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 Homeland Hospice and the AACA Museum, Inc. We would like to thank you for considering a purchase and we thank the various organizations and donors for their auction item donations.
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Penn State/Maryland Game Tickets for two, a signed pigskin + Tailgate Party Package
Will Penn State blowout Maryland on November 24th? Be there for the Senior Day game and Penn State Parents and Families Tailgate and get a football signed by Coach Franklin to boot. Donated by Penn State University.
The Tailgate Party Package for 30 people will include an appetizer, cold sandwich/wrap tray, a salad and dessert. The winner will have the option to upgrade the menu and increase the number at the winner’s expense. Donated by What If Restaurant in Hershey, PA
Photo Credit :news.psu.edu
Private Model T Driving Experience for Four
Enjoy your own private, exclusive Model T Driving Experience with three classmates of your choosing. You will spend approximately four hours with Museum Curator, Stan Sipko, and trained Museum Volunteers who will teach you the ins and outs of a Model T before you get behind the wheel yourself. Upon arrival, you will receive a folder filled with history on the Ford Model T and a visual representation of the vehicle you will be driving later in the course. After some instruction, you will receive driving lessons in a Model T. Following the class, you will be led to our Detail Shop where our Development Team will serve you lunch. Dates are subject to Curator’s availability. Must be 25 years or older at the time of purchase. Children are not permitted.
Tentative dates for 2019: Wed. June 26 | Sat. July 13 | Wed. July 17 | Sat. July 27 | Sat. Aug. 10 | Sat. Aug. 24 | Sat. Sept. 7| Sun. Sept. 15 | Sat. Oct. 19
Wednesday classes begin at 5:30 PM Saturday & Sunday classes begin at 8:00 AM
A Cigar Night to Remember for Ten
The Tobacco Company has Central Pennsylvania’s largest selection of premium cigars available in walk-in humidors. The winning bidder will be able to invite nine guests for a special evening of relaxation and cigar appreciation in one of The Tobacco Company’s lounges under the guidance of an expert staff member at their Harrisburg, PA location. Each of the ten will receive a specially-selected premium cigar paired with a glass of fine spirit to enjoy for the evening.
Donated by Greg Zimmerman, Owner, Tobacco Company Cigars.
The Tucker 1026 – A Keefer Fine Art Limited Edition Artwork
Jerry Keefer’s Fine Art Commissions are visually striking, telling the story of the car with simplicity and elegance. He creates them using a proprietary technique developed over many years. His palette is made up of the stories of the car, light, photos and more that results in a finished artwork that is a stunning visualization of the cars gloried history. This artwork becomes an heirloom to pass down for generations.
This specific piece is a limited edition depicting the Tucker #1026 and Tucker Dealership exhibit currently on display at the AACA Museum. It is a 30″x20″, printed on ChromaLuxe metal, framed and ready to display. It also comes with a Certificate of Authenticity certifying it as Edition 1 of 10. Value of the piece is $2400.
Donated by Jerry and Lori Keefer of Keefer Photography LLC.
Up, Up & Away in a Beautiful Balloon For Four
Get a birds eye view of Hershey Park, Chocolate World, expansive farmland, Hershey, Harrisburg and even some wildlife. Plan on spending 2 1/2 to 3 hours for your hot air balloon ride from start to finish. Flight time is approximately one hour. Your balloon ride begins on the ground, where you can help the crew assemble the balloon and take some time for pictures. Then climb aboard your balloon to set sail. U.S. Hot Air Balloon Team FAA approved pilots will launch your flight from the AACA Museum lawn. After your flight, you’ll return to your launch point in a comfortable air-conditioned van and be treated to a light snack and champagne toast. You’ll also receive an official flight certificate suitable for framing.
Donated by the U.S. Hot Air Balloon Team
Lance Miller Hosted Corvette Collection Tour and Dinner
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for you and one guest to visit Lance Miller’s fantastic collection of racing corvettes in Carlisle, PA. Lance will tour the winning bidder through his collection. Both of you will be his guests for dinner afterwards. Tour and dinner must be scheduled to coincide with any of the car shows at the Carlisle Fairground except for Corvettes at Carlisle.
