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 May 2013 Newsletter

Spring Has Sprung-

Get Your Bare Root Trees!

 Bare root tree sale  

The WAAAM Bare Root Tree Sale
Saturday, May 4th 10AM - 2PM

We've got Maples, Oaks, Lindens, Crab Apples and More  

$10 per tree.  

First come, first serve.  

***Great for Mothers' Day***  





May 11th  


WAAAM Presents 

 Our Unique Military Collection 


   Daniel Kempf and Scott Halliday'45 Willies MB 2010 memorial day flight 2 

We are very proud of our great collection of military vehicles, planes , motorcycles and firearms. Please Join us on this day to hear them come to life.
wwII RATIONING L-Birds, Jeeps, Scout Cars, Motorcycles and more

We have a special guest speaker John Miller who will share his collection and the story of "Rationing on the Home Front" during WWII. This was a different war than the one we are waging now. Every American felt the effects of war even while safely at home.  John will speak at 11am and 1pm.        

As each Second Saturday comes around we are excited to share our antiques with you. 
Come out and see what takes flight and what takes a spin around the yard!

Some of our favorite automobiles will be out and about today. Ever wish you could ride in an oldie? Donate a bit to keep the engines running and go for a trip back in time .

 9-5            WAAAM is open

10-2           A Museum in Action - watch and learn  


                 Military the small but mighty L-Birds  

                 (please bring yours Planes, Jeeps & Tanks to show!)


10              Pushing out a few Cars and Planes. Getting them

                       out the doors and warmed up. Hear them run.

10:30         The L-Birds take to the sky!  

11-1:30       Lunch is served

11              WWII - Life on the Home Front and Rationing 

11:30          Restoration Shop Tour,  

                          See the Parker Pusher Progress  

12:30         The White Scout Car.  Armored armed and big! 

  1              WWII - Life on the Home Front and Rationing  

 1:30          The "Birds" fly again        


Our Volunteers invite you to share this living history. We are fixing, restoring, flying, driving, learning, teaching & keeping the past alive. 

See you there! 

** June 8th **
Muscle Cars, Speedsters and Airplanes that Race


    ~The Golden Hawk Gift ~ 


The Second Saturday featuring The Studebaker was so much fun!
Thanks to all who shared their love of the Studie.
golden hawk
1957 Golden Hawk

Pictured here: Our newest donated automobile!

Lois Bowman has displayed her 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk at WAAAM from the beginning. On April 13th, 2013 she handed the pink slip to the museum director and said " This is the perfect home for this car. Enjoy and keep up the great work"
Exciting News 
             New to WAAAM ! Airplane #96 


                St. Louis Cardinal comes to WAAAM 
cardinal arrives
Reassembly of the
St Louis Cardinal  

Just a couple of weeks ago the museum airplane count went to 96! 
On Display in the M1... Yep we fit another airplane in the hangar is the 1929 St Louis Cardinal. A monocoupe with a LaBlond radial engine. Pretty fancy to have an inclosed cockpit and side by side seating. Most other airplane from this era were open cockpit.

This is one of 21 built. We have slated this craft for restoration as the wing had warped over the years and before we fly it again we will give it a good fix.

The Cardinal and the Jenny: When the U.S. enterer the World War I, St. Louis Car joined with Huttig Sash and Door Co. (also of St. Louis) to form the St. Louis Aircraft Corporation, which went on to manufacture 450 JN-4D Jenny trainers (a Curtiss design) for the U.S. Army... Read More --.airandspacemuseum.org/STLCARDINALS.




Many thanks: WAAAM purchased the Cardinal with funds donated by Peter Lafferty and Don Mayo.                

Love Trucks?  


      The American Truck Historical Society

50+ Antique Trucks visit WAAAM  


They  will be on display at the museum  

June 2nd     10:30am- 1:30pm



                         Annual Convention in Yakima  

WHAT: Hundreds of antique trucks and thousands of trucking enthusiasts will gather in Yakima, Washington, for the American Truck Historical Society's 2013 National Convention and Antique Truck Show.

Trucks of nearly every vintage and make will be represented at the show, including the high spoke-wheel trucks of the early 1900s to the big 18-wheeler rigs seen today on America's highways. To be considered an antique, a truck must be at least 25 years old.



