Lancaster Italian Cultural Society
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Italophiles: The AACA Museum wants you to share your

"Amore della Strada"

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 Or visit the website -


Our Projects in 2012/2013

The Italian American Award of the Year


Italian Language Classes

Supporting Our Community

Our society made several significant contributions to various non-profit organizations and individuals during the past year. The following list is a sample of organizations receiving portions of over $7,000.00 for on-going financial support provided to our community: United Support Group, four Art Awards, three Academic Scholarships,  Lydia Women's Center, Lancaster School District , Homeless veterans (food Donations).


In an effort to keep alive the traditions of Italian heritage, LICS has also created several bocce teams and sponsors tournaments within the leagues.  The Society has also worked with the local communities to create and maintain the bocce courts in and around the Lancaster area.




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The cost for 4 issues (1 year) is $100.00, and you will be advertised on the Sponsor page of our website, and receive our newsletters (which are also available on line).
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Rosemay LaFata
2822 Long Farm Lane
Lancaster, PA 17601
If you have any questions feel free to contact:
Rosemary LaFata at 717-569-5200

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