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Hershey AACA fall meet

Postby classic_cruiser » Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:12 pm

Anyone going to Hershey PA this week for the annual AACA fall meet?
I'm planning on going on Thursday, took the day off from work.

I'm hoping for two things:
1. It doesn't get rained out. The weather here for Fall Carlisle was miserable last week.
2. I see some H-bodies in the car show, car corral, or at least somewhere on the grounds!

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Re: Hershey AACA fall meet

Postby Biscayne John » Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:09 pm

Hey Terry,
I have gone every year since 1974. I leave my home on Monday morning so I missed your post, and I come home Sunday morning. I have some vending spots in the Red Field North. The only H bodies I saw this year was a CV owned by the AACA Museum, and a real clean 80 Monza parked over by the Vintage Chevrolet Club space. Parts wise you never know what you will find. The weather was great!
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1960 Chevrolet Impala 2 door Sport Coupe 348/340HP (nice original)
1962 Chevrolet Impala 2 door Sport Coupe 409/409HP(the last one to do)
1962 Chevrolet Biscayne 2 door Sedan 327 Auto (AACA Grand National Winner)
1975 Cosworth Vega # 0718 (nice original)
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1985 Caprice Classic 9 Passenger Wagon
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Re: Hershey AACA fall meet

Postby classic_cruiser » Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:40 pm

Hi John... yep those are the two I saw as well! I took some pics I was going to upload here. I did like that 80 Monza 2+2 with the 2.5L and AC, it was definitely a driver (it had a GPS still plugged in it when I was by) but it still had the blue inserts on the door handles and looked to be in great condition.

I usually try to walk the entire parts field in one day... it usually takes me 7 hours straight to walk up and down every aisle. I couldn't do it this year, I got a really bad muscle cramp about 1/2 way through and had to stop. I missed a large part of the red field. I did manage to hit the car corral first and most of the chocolate north / south fields. The show on Saturday was OK, once it started drizzling everything was covered up for quite a while.

If anyone has never seen the Hershey show, it's quite an experience, one worth marking on your calendar! You really need a few days to do the swap meet.

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Re: Hershey AACA fall meet

Postby Biscayne John » Fri Oct 14, 2016 5:39 pm

Terry,
I know the owner of the 80, we went out to dinner on Thursday night. He is the second owner of the car. He is has a rather interesting collection of Chevrolets, and that car came his way he could not say no. He has had it for a few years now and took it out to the VCCA Meet in Lake Tahoe this past summer. Very true Hershey is a must see event, shame the drizzle put a damper on the show. I always make it a point to sit on the bleachers and watch the exist of cars. I left around 5:00 and they were still coming off the field, I just had enough. I had shown a few cars there over the years and it is a great experience, the best part was driving on and off the field.
Can't wait until next year
John Mahoney
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AACA
VCCA
NIA
CVOA
The Fleet
1950 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe
1953 Chevrolet 150 2 door Sedan (all original unrestored)
1954 Chevrolet Belair 4 door Sedan (now my Son's, was my Dad's)
1960 Chevrolet Impala 2 door Sport Coupe 348/340HP (nice original)
1962 Chevrolet Impala 2 door Sport Coupe 409/409HP(the last one to do)
1962 Chevrolet Biscayne 2 door Sedan 327 Auto (AACA Grand National Winner)
1975 Cosworth Vega # 0718 (nice original)
1977 Monza Mirage 4 speed
1985 Caprice Classic 9 Passenger Wagon
1987 Celebrity Wagon (was my mother in laws since new 42K miles)
2011 28' Bendron Titan Enclosed Trailer; what they travel in when we go
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Re: Hershey AACA fall meet

Postby classic_cruiser » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:57 pm

I was at Hershey again this year, on Thursday and Saturday...
Unfortunately, I didn't see a single h-body in the car corral or in the show. I was somewhat disappointed. I was hoping that since there was one last year, that perhaps there would be one or two this year.

There was, of all things, a pacer and an AMX in the car show. Even a '90 (or '91) convertible sunbird... hard to believe these things are "classics" now!
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