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American Elegance

June 16 @ 8:30 am - June 17 @ 4:30 pm

$10 - $15

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The Collings Foundation’s museum of rare automobiles, race cars, military equipment and classics is world-class. Few know the Foundation that operates the world’s most extensive national living history tour of WWII Aircraft is based here in Massachusetts. Three times a year the Foundation opens it’s doors to the public. Our first event captures early 1900s American automobile design and history through a unique living history program.

_GEP8855American Elegance is an exquisite display of rare classic automobiles operating before your very eyes. The Great Gatsby era comes alive! American Cars from the height of craftsmanship will be presented in the most informative and colorful dialogue and setting. Al Capone and his 1940 Cadillac will be here – if he can elude authorities! Massachusetts State Police’s finest are on the look out ~

_GEP6813WHAT: The Collings Foundation is opening its doors during the Wings and Wheels Event, June 16th and 17th. See the incredible collection of over 70 automobiles, carriages, racecars, military equipment and airplanes.
We will be offering flights in a beautifully restored WWII aircraft. Stearman bi-plane (picture on left). 20 – minute Stearman flights are $200. 30-minute AT-6 Texan flights are $390. Call 800-568-8924 for reservations.  Massachusetts State Police Museum and Learning Center will have a display and original historic patrol cars participating in American Elegance. Unique tactical robot displays and exhibitions from Nashoba High School FIRST program American Institute of Aeronautics. WWII Veteran presentations and displays – A great time for all! Food will be available. American Elegance performance starts at 12:00 PM noon.

Collings Foundation Wings & Wheels / American Elegance - A view of the lower ground level of the hanger. Clockwise from upper center: Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bomber, North American AT-6 Texan, Grumman G-21 Goose, Waco UPF-7 biplane, Boeing PT-17 Stearman "Kaydet," VW Kübelwagen, Fieseler Fi-156 Storch observation aircraft, VW Schwimmwagen, V-1 buzz bomb.

Collings Foundation Wings & Wheels / American Elegance – A view of the lower ground level of the hanger. Clockwise from upper center: Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bomber, North American AT-6 Texan, Grumman G-21 Goose, Waco UPF-7 biplane, Boeing PT-17 Stearman “Kaydet,” VW Kübelwagen, Fieseler Fi-156 Storch observation aircraft, VW Schwimmwagen, V-1 buzz bomb.

WHERE: The Wings and Wheels / American Elegance Event will be held at the Foundation’s Headquarters: 137 Barton Road, Stow MA.

WHEN: The Wings and Wheels Open House takes place over Father’s Day weekend: June 16th and 17th, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. The Collings Foundation museum will be open for viewing during these times. $15 adults / $10 Children. Pay at entrance. The American Elegance performance runs 12:00 PM to 1:00 PMish. Museum docent lead tours will be conducted throughout the day.

Details

Start:
June 16 @ 8:30 am
End:
June 17 @ 4:30 pm
Cost:
$10 - $15
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Venue

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568 Main Street
Hudson, MA 01749 United States
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Phone:
978-562-9182
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