Learn More


American Truck Historical Society


Parker Pusher Progress    

It is going back together! The Parker Pusher is gaining ground!
Pusher Wheels Before
Piece by piece, hours and hours of sand blasting and painting and .... the beat goes on.

The three wheels had to be rebuilt.
(where do you find the right size spokes)
Then primed and painted.

Pusehr wheels are ready!
Then the hunt was on to find the perfect fit for the tires.

Mounted and all aired up!

What's next.... ?

If you are interested in helping with the Parker Pusher restoration project at WAAAM please contact project coordinator Mark Stanfield at  2009mas@gmail.com

 Let's build this plane together!"    


       Follow Volunteer Dan Evans Blog about this project

Parker-Curtiss Pusher blog 


Take the Wheel

Model T Driving School


2013.1 Model T Driving School 

You are going to love learning about the life and times of a "Tin Lizzie"!


This one day class is chocked full of history, stories, maintenance, and yep, you guessed it, Driving!   -- It is different!


It is not every day you get the chance to go back in time and get hands on experience in operating an old car. That is just what you will do during our Model T Driving School.


Class space is limited to just eight students per class.


Sign up now!  This makes a great gift too.   Hint Hint :-) 


Class Dates: June 15, July 20 or Aug 17

Time: 9 am to about 3pm

Place:  WAAAM 


Lunch is included


Cost: Members $125, Non-Members $150, Active Volunteers $75

                    *You must hold a valid drivers license


Want to take the class again and drive some more?

         Members $25,  Non-Members $50, Active Volunteers $20



Call WAAAM # 541-308-1600 or Email Donna@WAAAMuseum.org 

to sign up or for more information.



Save the Dates

Traffic Jam 2013


  Traffic Jam   

   Car Show  

  July 13  


(*Cruise, Sock-hop and Movie- July 12)

Join us for our Second Car Show  here at WAAAM

So much fun  


Auto & Aero Swap Meet
Scheduled at WAAAM

 August 3 & 4

Buy,  Sell  and Look - Airplanes & Automobiles - Parts & Pieces   

Good Stuff Galore.


Space Available for vehicle related items


Email Swap Meet Info for more information



WAAAM fly In Poster 2013 



    Hood River Fly-in  

   Sept 7 & 8

    (Pilot Night Sept 6)


Issue 5 - 2013
Tree Sale
Another Gift
New Airplane
Restoration Report
Model T Driving School
Save the DATES
Visitor Quote
Video Tour
Best of the Gorge- Museum

Thanks WAAAM Fans!

Best of the Gorge Award 2012

May 4
WAAAM Tree Sale

May 11 
Second Saturday
Military Equipment.  
Flying and driving the old stuff. 
Bring your military artifacts to show and tell

May 13-June 13 
Hood River  (4S2) Airport Closed for runway shift    
  May 18 & 19 
Wine and Pear Fest


June 2

American Truck Historical Society stops at WAAAM



June 8

Second Saturday  

Muscle Cars, Speedsters & Airplanes that Race


June 15

  Model T Driving School


June 24-27

WAAAM Camp  

intro to Aviation for Kids 

WAAAM Camp info 


July 12

Cruise and Movie

Registration form 


July 13

 Second Saturday

The Second Annual  

WAAAM Traffic Jam  

Car Show 


July 20

Model T Driving School


July 27

Jackson Ride

Ride Info 


Aug 3 & 4
First Auto & Aero
Swap Meet

Aug 10

Second Saturday

Motorcycles &   

Small Utility Engines


Aug 17

Model T Driving School


Sept 7 & 8

Annual Hood River Fly-­­­In (Hundreds of Planes)


Sept 14

 Second Saturday

How to Start an Old Airplane; How to do a Pre-flight Inspection;  

Radio Control Model



Sept 28

International Model A Day


Oct 12

Second Saturday

 Fire Prevention Month;  

Old Fire Trucks and Old Trucks in General


Nov 9

Second Saturday   

A Century of Electric Cars and Trucks

Dec 14
Second Saturday
Holiday Pictures with Santa, the Grinch and the Old Cars and Airplanes. Photography by Nicholas

"We spent our anniversary here. What  a treat!

Oregon Lifestyles

  A Video Tour of WAAAM
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Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum

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