Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Event Times: 6:00 – 10:00 PM
Attire: Come as you are
Please join us for a festive evening at the AACA Museum! This year we are pleased to announce a new and exciting program that brings the Museum to life through the characters associated with some of the iconic vehicles in our collection. Professional interpretive actors will be matched with vehicles such as the “Forest Gump Bus,” Whitney Houston’s limousine and a DeLorean DMC-12 (Back to the Future).
This is our signature fundraising event, and we want to fill the Museum with people! To that end, we’ve reduced the price and made the program much less formal; people are encouraged to come as they are, straight from the Hershey fall meet fields if desired.
All guests will be treated to a full reception, either a VIP Reception with special guests Bill Miller, Jr. and Lance Miller of Carlisle Events or a regular reception in the galleries of the AACA Museum, Inc. Either way, you’ll enjoy a variety of beautiful vintage vehicles on display while savoring hors-d’oeuvres and cocktails. The reception is followed by a seated family style dinner and award presentation where Bill Miller, Jr. and the late Chip Miller will be honored as the recipients of the AACA Museum, Inc. Automotive Heritage Award. A Silent Auction will be available through the evening with many interesting items up for bid that are sure to capture your attention.
Tickets to attend this year’s event will be at the cost of $100 per person or an additional $50 to attend the VIP Reception with special guests Bill Miller, Jr. and Lance Miller.
AACA Museum, Inc. Automotive Heritage Award
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 present the 2019 AACA Museum Automotive Heritage Award to Bill Miller, Jr. & the late Chip Miller Founders of Carlisle Events.
When Chip Miller and Bill Miller together held their first car show at the Carlisle Fairgrounds in 1974, they never could have envisioned the growth and legacy of Carlisle Events. They began to transform the car show landscape creating a series of national-caliber events that touches almost every element of the hobby. Today, Carlisle Events hosts or is part of 12 events and four collector car auctions. Events have evolved from “cars in a field” to destination activities for individuals and families from around the world. In all, more than a half a million guests visit shows promoted by Carlisle Events annually. The spring show is the organization’s biggest draw of the year with nearly 100,000 enthusiasts converging on the region, and the Carlisle‐based events bring in $98 million annually to the local economy in Central Pennsylvania. Don’t miss this opportunity to honor them by attending this year’s event in support of all they have done for the automotive hobby.
This popular quartet has entertained audiences with their unique blend of singing and comedy since 1988. They have performed in more than 350 barbershop shows in addition to a broad spectrum of private and public events. They focus on having fun and making people laugh throughout their show.
Professional interpretive actors will be matched with vehicles such as the “Forest Gump Bus,” Whitney Houston’s limousine and a DeLorean DMC-12 (Back to the Future). These performers will bring the Museum to life as they portray some of your favorite movie and television characters!
C & J Catering will be providing an amazing array of culinary creations during the reception and dinner for all guests to enjoy. Click on the link below to see the complete menu details. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are included with your admission all evening.
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Night at the Museum is an annual event that takes place during the same week as the Eastern Division AACA National Fall Meet, a world-wide gathering of automotive enthusiasts. We invite you to join us here in Hershey, PA.