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Bill Smith Memorial Summer Cruise In

Jun 15 @ 8:00 am 3:00 pm

This summer, join us for our annual William H. “Bill” Smith Memorial Cruise In. Bring your car, bring your family, bring your friends! Cruise Ins are family-friendly car gatherings open to all years, makes, and models. It’s a relaxed format and a chance to share your car with a wide variety of people.


Three 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
  • Bill Smith Best Amateur Restoration Award: Selected by a panel of judges
  • President’s Choice: Selected by our BOD president Hank Hallowell

Cruise-In Details

Each registered vehicle can take advantage of:

  • Free registration
  • One complimentary museum admission ticket per vehicle
  • Museum members receive discounted admission to the museum
  • Breakfast and lunch selections can be purchased onsite during the day

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 info@aacamuseum.org 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.

Registration Includes:

  • 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 1Senior Cars (CCCA, AACA, etc.) non-judged
Class 2Pre- 1929
Class 31930 – 1939
Class 41940 – 1949
Class 51950-1959
Class 61960 – 1969
Class 71970-1979
Class 81980-1989
Class 91990-1999
Class 102000 to Present
Class 11Trucks (stock) all years
Class 12Trucks (modified) all years
Class 13Motorcycles & Mopeds
Class 14Industrial (military, agricultural, etc.)
Class 15Street Rods
Class 16Modified | 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!

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