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2015 April Newsletter 
Dodge Brothers:
Not Just for TV Ads...See These Living History Autos this Second Saturday at WAAAM: 
Andersons with their 28 Dodge Bros. Auto
Jean & Andy Anderson with their 1928 Dodge Brother Victory Six Auto
and WAAAMs 1928 WACO 10 Aeroplane 



April 11 


Bring Your Dodge Brothers (Dodge) Auto To Share This Second Saturday


 9:00 Museum Opens  

10-2 Action

11:00 Caboose Tour

11-1 Lunch

1:00 Shop Tour

1:30 Caboose Tour

5:00 Museum Closes

  Listen, Learn and Become A Part of History!


"Every April we like to feature a different kind of auto to show off how they've changed throughout history - this year it is Dodge Brothers," says Museum Director Judy Newman. "Last year's Chevy Day was unable to top the nearly 40 Studebakers that came in 2013. It will be interesting to see how many folks who own a Dodge Brother (Dodge) come by and participate!"

WAAAM will have its 1916 Dodge Brothers Roadster out to take part in the retrospective of Dodge Brothers vehicles.  

The restoration shop will also be open for a tour at 1:00PM and some airplanes from the museum's collection will be out getting some exercise too.  


 Seeing is Believing! Watch Us Bring History to Life!  


A little Dodge Brothers history:

These two boys made bicycles too! Hummm, there seems to be a big connection with Bikes, Cars and Planes!  



John F. &Horace E. Dodge, ["The Dodge Brothers"], moved to Detroit at the turn of the century, briefly produced transmissions for Ransom E. Olds, and beginning in 1903, became the major suppliers of drive trains to the Ford Motor Company. They built the first Dodge in November 1914 and the new car was an instant success. When the Dodge brothers died in 1920, they employed 22,000 workers and produced 140,000 automobiles per year. Dodge Brothers Company remained an independent firm until 1928, when it became a major division of the fledgling Chrysler Corporation.  Learn more : dodgemotorcar.com 

Follow these two links for info on the logo and other great information.The
Thank you for your support . Up Next? On the May Second Saturday --- Military Vehicles and Flag Retirement Ceremony 
  TV, WAAAM & Timber Kings  

Timber Kings season 2 is now set to start airing on Destination America April 2 10/9c.






 The WAAAM episode is Scheduled to air on  

Destination America June 11th.  

Keep track of what is happening when you can't stop by.  Wtch us on Facebook/WAAAMuseum
From the Airplane Side of Restorations

After almost two weeks of hammering, English Wheel rolling, (see one in action here)  and more hammering the wheel pants for the Rearwin Speedster are ready for welding on Tuesday April 7th or Thursday the 9th depending on equipment availability  and labor proficiency.   In addition to the progress being made in the restoration shop, WAAAM received a large donation of aircraft hardware, tools and components from Hood River local Don Decker. 

Speedster Wheelpants







Please stop by on Saturday April 11 for our shop tour at 1 in the afternoon, and to enjoy some of our other second Saturday activity's.

Please contact Me at jay@waaamuseum.org if you would like to get involved in  the restoration of our unique aircraft.

See you at the Museum!
Lots Happening...

Shop Work...

Shop Crew Sorts

Butch Hunting and Bob Madsen sort our recent infusion  of aircraft hardware.





Model T Driving School Dates Announced:

2014 student Wes Heustess
buys his own Model T.

June 27 
July 25  
August 22

The Model T mavens are Andy Anderson, Gene Wright and Steve Roberts. They will lead you through the paces of  history, mechanics, lore and driving a Tin Lizzie.


This one day class starts at 9am with coffee & donuts! Lunch and all materials are included in your class fee.
Classes are $150 unless you are a member of WAAAM which drops the price to $125. Active volunteer prices are $75.   

Classes are about 1/2 full already so call and get your dates now!


What is this class all about... Here is a quick look for folks who want to know more than the info posted on our website the class runs from 9am to about 3pm - the morning half of the class gets you up to speed on some of the history of the Model T...a why they did what they did and how it impacted us and the car kind of talk, then there is a bit of hands on with the internal works of the car...where things are/a practical how-to. After that we push the cars out, make sure everything is ready to go, and take a break for lunch which is included in the final price. Then we spend the whole afternoon (from about 12 or 12:30 onward) out driving the vehicles - first with an instructor and then on your own.




WAAAM Camp 2013 All students and parents should take note - WAAAM Camp will be June 22-25!
Mark your calendars if you want your kids &  grandkids to have the opportunity to learn all about aviation. Signs ups are held through Hood River Community Education.
To learn more and sign the kids up 
Just Click Here
                                             (ages 9-12  girls & boys)

Steam Tractor 
The Steam Team is at it again - they've been working hard to get the decades of gunk buildup off of the tractor to get ready for paint.

As Larry McCollum just told me, "Paint is the easy part, it's the prep that get's you." Still, they've been working really hard. Jack Sheppard's wife Jane, saved the day with cleaning the steam tractor ... she found some crazy miracle industrial stove cleaner that has the tractor looking super sharp. Now it only takes the normal amount of elbow grease to get the rig cleaned instead of the monumental man hours.   

We've had a substantial (and ongoing) donation of books and literature from the estate of the late WAAAM volunteer Rudy Zvarich. One extraordinary piece is a copy of the April 1911 issue of Aircraft Magazine with a Maurice Farman Biplane on the cover.  Sustenance for the research library. Our thanks to Rudy's family.


The new access roll-up door and man door for the workshop end of H3 is making life easier here


There have been a number of airport committee meetings held at WAAAM.  


Our (Hood River) "Sister City" representatives of Tsuruta stopped by WAAAM - Where we met  their new mayor (you may recall the previous mayor had been mayor for a really, really long time and he just retired). It was great to host both our mayor and their mayor for a bit and spread the love of WAAAM.   
Issue 4, 2015
Visitors Quote:
"It's the coolest place I've ever seen and I'm 44 yrs old. I've been alot of places and this is a hidden gem "

Brandi & Brad Petersen


April 11
Second Saturday
Dodge Brothers Day - 
Bring yours to show and shine!

May 9
Second Saturday
Military Vehicles and
Flag Retirement Ceremony

June 13
Second Saturday
Local History Spotlight-
Fishing with Phil & Dave Jensen
"Luhr Jensen"

June 22-25

June 27
Model T Driving School

July 11
Second Saturday
WAAAM Traffic Jam a 
Car Show & Swap Meet

July 25
Model T Driving School

August 8
Second Saturday
Old and New

August 22
Model T
Driving School

September 12th
Second Saturday
Fly in- 100's of planes

September 12 &13 
Annual Hood River Fly-in

September 19
International Model A Day

October 10
Second Saturday
The 20's- Cars, Planes and More.

November 14
Second Saturday
Local History Spotlight-
General Airways

December 12
Second Saturday
Paper Airplane Contest.
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