Calling All Car Enthusiasts to the Eastern Division National Fall Meet Oct. 7-10, 2015
HERSHEY, PA – The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) and the Hershey Region AACA welcomes antique and collectible car enthusiasts from all over the world to Hershey, PA, for the Eastern Division Fall Meet, October 7 to 10, 2015. Over 700 volunteers from the Region work all year long for the benefit of old car enthusiasts around the world. Admission to the public is free. Visit our flea market with 9,000 vendor spaces, wander among the almost 1,300 collector cars on display and experience the Car Corral where 1,000 antique cars will be up for sale. The show attracts over 250,000 visitors each year. The show is open dawn to dusk, Wednesday through Saturday. All events are held on the grounds surrounding Hersheypark and the Giant Center. Old or young, male or female, hobbyist or admirer, owner or spectator – Hershey is for everyone! Over the four day show, you will be amazed by the size of the event, the cars you see, the people you meet and the memories you make!
Top 5 Reasons to Attend the AACA Eastern Fall Meet at Hershey:
- It’s the largest true antique car show in the world!
- FREE admission to spectators! (Parking fee charged by property owner.)
- Vintage race car demonstration!
- Over 9,000 flea market spaces!
- The largest collection of antique cars for sale in one location!
This year’s show theme is “The Era of Big Block High Performance Cars” and we will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Shelby. For more information and a complete schedule, visit the Hershey Region AACA website at www.hersheyaaca.org.
Don’t Miss These Highlights During Hershey Meet Week 2015:
AACA Library Yard Sale (October 6, 4-7 p.m., 501 W. Governor Rd., Hershey)
For the second year in a row, the AACA Library and Research Center will be holding its literature and collectibles sale. They will be selling duplicate items from their extensive collection, including sales literature, brochures, shop manuals, owner's manuals, books, etc. Check out a fun video created by the Library staff to advertise the event.
Flea Market (October 7-10, 7 a.m. – dusk, 550 Hersheypark Drive, Hershey)
Thousands of vendors converge on Hershey and take over almost every inch of ground surrounding Hersheypark and the Giant Center. Car parts, tires, gas pumps, collectibles, etc. – it’s all quite a site to see! Anything and everything you could want or need for your antique car and collections can be found among the tables and tents!
Torqtoberfest presented by RM Sotheby’s (October 7-9, 4-9 p.m., 161 Museum Dr., Hershey)
Join the fun with our new behind the scenes bash as we open up our super-secret storage building for the ultimate Meet Week party! Pricing includes themed foods – a different theme each night – craft beers, wine, sodas, entertainment, silent auction, access to the Museum and more! The perfect place for you and your friends or car clubs to gather during Meet Week in Hershey. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.TorqToberFest.com or call 717-566-7100 x100. All proceeds benefit the AACA Family: Club, Library & Museum.
RM Sotheby’s Collector Car Auction (October 8-9, Hershey Lodge, 325 University Dr.)A feature attraction of the AACA Eastern Division Fall Meet, RM Sotheby’s ninth annual Hershey sale will be held at Hershey Lodge and present an outstanding roster of 150 automobiles and select memorabilia. The October event follows RM’s strongest Hershey performance to date in 2014, which totaled more than $14 million in sales. The 2015 auction is set to build on this result, bringing two fascinating private collections to the podium, including the long hidden-away Richard Roy Estate Collection, and a selection of vehicles from the esteemed Harold Coker Collection.
For further information on the RM Sotheby’s Hershey sale or to view the complete list of entries, please visit www.rmsothebys.com or call +1 519 352 4575.
Vintage Race Car Conditioning Run & Hughes High-Wheeler Event
(October 9, 11 a.m., Hershey Stadium, 100 West Hersheypark Drive, Hershey)
The Race Car Conditioning Run is part of the ritual that is Hershey Meet Week. This year, there are 26 race cars registered for this unique event including oval track, sports cars, Indy cars and motorcycles. There is a 75 year history of race cars driving around the Hershey Stadium, starting with the midget car races during the depression. Today, Hershey is one of the only places where spectators still get to see these cars in action!
AACA Hershey Car Show (October 10, 7 a.m., field on N. Hockersville Rd. behind PA American Water, Hershey)
From Model T’s to muscle cars and everything in between, you’ll see all of them at the Hershey Car Show! Don’t miss the chance to walk among the rows and rows of almost 1,300 collector cars. At 12 p.m. in front of the Giant Center, Hershey Region AACA will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Shelby. Youth are invited to participate with Juniors at Hershey events, hands on wiring of automotive lighting, assembly of a mini bike and “Year of the Super Snake,” a historic depiction on how Carroll Shelby built the Cobra for racing. Free give-a-ways and treats for the kids.