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January events (and more) at automotive museums


David Percival, sidecar motorcycle racer | OHTM Photos

The Owls Head Transportation Museum in Owls Head, Maine, kicks off  Winter Education Series on January 30 with a presentation by author-curator Charles Jacobs entitled “the Zeppelin Hindenburg.” Following presentations in the series are February 27, with  former Group 44 driver,John “Mac” McComb presenting “the Greatest Race Car Driver You’ve Never Heard Of;” March 26, with David Percival, sidecar motorcycle racer and owner of DP Motorsport,  presenting “Sidecar Racing;” and then, April 30, with writer and museum professional Mark Wilkins presenting “The Lafayette Escadrille.”

This Sunday, from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m., the Blackhawk Museum in Danville, California, will stage a Cars and Coffee with support from the Silicon Valley Auto Show in San Jose. On February 13, the museum kicks off its speaker series with racer George Follmer talking about the 50th anniversary of the Can-Am series.
The Gilmore Car Museum in Michigan begins its a new lecture series this Sunday with a look at themuseum’s 50-year history.

The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia stages its first Demo Day of the year on January 23, with several cars being exercised in a museum parking lot.

The America on Wheels museum in Allentown, Pennsylvania, celebrates its Polar Express Pajama Party from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on January 24.

“Museum in Motion” tours held by the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, begin again with the first tour scheduled January 27 to February 1, when participants visit the Daytona International Speedway.  Other tours include a visit to Tucson, Arizona, on March 7-12, the Tail of the Dragon tour May 1-4, and the Marble and Glass tour through New England from May 19-22.

The California Automobile Museum in Sacramento has three car-themed tours scheduled in 2016. The first takes place March 12-20 and takes enthusiasts to Florida for visits to the Amelia Island Concours, Daytona Speedway, the Dezer Collection and Walt Disney World.  The next trip is May 14-21 and goes to Cuba. The third trip goes to France from June 15-24 for the 24 hours of Le Mans, including the 50th anniversary of Ford’s and the 25th anniversary of Mazda’s victory in the race.

LeMay – America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington, celebrates its education month in February with guest speakers talking about everything from World War II machines to outboard motors.

Nicole James
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