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West Linn, OR 97068
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Seattle, WA 98118
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Portland, OR 97233
503 667 4329

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Hillsboro, OR 97124
503 680 4661

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206 533 9600


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Gresham, OR 97030
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Junction City, OR 97448
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Silverton, OR 97381
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Featured Events

July 2014

Pacif­ic North­west His­torics Lead July Events

Mustangs-Cantrell-1[SOVREN] 1969 Boss 302 dri­ven by Tom Cantrell

The 2014 SOVREN Pacif­ic North­west His­torics run this week­end, July 4–6, start­ing off the month of July with a plen­ty of auto­mo­tive excite­ment. Just the thing to put you in the mood for Inde­pen­dence Day!

The week­end promis­es to be the vin­tage thrill of the year —  three days of vin­tage rac­ing at Pacif­ic Race­ways, in Kent, WA. Fri­day, July 4 sees a half day of rac­ing, Sat­ur­day and Sun­day each offer a full day of rac­ing for vin­tage sports and for­mu­la cars.

Ford’s leg­endary Mus­tang is the fea­tured mar­que this year and sev­er­al of the fastest road Mus­tangs in the North­west will be on track, test­ing them­selves against very fast Corvettes, Camaros, and oth­er mus­cle cars of the late 60’s. A full slate of races will fea­ture a wide range of sports and for­mu­la cars from the 50s right through the late 80s.    As a spe­cial guest, leg­endary oval, road, and off-road dri­ver Par­nel­li Jones will be hon­ored. He will make appear­ances and sign auto­graphs each day.

This is the 27th edi­tion of this very pop­u­lar event which ben­e­fits Seattle’s Children’s Hos­pi­tal. Tick­ets are avail­able at the gate or online at North­west historics.com.

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Our nation­al hol­i­day also sees a num­ber of oth­er auto­mo­tive events around the North­west. In Auburn, WA this first week­end of July is the Auburn 4th of July Car Show. The is free for spec­ta­tors and takes place at Les Gove Park, 1005 12th St. For more info: www.auburn.gov/events .
On Bain­bridge Island the Annu­al 4th of July Car Show takes place in down­town Winslow. It is free to attend and is just a quick fer­ry boat ride from Seat­tle (and a short walk!) from the Bain­bridge Island Fer­ry Ter­mi­nal. For more info: www.bainbridgechamber.com .Up on the North­ern bor­der, the city of Blaine, WA is host­ing an Old Fash­ioned 4th Show ‘N Shine on H Street in down­town Blaine. It is anoth­er free fam­i­ly fun event. For more info: www.blainechamber.com/events .
Over in Clark Coun­ty, WA, the city of Ridge­field is host­ing the North­west Street Rod Nation­als Plus at the Clark Coun­ty Events Cen­ter. It’s $14 to spec­tate and $40 to reg­is­ter a car for the event. For more info: www.nsra-usa.com .79-US Flag Waving
On July 5th there is also plen­ty to do.  Over in Port­land, OR, the High­way to Heav­en Car Show takes place at the Sky­line Memo­r­i­al Gar­dens, 4101 NW Sky­line Blvd. The event runs from 4pm-10pm and is free. For more info: www.skylinememorial/portland.com .
The Com­mu­ni­ty Days Show-N-Shine is being held in down­town Gold­en­dale, WA in the 100 block of W. Main St. The event is free for spec­ta­tors, $10 is you want to show your vehi­cle. It is spon­sored by the Gold­en­dale Motor­sports Asso­ci­a­tion. For more info: www.goldendalemotorsports.org .
In Hoquiam, WA the PushRods Car Club is spon­sor­ing the Pushrods of Hoquiam River­side Run Revival on Lev­ee St. in Old Town Hoquiam. Spec­tat­ing is free but it is $10 to enter a car in the show.  For more info: http://pushrods.org .The 22nd Annu­al Bow-Tie Bash is being held on Com­merce Avenue in down­town Longview, WA, and is spon­sored by the Colum­bia Riv­er Corvettes.  It starts at 9:00am and runs until 3:00pm. Car reg­is­tra­tion to show is $20 on day of show. For more info: www.columbiarivercorvettes.com .
Show & Shine At The Shores is being held in Ocean Shores, WA at the Quinalt Beach Resort and Casi­no. Spon­sored by the PushRods Car Club. The event runs from Noon to 8:00pm on Sat­ur­day and from 9:00am to 3:00pm on Sun­day. For more info: http://pushrods.org .
Up in Sur­rey, BC the 14th Annu­al Clas­sic & Cus­tom Car Show for Parkin­sons is at the A&W New­ton Restau­rant (7330 King George Blvd). Free to attend but and $2(CN)  reg­is­tra­tion fee to exhib­it your machine. Spon­sored by A&W Restau­rants. For more info: 604.307.4565.
Over in Philo­math, OR, the 17th Annu­al Philo­math Clas­sic Car Show takes place at the Philo­math City Park. Walk-ins are free and a $30 reg­is­tra­tion fee for those show­ing their cars. The event is spon­sored by the Philo­math Area Cham­ber of Com­merce. For more info: www.philomathchamber.org .
One of the most pop­u­lar spots for car events is the famed Triple XXX Root Beer Dri­ve-In in Issaquah, WA.  This last Triple XXX stand hosts dozens of car meets through­out the year and on July 6th they will be home to the All Chevy and Camaro Show. Free admis­sion to look but it’s $20 to show your auto. Spon­sored by Pacif­ic North­west Camaro Club. For more info: www.pnwcc.com .
If it has been awhile since you’ve cruised to Ren­ton, WA, then the Return To Ren­ton Cruise-In might be some­thing worth attend­ing. The event takes place on Third and Bur­nette in South Ren­ton. It’s a free fam­i­ly friend­ly event. For more info: Call the Return To Ren­ton Car Show Com­mit­tee at 425.430.7589.
Well, that’s what is going on for the first week­end of July 2014.  For a com­plete list­ing, check out the month­ly list­ings and updates links in the left col­umn. We’ll be updat­ing this page right after the hol­i­day, so don’t for­get to check back to find out the lat­est. Hap­py 4th and may God Bless Amer­i­ca!
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Com­plete event info is list­ed by date on the reg­u­lar list­ing pages in

