What a great weekend! We had enthusiastic guests, exhibitors and volunteers who all contributed to an immensely fun finale to our 2015 outdoor show season. Many thanks to all who came out and contributed to this awesome show season! A special thanks to our amazing team of volunteers who truly made this event possible — from cranking cars to cleaning up oil to giving rides to our guests — our volunteer team was willing, able and happy to do it all!
OHTM Ground Vehicle Conservator Warren Kincaid reports the numbers from History Comes Alive as follows: "Saturday: 44 [ground vehicles run] (average, one vehicle every 6.8 minutes). Sunday: 33. (average one vehicle every 9.1 minutes). Grand average: one vehicle every 7.8 minutes. We used 6 gallons of aviation fuel, two quarts of oil. One car wouldn't start, one car finished with a flat tire. We wore out eight volunteers over the event weekend, at an average of one every two hours."
Due to high wind gusts, we were able to fly select aircraft on Sunday, but demonstrated approximately a half-dozen aircraft and aircraft engines in the air and on the ground during the course of the weekend.
Pictured: Volunteer Ron Quebec prepares the Museum's original 1925 Harley-Davidson Model JD for demonstration. The JD was one of a number of vehicles that had not been demonstrated publically in many years until History Comes Alive October 10 and 11.
OHTM Ground Vehicle Conservator Warren Kincaid rides a 1925 #harleydavidson Model JD. Come join us at #OHTM for day two of #historycomesalive. We'll be flying our planes and demonstrating as much of our collection as we can pack into the day! Gates open at 9:00.View Post >>
Owls Head Transportation Museum
October 11 | 5 likes
It's another beautiful day in Owls Head (maybe a little warmer than yesterday!) and we'll be flying our airplanes and working to best yesterday's record of an astonishing 41 vehicles demonstrated. Bring your pre-1995 vehicle to exhibit, or join us to spectate! Gates open at 9:00 a.m. and the show runs until 3:00 p.m. admission is $16, youth under 18 as well as retired and active duty Military (Uniformed Service ID required) are admitted free! Come join us for the final day of our 2015 outdoor show season and see our collection in action!View Post >>
What a fantastic day at the Museum! We ran approximately 40 cars and motorcycles over the course of the day today and we'll be back tomorrow to demonstrate even more pieces from our collection! Lots of visitors had the opportunity to enjoy rides in some very, very special vehicles, too. Plan to join us tomorrow, Sunday, October 11, gates open at 9:00 a.m. and the show runs until 3:00 p.m.View Post >>
It's a beautiful day in Owls Head and we're looking forward to an action-packed weekend! During our final event of the season, History Comes Alive, teams of staff and volunteers will systematically go through our collection demonstrating as many pieces as we can run during the course of the weekend. Many of these extra special vehicles are rarely run, and not only will our visitors have a chance to see our collection in action like never before, rides will be offered in conjunction with the demonstration of many pieces! At 10:45 Saturday, October 10, C. Michael Hiam, author of Dirigible Dreams will give a presentation on the history of the fascinating airships and copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. Free Model T rides and the popular pedal car corral will be offered throughout the day, and concessions catered by French & Brawn Marketplace will be available for purchase.
All pre-1995 vehicles are invited to hit the road and exhibit at the show, exhibitors and one guest get in free. Admission is $16 for adults, youth under 18 as well as retired and active duty Military (Uniformed Services ID required) are admitted free. Our antique aircraft will take to the skies (weather permitting) to fly the final antique aeroplane show of the season. Gates open at 9:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday and the show runs until 3:00 p.m. each day. Don't miss this special weekend on Runway 17!