Jul 22 - Jul 23 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
OHTM is transformed into the center of the universe for antique truck, tractor and commercial vehicle enthusiasts during one of our most popular events of the summer. Antique ground vehicles, including a bevy of pre-1920 trucks from the Museum’s collection, are demonstrated during this event. The featured marque is Mack; Mack trucks of all vintages get in free.
Antique truck, tractor and commercial vehicle enthusiasts won’t want to miss the Owls Head Transportation Museum’s annual Truck, Tractor and Commercial Vehicle Meet on Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23. During this highly anticipated weekend Owls Head is transformed into the center of the universe for antique truck and tractor enthusiasts. Also featured at this exciting two-day event will be commercial and military vehicles, as well as vintage earth-moving construction equipment. This impressive display of trucks, tractors and commercial vehicles of all kinds is complemented by an antique aeroplane show (weather permitting).
Show hours are 9:00 am until 3:00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. The Owls Head Transportation Museum will observe standard closing time, remaining open until 5:00 pm both days. Owners of all pre-1997 vehicles (not just trucks!) are also welcome to exhibit at this and all other Museum (non-auction) events at no charge.
Vintage commercial vehicles and trucks from marques including Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge, Mack, International, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Autocar, Diamond T and more will be represented at the truck meet. A diverse showing will include examples ranging from local delivery trucks and construction vehicles, to pickups and fire engines. Both restored and original trucks will be displayed. Antique tractors from classic manufacturers including John Deere, Farmall, Oliver and Case will be showcased at this exciting weekend-long event. As is tradition with the Truck, Tractor and Commercial Vehicle Meet, an antique tractor parade will take place on Museum grounds during both days of the show. Hundreds of antique trucks and tractors from all over New England and beyond are expected for the event. Anyone with a pre-1997 truck or tractor is encouraged to exhibit.
The museum is pleased to showcase several new exhibitions installed over the winter. Women Who Dare: Pioneering Women of Transportation, The Bentley Boys, and Coachbuilt. 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. Coachbuilt explores the era of coachbuilt —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. 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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