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January 2014 Newsletter
  Director's Message
Judy Newman
Happy New Year to all of you - 
Our Wonderful WAAAM Supporters. 

Without you this museum could not and would not be what is today. A treasure in the Northwest that is getting world renown recognition not only for the fabulous collection but for our volunteers as well. 

As we march toward our seventh anniversary in September, I would like first to give you a quick 2013 recap: We have had many major car and plane donations as well as monetary donations that help this collection grow. 
The museum founder Terry Brandt built an additional 27,000 square feet on tho the museum that we now call M3  ("M" is for museum and "3" is for the third building). We started moving into this wonderful space in November and will celebrate our " Grand Opening" during the February Second Saturday Event. Please Join Us.

The WAAAM Traffic Jam 
Car Show and the Hood River Fly-in were both great successes and we thank you our visitors and participants and our many local business for their sponsorship's in making these fun for everyone.  

Looking towards 2014 we will continue to operate many of our wonderful old artifacts in the view of the public as we will hold our "Second Saturday" Day of Action once each month. Also on the calendar are the "WAAAM Traffic Jam Car Show & Swap Meet" in July, the "Annual Hood River Fly-in" in September, " Model T Driving School", "WAAAM Camp", participate in the local parades, car shows and fly-ins. WAAAM will once again prepare one of the hangars as the The Rotary Clubs "Pear & Wine Festwill be held here in May. A busy year ahead!

The Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum is proud to be a a part of the Gorge and the Northwest..Sharing a passion of living antique transportation and history with locals and visitors each day.

Stop in soon to see what we have going on here... The coffee is always hot.

Clear Skies,

Judy Newman

January 11 


WAAAM Presents :

Hollywood: Stars and their Cars (& Planes) with Sonny Starr



Hollywood Producer, Speaker, and Columnist, Sonny Starr will 
be our guest speaker. Sonny is host of the nations #1 Classic Hollywood program, Starr Talk, heard live around the world. (www.sunstarstudios.com)
From the movie CARS " Doc", a Hudson Hornet , " Herbie the Love Bug" the iconic VW Beetle, The Worlds Fasted Indian (motorcycle) and our very own Parker Pusher that flew in the movie "Million Dollar Mermaid" cars, plane and motorcycles have been a part of Hollywood and in our lives since moving pictures began. You are invited to laugh, learn and share this day with us as we enjoy a blast from the past with Sonny Starr,
 The Weather plays a big part in our life's activities. Its cold and wet outside but here at WAAAM --- The show must go on!

A great way to spend a Saturday!  

 9-5            WAAAM is open


10-2           A Museum in Action - watch and learn. 

                 Stop by and see what we get flying and driving.

11-2           Stroll down memory lane and remember the old time                        movies that still remind us of our youth. Look for signs                      throughout the museum that bring your attention to our
                 "transportation past".


11-12         Take time to chat with Sonny before his presentation.


12:30             Listen and Learn just how the automobile and aircraft 

                 industry and moving pictures
                 together influenced our 
lives.                           Sonny Starr will teach us and 
                 share some stories of Stars and
                 their Cars....and Planes of course  


11-1           Lunch is served - A good hot meal in a cool museum!  

5               Museum closes - See you again soon!


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


**Feb 8th **
  Second Saturday : Grand Opening of our new addition M3

Celebrate  WAAAM's accomplishments with us.  Our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will start this Second Saturday off right!  Join us for "Celebration Cake" and of course the engines around here will be purring as this is the Museums' Day of Action!


Recycling and Reusing at its best! 

Imagination & hard work 
puts to use old barns boards back to good use


Volunteers ponder their next step

We're looking for reclaimed wood and we need your help!

With the new building addition we've got a lot of empty wall space so we're giving the walls a little pizzazz by covering the white insulation on the walls with old weathered "barn" wood in the shape of building fronts. 


