Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum

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Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum
WAAAMLogo.png
Established 2007
Location Hood River, Oregon, United States
Type Aviation and automobile museum
Director Judy (Brandt)
Website http://www.waaamuseum.org

The Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM) is located in Hood River, Oregon, United States, adjacent to the Ken Jernstedt Memorial Airport. WAAAM is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to the preservation of, and education about aviation, automobile, and other historic transportation related relics.

WAAAM is open to the public every day 9:00-5:00 except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. WAAAM has special activities the second Saturday of every month. The museum features flying demonstrations, auto demonstrations, and restoration demonstrations, though events vary month to month. The museum's biggest event is the annual Hood River Fly-In held the first weekend after Labor Day every year, and features antique aircraft and automobiles from throughout North America. As of May 2011, the museum is second-highest rated attraction in Hood River according to Trip Adviser.[1]

WAAAM Fly-In morning

History[edit]

The museum was formed as a 501(c) organization in 2006 by collector Terry Brandt and opened in 2007 in a 95,000-square-foot (8,800 m2) building.[2] The museum was started with 42 airplanes donated by Brandt and 20 automobiles.[2] As of September 2010, the museum totaled 75 airplanes and in excess of 100 automobiles.[2] About 55 of the airplanes were still able to fly at that time.[2] In 2009 a second hangar was added to store the collection, and a third was built in 2013. The collection in 2014 totals 275 vehicles.[3]

Collections[edit]

Antique airplanes[edit]

WAAAM boasts a large flying collection of OX-5-powered airplanes, and the largest collection of three-cylinder, radial-powered airplanes. The collection is mainly focused on Golden Age of Aviation aircraft (1903–1941), but also includes many light World War II Army, Army Air Corps, and naval aircraft.

Aircraft include:[4]

Waaam is a living museum with several aircraft that are flown regularly, also a number of these aircraft are on loan and are frequently taken to fly-ins.

Here are a few of the aircraft that winter at the museum after the fly-in season has ended.

Other Aircraft not on display.

  • Afaro Primary Glider PTG-2
  • Dickenson Bathtub 101 - 1924
  • WACO GXE - 1927
  • swallow - 1928
  • WACO BSO - 1929
  • Stinson jr. R -1932
  • Rearwin 6000-M "Speedster" Not on display -1938
  • Slingsby T-13 Petrel -1939
  • Boeing/Stearman PT17 - 1946
  • Bowlus Baby Albatross BA-100 - 1948
  • Piper PA-20-150 Tri-Pacer - 1957
  • Piper TG-8

Antique automobiles[edit]

Antique Autos WAAAM

WAAAM's antique cars were built between 1899 and the 1960s and are still in running condition. There are over 80 autos on display. Most are from the "Golden Age of Transportation" era, which took place around the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. The oldest car on display is an 1899 Locomobile Steam Car, on loan to the museum from a collector.

Automobiles include:[4]

