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Collings Foundation Fun Run, Picnic & Tour

Sunday, September 17, 2017  -  10:30AM
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Collings Foundation Fun Run, Picnic & Tour
Sunday, Sep 17, 2017

Collings Foundation Stowe MA
137 Barton Rd. Stowe, MA 01775 (978)562-9182

Event Registrar
John Sullivan

Event Coordinator
John Sullivan

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The Boston Chapter BMW CCA is joining with the North Atlantic Audi Club to The North Atlantic chapter of the Audi Club of North America cordially invites BMW CCA members to join them on a “fun run” drive, ending at a picnic and tour of the Collings Foundation in Stow, MA.

The tour will gather at Alpha Cars in Boxborough, MA at 10:30 AM. Following coffee and munchies and a look around the Alpha Cars facility, we'll depart at 11:30 AM for a leisurely 45 mile “fun run” over scenic roads in the central Massachusetts area. We will end at the Collings Foundation in Stow, MA for a"bring-your-own" picnic on the grounds, followed by a guided tour of the Foundation. vintage aviation, armor and automobile collection. The Collings Foundation collection includes over 60 vehicles from the early-to-mid 20th-century, with a variety of midget, sprint, Indy and other race cars and a remarkable collection of fully restored road cars ranging from the brass era to the forties. In addition the museum is home to an armor collection and a half-dozen of the Foundation's smaller aircraft including an original 1909 Bleriot XI, a TBF Avenger and late 40s T-33 jet trainer.

Aside from picnic supplies, you may want to bring a blanket or folding chairs, and be prepared for sun as there is not a lot of shade on the grounds. In the event of excessive heat or rain the picnic can be held indoors. There are a couple of opportunities to buy picnic-type food along the route.

Cost is $20.00 per person, with all proceeds going to the Foundation to cover their fees. Registration is now open on MotorsportReg.; to register click here (htpp://naaclub.motorsportreg.com/). You may also register at the event, cash or check only please. You are welcome to attend just the picnic and/or the facility tour (probably around 2 PM) if you wish, but fees are the same. The foundation is at 137 Barton Rd. in Stow, MA 01775.

Directions to start: From Route 495:
take Rt. 495 exit 28 onto Rt. 111 South (heads east), Alpha Cars is about 1 3/4
miles on the left. From Rt. 95/128: follow Rt 2 west, take exit 43 onto Rt 111
North (LEFT exit, heads west), Alpha Cars is about 4 miles on the right.

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