The New England Air Museum will hold its annual Antique Auto Show on Sunday, June 1st. Co-sponsored by the Connecticut Council of Car Clubs, this will be one of the larger auto shows this year. Visitors can expect a wide range of cars, including early antiques such as Model T’s, show cars from the 30’s & 40’s, street rods, sports cars, the dream cars of the 50’s and muscle cars of the 60’s and early 70’s. Participant and people’s choice awards will be given, and dash plaques will be presented to the first 200 cars arriving. The show will feature the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang with a favorite Mustang Award.
Admission to the Auto Show is included with the regular museum entrance fee. A food vendor will be on site all day for the convenience of visitors. The Auto Show will run from 10AM to 3PM, with the museum staying open until 5PM. The museum’s Flight Sim Spot, which provides visitors with a high tech flight experience, will also be available during the Auto Show. Admission is $12 for ages 12 and up, $11 for seniors 65 and up and $6.50 for children ages four to eleven. Children under three are admitted free. For more information, visit www.neam.org or call (860) 623-3305.
The New England Air Museum is located by Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn. Take I-91 north or south to exit 40 (Rt. 20 / Bradley Airport Connector) and then Rt. 75 north to the Museum.
The New England Air Museum is the largest aviation museum in New England and is a private, non-profit educational institution that was organized in 1959. Three larger hangars and an outdoor display contain more than 80 aircraft with permanent exhibits that include the oldest surviving aircraft in the U.S. – the 1870 Silas M. Brooks Balloon Basket, as well as an S-39 Amphibian plane – the first aircraft built in Connecticut by aviation pioneer Igor Sikorsky. Featured year-round are many historical aircraft and exhibits including a focus on World War II’s Tuskegee Airmen, and a display about Amelia Earhart alongside a Lockheed Model 10 Electra – the same type of plane flown by the female aviator. The Air Museum is dedicated to preserving and presenting historically significant aircraft and related artifacts, engaging visitors through high-quality exhibits helping them to understand aviation technology and history and inspiring students through innovative and hands-on educational programs. It is owned and operated by the Connecticut Aeronautical Historical Association and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, with four full-time employees, 18 part-time employees, and more than 175 volunteers. The New England Air Museum is located on 36 Perimeter Road (off Route 75) on the North end of the Bradley International Airport airfield in Windsor Locks, Conn. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week, and features a large gift shop. For more information, www.neam.org or (860) 623-3305 or Facebook at New England Air Museum.