OWLS HEAD — Antique automobiles from around the world are expected to rally Saturday, Sept. 18 and Sunday, Sept. 19, at the Owls Head Transportation Museum for the Museum’s annual Foreign Auto Festival. Gates open to the public and exhibitors at 10 a.m. The show will go on 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., both days, rain or shine, and a variety of indoor demonstrations and activities are planned in the event of inclement weather.
While a diverse range of stunning vehicles is expected at the event, this year the Owls Head Transportation Museum is celebrating British manufacturers as the featured marque of the Foreign Auto Festival. Owners of pre-2001 automobiles, organized clubs and all British manufactures car owners — regardless of year — are invited to exhibit their vehicles free of charge. Clubs wishing to arrange parking are encouraged to call in advance of the event.
On both days of the show, Owls Head Transportation Museum and its team of dedicated aviation workshop volunteers and pilots will demonstrate the Museum’s collection of antique aircraft.
“We are thrilled to report that our beloved 1917 Fokker DR.I triplane (aka the Red Baron) is scheduled to makes its debut and return to the skies after a long restoration,” said OHTM, in a news release.
Additional planes that may fly for demonstrations include the Museum’s 1917 SPAD XIIIc.I, the 1917 Nieuport 28C.1, the Museum’s 1918 Standard J-1, the 1930 Curtiss-Wright Travel Air D-4000 Speedwing, the 1930 Pitcairn PA-7S Sport Mailwing, and both of the Museum’s 1940s Boeing Stearmans.
OHTM’s open flightline, also scheduled for both days of the event, provides an opportunity for visitors to see, hear and experience the planes close up and visit with OHTM pilots.
Want more? “Purchase a 20-minute scenic biplane ride for an open air, sky-high experience unlike any other!” said OHTM. (All aircraft activities are subject to change, based on weather conditions.)
Get free admission for you and one passenger when you exhibit at this event with one of the following:
• Any classic, custom or special interest vehicle that is 20+ years old
• Any British-manufactured vehicle from any production year.
Become a Member
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 1940s Stearman Biplane. One winner is drawn each day of the event.
Exhibitor Car Show, Live Demos, Open Air Cafe, Aircraft Demonstrations, Vintage Car Rides, and more.
Adults - $18
Seniors (65+) - $16
Kids & youth (17 and under) – Free
US Active Military Members & Veterans- Free*
*All active US service members are welcome free of charge upon showing their Geneva Conventions Common Access Card (CAC). Veterans please present your DD Form 2 or DD214. Free admission does not apply to spouses or other family members.
The museum follows Maine CDC guidelines and recommends that all guests wear face coverings while inside museum buildings.
For More Info:
Owls Head Transportation Museum, 117 Museum Street, Owls Head, ME 04854