Celebrate Glory Days at Owls Head Transportation Museum

Jun 27, 2014
A crowd-pleasing array of antique cars are expected at The Glory Days car show July 5 and July 6 at the Owls Head Transportation Museum.

Owls Head — The fuzzy dice and big fins of the 1950s and 1960s meet the sheer power of 1970s muscle cars at the Owls Head Transportation Museum’s Glory Days Car and Antique Aeroplane Show, Saturday, July 5 and Sunday, July 6.

Often referred to as the automobile industry’s most iconic decades, vehicles produced during the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s are always crowd-pleasers. The Glory Days show will also feature a celebration of the Ford Mustang in honor of the vehicle’s 50th year in production.

Owners of 1950s, 1960s and 1970s vehicles, Ford Mustangs of any vintage and all organized automobile clubs are invited to exhibit their vehicles on Runway 17, the museum’s outdoor exhibit area. While the theme of this show is The Glory Days, featuring ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s vehicles, guests arriving in their pre-1994 vehicles receive free admission at this show and all other museum (non-auction) events. Exhibitor gates open at 8 a.m.

Show hours are 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. The Owls Head Transportation Museum will observe standard closing time, remaining open until 5 p.m. both days.

In addition to an assortment of classic vehicles, an array of family activities will include vehicle demonstrations, dirt track racers, free Model T rides and (weather permitting) antique aeroplane demonstrations. The Kid Corral pedal car area will be open all day Saturday and Sunday.

Antique aeroplane demonstrations will commence weather permitting and planes planned for demonstration include a 1930 Curtiss-Wright Travel Air D-4000 Speedwing , a 1917 SPAD in its new checkerboard paint scheme, a 1933 Waco, a 1918 Standard J-1 and a 1917 Fokker DR.I triplane (aka the Red Baron). Open flightline is scheduled on each afternoon during the show and provides an opportunity for visitors to see, hear and experience the planes close up and visit with the pilots.The pilots fly early so plan to visit in the morning to see the aeroplane show.

Ground Vehicle Conservator Warren Kincaid said a number of museum collection vehicles will be demonstrated and may include a 1932 Ford Cragar Racer, 1886 Benz replica, 1908 Overland Roadster, 1933 Pierce Arrow and many more. Several vehicles that have never previously been demonstrated will be run as part of The Glory Days show. Event sponsor Rockland Ford will exhibit several Ford Mustangs from their showroom.

Raffle tickets are on sale for a 1951 MG TD, this raffle is a special promotion in 2014 and all proceeds from ticket sales will benefit museum programs. Tickets are $100 each and can be purchased online or onsite at the museum where the grand prize car is on display. Only 500 tickets will be sold. The winner will be selected Aug. 23 at the museum’s inaugural Barnstormers Ball fundraising gala. Tickets to the Barnstormers Ball can also be purchased online or at the museum.

For more information please contact Owls Head Transportation Museum Public Relations Director Jenna Lookner at 594-4418 or by email at jl@ohtm.org.

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