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NEAR-Fest Official News and Information => Mister Mike's "Mishigoss" Board => Topic started by: W1RC on July 27, 2014, 03:37:43 PM

Title: Collings Foundation of Stow, MA Acquires Huge Military Tank Collection
Post by: W1RC on July 27, 2014, 03:37:43 PM
The Collings Foundation of Stow MA has huge collections of antique cars, racing cars and military aircraft.  Now we learn that they have acquired a very large tank collection from California.

http://www.masslive.com/news/boston/index.ssf/2013/11/silicon_valley_tank_collection.html

Collings is an "educational institution".  Some say it is a rich man's private collection with a good accountant and even a better lawyer.   It is open to the public three times a year.  You can have a ride in one of their WW-II aircraft for a hefty fee.  Planes take off and land on a grass strip.

Word is that they plan on auctioning off come of the collection to pay for the museum they plan on utilizing.

I hear the Stow planning board is not amused.  The land where the Foundation is located is zoned Residential.