Central Pennsylvania and the Hershey-Harrisburg region are a fabulous places for automotive events of all shapes and sizes!
Antique Automobile Club of America Eastern Division National Fall Meet in Hershey
Date: October 8-11, 2023
Time: All Day
Location: Parking Areas surrounding the Giant Center and Hersheypark
The Antique Automobile Club of America Eastern Division National Fall Meet in Hershey is the largest flea market and show in the world. Four days of events include:
FREE ADMISSION TO THE FLEA MARKET, CAR CORRAL, AND CAR SHOW EVENTS!
- FLEA MARKET: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and some on Friday. Vendors must be current members of AACA.
- CAR CORRAL: Tuesday through Friday. Antique Automobile Clube of America recognized vehicles, 25 years and older. Sellers must be current members of Antique Automobile Club of America.
- CAR SHOW: Friday only. Antique Automobile Club of America recognized vehicles, 25 years and older. Antique Automobile Club of America judged vehicles for awards recognition. Owners must be current members of Antique Automobile Club of America.
For additional information contact:
Hershey Region AACA / P O Box 305 / Hershey PA 17033-0305
For Museum Extended Hours and Special Exhibits, Visit our Meet Week Page>
Within a short drive of the AACA Museum, Inc. at Hershey
Eastern Museum of Motor Racing
The Eastern Museum of Motor Racing is a non-profit organization, founded in 1975, dedicated to the preservation of the great history of motor racing in America. EMMR honors significant people and vehicles of racings past and also the historic speedways and fairgrounds.
In 1982 the historic Latimore Valley Fairgrounds in York Springs, Pa. was purchased by EMMR and restored to its 1930’s appearance. In 1989 the first 8,000 square foot phase of the museum was opened overlooking the Fairgrounds. Since then the museum has grown twice to a current size of 14,000 square feet on two levels. In addition to housing an extensive collection of race vehicles, memorabilia and video displays, EMMR has an extensive research library and archives, and a bookstore and gift shop.
EMMR is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday, April – October, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. FREE ADMISSION!
For more info and the full EMMR schedule, please visit www.emmr.org
America On Wheels Museum
America On Wheels Museum showcases cars, trucks, motorcycles, and bicycles! New additions to our galleries—include a 1909 Marsh Metz Motorcycle once owned by actor Steve McQueen and a 1913 Harley Davidson Model 9-A with its unique handlebar-mounted acetylene gas tank used to illuminate the head and tail lights. The Bonneville Streamliner-which set land speed records at the Salt Flats is prominently displayed near the entrance. We are also displaying an array of muscle cars.
The museum is located in Allentown PA and offers fun-tastic educational programs for all children. Open Tuesday -Saturday 10 – 5 and Sundays Noon – 5 pm. Visit www.americaonwheels.org for info. It’s truly a trip worth taking.
The Rolls-Royce Foundation
The Rolls-Royce Foundation Museum Library and Research Center in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, is a non-profit organization and is situated adjacent to the Rolls-Royce Owner’s Club (RROC) headquarters in a large L-shaped building.
Currently, more than 20 Rolls-Royce and Bentley automobiles are on display ranging in age from a Springfield-built 1929 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Limousine with coachwork by Brewster, to a 1985 Silver Spirit 4-Door Saloon. Other vehicles include a fully-operational 1934 Phantom II chassis; 1936 20/25 Sports Saloon, Freestone & Webb; 1936 Phantom III Saloon, Hooper; 1946 Silver Wraith Saloon, Freestone & Webb; 1954 Phantom IV, Mulliner (on loan); 1958 Silver Cloud I 4-Door Saloon; a 1961 Phantom V, James Young; and a 1985 Silver Spur Saloon. Bentleys are there, too, including a 1958 S-1 4-Door Saloon and a stunning 1936 3.5-Litre Sedanca Coupe with coachwork by Hooper. Currently on display is a Phantom saloon space frame courtesy of Rolls-Royce Motorcars. It is constructed entirely of aluminum from forgings and extrusions and boasts over 450 feet of hand welds! It makes for quite an imposing site opposite the vintage Rolls-Royce and Bentley vehicles on display in the main salon. All of the vehicles currently on display (save for the Bentley racer and Rolls-Royce aluminum space frame) have been donated to the Foundation by generous individuals.
