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‘Women and the Fiery Motor Beast’ on Mother’s Day at Seal Cove

Posted May 07, 2013, at 9:07 a.m.
Last modified May 07, 2013, at 12:26 p.m.

SEAL COVE, Maine — Bring your Mother to the Seal Cove Auto Museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, for a Mother’s Day Ride and free admission. Victorian hats will be available for loan or kits will be available for sale in the Museum Store.

“Women and the Fiery Motor Beast,” the nickname given to these early autos, will be the theme of the Mother’s Day event, and will include a self-guided tour through the auto collection featuring the adventuresome women who had the grit, determination, and large flowery hat to operate this new machinery.

The Museum’s two electric autos, the Kimball (1913) and the Rauch & Lang (1908), were built for and marked to women due to their quietness, efficiency, and safety. Their maximum speed was not more than 12 mph and most important the Victorian woman lost no dignity in these vehicles — perfect for shopping or making house calls.

For more information please contact the museum at 207-244-9242 or info@sealcoveautomuseum.org.

The mission of the Seal Cove Auto Museum is to tell the story of innovation and ingenuity in New England and America through the early development of the automobile. The museum is open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  May 1-Oct. 31.

 

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