Father’s Day Festivities at the AACA Museum

Plan to Join us for Father’s Day Weekend at the AACA Museum, Inc.!

June 15 & 16

  • Annual Museum Car Show
  • Car Corral | Flea Market Vendors | 2nd Chance Auction
  • Food Trucks | Hot Air Balloon Rides | Fun Activities

Tucker Get Together – With 2 Featured Programs & 2 Tuckers

Museum Car Show Image 2019

Saturday, June 15, 2019

The annual Museum Car Show is being expanded this year to include a 2nd Chance Auction, Car Corral, and a Vendor Flea Market.  All these options will be in full swing right here on the grounds surrounding AACA Museum, Inc.

We invite you to show a car (No, it doesn’t need to be a Tucker . . . ) All makes, models, and years of vehicles are welcome.  Studebaker will be a featured marque this year.

Vendor spots are available where you can sell collectible items, parts, or other items. Just bring your tables, tent, or sell out of the back of a vehicle.  If you have a car you would like to sell; we also have a Car Corral area.

Registration is easy and affordable, and you’re helping to keep motoring history alive through your support of these AACA Museum events.

More Information on the vehicle classes & awards>>

 

We also have a 2nd Chance Auction where donated or consigned items are auctioned, and proceeds go to support the AACA Museum, Inc. operations.    You can join the bidding, or donate items you no longer need to the Museum for the auction.  One person’s trash is another person’s treasure!

BUY – SELL – BID – DONATE – ENJOY THE DAY!

Register for the Car Show, Car Corral or a Vendor Spot>>

 

Other Outdoor Activities Include:

A special “Tucker Tent” on the grounds where the Tucker movie car will be on view throughout the day.   We’ll have information on Tucker Club Memberships and we hope to add a few mini-programs to that area.

Build a custom valve cover race car and race it against other participants. Practice all morning and be part of the Noon Competition.

Food Trucks will be onsite for you to enjoy breakfast, lunch, or a snack.  Food purchases are pay-as-you-go.

 

Here’s a timeline of activities for Saturday:

7:00 AM- 8:00 AM – Vendor Set-Up & Car Corral Car Arrival

8:00 AM- 10:00 AM- Car Show Vehicle Registration Begins – vehicles must arrive by 10:00 AM to be judged.

8:00 AM – Flea Market Vendors Open & Car Corral Open

8:00 AM- 10:30 PM – Auction Preview

9:30 AM – 11:30 PM – Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides

10:30 AM – Auction Begins

Noon – Valve Cover Races

Lunch – Food Trucks will be available here on the Museum grounds; lunch is on your own.

1:30 PM – Car Show Awards

3:00 – The History & Restoration of Tucker #1044 – Museum Lower Gallery

Featured Tucker Talk Programs

In June of 1947, Preston Tucker introduced the world to the Tucker automobile by unveiling the prototype, The Tin Goose.    The Tin Goose holds a special place in the history of Tucker Automobiles as the very first Tucker that was hand-built as the prototype.   Tucker automobiles are innovative in their design, technology, and safety features that were not available in other American cars at that time.  Tucker produced 50 production automobiles, along with the Tin Goose Prototype, of which 47 still exist today.   The Legacy of Preston Tucker lives on today through the Tucker Automobile Club of America here at the AACA Museum, Inc. and we’re excited to share these legendary automobiles and fantastic programs.     Don’t miss out!   Register to attend today!

Restoration of Tucker #1044Tucker Talk:  The Restoration of Tucker #1044

Saturday, June 15th  

3:00 – 4:00   Program, followed by questions & answers

Presenters:  Howard Kroplick, Rob Ida, Mark Lieberman, John Tucker, Jr., and Mike Tucker.

Tucker #1044 will be here on display, and we’ll even get to hear it run as part of the program.    The focus of the program will be on the history and restoration of Tucker #1044 just before its display at The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance celebrating the 70th Anniversary of Tucker.

TACA Members are FREE

AACA Museum Members – $15

General Public – $30 (includes AACA Museum admission + the program)

Seating is limited, and advance registration is required for this program.

 

Register Now>>

Tucker Talk Tin Goose Program

Tucker Talk: The Tin Goose

Sunday, June 16th

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM   Program followed by a question & answer session

Presented by:   Mark Lieberman & John Tucker, Jr.

The Tin Goose will be onsite at the Museum for this program!  Thank you to The Swigart Museum in Huntingdon.

 

In June of 1947, Preston Tucker introduced the world to the Tucker automobile by unveiling the prototype, The Tin Goose.    The Tin Goose holds a special place in the history of Tucker Automobiles as the very first Tucker that was hand-built as the prototype.   The Tin Goose was also innovative in its design, technology, and safety features that were not available in other American automobiles at that time.      Tucker produced 50 production automobiles, along with the Tin Goose Prototype, of which 47 still exist today.

Learn more about this fascinating car from Tucker historians Mark Lieberman and John Tucker, Jr. (great-grandson of Preston Tucker.)

 

Following the question and answers, feel free to continue to enjoy the AACA Museum galleries, or get a closer look at the Tin Goose.

Seating is limited, and advance registration is required for this program.

 

TACA Members are FREE

AACA Museum Members – $15

General Public – $30 (includes AACA Museum admission + the program)

Call us to register at 717-566-7100.

Register Now>>

Consider one of these options for a Father’s Day Gift Idea:

The AACA Museum Retail is has a great selection of unique gifts for Father’s Day.   They’re open daily from 10 AM – 5 PM or online at any time!

Fathers Day Gifts

Media Contact:

Nancy Gates

Director of Marketing & Communications

717-566-7100 ext. 123

NGates@AACAMuseum.org