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5 days ago

Collings Foundation

NEWS FLASH! The Collings Foundation is proud to announce that our Douglas A-1E Skyraider will be joining the Wings of Freedom Tour for the California part of the tour from April 26 through June 10! We are now booking 25-minute flight experiences at visits around California (see schedule at: www.collingsfoundation.org/events/category/wings-of-freedom-tour/)

Flights are $900 per person for the cockpit seat and $450 per person for the each of the four rear seats. The participant in the cockpit will not be able to take the controls, it is only a ride. We need to have a minimum of one person in front and two passengers in back, OR four passengers in back to make a flight go. Much like the B-25 and P-51, we can fly flights in the Skyraider at anytime during the day. Please note that passenger compartment access requires passengers to be able bodied, as you need to climb unassisted on the wing and up the side of the fuselage.

Call 978-562-9182 to book a flight on the Skyraider or any other aircraft on the tour in California - details at www.collingsfoundation.org/flight-experiences/
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3 weeks ago

Collings Foundation

We are VERY excited to announce that the newly acquired Collings Foundation P-38L Lightning will be attending our airshow! You may have seen it at last weekend's LA County Airshow or perhaps tucked away the last few months at the Planes of Fame Air Museum, and we're beyond excited to have it join the line up of SEVERAL P-38 Lightnings that will attend our airshow! Built in early 1945, this P-38 was designed to be a photo reconnaissance Lightning variation. Stored in Kingman, AZ after the war, it went through several civilian hands and was used for aerial mapping for a time. It came to Chino in the early 80s for a restoration and conversion to a fighter (removing the photo recon nose) then was shipped to UK where it was flown for a year. It came back to the US in the early 90s and was eventually put on display at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon. It was finally acquired by the Collings Foundation in 2016.

See this remarkable P-38L Lightning at the 2018 Planes of Fame Air Show! Stay tuned to this page for more performers and displays at the airshow, and get your tickets here: goo.gl/MYNmY5
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3 weeks ago

Collings Foundation

In honor of National Vietnam Veterans Day, we wish to honor all the veterans who served and all those who gave their lives. We remember you and we thank you. It is our mission to tell your story long after the sun sets... your sacrifices will never be forgotten. (Photo by Kevin Bailey) ...

3 weeks ago

Collings Foundation

If you've been waiting for the Wings of Freedom tour schedule, please visit our schedule specific page: Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour!! If you don't see your city yet, don't worry!! We are constantly updating the schedule and adding more events :) Thank you & I hope to see you on the road...

Jamie 'B-25' Mitchell
WoF Coordinator
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Race of the Century

July 29, 2017 @ 8:30 am - July 30, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

$10 - $15

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Collings Foundation - Race of the Century - Race nr. 1: 1867 Concord stagecoach (driven by Chip *****), 1904 Franklin Type A Roadster (driven by Rob Collings), and a suffragette bicyclist (Kim Hull)

Collings Foundation – Race of the Century – Race #1: 1867 Concord stagecoach , 1904 Franklin Type A Roadster, and a suffragette bicyclist.

Horses, Hybrids, electric cars, vehicles powered by water, flying machines, all poised to solve the transportation issues of the day. The Collings Foundation will host a most entertaining event that pits some of the greatest mobility based technological advancements against each other in Race of the Century.

AR-150727387During the early 1900’s transportation technologies advanced at an incredible rate. The thought of a “horseless carriage” rumbling down the path – or better yet – a “flying machine” moving through the air seemed amazing. The traditional horse and buggy quickly became history with the emergence of auto carriages like the 1905 Franklin and aircraft such as the 1909 Bleriot Type XI.

Which technologies will win? There is only one way to find out! Some of the races:

Pair of Horses/1867 Stage Coach Vs. 1904 Franklin Type A Roadster Vs. bicycle:
No competition here… silly motorized carriage. We all know where the real “horse power” lies.

Horse/Buggy Vs. 1908 Stanley Steamer: This will be a close race. An automobile that runs on water? Incredible! Can it be the horse and buggy has met its match?

1914 Stutz Bearcat Vs. 1909 Model T: The most incredible race ever! – One of the fastest cars of the time racing against this amazing machine of industrial might.

Collings Foundation - Race of the Century - Race nr. 6: Dreyer-Ford Model B sprint car (Rob Collings), 1932 Fort Port Riley Model B (Bruce Harrison), Flathead V8 sprint car (Tony Cassidy), midget sprint car (Chris Cassidy)

See an amazing exhibition and display of carriages, carts and horses from the Massachusetts Carriage and Driving Society. Additional exhibits of transportation contraptions, steam engines, flying machines and military equipment will be exhibited. The Collings Foundation’s amazing museum of over 70 automobiles, race cars and historic aircraft and tanks will be open for viewing.

The Race of the Century takes place on both July 29th and 30th. Facility and collection will be open from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM daily. Entry fee is $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 years and younger. Races start around 1:00 PM. Fly in a WWII aircraft! We will be offering flights in the last operating PT-17 that trained Tuskegee Airmen in WWII.

20-minute Stearman flights: $200. Call to reserve flights. No reservations needed for general entrance.
Click on picture below to see National Geographic video of Race of the Century!Bleriot

 

Details

Start:
July 29, 2017 @ 8:30 am
End:
July 30, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
Cost:
$10 - $15
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Venue

Race of the Century – Collings Foundation
137 Barton Road
Stow, MA 01775 United States
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Phone:
978-562-9182
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