Automotive enthusiasts will descend upon Hershey, Pennsylvania next week as the site of the annual Antique Automobile Club of America’s (AACA) Eastern Division Fall Meet. To coincide with the event, RM Auctions will return to Hershey Lodge for its annual Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey event – a featured highlight of the week and a popular fixture on the collector calendar.
Extended to two days – October 8th and 9th – and with close to 140 motor cars and over 450 lots of memorabilia on offer, this year’s RM Auction line-up is headlined by a magnificent series of historic Pierce-Arrows, including a rare 1918 Pierce-Arrow Model 66-A-4 Four Passenger Roadster; an impressive 1932 Pierce-Arrow Model 54 Convertible Sedan; and a multi award-winning 1934 Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow Coupe.
Other notable highlights include consignments from two important US collections – a series of motor cars from Cleveland, Ohio’s esteemed Crawford Auto Aviation Museum, a collection of the Western Reserve Historical Society, and over 400 lots of memorabilia from a prominent East Coast collector. Headlining the offering from the Crawford collection is a 1949 Belanger Special Indy Roadster, with some early Indianapolis racing history, and an extremely rare and desirable 1928 Front Wheel Drive Miller 91 Engine, arguably one of the most important Miller artifacts to come to market in decades.
The memorabilia collection also presents a range of exciting opportunities. Carefully amassed over the past two decades, the offering includes everything from rare and iconic original neon and porcelain signs, through to automotive badges, mascots, specially commissioned artworks and a plethora of automotive models and toys.
In addition, the auction will also feature a series of unique, individually customized pedal cars that have been handcrafted specially for the event, with proceeds from their sale supporting the AACA family. From a tiny replica of the iconic 1967 Shelby GT 500 to a miniature Commemorative Corvette, these tiny treasures are set to prove that sometimes the most interesting objects come in small packages.
RM’s Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey event will be held October 8th and 9th at the Hershey Lodge, West Chocolate Avenue & University Drive, Hershey, Pennsylvania. The preview will commence on Thursday, October 8th from 9am, with all the auction action getting underway from 2pm. On Friday, doors open at 9am with the auction commencing at 2pm.
As a prelude to the auction, RM will again team up with the AACA and the AACA Museum as the presenting sponsor of this year’s Night at the Museum event, to be held October 7th, 2009 at Hershey’s AACA Museum. With all proceeds supporting the AACA family, this gala fundraising evening – featuring an exclusive charity auction and guest presentation by renowned automotive journalist, David E. Davis Jr. – will be an engaging celebration of the automobile and the collecting hobby and a great start to this year’s Hershey Meet week.
For further information on the Vintage Motor Cars of Hershey event or to view RM’s digital Hershey catalog, please visit www.rmauctions.com or call RM at +1 519 352 4575.
[Source: RM Auctions]