The restoration of military vehicles was not part of the original plan to establish an aviation museum at Paso Robles. Early on in our development, it was necesary to obtain a tug to move aircraft around. Around 2006-2007, aircraft were not readily available for donation to the museum and we had a group in the restoration garage that rather than stand around between restoration projects, took on the task of rebuilding a donated jeep. The end result was phenemonal! By 2009, more military vehicles had been donated and hangar space for vehicles was scarce so we broke ground on what is now the "Brooks Building," which was designed primarily to house restored military vehicles. And, my, how we've grown since then!
Many of the vehicles were received in extremely rough shape and have gone through a frame up restoration. The vehicle restoration garage has long been staffed by volunteers. We are ever so grateful to the many talanted people that have crossed our tarmack and assisted in one or many projects. Many volunteers have come with a desire, but not all the skills. This stopped no one as so many have stepped up and taught and nurtured individuals along whom have assisted in the amazing restoration of many vehicles.
The restoration garage at Estrella Warbird Museum is always looking for a few more people. Make sure you contact us at the Volunteer page and let us know how you would like to get involved!
Most of the vehicles on display have been restored to the original condition as when first built. Only a few came to us requiring little to no restoration, and now look as if they just rolled of the production line. Additionally, you might see some of the vehilces during local community events/parades, driven by EWM volunteers.
Stop by and visit the museum. We promise you will not be disappointed in what you see.
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Legal Monday Holidays:
President's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day:
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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