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Our 1920 Carroll Car at The Elegance at Hershey
While at The Elegance at Hershey featuring the world's finest collector vintage and antique cars, the 1920 Carroll won a 2nd Place Junior Judges Choice Award, by the Hagerty Youth Judging. Due to inclement weather the Elegance was closed early in the afternoon.
This car was built by Charles F. Carroll, founder of the Carroll Automobile Company in Loraine, Ohio. Although Mr. Carroll built 200 cars from 1920 to 1922 this 1920 Carroll was kept as his personal car, which was purchased by William E. Swigart, Jr. directly from the Carroll family in 1967, and it is believed to be the only one in existence today.
It features a non-detachable California style top, and an aluminum body, and disk wheels. This car also incorporates the use of brass, nickel and chrome on features such as the head lamps, bumpers, and radiator. A unique feature of the Carroll Touring is that the radiator sits behind the front axle.
Thanks to the hard work of the students at the Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA the Carroll car takes a test run around the parking lot at the college.
Come Experience Automotive History at The Swigart Museum
Founded in 1920, The Swigart Museum is the oldest automobile museum in the United States and is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and celebration of the automobile and memorabilia.
Make your plans today to come and learn about the historical significance of the automobile and see our wonderful displays, where you will see many one-of-a-kind automobiles.
The William E. Swigart, Jr. Automobile Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit museum dedicated to the preservation and history of the American automobile history. Our remarkable collections have existed for more than 98 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 side-by-side, 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. In addition, 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.
"We Hope To See You Down The Road."
The Swigart Museum's 1908 Studebaker Electric won the Amelia Island Award at the Amelia Island Elegance on Saturday March 10, 2018. The students from the Pennsylvania College of Technology worked on the car and got it running for the first time in 25 years and were there to help us accept the award. The driver, Luke Miller, of the Studebaker Electric is one of the students from the college that worked it.
The Studebaker arriving at the judges stand at Amelia Island
Pictured left to right, Pat Swigart, Student, Luke Miller, and Marjorie Cutright in our 1908 Studebaker Electric 12 Passenger Congressional Bus.
The 2018 Amelia Award presented to Swigart Museum at the Elegance Amelia Island
Please Adopt Me!
Adopt Your Favorite Museum Car
Adopt-A-Car, is a new program at The Swigart Museum. If you especially like a specific car in the collection this is your opportunity to adopt that car for one year. Your name will be placed on the stand in front of the car for all to see and admire, not to mention bragging rights. The yearly fee is $100.00. With this program, you will not only help to defer the financial responsibility we have with each car (insurance, care, maintenance), but we hope it will give you the feeling of being part of the museum and its collections.
For a complete list of this year's participants, please
Please call Marge Cutright at the museum office at 814.643.2024 To Adopt-Your-Car!
The 49th Swigart Meet is Saturday August 11th, 2018
William E. Swigart, Jr. Automobile Museum
12031 William Penn Highway (Physical)
PO Box 214 (Mailing)
Huntingdon, PA 16652
814.643.0885 - Telephone
814.643.2857 - Fax
Business Office 814.643.2024
The Museum is open daily, May 26th through October 31st.
Sunday: 10:00a until 5:00p
Monday: 10:00a until 5:00p
Tuesday: 10:00a until 5:00p
Wednesday: 10:00a until 5:00p
Thursday: 10:00a until 5:00p
Friday: 10:00a until 5:00p
Saturday: 9:00a until 5:00p
* Weekends only after Oct. 14th
The 2018 Swigart Meet will be held August 11th,2018