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.
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."
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:
Production cars and trucks 1960 - 1969:
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.
William E. Swigart, Jr. Automobile Museum12031 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.
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
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