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Race of the Century this Weekend – Horses, Stage Coaches, Cars, and Airplanes in Races

The Collings Foundation will host its 4th annual Race of the Century this weekend (August 20 & 21, 2011) in Stowe, MA. They bill the event as “an an all out duel of transportation technologies.” The race features competitions between technologies from different eras. Races include:

  • A 1867 Concord Stage Coach against a 1904 Franklin Type A Roadster
  • A horse and cart against a 1906 Stanley Steamer
  • A 1914 Stutz Bearcat against a 1909 Bleriot Type XI Flying Machine
  • A 1937 Offy sprint car against a PT-17 Stearman bi-plane

The Collings Foundation’s collection of classic cars, race cars, military equipment and aircraft will be open for viewing. They will also be offering flights in their T-6 fighter trainer aircraft, PT-17 bi-wing trainer and New Standard bi-wing. Reservations are required for flights.

There is a pre-event party and personal tour of the Foundation’s collection on Friday August 19, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Reservations are necessary for the party. Call 800-568-8924 for party or flight reservations.

Admission is is $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 years and younger.

The Collings Foundation is located at 137 Barton Road in Stow, MA.

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Wings & Wheels – Stow, MA June 18 & 19, 2011

For 2012 see: 10th Annual Wings & Wheels Open House – Father’s Day Weekend, 2012

The Collings Foundation will host its 9th annual Wings & Wheels Open House this weekend (June 18 and 19, 2011) in Stow, MA. The open house will feature:

  • Aircraft displays including a TBM Avenger, Wright “Vin Fiz” replica, 1909 Bleriot, Fokker DR-I replica, PT-17 Stearman, Cessna UC-78 Bobcat, North American AT-6 Texan, Fiesler Fi-156 Storch, and a Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star.
  • An extensive automobile collection
  • Minicar Display
  • RC Aircraft
  • Tactical Robot Exhibition
  • Airplane Rides (advance reservations required)

This should be a fantastic event for the whole family.

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