Bill Smith Memorial Summer Cruise In
Jun 18 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
This summer’s annual Cruise In is now presented in honor of William H. “Bill” Smith, one of the Museum’s primary founders.
Bring your car, bring your family, bring your friends! Cruise In’s are family-friendly car gatherings open to all years, all makes and models. It’s a relaxed format and a chance to share your car with a wide variety of people.
Registration/participation is FREE, but due to capacity guidelines, please let us know if you plan to attend.
There will be a Tucker and Studebaker driving parade featuring the Museum’s own Tucker 1026–the only extant example with an automatic transmission—and an array of Studebaker!
Brand-themed Vehicle Display
A Hershey’s Kissmobile, now a part of the Museum’s collection, will be joined by other corporate brand-themed vehicles. A local favorite from Duncannon Beverage is already confirmed. Please check back to find out about other vehicles that will be part of the display.
Four awards will be presented at the event.
- Curator’s Choice Award: Selected by AACA Museum, Inc. curator Stan Sipko
- People’s Choice Award: Selected through attendee voting
- Best Orphan Car Award: Selected by a panel of judges
- Bill Smith Best Amateur Restoration Award: Selected by a panel of judges
Tucker Tech Talk
Mike & Sean Tucker, great-grandsons of Preston Tucker, will be on-hand to present a tech talk spotlighting unique features of the Tucker 48.
Vintage Car Rides
Enjoy a chance to experience automotive history with a ride in a Ford Model T or another vintage car.
Specials for Cruise-In Participants
Each participating vehicle receives
- A FREE AACA Museum hat (one hat per vehicle while supplies last)
- One complimentary Museum general admission ticket
Additional Museum general admission tickets are discounted to $10.
Breakfast and lunch selections can be purchased onsite on the day of the event.
Swap Meet / Car Corral (For Sale) Spaces Available
Our Bill Smith Memorial Cruise-In offers opportunities for vendors. 10′ x 20′ Swap meet vendor & car corral spaces are available for $20. Flea Market spaces are limited to 24 vendors. Please note: Vendors must provide their own tables and/or chairs. Contact us via email@example.com with any questions.
Class Awards – one for each class EXCEPT Class 1
AACA Museum Award
Popular Vote Award – chosen by attendee votes
Best of Show – chosen from class winners
Note: Class 1 registrants are NOT Eligible for the Class Awards. Instead, you will receive a participation award.
The first 200 vehicles registered will receive a custom dash plaque.
Car Show Registration
Vehicles can arrive between 8:00 am – 10:00 am (You must arrive by 10 am for your vehicle to be judged.)
Advance registration is $15 per vehicle.
Day of show registration is $20 per vehicle.
This is a rain or shine event.
Event t-shirts can be purchased for $15 each when registering. Shirts will be available day of show while supplies last.
- One AACA Museum Admission Ticket
- Ability to purchase Museum Tickets for your guests at $10 each at the time of registration.
- Eligible for a class award (exception class 1 registrants who receive a participation award.)
- Custom show dash plaque for the first 200 registrants
- Car show goodie bag for the first 200 registrants
Note: Choose a modified class for vehicles with 3 or greater modifications.
|Class 1||Senior Cars (CCCA, AACA, etc.) non-judged|
|Class 2||Pre- 1929|
|Class 3||1930 – 1939|
|Class 4||1940 – 1949|
|Class 6||1960 – 1969|
|Class 10||2000 to Present|
|Class 11||Trucks (stock) all years|
|Class 12||Trucks (modified) all years|
|Class 13||Motorcycles & Mopeds|
|Class 14||Industrial (military, agricultural, etc.)|
|Class 15||Street Rods|
|Class 16||Modified | Custom|
Car Corral & Vendors
Do you have a vehicle you would like to sell? Car Corral spaces are $15 per vehicle for the display area. (Day of show registration will be $20)
All years, makes, and models of vehicles will be accepted – it doesn’t need to be an antique or classic car.
Provide us with a digital image, and description of your vehicle in advance and we’ll post in on our social media for added benefit. These can be sent to NGates@AACAMuseum.org
Flea Market Vendors can sell vehicle parts, tools, collectibles or general items such as t-shirts, art, candy, popcorn, etc. Vendors are responsible for their own space set-up needs – tables, chairs, change, etc. There is no wi-fi service available.
Vendor spaces are $15.00 and are 10′ by 30′ in size. Advance registration is required, we will not be selling these spaces day of show.
Car Corral & Vendors should arrive between 7-8 am so you can be set-up prior to event attendees arrive.
Food Trucks should contact our events team directly to discuss availability. 717-566-7100 ext. 105.
Our 2nd chance auction centers around car parts, tools, and automotive collectibles. We do not auction any vehicles. Items purchased need to be removed at the end of the auction.
Donate Auction Items – consider some spring cleaning of your home or garage and donate items to the AACA Museum for sale at the auction. As a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, the AACA Museum appreciates all donations. Donation receipts are available upon request. items can be dropped off at the AACA Museum beginning February 1st – call to arrange for an item drop-off time. 717-566-7100.
No tires, upholstered seats, or window glass will be accepted.
Valve Cover Racing
Details coming soon!