We’re excited to announce our partnership with Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Health Children’s Hospital allowing us to raise funds for both kids and cars. We’re also pleased to announce the presentation of our first ever Automotive Heritage Award. The recipient of this award will be none other than automotive and racing icon Mr. Bobby Rahal.
VIP Patron Admission 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Regular Admission 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Attire: Business Professional
Night at the Museum will begin with an optional VIP Reception where the Automotive Heritage Award recipient, Mr. Bobby Rahal, will be on hand to talk with attendees in an intimate setting. This reception will have a limited number of tickets available, at an upgraded fee of just $50 per person.
All guests will then be treated to a full reception in the main gallery of the AACA Museum, Inc. where a variety of beautiful vintage vehicles will be on display while guests enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. The reception will be followed by a fully served formal dinner and presentation of awards where Mr. Rahal will be honored as the first recipient of the AACA Museum, Inc. Automotive Heritage Award. The program will then be followed by a LIVE Auction presented by the Katz Family Foundation with many interesting items up for bid that are sure to capture your attention. Tickets to attend this year’s event will be at a cost of $150 per person, with a $50 upgrade for those interested in the VIP reception.
All funds raised are for a worthy cause – kids & cars.
The event will celebrate children – our future. Our heritage belongs to them. We recognize the Children’s Hospital’s heritage of healing. That’s why we’re raising funds for lifesaving equipment, vital patient programs, and innovative research to help provide the best possible care to sick and injured children in our community. Funds raised by the AACA Museum, Inc. will also enable it to promote America’s automotive heritage for present and future generations.
We’re thrilled to introduce Miracle Child Caden and his mother Jessica, who are our Children’s Miracle Network ambassadors for this year’s Night at the Museum program. This year’s event will help to raise money for both Children’s Miracle Network at Penn State Children’s Hospital and the AACA Museum.
Another new element this year is the introduction of the AACA Museum, Inc. Automotive Heritage Award. It was designed to honor and provide public recognition for an individual(s) who made an exceptional contribution to the hobby by preserving antique automobiles and motorsports vehicles, exhibiting their vehicles, promoting the hobby, engaging in sustained, noteworthy activities that have positively impacted the hobby, and using his/her position in the hobby for philanthropy and service to others. The field of prospective honorees includes antique car and motorsports owners, writers, and employees of auto-related companies, such as car designers and people who provide governmental and social leadership to protect and promote antique auto and motorsports vehicle ownership and use.
We’re honored to have Mr. Bobby Rahal as the first recipient of this award. Mr. Rahal was born in Medina, Ohio and has worked his way up through the racing ranks starting with the SCCA’s feeder series to Formula Atlantic and then onto European Formula Two. In an 18-year career spanning F1, Can-AM, LeMans/IMSA, and CART, Rahal notched three CART championships, including a win at the 1986 Indy 500, along with wins at the 1981 24 Hours of Daytona and the 1987 12 Hours of Sebring endurance races.