Come celebrate Father’s Day weekend at the Owls Head Transportation Museum.

On Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16, the Owls Head Transportation Museum celebrates America’s passion for cool cars with its annual Hot Rods, Customs, Muscle Cars & Antique Aeroplane Show. Visitor gates open at 9 a.m., exhibitor gates open at 8:30 a.m.

From hot rods to rat rods, motorcycles and bicycles, join us to show off those custom rides or muscle cars. While the theme of this popular show is custom vehicles, guests arriving in their pre-1993 vehicles receive free admission at this show and all other museum (non-auction) events.

In addition to an assortment of hot rods, custom vehicles and muscle cars, an array of family activities will include vehicle demonstrations, dirt track racers, free Model T rides and (weather permitting) antique aeroplane demonstrations. The planes fly early, so get to the museum in the morning to see the planes in action.

Owls Head Transportation Museum Aircraft Conservator Karl Erickson and a team of dedicated volunteers have been working to ready the collection of historic biplanes for flight; the1930 Pitcairn PA-7S Sport Mailwing will take to the skies for the first time since the historic aircraft joined the collection in October. Additional planes that may take to the skies for demonstrations (weather permitting) include the museum’s 1941 Stearman, a 1933 Waco, our 1916 Sopwith Pup and a beloved 1917 Fokker DR.I triplane (aka the Red Baron). The open flightline provides an opportunity for visitors to see, hear and experience the planes close up and visit with our pilots.

Rain or shine, visitors will have access to the museum’s indoor collection of dozens of antique cars, motorcycles and aeroplanes. Guests will also have an opportunity to view the museum’s exhibition, MGs & Microcars, showcasing a unique collection of more than 25 MGs and small cars from the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s.

A kid’s choice award will be given to the owner of the vehicle voted best car of the show by youth judges. One winner will be announced after votes are tallied on each day of the show.

Admission is $12 for adults and, as always, children under 18 are admitted to the museum and show free of charge. Refreshments catered by French & Brawn Catering and Market Place will be available for purchase at the Caboose during both days of the show. No pets are allowed in the Museum or on show grounds.

Any visitor who renews their membership or purchases a new membership on the day of an event is entered in a drawing for a ride in the museum’s 1941 Stearman Biplane. One winner is drawn at noon and one at 3 p.m. each day of the event.

For more information please contact Owls Head Transportation Museum Public Relations Director Jenna Lookner at 594-4418.