A great article about longtime OHTM volunteer and fire engine restoration guru Andy Swift of Firefly Restoration in Hope, Maine. If you've visited the Owls Head Transportation Museum you've surely marveled at the stunning Vesuvius Steam Pumper, we are honored to display this beautiful (and important) piece created by Andy and his team, and on loan to the Museum from the collection of William Ruger. Andy demonstrates Vesuvius several times annually at museum special events.
Check out Vesuvius on our website: http://owlshead.org/collections/detail/1918-american-lafrance
Owls Head Transportation Museum
November 24 | 6 likes
The Owls Head Transportation Museum will close at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 25 and will remain closed through Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 26. We will reopen Friday, November 27 at 10:00 a.m. On behalf of our staff, trustees and volunteers we wish everyone a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!
On November 23, 1897 28-year-old Ransom Eli Olds was issued a US patent for his "Motor Carriage," a petrol powered vehicle that he had constructed the previous year. Just two months prior to receiving his patent, Olds had formed the Olds Motor Vehicle Company which later grew into Olds Motor Works. Production of the world's first mass produced automobile, the Curved Dash Olds, began in 1901. The Owls Head Transportation Museum's collection includes a 1902 Curved Dash Olds which is regularly demonstrated during our seasonal events.View Post >>
We're thrilled to announce the arrival of this beautifully restored 1980 MGB. The vehicle was restored by the team at Hemmings Motor News in conjunction with the Good News Garage. This fantastic B has been consigned to be offered for sale at the Museum's 39th Annual New England Auto Auction™ in August. Through the mission of the Good News Garage, the sale of this fun classic will fund programs that assist low-income families as they get back on the road to financial independence. Check out the story of the antique auto's autumn road trip through New England, the vehicle will be displayed at the Museum this winter in preparation for its turn to cross the block this summer.
If you are interested in learning more about consigning a vehicle to the 39th Annual New England Auto Auction™ please contact OHTM Auction and Event Coordinator Toby Stinson at (207) 594-4418.