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Feb 11 — Puyallup, WA; 44th Annu­al Corvette & High Per­for­mance Swap Meet

Feb 17–18 — Puyallup, WA; Ear­ly Bird Swap Meet

March 10 – Asto­ria, OR; Asto­ria Auto­mo­tive Swap Meet

Mar 11 — Puyallup, WA; 4x4 Off Rd & Per­for­mance Swap Meet

Mar 17–18 — Puyallup, WA; 38th Annu­al Almost Spring Swap Meet

Apr 5–7 — Port­land, OR; PIR Auto Swap Meet

Apr 6–8 — Port­land, OR; Port­land Auto Swap Meet

Apr 13–14 — Junc­tion City, OR; Func­tion 4 Junc­tion Swap Meet

Apr 14 – Eagle, ID; Spring Auto­mo­tive Swap Meet

Apr 22 — Cor­val­lis, OR; Cor­val­lis Auto Swap Meet

Apr 27–28 — Great Falls, MT; Skunkwag­on Swap Meet

Apr 28 — Oliv­er, BC; South Okana­gan Swap Meet

Apr 29 — Sur­rey, BC; 32nd Annu­al Clas­sic & Vin­tage Motor­cy­cle Swap Meet

May 5 — Ken­newick, WA; Tri-City Annu­al Swap Meet

May 12 — Coburg, OR; Mother’s Day Week­end Swap Meet

May 19 — La Pine OR; 12th Annu­al La Pine Auto­mo­tive Swap Meet

May 19–20 — Mon­roe, WA; 45th Annu­al Seat­tle Auto Swap Meet

May 25–26 — Abbots­ford, BC; Coastal Swap Meet – Antique & Vin­tage Cars and Parts

Jun 3 — Nanoose Bay, BC; Vin­tage Car Club of Cana­da (Nanaimo Chap­ter) Swap Meet

Jun 3 — Rick­re­all, OR; Rick­re­all Auto Swap Meet

Jun 9 — Yaki­ma, WA; 36th Annu­al Yaki­ma Val­ley Swap Met & Car Show

Jun 10 – Mil­waukie, OR; A.B.A.T.E. of Ore­gon Motor­cy­cle Fall Swap Meet

Jun 16 — Gra­ham, WA; MT Rainier VCCA Junk in the Trunk / Swap Meet

Jun 17 — Salem, OR; Willamette Val­ley A’s 46th Annu­al Swap Meet

Jun 22–24 — Brooks, OR; Ear­ly Day Gas Engine Annu­al Swap Meet

Jul 13–15 — Spokane, WA; Ear­ly Ford V8 Swap Meet & Car Show

Jul 20–21 – Willam­i­na, OR; Willam­i­na City Wide Garage Sale & Swap Meet

Jul 20–21 – Willam­i­na, OR; Swap Meet & Flea Mar­ket

Jul 27–29 — Puyallup, WA; Goodguys 30th Pacif­ic North­west Nation­als

Aug 9–11 — Reno, NV; Reno Hot August Nights Swap Meet

Aug 17–19 — Spokane, WA; Goodguys Great North­west Nation­als

Aug 17–19 – Tillam­ook, OR; Tillam­ook Old Iron Show & Swap Meet

Aug 18 — Cov­ing­ton, WA; Maple Val­ley Street Rats Car Club Swap Meet & Car Cor­ral

Sep TBA – Port­land, OR; PIR Fall Swap Meet

Sep 1 — Steven­son, WA; Show & Shine & Swap Meet Too!

