HERSHEY, PA (6/2/11).  Cruise back in time as the Antique Auto Museum at Hershey presents its 16th Annual Car Show on Saturday, June 25, 2011. It’s a day designed for car collectors, weekend cruisers, and people who just like cars.  This year’s Car Show will highlight antique and classic cars, street rods, motorcycles, even trucks and buses, all from 1986 and earlier.   Festivities will take place on the grounds surrounding the Antique Auto Museum at Hershey from 9 AM – 3 PM. The Car Show events are free to the public.  The Museum will be open from 9 AM – 5 PM, with the back garage open for a donation.  Regular Museum admission will apply.

The Car Show runs from 9 AM – 3 PM.  A cornerstone of the festivities, it’s a cruise-in style car show for “anything with wheels.”   Antique car rides will be available from Noon until 1:30 PM.  Food will be available all day, beginning at 9:00 AM.  A special hands-on program for kids will start at Noon.

Awards will be presented by class for a variety of “favorite cars” by a special judging panel, along with the Pinola Trophy for the best Cadillac, and recognition for AACA 1st Prize Winners.

Have you ever ridden in an Antique car?  Here’s your chance!  Several local collectors will be providing free rides in a variety of antique vehicles, including a 1931 Rolls Royce.  Rides will be available from Noon until 1:30 PM at the Museum entrance.

Last year over 200 vehicles were in attendance, so there will be lots to see both inside and outside the Museum.  Our featured exhibit “Leading the Pack:  100 Years of Indy Pace Cars” showcases more than a dozen Pace cars from over the years.  The Museum of Bus Transportation features some of the earliest examples of mass transportation and a timeline of transportation history and a current featured exhibit Buses and Baseball.  Buses and Baseball, features the All American Girls Professional Baseball League and the Negro Leagues Baseball Teams and the buses they rode on.

About the AACA Museum:

The Antique Automobile Club of America Museum, a member of the Smithsonian Institute Affiliations Program, displays beautifully restored automobiles, buses and motorcycles in unique life-like scenes representing the 1900’s – 1970’s in a cross-country journey from New York to San Francisco.  The AACA Museum, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is one of the nation’s newest and largest automotive museums.  Special exhibits change several times a year and focus on a variety of eras and types of vehicles.  The AACA Museum is located just off Route 39, one mile west of Hersheypark Drive in Hershey, Pennsylvania.  Regular admission $10, seniors age 61 and older $9, juniors age 4-12 $7, children age 3 and under are FREE.  The Museum is open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Extended hours July and August Monday – Friday until 6 PM.  For further information, please call 717-566-7100 or visit www.aacamuseum.org.