Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Cruising around in a fantastic car on a lovely evening is quite fun--even more entertaining than watching our tallest docent, Rick, try to figure out how to get behind the wheel of it. It's funny how it took so long for car designers to develop adjustable seats! Rick finally managed to get in by putting his feet onto the floorboard first, then maneuvering his knees sideways under the steering wheel like some circus contortionist, and finally sitting down. I'm short, but even I had trouble squeezing behind that big steering wheel.
Earlier, Willy had the hood up on the Argonne and I snapped a photo of the plate on the Rochester-Duesenberg engine. I love "The Power of the Hour" slogan on it (click on the photo for an enlarged version).
I'm guessing the Argonne will head back to its spot the museum floor tomorrow. I wonder what car Willy will roll out next? I vote for the 1907 Franklin!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Thanks for coming and visiting the museum. You can follow them at: www.jessicaryanphotography.com
Friday, August 21, 2009
The first 18 Argonnes built were powered by a 3,710cc 4-cylinder Buda engine, while the last two carried the more powerful 4950cc Rochester-Duesenberg engine. Ours is powered by the latter, and this engine has to be heard to be believed! If you're in Fairbanks over the next three days, you'll want to be at Wedgewood Resort when this baby rumbles around the hotel grounds!
We'll post more photos and information about this car soon (rumor has it that it hit a moose on its first outing, so stay tuned for details...).
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Your collection is second to none! And I’ve seen collections all over the U.S. Jack Garland, Pullman, Washington
Beautiful, amazing collection! So many wonderful cars, pictures and clothes! Truly a gem for the entire community, as well as visitors. We’ll definitely be back!! Kelly Wade & Nathan Harris, Fairbanks
A must see in Fairbanks!!! Eleanor & Bill Maroney, Florida
We went to the museum yesterday and I’m sure it won’t be the last time. What a treat to take a stroll through all those beautiful cars and marvel at their condition and history. The display narratives and photographs are icing on the eye candy. Anonymous post to Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
So impressed with the displays, the photographs and the history information that we learned. This is definitely a place to bring our visitors to. To see this car collection in our town is really quite an achievement. Anonymous
This is the most enjoyable collection of auto history I’ve seen in a long time. Robert Taylor, Guatemala City, Guatemala
Absolutely marvelous display—so well designed and arranged. Music is delightful! Anonymous
Nicest collection we’ve seen! Choice autos! Pat & Vicky Johnson, Homer, Alaska
Fantastic museum. An outstanding place for Fairbanks and anywhere. Photographs are a wonderful addition, as is all the period clothing! Anonymous
This is the most impressive collection I have ever seen. Tucson, Arizona
A beautiful collection of antique cars highlighted by the photographs of Alaska. Amazing to think about being stuck in the mud and being pulled out by horses. Jane Letteney, Massachusetts
Absolutely incredible! The most amazing and rare collection in the world. Wonderful display including clothing. What an experience! The Phenix family, Healy, Alaska
This is great. Nothing like anything I’ve seen in NYC! Eustace Johnson, New York, New York
Praise for a great auto and clothing museum is very well deserved as it is wonderful and very well designed. I greatly enjoyed the wonderful photographs as well. I was so glad to have taken the time during a very busy two weeks to go to your museum. Also, I have been sharing my enthusiasm for it with others as well - especially locals in Fairbanks if they have not seen it.If I lived in Fairbanks you bet I would love to adopt a vehicle and polish and dust it with loving care on a regular basis. What a great idea! Michael Murray, Homer, Alaska
Nancy & Willy (pictured above in the 1911 Everitt Model 30)