We're asking the community's help to find this old wood, lap siding and old corrugated metal roofing. 

We've got over 500 feet of wall to cover.

We asked our Facebook followers for some building ideas and they came up with some great ideas. We've completed the fronts for a barber shop, jail, and a used car store. We're currently working on an antique auto parts store and there are plans drawn up for an elementary school and a telephone company.

Any leads or donations of material are greatly appreciated. As a 503(c) 3 non-profit all donations are tax deductible. Do you know of anything? Could you help us out? Give us a call at 541-308-1600!

Our 1913 REO The Fifth 
has arrived
In the middle of December a flat bed truck arrives with a 1913 REO "the Fifth" on board. It was during that super cold snap when the roads were snowy but not wet so with wind blowing from the west comes a pretty original old REO.  Donated by Roscoe Nelson in memory of  his friend Thomas Engel this car is said to have been a "Parade Car" for the Apollo 1 astronauts. Maybe someone out there can find some pictures of this big event. To learn more about the REO Company Click Here . It runs but one tire is flat. Don't Worry! We will so have it replace and ready to roll! See it on display today. It is another name to add to the list of the many manufactures of vehicles on display at WAAAM
And a 1928 Model A Coupe      
A New  Donation from Rees Stevenson, this Model A arrived only last week.
A daily driver that has been in the Gorge since the 50's and has taught a passel of Stevenson's and their friends to drive. 
Stop by on Second Saturday and help us polish her up. 
Our current car count as of today sits at 144
 *Two new planes are on there way here too... Stay tuned to the Newsletter for updates in Feb*
We love the stories of these operating treasures. 
Keep them coming our way.
WAAAM Traffic Jam 
Planning Meeting  
Saturday Feb 8th, 3 pm at WAAAM
(Feb. Second Saturday)
Bring your enthusiasm, ideas, knowledge and willingness to get involved with this annual car show.

6 months til SHOW TIME!

 Call or  e-mail Donna  541-308-1600 donna@waaamuseum.org

 if you would like more info or just show up for the meeting.


See you soon-




Support Your WAAAM Air & Auto Museum
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The Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum stays open and keeps our engines running because of people like you! 
Thank you. You help make WAAAM wonderful.
From Keeping Things Clean to Keeping Them Running or Doing a Full Restoration, it take a village to make everything at WAAAM happen. THANK YOU for being a part of this  Village.  
  A Current Fundraiser for WAAAM : 
"Donate for Dusters" here 
Cash, Stocks, Cars, Planes, Motorcycles, Real Estate***
Donations of items not fitting in the collection may be sold to fund suitable acquisitions or restorations.Memberships & donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. 
2013 Airplane & Automobile Donations
  • 1927 Stearman C3B - Funds: Terry Brand & Larry Tobin
  • 1928 Travel Air 4000 - Terry Brandt
  • 1929 Command-Aire 3C3-T -  Terry Brandt and
             Art & Betsy Knowels
  • 1929 Saint Louis Cardinal C-2 - Don Mayo, Peter Lafferty
  • 1932 WACO UBA - Funds: Jerry Wenger
  • 1943 Schweizer TG3A Glider - Don Mayo
  • 1964 Scheicher KA7 Glider - Jerry Wenger
  • 1975 Grumman American AA-5 - Evelyn Lorence

2013 Automobile Donations:

  • 1913 REO
  • 1922 Velie Touring Car -  Dave and Marilyn Elkins, Arthur and Patrica Henderson, and Miles Wilson
  • 1927 Ford Model T Coupe - Earned : Model T Driving School
  • 1939 Plymouth Coupe - Chuck and Marge Babcock
  • 1947 Indian Chief Motorcycle - Art and Betsy Knowles
  • 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk - Lois Bowman
  • 1958 Cushman 765 Eagle Motorcycle - Phil and Bev Williams
  • 1958 Cushman 721/28
    Motorcycle - Phil and Bev Williams
  • 1963 Honda CA-110 Motorcycle - John Stanley

