Lotus and the genius of Colin Chapman have been at the forefront of racing technology and automotive design since 1948. Colin Chapman’s philosophy of light weight and efficiency of design resulted in 7 Formula 1 World Championships as well as wins at Le Mans, and Indianapolis , saloon car racing and the World Rally Championship. Chapman’s mantras of simplification, light weight and the least amount of parts effectively deployed that went into his racing car design were directly translated into Lotus’ road cars and produced iconic machines such as the Seven, Elan, Esprit, and Elise. The rest of the automotive world are finally realizing that horsepower makes you fast in the straights, but light weight makes you faster everywhere – and more fuel efficient to boot!
This exhibit will feature a variety of Lotus models throughout that 60 year history.
Cars & Christmas is the annual holiday celebration at the AACA Museum. Decorations adorn the Museum on all levels with dozens of decorated holiday trees, several model train displays, specialty vehicles and more. We also encourage you to donate non-perishable food items or a new unwrapped toy for our food & toy drive so we can all share in giving to others during the holiday season.
From the early not-so-humble beginnings to present day, Dodge has held remained a company to be reckoned with. Through the Chrysler years with fins and muscle cars into the Daimler-Chrysler era and now part of Fiat S.p.A., Dodge continues to deliver exciting products for the populations of car buyers.
The AACA Museum is excited to continue our tradition of sharing great automotive art pieces with our guests with “Reflections” by Mark Watts. Mark captures the essence of reflective surfaces such as cars and water in his artwork. This exhibit runs from September 12 – October 19, 2014.
Jay currently resides in Allentown, Pennsylvania and grew up in Perkasie, Pennsylvania. Jay has worked as a photographer since the mid 80’s. Jay’s early influences into car culture were the New Hope car show and Vargo Dragway. The photography started with his first trip to Watkins Glen in 1971 and took off from there to become a profession. Car photography is just one aspect of what Jay does; he also enjoys doing still life and people as well.
February 1 - 28th 2014 Hershey is known year-round as The Sweetest Place on Earth but February is a special month with a town-wide celebration of all things chocolate. The AACA Museum has a 1920s gallery that depicts downtown Hershey in the 1920s. The Museum is also home to one of the rare Hershey’s Kissmobile Read More »
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January 24 – April 27, 2014 Even though this collection has left us, we still have new exhibits visiting us all the time! Whether it be Europe, Asia, here in America or anywhere in between, the world depends on mass-produced vehicles to make life convenient and comfortable. These vehicles and the factories that assemble them Read More »
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image credit to www.whitneyhouston.com NOTE: This vehicle is part of the AACA Museum permanent collection; however, it is currently not on view due to a large number of vehicles we currently have on loan from private collections for our featured summer exhibits. It will be available for view on dates when we offer a "Behind Read More »
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2013 Exhibit In 1935, officials at Allegheny Ludlum Steel Division and the Ford Motor Company collaborated on an experiment that resulted in the creation of stainless steel cars that would be a tribute to stainless steel, one of the most dynamic metals ever developed. Allegheny Ludlum, a pioneer producer of stainless steel, proposed the Read More »