Spring is in the air at the AACA Museum – New exhibits opening for spring 2024

Spring is in the air at the AACA Museum – New exhibits opening for spring 2024

As the days become longer and the buds start to flower, so does the yearning to hit the road and celebrate all things automotive. 

The AACA Museum understands that spring is a time of awakening that passion and is offering up four new exhibits.

Professional Vehicles: 100 Years of Service

May 18, 2024—Oct 20, 2024

Beginning in May 2024, the museum presents Professional Vehicles: 100 Years of Service spotlighting transportation alternatives that powered the efforts and determination of American service industries. For 100 years, specialized cars and trucks have been vital in protecting citizens, delivering on promises, chauffeuring VIPs, and even leading the way to final destinations.

The exhibit features an array of vehicles in four settings. The “riding-in-style” display includes famed businessman and former U.S. Vice President Nelson Rockefeller’s 1960 Imperial limousine and Whitney Houston’s personal Rolls Royce limo. The “protect-and-serve” display highlights several decades of emergency vehicles, and “moving en masse” highlights reliable people-moving buses. Finally, the “legacy and honor” display includes vintage funeral vehicles that conveyed loved ones to their final destinations.

Location: Throughout the Museum

Ollie’s Bang for the Buck Exhibit

May 18, 2024—Oct 20, 2024

The museum and Ollies Bargain Outlet have teamed up to present an exhibit focused on “Good Stuff Cheap.” The “Bang for the Buck” exhibit highlights great automotive deals. Pacers, Mavericks, and other affordable favorites showcase the good stuff.

Location: Throughout the Museum

Plymouth Showroom

May 18, 2024—Oct 20, 2024

A Plymouth exhibit is planned for the Williams-Clyne Showroom Gallery. The display, presented by the Plymouth Owners Club, features a 1936 Plymouth, P2,1939 Plymouth, Rumble Seat Convertible, and a 1954 Plymouth, Belvedere Convertible.

Location: Williams-Clyne Showroom

Husqvarna: “Get Your Husky On”

May 18, 2024—Oct 20, 2024

Husqvarna (Husky) Motorcycles has established itself among the most recognizable brands in the world of motorized vehicles. Husqvarna, a Swedish manufacturer of outdoor power products, has been involved in several industries over the years. It began with sewing machines and kitchen appliances in 1872 and introduced bicycles into its product line in 1896. Its first motorized bike debuted in 1903, and the legend of Husqvarna Motorcycles began.

The brand grew over the next 100 years, offering products including mopeds and scooters. Huskys racked up multiple victories and awards at various races. In 2013, Husqvarna Motorcycles was acquired by the KTM AG Group (Mattighofen, Austria). Today, Husqvarna is a prominent name in off-road motorcycles.

Three motorcycles on display beginning March 15th are a 1982 CR250, a 1985 CR250GP, and a 2003 SMR 630 Anniversary Racing Machine (# 1 of 100).

Location: Lower-Level Gallery

161 Museum Drive
Hershey, PA
717-566-7100
www.aacamuseum.org
Hours: 9 am – 5 pm

The AACA Museum, Inc. has been and remains an independent 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, not affiliated with the Antique Automobile Club of America.

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