Faster: The Quest for Speed exhibit opens June 12

Jun 03, 2014
Courtesy of: Owls Head Transportation Museum The dashboard of the 1915 Duesenberg “Benedict Special.” The historic race car is the second-oldest Duesenberg in the world. It competed successfully in the 1916 Indy 500 and will be on display at The Owls Head Transportation Museum as part of the new exhibition, Faster: The Quest for Speed.

Owls Head — On Thursday, June 12, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Owls Head Transportation Museum will host a special fundraising reception and unveiling of its newest exhibition: Faster: The Quest for Speed.

The event will take place in the museum's State of Maine Wing where the exhibition will be housed. The event is open to the public, admission is $20 and includes one complimentary libation as well as hors d'oeuvres catered by Café Miranda. A cash bar featuring an array of wine and beer selections will also be available.

The evening reception will feature remarks by acclaimed motorsports announcer, magazine editor, North East Motor Sports Museum Board President and former racecar driver Dick Berggren. Attendees will have the opportunity to be the first to view this exciting new exhibition that includes antique and contemporary racecars, racing motorcycles and bicycles. The exhibition strives to tell the story of mankind's quest for speed and the enduring passion for agility, performance and speed sought through vehicles of both the two-and-four-wheeled kind sourced from world-class collections throughout the East Coast. Faster: The Quest for Speed features dozens of vehicles and highlights include a Michael Schumacher driven Ferrari F2002 Formula 1 car, the world's second-oldest Duesenberg: a 1915 Indy team car, a 1907 Renault Vanderbilt Cup Racer, a Fabulous Hudson Hornet and more.

The official opening of the exhibition coincides with the museum's annual Father’s Day weekend event, the Rod and Custom Cruise-in, Saturday, June 14 and Sunday, June 15.

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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