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Wednesday, June 29, 2016 Serving Maine and Lincoln County for over a century. Volume 141 Issue 26


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Father's Day at Owls Head Transportation Museum

Come celebrate Father's Day weekend at the Owls Head Transportation Museum, Saturday and Sunday, June 15 and 16 when 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 them to show off one's custom ride or muscle car. 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. Remember, they fly early, so try to get to the museum in the morning to see their planes in action.

Owls Head Transportation Museum Aircraft Conservator Karl Erickson and a team of dedicated volunteers have been working to ready their collection of historic biplanes for flight; their 1930 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, their 1933 Waco, their 1916 Sopwith Pup and their beloved 1917 Fokker DR.I triplane (aka the Red Baron).

Their open flight-line provides an opportunity for visitors to see, hear and experience the planes close up and visit with their 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.

The Owls Head Transportation Museum is located at 117 Museum St., in Owls Head, directly off of Route 73. The museum is open seven days a week, year round. For more information please contact Owls Head Transportation Museum Public Relations Director Jenna Lookner at 594-4418.

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