Adopt-a-Car at the Swigart Museum

The Adopt-A-Car Program is a sentimental program at The William E. Swigart, Jr. Museum. The Adopt-A-Car Program began during the 2013 Season.  Many of our cars have been adopted – some of them 2 or 3 times!  A complete list of the current participants can be found below this text.


Everyone can participate in the Adopt-A-Car Program. The cost is $100.00 per year per vehicle, and the benefits are many!


You can Adopt-A-Car today. The term of adoption is one year. On the anniversary of the original adoption, you will receive notification, via e-mail or standard mail, and will be given the option to adopt the same car, or if you wish, you may select another car of your choice.


This program has many benefits for both you and the museum. By adopting a car you will help us maintain the vehicle. The money will help us pay insurance, make necessary repairs, and provides preventative maintenance. You may even decide to nickname "your" car. We know many parents who have nicknamed their car(s) -- Vicky, Matilda, etc.; this will be a secret between you and your car. We hope by having a connection with a car you will feel part of the Swigart Museum family. We believe our museum is one of the best in the country; it is the oldest. By participating in the Adopt-A-Car Program you will help to make our museum even better.


    1) Free, unlimited admission to the museum for the adoptive parents during the adoption term.
    2) Your name (s) and home town will be posted on the sign in front of the car in the museum, in the storage areas, and on our website. This will give you recognition for your interest and contribution to the program.
    3) Your participation can also be "in memory of" or "in honor of" anyone you choose.
    4) You will have the satisfaction of knowing you are helping to care for, maintain, and support a special antique or classic car. Our visitors, both young and old, are amazed at the cars, memorabilia, bicycles, toys, and artwork that are housed in our buildings and hopefully that will make you proud to be part of our organization.

If you would like to Adopt-A-Car or have any additional questions or comments, please call the museum office at 814-643-2024.

You may for an Adopt-A-Car form.

Thank you for supporting the Adopt-A-Car Program.

The Museum would like to acknowledge 2015-2016 participants in our Adopt-A-Car Program

1903 Oldsmobile Curved Dash Patricia B. Trefz Swigart

In Memory of:
• Gary Hoonsbeen •
by Steve and Blanche Gordon
1904 Franklin 4-CylinderMichael J. Barrett
1905 Rambler Surrey Type One Phil and Susan Scott
1908 Maxwell Model "AA"In Memory of:
• Charlotte Tosch •
by Steve and Blanche Gordon
1908 International 1-E Donald and Carol Barlupon
1908 Studebaker Electric "Tommy"Dr. Peter Zubritsky
1910 Buick Model 17In Memory of:
• Sterling Walsh •
by Steve and Blanche Gordon
1911 Sears Roadster Model KMarge and Robert Cutright

Arthur and Vicki Bolton
1913 Ford Model TMark Thomas
1913 Chevrolet Baby Grand

In Honor of:
• Chuck Steffensen •
• Richard Mann •
by Steve and Blanche Gordon

1915 Grant Model MIn Memory of:
• George Ducan Grant •
• founder of Grant Motor Company •
by the James Grant Family
1916 Scripps-Booth Model DIn Memory of:
• Harold Coker •
by Steve and Blanche Gordon
1919 Brewster Town CarJohn and Janice Nikodym
1921 Ford Model TIn Memory of:
• Jim Phillips •
by Michael Schroder

In Memory of:
• Lee Pierce •
by Steve and Blance Gordon
1927 Marmon PhaetonIn Memory of:
• Larry Bailey •
by Steve and Blanche Gordon
1929 Duesenberg Victoria
"Vickie" Long Wheel Base
Sue McElwee
1930 Franklin Model 145Michael J. Barrett
1931 Ford Model AIn Memory of:
• Jim Phillips •
by Michael Schroder

In Memory of:
• Fred "Andy" Huntsman •
by Christy and Greg Billett
1932 Plymouth PB CPE In Memory of:
• Louis & Caroline Doane •
by Amy David
1938 Bantam RoadsterMichael and Murray Shears
1939 Simplex ServicycleSteve and Blanche Gordon
1940 CadillacSteve and Blanche Gordon
1947 Tucker "Tin Goose"Zane Snyder

Frank and Jean Schneider

In Memory of:
• Alfonse "Papa" DiPetrillo Jr. •
by Shannon Simoneau

In Honor of:
• Jaegger, Gregory Jr., Jaedylan Billett •
by Christy and Greg Billett
1948 Tucker #1013 Colin Williamson

In Memory of:
• Patti Williamson •
by Steve and Blanche Gordon
1950 Dodge Coronet D-34In Memory of:
• Tom Magliozzi •
by Steve and Blanche Gordon
1952 Verrill Wolf WagonIn Memory of:
• Harry G. Trefz •
by Catherine Eshenour
1955 Chrysler Windsor Deluxe SedanWilliam Lape
1959 Ford ThunderbirdValerie Green

Steve and Blanche Gordon
1960 Fiat JollyEarl and Linda Eby
1960 Volkswagon Beetle
"Herbie the Love Bug"
Sarah Kate Keppen
1981 Delorean DMC-12Zane Snyder


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

Visiting Hours:

The Museum is open daily, Memorial Day weekend through October 31.
    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 6:00p
    Saturday: 10:00a until 5:00p
    * Hours Subject To Change

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