This information is from our 2016 event
Our 2017 event is happening on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 from 5-10 PM
Night at the Museum Returns
with the Opening of the Rt. 66 Gallery
at the AACA Museum
September 20, 2016 (Hershey, PA) — An Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Family event, Night at the Museum presented by RM Sotheby’s returns during the AACA Eastern Division National Fall Meet 2016! Join us for a night of automobiles, food, entertainment, silent auction, and automotive artist gallery among the company of friends and enthusiasts on October 5 from 6PM – 10PM.
During the event we’ll be unveiling the new Route 66 gallery made possible by Hersha Hospitality Management, The Cammack Family, and Toni Rothman in honor of David S. G. Rothman. Highlighted in the gallery redesign are objects from the AACA Museum’s collection, including Native American artifacts from the Cammack Collection, authentic porcelain driving symbols, and neon signs beckoning drivers to rest or view artifacts from by-gone eras.
Night at the Museum is an event for antique automobile aficionados to gather and celebrate the hobby, as well as, for those simply looking for an enjoyable evening. The event’s menu, provided by JDK Catering, reflects the spirit of Rt. 66 with meals for “Desperados” and “Travelers. The entertainment includes award winning harpist, Mary-Kate Spring Lee, the Hershey High School Quartet, and the six time Harrisburg Magazine “Simply the Best” band, the Jazz Me Trio.
Automotive Artist Gallery
Located in the Upper Level Rotunda area and room adjacent to the Retail Store of the Museum, the artist display features:
Mark Watts, Bill Bravo & Bill Bravo Studios, HotRod Jen*,
Bob Paulding Craig Booth, & Dan Reed
*HotRod Jen will not be onsite, her work will be available for view and sale.
The Night at the Museum event features a silent auction with some unique and exciting products, services and experiences. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the AACA Library & Research center and the AACA Museum.
Another highlight of this year’s event will be A Collector Car Conversation with Wayne Carini, host of “Chasing Classic Cars” along with noted car collector Ralph Marano and moderated by Bill Warner, Founder and Chairman of the Ameilia Island Concours d’Elegance.
Meet the authors of Cuba’s Car Culture, Tom Cotter and Bill Warner. Cotter and Warner take readers on a whirlwind tour of all things automotive, beginning with Cuba’s pre-Castro car and racing history and bringing us up to today’s lost collector cars, street racing, and the challenges of keeping decades-old cars on the road. Purchase the book and have the author’s sign it in theAACA Museum retail store.
To order tickets visit: https://www.aacamuseum.org/events/night-at-the-museum/ or call the ticket counter: 717-566-7100 x100.
Other Fall Meet Week Activities
Special Extended Fall Meet Museum Hours:
Monday, Tuesday 9AM-8PM, Wednesday 9AM-2PM (Night at the Museum starts at 6PM), Thursday, Friday 9AM-9PM, Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 9AM-8PM
The Cammack Tucker Gallery, opened in October 2014, allows us to showcase the world’s largest collection of Tucker automobiles, engines and other memorabilia in one location. A few new displays have been added to this area for 2015. Special exhibits on display are: “Early-Off Roaders” showcasing vintage 4 x 4’s, “Mods vs. Rockers“, a motorcycle and scooter exhibit, and “Steampunk U“, featuring automotive parts transformed into art.
A new addition to the Meet Week festivities, Cars & Coffee is Thursday, October 6 and Friday,October 7 from 7:30 AM – 10 AM. With a suggested $5 donation for museum members and $10 donation for other guests, all will have access to our Super Secret Storage Building, where we store all the vehicles we can’t fit on the Museum floor. Donuts and coffee will be served. This event is made possible by our venue sponsor, National Parts Depot (NPD).
RM Sotheby’s, the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles, is thrilledto announce a pair of hugely important Duesenbergs, offered from more than 50 years of single-family ownership, as star attractions for its annual Hershey, Pennsylvania auction, October 6-7. The 2016 event represents RM’s 10th anniversary sale alongside the Antique Automobile Club of America’s renowned AACA Eastern Division National Fall Meet, again promising a fantastic showcase of automotive history and design.
Thank you to all our sponsors and those who continue to support the AACA Museum – we look forward to seeing you this year!
About RM Sotheby’s
RM Sotheby’s (formerly RM Auctions) is the world’s largest auction house for investment-quality automobiles. With more than 35 years’ experience in the collector car industry, RM’s vertically integrated range of services, from private treaty sales and auctions to estate planning, and financial services, coupled with an expert team of car specialists and an international footprint, provide an unsurpassed level of service to the global collector car market. As a company, RM Sotheby’s has established numerous auction benchmarks, and proudly holds five of the top ten all-time records for the most valuable motor cars sold at auction. In February 2015, RM formed a strategic partnership with Sotheby’s, uniting the two companies for the full calendar of future automobile auctions. For further information, visit www.rmsothebys.com.
About the AACA Eastern Division National Fall Meet
Each year the Hershey Region and the AACA welcome antique and classic car enthusiasts from all over the world to Hershey, PA for the Eastern Regional Fall Meet, October 5 to 8, 2016. The event features 9,000 vendor spaces and over 900 cars for sale in the Car Corral.