Photos: Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum in Fairbanks

The grill of a 1933 Auburn. The Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum in Fairbanks has 89 cars from 1898 to 1936 in its collection. Photographed in Fairbanks on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
Marc Lester
Museum docent Paul Tekin dusts the fender of a 1904 Franklin in the repair shop of the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum. The Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum in Fairbanks has 89 cars from 1898 to 1936 in its collection. Photographed in Fairbanks on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
Marc Lester
Ornaments and parts of antique cars cover a workbench in the repair shop of the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum in Fairbanks. The Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum in Fairbanks has 89 cars from 1898 to 1936 in its collection. Photographed in Fairbanks on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
Marc Lester
Mike Lecorchick cleans a mirror that helps display a 1898 Hays Motor Vehicle, the oldest car in the Fountainhead collection. The Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum in Fairbanks has 89 cars from 1898 to 1936 in its collection. Photographed in Fairbanks on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
Marc Lester
A mannequin displays feathered garments in the Fountainhead showroom. In addition to the antique cars, the museum also has an extensive vintage fashion collection. The Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum in Fairbanks has 89 cars from 1898 to 1936 in its collection. Photographed in Fairbanks on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
Marc Lester
Tim Cerny is owner of the Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum in Fairbanks, which has 89 cars from 1898 to 1936 in its collection. Photographed in Fairbanks on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
Marc Lester
Chrome and ornamentation on a 1919 McFarlan in the Fountainhead collection. The Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum in Fairbanks has 89 cars from 1898 to 1936 in its collection. Photographed in Fairbanks on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
Marc Lester
A district figurine on the hood ornament is a hallmark of Pierce-Arrow cars. The Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum in Fairbanks has 89 cars from 1898 to 1936 in its collection. Photographed in Fairbanks on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
Marc Lester
The interior of a 1934 Packard. The Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum in Fairbanks has 89 cars from 1898 to 1936 in its collection. Photographed in Fairbanks on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
Marc Lester
Some of the curves of a 1936 Packard. The Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum in Fairbanks has 89 cars from 1898 to 1936 in its collection. Photographed in Fairbanks on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
Marc Lester
A 1919 Pierce-Arrow vehicle drives near the Fountainhead Museum on the north side of Fairbanks. The Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum in Fairbanks has 89 cars from 1898 to 1936 in its collection. Photographed in Fairbanks on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
Marc Lester
Fountainhead museum manager Willy Vinton drives a 1919 Pierce-Arrow vehicle on the street in Fairbanks. The Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum in Fairbanks has 89 cars from 1898 to 1936 in its collection. Photographed in Fairbanks on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
Marc Lester
A 1998 Hays Motor Vehicle is the oldest car in the Fountainhead collection. The Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum in Fairbanks has 89 cars from 1898 to 1936 in its collection. Photographed in Fairbanks on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
Marc Lester
The Fountainhead Museum says this is Alaska's first-ever car, built in 1905 by Skagway resident Bobby Sheldon. Sheldon had never seen a car before, so he built it from pictures he had seen using re-purposed materials, all with hopes to impress a young lady.The Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum in Fairbanks has 89 cars from 1898 to 1936 in its collection. Photographed in Fairbanks on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.
Marc Lester
Marc Lester

The Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum in Fairbanks may be one of the most unique car collections in the country. Owner Tim Cearny says he currently has 89 vehicles from the years 1898 to 1936, including several one-of-a-kind pieces.

Museum manager Willy Vinton says it’s not unusual for enthusiasts to visit the showroom on the north side of Fairbanks from all over the country and beyond. The museum also features a rotating display of vintage fashion. 

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