May 11, 2012
Hood River’s Clyde Wilson, 100, steps out of a 1914 Model A at Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum Thursday. His escorts were driver Andy Anderson, left, and Ken Olson, both of WAAAM. Wilson, who worked as an aviation mechanic for NASA, was guest of honor at WAAAM, one of his favorite places in Hood River. Wilson celebrated his 100th birthday in November with a motorcycle ride with Olson. The 1912 depot hack is among the hundreds of vehicles and aircrafts on display May 12, the monthly Second Saturday at WAAAM, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Military jeeps and planes will be in operation, among other special attractions. Olson and Anderson picked up Wilson at his home, Hood River B and B, which is owned by his daughter, Jane. Wilson presented a donation to WAAAM director Judy Newman.