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 June 2013 Newsletter


JULY 13th 

Traffic Jam 2013

    Get you favorite old car out of the shed. Show it off.  Tell your story. Join us

at the WAAAM  Air and Auto museum for our second annual cruise and car show this month. 

Register your vintage beauty and join us as we cruise the gut in Hood River on Friday night. Then back to the museum we will go to watch the sun set on the mountain as we listen to some oldies and wait for it to get dark enough to watch our movie on the museum wall.  Drive-in style!

You don't have and old ride?

That's OK with us. The Car Show is the 13th. Come spend the day and see what has ventured out of the garage, down the Gorge and out of the hills. These are some beautiful restorations and some "can't believe it's all original" autos.

Start your Saturday off at WAAAM with a delicious and hearty Lions Breakfast. The Museum and Breakfast start at 8am.

Food, Fun and a Fabulous Museum!

Click for  Car Show Info   Plus we have added:

Restoration Shop Tour at 11:30
Antique Car Parade  at 12:45
Historic Airplane Flight at 2:O0

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

See you there! 

August 10th  

Motorcycles &  Small Utility Engines.

 Antiques and Vintage.


Keeping old wheels spinning.  
The Hood River Airport is open again and the pavement is smooth!
It is time for a flight to the Gorge and to visit WAAAM again.


New to WAAAM  
Expansion Press ReleaseExpansion

An additional 27,000 Square Feet of Display Space construction has begun


The Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum in Hood River, Oregon announces that construction is underway on an expansion of its display buildings. The additional space will serve mainly for automobile related displays and an enlarged WAAAM SMART Kids Zone.


The museum, established in 2006 and opened to the public in 2007, has shown strong growth in its six years of operation. The WAAAM collection now comprises more than 120 cars and 30 motorcycles plus military vehicles and tractors and it will soon reach 100 airplanes. With few exceptions, these objects are operable and many are demonstrated in action on the Second Saturday of each month.


Design Structures has been selected for the construction project. Opening of the new space is planned for November 2013.



Arriving this Weekend  
A 1932 Waco UBA airplane has been acquired with funds donated for this aircraft.  Museum Chief Pilot Ben Davidson and Assistant Director Donna Davidson have volunteered to picked up the airplane in Kalamazoo, Michigan and fly it
1932 WACO UBA  
cross the country to its new home in Hood River.

The Waco UBA is unusual in Waco's line in that its single cockpit has side-by-side seating of its pilot and passenger instead of the more common arrangement of separate cockpits, fore and aft. The UBA, with a 210 HP Continental 7-cylinder radial engine, was the top of line model in Waco's "A" series and at $4,895 was quite costly for 1932. As a result only six were sold, mostly to high profile corporations.  Just three of this airplane remain in FAA records and WAAAM is proud to be flying the only one west of the Mississippi River.

The Route
The Route 
Donna says,
"Follow our travels on the WAAAM Facebook page as we barnstorm across the 1700+ miles of fabulous America."

An open cockpit biplane and and two childhood sweethearts!  The Davidson's will celebrate their 29th anniversary on this cross country adventure.   


It is Time to Drive.... a Model T

Learn something new and do something different this summer!

Great as a gift,  or just because it is time to learn something new.  


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!  


Class Dates:  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.



These Kids have what it takes WAAAM CAMP 2013

WAAAM Camp 2013

                  Introduction to
                Aviation for Kids.

Nine young aviation enthusiast spent three hours a day for four days last week learning about the world of aviation. Flight and aerodynamics, ailerons, rudders, elevators. phonetic alphabet, aircraft radio procedures and radio checks. Yes, they know how to rib stitch like the museum restoration volunteers have been doing.

Experience WAAAM CAMP 2013

These student built their own balsa glider. It flew because they shaped the airfoil!

Each of these interested students experienced sitting at the controls of a historic aircraft, and had the opportunity to talk with the dare devil pilot Tom Murphy who flew the Pusher off a hotel roof in 1995.

Riding in a 1914 Model T Depot Hack rounded out their experience during WAAAM camp.

Many thanks to volunteers Don Naylor,  Tex Newman, Russ Paddock, Andy Anderson and Dave Schneeberg for your help.


The Parker Pusher is a Movie Star...   

Million Dollar Mermaid (1952)  {Esther Williams}

along with Ester Williams and  Victor Mature.


 The Parker Pusher was used in the movie Million Dollar Mermaid. The whole movie is on You Tube, dubbed in Russian on top of being dubbed in French. Turn down the sound and jump to 1:13:25 - 1:14:13 and then to 1:20:45 - 1:24:15. There's a pretty good look at the seat around 1:21:50.    

Million Dollar Mermaid  


 Save the Dates

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



Fly In 2013  




    Hood River Fly-in  

   Sept 7 & 8

    (Pilot Night Sept 6)









Issue 6 - 2013
Second Saturday
New to WAAAM
Model T Driving School
Movie Star
Save the DATES
Visitor Quote
Video Tour
Featured Article
iPhone App


July 12

Cruise and Movie

Registration form 


July 13

 Second Saturday

The Second Annual  

WAAAM Traffic Jam  

Car Show

Car Show Info & Registration 


July 13 

Drive through the 

Twin Tunnels

 contact Jeanette FHCRH@comcast.net 



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

"This is a wonderful place and I am so glad I visited. Thank you, M.S.

Oregon Lifestyles

  A Video Tour of WAAAM
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Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum
Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum

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