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2019/09/08 Fairbanks Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
π 2019-09-08 01:01 in Ak2019, Cars
While in Fairbanks, I noticed that they had a car museum, so out of habit, I figured we should go check it out, not expecting much. Well, the joke was on me, it was a fantastic museum with very rare cars, several more than 100 years old, and including many I had never seen before, including one even that had a magnetic transmission and was a hybrid electric, over 100 years ago!

doesn't look like too much from the outside, until you walk in
doesn't look like too much from the outside, until you walk in




The 1917 Owen Magnetic ar was a masterpiece. It used a gasoline engine to make electricity which turned a magnet which in turn created induction power and turned the wheels without needing any direct link or transmission. Genius! There are only 12 left in the world:





And may other cars I hadn't seen yet:








early open wheel racing
early open wheel racing



Are you complaining about your drives to the ski resort:


they got you covered
they got you covered

that's also cute
that's also cute

this beats chains big time :)
this beats chains big time :)

More cars:








this car looks like it was designed to have a mean face, back in 1912
this car looks like it was designed to have a mean face, back in 1912





mirror on top of the spare tire, interesting :)
mirror on top of the spare tire, interesting :)








There are more cars, some still being restored, but hopefully those give you an overview. If you'd like to see them all, see https://photos.app.goo.gl/7Bwc4wrCAJQitJ9W8


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