America On Wheels Museum Unveils New Six Month Exhibit Featuring American Classics of the 1930s

Oct 26th, 2012Press Release from America On Wheels Museum

Allentown, PA – American Classics of the 1930s will be the next exhibit to pull into the West Gallery at America On Wheels Museum. This exhibit will open to the public November 9th and will showcase 9 beautiful, world class vehicles from the 1930s.

Two of the vehicles are from the Richard H. Driehaus Collection at Chicago Vintage Motor Carriage. This includes a 1937 812 Cord and 1937 Chrysler Imperial Convertible.

“We have secured an outstanding array of vehicles for the exhibit. The cars of the 1930s not only saw a leap forward in technical design but the styling was distinctive and imaginative” says museums Executive Director, Linda Merkel.

Other vehicles include:

¨         1932 Auburn model 8-100 speedster

¨         1932 Lincoln model 244B KB Coupe of which only 23 were produced

¨         1930 Franklin Series 147 Sport Runabout with a spirit ofSt. Louishood ornament

¨         1931 Cadillac V-12 Fleetwood Roadster of which only 91 were produced, some locally inFleetwood,PA

¨         1930 Packard 740 Sport Phaeton with a blue and orange color combination and which the owner takes on the road frequently

¨         1933 Buick 33-88C Convertible Phaeton of which 124 were produced

¨         1936 Pierce Arrow V-12 Coupe

The community is welcome to view this exhibit on the 2nd floor of the museum until April 2013.

The history of the 1939 New York World’s Fair, which covered the 1,216 acres of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in New York, will also be showcased beginning November 23rd for visitors of all ages as the museum is an institution for lifelong learners. The fair was themed.

It was divided into different zones, including transportation. The museum will also incorporate this into their Annual Moonlight Memories Gala being held November 30th.

Guests will enjoy a silent auction, hearty hors d’ oeuvres, dinner stations and a specialty cocktail as well as take in the new 1930s vehicles. Entertainment will be provided by Miller & Co. Hits of the Golden Age of Radio featuring Nancy Desiderio, JAN Sisters, violin & piano.

Tickets for this evening event can be purchased by calling the museum at 610-432-4200 x22. Proceeds will benefit Museum educational programs and changing exhibits.

Currently on exhibit in the museum’s Automotive Art Gallery are the pieces of Carl Renner, a 1950s GM Dream Car Creator, in the Museum’s Automotive Art Gallery. This exhibit includes 3 large (94×70) and 21 smaller pieces. These will eventually be permanently housed at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

America On Wheels Museum is located at 5 North Front Street Allentown.

Admission: $8 adults/ $6 seniors/ $4 students (6-16)/ 5 & under and membersFREE.

Hours of Operation: Tuesday-Saturday10 a.m.-5 p.m. & Sunday noon-5 p.m. Children 6-16, free on Sundays until November 18 and seniors FREE the first Thursday of every month.

Call 610.432.4200×16 for information or visit

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