2016 WAAAM Traffic Jam
Special Admission Price:
Just $10 per adult/ $5 per kid!
8:00 - Museum Opens Early
8:00 - Lions Breakfast
8:00 - Cars Start Arriving
8:00 - Swap Meet Open for Business
9:00 - Demos, Classes, etc. - all day
10:00 - Caboose Tour
11:00 - Lunch Starts!
11:00 - Restoration Shop Tour
12:00 - Judging Begins
1:00 - Model T Demo Build
1:30 - Caboose Tour
2:00 - Ballots Due for Awards
2:00 - Restoration Shop Tour
3:00 - Awards/ Trophies
Keep on learning... every day!
WAAAM Camp - Aviation -
Introduction for Kids
Learn and have fun at The WAAAM Air & Auto Museum the week of
July 11 thru 14, as we
explore early aviation and what it takes to keep
an airplane in the air.
You will build a flying glider.
It will fly because you made an air foil! Let's do
a radio check and learn the call sign of our
favorite WAAAM Airplane. Downwind, base, final....see you at WAAAM... Lots of great stuff
you can teach your parents later.
YOU will earn a 'Student Solo Membership' to
the Museum that will allow you admission to WAAAM for the rest of the year!
Age Req: Entering 2nd grade or older
https://hoodriver.cr3.rschooltoday.com/p ublic/costoption/class_id/2817/public/1/ stoption/class_id/2817/public/1/
Here's the link to sign up:
Every wonder how we keep the fleet up
We have this massive fundraiser!
Come one and all!
We're having a 50/50 raffle during the event!
Have a cool auto, motorcycle or tractor to share
with the world? We've got special Friday night activities including a cruise through town, old fashioned drive-in movie and even dinner! But remember, this part of our event is only open to
folks who are in the car show.
Raven's Nest will have food available on Friday for the cruise participants - the closed portion of our event.
On 4th of July annual Independence Day parade WAAAM's was out in force!
The 1910 Aultman & Taylor Steam Traction Tractor lead the parade behind the Grand
Marshal who was also in a WAAAM car.
Some of the museum's L-Birds flew overhead
and a number of other jeeps and cars showed
off in town.
WAAAM Car Guys*
"Monthly Smoke Signals!"
June has passed by with a blur and July has an
equally full plate for The Car Guys.
On June 16, we rounded up 7 WAAAM cars that
were no newer than 1939 for a trip through the
Twin Tunnels to Mosier.
ODOT was holding a
meeting at the Columbia Gorge Hotel that
culminated with a ride for about 20 dignitaries...
including Hood Rivers past mayor Arthur Babitz,
current mayor, Paul Blackburn and Mosier mayor
ODOT is celebrating the Centennial of the old
Columbia Gorge Highway. We picked up up the
riders at the hotel and made the round trip without
any major issues and covered about 25 miles in
The Model-T class on June 25 was full and three
of the attendees were ladies!
Women are always encouraged to take the Model-T class, too.
The class for "Cars of the 50s" is scheduled for August 6, 2016. Please sign up for these
educational and hands on driving classes.
The next Model-T class is on July 23.
Please note that all of the funds earned by these
classes go towards repair and maintenance of
WAAAM's fleet of vehicles.
The Hood River annual 4th of July parade had
several WAAAM vehicles in it, including our 1931 Chevrolet Phaeton that carried this year's Grand Marshall, Jean Harmon. Our WAAAM pilots flew
the L-Birds overhead!
Because Traffic Jam is on this Second Saturday,
July 9, there will not be any car rides this month.
Regular car rides resume on August 13 from 10am
to 2 pm.
The Car Guys are actively seeking additional
volunteers to join our team. We have need for
volunteers who can do basic auto maintenance, upholstery, wood body or metal body repair,
fabrication, electrical, mechanical and grant
writing. Additionally, we need car ride drivers for
all Second Saturday events, parades, cruise boat
guests and special events, as well as WAAAM car
ride hosts to load/unload people.
We hope you are interested in becoming a WAAAM
Car Guy Volunteer, if so please contact Stephanie
*used in plural to refer to the members of a group
regardless of sex <saw her and the rest of the guys>
Progress Report from Jay
Last month we were testing the OX5 for the Swallow in preparation for installation. Well, things did not go quite as planned. We keep running into problems with the intake portion
of the valve train. For those of you who are
not familiar with the Curtis OX5 the intake
valve is pulled open instead of being pushed down by a conventional valve rocker.
For more information on this and to check on
our progress on everything in the shop please attend one of our restoration shop tours during
the WAAAM traffic jam at 11am and 2pm on Second Saturday.
The good news is: we have made progress on
the installation of the fabric covering on the Stearman 75/NAVY N2S3 finishing the
stitching and taping on the upper wings and starting covering and stitching on the lower
wing and center-section.