Sep 7–8 — Red­mond, OR; High Desert Swap Meet

Sep 9 – Grants Pass. OR; The Car Swap Meet

Sep 9 — Gra­ham, WA; Road­sters North­west Car Show & Swap Meet

Sep 21–22 — Chehalis, WA; 53rd Annu­al Har­vest Swap Meet

Sep 30 – Can­by, OR; Can­by Swap Meet

Oct 6 — Cen­tral Point, OR; The Med­ford Meet

Oct 6–7- Mon­roe, WA; Mon­roe Auto­mo­bile Swap Meet

Oct 14 – Mil­waukie, OR; A.B.A.T.E. of Ore­gon Motor­cy­cle Fall Swap Meet

Nov 3–4 – Bre­mer­ton, WA; Bre­mer­ton Auto Swap Meet

Nov 17 — Albany, OR; Albany Indoor Swap Meet

Featured Events in September


Featured Shows in September

include the Luxury & Supercar Weekend with the Shaughnessy Concours d’Elegance on Sept 7–8 in Vancouver, British Columbia, and the 11th Annual Kirkland Concours d’Elegance held on Sunday, Sept. 8 at the LeMay Museum in Tacoma, WA. (See below for Kirkland story)


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On Sep­tem­ber 7–8, over  $100 mil­lion dol­lars of lux­u­ry and high-end auto­mo­biles will roll into Van­Dusen Botan­i­cal Gar­den for British Columbia’s extrav­a­gan­za event, the LUXURY & SUPERCAR WEEKEND which includes Shaugh­nessy Con­cours d’Elegance


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The roll-in will include over 160 auto­mo­biles in lux­u­ry, exot­ic, clas­sic and super­car cat­e­gories — mak­ing it the largest and most valu­able col­lec­tion of Super­Cars in Cana­da to date. For the fourth time in Cana­da this lifestyle week­end is the Nation’s finest two day out­door show­ing of Lux­u­ry & Super­cars. The 2013 event once again offers a unique up-close and per­son­al oppor­tu­ni­ty to view the world’s most impor­tant exam­ples of auto­mo­tive achieve­ments.


Luxury-4-Each car on dis­play is hand­picked by the Con­cours d‘Elegance selec­tion com­mit­tee. Auto­mo­tive enthu­si­asts of rare lux­u­ry super­cars, vin­tage col­lectibles, electric/hybrid and con­cept cars will get the chance to view auto­mo­biles that are nor­mal­ly dis­played only at select elite inter­na­tion­al auto­mo­tive events.



  • 2013 Pagani Huayra: The only Pagani Huayra Car­bon edi­tion in the world is com­ing direct­ly from Peb­ble Beach and will be unveiled at the media pre­view for its Cana­di­an debut. This is the first time a Pagani has come to Cana­da. Of the 22 Pagani Huayras build to date, this is the only Car­bon edi­tion. It is the fastest road-legal car to go around BBC’s Top Gear test track (2.82km) at a record of 1 minute 13.8 sec­onds. There are only 15 pro­duced in North Amer­i­ca and 3 in Cana­da.
  • 2013 Bugat­ti Vey­ron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse: This will be the first time the Bugat­ti Vey­ron Grand Sport Vitesse (lim­it­ed to 100 units world­wide) will land on Cana­di­an soil. It is the fastest open-top pro­duc­tion car with record-break­ing speed of 408.84km/h (254MPH).
  • 2014 Aston Mar­tin Van­quish Volante: Here for its Cana­di­an debut and direct­ly from its inter­na­tion­al unveil­ing at Peb­ble Beach.  It’s the manufacturer’s first con­vert­ible with body pan­els com­prised entire­ly of car­bon fiber.
  • 2014 Lam­borgh­i­ni Aven­ta­dor LP700-4 Road­ster: The most excit­ing series pro­duc­tion Lam­borgh­i­ni has ever built and the new bench­mark in the world of open-top lux­u­ry super sports cars.
  • 2013 McLaren MP4-12C Spi­der: McLaren’s first con­vert­ible ever, com­plete with an all car­bon fiber body.
  • 2014 Porsche 991 C4S Coupe:  The speed­ster ver­sion of the 991-gen­er­a­tion 911.
  • 2014 Porsche Panam­era Hybrid: The first ever plug-in Hybrid elec­tric car by Porsche.
  • 2014 Jaguar F-Type: Named “World Car Design of the Year” at New York Inter­na­tion­al Auto Show. Jaguar’s first true sports­car 40 years after the icon­ic E-Type.