Honorable Mentions 2013:

  • WWI Army Ambulance - Project Completed
  • Parker Pusher Project - Restoration Completed

Other Airplanes and Automobiles Donated in 2013 but Not On Display Currently:

  • 1920s Alfaro Primary Glider PTG-2 - Brian Coughlin
  • 1928 Swallow - Richard Pingrey
  • 1929 WACO BSO - Mike and Linda Strong
  • 1956 Packard Clipper - Gordon Boorse
  • 1956 Plymouth Station Wagon - Chuck and Marge Babcock
  • 1957 Piper PA-20-150 Tri-Pacer - Beverly and Lawrence Brinkly
  • (1947 Stinson 108-2) - Kim Vermilya
  • 1948 Bowlus BA-100 Baby Albatross - Leonard Sharpe
  • (1981 Datsun 280 ZX) - Arthur and Patrica Henderson
  • 1982 Wag-Aero Sports Trainer - Alan and Patricia McIntyre
  • (1989 Merkur Scorpio) - Miles Wilson
  • Culver V Project - Robert Hammond
Many donations of  monetary means have also been received . Those fund move the museum forward and help us acquire artifacts that are important to the collection.. To those that give, thank you for making WAAAM a part of your lives.
Issue 1 2014


Jan 11
Second Saturday
Sonny Starr presents :
Stars & Their Cars 
(& planes)

Feb 14
Second Saturday
Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting for M3

March 8th
Second Saturday
Author David Childs shares his story of WWII

April 12 
Second Saturday
Show off your Chevy
May 10
Second Saturday
Military- Mash and The Korean War
May 17 & 18  
Pear & Wine Fest
a Rotary Club event  
June 14
Second Saturday
Gliders - 
The World of Silent Flight 
June 21
Model T Driving School
July 11 
Friday Night Cruise
-a part of the  
WAAAM Traffic Jam

July 12
Second Saturday
The WAAAM Traffic Jam -
a Car Show 
July 12
Twin Tunnels Tour
Old cars and the Historic Hwy 30

July 12 & 13
Swap Meet
July 19
Model T Driving School
August 9
Second Saturday 
Motorcycles -
Life on Two Wheels
August 16
Model T Driving School
September  5
Pilot Night -
 part of the Hood River Fly-in
September  6 & 7
Annual Hood River Fly-in
Hundreds of planes 
come & go


September 13
Second Saturday 
Steam Cars, Tractors along with Hit & Miss Engines
Sept 20th 
International Model A Day


October 11
Second Saturday The Teens: Cars & Planes.  
( Dress the part! Wear your Clothes & Costumes that represent the 19Teens)
November  8
Second Saturday
Honoring the Uniform-
Military, Fire, Police, Volunteer etc.
Join us and wear yours
December 13
Second Saturday 
Vintage Bicycles 


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Family                    $100
(2 adult of the same household + their children/grandchildren 18 yrs & under) 
Member +1 (guest)   $120
(one named member who can bring a  guest) 
Members +2 (guest) $150
(two named members who can bring 2 guest each ) 
membership benefits are


~ Unlimited museum visits
~ Gift Shop 10% discounts
~ Monthly Newsletter
~ Members only  events ~ ~Tax deductible (check limits with your tax adviser)
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Thanksgiving, New Year Day

 and Christmas Day



"Wonderful collection! To much to see in  one visit. 
So we will be back." 

 2013 Volunteer 
of the Year
Congratulations to 
Ben Davidson!

Director Judy Newman say "Ben has put in so much time, even since before WAAAM when this was a dream of Terry's' . I want to recognize all of his late nights cleaning hangars, annualing airplanes and flying them too, pushing a broom, doing paperwork, moving and arranging aircraft and auto to be displayed, and leading in the restoration of the Parker Pusher and that is truly the tip of the iceberg" 

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