October 4, 2017 -- The Eastern Division AACA National Fall Meet, which is held each year during the 1st full week in October, is one of the biggest and longest running gathering of classic cars, parts, and memorabilia in the country. Dubbed as the sweetest classic car event of the year, this combination car show, car corral, and swap meet, which began in 1955, brings together collectors and hobbyists from all across the United States, as well as many countries around the world. It consists of over 9,000 flea market spaces, over 1,000 car corral spaces, and approximately 1,500 show cars. The highlight of this event, the AACA judging on Saturday, culminates with a parade of classics. What a sight, as all these vintage automobiles roll out of Hershey Park.
To top off a weekend of classic car activities, RM Sotheby’s holds a two-day auction at the Hershey Lodge. The Hershey sale is known for its presentation of exceptional motor cars and strong emphasis on significant American marques. This year’s auction, consisted of approximately 270 veteran, Brass Era, and CCCA Classic automobiles, and as usual, their offering was show stopping. For example:
The Derro Collection, consisting of 12 classics, was offered at no reserve. Here were the top 5 sales in this group (all auction prices are Hammer Price):
Here are some of the other highlights of the auction, including a charity car, donated by Joseph and Margie Cassini. This car had a little something extra in the trunk: an undisclosed amount of cold, hard, cash, donated by Wayne Carini and Ralph Marano. Proceeds from this “Loot in the Boot” went to the AACA Library & Research Center.
Don't miss your opportunity to visit the AACA Museum in Hershey. From old bikes and buses to motorcycles and cars, everywhere you look is a piece of nostalgia. The museum regularly changes and updates their displays, with the newest addition being the Tucker Torpedo Prototype, to be revealed to the public for the first time October 4-10. It will be on view in the Cammack Tucker Gallery, which is home to the worlds largest collection of Tucker automobiles and related artifacts. If you can't visit the Cammack Tucker Gallery, here's our video of what we saw in this impressive display of "everything Tucker."
Here are some of the vintage cars at the museum.
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