Hershey Autos Part #5
Here are a few of my favorites from my visit to the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
I apologize in advance for the quality and angle of some of the photos. I’m not a talented photographer to begin with — and the lighting and spacing of the vehicles really presented a challenge. I tried to keep the barriers out of the shots; but they really prevent you from better angles on some photographs.
Have a favorite memory of a car in your past? Talk about it in the comments section below!
If you are in the Hershey area, the museum is well worth a visit! I’ll be posting them in groups – to see more, just click the AACA tag at the end of this post 🙂
1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am Super Deluxe
(v8, 400 cid, 220 HP)
from the placard:
Though this is “un-restored” (as you can see from the various chips in the paint), it’s still in pretty great shape. I was curious as to how many actual miles it has, but I couldn’t get close enough to see the odometer and there wasn’t a museum volunteer around to ask at the time.
This car is documented as the first black/gold “Special Edition” built at Pontiac’s Van Nuys Plant; it was presented to Burt Reynolds as a gift. Pontiac gave the actor a new Trans Am every year for several years after the success of the “Smokey and the Bandit” movies. The car is un-restored.
1981 Pontiac Firebird Trans-Am Super Deluxe
(v8, 305 cid, 165 HP)
This is one of those cars that my Daddy warned me about riding in with boys 🙂
interesting tidbit from the placard:
This car is owned by Museum Volunteer, Deborah Sherwood. She purchased it new from Spangler Pontiac in Rossville, PA, just one year out of high school. It is all original, including the tires, with less than 13,000 miles on the odometer!
1969/2006 Chevrolet Camaro Super Speedster (v8, 540 cid, 700 HP)
from the placard:
Museum Loan: Courtesy of Scott Milestone (Bethesda, Maryland)
The 1969 Camaro is a legendary muscle car. Since day one it has also been a favorite among those who modify their vehicles for style and improved performance. Demand for this model is so hight that Dynacore Company reproduces a factory replica body , giving builders a blank canvas to work from. This vehicle is part of the Super Series of Camaros built by Baldwin Motion in Florida using an original “donor” car. This is a direct descendant of the famous Baldwin Chevrolet dealership located on Long Island, NY that was famous for building customer-specific street cars and drag racing vehicles during the 1960s & 1970s.
This car debuted at the Meguiars SEMA 2006 exhibit. It is fully customized with air conditioning, power doors, and motion-built engine with Kinsler Cross Ram fuel injection.
This particular car, unlike most of the other models in the museum, had no additional information displayed with it – simply a placard that read “1956 Cadillac”. Hmmm ….