We were lucky enough to have a famous Herbie staying with us for a while! Meet Herbie #10: This Volkswagen is one of eleven original cars built by Walt Disney Studios for the first Herbie movie, The Love Bug. Of those eleven, only three of the cars are known to exist today. This particular car is… [Read More]
May 18 – October 14, 2018 The Williams-Clyne Gallery here at the AACA Museum, Inc. will be home to some fabulous Thunderbirds! Our friends at the International Thunderbird Club (ITC) are guest curating a display here at the Museum featuring a few of their favorite cars! During the course of the exhibit date, the… [Read More]
Most people associate the word “Hemi” with Mopar/Chrysler vehicles; however, there are many more vehicles that have a “Hemi” engine that might surprise you! The term “Hemi” refers to hemispherical combustion chambers – learn more about these robust engines and the vehicles they power.
Years ago, oil companies used road maps to promote their brands of fuel and to assist the traveling public. Billions of road maps were given out at gas and service stations. The “They gave me a Map!” exhibit, guest curated by the Road Map Collectors Association, harkens back to days gone by. The exhibit presents the artistry, destination images, and… [Read More]
Honoring a rich tradition For over 100 years, the Pennsylvania State Police has lived up to its motto of “Honor, Service, Integrity, Respect, Trust, Courage, Duty.” We’re proud of their commitment to protecting and serving Pennsylvanians and people visiting our Commonwealth. Their sacrifice and valor are highly regarded in our communities as Troopers patrol the… [Read More]
Whether young or old, a minibike placed the freedom and luxury of personal motorized transport into the hands of the rider. Used for recreation, sport, and transportation, the minibike put an indelible smile on the faces of a generation of postwar Americans. Let the AACA Museum take you on a walk through time that will show… [Read More]
This exhibit caters to the serious Mustang hobbyist as well as the general public, including a story-line of how the Mustang concept was developed along with some unusual models.
Highlighting stunning styling, flash, and fins, the Museum’s Williams-Clyne Gallery features DeSoto. The display, guest curated by the Colonial Chapter of the National DeSoto Club, features vintage vehicles, along with an array of DeSoto dealer promotional material, magazine advertisements, and memorabilia. From the beginning Chrysler Corporation introduced the DeSoto brand in 1928 to fill the… [Read More]
Original and unrestored, this car is one of 159 seven-passenger Touring Limiteds built for 1911 and is believed to be the only completely unrestored and original example known to exist. There have been four owners since the car was new with the most recent owner, Mr. Jack Rich of Pennsylvania, acquiring the vehicle as part… [Read More]
Get into the spirit of the holiday season. Join us for our annual celebration, Cars & Christmas! As the outside temperature falls, the Museum welcomes you indoors for warmth and merriment while visiting the Hershey, PA area. You can’t miss Sammy our 29 ft. snowplow when you arrive. Then come inside and enjoy dozens of… [Read More]
The Museum’s “Age of Aquarius” harkens back to the era of tie-dye and muscle cars. Times were changing. So were the vehicles manufactured and marketed from 1967 (the release of the Broadway musical Hair) through the mid-1970s. The “flower power” generation manifested itself vividly in the bold cars produced in Detroit and beyond. Celebrate a… [Read More]
This exhibit showcases the beauty and the glamour of the full-size American convertibles built from the immediate post-WWII years through 1976 when Cadillac produced what was then believed to be the last American convertible.
Four different Dodge Brothers vehicles are on view in the Williams-Clyne Gallery courtesy of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the Dodge Brothers Club. Dodge Brothers manufactured vehicles from 1914 – 1938 and the display will showcase the diversity of the various body types that were available. Styles included the early vehicles, commercial vehicles, and vehicles that would… [Read More]
Raymond Loewy: A Retrospective exhibit is on view in cooperation with Hagley Museum & Library located in Wilmington, Delaware and the Raymond Loewy Estate. Raymond Loewy, (November 5, 1893 – July 14, 1986) was a Franco-American industrial designer who achieved fame for the magnitude of his design efforts, across a variety of industries, over a long career. Born… [Read More]
“Studebaker Cool: 114 years of Innovation” will explore South Bend, Indiana’s contribution to wheeled transportation in the World. While the exhibit will discuss the Studebaker Brothers humble start as a wagon manufacturer helping settlers move across the American frontier in Studebaker built Conestoga wagons, we will primarily focus on the last 60 years of automobile production… [Read More]
Two DeLorean Motor Company’s (DMC) sportscars with brushed stainless steel bodies and signature gull-winged doors are on display at the Museum. The cars, along with the tumultuous life of the car’s founder, John DeLorean, became the stuff of big-screen legend and documentary drama. Knowing that $175 million was needed to develop and the motor company… [Read More]
Join us during the summer of 2019 for a remarkable journey on America’s Motorcycle! The story of Harley-Davidson serves as a parallel narrative of 20th century American culture and history. The company originated in the industrial age, was the eventual victor in a hard-fought business and racing struggle with rival Indian, and experienced low points as… [Read More]
The Keystone State Chapter of the Pontiac-Oakland Club International exhibit will feature several different types of these iconic GM brands over the next six months. From the early Oakland to the introduction of Pontiac through GM’s muscle car and “Wide Track” history. The exhibit will start by showcasing three different eras of the famous GTO!… [Read More]
The backdrop of this exhibit featured two buses from the Museum of Bus Transportation collection, the 1956 GM PD 4014 and the 1955 Flexible VL-100, both were in service during the 1950s and the 1960s. The display will be enhanced with dozens of images that will be provided by The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. Together this exhibit… [Read More]
In salute of Black History Month, The AACA Museum, Inc. presents a history of the pioneers in the African American community who contributed to the advancement of the automobile industry. These men and women laid the foundation for others to pursue careers in such fields as franchised car dealers, designers, custom car builders, race car… [Read More]
It is difficult to imagine, but by the time John and Horace Dodge introduced their own car to the public in 1914, they were already among the largest and most experienced automakers in the world. The two brothers were inseparable and started at an early age working and learning skills in their father’s machine shop,… [Read More]