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.