And on that note, WAAAM would like to welcome our two new volunteers to the restoration shop: Susie and Linda (in the
photo above) who are excited to help out with
rib stitching despite its steep learning curve.
Hope to see you all at the WAAAM Traffic
Jam this coming second Saturday,
The WAAAM Volunteers
"We've been to museums all over the country, but this one
is by far the best!"
WAAAM Recent Visitor
Bragging Rights! Whoohoo!!
We won the 2016
Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor!
What does this mean? It means that
travelers think we are awesome!!! People visited the museum and then told the
internet that people should come and visit, too. Because word of mouth (including shouting into the void of the internet) is
the number one way folks find out about
us, this is really helpful. This is the fourth year in a row we've been among the best
of the best from around the world.
And the reason: We have some of the
best, most dedicated, and friendliest volunteers to be found! Thank you to
each and every one of our top-notch volunteers for all the hours, days, weeks
and months you spend making WAAAM
one of the best museums to visit!
Summer is here and the visitor traffic is really
been busy with classes for Model T's,
cars and still driving for
Second Saturdays and the Sternwheeler
Our Steam Tractor is ready for the 4th of
construction project of the new addition i
s progressing on schedule. The
slab will be poured this week and then we are into
the building. It is quite a sight to see, i
Our next Second Saturday is the WAAAM Traffic Jam which
happens Fri. evening and Saturday. See you all there.
thank our volunteers who have worked extra schedules and projects in
order to cover all the events that are happening. Without our
the museum would be very sad.
Two of our WAAAM Volunteers, Marci and Robin, plus their two kids are driving across
the country for an epic family
the way to Elmira, New York
They headed out July 3 and will be gone
for nearly two weeks. Folks can follow
their adventure on WAAAM's Facebook Page. (Photos of their departure and a
time lapse video of them disassembling
WAAAM's gliders to be put in a trailer is
Calling all volunteers!
We need you Saturday July 9 to assist
2016 Traffic Jam!
Thanks for all you do!
Learn How to
Hurry and sig
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is fun class!
Students can drive through the decades
with our 30s, 40s, and 50s classes too.
Coming up: the last few Model T Driving
School classes - and
the 1950s Decades
There is still space available
in the 1950s class and the September
Model T Ford Class.
Classes are a great way to get behind the wheel
of some of these antique and
without having to shell out
the money to own
The money earned from these classes goes to maintaining our fleet of WAAAM owned vehicles.
Get behind the wheel and drive into history at WAAAM
Here is a link to the book talk about
Historic Columbia River Highway,
for folks to enjoy if they missed it:
It's All Happening Here!
Aviation Camp for Kids
5th Annual WAAAM
Car Show & Swap Meet
Driving through the Decades 1950s
Motorcycles and Vintage Snowmobiles
Annual Hood River Fly-in
September 10 & 11
Annual Hood River Fly-in
Year of the Stearman
Limited space still available
The 30's! Cars & Planes
Dress the Part
Museum is Closed Today
Christmas during Wartime-
Keeping the home fires burning
Museum is Closed Today
Hood River Soaring - A New Generation Take
Hood River Soaring now offering glider flying lessons and scenic rides.
The new glider club, Hood River Soaring,
cquired its first training glider - a Schweizer
2-33A - in May and began offering lessons.
On Saturday, July 2nd, one of the club's
youngest members, 15 year old
Nathan Fuentes, made his first solo flight!
Congrats to Nathan!
Hood River Soaring is dedicated to making
the sport of soaring more accessible to all including special outreach to youth. In just
two months, it has started training of eight
new glider pilots. Four are in the youth category between ages 13-25.
Scenic rides are also being offered in the
2-33, which allows the passenger to enjoy
a front row seat. The club is developing its website to make ride scheduling available online.
Meanwhile, the best way to schedule
To learn more about Hood River Soaring and
Hood River Soaring is an Oregon non-profit 501(c)(3) educational, scientific, and
Board of Directors: President - Paul Woolery, Maintenance Officer - Scott Gifford, Treasurer
& Safety Officer - Kelly Cooper, Secretary - Mark Johnson, Safety Officer - Judy Newman
Don't forget --
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when you purchase anything
and a portion of the sale
goes directly to WAAAM!
We shop online all the time and using
extra way to give back to WAAAM
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Mother's Day, Graduation, Father's Day,
or anytime is a great time to use AmazonSmile to donate to WAAAM via your
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for unique Auto and Aero gifts
or your favorite
We got your mugs, T-shirts, jackets, books, kids toys, metal signs,
models, hats, puzzles, collector and one-of-a-kind stuff.
No admission is required to shop.
WAAAM Members receive a 10% discount