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Show & Shine Car Show in Uptown Village

The Slo Poks Car Club is cruising into Vancouver’s Uptown Village this weekend for its annual Show & Shine event. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, Main Street will be chock full of shiny classic cars, street rods, custom cars, bikes, and stand-out automobiles.

Show & Shine—on Main Street from McLoughlin to 25th St.—will include one-of-a-kind handmade trophies for participants. The fee to register a car is $15, plus school supplies to be donated to the Hough Foundation. It’s free to come and watch, and donations to the Hough Foundation (either cash or school supplies) will be enthusiastically welcomed. A portion of the event’s registration fees will also be donated to the Hough Foundation.

Show & Shine is extremely popular, so early arrival is recommended for optimum viewing pleasure. For more details or to register, call Michael at 360-281-5333 or Pete at 360-887-4576. And while you’re in Uptown Village, take a look around and visit some of Main Street’s excellent shops and restaurants, such as Main Street Vintage Home, La Bottega, The Urban Eccentric, Bleu Door Bakery, Arnada Naturals, Thirsty Sasquatch, Trap Door Brewing, Salmon Creek Outfitters, Wild Fern Boutique, Pho Haven and Vancouver Pizza Company. You might also want to stick around for the seventh annual Sip & Stroll, when you can sample the Couve’s finest wines, ciders, and craft brews.

Show & Shine

The Slo Poks Car Club is cruising into Vancouver’s Uptown Village this weekend for its annual Show & Shine event. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, Main Street will be chock full of shiny classic cars, street rods, custom cars, bikes, and stand-out automobiles.

Show & Shine—on Main Street from McLoughlin to 25th St.—will include one-of-a-kind handmade trophies for participants. The fee to register a car is $15, plus school supplies to be donated to the Hough Foundation. It’s free to come and watch, and donations to the Hough Foundation (either cash or school supplies) will be enthusiastically welcomed. A portion of the event’s registration fees will also be donated to the Hough Foundation.

Show & Shine is extremely popular, so early arrival is recommended for optimum viewing pleasure. For more details or to register, call Michael at 360-281-5333 or Pete at 360-887-4576. And while you’re in Uptown Village, take a look around and visit some of Main Street’s excellent shops and restaurants, such as Main Street Vintage Home, La Bottega, The Urban Eccentric, Bleu Door Bakery, Arnada Naturals, Thirsty Sasquatch, Trap Door Brewing, Salmon Creek Outfitters, Wild Fern Boutique, Pho Haven and Vancouver Pizza Company. You might also want to stick around for the seventh annual Sip & Stroll, when you can sample the Couve’s finest wines, ciders, and craft brews.

Show & Shine

The Slo Poks Car Club is cruising into Vancouver’s Uptown Village this weekend for its annual Show & Shine event. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20, Main Street will be chock full of shiny classic cars, street rods, custom cars, bikes, and stand-out automobiles.

Show & Shine—on Main Street from McLoughlin to 25th St.—will include one-of-a-kind handmade trophies for participants. The fee to register a car is $15, plus school supplies to be donated to the Hough Foundation. It’s free to come and watch, and donations to the Hough Foundation (either cash or school supplies) will be enthusiastically welcomed. A portion of the event’s registration fees will also be donated to the Hough Foundation.

Show & Shine is extremely popular, so early arrival is recommended for optimum viewing pleasure. For more details or to register, call Michael at 360-281-5333 or Pete at 360-887-4576. And while you’re in Uptown Village, take a look around and visit some of Main Street’s excellent shops and restaurants, such as Main Street Vintage Home, La Bottega, The Urban Eccentric, Bleu Door Bakery, Arnada Naturals, Thirsty Sasquatch, Trap Door Brewing, Salmon Creek Outfitters, Wild Fern Boutique, Pho Haven and Vancouver Pizza Company. You might also want to stick around for the seventh annual Sip & Stroll, when you can sample the ‘Couve’s finest wines, ciders and craft brews.

Show & Shine Car Show

The Slo Poks Car Club is cruising into Vancouver’s Uptown Village this weekend for its annual Show & Shine event. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, Main Street will be chock full of shiny classic cars, street rods, custom cars, bikes, and stand-out automobiles.

Show & Shine—on Main Street from McLoughlin to 25th St.—will include one-of-a-kind handmade trophies for participants. The fee to register a car is $15, plus school supplies to be donated to the Hough Foundation. It’s free to come and watch, and donations to the Hough Foundation (either cash or school supplies) will be enthusiastically welcomed. A portion of the event’s registration fees will also be donated to the Hough Foundation.

Show & Shine is extremely popular, so early arrival is recommended for optimum viewing pleasure. For more details or to register, call Michael at 360-281-5333 or Pete at 360-887-4576. And while you’re in Uptown Village, take a look around and visit some of Main Street’s excellent shops and restaurants, such as Main Street Vintage Home, La Bottega, Earth, Glaze & Fire, Mint TeaThe Urban Eccentric, Bleu Door Bakery, Arnada Naturals, and Vancouver Pizza Company. You might also want to stick around for the sixth annual Sip & Stroll, when you can sample the ‘Couve’s finest wines and craft brews.

