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Cruisin’ with the Classics

Posted on: May 10th, 2012 by Angie Marsh No Comments

Get in gear for five different car shows in Washington County–all of which are in June, July and August, each one customized.

All Ford Car Show & Swap Meet

Enjoy the 30th annual show that focuses on Ford models (and is sponsored by the Mustang Club)–Saturday, June 2nd at the Washington County Fair Complex in Hillsboro. The day kicks off with a Shriners pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m., followed by the car show with more than 80 awards and raffles, as well as car-related items for sale at the swap meet. The fun continues until 4 p.m., and cost for general admission is $5 per person. Car show entrants must pre-register; cost of showing a car is $15.

Cruisin’ Sherwood

The streets of Old Town Sherwood will be filled with hundreds of hot rods, classics, motorcycles, collector cars and customs, as well as military vehicles on display for the 22nd Annual Cruisin’ Sherwood on Saturday, June 9th. This free event also includes: a kids zone, auto vendors, arts and crafts, food booths, live entertainment and a beer garden. In fact, the entertainment includes an Elvis impersonator.  Follow Cruisin’ Sherwood on Facebook for the latest updates.

The 2012 Concours d'Elegance celebrates Mercedes July 15.

Concours d’Elegance

Join in this 40-year tradition in Forest Grove–the Councours d’Elegance theme for 2012 is “Celebrating Mercedes-Benz.” This show on Sunday, July 15th features more than 300 classic cars, as well as musical stage entertainment and food, all on the campus of Pacific University. Advance tickets are available for $17 per adult; $15 for seniors; $5 for ages 13-18; ages 12 and under are free. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. and judging, entertainment, an auto emporium, awards and more continues until 4:30 p.m.

Classic at T-Hills

To see hot rods, Corvettes, cobras, motorcycles, trucks, imports and customs, join in the 8th annual Classic at T-Hills Car Show Saturday, July 28th as part of the “Party in the Park” in Beaverton. Prizes will be awarded in more than 20 categories. Participants can also enjoy live music, food booths and raffles–as well as all the Party fun: an international celebration, family triathlon, kids activities, live music and performances as well as various food and drink for purchase. A participant fee is required for showing a car as well as for participating in the triathlon, but viewing of cars and participating in other activities is free.

Wapato Showdown

The Wapato Showdown 2012 marks the 16th annual party for car enthusiasts from all over, who will get together Saturday, Aug. 25 in Gaston. The day starts with a pancake breakfast, followed by food booths and a beer/wine garden. Sponsored by the Gaston Lodge, this event features “tricked-out” vehicles, classic cars, trucks and motorcycles–many of which will receive rewards. The Gaston parade is typically the night prior to this event at 6:30.

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