A World Class Automotive Experience
As the seasons change, it’s the perfect time to enjoy some great indoor activities such as exploring museums. As a Smithsonian Affiliate, The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum in Hershey, PA is a great place to discover.
The lines between art and the automobile are strong, and arguably some of the most beautiful cars in the world come from Italy. “Amore della Strada,” translates to “Love of the Road” and the latest exhibit at the AACA Museum provides a sampling of Italy’s finest with a gathering of eighteen cars and seven motorcycles. Amore della Strada is available for viewing through April 22, 2017.
The AACA Museum is best known as the home of the Cammack Tucker Collection, the world’s largest collection of Tucker automobiles and artifacts. This permanent gallery displays three Tucker ’48 Automobiles, the factory test chassis, engineering drawings, experimental engines and more. A total of just 51 Tuckers were built by hand in Chicago, of which 47 still exist today.
Permanent exhibits allow you to cruise through time with a variety of cars, buses, motorcycles from the 1890s–1980s as themed galleries lead you through history decade by decade. Remember the days of the early drive-in movies, milkshakes at the local diner, route 66 and more. Special vehicles include Whitney Houston’s Rolls-Royce limousine and the bus from the award-winning movie “Forrest Gump.” Other featured vehicles on view into April include a 1964 Thunderbird that was part of the “Magic Skyway” attraction at the 1964–65 World’s Fair and the handmade replica 1948 Tucker built for the set of Frank Miller’s Sin City 2 by Robert Rodriguez.
The AACA Museum is open daily from 9 AM–5 PM. Visit AACAMuseum.org to learn more.