January 24 – April 26, 2015
Lotus and the genius of Colin Chapman have been at the forefront of racing technology and automotive design since 1948. Colin Chapman’s philosophy of light weight and efficiency of design resulted in 7 Formula 1 World Championships as well as wins at Le Mans, and Indianapolis , saloon car racing and the World Rally Championship. Chapman’s mantras of simplification, light weight and the least amount of parts effectively deployed that went into his racing car design were directly translated into Lotus’ road cars and produced iconic machines such as the Seven, Elan, Esprit, and Elise. The rest of the automotive world are finally realizing that horsepower makes you fast in the straights, but light weight makes you faster everywhere – and more fuel efficient to boot!
This exhibit will feature a variety of Lotus models throughout that 60 year history.
November 14 – January 4, 2015
Cars & Christmas is the annual holiday celebration at the AACA Museum. Decorations adorn the Museum on all levels with dozens of decorated holiday trees, several model train displays, specialty vehicles and more. We also encourage you to donate non-perishable food items or a new unwrapped toy for our food & toy drive so we can all share in giving to others during the holiday season.
In the spirit of the Halloween season, the AACA Museum has put together an unusual display of vehicles:
2 vintage funeral hearses
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September 26 – October 12, 2014
From the early not-so-humble beginnings to present day, Dodge has held remained a company to be reckoned with. Through the Chrysler years with fins and muscle cars into the Daimler-Chrysler era and now part of Fiat S.p.A., Dodge continues to deliver exciting products for the populations of car buyers.
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. This exhibit runs from September 12 – October 19, 2014.
The automobile photography of Jay Texter
Date: May 5 – July 13
Jay currently resides in Allentown, Pennsylvania and grew up in Perkasie, Pennsylvania. Jay has worked as a photographer since the mid 80’s. Jay’s early influences into car culture were the New Hope car show and Vargo Dragway. The photography started with his first trip to Watkins Glen in 1971 and took off from there to become a profession. Car photography is just one aspect of what Jay does; he also enjoys doing still life and people as well.