

We currently have an ice cream and beverage vendor that is scheduled to be with us or feel free to bring your own snacks. No alcoholic beverages permitted.

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20th Annual Museum CARnival Car Show http://www.aacamuseum.org/20th-annual-museum-carnival-car-show/ http://www.aacamuseum.org/20th-annual-museum-carnival-car-show/#comments Sat, 20 Jun 2015 13:07:54 +0000 http://www.aacamuseum.org/?p=9860 Saturday, June 20, 2015 9 am to 3 pm (Vehicle Registrat Read More »

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Saturday, June 20, 2015
9 am to 3 pm (Vehicle Registration 8 am to 12 noon)

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As summer approaches, we are looking forward to our 20th Annual Museum CARnival Car Show on June 20, 2015 from 9 AM to 3 PM here on the beautiful grounds of the AACA Museum in Hershey, PA.   Join us for this fun filled day with all makes, models, and years of vehicles in our Car Show, featuring a special area in front of the Museum for Station Wagons in honor of our Featured Exhibit in the Museum this summer. The Car Show will also include tailgating on the lawn, a 50/50 Drawing, Raffle Prizes, Live Entertainment, our popular Valve Cover Racing and more!

Valve Cover Racing:

Practice all day until 1 pm – then race against other guests – FREE this year!

What’s a valve cover race?
Think Pine Wood derby for automotive enthusiasts. Take your favorite valve cover, add wheels, and go racing. Is a Buick staight 8 valve cover faster than a Chevy, Studebaker, Ford, Chrysler or flat head side cover? Bring yours to the Car Show and find out. If you do not have a valve cover to race, we have valve covers available to borrow!

Ladies and Gentlemen, “START – YOUR -GRAVITY!!”

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A variety of delicious food concession items will also be available for individual sale.

Come inside for more automotive fun with our featured exhibit this year A Family Affair: Station Wagons, a great chance to reminisce about the good old days. Our Motorbikes for the Masses exhibit features motorbikes, scooters, and mopeds.  Also enjoy Automotive Jewelry an Art Exhibit by Michael Furman with unique images from his book Automotive Jewelry, Volume One; Mascots, Badges including several Mascots from the AACA Museum’s collection.

Click below to find out more or register your car.

Car Show Form

Sign up for the Valve Cover Racing here!

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The Elegance: Concours d’Elegance http://www.aacamuseum.org/concours-delegance/ http://www.aacamuseum.org/concours-delegance/#comments Sun, 14 Jun 2015 12:59:10 +0000 http://www.aacamuseum.org/?p=9857 Sunday, June 14, 2015 The Elegance Concours d’Ele Read More »

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Sunday, June 14, 2015
The Elegance
Concours d’Elegance
9 am to 4 pm

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A Concours d’Elegance garden party featuring 65 of the world’s finest collector cars at The Hotel Hershey. These rare and beautiful vehicles are artfully arranged in The Hotel Hershey’s classically manicured formal gardens. The Hotel Hershey provides an ideal location for this day of mutual admiration and relaxed camaraderie. The Elegance also features wine tastings, live music, fine jewelry displays and sponsor exhibitions featuring restoration shops and fine automobilia.

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The Elegance at Hershey http://www.aacamuseum.org/elegance-hershey/ http://www.aacamuseum.org/elegance-hershey/#comments Fri, 12 Jun 2015 18:40:49 +0000 http://www.aacamuseum.org/?p=9849 June 12-14, 2015 June 12-14, 2015 The Elegance at Hersh Read More »

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June 12-14, 2015

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June 12-14, 2015

The Elegance at Hershey is a Concours d ‘Elegance and three day weekend of automotive events held annually in June at The Hotel Hershey for the benefit of JDRF. The Elegance celebrates a bygone era when the automobile stirred our imaginations and quickened our hearts. Festivities include The Grand Ascent, the Elegance 5k Challenge,The Concorso Bizarro, The Celebration and The Elegance Concours d ‘Elegance. The Elegance was created by a small group of automotive enthusiasts as an independent, non-profit organization, dedicated to supporting the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) and furthering automotive interests by supporting the AACA Museum and the AACA Library and Research Center. Visit our website, www.TheEleganceAtHershey.com for more information and to purchase tickets.

Schedule of Events

Friday June 12
The Grand Ascent
A Vintage Hill Climb
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Located on the challenging Hershey Hill Climb Course behind the historic Hotel Hershey, The Grand Ascent is a two day vintage hill climb exhibition sanctioned by the Vintage Sports Car Club of America (VSCCA). This exciting hill climb expedition appeals to enthusiasts and curious spectators alike. Stop by to shop our vendor’s midway, see special car exhibits, ride in a vintage race car and more!

Saturday June 13
The Elegance 5k Challenge
6:30 AM to 9:15 AM
A spirit race! Join us for a timed 5k run on the back road of The Hotel Hershey, traversing the same course as The Grand Ascent. A joy-filled race past iconic Grand Ascent landmarks. Our Fuel Up aid station will give you the fuel you need for a successful and triumphant finish. Cash prizes awarded. Proceeds benefit JDRF, the AACA Museum and the AACA Library and Research Center.

