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Matchbox Car Show returns to AACA Museum

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HERSHEY, Pa. -- If you're a collector or fan of Matchbox cars then this is just the event for you. The Diecast Toy Exchange is hosting a Matchbox Collector's show at the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum (AACA) on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will allow visitors to add to or begin a Matchbox collection as all cars will be for sale.

Vendors will be showcasing toy cars from the entire history of Matchbox -- from the first car in the 1950s all the way through present day vehicles. Admission is just $5.

This Matchbox toy show is a top-notch collector's event where you are sure to see some rare collectibles as more than 40 of the best Matchbox dealers from the East Coast will be on hand with a half a million dollars worth of cars for visitors and enthusiasts to enjoy. Among the cars for sale will be a special limited edition Model A Hot Rod specifically decorated for this show and limited to 72 pieces.

Visitors will have the opportunity to admire the amazing detail put into these miniature cars which are approximately 1:64 scale models of full size cars. For those extremely eager collectors, an early admission plan to visit the vendor booths will be available from 7-9 a.m. for $20 per person. Special room rates are also available at the Country Inn and Suites nearby the AACA Museum by calling 717-566-3369 and asking for the Matchbox Show rate.

First time visitors and returning guests will be able to enjoy more than 100 full size antique cars, buses and motorcycles while at the AACA Museum. Their current featured exhibit is Leading the Pack: 100 years of Indy Pace and Race cars celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Indianapolis 500.

For further information, call 717-566-7100 or visit

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