The 5,000 sq.ft. Facility located at 189 Hempt Road, houses an extensive collection of artwork and automobilia, a vast library, historical archives, and the organization’s offices in addition to the vehicles mentioned above. The RRF has an extensive collection of parts, memorabilia and Rolls-Royce and Bentley factory service records to aid in the research of a particular automobile, regardless of its age. Technical seminars are regularly given in the shop facility using actual factory engines and components with service training by noted experts. Check the website for details.
The RRF is a non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) organization. It is open to the public on Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. or other hours by appointment. Check out the RRF at 189 Hempt Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 717-795-9400, toll-free at 877-795-4050 or online at www.rollsroycefoundation.org
The Simeone Foundation Museum
Celebrating the Spirit of Competition
Do you like race cars and competition history? Then be sure to visit the new Simeone Foundation Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The collection begins in 1909 and spans the decades through the mid-1970s featuring magnificent, one-of-a-kind cars with incredible provenance and historical importance. Many of these cars are, one-of-a-kind cars, and many are in original, as raced-condition. Museum founder Dr. Frederick Simeone has graciously chosen to share his collection of vintage racing cars, a collection he has amassed over 50 years, with the public-at-large. The Simeone Foundation Museum is a 501c(3) non-profit organization and is open Tuesday through Sunday 10 am to 6 pm (closed Mondays). It is located at 6825-31 Norwich Drive in Philadelphia. Contact the museum at 215-365-7233 or on the web at www.SimeoneMuseum.org.
The Swigart Museum
America’s Oldest Automotive Museum
The Swigart Museum near Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, is considered to be America’s Oldest Automobile Museum and house about 30 or so cars at any given time along with a treasure trove of automobilia. The collection spans well over a century of automotive history and is comprised mainly of early automobiles. Vehicles are rotated periodically to keep displays fresh and a reason for regulars to continue to visit. Walls and shelves are lined with vintage toys, artwork, advertising, and countless radiator badges.
The centerpiece of the collection is a pair of Tuckers; #13, a superbly restored silver car used in the film “Tucker: The Man and His Dream” starring Jeff Bridges and the original red prototype known as the “Tin Goose.” The duo allows the inevitable comparison of production and prototype models that are rarely offered with any marque. Another movie car on display is “Herbie, The Love Bug,” a 1960 Volkswagen Beetle made famous in the film of the same name.
The museum is open Memorial Day through October, daily 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. and tour groups are welcome. Reservations can be made by calling 814-643-0885 and information is available on the website at www.swigartmuseum.com. About a one hour and forty-five-minute drive west of Harrisburg, the State Capitol, the Swigart is a leisurely drive along the Juniata River to a place back in time.
The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles
The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles is Pennsylvania’s Transportation History Museum. It houses dozens of automobiles, trucks, and motorcycles that were manufactured right here in Pennsylvania while the industry was still in its infancy. Prior to that time, the region produced multitudes of horse-drawn vehicles, of which many examples can be found at the Museum. It also houses two splendid examples of roadside architecture that grew up with motorized transportation – a 1938 Jerry O’Mahony Monarch model diner and a 1921 cottage-style Sunoco gas station, both fully restored.
The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles was established in 1965 by Paul and Erminie Hafer. Paul Hafer had a 57-year career of designing and building truck bodies at the Boyertown Auto Body Works, which was co-founded by his father B. Frank Hafer. He served for 21 years as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles.
- AACA Hershey Region
- Antique Automobile Club of America National Office
- Every Car Show
- Old Cars Weekly
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