On Sunday, June 11, Minuteman members participated in a very special VIP tour of the Shea Family’s Back To The Future Museum in Hubbardston, MA. The setting is an impeccably maintained farm property dating back to New England’s early settlement, and arrived at by driving bucolic country lanes.
Father and son, Bill and Patrick Shea clearly love what they do, as evidenced by the enthusiastic tour to which they treated us. We viewed and learned about an outstanding collection of cars, along with an accompanying cast of supporting memorabilia, from the production of the Back to the Future movie series, as well as tribute vehicles from Ghostbusters, Jurassic Park, Bullitt and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Yes, we saw the actual Ferrari 250 GT California Spider that crashed through glass, and plunged into a ravine in one of the final Ferris scenes. Given its mishap, the Spider is in amazingly fine condition.
Our hosts regaled us with fascinating stories of the curated cars intertwined with historical anecdotes of the charming farm. The Shea Family generously gives one hundred percent of museum donations to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, and the our chapter is proud to be among its contributors.