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The Ultimate Road Trip Photo Gallery
by Bob Brooke

 

PHOTO GALLERY OF THE AACA MUSEUM IN HERSHEY, PA

The AACA Museum has so many great things to see that it was impossible to show them all with the article.

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     An 1896 Benton Harbor was the first vehicle built from scratch in America.



    
 Early pop-up camper.

 

 

 

 

 

A car from the 1920s emerges from a covered bridge in Pennsylvania.



A 1906 Waltham Orient

An early Coca Cola Delivery Truck
 


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              The 1910 Otto Runabout Roadster


Two brakes are better than one.

The Museum features a recreation of a 1940s gas station, complete with gas pumps and gas globes.

The interior of the gas station.

ALONG ROUTE 66


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                     Cars parked in front of a automobile dealership along Route 66.

Car parked at the beach in Southern California at the terminus of Route 66. MB



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           Vacationers in the 1930s to 1960s drove to Miami's South Beach and stayed
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        The FloInn is a real portable Valentine Diner from the 1940s that could be
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Hood ornaments became sculptural works of art in the 1920s and 1930s.

 

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