Dynamic Duo – AACA “Most Awarded” & “Most Traveled”
We’re excited to welcome two significant and historic automobiles to our main level gallery that we’ve been waiting a long time to showcase. This has been in the works since early 2014 and we’re happy to announce that they are in place and ready for visitors!
The 1924 Ford Model T has the distinction of being the “Most Awarded” car in the history of the Antique Automobile Club of America. It is currently owned byMarshal Van Winkle of New Bern, NC since November of 1951. Mr. Van Winkle has been an AACA Member since October 23, 1953. This vehicle has received an unbelievable 165 Preservation Awards as of 2016, including a 50th Preservation award in Plantation, Florida in 1992. It has also received a total of 9 Senior Grand Nationals as of 2016.
The 1911 Stevens Duryea Model AA Tourer was recently donated to the AACA Museum by AACA Members Jim & Arlene Adams of Jupiter, Florida. Prior to Jim & Arlene Adams, this vehicle was owned by Morris Kunkle for 50 years – Mr. Kunkle was also an avid AACA Member. This car has participated in the following tours: 36 AACA Glidden Tours, 7 Red Rock Tours, and almost every Reliability Tour since 1970. In the summer of 2004, the Adams’ reportedly drove the Stevens Duryea over 2,000 miles that season without incident.
These vehicles will be on display together through November 1, 2017. We’re excited to recognize the commitment of these owners to the automotive hobby and are honored to share these vehicles and their stories with our visitors through the next year.