Got a Vintage Longroof in Your Garage? ACCA Museum Wants to See It

Got a vintage station wagon parked in your garage? The AACA Museum wants to borrow it.

Before the minivan took over the roadways like a rabid soccer mom hell-bent on world domination, there was another iconic American automotive workhorse – the beloved station wagon. Now, the Antique Automobile Club of America Museum in Hershey, PA is honoring the memory of your mama’s faux wood-paneled grocery getter with a special exhibition.

A Family Affair: Station Wagons opens May 23 and runs through October 12. It’s designed to showcase both familiar and lesser known examples of station wagons and the impact they had on family life. Thus far, the museum has just over a dozen confirmed rides ranging from a 1958 Edsel Villager to a Ford Pinto Rallye, but it needs help filling out the rest of the lineup. If you’re the proud owner of a vintage longroof and willing to loan it to the AACA for five months, call 717-566-7100.

Here’s a wish list of the rides that exhibit planners are hoping to find:

  • Volvo P1800ES/ PV544 or other
  • Citroen DS/Ami
  • Chevrolet Vega
  • Ford Pinto
  • AMC Pacer/Hornet/etc.
  • Ford County Squire
  • Chrysler Town & Country
  • 1984 Dodge Caravan/Plymouth Voyager
  • Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser
  • Chevrolet Corvair
  • Mercedes 300TD
  • Rolls-Royce/Bentley/Aston Martin Shooting Break
  • Fiat 128/131 etc.
  • Edsel
  • National Lampoon Family Vacation’s “Family Truckster”
  • Checker
  • Variety of Woodies
  • Volkswagen Squareback etc.
  • Dodge Aries/Plymouth Reliant
  • Custom Mustang/Corvette/Firebird conversion
  • Nash Rambler
  • Studebaker Wagonaire
  • SAAB 95

Meanwhile, we here at E3 Spark Plugs would love to see pics of your beloved family wagon. Post your pics and stories on the E3 Spark Plugs Facebook Fan Page.