Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum

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Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum
WAAAMLogo.png
Established 2007 (2007)
Location Hood River, Oregon, United States
Type Aviation and automobile museum
Director Judy Newman
Website 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 and has continued to hold this rating.[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 display the collection, and a third was built in 2013. A fourth edition was added November 2016. The collection in 2016 totals over 315 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 aircraft in the period 1903–1941, but also includes 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 notable aircraft not on display but in the WAAAM Collection:

  • Alfaro Primary Glider PTG-2
  • Dickenson Bathtub 101 - 1924
  • WACO GXE - 1927
  • WACO BSO - 1929
  • Stinson Model R -1932
  • Boeing/Stearman PT17 - 1946
  • Bowlus Baby Albatross BA-100 - 1948
  • Piper TG-8

Antique automobiles[edit]

Antique Autos WAAAM

WAAAM's antique cars were built between 1909 and the 1960s, and are still in running condition. There are over 175 autos on display. Most are from the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. The oldest car on display is an 1909 Franklin Model D.

Automobiles include:[4]

  • American Austin Coupe 1930
  • Auburn Touring Car 1912
  • Autocar Truck 1925
  • Avanti Motor Corp Avanti II 1981
  • Brush Runabout 1910
  • Buick 4-door Sedan 1929
  • Buick Super Eight 4-door Sedan 1941
  • Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz 1956
  • Chevrolet Model 490 Touring Car 1918
  • Chevrolet Model 490 Touring Car 1921
  • Chevrolet "Outlaw" Dirt Track Racer 1927
  • Chevrolet Imperial Landau Sedan "Barn Find" 1927
  • Chevrolet 2-door Sedan 1931
  • Chevrolet Phaeton 1931
  • Chevrolet Master Deluxe 1937
  • Chevrolet Master Deluxe Business Coupe 1941
  • Chevrolet Town Sedan 1942
  • Chevrolet Tank Truck 1953
  • Chevrolet Custom Pickup Truck 1954
  • Chevrolet Bel Air 1957
  • Chevrolet Cameo Pickup Truck 1957
  • Chevrolet Bel Air 1964
  • Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 1966
  • Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Convertible 1966
  • Chevrolet Custom Pickup Truck 1969
  • 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
  • DeSoto Deluxe 4-door Sedan 1948
  • Detroit Electric Car Model 63 1914
  • Detroit Electric Car Model 97 1932
  • Diamond T Flatbed Truck 1949
  • 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 Coupe 1926
  • Dodge Brothers Victory 6 Deluxe Sedan 1928
  • Federal Flatbed Truck 1917
  • Ford Model T Touring Car 1913
  • Ford Model T Depot Hack 1914
  • Ford Model T Touring Car 1914
  • Ford Model T Runabout 1915
  • Ford Model T Army Ambulance 1919
  • Ford Model T Quick Build Car 1919
  • Ford Model T Speedster 1919
  • Ford Model T Roadster Pickup Truck 1921
  • Ford Model T 3-door Sedan 1923
  • Ford Model T Pickup Truck 1925
  • Ford Model T Roadster Runabout 1925
  • Ford Model TT Truck 1925
  • Ford Model T Coupe 1926
  • Ford Model T Sport Roadster 1927
  • Ford Model T Speedster 1927
  • Ford Model TT Truck 1924
  • Ford Model TT Truck 1925
  • Ford Model A 2-door Sedan 1928
  • Ford Model A Deluxe 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 Roadster 1931
  • Ford Deluxe 4-Door Sedan 1940
  • Ford Deluxe Business Coupe 1940
  • Ford Thunderbird 1956
  • Ford Thunderbird Convertible 1962
  • Ford Thunderbird 1966
  • Ford Thunderbird Town Landau 1966
  • Franklin 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 Terraplane 3-passenger Coupe 1937
  • Hudson Hornet 1951
  • Hummer 1997
  • International Model SPD Truck 1926
  • Hupmobile Model R-12 Touring Car 1924
  • Jensen Interceptor MkIII 1976
  • Jensen-Healey Convertible Coupe 1974
  • Kaiser Virginian 1950
  • Kaiser Manhattan 1953
  • Lincoln-Zephyr 1941
  • Locomobile Model 48 Sportif 1923
  • Maxwell Truck 1918
  • Mercury 4-door Convertible Sedan 1940
  • Mercury 2-door Sedan 1954
  • Mini Coupe 1959
  • Nash Motors Model 4145 Business Coupe 1941
  • Oldsmobile Futuramic 88 Holiday Coupe 1950
  • Oldsmobile 442 1970
  • Overland Model 49 Touring Car 1911
  • Overland Model 82 Touring Car 1915
  • Packard Model 626 Sport Coupe 1929
  • Packard Model 640 Super 8 Phaeton 1929
  • Packard Model Twelve Coupe Convertible 1935
  • Packard Model 120 1941
  • Pierce Arrow Model 41 Limousine 1931
  • Plymouth Model PB 1932
  • Plymouth 2-door Coupe 1936
  • Plymouth Custom Coupe 1936
  • Plymouth 2-door Coupe 1939
  • Plymouth Barracuda Convertible 1968
  • Pontiac 4-door Sedan 1932
  • Pontiac Catalina Star Chief 1955
  • Pontiac Chieftain 1955
  • Pontiac Catalina Custom Coupe 1960
  • Pontiac GTO 1968
  • Rambler Classic 770 1966
  • REO the Fifth 1913
  • Republic Model 19 Flatbed Truck 1919
  • Stanley Model 735B Steam Car 1918
  • Studebaker Commander 8 1929
  • Studebaker State Commander 1938
  • Studebaker Commander Starlight Coupe 1947
  • Studebaker 1-1/2 ton Flatbed Truck 1950
  • Studebaker Champion 1951
  • Studebaker Golden Hawk 1957
  • Studebaker Lark VIII Convertible 1960
  • Studebaker Lark VIII Station Wagon 1960
  • Trumbull Model 15B Roadster 1915
  • Velie Model 58 5-Passenger Touring Car 1922
  • Volkswagen Beetle 1964
  • Volkswagen Super Beetle 1971
  • Volkswagen Thing Custom 1974
  • Willys-Overland Whippet 1928

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]

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