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Floor  3.

Wickström Engine Factory and the Finnish Engine Factory, which manufactured Olympia engines, were the most well-known engine manufacturers in Vaasa, but in addition to these, there were more than a dozen smaller engine manufacturers in the city.

Wickström Engine Factory and the Finnish Engine Factory, which manufactured Olympia engines, were the most well-known engine manufacturers in Vaasa, but in addition to these, there were more than a dozen smaller engine manufacturers in the city.

History

History

The Vaasa Car and Engine Museum is owned by the veteran car association Vaasan Veteraaniautoseura ry. The museum has been restored and is nowadays mainly run by voluntaries. The past few years the number of visitors has increased to record-breaking levels.

 

The Vaasa Car and Engine Museum opened its doors in 1981. At the museum you will find engines and cars dating from as far back as the early 20th century up to modern times. At the museum the history of traffic and vehicles is illustrated by means of restored cars and other vehicles. An example worth mentioning is the horse-drawn ambulance from 1909. There are also several fire engines and other firefighting equipment on display. The museum’s large collection of bicycles provides an excellent opportunity to get to know the development of the bike. The museum collections also include soapbox cars, snowmobiles, motorcycles and mopeds.