Museum Car Show, Car Corral, Flea Market & 2nd Chance Automotive Parts Auction

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Main Event Sponsor:

Pennsylvania College of Technology Logo

Title Sponsors:

Hershey Abstract Settlement Services Inc Logo Interstate All Battery Center Logo
Winters Automotive Logo

Saturday, June 15, 2019
9 AM – 2 PM


We are looking forward to seeing YOU on the beautiful grounds of the AACA Museum, Inc., in Hershey, PA.   Join us for this fun-filled day of festivities including:



  • Car-Bus-Motorcycle Show where all makes, models, and years welcome!

  • Vendor booths – car parts, novelty items & more

  • 2nd Chance Auction with lots of automotive items up for bid

  • Car Corral with vehicles for sale by owner

  • Fun activities:

  • 50/50 drawing

  • Tethered hot air balloon rides

  • Entertainment

  • Valve Cover Racing

  • Tucker Talk:  The History & Restoration of Tucker #1044 (Inside @ 3:00)

  • Food Trucks . . . & More!

Car Corral &  Flea Market Vendor Spaces available!

The 2nd Chance Auction with automotive parts, tools, and other interesting items will begin at 10:30 AM. We are accepting donations of items for this auction so remember us as you work on your spring cleaning!

Register online now!





Use the links below to dowload a form to mail in with a check:

Event Sponsors:

Auto Locator Logo Select Collision Group
Grim's Rod & Custom Logo

Admission to the AACA Museum indoor exhibits is $12.50 for Adults, $11.50 for Seniors, $9.50 for Juniors

FREE Admission for children 3 & Under, Museum Members and AACA Members with their membership card

Each Car Registered for the show will receive one complimentary admission ticket.   Additional tickets may also be purchased for $10.00 per person when registering your car.   Note: These must be purchased in advance during your registration process.

Summer 2019 Featured Exhibits

Featured Museum Exhibits:   Studebaker Cool:  114 Years of Innovation  | Harley-Davidson:  History, Mythology, and Perceptions of America’s Motorcycle | Raymond Loewy Retrospective | Pontiac Oakland Vehicles from the Keystone State Region of the Pontiac Oakland Club.


Schedule of Events 2019

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 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

12:00 Noon – Valve Cover Racing Competition

1:30 PM – Car Show Awards

3:00 PM – Tucker Talk:  The History & Restoration of Tucker #1044

Tucker #1044 will be here and you’ll get to hear it run at this program!

Hot Air Balloon Tether


Family Fun Events:

Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides – Float up in the air while tethered to the ground for a glimpse of the town of Hershey and Hersheypark from above the trees.   Tethered rides will be available for $15 per person.  Hot Air Balloons are weather permitting and are not able to operate in windy or rainy conditions. Tethered hot air balloon rides will be available from 9:30 AM to 11:30 PM.


Valve Cover Racing

Unlimited practice until Racing Competition at 12:00 PM

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Valve Cover Racing: Sign up for the valve cover races!


Practice all day until noon – then race against other guests.

What’s a valve cover race?
Think Pine Wood derby for automotive enthusiasts. Take your favorite valve cover, add wheels, and go racing. Is a Buick straight 8 valve cover faster than a Chevy, Studebaker, Ford, Chrysler or flat head side cover? Bring yours to the Car Show and find out. If you do not have a valve cover to race, we have valve covers available to borrow! Ladies and Gentlemen, “START – YOUR -GRAVITY!!”

Valve Cover Racing Rules>>

Classes & Awards

Class 1| Car Club Senior Cars (CCCA, AACA, etc.)

NON-Judged Class, Participation Awards given.

Class 2| Pre 1929

Class 3| 1930-1939

Class 4| 1940-1949

Class 5| 1950-1959

Class 6| 1960-1969

Class 7 | 1970-1979

Class 8 | 1980-1989

Class 9 | 1990-1999

Class 10 | 2000 to Present

Class 11 | Trucks (stock)

Class 12 | Trucks (modified)

Class 13| Motorcycles & Mopeds

Class 14 | Industrial (military, agricultural, etc.)

Class 15 | Street Rods

Class 16 | Modified & Custom Cars

Class Award Sponsors:

Posies Rods And Customs Logo
M & S Auto Logo Librandis Chrome Logo
Old Gold Auto Shop J.D. Byrider Logo
Klick Lewis Logo

Special Awards:

AACA Museum, Inc. Award – all vehicles are eligible

Stoner Car Care Products Award – all vehicles are eligible

Popular Vote Award – all vehicles are eligible

Featured Exhibit Award – Studebaker vehicles

Best of Show – Chosen from among the winners of each Class

Food Trucks

Get Smoked Food Truck

All homemade, All the time! Serving up a rotating menu of authentic BBQ and unique flavors to the Central PA area.

Breakfast will be served from 9am to 10:30-11am (depending on the desire) and then they will switch over to lunch until 1pm.

See more on their Facebook Page>>

One person’s trash, is another person’s treasure!

As you begin your spring cleaning, consider donating items from your garage to the 2nd Chance Auction!

We’re asking for automotive related items such as tools, parts and automotive collectible items.  No tires, upholstered seats or window glass.

Give us a call to arrange for the drop-off of your items!

Auction Donation Form

Consider purchasing a space to sell your items or your vehicle!   Vendor & Car Corral spaces are available for just $15 – Register today!

Vendor & Car Corral Registration Form

Sat. June 15th at 3:00 PM

Tucker Talk:  The History & Restoration of Tucker #1044

Restoration of Tucker #1044This program will be held inside the Museum following the awards.    Join us and learn more about Preston Tucker and Tucker automobiles as you learn more about the history of this Tucker, and the recent restoration it went through to be ready for the Pebble Beach Concours and the 70th Anniversary Celebration of Tucker last year.       Registration is required for this program, learn more>>

Sun. June 16th @ 10:00 AM

Tucker Talk:  The Tin Goose Tucker Prototype

Tucker Talk Tin Goose Program

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.

Join us for this special Father’s Day program – learn more and register>>

Thank you to our event sponsors!

Sponsorship opportunities available!

  • Sponsor a class award
  • Showcase your business
  • Showcase a service
  • Provide items for the “goodie” bags – 250 pieces requested

We’re happy to talk with you on an individual basis and are open to connecting with new organizations who are interested in community involvement.

Connect with Jeff at 717-566-7100 ext. 102