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(Allentown) America On Wheels 

As of mid September...America On Wheels, the AACA Museum, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum and Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles will partner together with the Philadelphia Independence Visitor Center as destination ticket partners. Our new pass will be a Road Trip Connection! We created a one year pass for discount passes to all of our facilities. We will cross-market the opportunity which will also include a Kiosk listing, web & virtual box office presence, digital signage at the Philadelphia Visitor Center and share brochure distributions. The visitor center will also sell our passes. A press release will be issued shortly. AOW is looking forward to working with our new travel destination friends. We will also welcome additional destination spots to join us each year when we renew our Road Trip pass. 

(Boyertown) Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles
Discover rare and handsome vehicles you have never seen before and won't find anywhere else. Trace the history-making evolution of road transportation into tomorrow's high tech solutions; investigate engines, steering, lighting, and brake developments. See vehicles of all types: gas, steam, electric, horse drawn, high wheelers, safety bicycles and motorcycles. Enjoy the 100 beautiful color plates in the Gallery of the American Automobile by Clarence Hornung. Learn about the electric powered cars of tomorrow in an exhibit of more than one hundred years of EV development. Explore the region's vehicle building history. The names of "Fleetwood", "Duryea", "Daniels", and other early automotive giants will become a part of your lexicon. Shop for books, auto items and gifts in the Museum Store. 

(Hershey) Antique Auto Museum 

What was your first car? Do you have a dream car? You may find them at the AACA Museum. The Museum collection currently numbers over 150 vehicles, all of which have been donated. Exhibited vehicles are rotated regularly. At any given time, you can see 85-100 of these classic cars and trucks on display. Collection vehicles span almost a century of American motoring from the 1895 Chicago Motor Benton Harbor to a 1977 Chrysler Cordoba with “fine Corinthian leather” seats. You’ll also see trucks and special vehicles like a 1924 REO Funeral Hearse and a 1935 Autocar Atlantic Tank Truck, as well as rare vehicles like our four magnificent Stearns-Knights and a pair of 1917 Pierce Arrows that were “retired” to the museum after decades of use. 

(Huntingdon) William E. Swigart, Jr. Automobile Museum 

The William E. Swigart Automobile Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit museum dedicated to preserving the history of the American automobile. Our remarkable collections have existed for more than 85 years, beginning as a private passion of our founder W. Emmert Swigart. His son, William E. Swigart, Jr., fell under the spell of these wonderful machines and built up the collection to about 150 cars, of which 30 to 35 are on display at the museum at one time. Some are one-of-a-kind, such as the 1936 Duesenberg 12 cylinder Gentlemen’s Speedster, the 1920 Carroll, and the 1916 Scripps-Booth. The Swigart Museum is the only automobile museum in the country where visitors can see two Tuckers, the 1947 “Tin Goose” Prototype and #1013. The museum is accented with even more history. The automotive license plate and radiator emblem collections are believed to be the largest in the world. Automobile lights and horns, bicycles, toys, vintage clothing, and memorabilia are on display throughout the museum. And a gift shop stocked with automobile related products for young and old alike makes a visit to the William E. Swigart, Jr. Automobile Museum a uniquely entertaining and educational experience for all members of the family. The museum is open daily from Memorial Day weekend through the end of October. 

(Mechanicsburg) The Rolls-Royce Foundation's Research Library and Educational Museum 

The Rolls-Royce Foundation was started in 1978 as the RROC Foundation and in 1996 changed its name to Rolls-Royce Foundation. In March, 2001, the Rolls-Royce Foundation and the Foundation of the Rolls-Royce Ownership Club merged. The Rolls-Royce Foundation is listed as a publicly supported charitable organization in the Cumulative List of Organizations, Publication #78 as described in Section 170 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and as amended later. Gifts to the Rolls-Royce Foundation are classified as charitable contributions under Section 501 (c)(3) of the IRS code. Its East Coast Educational Museum and Research Library are open to the public by appointment. This facility is located at 191 Hempt Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050. A map showing routes to our facility can be viewed by clicking here (Acrobat Reader Required) We're also close to Hershey, Gettysburg and a host of other attractions in south central PA 

(Pittsburg) Frick's Car and Carriage Museum 

After the turn of the century, the development of the automobile profoundly changed American life. Here, at the Frick’s Car and Carriage Museum, visitors can travel back to the time of carriages, and see some of the first horseless carriages to have an impact on Pittsburgh. Henry Clay Frick’s 1914 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost touring car and Howard Heinz’s 1898 Panhard (reputed to be the first car in Pittsburgh) are both included in a display over 20 vintage automobiles which illustrate the story of Pittsburgh’s place in automotive history. An award-winning video, Pittsburgh and the Automobile, alternates throughout the day with a new short film, The Stanley Steamer. Through archival film, original footage and interviews, visitors are taken on a humorous and fascinating ride through the early years of automotive history. 

(York Springs) Eastern Museum of Motor Racing (EMMR)
Back in 1975, a small group of racing enthusiasts known as the Williams Grove Old Timers, gathered near Harrisburg, Pa. They shared a common interest in the early days of American motor racing and a desire to preserve the history of that bygone era. To serve this purpose, they immediately planned the construction of a public museum of racing history to be known as the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing. The museum is built on a wooded hillside overlooking the historic Latimore Valley Fairgrounds and Racetrack near York Springs, Pa. Along with establishing one the the premier racing museums in the country, the 40 acre fairgrounds and racetrack were also passionately restored to their original beauty. This creates an almost magical atmosphere that makes EMMR a "living museum". Several times each year EMMR holds public events where these historic cars are again brought to life and can be seen as they were meant to be seen ... On the Racetrack! 

(Beaver Falls) Blades Rod Shop 

The Ulanowicz Family hobby has evolved into a fully functioning street rod company known as Blades Rod Shop. We specialize in classic car restoration and customization, with focus on 1930's and 1940's Ford vehicles.The Blades Rod Shop team has 80 plus years of experience in the automotive industry. Commitment to high standards allows pride in every project. We invite you to visit our showroom at 2701 College Avenue, Beaver Falls PA, or check out our inventory online. 
(Pottstown) Pollock Auto Restoration 
Our standards must and will satisfy you. We will recommend the procedures and methods appropriate for restoring your Antique and Classic automobile to meet your specific needs. You can be assured that the entire project will be accomplished with full attention to the details you can't see, as well as the finish you can see. We know that your Antique and Classic Automobile is important to you. Whether you are the new or a long-term owner of your Special Interest automobile, you treat your car with utmost care and attention. When you entrust that car to a repair and restoration specialist, you want and expect them to give your car the same careful treatment as you would give it.