By Kurt Ernst on Jan 26th, 2016.
Do you have a passion for, and a collection of, Italian automobiles and motorcycles? Would you like to help support the AACA Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania? Do you understand the phrase “Amore della Strada” without consulting an Italian-English dictionary or Google Translate? If you answered “yes” to these questions, the AACA Museum is putting together an upcoming exhibit that focuses on the Italian “Love of the Road.”
The Amore della Strada exhibit is scheduled to run from November 19, 2016, through April 22, 2017.
When you hear the word Italy, chances are your thoughts immediately go to Italian food, art and architecture, fashion and Italian Cars!
Amore della Strada translates to “Love of the Road” and there’s no question that some of the sleekest sports cars in the World are Italian. While Italy is not one of the largest auto producers in the world, there’s no question that the style of their automobiles is second to none. AACA Museum brings a taste of Italy to you with a tempting array of exquisite Italian cars!
What started out as 18 vehicles and about 4 motorcycles for this exhibit has now grown to 24 vehicles and 8 motorcycles. We couldn’t help ourselves . . . there was so many fabulous vehicles to choose from!
1937 Fiat Topolino AACA Museum Collection
1954 Siata 200 CS Balbo Walter & Rosanne Eisenstark, Yorktown Heights, NY
1954 Fiat Bertone 1100/103 TV Don Meluzio, York, PA
1957 Vespa 400 Dr. William Fox, Nazerath, PA
1960 Fiat Autobianchi Ron & Holly Keenen, Narvon, PA
1961 Triumph Italia 2000 Dave Hutchinson, Quakertown, PA
1967 Italia Omega Convertible Russ Rodriguez, Itasca, IL
1967 Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior Richard Reina, Neshanic Station, NJ
1967 Italia Omega Convertible Ross Rodriquez, Itasca, IL
1971 Fiat 850 Spider Bill Simpson, Hershey, PA
1971 Fiat OTAS 820 Grand Prix Don Meluzio, York, PA
1973 Alfa Romeo Montreal Ed Geller, Blairstown, NJ
1974 Alfa GTV Andy Roper Horsham, PA
1974 DeTomaso Longchamp Walter & Rosanne Eisenstark, Bluffton, SC and Richard & Pauline Klein, Yorktown Heights, NY
1974 Fiat X1/9 William Emery, Columbus, Ohio
1974 Fiat 124 Spider Hugh Howes, Marion, NY
1977 Piaggio Ape John & Michele Chiaverini, Penn Yan, NY
1978 Fiat 124 Spider 1800 John W. Luvisi, Lebanon, PA
1978 Ferrari 308 GTB Phil Fleming, Flemington, NJ
1979 Fiat Spider 2000 Don & Linda Weinberger, Quakertown, PA
1987 Bertone X1/9 Rob Budzinski, Dillsburg PA
1991 Alfa Romeo 164L Sedan Bob & Carmelina Conlan, Garnet Valley, PA
1995 Ferrari F512M Paul McCollam, Stratford, CT
1961 Italia 2000 GT Dave Hutchison, Quakertown, PA
1983 Ducati TT1 Racer Lou Saif, Roslyn Heights, NY
1956 IsoMoto 125 GTD Motorbike MC Don Meluzio, York, PA
1990 Ducati Paso 906 MC Michael Malak, Cleveland, Ohio
2000 Ducati 996 Jeff Felpel, Ephrata, PA
2002 Ducati ST2 Jeff Felpel, Ephrata, PA
2003 Ducati 999 MC Rodney S. Firestone, Hummelstown, PA
2007 Moto Guzzi California Vintage MC AACA Museum Collection
2012 TM 125 MX Michael Soudas, Dupont, PA
For tickets, contact the museum via phone at 717-566-7100, extension 102, or via email at info@AACAMuseum.org. Or visit the website -
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