The William E. Swigart Jr. Automobile Museum Meet

The 47th Swigart Museum Meet was held on the weekend of August 12th and 13th, 2016. Friends from many areas and several states arrived on Friday evening at the Museum for an Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social.

Although rain was forecasted, Saturday morning was overcast but soon became sunny and warm when the cars began arriving and registering. The Kars and Koffee group was already on hand and added to the display of antique and classic cars. This year judging was left to the Meet registrants and they were only voting for the People's Choice Award.

Museum Park

Herb Detrich's ever-popular Orchestrion

Great Food and Fun Times

Alleghany Mountain member, Herb Detrich, brought his Orchestrion, for the enjoyment of all attending. There was a constant group of fans watching the musical wonder and movements of his amazing instrument; which was built by Mr. Detrich, himself.

As in the past, John Barley and his crew served a great, delicious lunch for all of the attendees.

Raffle Baskets were donated by some of the members of the Museum, the Museum Board members, and members from the Allegheny Mountain Region.

Our schedule was altered this year to accommodate the banquet's time change. The door prize and raffle basket drawings were moved to 2:00p. The People's Choice Award was presented to Don and Carol Barlup for their 1914 Pullman Model "G-44" touring car. It started to rain as the last prize winner's names were drawn. The rain rapidly ended the festivities outside and the remaining visitors quickly moved inside the museum. Although the rain was short-lived, most of the visitors had already left the Meet, so things were brought to a close for the afternoon.

The Meet Banquet, for the third year, was a Dinner Cruise, on the Princess, at Lake Raystown. As we all enjoyed a delicious meal of filled chicken breast, with all the trimmings, the Princess skimmed over the lake, as the sun shone brightly. After the meal, virtually everyone went topside to enjoy the evening air, on the deck of the Princess.

The People's Choice Award, 1914 Pullman Model "G-44" touring car, owned by Don and Carol Barlup.

The People's Choice Award, 1914 Pullman

Touring the Inside of the Museum

Many Makes and Models

Our Sunday Worship Service was cancelled due to illness, of our regular minister, John Fosbrink. He apologised and said, "I will be at the 2017 Meet, with bells on!"

As the weekend's festivities concluded, we wished everyone a safe trip home. We look forward to seeing all of our old and new friends at next year's Meet. The 48th Swigart Meet will be held, at Museum Park, on August 11th, 12th, and 13th of 2017. We hope to see you and your antique or classic car.

The Officers, Board of Directors, and staff of The William E. Swigart, Jr. Antique Automobile Museum gratefully acknowledge and thank all persons and organizations which helped to make the 47th Swigart Museum Meet a success. We appreciate your generosity and support.

The 49th Swigart Meet! August 10th, 11th, and 12th, 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

Daily 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 5:00p
    Saturday: 10:00a until 5:00p
    * Weekends only after Oct. 15th

The 2018 Swigart Meet will be held August 10th, 11th, and 12th 2018

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