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Where to buy
the “lit­tle yel­low book.”
The 2014 NW Car Events Cal­en­dars are avail­able at:


Bird Nest
1958–66 Ford Thun­der­bird Parts
1091 Willamette Falls Drive
West Linn, OR 97068
971 233‑9000


Auto Repair Man­u­als & his­tory books
4850 37th Ave South
Seat­tle, WA 98118
206 721 3007/888 380 9277


Cre­at­ing Excit­ing Car Show Events
Mail only: 2151 Grif­fin
Enum­claw, WA 98022
206 354 3152


Cliff’s Clas­sic Chev Parts
Qual­ity parts 1955–57 Cars & 55–59 Trucks
619 SE 202nd Avenue
Port­land, OR 97233
503 667 4329


Cruz’n Essen­tials

Car Care Essen­tials
912 NE Donel­son Road
Hills­boro, OR 97124
503 680 4661


Drager’s Intl Clas­sic Sales
Class­sic Car, Truck, Motor­cy­cle Sales
18805 Aurora Avenue North.
Seat­tle, WA 98133
206 533 9600


The Fill­ing Sta­tion
Qual­ity Chev & GM Parts
990 South Sec­ond Street
Lebanon, OR 97355
800 841 6622


Graf­fiti Alley
Restora­tion Parts & Sup­plies
675 River Road
Eugene, OR 97404
541 689 7334


It’s A Clas­sic
High Class Die-Cast
7550 SE Michael Drive
Mil­waukie, OR 97222
541 689 7334

  Jack’s Spe­cialty Parts
909 NE Cleve­land Avenue
Gre­sham, OR 97030
503 667 1725


LeMay Fam­ily Col­lec­tion @Marymount
Car Lover’s Heaven
325 152nd Street East
Tacoma, WA 98445
253 272 2336


Port Book & News
75,000 Books Plus
104 East Front Street
Port Ange­les, WA 98362
360 452 6367


Early Ford Parts
551 Edi­son Road NE
Sil­ver­ton, OR 97381
503 873 5427


Nos­tal­gic & Retro Mer­chan­dise
2902 West Marine View Drive
Everett, WA 98201
206 381 3500


Vin­tage Motor­books
Auto­mo­bile Books and Lit­er­a­ture
PO Box 25537
Port­land, OR 97298
503 292 7747


…and from ven­dors
at swap meets and car shows.

April 2014

Spring Is Here & Car Sea­son Is In Full Swing


Now that win­ter is offi­cially over and the ever-present win­ter storms are finally begin­ning to take a back seat to tulips, daf­fodils and an increas­ing num­ber of sunny days, it is appar­ent that the car show, swap meet and cruise-in sea­son is hit­ting its stride.  The month began with two of the biggest parts swap meets on the West coast — the Port­land Swap Meet and the Port­land Inter­na­tional Race­way Swap Meet. Together, the com­bined meets fea­tured over 5,000 ven­dor stalls and attracted some 50,000+ buy­ers and gawk­ers. Among the inter­est­ing and fun goings on were two North­west authors, David Dick­in­son and Lance Lambert.


Dave DickensonDavid  was on hand sell­ing and auto­graph­ing his book, “The Old Car Nut Book”. It’s a col­lec­tion of sto­ries sub­mit­ted by car own­ers around the coun­try, includ­ing a few writ­ten by Dave. Get one. It will remind you of why we all love old cars so much… and it is a fun read for those rainy nights when we can’t cruise the main drag of town in our col­lec­tor cars. If you didn’t make the Port­land meet, Dave also has books for sale on Ama­zon: www.amazon.com/The-Old-Car-Nut-Book/dp/0989806502/


lance lambert
Another great read, is “Fend­ers, Fins & Friends — Con­fes­sions of a Car Guy” by noted TV per­son­al­ity and author, Lance Lam­bert, who was also at Port­land. For over 20 years, Lance has been the host of The Vin­tage Vehi­cle Show, and along the way has rubbed his auto­mo­tive shoul­ders with Jay Leno, Lee Iac­coca, George Bar­ris while pro­duc­ing great TV and col­lect­ing plenty of auto­mo­tive expe­ri­ences.  In his new book, Lance writes about his adven­tures with cars from the time he was a teen up until the present day.  It is a great col­lec­tion of sto­ries and is also avail­able from Ama­zon: www.amazon.com/Fenders-Fins-Friends-Confessions-Car/dp/0984489878  


l lemay-acm-opening-mbc-marquee-02.jpgIn other car event news, don’t miss the Cruise In at the LeMay-America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, WA, This April 10th.  You can join other car enthu­si­asts in select­ing a People’s Choice Award as you show off your ride or just check out the show held on the grounds. While you’re there, take some time to roam America’s Car Museum’s exhibits and par­tic­i­pate in the inter­ac­tive zones. For more info: www.lemaymuseum.org or call 253.779.8490.


Ford GTOver at the Wood­burn Drag Strip (Wood­burn, OR) they are hon­or­ing the fab­u­lous Ford Mus­tang with the Mus­tang 50th Anniver­sary Parade on April 12th. This promises to be a great event for Mus­tang enthu­si­asts as the orga­niz­ers hope to break the world record for the num­ber of Mus­tangs in a parade.For more info: www.mustangparade.com or call 971.266.3673.


Canada flagOur neigh­bors to North also have some fun auto­mo­tive meets com­ing up. This April 13th in Maple Ridge, BC is the 33rd Annual Maple Ridge Spring Swap Meet, being held at the Maple Ridge Fair­grounds. Admis­sion is just $2. For info, call 604.941.7791.


Over in Saanich­ton (also on the 13th) is the Restora­tion Fair, held at Her­itage Acres. Admis­sion is just $3 and the event is spon­sored by the Old Eng­lish Car Club. Remem­ber if you are cross­ing the bor­der, to have your pass­port, driver’s license, and car insur­ance papers in order before you go. For info: www.oecc.ca/event_ads/2014_Resto_Fair_Poster.pdf .


There’s plenty more events hap­pen­ing here in the Pacific North­west and we’ll post some more hap­pen­ings later in the month.  We also want to apol­o­gize for not updat­ing the site sooner, but life some­times has a way of get­ting in the way of work.  Monthly updates and so on will be cur­rent soon. Our reg­is­tra­tion link is still not prop­erly work­ing so if you have events or updates of events to post, email us:  nwcarevents (at) AutoWord.net. Be sure to include the date, loca­tion, name of event, address and con­tact info (phone/email/website, plus a brief descrip­tion of any vital info such as admission/entry/vendor fees).


Finally, it is not too late to get your copy of the 2014 NW Car Events Cal­en­dar. Dsc07491-smallThe Revised 3rd print­ing was done in Feb­ru­ary and we added 4 pages of event list­ings to the book. It is the most com­pre­hen­sive list­ing of auto­mo­tive events avail­able in the Pacific North­west, cov­er­ing Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia,Idaho, Mon­tana, Ore­gon and Wash­ing­ton. Copies are still avail­able, but they are going fast. Sim­ply click on the links at the top left col­umn and we’ll get your copy in the mail pronto!

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