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By Land and By Sea: Antique Vehicle Show

Join us for the 18th Annual Antique Vehicle Show at Mystic Seaport and see a dazzling display of more than 100 authentic pre-1930 cars, trucks, and motorcycles. Take a closer look at the various types of vehicles that helped transport commerce from the land to the sea at the turn of the century.

Watch as the Museum’s village and waterfront bustle with activity as early 20th-century vehicles go about the daily business of the 1920s. Take the opportunity to talk with the exhibitors who lovingly maintain these beauties and hear unique stories about the vehicles. Enjoy a free ride in an antique automobile and experience the 20th century’s newest mode of transportation.

Cap off the day with the event’s annual finale, the Grand Parade of Vehicles, at 4 p.m. Get your camera ready as these old-time treasures line up and parade around the Village Green. It’s a sight to behold!

2015 Featured Vehicle

This year’s featured vehicle is a 1912 Overland, Model 59R Roadster, manufactured in Toledo, Ohio. The 4 cylinder engine develops 30 horsepower and makes this car a pleasure to drive, regardless of hills or unimproved roads.

The 103-year-old car was sold new in Bridgeport in 1912 and has always resided in Connecticut. The Willys-Overland Company used it for advertising in the 1930s and ’40s. The exhibitors have owned it for 11 years and drive it about 2,000 miles per year on tours or just for fun. The previous owner had it for 56 years.

Exhibitors: Donald and Nancy Liepelt, Madison, CT