|May 2010 - Museum Newsletter|
WAAAM's First "Second Saturday"
Hundreds of visitors showed up at our first ever Second Saturday.
"The day was special, really a fun time" said WAAAM Director Judy Newman. She added that "each month on the Second Saturday we will crank up some of the relics and give them a go."
Visitors were honored with a special gift of rides in some of the old cars, seeing old motorcycles operate and the Fleet fly.
"It is always a process to get these old babies going... we think that is part of the fun, showing you just how much effort goes into keeping the museum artifacts alive. It took hours of propping and coaxing the Fleet into starting. It is not magic, just a lot of effort. Every time." says Newman
SEE YOU ON THE 8th of MAY! 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Second Saturday of the Month
* The Boeing 40 leaves today, starting it's summer tour
* Our Beautiful new Bird is scheduled to fly
* We will attempt to get the WACO with the OX-5 started
* The Dodge Brothers auto is ready to go
* Restoration experts are answering questions 10am-2pm
* Coffee and Donuts in the AM
* Hot dogs and pulled pork for lunch
* More... More....More, we don't want to give it away, some see us.
Come learn, be fascinated and get involved in our wonderful past.
Member's welcome to every Second Saturday for Free.
|Something Old is New Again
This last month new artifacts have made their way to WAAAM. Come see the our rare:
1928 Stearman C3B
The Bird and Her Lady will be featured in June at the Museum
1929 Bird Model A
'71Velocetter Le Mark III
Stearman C3B Story by the Yakima Herald
Active Duty Military personnel are honored every day
An Automobile Story:
1930 Model A Ford Coupe
Restored by Andy Anderson
Andy Anderson and 1930 Ford Model A Coupe
I found this car outside of White Salmon, Washington in a open shed April 1984. The engine did run but with the help of Gene Wright we rebuilt it anyway.
It was a body off the frame restoration with every nut and bolt taken off and of course went to many swap meets looking for better parts.
I actually did restore the body and motor in the basement of our house. It is restored to original condition with some re-manufactured parts and looks just like "Henry" had them come off the
assembly line in 1930.
Restoration was completed in 1999.
It is owned by our daughter Debra. She just loves driving it and she located the oooga horn and the vacuum wiper motor for it.