Night at The Museum
Hershey Fall Meet Fundraiser
Larry Jewett - September 30, 2011 08:00 AM
The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Club, Library and Museum, along with RM Auctions, have again joined forces to host the fifth annual “Night at the Museum” event on Wednesday, October 5, 2011. This evening will feature friends and fellowship among enthusiasts as you enjoy an evening of fine cars, food, beverages, entertainment and more. Night at the Museum is a fitting kick-off to this year's AACA Eastern Division Hershey Fall Meet. meet, officials are expecting 1,250 antique cars and 9,000 flea-market spaces, as well as about 1,000 cars for sale in the car corral making Hershey a must visit destination for all automotive enthusiasts during the Fall Meet from October 5-8.
Guests visiting the AACA Museum will enjoy "Leading the Pack: 100 Years of Indy 500 Pace Cars," a special exhibit showcasing 23 automobiles including pace cars, race cars and pace car replicas. Guests will gaze upon a 1929 Stearns Knight Deluxe-H-8-90 Cab-Roadster, on special loan to the museum from October 2-7, 2011. This "one-of-one" luxury automobile features an eight-cylinder engine that is capable of speeds up to 110 miles per hour. It’s a special Hershey Week addition to the five other Sterns Knights that are part of the Museum collection. As always, guests will enjoy a cruise through time featuring vehicles from the early 1900s through the 1970s.
Entertainment for Night at the Museum will be provided by the rhythm & blues band Jazz Me and professional pianist Katie Rudolph. Automotive art displays will feature prominent artists: Dan McCrary, Dan Reed, David Snyder, Randy Owens, Tony Sikorski and Mark Watts. Strolling models wearing fashions from Mary Eileen's and M.E. Too, boutique shops for women in Hershey will be showcasing the latest fashions.
Car Guy Jonathan Klinger and the 1930 Ford Model A will make their way to the AACA Museum during the Night at the Museum event as a conclusion to his year-long trek. Klinger has driven the Model A every day for a year, tracking his progress via a blog at http://www.365DaysOfA.com. Jonathan will arrive at the Museum between 6:15 and 6:30 pm to conclude his tour and will be on hand for photos and to talk with guests throughout the evening.
Tickets for The Night at the Museum event are $125 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (717) 566-7100 ext. 113 or by visiting www.NightatTheMuseum.org. Additional information including a complete list of silent auction items, artist bios and other Meet Week festivities can also be found on the website.