 (See below for Kirk­land Con­cours sto­ry)



  • Lam­borgh­i­ni Aven­ta­dor INIZIO (LP700) Project: The world’s first air brake wing for Lam­borgh­i­ni, devel­oped by Cana­di­an Com­pa­ny, Atti­vo Designs.
  • Enzo Fer­rari FXX Evo­lu­tion by Edo Com­pe­ti­tion: The only street legal Fer­rari Enzo to FXX spec­i­fi­ca­tions in the world, with the pow­er increased to 950 hp (150 hp more than oth­er fac­to­ry FXXs). There are only 30 FXX in the world.
  • Maserati MC12 CORSA project by Edo Com­pe­ti­tion: Only 12 were pro­duced in the world and this ver­sion is the only street legal MC12 Cor­sa in North Amer­i­ca.
  • Con­quest Evade project by SR Auto Group: The Evade is cur­rent­ly the only one in the world. It is an ultra hand craft­ed lux­u­ri­ous SUV.
  • Fer­rari 458 “Reiko” Project, by SR Auto Group.
  • 2013 Bent­ley Con­ti­nen­tal GTC V8 NERO ROSSO Project by AWG Per­for­mance One.
  • Lam­borgh­i­ni LP560 1500HP Project by Under­ground Rac­ing.
  • Lam­borgh­i­ni Aven­ta­dor Lib­er­ty Walk Project by SR Auto Group.



  • 1967 Lam­borgh­i­ni Miu­ra: The world’s first Super­Car to be fit­ted with a trans­verse­ly mount­ed V-12 engine in the rear on the most icon­ic Lam­borgh­i­ni ever built. Its first appear­ance was at the Gene­va Auto Show 1966.
  • 1931 Auburn Boat tail Speed­ster: A pre-war Amer­i­can sports car.
  • 1989 Porsche 930 Slant­nose: The fastest pro­duc­tion car avail­able in Ger­many at the time of its intro­duc­tion in 1975.
  • 1968 L-88 Corvette: The most vic­to­ri­ous rac­ing Corvette in his­to­ry.
  • 1934 Alvis Speed 20: The first post-vin­tage design from Alvis.
  • 1931 Cadil­lac V12: North America’s most lux­u­ri­ous V12 mod­el at the time of its launch.
  • 1991 BMW Z-1: The first 2-seat road­ster built by BMW to have elec­tric doors that fold into the chas­sis, a total of only 8000 were pro­duced.
  • 1928 Mor­ris Estate Wag­on: Built by Mor­ris Motors which began in Oxford, UK in 1912.
  • 1933 McLaugh­lin Buick: Believed to be the only one ever built, it will debut at Lux­u­ry & Super­car Week­end after a long restora­tion that began in 1979!
  • 1964 Porsche 911T: A one own­er sur­vivor car that has nev­er been touched, it looks the same as the day it came off the pro­duc­tion line.


  • Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 7th will fea­ture Vancouver’s largest out­door, design­er fash­ion stage show­cas­ing notable col­lec­tions by var­i­ous high-end fash­ion part­ners.


  • Luxury BC-1Tom Lee Music will be dis­play­ing three pianos val­ued at $1M includ­ing a Schim­mel K 213 Glass piano made out of crys­tal, a Stein­way Kuni­isii designed by a Cana­di­an Hai­da artist Jay Sime­on, and a lim­it­ed Edi­tion Stein­way Ter­centen­ni­al grand piano.
  • Sam­sung will be fea­tur­ing their 85″ Ultra HDTV that retails for $40K, in addi­tion to the new 55″ & 65″ Ultra HD TVs.  All three TVs can be tilt­ed and adjust­ed eas­i­ly as they are built into an exter­nal easel.
  • An Ital­ian Food and Wine Pavil­ion with over 20 food and bev­er­age part­ners.
  • For out-of-town guests, the event is offer­ing 2 com­pli­men­ta­ry one-day tick­ets when guests book an overnight stay at any one of the 37 down­town hotel part­ners through our book­ing web­site www.bevancouver.com


As it cel­e­brates its 11th anniver­sary, the Kirk­land Con­cours d’Elegance begins it’s sec­ond year on Sept 8 at the LeMay – America’s Car Muse­um, in Taco­ma. Fea­tur­ing a nine-acre cam­pus – with a four-sto­ry muse­um as the cen­ter­piece – LeMay-ACM, in the shad­ow of Mt. Rainier 30 min­utes south of Seat­tle, is one of the America’s largest auto muse­ums. This fam­i­ly-ori­ent­ed event is regard­ed as one of the pre­mier con­cours events in the coun­try.


Fea­ture class­es and awards have been deter­mined for the 2013 U.S. Bank Kirk­land Con­cours d’Elegance, which will take place on the Haub Fam­i­ly Field adja­cent to the musem, and include Mer­cedes-Benz, with a num­ber of the Ger­man automaker’s leg­endary mod­els slat­ed to be on dis­play.


Spe­cial class­es will high­light Fer­rari, the Porsche 911, five decades of Lin­coln, Wood­ies, Clas­sic Car Club of Amer­i­ca vehi­cles and a motor­cy­cle class con­sist­ing of Pre-War Amer­i­can bikes.

CCCA-Linke's Mercedes


One of the key ele­ments of the Kirk­land Con­cours is the lead­er­ship and par­tic­i­pa­tion of the Clas­sic Car Club of America’s Pacif­ic North­west Region. Many of its mem­bers par­tic­i­pate with their award win­ning cars, as judges and vol­un­teers.

