Jun 3 - Jun 4 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Our showcase of American automotive design at its best! This event highlights the style and power of American automobiles beginning in the early 20th Century and extending through the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and beyond. In honor of the 50th production year of the Chevrolet Camaro, Camaros of all vintages will be admitted free.
Gates open to the public at 9:00 am; exhibitor gates open at 8:00 am. All pre-1997 vehicles and all organized automobile clubs are welcome to exhibit. Exhibitors and one guest get in free. Clubs wishing to arrange parking are encouraged to call ahead.
Attendees at the event also will be treated to a demonstration of the Museum’s WWI-era biplanes (weather permitting). Aircraft that may take to the skies include the Museum’s 1923 Fokker C.IVa, 1930 Travel Air Speedwing, 1917 “checkerboard” SPAD and more. The Museum’s open flightline provides an opportunity for visitors to see, hear and experience the planes close up and visit with the pilots. OHTM planes fly early, so try to get to the Museum in the morning to see the airshow.
The museum will demonstrate a selection of vehicles from its world-class ground vehicle collection. The focus will remain on American cars, with demonstration of some of the rare, early pieces from the collection. Vehicles slated for demonstration may include a 1902 Curved Dash Olds, 1907 Cadillac Runabout, 1911 Cadillac Model 30, 1912 Woods Electric Brougham, 1908 Sears Motor Buggy and a 1933 Packard Convertible Sedan. Motorcycles from the Museum’s collection, including a 1919 Harley-Davidson Model J, 1938 Indian Junior Scout, 1925 Harley-Davidson Model JD and 1932 Harley-Davidson Model V, will also be demonstrated (weather permitting). Free Model T rides will be offered throughout the weekend, and our popular pedal car Kids Corral will be open for the duration of the event.
Weather permitting, rides in the museum’s 1941 Stearman biplane, a WWII primary trainer, will be available for purchase throughout the event weekend. Rides are $250 for 30 minutes and can accommodate a single passenger. A flight in this vintage biplane provides an unprecedented view of the coastline from the open cockpit of the aircraft.
The museum is pleased to showcase exhibitions including Women Who Dare: Pioneering Women of Transportation, The Bentley Boys, and Coach Built. Women Who Dare is an interactive exhibit featuring three female transportation pioneers who made history at the turn of the last century. The Bentley Boys showcases the famous group of 1920s playboy racers whose antics assisted in forming the direction of the iconic British automobile marque. Coach Built explores the era of coach-built—or custom bodied—automobiles, highlighting the transition from carriage building to the construction of automobile bodies that defined an era of luxury automobiles.
Event admission is $18 for adults. Children under 18, as well as retired and active duty Military, are admitted free every day. Concessions will be available for purchase throughout the event. Gates open to visitors at 9:00 am. For more information about the event call the Museum at 594-4418 or visit our website at owlshead.org. The Museum is located at 117 Museum Street, in Owls Head, Maine, just two miles south of Rockland on Rte. 73.
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