NW Vintage Car and Motorcycle Museum



Volunteer of the Quarter:  Don Petersen


Don Peterson aDonald Petersen is a founding member of the Museum and “Car Guy” from early on. Don has served as recording secretary of the Museum and past board member. He is our swap meet chairman during July. Currently Don is serving as a mentor to the speedster program. He is bringing his expertise in body, fender and paint work to help build the present speedster under construction. Don works great with the kids. He explains and then steps back to allow the young people the opportunity to do the work themselves. He often says, “If they make a mistake, that’s all right because that’s how they learn.” Don has donated many tools and supplies to the speedster program. Thank you, Don, for all your hard work!


Dave Mulheron

Volunteer of the Quarter:  Dave Mulheron

By Doug Nelson


Dave is serving as a mentor for the speedster program and has taken on the responsibility of organizing and maintaining the “Speedster garage” in “ship-shape” form.   He was a key person in building the garage in 2010-2011 while employing his talents with hammer and saw.

   Dave has restored his own 1926 Model T Ford roadster pickup and shared it at the Museum.  Thanks a bunch to a super supporter!







The Museum Wishes to Recognize...

we recognize

Rosemary Bostwick, Doug Nelson, Don Feller, Gene Jacobs, Dave Mulheron, Gene Walker, Schaunene Mannen, John Chandler, Don Mannen, Don Blain, Bert Harrison, and Lucy Harrison pose with their certificates of recognition.


Numerous volunteers were recognized at the May 24 potluck and member appreciation event:

Gene Jacobs:  For being the "go-to" guy that says "Yes" whenever help is needed on construction, cleanup, or planning for another project.

Ladies of The Museum:  For organizing a quilting project and era clothing displays that generate funds and promote interest in the Museum.

Laura Nelson:  For her excellent and professional work in designing the layout for our Museum's newsletter, “The Messenger.”

Don Blain:  For taking the leadership of the Museum's Speedster Program starting in 2012.

Gene Walker:  For his excellent job of designing and setting up of displays for vehicles during the Museum's 2011 & 2012 exposition years.

John Chandler:  For his dedication toward the collection, protection and dispersal of all our Museum's assets.  Also, for his diligence in assuring that our Museum is adequately covered with the necessary insurance.

Mike Bade:  For the design of the Drive-In's “Thunder Road” graphics and his publication of the Museum's first ever “2011 Season Collection,” highlighting the Museum's first annual exhibit.

Don & Schaunene Mannen:  In the absence of Museum members, they have opened our Exhibit Hall to the public on many occasions and monitored the security of our Museum Campus.

Don Feller:  For his outstanding job in organizing and implementing a Museum docent program in 2011& 2012 that included the development of a docent instruction and information guide book.

Julie Miller:  For her outstanding job maintaining membership records, publishing a roster of members and providing clerical work to directors.

Ray Hansen:  As chairman of the Museum's Education Committee, he has actively planned and coordinated field trips, educational programs and assisted with the display committee.

Dave Mulheron:  When it comes to construction, Dave is ready and willing.  He helped organize the garage working areas and built a shelter for the air compressor.

Doug Nelson:  For his unparalleled service to the Museum as its Board Chairman since its organization in 2002.  He is truly a “multi-tasking” person.

Bert Harrison:  For his leadership, organizing skills, community connections, mechanical knowledge & supervisory abilities he used in getting the Museum's Speedster Program off to a good start.