Both as indi­vid­u­als and as a club, the mem­bers have been pleased to sup­port the Kirk­land Con­cours d’Elegance since its incep­tion.  There is a huge dif­fer­ence between a car show and a Con­cours”, stat­ed Bri­an Rohrback, PNR CCCA Direc­tor and avid col­lec­tor. ”  We par­tic­i­pate in this great event to bring enjoy­ment to those who exhib­it cars and those who come to appre­ci­ate the art and beau­ty.  This show­case is a source of great pride for our mem­bers and it cre­ates world­wide atten­tion for the qual­i­ty of the auto­mo­biles on dis­play.”

CCCA-Dahlquist's Lincoln


Many of the par­tic­i­pants of the Kirk­land Con­cours have been judges, in lead­er­ship and have had their cars in the leg­endary Peb­ble Beach Con­cours d’Elegance for many years.




Smart, Tami Sutton, clipThe event’s “Kirk­land Con­cours Award” will be renamed to hon­or Phil Smart Sr., the for­mer title spon­sor of the Kirk­land Con­cours in its ear­ly years. Smart, a long­time lux­u­ry auto­mo­tive deal­er, vol­un­teer and phil­an­thropist in the state of Wash­ing­ton, passed away ear­li­er this year at 93.

Over its first 10 years of exis­tence, the Con­cours d’Elegance donat­ed approx­i­mate­ly 1.5 mil­lion dol­lars to Seat­tle Children’s and Ever­green Hos­pi­tals.


The Con­cours will also include a Collector’s Class fea­tur­ing the vehi­cles of John Good­man and a Spe­cial Dis­play Class with a vari­ety of impor­tant auto­mo­biles.




The Kirk­land Con­cours will run on Sun­day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The LeMay Muse­um — ACM, locat­ed adja­cent to the Taco­ma Dome, is a sep­a­rate enti­ty from the LeMay Fam­i­ly Col­lec­tion at LeMay Mary­mount facil­i­ty which hous­es the main fam­i­ly col­lec­tion in south Taco­ma.






The LeMay Legacy

The Two LeMays:


Green Cad artMany have heard of the late Harold E. LeMay, and Nan­cy LeMay, who togeth­er for over thir­ty some years col­lect­ed cars, trucks, motor­cy­cles, dolls, toys and more, enough to fill many, many build­ings in south Taco­ma. Last year, the long await­ed LeMay Muse­um was opened in Taco­ma, WA, next to the Taco­ma Dome along­side I-5.  Now called “LeMay-America’s Car Muse­um” the con­crete and glass edi­fice house sev­er­al hun­dred LeMay vehi­cles along with many oth­ers donat­ed or loaned for exhi­bi­tion. Read More about the LeMay Muse­um.
_DSC1201 (2)The orig­i­nal LeMay col­lec­tion was housed at the fam­i­ly home, still used by the fam­i­ly and hous­ing sev­er­al hun­dred cars and arti­facts. When Harold and Nan­cy ran out of space to house the grow­ing col­lec­tion, they pur­chased the Mary­mount Acad­e­my near­by. The 80 acre cam­pus is described in their web­site.

Now, Mary­mount pro­vides an oppor­tu­ni­ty to see, on any giv­en day, 500 vehi­cles of the col­lec­tion plus dolls, toys, mem­o­ra­bil­ia and it con­tin­ues to grow.
From its roots as the orig­i­nal auto­mo­tive col­lec­tion of Harold & Nan­cy LeMay, start­ed in the 1960’s, the LeMay fam­i­ly formed the LeMay Fam­i­ly Col­lec­tion Foun­da­tion (LFCF) with the objec­tives of sus­tain­ing and grow­ing the LeMay Col­lec­tion and a desire from the com­mu­ni­ty to pre­serve the amaz­ing LeMay Col­lec­tion for the future. The LeMay fam­i­ly col­lec­tion includes over 1,500 vin­tage vehi­cles, plus relat­ed Amer­i­cana (dolls, toys, antiques, farm equip­ment, etc.) and much of that is locat­ed at Mary­mount, a dis­tinct cam­pus with a unique his­to­ry all its own.

The LeMay Fam­i­ly Col­lec­tion Foun­da­tion at the Mary­mount Event Cen­ter was estab­lished so future gen­er­a­tions may enjoy all these arti­facts year-round!


The most fab­u­lous day of the year, for car enthu­si­asts, is the annu­al open house and car show. It is the only day of the year when the home­stead is open to the pub­lic — a “not-to-be-missed” expe­ri­ence. The lega­cy of the Harold E. LeMay col­lec­tion, how­ev­er, is at Mary­mount where his­to­ry, preser­va­tion, edu­ca­tion all come togeth­er as the LeMay lega­cy.