Donated by Lance Miller.
Your Car on The Turntable in The AACA Museum Lobby
Imagine the thrill of having your car exhibited on AACA Museum’s turntable for three months! Located in the Main Lobby of the AACA Museum, Inc. just inside the front doors, your vehicle will be one of the first vehicles seen by every visitor to the Museum. A custom-made informative plaque with your name will be adjacent to your car.
Renowned automotive photographer Bill Bravo will capture the image of your car on the turntable and provide a framed photo for you to display in your home or garage. Dates subject to Museum availability.
Matted photographic portrait of your car donated by Bill Bravo.
Your Dinner Party for Ten at Home
Relax while entertaining in the comfort of your beautiful home with cocktails and dinner prepared by C&J Catering’s Executive Chef or Executive Sous Chef. The cocktail hour will be followed by a three course meal showcasing locally procured ingredients with complimentary red and white wine from Spring Gate Vineyard. The date and time will be determined by both the client and C& J Catering and must occur within a 75 ice radius of C&J Catering’s location in Middletown, PA in order to preserve the integrity of your dinner.
Donated by C&J Catering and Events.
Eagles Holiday Excursion in Philly for Two
Get in the holiday spirit at the Eagles/Texans Game on Sunday, December 23rd at the Linc in Philly. Seats are on the 50 yard line, Section 201, Row 4 (last row in the section). In addition to two tickets to the game, a parking pass for the VIP lot, Section H, is included for your convenience.
Is there an Eagles’ fan among your family members or friends? This item would be an excellent Christmas present. Included is a wine basket to complement your tailgate party.
Tickets and parking pass donated by Jeff Jones. Wine basket donated by Vicki and Dale Yingst.
Wine Lover’s Holiday for Two
Revel in comfort during your two night stay for two at the private Inn at Thorn Hill Vineyards, one hour north of Napa Valley. Champaign and cheese reception on arrival. A luxury suite with a living room, bath, king-size bedroom, and private patio and garden. This holiday includes one private dinner for two in the Tasting room with accompanying wines and a wine basket with a selection of Thorn Hill award-winning wines. The Inn is surrounded with over 1,000 acres of Vineyards and two volcanoes as well as the largest natural lake in California- “Clear Lake.” The Thorn Hill concierge service will assist you in setting up site visits to any of the 50 wineries in the area.
Donated by Thorn Hill Vineyards owners Jack and Amy Thorn who strongly suggest that only serious wine lovers bid on this package. All activities are based on wine; therefore non-wine people may not enjoy the visit.
Pony Cars + a Portrait of Your Car by Jim “JD” Orr
J.D. Orr’s vision mingles reality with the invention in two Mustang renderings.
Take home a framed 18″h x 24″w reproduction of original art piece. This work contains a dual Image of an original Mustang Shelby GT 350 along with an advanced vehicle study of a Mustang Shelby GT550.
The 2nd piece of art you will take home is an original rapid Prisma Color sketch, of a potential advanced vehicle study for Mustang’s Mach I series 2000X (x represents an experimental design that might be adopted at a future point in time.) Sized at 34”w x 14” H
J.D. Orr is an industrial designer, entrepreneur, educator and futurist who resides in Worthington, Ohio. JD served General Motors as the Executive Design Director of Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile and Cadillac, the Corporate Education Liaison Coordinator of Advanced Vehicle Operations, and the Director of World Car Vehicle Design at Opel in Russelsheim, Germany. He’s had an extensive career with General Motors in several Chief Designer and Special Assignment positions. Since his departure from General Motors, he has continued to advance and expand his career goals. His interest and passion is to work with young talent, and this has become his inspiration in life, as he is fiercely dedicated to “giving back” to a vocation that has given him so much. Now, his creativity is expressed in creating automotive art and teaching design.
He is available for custom commissioned pieces and can be reached at formations@columbus.RR.com or via phone 614-336-1944. His website is under construction and will be available soon.
Donated by J.D. Orr