  • American Austin Coupe 1930
  • American LaFrance type 12 Fire Truck 1920
  • Auburn Touring Car 1912
  • Autocar Truck 1925
  • Avanti Motor Corp Avanti II 1981
  • Brush Runabout 1910
  • Buick 4-door sedan 1929
  • Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz 1956
  • Chevrolet Model 490 Touring Car 1918
  • Chevrolet Model 490 Touring Car 1921
  • Chevrolet "Outlaw" Dirt Track Racer 1927
  • Chevrolet 2-door Sedan 1931
  • Chevrolet Master Deluxe 1937
  • Chevrolet Coupe 1941
  • Chevrolet Town Sedan 1942
  • Chevrolet Custom Pickup Truck 1946
  • Chevrolet Pickup Truck 1948
  • Chevrolet Tank Truck 1953
  • Chevrolet Bel Air 2-door Sedan 1956
  • Chevrolet Bel Air 1957
  • Chevrolet Cameo Pickup Truck 1957
  • Chevrolet Corvette 1957
  • Chevrolet Nomad Station Wagon 1957
  • Chevrolet Corvette 1962
  • Chevrolet Bel Air 1964
  • Chevrolet Corvair Corsa Turbo 1966
  • Chevrolet Nova SS 1966
  • Chevrolet Custom Pickup Truck 1969
  • Chrysler Custom Hot Rod 1927
  • Chrysler Model E-80 Imperial Cabriolet 1927
  • Chrysler Model 65 Coupe 1929
  • Chrysler New Yorker 1948
  • Citroen DS 1971
  • Cord 810 Westchester Sedan 1936
  • Crosley Model CD Sedan 1950
  • DeSoto (automobile) Model CF Deluxe 4-door Sedan 1930
  • Detroit Electric Car Model 63 1914
  • Dodge Flatbed Fire Truck 1932
  • Dodge WF-34 Flatbed Truck 1947
  • Dodge C-800 Truck 1966
  • Dodge Charger R/T 1968
  • Dodge Brothers Roadster 1916
  • Dodge Brothers Victory 6 Deluxe Sedan 1928
  • Federal Flatbed Truck 1917
  • Ford Model T Touring Car 1911
  • Ford Model T Depot Hack 1914
  • Ford Model T Touring Car 1914
  • Ford Model T Runabout 1915
  • Ford Model T Speedster 1919
  • Ford Model T 3-door Sedan 1923
  • Ford Model T Army Ambulance 1923
  • Ford Model TT Truck 1924
  • Ford Model T Pickup Truck 1925
  • Ford Model T RoadsterRunabout 1925
  • Ford Model TT Truck 1925
  • Ford Model T Coupe 1926
  • Ford Model TSport Roadster 1927
  • Ford Model A Pickup Truck 1929
  • Ford Model A Roadster Pickup Truck 1929
  • Ford Model A Deluxe Coupe 1930
  • Ford Model A Sports Coupe 1930
  • Ford Model A Standard Coupe 1930
  • Ford Model A Standard Coupe 1930
  • Ford Model A Standard Sedan 1930
  • Ford Model A Deluxe 2-door Sedan 1931
  • Ford Model A Deluxe Phaeton 1931
  • Ford Roadster 19
  • 35 Ford Club Coupe Convertible 1938
  • Ford Deluxe 4-Door Sedan 1940
  • Ford Deluxe Business Coupe 1940
  • Ford Truck Rolling Chassis 1946
  • Ford Fire Truck "Old 66" 1949
  • Ford Thunderbird 1956
  • Ford Thunderbird 1957
  • Franklin model D Model D 1909
  • Franklin Model 135 135 1929
  • Graham-Paige Model 612 1929
  • HMV Freeway 1981
  • Honda N600 2-door Sedan 1972
  • Hudson Super 8 1930
  • Hudson Hornet 1951
  • Hummer 1997
  • Hupmobile Model R-12 Touring Car 1924
  • Jensen Interceptor MkIII 1976
  • Jensen-Healey Convertible Coupe 1974
  • Kaiser Virginian 1950
  • Lincoln-Zephyr 1939
  • Lincoln-Zephyr 1941
  • Locomobile Style 2 Steam Car 1899
  • Locomobile Model 48 Sportif 1923
  • Maxwell Truck 1918
  • Mercury 4-door Convertible Sedan 1940
  • Mercury Club Coupe 1950
  • Mercury 2-door Sedan 1954
  • Mini Coupe 1959
  • Nash Motors Model 970 1932
  • Nash Motors Model 4145 Business Coupe 1941
  • Nelson Ranger Special Race Car 1948
  • Oldsmobile 442 1970

Motorcycles[edit]

Motorcycles include:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Things to Do in Hood River". Attractions. TripAdvisor. Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d Stevenson, Roy (September 2010). "Rare Jenny Takes Wing". Aviation History: 16–17. 
  3. ^ Lauran Paine Jr. (January 2015). "A Living Museum". Sport Aviation: 43. 
  4. ^ a b WAAAM

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 45°40′37″N 121°32′28″W / 45.677°N 121.5412°W / 45.677; -121.5412