The selection of up to 200 vehicles expected to be for sale at the Owls Head Transportation Museum’s 33rd annual New England Auto Auction on Saturday, Aug. 21 is a “veritable history lesson in automobile manufacturing.”

The selection runs the gamut in size, shape and style from early luxury cars such as a 1919 Locomobile Town Car, a 1934 Ford 40 Woodie Station Wagon, muscle cars including a 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle SS, to a fun top-down 1971 Volkswagen Beetle.

“This isn’t just an auction,” said Charles Chiarchiaro, executive director and auctioneer. “It’s one of the best car shows in New England.” With that in mind, the museum announced extended preview days for the event. Consignors have been encouraged to deliver their cars to the museum beginning Aug. 10 so the public can experience the history and excitement this auction is known for. Preview days are scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 18 through the morning of the sale. The formal preview and bidder registration will be Friday, Aug. 20.

A photo gallery of vehicles currently consigned may be viewed on the museum’s Web site at Consignments are being accepted, though space is limited.

The museum will also have a few of its antique aircraft flying during the week leading up to the auction. Biplane rides will be available aboard the 1933 Waco and 1941 Stearman. And free Model T rides will be offered every day.

Open every day, the Owls Head Transportation Museum is at 117 Museum St. in Owls Head, two miles south of Rockland. For more information call 594-4418 or visit