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William H. Smith Museum Fellows Award Winners Announced

Hershey, PA – The AACA Museum was created as a grassroots project that involved many different people and organizations. That formula built a world-class museum and continues to serve us well as we move forward. There is one person who can rightfully claim to be the “Father of the Museum,” Mr....

Fall Carlisle auction sees $3.6 million in sales

Annual Fall Offering Hosted the Rare, Unique and Collectible as over 250 Consignments Sold   CARLISLE, PA – The Carlisle Expo Center was packed for two days (October 3-4) for the Fall auction and the team at Carlisle Auctions delivered once more! With a bidder total that exceeded last fall’s registration and...

RM Auctions sees $15.5 million cross the block in Hershey

  HERSHEY, Pennsylvania – This past week, RM Auctions, a division of RM Sotheby’s Group, achieved strong results for the auction house’s 13th annual Hershey sale, generating $15,569,594 with 97 percent of all lots sold. Held during the world-renowned Antique Automobile Club of America’s (AACA) Eastern Division Fall Meet, the two-evening auction...

AACA Museum helping teens drive safely

  Hershey, Pa. – Research says 16- and 17-year-old drivers are nine times more likely than adults to be involved in an automobile crash – and six times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash. To combat those sobering statistics, The AACA Museum, Inc., near Hershey, Pa., will host...

The Elegance at Hershey on Hiatus for 2020

  According to a letter posted on the Elegance at Hershey’s Facebook page, the annual concours will not be returning for 2020. For nine years, the Elegance has been held at the Hotel Hershey in Hershey, Pa., to help fund charities such as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Antique Automobile...

ACD Automobile Museum welcomes 1927 Duesenberg prototype

The 1927 Duesenberg Model Y Phaeton is believed to be the only surviving example of the prototypes developed during this time.   AUBURN, IN – The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum has received an extremely rare 1927 Duesenberg Model Y Prototype on a two-year loan. The one-of-a-kind automobile comes to the...

2019 Des Moines Concours names 1917 Brewster-Knight Best of Show

DES MOINES, IOWA – The Des Moines Concours d’Elegance to benefit Children’s Cancer Connection awarded Best of Show to a 1917 Brewster-Knight Model 41 Single Enclosed Drive on Sunday, September 8, 2019. The car led a field of more than 170 vehicles that included two 1970 Plymouth Superbirds (one fully restored and...

Taj Ma Garaj Collection garners $5.7 million in sales

  RM Sotheby’s – On September 28th, RM Sotheby’s held a sale in Dayton, Ohio, where the renowned Taj Ma Garaj Collection was offered in an absolute auction. The collection, which featured 32 rare Porsche and Volkswagen motor vehicles and 356 lots of memorabilia, totaled $5.7 million in sales with nearly...

The Frank Karabetsos Collection – Mecum Chicago

Mecum’s Chicago Auction October 24-26 Like many classic car collectors, Frank Karabetsos of Sugar Grove, Illinois, has a love for cars that started long before he could drive. His affinity for convertibles began in high school with his purchase of a 1961 Chevrolet Impala SS Convertible with a 348 Tri-Power and...