the car designs and pop culture of the '70s, '80s and '90s

Owls Head Transportation Museum hosts new event: RAD Maine

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    OWLS HEAD — For one Saturday only, the Owls Head Transportation Museum will honor three decades of unique pop culture and futuristic automotive designs, including space-age customs, tuners, and lots of neon.

    The event takes place Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., at the Owls Head Transportation Museum.

    The new event to the 2023 season is the brainchild of NEAA Director Toby Stinson.

    “This event will capture and celebrate an era where pop culture became synonymous with fashion and lifestyle,” said Stinson, in an OHTM news release. “This was also an extremely iconic, important age in automotive history. This trend is sweeping the nation right now,” pointing to a recent issue of Hagerty Driver’s Club.

    Stinson says that cars from these decades will soon become the next generation of “classics,” “the cars from what we consider our youth are 40 and 50 years old, and these are the cars that will be at RAD Maine.”

    In addition to the exhibitor car show, highlights include interactive displays, a Family STEM Center, and featured vehicle and aircraft demonstrations.

    “The open-air café, museum gift shop, and outdoor picnic space, will further be sure to keep guests of all ages entertained,” said OHTM.

    In combination with the radical automobiles of the recent past, RAD Maine will offer attendees new experiences through vintage car rides and biplane ride tickets, which can be purchased at nearly all future seasonal events.

    “Create a memory for the future while celebrating the past in one of the museum’s historic taildraggers,” said OHTM.

    Eventgoers now have even more ride options this year, thanks to the 1932 WACO UBF-2, which accommodates two passengers.

    Receive free admission for you and one passenger when you exhibit at this event with any classic, custom or special interest vehicle that is 20+ years old.

    Ticket Rates:  Kids: Free (10 and Under)

    Youth: $5 (11 to 17) *please note price change
    Adults: $18
    Seniors: $16
    Members: FREE

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    About OHTM: 117 Museum St. Owls Head, ME 04854

    Founded in 1974, The Owls Head Transportation Museum is a nonprofit educational organization with a mission to collect, preserve, exhibit and historic aircraft and ground vehicles significant to the evolution of transportation for the purpose of education. Unlike static displays, the vast majority of OHTM’s collection is operational. The museum also offers a variety of hands-on volunteer opportunities as well as STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)-based programs to young students and schools at no cost.

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    Event Date: 

    Sat, 06/17/2023 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

    Event Location: 

    Owls Head Transportation Museum


    117 Museum Street
    Owls Head, ME 04854
    United States