Posts Tagged ‘Collings foundation’

Nine-O-Nine Has Crashed

A few days ago, the Collings Foundation’s B-17G, “Nine-O-Nine” crashed while returning to Bradley International Airport in Connecticut. Seven crew members and passengers died, while seven more people in the plane and on the ground were injured. The highly visible aircraft, part of the Wings of Freedom Tour, had departed with ten passengers and three […]

Allisons, Wrights, Packards and Pratts, A Quick Freedom Tour Stop by the Collings Foundation at Worcester

The Collings Foundation’s Freedom Tour, a travelling band of World War II warbirds, made a stop in Worcester, Massachusetts recently.  Included in the tour was their B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft”, the TF-51 “Toulouse Nuts”, and the B-25 Mitchell “Tondelayo”. The Foundation’s B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine-O-Nine” couldn’t make the trip, as it was having an engine changed […]

Thunder Over Dover 2017

  Dover Delaware, 45 minutes south of the Delaware Memorial Bridge, on US Route 13, is noted for two events that get huge crowds: The first is the “Dover International Speedway”, the “Monster Mile”, the famous NASCAR one mile oval track, built in 1969, seating 95,500 racing fans and noted for at least seven NASCAR […]

Collings Foundation’s 2017 Race of the Century

The State of Massachusetts was an early U.S. automotive powerhouse during the industry’s formative years, between the 1890s and 1930s. Over two hundred Bay State companies manufactured new automobiles during these years; some produced only a few examples, while others opened manufacturing and assembly lines. The Collings Foundation, whose headquarters and main Museum is located […]