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In working on my book, I’ve been doing a great deal of research at the Oregon Aviation Historical Society, located in Cottage Grove. It is a friendly little museum, dedicated to the preservation of Oregon’s unique aviation heritage.

Thus, I happened to get advance warning on a new event they were planning. It took place on June 28 and was titled 1st Annual Cottage Grove Wings & Wheels. The general idea was to have a plane displayed alongside a car of roughly the same time period. This concept sounded intriguing to me and I was anxious to see the display.

The event was planned quickly with roughly one month of preparation. Thus, expectations were modest. Thanks to the hard work and dedication of the staff, however, the event exceeded all expectations. There was a good number of airplanes and cars, lots of friendly people, good food, and everything went smoothly. The only negative in my experience was the uncontrollable factor of the temperature. It got quite warm; the most popular food item at the event was root beer floats.

As the event, was so much fun in its first year and every expectation is that it should be better next year, I expect it will be an absolutely incredible event in 2015. Make sure you watch for notice of this event and put it on your calendar. A good way to do this is to sign up for the mailing list at Oregon Aviation Historical Society.

Take a closer look at my photos from the 1st Annual Cottage Grove Wings & Wheels, my Aviation Portfolio, or Automotive Portfolio.