Truck and Tractor Show July 19-20

Jul 14, 2014
Trucks and tractors will be on display Saturday and Sunday, July 19 and 20 at Owls Head Transportation Museum.

Owls Head — Owls Head Transportation Museum’s annual Truck and Tractor show isSaturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20.

During this weekend Owls Head is transformed into the center of the universe for antique truck and tractor enthusiasts. Also featured at this two-day event will be commercial and military vehicles, as well as vintage earth-moving construction equipment. This event is sponsored by Cushing Diesel, The Pine Tree Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society and Freightliner of Maine.

This display of trucks, tractors and commercial vehicles of all kinds is complemented by an antique aeroplane show (weather permitting).

Show hours are 9 a.m. to 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. Owners of pre-1994 vehicles are also welcome to exhibit at this and all other museum (non-auction) events at no charge, though the focus of this event is largely on trucks. Visitors are encouraged to come early to guarantee seeing the highest concentration of exhibiting vehicles, exhibitor gates open at 8 a.m.

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 represented at the meet. Truck Show sponsor Freightliner of Maine will be exhibiting its 2015 Cascadia model truck.

Antique tractors from classic manufacturers including John Deere, Farmall, Oliver and Case will be showcased. 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, including friends from the local Pine Tree Chapter of the American Truck Historical Society along with members of both the Granite State and Green Mountain Chapters. The Truck and Tractor show historically attracts exhibitors from all across the Northeast and beyond. Anyone with a pre-1994 truck or tractor is encouraged to exhibit.

In keeping with truck show tradition visitors will have an opportunity to enjoy live music at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 19. Rose and the Wayfaring Strangers, a favorite local band, will be performing on Runway 17.

In addition to an assortment of classic trucks, tractors, military equipment and commercial vehicles, an array of family activities will include vehicle demonstrations, children’s educational activities, pedal car kiddie corral, free Model T rides and (weather permitting) antique aeroplane demonstrations.

By popular demand and with support from Higmo’s Lumber the kids Touch-a-Truck program will return. With parental supervision, children will have an opportunity to get up close and personal with a big rig, as a truck will be on hand for kids to explore.

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