May 19, 2009
America On Wheels An ideal Stop For Day-Trippers, Valley
AllentoNote to Media: The America On Wheels museum of
over-the-road transportation makes an ideal segment for
a "One-Tank-Trip" broadcast or a "My Favorite Places" story
feature. To learn more or make arrangements for an interview,
taping or photo session, contact Executive Director Linda
Merkel at 610-432-4200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allentown, Pa - Sporting a prime location in the heart
of Pennsylvania's third-largest city with convenient access
to multiple interstates, highways and main roads across
the Lehigh Valley, America On Wheels (AOW) makes an ideal
destination for vacationers, day-trippers and other visitors
to the region.
Easily accessible to a half-dozen other renowned cultural
institutions in Allentown, AOW celebrates our nation's love
affair with motorized and non-motorized over-the-road transportation
and its permanent exhibits range from the Nadig - one of
America's first automobiles, produced in Allentown - to
the massive Mack Trucks that helped America become the most
powerful nation in the world.
The current changing exhibit, which is in place until
late Fall 2009, is "The Bulgari Collection of Automotive
Elegance," featuring more than a dozen classic pre-World
War II American automobiles owned and restored by Italian
jewelry magnate Nichola Bulgari. In addition, the museum
now features one of the original Ford Mustang 'concept cars"
- harkening back to the popular muscle car shepherded into
production by Allentown native Lee Iacocca. "America On
Wheels is a perfect destination for families and automobile
enthusiasts of all ages," said Executive Director Linda
Merkel. "We have something for everyone, from the class
of the Bulgari collection that evokes the romance of a bygone
day to the heavy-duty muscle of the big Macks."
In addition, visitors can obtain a "City Scenes" card at
AOW and several other cultural institutions throughout downtown
Allentown and receive discount admission and prices at museum
Memorial Day weekend visitors can also AOW also hosts
a number of auto-related events aimed at motor vehicle enthusiasts
of every stripe. On May 30, come see the "Scooter Cruise"
and participate in the "Scoot For Food" to benefit local
charities and stay to see the exquisite automobiles of the
"Concour d' Elegance Road Tour" from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30
On June 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. visitors can see "Lights,
Sirens, Speed - An Exhibition of Classic Police Cars" and
on June 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the museum will host
the second "America On Wheels Road Jamboree," featuring
a wide variety of vehicles, live music and radio broadcasts
and food vendors. On June 22 from noon to 2:30 p.m. Jay
Sowers will present "Route 66" featuring photos and stories
from his trip on the iconic American highway from Chicago
to Los Angeles in a 1962 Corvette.
AOW also offers hands-on playtime exhibits and learning
centers for the children and a souvenir shop for race fans
and anyone with an affinity for our automotive legacy.
Purchase your museum tickets by visiting the America on
Wheels Museum. For more information, call the museum staff
at 610-432-4200, e-mail your questions to email@example.com
or go to www.americaonwheels.org. Ticket prices, which include
admission to the Community Program, are $7 for adults, $5
for senior citizens; $3.50 for children ages 6 to 16. Children
5 and under are free.
For More Information:
Linda Merkel - Executive Director
America On Wheels Museum
5 N. Front St. Allentown, PA