The William E. Swigart Jr. Automobile Museum Meet

The 48th Swigart Museum Meet, Sponsored by the William E. Swigart, Jr. Automobile Museum and the Allegheny Mountain Region, AACA was held on the weekend of Friday and Saturday, August 11 and 12, 2017.

The festivities started with registration on Friday afternoon. Around dinner time the forecast rains arrived and continued until late evening. In fact there was one "monsoon" after another. The scheduled Old Fashion Ice Cream Social which is always held at the Museum was moved to the Mill Stone Manor Restaurant as they had the ice cream and all the "fixins" in their freezer. Since there was flooding in Huntingdon, some of the participants didn't make the trip down to the Museum of ice cream afraid that they may not be able to get back up to town to their motels. Although the numbers were down, we still had a good time reminiscing and just getting together.

Museum Park

Many Makes and Models Represented

Great Food and Fun Times

Saturday Forecast - Rain. Although the forecast did not look good, we were lucky since the rain held off until afternoon and the cars started to congregate. The Kars and Koffee group was already on hand and we had had about 60 cars on the field when all were registered. A number of new participants were on hand as a contingent of Volkswagens arrived.

As in the past, a delicious lunch was again prepared by John Barley and his crew.

Looking a little dark in the sky, the Basket Raffle was held. These were donated by some members of the Museum, Museum board members, and Allegheny Mountain Region members. The awards were announced and given out a little early. As the last prize winner's name was announced, the rain came. It was short-lived, but things came to an end rather quickly. The tradition of a tour on meet day was brought back with a tour to Big Valley. Some of the participants took part in this and had a great time seeing horses and buggies.

The Meet Banquet ended the weekend with a delicious meal served at Mill Stone Manor Restaurant along with door prizes for all attending.

Our Sunday Worship Service was canceled due to illness, of our regular minister, John "Fuzzy" Fosbrink. Although he was registered and ready to leave for the Meet, he had an attack, and was taken to the hospital on Friday morning.

Everyone said their good byes with a promise to return next year on August 10, 11, and 12, 2018. We wished all a safe trip home and a promise that "We'll See You Down the Road."

Written By Patricia B. Swigart

2017 Feature Display

Touring the Inside of the Museum

Bob and Jackie Struble 1922 Buick

The following awards were presented:

Production cars & tucks to 1959:

1st prize - Bob and Jackie Struble - 1922 Buick
2nd prise - Walter and Marge Franz - 1930 Chevrolet

Production cars and trucks 1960 - 1969:

1st prize - Mike Simone - 1966 VW
2nd prize - Fred Sleasman - 1965 Pontiac

Production cars & trucks 1970 - 1979:

1st prize - Lawrence Acker - 1972 VW
2nd prize - Richard and Patti Fitzpatrick - 1973 Nova

Production cars & trucks 1980- 1989: None

Production cars & 1990 - 1999:

Don and Carol Barlup - 1991 Lincoln

Production cars & trucks 2010 - Present:

1st prize - Brenda Williams - 2013 Mustang

HPOF: Dan Williams - 1937 Chevrolet

People's Choice:

Ashley Risbon - 1966 Mustang

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 48th Swigart Museum Meet a success. We appreciate your generosity and support.

The Allegheny Mountain Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) was founded on February 2, 1951 by William E. Swigart, Jr.

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

Daily Hours:

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

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