Oct 03 2011

The 2011 AACA Eastern Division National Fall Meet in Hershey, Pennsylvania

It's that time of year again-Hershey! The largest automotive flea market and show in the world officially opens in Hershey, Pennsylvania on Thursday and runs through Saturday. Here are relevant links and several recommended events:

Hershey Meet Links


Schedule of Events

Field Maps


2011 SAH Authr's Book Signing Authors’ Book Signing

 Nine authors (including myself) will be signing our books at The Society of Automotive Historians Hospitality Tent on Friday, October 7, beginning at 1:00 P.M. The location is OBB 16-19 (Orange Field, Aisle BB, Spaces 16-19).  Complimentary refreshments will be available. Please stop by and say hello.

These are the books that will be available at the book signing:



Jim Cox: Simply Bev, Determination Is Everything

Howard Kroplick: The Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island; The Long Island Motor Parkway

Kit Foster: The Stanley Steamer, America’s Legendary Steam Car; The Splendid Stutz. Both books were Cugnot Award winners.

Dennis David: Fifties Fins; DeSoto Automobiles; Tonka Toys; and How to Restore Classic Toy Cars, Trucks, Tractors and Airplanes

Gordon White: Leader Card Racers: A Dynasty of Speed; Ab and Marvin Jenkins: The Studebaker Connection and the Morman Meteors; The Indianapolis Racing Cars of Frank Kurtis: 1940-1963; Lost Race Tracks; The Marvelous Mechanical Designs of Harry A. Miller

Alain Cerf: Nicolas Cugnot; English French and German editions; Dimitri Sensaud de Lavaud: A Prolific Designer

Bill Jackson: Rolling Sculpture: A Designer and His Work. Co-authored with Gordon M. Buehrig.

John Heitmann: The Automobile and American Life

Gregg Merksamer: Professional Cars: Ambulances, Hearses and Flower Cars; The Pennsylvania Turnpike Story; A History of the New York Auto Show, 1900-2000

Other available books:
Michael Lamm: A Century of Automotive Style. DVD format.
Joel Finn: Caribbean Capers: The Cuban Grand Prix Races of 1957, 1958 and 1960. Pre-signed.
James O’Keefe: The Winner's Book and The Winner's Database.
Jim Schild: Fleetwood: The Company and the Coachwork. The latest edition. A pre-signed volume is available.
Larry Gustin: David Buick’s Marvelous Motor Car; Billy Durant: Creator of General Motors. Represented by Leroy Cole
Don Bent: A Place Called Buick. Presigned. Represented by Leroy Cole

RM Auctions Hershey 2011

RM will hold its annual auction on October 6th and 7th at  Hershey Lodge. The featured consignment is "the world's oldest running motor car", an 1884 De Dion Bouton et Trepardoux Dos-a-Dos Steam Runabout. This is a 4- minute video of the car and its history:




Original Peter Helck Painting For Sale

Peter Helck's Painting Framan's Crash An original Helck gouache painting "Henry Framan's Crash" will be available at Hershey. The painting, published in Helck's book The Checkered Flag (page 32), shows Framan's 120 hp Panhard during the Gordon Bennett race. The painting is 10" high and 7 1/2" wide and it is in the original frame with triple matt that is 17" 1/2 x 21". The painting will be on sale at RNG 10 & 11 (Red Flea Market, North of the Stadium).


Upcoming on VanderbiltCupRaces.com

It was a wonderful weekend at the Bridgehampton Rally and Hallockville AACA Car Show. Later this week, photos and  an amazing video on the Bridgehampton Road Course will be posted.

Links to related posts on VanderbiltCupRaces.com:

Archives: Book Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island

Archives: Book The Long Island Motor Parkway

Index: Archives on VanderbiltCupRaces.com



Oct 21 2011 Howard Kroplick 9:22 PM

From Paul Lashbrook (Society of Automotive Historians)

A big thank you to all of the authors and to those who served in the tent during the recent book signing event. Your presence and efforts resulted in a successful opportunity to add to our libraries.

One hundred percent of the sale of Howard Kroplick’s books added many dollars to the fight against child abuse. A special thank you to Jim Cox who has donated all of the proceeds of the sale of his book, Simply Bev, to the Society. Thank you, Jim.

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