WAAAM  

1600 Air Museum Rd.

Hood River, OR 97031

 

(541) 308-1600


Open Daily 9 - 5

Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day

 

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1925 Ford Model T 1-Ton Truck Story

Andy Anderson, WAAAM Volunteer, found this 1925 Ford Model T Truck and restored it back to its former glory. Story by WAAAM Volunteer Andy Anderson.

I was working up on a telephone pole overlooking a prune orchard in Morgan Hill, CA in April of 1966, and I spotted a wood spoke wheel sticking out from behind a barn. After I finished my work, I just had to see what it was.

It turned out to be this Model T truck!

It was just a bunch of rust, but I decided that I couldn't live without it, so I located the owner and we agreed upon a price of $100.00.

Actually, I got two Model T trucks. The other was a 1919. I used it for some parts and discarded what was left.

The hardest part was getting the $100 bucks out of Jean. That was just about a weeks salary at that time!

Anyway, when I got it back home to San Jose, Jean actually cried saying, "You know how much bread and milk that would have bought for our 3 kids?"

I worked on it quite a bit in San Jose, and got it running with the help of an older neighbor. I was also able to complete much of the body work back then. Then, in September of 1969 I switched jobs with telephone companies and we moved to Hood River. We went back to San Jose in the spring of 1970 to pick up the truck and haul it home.

For years I went to swap meets and met with other restorers for the purpose of finding parts. I finally got everything I needed, and got her back on the road in 1978. Final paint went on in 1999.

The truck is equipped with a 22 horse power motor, Hassler shocks in front, outside Rocky Mtn. rear brakes, a 6 speed Rocky Mtn rear end, factory built flat bed and unique window risers (leather strap with 3 holes for 3 different window positions).

It is restored to what I believe it was as it came off the assembly line back in 1925 at a cost of approximately $295.00.

   

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News Flash  

International Model A Ford Date Changed

The Model A Ford Club of America has changed the date of the International Model A Day to September 13! Change your calendars accordingly!

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1967 Mustang Coup Raffle

The Columbia Gorge Children's Advocacy Center is putting on a raffle for a 1967 Mustang Coup.

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Steam Tractor Maiden Voyage

Check out the video of WAAAM's 1910 Aultman Taylor Steam Traction Tractor running under its own power for the fist time since the early 1980s!

   

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Volunteer Opportunities

Many volunteer opportunities are available.  Here is a partial list of how you can get involved.

WAAAM Volunteers are awesome!

  • Museum Docents
  • Event Planning and Coordination
  • Library Services
  • Volunteer Services Representative
  • Marketing & Promotion
  • Restoration and Maintenance
  • Gift Shop
  • Administrative Support
  • Maintenance & Custodial
  • Training & Education

Find out more on our volunteer page.

   

Memberships & Sponsorships

Members enjoy special benifits.

There are four levels of membership available to individuals and families.

  • Solo Membership: $50.00 – One Individual Membership
  • Family Membership: $100.00 – 2 adults and children/grandchildren 18 years old and under.
  • Membership +1: $120.00 – One individual membership plus one guest.
  • Membership +2: $150.00 – Two individual memberships plus 2 guests.

Call (541) 308-1600 for information on Business Memberships.

   

Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum

Antique Airplanes   •  Antique Automobiles

Where Oregon and Washington meet, at the Columbia River Gorge.

It's worth the trip!