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Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum, Fairbanks, Alaska


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We have stopped in Fairbanks enroute to Denali Park from Delta Junction at the antique auto museum and it is a must visit if you are in the area. The whole family was entertained by the collection of vintage automobiles and period fashions complemented by exhibits, photographs and videos. This “living museum”'s collection contains over 95 pre-World War II automobiles. We asked and was told that 77 were on display and all but 3 are operated in the summer!

The earliest car is from 1898 (Hay Motor Vehicle) and the collection ranges up to a 1936 Packard 1408 series dual windshield Phaeton. The expansive collection contains horseless carriages, steamers, electric cars, speedsters, cyclecars, midget racers and 30s classics. A jaw dropping experience! The workshop area is separated by a glass wall so you can see how mechanics work on the vintage cars to keep then alive and working.

The cars are displayed in chronological order and the fashion items and displays are very nicely inserted in between to offer a great overview of the given moment in time. We could easily spend half a day in there and would be happy to return any time!

Enioy this video from the official website:

and my random pictures in this post.

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