100 Years of Dodge

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It is difficult to imagine, but by the time John and Horace Dodge introduced their own car to the public in 1914, they were already among the largest and most experienced automakers in the world. The two brothers were inseparable and started at an early age working and learning skills in their father’s machine shop, and moved on to become expert machinists and steam boiler engineers. By 1897 they had designed and created a much-needed sealed ball bearing for bicycles and started their own bicycle plant, the “Evans & Dodge Bicycle Company”. After selling the company for the princely sum of $7500 (plus royalties for the bearing design), a new Dodge Brothers company opened its doors and began manufacturing automobile parts, including automobile engines for Ransom E. Olds, founder of Oldsmobile. After delivering a number of reliable engines to Olds, orders soon included Oldsmobile transmissions as well. By 1903 Dodge Brothers were one of the largest suppliers to the automotive industry. 100 Years of Dodge will celebrate the ingenuity, spirit, and style of Dodge vehicles throughout the decades in an exciting exhibit this fall at the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum.

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4th annual Matchbox Toy Show presented by Diecast Toy Exchange



Join us for the 4th Annual Matchbox Toy show at the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum, for the kid in all of us! The Diecast Toy Exchange is again hosting a Matchbox Collector’s show here at the AACA Museum on Sunday, September 21 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The event will allow visitors the opportunity to begin collecting Matchbox or adding to their Matchbox collection. Vendors will be selling matchbox cars that were produced from the early 1950’s all the way through to present day releases. To support this event, the AACA Museum is offering $5.00 admission (more than half off the regular admission price) to encourage everyone to attend this one-day show.

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AACA Museum Announces Tesla Charging Station

AACA Museum Announces Tesla Charging Station
In Celebration of National Drive Electric Week

Hershey, PA (September 16, 2014). National Drive Electric Week, September 15-21, 2014, is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. During this week, The AACA Museum in Hershey is excited to announce the addition of an electric vehicle charging station courtesy of Tesla Motors that will be onsite here at the AACA Museum in the near future.

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“Reflections” by Mark Watts

Reflections Exhibit by Mark Watts
On view at the AACA Museum

September 12 – October 19, 2014

Mark Watts Pebble Beach Med Rez

The AACA Museum is excited to continue our tradition of sharing great automotive art pieces with our guests with “Reflections” by Mark Watts. Mark captures the essence of reflective surfaces such as cars and water in his artwork.

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