The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) advocates for and promotes antique cars and their aficionados. Throughout the year, it holds rallies and meets that include car shows, parades and educational programs. In 2010, the AACA held five of these events in Pennsylvania. These events took place in north-central Pennsylvania in the Shenango Valley Region, two in the eastern Hershey region, one in the north-central Susquehannock Region, and the annual meeting in Philadelphia. There are 41 chapters of the AACA in Pennsylvania, many of which have their own calendars of car show events, as do some individual promoters.
Lower Bucks Vintage Auto Show, Bensalem
In 2010, this car show marked its 28th year. It features classic cars from the 1900s including antiques and street rods. The organizers hand out trophies for the top 40 cars in a number of categories including originality, best of manufacturer, and best of show. The first 100 vehicles to arrive at the show also receive commemorative dashboard plaques.
Lower Bucks Vintage Auto Show Christian Life Center 3100 Galloway Rd. Bensalem PA 19020-2000 215-322-5433 buckscarclub.com
Fall Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet and Corral, Carlisle
More than 2,000 classic cars are shown at this annual event. The car show is enhanced with 102 acres of classic car memorabilia, parts and classic car related merchandise. With more than 90,000 attendees, this annual event is geared toward swapping of cars and related goods. The car corral portion of the show features classics that are for sale, and an auction is part of the buying and selling fun.
Fall Carlisle Collector Car Swap Meet and Corral Carlisle Events 1000 Bryn Mawr Rd. Carlisle, PA 17013 717-243-7855 carlisleevents.com
Corvettes for a Cure, Collegeville
This show has as many or more classic and vintage Corvettes as it does new ones. Awards are given for best of show, with top three prizes in each of 12 classes. A product raffle for more than $5,000 worth of Corvette-related products is also held, and food and auto related vendors round out the event. This show benefits the Delaware Valley chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Corvettes for a Cure Providence Town Center Route 29 and Arcola Rd. Collegeville, PA 19426 610-409-9047 corvettesforacure.com