FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cars 4 Critters Car Show
Saturday, August 17th
Hershey, PA (August 9, 2019) The AACA Museum, Inc. is hosting the annual Cars 4 Critters Car Show on Saturday, August 17, 2019. The Show includes sports cars, exotic cars, muscle cars, customs, and time-honored classics on view on the grounds surrounding the Museum. The day is also about helping animals in need in our community. This year Speranza Animal Rescue is the beneficiary at the event.
Held on the grounds of the AACA Museum, Inc.
Join us to enjoy the view of spectacular automobiles, visit with vendors, eat your food truck favorites, all while you enjoy the upbeat sounds by Mixed-Up Productions, and contribute toward a great cause!
Spectator field admission is free this year; however, we hope that you will consider a donation to help the animals in need, purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win some fantastic gifts and vote for your favorite “cool car” in our People’s Choice popular vote contest. All of these activities will help to support the Speranza Animal Rescue and their mission to help animals in need.
Remember Libre? He became quite a local celebrity when rescued and cared for by Speranza. Thanks to Speranza’s care, he is doing fabulous and he will be making an appearance at the event from 12:30 – 1:30. Throughout the day, Speranza will also have other adoptable animals available for you to meet!.
Meet driver Rhys Myers and see his Stohr F1000 racecar. Sprint Car driver Rodney Westhafer will also be here with his 410 Spring Car. Both cars will be on view throughout the day.
Schedule of Events
8:30 – 10:30 AM Vehicle Registration
9:00 AM – 1:30 PM Event Activities In Full Swing (Car Show, DJ, Food Trucks, Raffle Prizes, Rescue Animals, Vendors, Race Cars & More!)
10:30 AM – Vehicle Judging Begins
12:30 – 1:30 PM – Libre Appearance
12:45 Raffle Basket Awards
1:00-1:30 PM Vehicle Awards
More than twenty fabulous items and baskets have been donated for this pick-a-prize auction. Buy your tickets then deposit them in the box for the prize you hope to win. Winners will be pulled randomly from all who have entered at approximately 12:45 PM.
Thank you to all the local businesses who have supported this event through your raffle basket donations: New Fangled Brew Works, Troegs, Midstate Distillery, Midtown Cinema, Advanced Auto Hummelstown, Harrisburg Senators, Hershey Bears, Starbucks of Hershey, Hershey Pantry, Classic Dry Cleaners, SpringHill Suites Hershey Near the Park, Pet Value Hummelstown, Speranza Animal Rescue & more to come!
Speranza Bedding Drive
Speranza is always in need of bedding donations. The AACA Museum, Inc. will be a drop-off location for bedding donations (i.e.blankets, sheets, towels) from August 1 – the show on August 17th. Clean, well-loved items are fine or newly purchased items.
Trophies will be awarded in the following classes, based upon the origin of the vehicle’s chassis:
American | Asian | British | European | German | Italian
The Best of Show winner is chosen from among the Best in Class winners.
The Popular Vote Award will be chosen by all those who attend. Everyone can vote for their favorite vehicle on the field. Votes will be $1 each so that you can stuff the ballot box for your choice (even for your own car!) Remember these proceeds will be donated to Speranza Animal Rescue so vote often!
$25 If you register by August 12 (early registration discount)
$30 If you register AFTER August 12
Your registration includes the following:
* One car entry into the show
* One admission ticket into the AACA Museum, Inc.
* Entry into the “Owners’ Tent” with complimentary breakfast items
Come out and relax, eat, and chat with other car owner’s.
Vehicles will be judged based on the origin of the vehicle chassis.
NEW! Show car parking will be on a first-come, first-served basis, not by country of origin. We’ve had requests for groups of attendees arriving together to be able to park together, so we’re giving this a try in 2019. Those cars with lower ground clearance should arrive as early as possible since there is a limited amount of macadam parking available.
Day of Show registrations will be available here at the AACA Museum, as space permits. We strongly encourage you to register in advance to expedite your arrival process. Online reservations will end on Thursday, August 15 so we have Friday to prepare the event packets.
Extra guest registration is a $20 donation and includes entry to the owner’s tent and a ticket into the museum!
My Pops Place can cook anything from fair food (hotdogs, cheesesteaks, french fries) to a more intricate menu (artisan flatbread pizzas, gourmet sandwiches, etc.) and their most popular menu item is Crabby Cheese Fries.
Visit the Sugar Whipped Bakery Truck with lots of options for your sweet tooth!
Sponsors & Vendor Spaces
We welcome local businesses to be a part of this fun-filled day. You can support the event by becoming a sponsor or by having a vendor booth here on the day of the show.
Cars 4 Critters is an event to support our furry friends, so the more, the merrier. Please have your pets on a leash outside, clean up after them, and be aware there might be some loud car noise. Only registered service animals are allowed inside the Museum.
Visit the Cars 4 Critters event page on our website for registration links and full details.
For event updates, also like the Cars 4 Critters Facebook page.
Featured Exhibits Inside the Museum
We encourage everyone to spend some time INSIDE the Museum while you’re here for the event. Current featured exhibits include Studebaker Cool: 114 Years of Innovation; Harley-Davidson History, Mythology, and Perceptions of America’s Motorcycle; a Raymond Loewy Retrospective; and a Pontiac-Oakland Club display. All registered vehicles will receive a ticket to enjoy the Museum as part of their registration package. Other visitors can purchase tickets upon arrival or in advance via the Museum’s website.
About the AACA Museum, Inc.
The AACA Museum Inc., a Smithsonian Affiliate, displays beautifully restored automobiles, buses, and motorcycles in unique life-like scenes representing the 1890s – 1980s on a cross-country journey from New York to San Francisco. The AACA Museum, Inc. has been and remains an independent 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, not affiliated with The Antique Automobile Club of America. As one of the largest automotive museums in the country, AACA Museum, Inc. features unique exhibits that change several times a year and focus on a variety of eras and types of vehicles.
The AACA Museum, Inc. is home to the Cammack Tucker Collection; along with being the home of the Tucker Automobile Club of America. The Museum holds the World’s largest and most prestigious permanent collection of Tucker Automobiles and related artifacts. We’re proud to have been recently recognized by Road & Track and AutoClassics as one of the top automobile museums in the country. The Museum is in South Hanover Township, located just off Route 39, one mile west of Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, Pennsylvania. Regular admission $12.50, seniors age 61 and older $11.50, juniors age 4-12 $9.50, children age 3 and under, AACA Museum, Inc. Members and AACA Members are FREE. The Museum is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The AACA Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For further information, please call 717-566-7100 or visit www.AACAMuseum.org.
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