For Hope & Heritage
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
We’re honored to be partnering with Homeland at Home Hospice raising funds to provide an array of quality healthcare services.
We’re thrilled to present this year’s AACA Museum Automotive Heritage Award to Mr. Gale Halderman! Halderman had a long career at Ford Motor Company where he held a variety of positions. Halderman was inducted into the Mustang Club of America’s Mustang Hall of Fame in 2004, and was presented with an Iacocca Award during the Mustang 50th Celebration in Charlotte, NC. Today, he and his family manage the Halderman Museum in his hometown of Tipp City, OH, and Gale remains active in Mustang club events and the Ford enthusiast community.
Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Admission: 5 PM – 10 PM
Attire: Business Professional
All guests will then be treated to a full reception in the main gallery of the AACA Museum, Inc. where a variety of beautiful vintage vehicles will be on display while guests enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. The reception will be followed by an elegant served dinner and presentation of awards where Gale Halderman will be honored as the recipient of the AACA Museum, Inc. Automotive Heritage Award. The program will be followed by a LIVE Auction presented by the Katz Family Foundation with many interesting items up for bid that are sure to capture your attention. Tickets to attend this year’s event will be at a cost of $150 per person. A VIP Reception option may also be added, check back soon for additional details.
In 2017, this award was presented racing icon Bobby Rahal. The AACA Museum, Inc. Automotive Heritage Award is designed to honor and provide public recognition for an individual(s) who made an exceptional contribution to the hobby by preserving antique automobiles and motorsports vehicles, exhibiting their vehicles, promoting the hobby, engaging in sustained, noteworthy activities that have positively impacted the hobby, and using his/her position in the hobby for philanthropy and service to others. The field of prospective honorees includes antique car and motorsports owners, writers, and employees of auto-related companies, such as car designers and people who provide governmental and social leadership to protect and promote antique auto and motorsports vehicle ownership and use.
We’re thrilled to have Gale Halderman as this year’s award recipient, especially during the year we’re presenting a featured exhibit on Six Generations of Mustangs. Ford Stylist Gale Halderman worked closely with then-division vice-president Lee Iacocca, his special projects manager Hal Sperlich and Ford studio chief Joe Oros to help create the design that defined the original Ford Mustang. Under direction from Oros, Halderman was asked to come up with design ideas overnight for a new sporty car concept, and the next day one of his six sketches was selected out of the two-dozen designs that were submitted. After penning Mustang’s now-iconic shape, Halderman was then tasked with leading the design team responsible for taking the 1965 Mustang from concept sketch to clay and from feasibility on through to production.
Halderman served as deign chief for the Ford Mustang for eight more years. Mustang design advances under Halderman’s leadership included the ’65 Mustang 2+2 Fastback, the ’67 SportsRoof and the ’71 Notchback and full Fastback designs. Later, Mr. Halderman oversaw the design development of the 1979 Fox Body (3rd generation) Mustang under design chief Jack Telnack. More on Gale Halderman>
|Guests arrive||5 PM|
|VIP Reception – To be determined||5 PM – 5:45 PM|
|Cocktails – Main Gallery||5 PM – 5:45 PM|
|Begin Seating for Dinner||6 PM|
|The Evening’s Program Begins:
|Event Concludes||10 PM|
NEW for 2017! The Night at the Museum event features a live auction with some unique and exciting products, services and experiences. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital and the AACA Museum, Inc.