Concorso Bizarro – 10AM – 3PM
New this year – this “tongue-in-cheek” car show brings together those mechanical misfits, those automotive abhorrences and the just plain tacky. Sure to be some fun sights!

The Grand Ascent
A Vintage Hill Climb
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Day Two! Located on the challenging Hershey Hill Climb Course behind the historic Hotel Hershey, The Grand Ascent is a two day vintage hill climb exhibition sanctioned by the Vintage Sports Car Club of America (VSCCA). This exciting hill climb expedition appeals to enthusiasts and curious spectators alike. Stop by to shop our vendor’s midway, see special car exhibits, ride in a vintage race car and more!

The Celebration
A Gala Dinner Party & Charity Auction
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
A Saturday evening gala dinner celebrating The Elegance at Hershey. Join sponsors, exhibitors and supporters of the AACA and JDRF in the ballroom of the Hotel Hershey for an evening of fine food, entertainment and exciting auction.

Sunday June 14
The Elegance Concours d ‘Elegance
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
A Concours d ‘Elegance garden party featuring 65 of the world’s finest collector cars at The Hotel Hershey. These rare and beautiful vehicles are artfully arranged in The Hotel Hersey’s classically manicured formal gardens. The Hotel Hershey provides an ideal location for this day of mutual admiration and relaxed camaraderie. The Elegance also features wine tastings, live music, fine jewelry displays and sponsor exhibitions featuring restoration shops and fine automobilia.

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Museum of Bus Transportation Spring Fling http://www.aacamuseum.org/museum-bus-transportation-spring-fling-2/ http://www.aacamuseum.org/museum-bus-transportation-spring-fling-2/#comments Sat, 06 Jun 2015 18:06:38 +0000 http://www.aacamuseum.org/?p=9847 Date: June 6 9 am to 3 pm The Museum of Bus Transportat Read More »

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Date: June 6 9 am to 3 pm

The Museum of Bus Transportation invites you to their annual Spring Fling where visitors have the ability to see the largest collection of antique buses on display in the United States.

Displays are located inside the AACA Museum and outside the Museum on the grounds. View a variety of modes of bus transportation – intercity, transit, school bus, motor coach conversions.

A shuttle bus will run every hour between the AACA Museum and the Museum of Bus Transportation George Sage collection annex for a great chance to view additional fleet vehicles not currently on public display. Donations will be accepted for the shuttle bus to help offset costs. Shuttle bus is offered by Wolf’s Bus Lines, York Springs, PA.

Bus stuff for purchase will be inside the AACA Museum with 20 tables of bus and transportation artifacts.

Food and Beverages will also be available in the lower level gallery of the Museum.

A special admission price of just $7.00 per person will be in place all day to make this fun and affordable! AACA Members and MBT Members have complimentary admission by showing their membership card.

For additional information contact thebusmuseum@yahoo.com

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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 “A Family Affair”
Celebrating the Station Wagon

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May 23 – October 12, 2015

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.

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May 23 – October 12, 2015

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Who is up for a summer Roadtrip! 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.

We would like to thank our supporting sponsor b magazine. Be sure to watch for their article on this exhibit in the May issue!

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Here’s a list of vehicles confirmed for this exhibit to date:

1928 Chrysler
1948 Bentley Mark VI
1952 Nash Rambler
1953 Mercury
1957 Chevrolet Wagon
1958 Edsel Villager
1959 Ford Country Sedan wagon
1961 Willys Wagon
1962 Corvair
1962 Corvair
1962 Chevrolet Impala

1962 Stageway Chevrolet Station Wagon Coach
1963 Chevrolet Impala
1968 Mercury Commuter wagon
1970 VW Squareback
1971 AMC Hornet Sportabout
1972 Oldsmobile Vista cruiser
1972 Volvo P1800ES
1974 Vega
1980 Ford Pinto Rallye wagon
1984 Dodge Caravan
1985 Peugeot
1986 Jeep Grand Wagoner
1987 Cadillac Wagon

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The AACA Museum received a recent donation of a 1962 Stageway Chevrolet Station Wagon Coach formally a Milton Hershey School vehicle used to transport students in the 1960s and 1970s.    We’re excited to share this piece of local history as part of this exhibit.

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Donate to this Restoration Project>>

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Link to recent Hemmings articles on this project:

http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2015/03/19/stretched-chevrolet-station-wagon-from-the-milton-hershey-school-joins-the-aaca-museum-collection/?refer=news

Argument for preserving an old car – Hemmings:

http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2015/03/20/the-simple-argument-for-preserving-any-old-car/?refer=news

Remembering the Wagons courtesy of Milton Hershey School

The 20th Annual AACA Museum CARnival Car Show will take place on Saturday, June 20th!   We’re excited to have a featured area for Station Wagons right out front during this event.   Be sure to join us for a fun day!

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