54th Annual Antique Auto Days
July 21 @ 10:00 am - July 22 @ 12:00 pm
See dozens of classic, vintage, antique, hot rods, muscle cars and much more all parked on the Village Green. It’s a true all makes and models show in partnership with the Maine Obsolete Auto League! A Swap Meet & Flea Market will offer collectors a chance to scoop up a deal. Sunday afternoon parade through downtown Boothbay Harbor and to scenic Ocean Point in East Boothbay.
Anyone who owns a classic, antique, hot rod, muscle car, rat rod or other cool vehicle is invited to show it off on the Village Green on July 21 & 22. If you are not a member of MOALS there is just a small $10 entry fee upon arrival, no pre-registration required. Car owners receive free admission to the Museum (for themselves and one passenger, additional passengers must enter through Museum entrance and pay admission) and a commemorative dash plaque.
A People’s Choice trophy will also be awarded. New this year! The People’s Choice winner will be announced on Saturday at 5 pm and they will be invited to lead the parade on Sunday at noon.
An Auto Parts Swap Meet & Flea Market will offer collectors a chance to scoop up a deal throughout the weekend. Those who wish to set up in the flea market need to register in advance. The fee is just $10 for a 10 X 10 space for the entire weekend.
Valve cover racing is back this year on Saturday only. Visitors can build their own and bring it along to test it out on the track. MOALS members and others will also demonstrate their creations. Valve cover racing is a competitive event similar to the Pinewood derby, but vehicles are made from a valve cover from an internal combustion car engine, rather than of wood blocks. This hot new hobby for auto enthusiasts is fun for all ages.
While at Antique Auto Days don’t miss Rails, Tails, & Ales: The Midcoast Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, July 21 from Noon – 4:00. Tickets for a wristband to enjoy ten – 4 ounce beer tastings is just $3o in advance or $35 at the door (must be 21) and include Museum admission (Antique Auto Days) as well as a unique souvenir beer mug. Museum members save $5 per ticket!
On Saturday a food court will include Crust wood fired pizza, Fahrenheit 225 BBQ, Victory Lane Ice Cream, Pinky D’s Poutine Truck and Shuck Shack raw bar.
A new feature will be an illustrated talk and complimentary continental breakfast on Sunday morning at 10 am. The program is included with your show registration or Museum admission. Our guest is Winn Rittall. He’ll talk about the 1968 Mercury Cougar he inherited from his brother. It is one of only three built that year with this engine and transmission combination, and it was sold at OHTM’s New England Auto Auction for a record-breaking $229,000 in 2015.
The Sunday afternoon parade will depart the Museum grounds at Noon. The parade route travels through both downtown Boothbay Harbor and scenic Ocean Point in East Boothbay. Guests are encouraged to come see the show before that time as many of the cars head directly for home after the parade.
Admission to Antique Auto Days is included with Museum Admission.
Special thanks to our sponsors who make this event possible: