OWLS HEAD

More than 150 antique automobiles from around the world are expected to rally at the Owls Head Transportation Museum Saturday, Sept. 13 and Sunday, Sept. 14 for the Museum’s annual Foreign Auto Festival and Antique Aeroplane Show.

While a diverse range of stunning vehicles is expected at the event, this year the Owls Head Transportation Museum is celebrating Porsche as the featured marque of the Foreign Auto Festival. Owners of pre-1994 automobiles, organized clubs and all Porsche owners—regardless of year—are invited to exhibit their vehicles free of charge.

Exhibitor gates open at 8:30 a.m., and gates open to the public at 9:00 a.m. Show hours are 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and the museum will remain open until 5:00 p.m.

 

 

This annual event attracts foreign car enthusiasts from all over the Northeast—from luxury sedans to the high-performance sports cars. The variety can be impressive: Austin Healey, MG, Triumph, Porsche, Ferrari, Citroën, Mercedes, BMW, Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Jaguar, Volkswagen and more. The meet draws a large number of Japanese models as well.

Members of the Down East Porsche Club, Volvo Club of America (Maine chapter) and Mid Maine Sports Car Club are expected to attend with an array of specialty vehicles from around the world. The Down East Porsche club expects a strong showing, with between 30 and 45 Porsche owners exhibiting a variety of beautiful vehicles both Saturday and Sunday. Morong of Falmouth will display two new Porsches including the newly released model, 2015 Porsche Macan as well as a Carerra 4S Cabriolet, Porsche’s all-wheel-drive sports car. The Macan, bearing its tiger paint schematic, will be raced from Frisco, TX to Independence, MO as part of The Fireball Run, a highoctane event that benefits The Child Rescue Network.

 

 

Ground Vehicle Conservator Warren Kincaid said a number of museum collection vehicles will be demonstrated throughout the weekend and may include our 1932 Ford Cragar Racer, 1909 De Dion Bouton Voiture, 1913 Rolls- Royce Silver Ghost, 1933 Pierce Arrow and many more. Free Model T rides and kids activities will be offered during both days of the show, and lucky visitors may have the opportunity to ride in select collection vehicles as part of the scheduled demonstrations.

On both days of the show (weather permitting) Owls Head Transportation Museum Aircraft Conservator Bob Bailey and our team of dedicated aviation workshop volunteers and pilots will demonstrate the Museum’s unrivalled collection of antique aircraft. The most recent addition to our aircraft collection, a majestic 1930 Travel Air Speedwing, will take to the skies, and additional planes that may fly for demonstrations include the Museum’s 1941 Stearman, our 1917 SPAD, our 1918 Standard J-1, our 1923 Fokker C.IV and our beloved 1917 Fokker DR.I triplane (aka the Red Baron). Our 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 our pilots.

Museum aeroplanes are typically flown in the morning, so early arrival is suggested for those wishing to view antique aeroplane demonstrations.


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