Hershey, PA (September 28, 2015) – The featured talent and entertainment at the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum’s TorqToberFest will only be out shined by the impressive automobiles on display. Prepare to be awed by the hidden jewels of the Museum’s “super secret storage collections building” coupled with a variety of craft beers, local wines, home-style food and fantastic entertainers all three nights. The buffet style menus will have a different theme each night (American, Italian, and German), available from 5-9 PM with live entertainment starting at 6 PM.
Opening night, Wednesday, October 7, Jazz Me will delight guests with the music genre their name implies. The four-man group offers an escape from the sure to be hectic Meet Week events of the day with their soothing rhythm and blues tunes.
See and hear the band: http://www.jazzmeband.com/
The Hello Strangers describe their sound as, “Austin-influenced, rural-Pennsylvanian, indie sister-folk”, and they’ll be bringing that style with them for TorqToberFest on Thursday, October 8. Their unique music will fill up the Secret Storage Building and complement the unique cars within. To hear the sisters: http://www.thehellostrangers.com/
Mr. B Entertainment will spin us out as our DJ on TorqToberFest’s final night, Friday, October 9. Attendees will have the chance to use the photo booth all three nights of the event. Each night of TorqToberFest will be filled with automobiles and entertainment, complete with the photos so you can take the memories home. Check out Mr. B: http://www.mrbentertainment.net/
There will be plenty of good wine and brews to go round at TorqToberFest, thanks to our partners. Wilsbach Distributors are the cultivators of a plentiful beer garden for TorqToberFest along with craft brews from Snitz Creek Brewery and Raven Beer. Featured wineries include: Adams Vintners Craft Winery, Cassel Vineyards of Hershey, CrossWinds Winery at Hershey and Spring Gate Vineyard.
Check out the plethora of items our Silent Auction has to offer! The auction items will be available for bidding daily during meet week until 8:00 p.m., October 9th. See some auction highlights:
For the full list of the items up for auction visit https://www.aacamuseum.org/events/torqtoberfest-october-7-8-9/silent-auction/
The Museum will also feature a variety of automotive art, in the upper level rotunda and in the entry gallery. Autos In Acrylics by Dan Reed will be featured this year in the entry gallery. The Upper rotunda will include works by: Bill Bravo, Joe Pepitone, Jonathan Reed, Michael Irvine and Mark Watts. These artists have all donated to our silent auction and will be on site to talk with guests about their individual work and they will have pieces available for purchase. The AACA Museum will also be featuring a Steampunk art display as a preview for a more fully developed exhibit coming next summer. Enjoy the wonderful art and consider taking a piece home!
The AACA Museum is open until 9 PM each night of TorqToberFest, October 7-9. Museum exhibits to see include: A Family Affair: Station Wagons and Motorbikes for the Masses, Autos in Acrylics is an automotive fine art exhibit by Dan Reed, and a Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Tribute Car. Entrance to both the “Super Secret Storage Building” and the Museum are included with the purchase of a TorqToberFest ticket. Purchase tickets for one night or two for $45.00 per night, per person. A three-day pass is the best deal to experience all of TorqToberFest at $120.00. For tickets or more information, visit https://www.aacamuseum.org/events/torqtoberfest-october-7-8-9/
or call the ticket counter, 717-566-7100 x100.
A huge thank you to all our generous sponsors for this TorqToberFest event:
Presenting Sponsor: RM Sotheby’s
Venue Sponsor: National Parts Depot
Beer Stein Sponsor: Automotive Appraisal Group
Platinum Sponsors: Benecard & NVA, JC Taylor
Gold Sponsor: Freysinger Buick GMC
Table Gear Sponsor: Prueitt Automotive Restoration
Silver Sponsors: Heacock Classic Collector Car Insurance, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts, Hyman Limited, Librandi’s, and Norm Hutton Racing
About the AACA Museum
The AACA Museum, a Smithsonan Affiliate, displays beautifully restored automobiles, buses and motorcycles in unique life-like scenes representing the 1890s – 1980s in a cross-country journey from New York to San Francisco. This Museum, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is known to be one of the largest automotive museums. Special exhibits change several times a year and focus on a variety of eras and types of vehicles. The Museum is in South Hanover Township, located just off Route 39, one mile west of Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, Pennsylvania. Regular admission $12, seniors age 61 and older $11, juniors age 4-12 $9, children age 3 and under and AACA Members are FREE. The Museum is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. New for 2015, the AACA Museum will be open from 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM on the first Thursday of each month through November and will offer a special program. For further information, please call 717-566-7100 or visit www.AACAMuseum.org.