Category: AACA

Mustangs: Six Generations of America’s Favorite Pony Car – AACA

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There will be an exhibition entitled, Mustangs: Six Generations of America’s Favorite Pony Car at the AACA Museum in Hershey PA between May 18th and October 18th 2018.

Among the many exhibits will be the Mustang III Fastback Concept and the 1964 Home Office Special Order Prototype Mustang Convertible.

1964 Home Office Special Order Prototype Mustang Convertible with custom leather interior done as a design center “styling Exercise” per Henry Ford II.

Art Hyde, John Clor & Gale Halderman during their visit on May 18, 2018

More details can be found on the AACA Website

 

Tucker club merges with AACA Museum; “Clubs are not what they used to be” – Daniel Strohl Hemmings

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With just a fraction of its peak membership and dwindling engagement, The Tucker Automobile Club of America has reached an existential moment; the official partnership it announced this week with the AACA Museum proposes not only to save the club but also to serve as a prototype for other car clubs nearing their own ends.

Read Daniel Strohl’s article here on Hemmings, this may be the way of things for clubs and museums to thrive in the future?

 

 

 

Entire collection of pre-Model T Ford alphabet cars transferred to Piquette Plant museum – Daniel Strohl

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Early Fords move to the Piquette Plant museum

As part of the continued development of the old Ford Piquette Plant into a museum the entire collection of  letter number pre-Model T Fords are being moved in and put on display once they have been prepared . The collection belongs to Larry Porter and is known as the Alphabet Ford Collection and will be on loan for 5 years.

Read the rest of the article from Daniel Strohl at Hemmings

Photo courtesy AACA Museum.

Rob Ida’s Tucker Torpedo to debut at AACA Museum’s “Night at the Museum” – Hemmings Kurt Ernst

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Rob Ida’s Tucker Torpedo body. The wooden buck was based upon a 3D scan of the original scale model.

 Images courtesy Rob Ida unless otherwise noted.

Before there was a Tucker 48, there was a Tucker Torpedo. The boldly styled coupe, shaped by designer George Lawson, never progressed beyond a quarter-scale model, but that hasn’t stopped Rob Ida, his father Bob, and Sean Tucker, great-grandson of Preston Tucker, from building a full-size version. Read Kurt Ernst’s article here

 

Rob Ida’s Tucker Torpedo body
Tucker Torpedo