The cel­e­bra­tion, of course, is always on the last Sat­ur­day of August. Now, the 36th year of the event has become, in our opin­ion, like an “5 ring cir­cus” of auto­mo­tive activ­i­ty, events and exhi­bi­tions. While the LeMay Mary­mount Event Cen­ter is now open year around (hence the “Two LeMays”), the cel­e­bra­tion is August 31st.  (The auc­tion con­tin­ues on Sun­day).  You are all wel­come — it’s fam­i­ly fun — at it’s best and not lim­it­ed to just auto­mo­tive enthu­si­asts.

LeMay wide grounds shot

 36th Annual LeMay Car Show

Acres and acres of gorgeous vintage cars — what’s not to love?

Plan now for August 31st for the LeMay Car Show.

If you have nev­er attend­ed the LeMay Car Show, it is more than 1,000 cars! It’s a TWO loca­tion car show, which means that it’s the ONE day a year that in addi­tion to the LeMay Col­lec­tions at Mary­mount, Nan­cy LeMay and her fam­i­ly open their LeMay home­stead prop­er­ty in Spanaway for the gen­er­al pub­lic to come gawk and walk through. She may call her house a stan­dard five-bed­room farm­house, but the garages… well, let’s just say that there’s some­thing real­ly spe­cial about hav­ing a 300-car garage! In addi­tion to the vin­tage vehi­cles, there are spe­cial dis­plays of dolls, antiques, a Gen­er­al Store & Soda Foun­tain Room and all sorts of Amer­i­cana.

 See below for AUCTION information

Rat Pack photo


Col­lec­tor car own­ers are invit­ed to bring their vehi­cles to dis­play on the show fields (park­ing is first-come, first-serve, no need to pre-reg­is­ter), there’s a car club cor­ral, and there is even an auto­mo­tive swap meet and a vin­tage vehi­cle auc­tion that starts in the after­noon! (the auc­tion will con­tin­ue into Sun­day — more about that below). Vis­i­tors will even get a chance to see a spe­cial “Rat Pack” dis­play which includes cars from the stars: Peter Lawford’s Dual Ghia and Sam­my Davis Jr’s Stutz.


There is also a NEW “Mas­ters of the Brush” fea­ture to the show where sev­er­al auto­mo­tive artists will be show­cas­ing their auto­mo­tive art, and they’ll be draw­ing for kids — so neat to see the artists as they work!
30s classics clippedAll in all, you won’t want to miss the LeMay Car Show! Our LeMay vol­un­teers are already work­ing hard to ensure that it is going to be the best car show ever! Be sure to round up your friends and fam­i­ly and make a day of it! Admis­sion is just $10/person (or FREE admis­sion for LeMay Fam­i­ly Col­lec­tion mem­bers), and you can pur­chase tick­ets online ahead of time, or at the gate. Free park­ing, free shut­tles. Read more details about the show here
Side­note: There is  still space for auto­mo­tive swap meet ven­dors at this event — spaces are just $35 ea for a 10x20 space — call 253.272.2336 to reserve your space!

The Cold War is com­ing back to Spanaway…

Civil Defense Car Show Poster Civil Defense Shelter
In what might be the odd­est project ever under­tak­en by the LeMay Restora­tion Shop, a salesman’s sam­ple of a 1961 Civ­il Defense Fall­out Shel­ter has been restored and brought to Mary­mount for

the 36th Annu­al LeMay Car Show. It’s believed to be one of just a very few ful­ly restored Civil­ian Defense shel­ters in the Unit­ed States.




Feeling Lucky? Don’t Miss Lucky Collector Car Auction

August 31-September 1


The upcom­ing Lucky Col­lec­tor Car Auc­tion at Mary­mount will be held in con­junc­tion with the 36th Annu­al LeMay Car Show, which draws thou­sands of vis­i­tors each year. This Lucky Auc­tion is a 2-day auc­tion on August 31st-Sep­tem­ber 1st, and will fea­ture dozens of vin­tage vehi­cles! Auc­tion pre­view is on August 31st from 9am-1pm, and the auc­tion begins at 1pm on August 31st for the first lots. There are more lots than there is time, so the auc­tion will car­ry on into Sun­day for the remain­ing lots.

Auction-FordBid­ders are wel­come!

Con­sign­ers — see spe­cial offer here!

More than 150 lots have already been con­signed and are list­ed online, and more than 200 are expect­ed, so there will be plen­ty of vehi­cles to choose from! There are sports cars, mus­cle cars, true clas­sics, a few pick­up trucks and motor­cy­cles, some mod­el cars and auto­mo­bil­ia, and some real­ly unusu­al rar­i­ties. Whether you are hunt­ing for anoth­er col­lec­tor car to add to your sta­ble, or whether you are a first-timer wait­ing to “fall in love” with your first col­lec­tor car, we know that you won’t want to miss out on all the auc­tion action!

