ASHLAND, NE (May 30, 2017) – The Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum is hosting a premier classic automobile show with over 100 classic autos and motorcycles displayed around historic aircraft inside the museum. The show will also include an outdoor event with parachute jumpers carrying flags.
The show highlights vintage and collectable cars, hotrods, and motorcycles featuring rare finds such as a 1910 Ford Model T originally sold by a car dealership in Omaha, an original 1919 Excelsior motorcycle with a sidecar, a hand built 1928 Packard model 526, and a 1928 Miller Perfect Indy 500 winner.
The museum’s honorary co-chairs, Jerry and Connie Vincentini, have a vision for this show that is unlike any show in the Midwest. “We have always wanted to put together a show of hand-picked autos that are not only rare but could be displayed in an entertaining way that adds an element of history to the show,” said Vincentini.
The Vincentini’s are no strangers to classic auto shows; they participate year round in showing their personal collection and have coordinated classic auto shows for years. Vincentini and a committee of collectors personally handpicked and invited rare auto owners to display in the first annual Nebraska Highway 66 Concourse Classic. The purpose of the show is to feature rare finds and collectables from every era starting with the early 1900’s, as well as displaying today’s special interest autos such as an electric racecar built by students, a front wheel drive dragster, and a 1910 Hupmobile barn find.
There will also be very rare finds such as a 1954 Kaiser – Darrin convertible roadster sports car and a 1954 Buick Skylark Fisher custom built convertible. The 1954 Buick Skylark and a 1957 Cadillac are unique displays as there are only a few left and they come from a limited production.
The show will feature an opening event at 12 p.m. on Saturday, July 22 with the Lincoln Sport Parachute Club performance that includes a flag presentation with four parachute jumpers landing in formation.
The Concourse Classic show will be on display at the Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23. The show will conclude at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 23 with an awards ceremony. The public will be given ballot cards as they enter the Museum show and will vote for their favorite.
The Museum is requesting support from all auto clubs. There will be reserved club parking holding 100 autos in a special section of the parking lot. This will create a mini-show outside the museum for the public to enjoy outdoors before entering the Museum.
The Museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and general admission is $12 for adults, $11 for seniors and military, and $6 for youth ages 4-12. The show is free for members and open to the public. General admission applies but the show is included in general admission.