Hershey, PA – The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum have paired two historic automobiles that are perfect together. The Most Awarded car in the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) and the Most Traveled Car in the AACA are currently on view together will be on display at the AACA Museum now through November 1, 2017.
The 1924 Ford Model T has the distinction of being the “Most Awarded” car in the history of the Antique Automobile Club of America. It is currently owned by Marshal Van Winkle of New Bern, NC since November of 1951. Mr. Van Winkle has been an AACA Member since October 23, 1953. This vehicle has received an unbelievable 165 Preservation Awards as of 2016, including a 50th Preservation award in Plantation, FL in 1992. It has also received a total of 9 Senior Grand Nationals as of 2016.
The 1911 Stevens Duryea Model AA Tourer has the designation as the “Most Traveled” car and was recently donated to the AACA Museum by AACA Members Jim & Arlene Adams of Jupiter, FL. Prior to Jim & Arlene Adams, this vehicle was owned by Morris Kunkle for 50 years – Mr. Kunkle was also an avid AACA Member. This car has participated in the following tours: 36 AACA Glidden Tours, 7 Red Rock Tours, and almost every Reliability Tour since 1970. In the summer of 2004, the Adams’ reportedly drove the Stevens Duryea over 2,000 miles without incident.
The AACA Museum strives to deliver a world class automotive experience and illustrate the historical evolution of the automobile, they’re excited to recognize the commitment of these owners to the automotive hobby along with these wonderful examples of early automobiles. These vehicles will be on display together now through November 1, 2017.
About the AACA Museum
The Antique Automobile Club of America Museum, a Smithsonian 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. The AACA Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For further information, please call 717-566-7100 or visit www.AACAMuseum.org.