The 50th Swigart Museum Car Show was held on August 9 and 10, 2019 sponsored by the Allegheny Mountain Region AACA and the William E. Swigart, Jr. Automobile Museum.
Festivities started Friday evening with an Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social and Wine Tasting by ReKlaimed Vines. As registrants arrived the greetings began and old and new friends joined in the evening.
On Saturday morning the sun shown brightly as the sparkling cars started to arrive to the parking area along with the Kars and Koffee Kruisers. On the grass in front of and beside the Museum as well as the macadam parking areas, the many cars were on display. The Gettysburg Region planned one of their tours to join in our celebration.
The attendees were treated throughout the day by music provided by Autumns Music Box with oldies and some country music. Jayden Moffa, Miss Greater Juniata Valley, a contestant in the Miss Pennsylvania Pageant was among the visitors and had her picture taken at many of the cars and with some of the owners much to their delight.
Chef John Barley and his crew were kept busy with the lunch crowd serving hot dogs, sausages, sloppy Joes, and root beer along with all the fixin's.
The weather continued to be beautiful with pleasant temperatures all day. The tent selling tickets for the raffles including baskets, locally donated items, gift cards from businesses and 50/50 tickets was busy continuously. The baskets were provided by some of the board members, some local merchants and the Gettysburg Region donated three great items. Many door prizes were given throughout the day.
Awards were given in the afternoon to the following recipients:
Youngest Driver to the Show - Victoria Kontor from Latrobe, PA in a 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
Oldest Driver to the Show - Emery Turner from Buffalo Mills, PA in a 1964 Dodge Dart Convertible.
Longest Distance Driven - Philip Hempshire from Downingtown, PA with a 1977 Chevrolet Malibu Classic.
1st prize - Augie Lesher from Reinholds, PA with a 1946 Whizzer Goodrich Schwinn.
2nd prize - Jackson Nelder from Connellsville, PA with a Red Classic Pedal Car. Jackson is a 5th generation participant at a Swigart Meet.
Youth's Choice - Fred Sleasman from Connellsville, PA with a 1965 Pontiac Le-Mans Hardtop.
People's Choice - Scott Heitzman from Coal Twp., PA with a 1934 Chevrolet Coupe.
The banquet on Saturday evening at the Standing Stone Golf Club began with a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem sung by Jayden Moffa. We then were treated to a delicious Turkey and Ham dinner along with additional entertainment by Autumns Music Box.
Everyone, with full stomachs and good feelings of being with family and friends, said their goodbyes until another year. The 51st Swigart Museum Car Show will be held on August 7th and 8th, 2020. Put it on your calendar now and plan to be with us.
A big Thank You to the Staff of the Swigart Museum for planning such a great day especially Tami Hetrick for chairing this event and Marge Cutright, Betty Boozel, Dean Kyler, Lonnie Smith, and Jace Long, and Board members Steve Gordon, Dave Kontor and Steve Hall.
We'll See You Down The Road!
Swigart Museum would like to thank this year's sponsors:
The Allegheny Mountain Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) was founded on February 2, 1951 by William E. Swigart, Jr. It is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to encourage members to acquire, restore, preserve, and exhibit antique automobiles.
The Antique Automobile Club of America, founded in 1935, is the world's largest automotive historical society. The AACA is dedicated to perpetuating the memories of early automobiles by encouraging their history, collection, and use.
Martin Oil Company located throughout Central Pennsylvania is the proud sponsor of our Youth's Choice Award. This trophy is best of show according to our visitors under 18 years old. When you buying your heating oil his winter be sure to check out Martin Oil Company at MartinOilCo.com
NAPA Auto Parts - Donnelly Quality Parts located at 610 Mt. Vernon Ave, Huntingdon, PA is the proud sponsor of our silent auction item that will be available at the car show and open for bidding. Visit napaonline.com.
Allensville Planing Mill True Value Hardware located at 10381 Fairgrounds Road Huntingdon, PA 16652 is the proud sponsor of a cordless hedge trimmer door prize, and goody bag items for the car show participants. Visit apm-inc.net
ReKlaimed Vines made our hospitality evening great by bringing the wine. You can visit their tasting room located at 233 South Fourth Street Huntingdon, PA 16652 or visit their website at reklaimedvines.com
Our other sponsors include:
Sheetz Huntingdon PA Locations
Giant Food Stores Huntingdon Location
WalMart Huntingdon PA Location
Pizza Hut Huntingdon PA
Domino's Pizza Huntingdon PA
Best Way Pizza Huntingdon PA
Brenneman's Meat Market Huntingdon PA
Strickler's Ice Bottled Water Cold Beer Huntingdon PA
ACCO Brands Huntingdon PA
Colonial Florist Huntingdon PA
Lincoln Caverns Huntingdon PA
Isett Heritage Museum Huntingdon PA
Huntingdon County Visitor's Bureau Hesston PA
Holiday Bowl Huntingdon PA
OIP Washington St. Huntingdon PA
OIP Rt. 22 Huntingdon PA
Ace Hardware Huntingdon P
Price Motors Cassville PA
AutoZone Huntingdon PA
Burger King Huntingdon PA
Huntingdon Cinema's Clifton 5 Huntingdon PA
We're so glad you came to the car show on August 9th and 10th 2019
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 50th Swigart Museum Meet Car Show 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.