AACA celebrates 75th anniversary at Hershey Meet

It’s time for the annual Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Eastern Division National Fall Meet and Car Show in Hershey, Pa., Oct. 6-9. Hosted by the Hershey Region AACA, the event is billed as the largest flea market and car show of its kind in the world.

This year marks the AACA’s 75th Diamond Jubilee Anniversary as the Club continues the celebration with the Fall Meet located in the parking lots surrounding Hersheypark. The car corral and flea market will be open Oct. 6 to 9. The Car Show will occur on Saturday, Oct. 9, with judging to begin promptly at 10 a.m. There is no admission fee to the public for the Car Corral, Flea Market and Car Show.

Other activities during the week include an Old Time Movies showing on Oct. 7 and a Family Talent Show night on Oct. 8 — both at the Music Box Theatre in Hersheypark. Oct. 8 will showcase a Race Car Condition Run and Hughes Highwheeler Event at the Hersheypark Stadium. All events are open to the public and free of charge.

A Night at the Museum Gala and Auction is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 6 at the AACA Museum on Route 39. A program featuring master mechanics, including the museum’s Bill Warner, will be part of the festivities. Period era and gas station attire is welcome.

This year’s auction will feature “Pumps on Parade,” one-of-a-kind vintage gas pumps custom designed by six of the country’s most celebrated automotive artists: Roger Blanchard, Ken Eberts, Dan McCrary, Tony Sikorski, Sue Steele Thomas and David Snyder, who will display his paintings and prints in the upper-level rotunda.

An collector car auction from RM Auctions is scheduled for Oct. 7-8 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center.

For questions and further information about the event, contact AACA National Headquarters at 717-534-1910 or visit the AACA Hershey Region website, www.hersheyaaca.org, for a complete listing of events.

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