Auction-CadReg­is­ter to bid ahead of time or you can reg­is­ter at the auc­tion, or you can even bid remote­ly off-site through Prox­ibid. Pre­view the lot list­ings ahead of time and check back as the date gets  clos­er — more vehi­cles will be added soon!

Sub­scribers and read­ers of NW Car Events Cal­en­dar who want to con­sign their vehi­cles may obtain a $50.00 sav­ings on fees by using our spe­cial Pro­mo Code: Use this Pro­mo Code: UPFR-450 when reg­is­ter­ing. Details here.

www.luckyoldcar.com or call: 206.467.6531 or email: info@luckyoldcar.com


About other opportunities at LeMay Marymount Events Center

Private Events at Marymount

Plan­ning a spe­cial event? The Mary­mount Event Cen­ter has great indoor spaces for groups of 50–500. We also have out­door spaces that are per­fect for car shows, fes­ti­vals, wed­dings, cor­po­rate func­tions or oth­er events! Learn more

Vintage Vehicle Tours & Historical Marymount Tours

The LeMay Fam­i­ly Col­lec­tion at Mary­mount is open year-round, 6 days/ week for tours of over 500 vin­tage vehi­cles. Learn more. We also offer His­tor­i­cal Mary­mount tours of the dor­mi­to­ries, class­rooms and chapel of Mary­mount Mil­i­tary Acad­e­my by appoint­ment. Learn more.

The Greatest Show on British Wheels

Up North in Beautiful Vancouver, B.C. It’s the All British Event Not To Be Missed!



It’s a pas­sion for clas­sic British built cars and motor­cy­cles that fires up the annu­al nos­tal­gia fest that has come to be known as The Great­est Show on British Wheels — All British Field Meet 2013.




The col­ors and flo­ral beau­ty of the host venue, Van Dusen Botan­i­cal Gar­den pro­vides a mag­nif­i­cent set­ting to com­pli­ment over 600 clas­sics on dis­play and over 6,000 enthu­si­asts in atten­dance .

This event is the largest of its kind in West­ern Cana­da where you can expect to see a huge vari­ety of cars and motor­cy­cles dis­played in 61 sep­a­rate class­es from tiny Austin’s and Mini’s to state­ly Rolls Royce’s and Bent­leys in addi­tion to a large show­ing of nim­ble sports cars, mod­i­fied and race cars.

Vincent rapide bike


Record dis­plays of this year’s fea­tured mar­que cars will be dis­played to hon­or a cen­tu­ry of Aston Mar­tin, 60 years of Austin-Healey, 100 years of Mor­ris Motors and 85 years of Vin­cent motor­cy­cles.




The cel­e­bra­tion begins on Fri­day May 17 with a  Nog­gin ‘n Nat­ter-style recep­tion and silent auc­tion held in the archi­tec­tural­ly British Aber­corn Hotel from 6.00pm to 9.00pm. This is a great oppor­tu­ni­ty to relax and con­nect with fel­low clas­sic car enthu­si­asts, enjoy the gen­er­ous recep­tion food, have a drink with friends plus pick up reg­is­tra­tion packs and a pos­si­ble bar­gain bid at the 100 item silent auc­tion.




The cel­e­bra­tion con­tin­ues  on Sat­ur­day May 18 on the lawns of Van Dusen  with brass, jazz and pipe band music, con­ces­sions, swap meet stands, artist’s gallery, clas­sic car sem­i­nars and sponsors/vendors booths plus the lat­est deal­er ‘future clas­sic’ mod­els, all com­ple­ment­ing the spec­tac­u­lar dis­play of clas­sic British machin­ery.   A very spe­cial gar­den par­ty for enthu­si­asts and those mere­ly look­ing for a walk down mem­o­ry lane.


If you own a British car, join in the fun and reg­is­ter online or email for the event brochure. There are many great prizes for entrants and the attend­ing pub­lic such as a trip for two to Britain with Vir­gin Atlantic, A trip to the Yukon with Air North plus you could win a set of Yoko­hama tires, a Jaguar week­end for two in Whistler or a garage floor make-over worth $2,000.00.

Youngtimer Entrant Award

If you are enter­ing a car or motor­cy­cle and you are 25 or younger, check the applic­a­ble box on the entry form for con­sid­er­a­tion by the ABFM judges.



Don’t have a British Car — Join the Fun and Fes­tiv­i­ties Any­way

If you would like to attend the event with­out enter­ing a vehi­cle, sim­ply pay at the gate on Sat­ur­day May 18, 2013 or get your advance tick­ets online . Open to the pub­lic from 10.00am to 4.30pm.

Featured Marques for 2013

The Great­est Show on British Wheels will pay spe­cial trib­ute to 100 years of Aston Mar­tin, a cen­tu­ry of Mor­ris Motors Ltd., and 85 years of Vin­cent motor­cy­cles on the Vic­to­ria Day Week­end, Sat­ur­day May 18, 2013. For Fea­tured Mar­ques, read more below ban­ner.

