Excitement builds for 34th annual New England Auto Auction

This 1930 Ford A Woodie Wagon is among the vehicles up for sale at the 34th annual New England Auto Auction Aug. 20 at the Owls Head Transportation Museum.
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This 1930 Ford A Woodie Wagon is among the vehicles up for sale at the 34th annual New England Auto Auction Aug. 20 at the Owls Head Transportation Museum.
Posted Aug. 14, 2011, at 9:38 p.m.

OWLS HEAD, Maine — “Everything from Fords to Ferraris, “ says executive director and auctioneer Charles Chiarchiaro referring to the selection of up to 200 vehicles expected to be for sale at the Owls Head Transportation Museum’s 34th annual New England Auto Auction of antique, classic and special interest vehicles. The event takes place Aug. 20 on museum grounds.

From early luxury cars such as a 1913 Rambler Touring car, to a 1930 Ford Woodie Wagon, to muscle cars like a 1970 Dodge Charger, to the unique top-down fun of 1948 Crosley convertible, or 1987 Ferrari Mondial, the selection runs the gamut in size, shape and style.

“This isn’t just an auction,” said Chiarchiaro. “It’s one of the best car shows in New England.” With that in mind, the museum has announced extended preview days for the event. Consignors have been encouraged to deliver their cars to the museum beginning Aug. 10. Preview days are scheduled through the morning of the sale. The formal preview and bidder registration will be Aug. 19.

A photo gallery of vehicles consigned may be viewed on the museum’s website at www.owlshead.org . Consignments are still being accepted though space is limited.

The museum will also have a few of its antique aircraft flying during the week leading up to the auction. Biplane rides will be available aboard the 1933 Waco and 1941 Stearman. Free Model T rides will be also be offered.

The 34th annual New England Auto Auction will attract bidders from around the globe. There’s plenty of seating for spectators as well. It’s a full day of excitement whether you’re looking to buy the car of your dreams or just watching as others make their dreams come true.

Open every day, the Owls Head Transportation Museum is located at 117 Museum St. just two miles south of Rockland. For more information, call ,594-4418 or visit www.owlshead.org .

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