Bid on a Ride in a Tucker 48 at AACA’s Oct. 9 Night at the Museum; Event Will Honor Carlisle Events Founders

Hershey, PA — Just unveiled last week by the AACA Museum, Inc., is an opportunity to bid on a ride in a Tucker 48, one of the world’s rarest classic cars, during a live auction at the Oct. 9 Night at the Museum fundraiser. The event marks the start of the annual AACA Hershey Fall Meet Week activities that attract automotive enthusiasts from around the globe.

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Three lucky winners (and a guest of each) will go for a spin in one of the 47 Tucker 48s known to still exist — and the only one with an automatic transmission, Tucker #1026 — one of three Tuckers on display at the museum. See all auction items.

Bill Miller, Jr. and the late Chip Miller, founders of Carlisle Events, will receive the museum’s Automotive Heritage Award, honoring individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the car collecting hobby. Carlisle Events, started by the two Millers in 1974 for post-war collector cars, now welcomes more than 400,000 attendees annually.

This year’s fundraiser takes on a more relaxed demeanor with a less formal dress code and lower ticket prices than in past years. The event offers a family-style dinner, a silent auction and — new for 2019 — “professional interpretive actors” who will bring pieces of the museum’s collection, including the “Forest Gump bus,” a DeLorean DMC-12 and Whitney Houston’s limousine, to life.

Get full details on the event.