Adopt a Car

Adopt A Car Logo Final_110714We probably have a car on display that your father, grandfather or uncle once owned and loved. When you see it, it brings back good memories. Or, there might be a car that you would like to have in your driveway. The Adopt-a-Car Program offers you the opportunity to put your name on that car display. We would like you to become a part of this important Program!

By adopting a car you will be providing financial support for the up-keep and maintenance of the cars in our collection and supporting the Museum’s mission of preserving automotive history for future generations. Your sponsorship of $500* (tax deductible) will help support the collection for one year and will cover some of the costs of insurance, required mechanical work, and supplies to keep the cars in show room condition.

By adopting a car you are making an important contribution to the hobby and, at the same time, you will have a personal interest in the Museum.

Benefits of Adoption

A Museum Supporting Membership ($120 value) which includes:

  • Unlimited admission to the Museum for 12 months
  • Four guest passes valid for 12 months from date of issue
  • Complimentary admission for cardholder and guest to special events
  • Adopters name displayed prominently on the sign along with the cars description
  • Recognition on the Museum website
  • Last but not least – becoming involved in one of the best museums in the world.

Contact us for Cars Available for Adoption

If you want to Adopt A Car contact: Abbie Shireman at
(717) 566-7100 ext 116, or send Abbie an email.


Cadillac LaSalle Clubs Adopt Cars at the AACA Museum

adopt-a-car-smThe Valley Forge Region members joined by members from the Carolina, Potomac, Central Pennsylvania, and Pittsburgh Regions of the Cadillac & LaSalle Club gathered in front of the 1931 Cadillac Town Sedan for a formal Adoption Ceremony on Sunday, November 15th at the AACA Museum. David Rothman, Chair of the Adopt-a-Car Program, officiated.

After a brief description of the car’s special features and specs, the formal proceedings began when David said: “We have gathered here to witness the adoption of this 1931 Cadillac Town Sedan by the Valley Forge Region of the Cadillac & LaSalle Club.” VFR president Marty Watkins was called forward and was asked: “In the name of the Valley Forge Region, will you adopt this 1931 Cadillac Town Sedan.” After receiving his affirmative reply, the Valley Forge Region was declared the adopter when David continued: “By the powers vested in me by the Museum’s board of directors and as Chair of the Adopt-a-Car Program, I hereby make it known that this 1931 Cadillac Town Sedan is adopted by the Valley Forge Region.” He then presented an Adoption Certificate to the VFR president.

adopt-a-carA second Adoption Ceremony took place in front of the 1905 Runabout Model E Cadillac. Bill Edmunds, founder and past president of the Carolina Region of the Cadillac & LaSalle Club, accepted the adoption of the car in the name of the Carolina Region – CLC. An Adoption Certificate naming the Carolina Region as the adopter was presented to Bill Edmunds.

After the adoption ceremonies, the museum’s curator conducted the group on a tour through several areas of the Museum’s complex that are not open to the public, including the detail shop, Jim’s Place and the Taylor storage facility.

Cadillac Re-adoption

pic_cadillac-adoption-2010The Valley Forge Region of the Cadillac LeSalle Club re-adopted the AACA Museum’s 1931 Cadillac at a re-adoption ceremony held at the Museum on Saturday, July 10th, 2010. Pictured in the photo is Richard Sills, AACA Museum Board Member and Cliff Woodbury, President of the Valley Forge Region of the Cadillac LeSalle Club.

If you want to Adopt A Car contact: Abbie Shireman at
(717) 566-7100 ext 116, or send Abbie an email.