Heavenly Hershey: Pennsylvania Perfect for Parts Hunting

C ars will take over the land of chocolate Oct. 10-13 for the Hershey Region of the AACA’s Eastern Division National Fall Meet in Hershey, Pa.

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There’s a lot of tradition packed into the annual swap meet and car show, held in Hershey since 1954. Among those traditions is the annual poster created by artist Ken Eberts, founding member of the Automotive Fine Arts Society.

This year’s Hershey meet poster, titled “Suddenly it’s 1957,” features a batch of aged-to-perfection 50-year-olds: a fuel-injected Bel Air convertible, Plymouth Fury sport coupe, retractable Ford Skyliner and Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight sedan in front of a still-operating Chevrolet dealership on Chocolate Avenue in Hershey.

The three best-selling brands of cars of 1957 have been represented from the landmark year of car production.

“In actuality, Ford came number one in sales for the model year, and Plymouth dramatically increased their sales, but in the long run, the Chevy is the icon,” Eberts said of his composition.

Hershey contains parts for more than 1957 models, and while you’re searching for that 1907 Knox or 1972 Barracuda part, be sure to take in the smell of chocolate while enjoying sights of the world’s largest swap meet.

Don’t forget to stop by and spend a few minutes with the Old Cars Weekly staff at Fall Hershey spaces OAE 24-28 in the Orange Field and GBF 1-2 in the Green Field. Bring along your swap meet finds and you can enter for a chance to win our Swap Meet Showdown.

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