The 1st Annual WAAAM Traffic Jam was a success! Thanks to all who volunteered, sponsored, vendored and to YOU who arrived with your antique and classic vehicles ready to show and share with the other visitors and supporters of WAAAM. Our Volunteer Chairman Glenn Whitcomb of the Tri-Cities did a bang up job. Thank you Glenn!
On Octobers Second Saturday, 100 autos showed on the back lawn, which brought in more than 700 visitors for the day to the museum. Friday evening we cruised the "gut" in Hood River with 51 historic cars and that evening American Graffiti was shown while the Lions Club fed the crowd. This event along with the Annual Hood River Fly-In raised over $31,000 for the museum. Thank you. This is a wonderful museum because of your interest and support.
We are ready to share, show and shine again in 2013.
We are so excited to share this news with you.
WAAAM has been awarded a
Ludwick Family Foundation grant.
Founded in 1990 by Arthur and Sarah Ludwick, the Ludwick Family Foundation is a philanthropic organization committed to assisting a broad array of groups that are working to make a positive difference in the world.
Ludwick Family Foundation
The grant of $54,000 is for the restoration of our early Curtiss Pusher style aircraft to flying condition.
The project will allow a group of volunteers to work alongside a restoration team and learn the skills required to restore early aircraft. We have much to do and much to learn.
Do you have an interest in being involved with this project? Contact Donna Davidson to get your name on the list.
# 541-308-1600 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This aircraft has enjoyed a storied career. It has been owned by Billy Parker (test and stunt pilot), and Paul Mantz (stunt pilot -Flight of the Phoenix and technical adviser to Amelia Earhart)
We expect to have this restoration completed in one year. Thank you to all who have stuffed dollars in the jar to keep this project alive. With your continued support and help and the new grant monies from the Ludwick Family Foundation we will see this aircraft fly again!
We have new additions to the collection both as donation and artifacts on loan. See the Fly By news and Car Corner notes.
Will you join us for Novembers Second Saturday? See what we have planned.
WAAAM is wonderful because you care.
Clear skies to you all,