Aug 6 - Aug 7 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Classic cars, WWII Warbirds and assorted aerobatic performances will headline the Museum’s most impressive event of the season. The Wings & Wheels Spectacular is the Museum’s longest running annual event; the inaugural airshow, known affectionately as “The Rally,” was first held in 1975. In 2015 the airshow drew a crowd of nearly 5,000 spectators throughout the weekend! Free kids activities and Model T rides ensure that there is plenty of fun for the whole family at this “can’t miss” event!
The Museum is pleased to announce our 2016 Wings & Wheels Spectacular performers:
- P-51 Mustang “Cincinnati Miss” will return from the Tri-State Warbird Museum.
-TBM Avenger “She’s the Boss” will return with owner and pilot Charlie Lynch.
-The Texas Flying Legends will return with several WWII Warbirds from their flying collection including their P-40 Warhawk “Aleutian Tiger,” and their FG-1D Corsair
-Dan Marcotte of Dan Marcotte Airshows will return flying his Ultimate biplane.
- Julie Clark of Julie Clark Airshows flying her T-34
Gates open to the public at 9:00 am; exhibitor gates open at 8:00 am both Saturday and Sunday. The show will go on rain or shine, and a variety of indoor demonstrations and activities are planned in the event of inclement weather. All pre-1996 vehicles and all organized automobile clubs are welcome to exhibit free of charge. Exhibitors and one guest get in free. Clubs wishing to arrange parking are encouraged to call ahead. The aerobatic airshow will begin at approximately 1:00 pm both days of the show, and pre-1940 aeroplanes from the Museum’s collection will be demonstrated in the morning prior to the start of the aerobatic airshow. All flying is weather permitting. Following the conclusion of the aerobatic and WWII Warbird performances an open flightline will commence so that visitors can check out the aircraft and visit with the pilots.
In addition to the large display of assorted classic, vintage and antique vehicles on Runway 17, an array of family activities offered throughout the weekend will include demonstrations of vehicles from the Museum’s collection and free Model T rides. On Sunday, August 7 the Darling’s Ice Cream Truck for a Cause will be on site from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Darling’s will be serving up tasty frozen treats on a donation basis, all donations collected will directly benefit the Museum. Concessions catered by French and Brawn Catering and Marketplace will also be available for purchase throughout the weekend. Special demonstrations of “The Wild Child,” a 1965 Ford Falcon factory drag racer and “The Raven,” a multi-award winning custom automobile featured in the Museum’s lobby, will take place throughout the weekend.
The Owls Head Wings & Wheels Spectacular will commence rain or shine. Vehicles will be exhibited on the Museum’s Runway 17, and the Museum’s galleries will be open so visitors can tour the collection and exhibits, including many intriguing vintage vehicles and collectibles consigned for the New England Auto Auction™ on August 19 and 20. Weather permitting, rides in the museum’s 1941 Stearman biplane and 2011 Waco YMF-5 biplane, will be available for purchase throughout the event weekend. Stearman rides are $250 and can accommodate a single passenger. Waco rides are $350 and can accommodate two passengers (some weight restrictions apply). A biplane ride provides an unprecedented view of the coastline from the open cockpit of the aircraft.
Admission to the Wings & Wheels Spectacular is $25 for adults. Children under 18, as well as retired and active duty Military, are admitted free every day. Gates open 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.
No pets allowed on Museum or show grounds. No camping.
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