Mem­o­ra­bil­ia, man­u­als, lit­er­a­ture, new and used parts for every make of British-built vehi­cles.

The All British Field Meet also includes a swap meet, car cor­ral and exhibitor ven­dors.


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Featured Marques for 2013

The Great­est Show on British Wheels, staged each Vic­to­ria Day week­end in Vancouver’s mag­nif­i­cent Van Dusen Botan­i­cal Gar­den, will pay spe­cial trib­ute to 100 years of Aston Mar­tin, a cen­tu­ry of Mor­ris Motors Ltd., and 85 years of Vin­cent motor­cy­cles on the Vic­to­ria Day Week­end, Sat­ur­day May 18, 2013.


Aston Mar­tin DB5, for­ev­er linked with James Bond fever.

Aston Martin

But the real Aston Mar­tin sto­ry began 100 years ear­li­er on Jan­u­ary 15, 1913, when two Eng­lish­men, Robert Bam­ford and Lionel Mar­tin, found­ed Bam­ford & Mar­tin, the com­pa­ny that would man­u­fac­ture Aston.


Aston Mar­tin Ulster, one of the most respect­ed pre-war race­cars.

Aston Martin racer


Mar­tin pio­neered the com­pa­ny though the pre-war years with vin­tage mod­els like the Ulster, estab­lish­ing the rep­u­ta­tion of the mar­que by tak­ing third place in the 1935 Twen­ty Four Hours of LeMans race.


The mighty Mor­ris Minor—best-selling Mor­ris ‘jel­ly-mould’ econ­o­my car.

Morris Minor

William Mor­ris (Lord Nuffield ) found­ed the com­pa­ny in 1912 and quick­ly built a rep­u­ta­tion for qual­i­ty at com­pet­i­tive prices, tak­ing over from Ford in 1924 as the U.K.’s biggest car man­u­fac­tur­er with a 51 per cent share of the home mar­ket. There are prob­a­bly not that many sur­viv­ing pre-war mod­els in the Pacif­ic North­west, but the post-war (1948–1971) Issigo­nis-designed Mor­ris Minors saw more than one-mil­lion built with a large num­ber export­ed to North Amer­i­ca, so expect to see a good show­ing at Van­Dusen.


Morris Minor grill-Hutchins photo


1935 Mor­ris 8 grille dis­plays City of Cow­ley emblem. Pho­to: Cam Hutchins.



Vincent rapide bike

1939 Vin­cent Rapi­de. Pho­to: R. Smith.

Always a favourite at ABFM the motor­cy­cle class con­tin­ues to expand with more than 30 on dis­play last year. Much of this is due to the ded­i­ca­tion and hard work of the British Motor­cy­cle Own­ers Club (BMOC) mem­bers who con­sis­tent­ly put on a great fea­ture exhi­bi­tion.


For more details on the fea­tured mar­ques at the All British Field Meet in Van­cou­ver, B.C. — READ HERE .



Salem Cherry Blossom Drive

What’s older and more fun than the 85th Annual Salem Cherry Blossom Drive & Poker Run?



Dozens of cars and dri­vers, plus guests, join in this spring­time event in the Salem, OR, area on April 20. Cars and motor­cy­cles are all wel­come and it is only $5.00. First place win­ner receives $100 with a 2nd and 3rd place award.

Cherry Blossom Drive 6-2 (2)

This fun-filled event ben­e­fits the Boys & Girls Club of Salem and the Mar­i­on Polk Food­share. The Salem Auto Club Coun­cil coor­di­nates this event. The coun­cil has 30 clubs and orga­ni­za­tions in its mem­ber­ship.


Brunk House Pioneer Farm


The event begins at Walery’s Piz­za park­ing lot in West Salem with six stops includ­ing

Brunk House Pio­neer Farm 1861, cafes, fruit­stands, the Willamette Her­itage Cen­ter and a brew house.

For details, Jeff Fos­ter 503 5888 1932 or evenings at 503 393 3143.





British Invasion of Cars, Music and More



Lan­g­ley, British Colum­bia is the place to be on April 21 for all British Autophiles. The 8thAnnu­al St. George’s Day Motor­ing Show will be held Fort Lan­g­ley Com­mu­ni­ty Hall from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.


British #4-plane-4.14.13


Over 80 cars, Motor­cy­cles, Bus­es and Lor­ries will be there… plus a Sop­with Camel Bi Plane from the Cana­di­an Muse­um of Flight.  This is the air­craft fea­tured in Charles Schulz’s com­ic strip Peanuts, where Snoopy is shown in com­bat with the Red Baron.




Host­ed by the unique­ly named the Lan­g­ley Area Most­ly British Motor­ing Club, the event is free to gen­er­al pub­lic. Vehi­cle reg­is­tra­tion fee is $ 15.00  Lan­g­ley, British Colum­bia is just about 15 miles north of the Cana­di­an bor­der across from Blaine, WA.




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