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The World Races to Hershey for the AACA Eastern Divisional Fall Meet October 8-11, 2014

The Antique Automobile Club of America and the Hershey Region AACA Invites
All Car Enthusiasts to the Largest Antique Car Show in the World Oct. 8-11, 2014

HERSHEY, PA – The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) and the Hershey Region AACA welcomes antique and collectible car enthusiasts from all over the world to Hershey, PA, for the Eastern Divisional Fall Meet, October 8 to 11, 2014. Over 700 volunteers from the Region work all year long for the benefit of old car enthusiasts around the world. Admission to the public is free. Visit our flea market with 9,000 vendor spaces, wander among the 1,200+ vintage cars on display and experience the Car Corral where almost 1,000 antique cars will be up for sale. The show attracts over 250,000 visitors each year. The show is open dawn to dusk, Wednesday through Saturday. All events are held on the grounds surrounding Hersheypark and the Giant Center. Old or young, male or female, hobbyist or admirer, owner or spectator – Hershey is for everyone! Over the four day show, you will be amazed by the size of the event, the cars you see, the people you meet and the memories you make!

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the AACA Eastern Fall Meet at Hershey:
1. It’s the largest true antique car show in the world!
2. Free admission to spectators! (Parking fee charged by property owner.)
3. Vintage race car demonstration!
4. Over 9,000 flea market spaces!
5. The largest collection of antique cars for sale in one location!

Don’t Miss Highlights at Hershey 2014

MeetField72dpiBehind-the-Scenes Media Day (Tuesday, October 7)
For the first time ever, we are inviting the media to get a behind-the-scenes look at how this vintage automobile “city” is created. Join us for move-in day, where you can interview vendors, car owners and the Hershey Region Fall Meet Chairman. This event is a tremendous economic boost to the Hershey-Harrisburg area and must be seen first-hand to believe! Contact Stacy for press credentials for the show.
TuckerGrand Opening of the Cammack Tucker Exhibit at the AACA Museum (Wednesday, October 8)
The Cammack Tucker Exhibit will showcase the world’s largest collection of Tucker automobiles, engines and memorabilia. During the Night at the Museum event, plenty of great food and beverages will be scattered throughout all levels of the AACA Museum, plus live entertainment, silent auction, automotive artist gallery & grand opening of the Tucker Exhibit! Proceeds from this grand event benefit the AACA, AACA Library & Research Center and AACA Museum. For more information and tickets, visit www.NightAtTheMuseum.org. The Tucker Exhibit will open to the general public on October 9.

 

 

Image3RM Hershey Collector Car Auction (October 9 & 10)
A feature attraction of the AACA Eastern Division Fall Meet, RM Auctions’ two-day Hershey sale returns to the Hershey Lodge, October 9–10, featuring more than 160 automobiles, a pair of boats and select memorabilia. This year’s auction is headlined by two private collections: The Cars of John Moir, featuring the unique A-to-Z Collection, and the Jeffrey Day Collection.

Image4Last year’s event realized an impressive $9.6 million in sales, with bidders representing 17 countries from around the world. For full event information or to register to bid, please visit www.rmauctions.com or call toll free 1-800-211-4371. The complete digital catalogue is available online here: http://www.rmauctions.com/digitalcatalogs/2014/HF14/.
VintageRaceVintage Race Car Conditioning Run (Friday, October 10)
The Race Car Conditioning Run is part of the ritual that is Hershey Meet Week. This year, there are 33 race cars registered for this unique event including oval track, sports cars, dragsters, Indy cars and motorcycles.

“All of the cars in the event are historically correct and certified authentic race cars, and they are amazing to witness,” shared this year’s Conditioning Run announcer Fred Sherk. “Even the executive director of the AACA is getting into the act this year with his 1941 Olds Special!”

“There is a 75 year history of race cars driving around the Hershey Stadium, starting with the midget car races during the depression. Today, Hershey is one of the only places where spectators still get to see these cars in action,” explained David Kisthardt, Hershey Region Race Car Chairman for the Meet. “Do not miss one of this year’s most significant registered race cars – a 1914 Mercedes!”

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AACA (www.aaca.org) encourages the restoration and preservation of automobiles, certified race cars, motorcycles and trucks that are at least 25 years old. The club classes do not include any modified classes other than the certified race cars. AACA is located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and has over 60,000 members and almost 400 regions and chapters. The club host tours and meets all over the United States, with the largest one being the annual Hershey show in October with over 1,300 show cars, 1,000 cars offered for sale and a 9,000 space flea market. It is not necessary to own an antique car to join the AACA. Dues are only $35 a year and include a subscription to our award-winning magazine.

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For Immediate Release
September 2014
Contact: Stacy Zimmerman or Steve Moskowitz
szimmerman@aaca.org or aaca1@aaca.org, 717-534-1910

PHOTOS FOR USE IN YOUR STORIES & INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST TO STACY