2017 Hershey Classic Car Fall Meet


 

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.

 

 

Car Corral
1939 Buick, Asking: $59,900 1970 Shelby GT350 Convertible, Asking: $129,500 1969 Cougar, Asking: $24,500 1965 Volkswagen 23-Window Bus, Asking: $65,000 1958 Cadillac Convertible, Asking: $115,000 1955 Cadillac Die Valyrie, Asking: $395,000 1955 Cadillac Eldorado Biarittz, Asking: $72,500 1941 Buick Super Convertible, Asking: $59,900 1941 Studebaker, Asking: $19,500 1942 Desoto, Asking: $185,000 1948 Town Country, Asking: $99,000 1951 Hudson Hornet, Asking: $28,500 1956 Ford Crown Victoria, Asking $65,000 1957 Chevy Model 3600 Long Bed Step Side, Asking $55,000 1959 Ford Skyliner, Asking $125,000 1964 Mercury, Asking:$21,500 1965 Corvette, Asking: $57,000 1969 Camaro RS/SS, Asking: $62,500 1970 340 AAR Cuda, Asking: $105,000 1971 Boss 351, Asking: $68,000 1971 Mustang, Asking: $17,000 1941 Buick Super Eight, Asking: $17,000

 

 

Swap Meet

 

AACA Car Show
AACA Show Field 1957 Chevy Two Ten Wagon 1958 Pontiac Star Chief 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible 1948 Packard Custom 8 Convertible 1946 Ford Station Wagon 1934 Pierce-Arrow 1245 Convertible 1910 Ford Model T Touring 1969 Boss 302 Mustang 1930 Packard Phaeton 1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 1925 Rickenbacker D6 1953 Dodge Truck 1969 Boss 429 Mustang 1969 GTO Judge 1970 Buick GSX Stage 1 1970 Superbird Brass Era Cars C1 Corvettes Fire Trucks Tri-Fives 1956 Continental Mark II 1953 Buick Roadmaster Skylark Convertible 1941 Packard One Twenty Convertible 1932 Chrysler Roadster 1931 Studebaker Model 54 Roadster 1941 Packrd One Sixty Deluxe Convertible 1931 Marmon V-16 Convertible

 

 

RM Sotheby's Auction

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):

1933 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow Sold for $2,100,000 1935 Duesenberg Model J Cabriolet Sold for $1,350,000 1932 Duesenberg Model K Town Car Sold for $540,000 1941 Packrd Custom Super Eight One-Eighty Convertible Victoria Sold for $370,000 1957 Dual-Ghia Convertible Sold for $310,000

 

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.

1936 Cadillac V-16 Convertible Sedan Sold for $650,000 1930 Isotta Fraschini Tipo 8A 'Flying Star' Recreation Sold for $275,000 1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton Sold for $192,500 1929 Stearns-Knight J-8-90 Seven-Passenger Touring, Sold for $120,000 1935 Packard Twelve Sport Phaeton - High Bid, $445,000 1941 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe Sold for $100,000 1948 Nash Ambassador Suburban Sold for $115,000 1916 Pierce-Arrow Model 38 C-4 Five Passenger Touring Sold for $140,000 1929 Cadillac V-8 Sport Phaeton Sold for $100,000 1937 White Model 706 Yellowstone Park Bus Sold for $150,000 1931 Buick Series 90 Roadster Sold for $67,500 1948 Chrysler Town and Country Convertible Sold for $68,000 1955 Ford Thunderbird Sold for $32,000 1953 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Fiesta Sold for $120,000 1957 Oldsmobile Starfire Ninety-Eight Convertible Sold for $69,000 1933 Chrysler CL Imperial Dual-Windshield Phaeton - Hid Bid: $240,000 Charity Car: 1971 Fiat 850 Spider Sold for $22,000

 

A Walk Down Memory Lane

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.

1953 Studebaker Recreation Unveiling of Tucker Torperdo Prototype Tucker 1044 1913 Empire Touring 31 1915 Locomobile Model 38 Sport Roadster 1915 Packard 1-35 Twin Six Passenger Touring Early Model Corvettes

 

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