OWLS HEAD — A showcase of Midcoast Maine’s American automotive design takes over the Owls Head Transportation Museum, July 6 and 7.
This event highlights the style and power of American automobiles beginning in the early 20th Century and extending through the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and beyond.
Free vintage vehicle rides will be offered throughout the weekend, and the pedal car, Kids Corral, and the Hungry Pilot Café will be open for the duration of the event.
This year’s featured show marque is the Chevrolet Corvette. Celebrate more than 60 production years of this icon of American automotive design and engineering by driving in with your Corvette, of any year, to exhibit in the featured marque section or by checking out the displays from the show’s visiting exhibitor clubs, the Acadia Region Corvette Club and Vettes of Coastal Maine.
Plus, visitors will get an opportunity to hear a presentation from special guest Derek E. Moore, curator of the National Corvette Museum. Visiting from Bowling Green, Ky., Moore is a lifelong automobile enthusiast and is passionate about how the automobile has impacted society and culture, according to the Museum, in a news release.
Throughout the day, museum staff and volunteers will demonstrate a selection of cars, motorcycles and aircraft from its world-class collection.
The museum will also be running a two-day sale during the show, selling scenic biplane rides for 50% off — $100 for members and $150 for non-members.
“What better way is there to enjoy the weekend than from the open cockpit of a vintage biplane as it soars above the coastline?” the Museum said.
As part of the museum’s outdoor events, anyone driving in with a pre-1999 vehicle, as well as all organized automobile clubs, are welcome to exhibit throughout the show and receive free admission for themselves and one passenger.
Event admission is $18 for adults. Individuals under age 18, as well as retired career veterans and active duty military, are admitted free.
Gates open to the public at 10 a.m., and exhibitors at 9 a.m.
OHTM is located just a few miles from downtown Rockland on Route 73.
For more information, visit owlshead.org/event or call (207) 594-4418, and find the museum on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram.