Adopt-a-Car at the Swigart Museum

The Adopt-A-Car Program is a new program at The William E. Swigart, Jr. Museum. The program started at the end of last season, and a complete list of the current participants can be found below this text.


Everyone can participate in the Adopt-A-Car Program. The cost is $100.00 per annum per vehicle, and the benefits are many!


You can Adopt-A-Car today. The term of adoption is one year. On the anniversary of the original adoption, you will receive notification, via e-mail or standard mail, and will be given the option to adopt the same car, or if you wish, you may select another car, providing that it has not been adopted by another participant.


This program has many benefits for both you and the museum. By adopting a car you will help us maintain the vehicle. The money will help us pay insurance, make necessary repairs, and preventative maintenance. You may even decide to nickname "your" car. We know many people who have nicknamed their car -- Vicky, Matilda, etc.; this will be a secret between you and your car. We hope by having a connection with a car you will feel part of the Swigart Museum family. We believe our museum is one of the best in the country; it is the oldest. By participating in the Adopt-A-Car Program you will help to make our museum even better.


    1) Free, unlimited admission to the museum for the adoptive parents during the adoption term.
    2) Your name (s) and home town will be posted on the sign in front of the car in the museum, in the storage areas, and on our website. This will give you recognition for your interest and contribution to the program.
    3) Your participation can also be "in memory of" or "in honor of" anyone you choose.
    4) You will have the satisfaction of knowing you are helping to care for, maintain, and support a special antique or classic car. Our visitors, both young and old, are amazed at the cars, memorabilia, bicycles, toys, and artwork that are housed in our buildings and hopefully that will make you proud to be part of our organization.

If you have any additional questions or comments, please call the museum office at 814-643-2024.

Thank you for your support.

2013-2014 Contributors to The William E. Swigart, Jr. Antique Automobile Museum

The Museum would like to acknowledge 2013-2014 participants in our Adopt-A-Car Program

1899 WintonIn Honor of:
• Roger Allison •
by Steve and Blanche Gordon
1903 Curved Dash OldsmobilePatricia Swigart
1908 International 1-EDonald Barlup
1908 Maxwell Model "AA"In Memory of:
• Charlotte Tosch •
by Steve and Blanche Gordon
1910 Brush Model 10In Memory of:
• Charles "Chuck" R. Hoaglund •
by Steve and Blanche Gordon
1913 Ford Model T Pick UpDavid and Jordon Gordon
1913 Model T Ford Depot HackSteve and Blanche Gordon
1914 Grant RoadsterMarge and Robert Cutright
1914 Stanley SteamerMichael and Marie Smeraldo
1915 PathfinderIn Memory of:
• Ellen Cedilote •
by Steve and Blanche Gordon
1917 DodgeIn Memory of:
• Robert C. Hopkins, Sr. •
by Steve and Blanche Gordon
1919 Brewster Town CarJohn and Janice Nikodym
1927 Marmon PhaetonIn Honor of:
• Mary Frank Moore •
by Steve and Blanche Gordon
For A Speedy Recovery
1929 Duesenberg Victoria
"Vickie" Long Wheel Base
Sue McElwee
1931 Ford Popcorn WagonMiall and Judy Cedilote
1933 Chevrolet Eagle SedanIn Honor of:
• Mr. Johnnie Patent •
by Steve and Blanche Gordon
For His 80th Birthday
1936 Duesenberg Gentlemans SpeedsterSteve and Charleen Hall
1937 Cord PhaetonRobert and Martha Channell
1938 Bantam RoadsterBy Michael and Murray Shears
1939 Simplex ServicycleSteve and Blanche Gordon
1946 Willys Jeep ConvertibleRoy Krow
1947 Tucker "Tin Goose"John Tucker, Jr.
1948 Tucker #1013Colin and Patricia Williamson
1952 Nash Ambassador SedanIn Memory of:
• Joseph Wallace •
by Steve and Blanche Gordon
1963 Volkswagon Beetle
"Herbie the Love Bug"
Patti Krow
1963 Harley Davidson MotorcycleTime Gesford and
Brenda Pera


William E. Swigart, Jr. Automobile Museum

12031 William Penn Highway (Physical)
PO Box 214 (Mailing)
Huntingdon, PA 16652
814.643.0885 - Telephone
814.643.2857 - Fax

Visiting Hours:

The Museum is open daily,
Memorial Day weekend through October 31.

Sunday: 10:00a until 5:00p
Monday: 10:00a until 5:00p
Tuesday: 10:00a until 5:00p
Wednesday: 10:00a until 5:00p
Thursday: 10:00a until 5:00p
Friday: 10:00a until 5:00p
Saturday: 10:00a until 5:00p

The 2014 Swigart Meet will be held August 8th, 9th, and 10th 2014

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