Antique and vintage motorcycles take center stage at the Owls Head Transportation Museum’s annual Vintage Motorcycle Meet and Antique Airplane Show on Saturday, Sept. 3 and Sunday, Sept. 4. Gates open at 9:30 a.m.

The Vintage Motorcycle Meet attracts antique custom and racing bikes from all over northern New England. This year, the museum’s collection of motorcycles, which includes an 1868 Roper Steam Velocipede; 1901 Steffey Motorbike; 1919 Harley Davidson J; 1922 Royal Enfield; 1924 Harley Davidson 2-25 Motorcycle; 1930 Henderson Streamline Motorcycle; 1931 Indian Four; 1932 Harley Davidson V Motorcycle; 1938 Indian Scout; 1941 Harley Davidson Motorcycle with sidecar; and 1946 Whizzer Motorbike there will be on display.

Special appearances by land speed racers and their bikes from the 2011 Loring Speed trials will include racers Dave Sleeper and Joe Caron, two of Maine’s own Loring participants who will be on hand to talk about riding a bike at 190 miles an hour!

Owners of any pre-1991 motorcycles are encouraged to exhibit and will be admitted free of charge. Visitors are encouraged to come early to guarantee seeing the highest concentration of exhibiting vehicles.

A special area will be set aside for a Motorcycle Corral & Flea Market where individuals may sell motorcycles—both antique or modern—and related items. A modest vendor fee of $25 per day or $40 for the weekend will be charged to sellers. The fee covers up to three motorcycles for sale (any vintage) and admission for two adults.

Come early for the antique aeroplane show. Take a free Model T ride. Kids: bring your wheels to exhibit in the special kids area.

For more information call 594-4418 or visit

Open seven days a week, year round. Kids under 18 always get in free.