Show & Shine Car Show

The Slo Poks Car Club is cruising into Vancouver’s Uptown Village this weekend for its annual Show & Shine event. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, Main Street will be chock full of shiny classic cars, street rods, custom cars, bikes, and stand-out automobiles.

Show & Shine—on Main Street from McLoughlin to 25th St.—will include one-of-a-kind handmade trophies for participants. The fee to register a car is $15, plus school supplies to be donated to the Hough Foundation. It’s free to come and watch, and donations to the Hough Foundation (either cash or school supplies) will be enthusiastically welcomed. A portion of the event’s registration fees will also be donated to the Hough Foundation.

Show & Shine is extremely popular, so early arrival is recommended for optimum viewing pleasure. For more details or to register, call Michael at 360-281-5333 or Pete at 360-887-4576. And while you’re in Uptown Village, take a look around and visit some of Main Street’s excellent shops and restaurants, such as Main Street Vintage Home, La Bottega, Earth, Glaze & Fire, Mint TeaThe Urban Eccentric, Bleu Door Bakery, Arnada Naturals, and Vancouver Pizza Company. You might also want to stick around for the sixth annual Sip & Stroll, when you can sample the ‘Couve’s finest wines and craft brews.

Car Show at Battle Ground Market

The Battle Ground Village Outdoor Market is celebrating dads a week early with a custom car show on Saturday, June 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be Father’s Day cardmaking for kids (in PLENTY of time for Father’s Day!) and live music with one of the world’s best acoustic guitarists, Terry Robb (whom you can also see in concert at the Old Liberty Theater in Ridgefield on June 20).

The pet-friendly Battle Ground Village Outdoor Market happens every Saturday in Battle Ground Village at the intersection of S.E. Grace Ave. and Rasmussen Blvd. in Battle Ground. The market always features lots of fresh, local produce, plants, handmade goods, entertainment, and fun stuff for kids and families. For more information, click here.

Courthouse Cruise-In

Dark Star Tattoo and The Hoosegow barbecue restaurant have teamed up to bring you the summer’s first cruise-in, with classic cars, hot rods, motorcyles (or “choppers,” if you’re a certain type of person), live music, a 20% off sale on tattoos and piercings at Dark Star and happy hour food and drinks at The Hoosegow. The Courthouse Cruise-In is happening during First Friday in downtown Vancouver, from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 5.

Dark Star is located at 611 W. 11th Street in downtown Vancouver, and The Hoosegow—serving barbecue, burgers, sandwiches and salads, plus breakfast classics such as biscuits and gravy—is located right next door at 609 W. 11th St.

We the People Car Show

Evergreen High School’s We the People Competition Team is made up of seniors from the advanced placement government and politics classes. Last year, the group won big at the Washington state competition in Olympia, and earned a spot in the national competition in Washington D.C. Now the team has high hopes for 2015, and they’re hosting a We the People Car Show fundraiser to offset expenses from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 18.

All years, makes, and models of cars, trucks, and motorcycles are welcome for a $15 registration fee—but spectators are welcome to view the cars for free! There will be goodie bags, food, vendors, and trophies in 15 classes, including Best in Show. Registration is open from 9 to 11 a.m., judging is at 1 p.m., and awards will be given at 2:30 p.m. Evergreen High School is located at 14300 N.E. 18th St. in Vancouver. To learn more, visit the We the People website at PDXMoparLX.com.

Above image: detail from the patriotic paint job on a 1957 Chevy.

Cruise-in Concert 4 Vets

From 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, you’ll find cool cars parked in front of Safeway Heritage Marketplace at 6700 N.E. 162nd Ave. Come to admire these shiny chrome wonders for free, or enter your own fabulous car or motorcycle for just $15, including your choice of a t-shirt (a $20 value) or a U.S.A window flag. Either way, proceeds benefit an excellent cause: the new Clark County Veterans’ Community Garden.

There will be live entertainment at all three events, which will be held rain or shine. Car-lovers will hear music by pop sensation Karen Overton and Mark Schrade. Lots of awards will be given, including (but not limited to) People’s Choice, Best of Show, Best Chevy and Ford, Best Truck, Best Convertible, Best Classic, Best Motorcycle, and Best Oldie. The community is lending its support to these events with local sponsors such as Global Security, DeWils, Safeway, Burgerville, and Pied Piper Pizza. For more details, or to register your vehicle online, visit www.clarkcountyvetscourtboard.org/events.html.

Cruise-in Concerts 4 Vets

Mark these dates on your calendar: Saturdays, Sept. 6, 13, and 27. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, Sept. 6 and 13, you’ll find a bevy of classic automotive beauties in the parking area in front of Pied Piper Pizza at 12300 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd. in Vancouver. And from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, you’ll find even more cool cars parked in front of Safeway Heritage Marketplace at 6700 N.E. 162nd Ave. Come to admire these shiny chrome wonders for free, or enter your own fabulous car or motorcycle for just $15. Registration includes your choice of a t-shirt (a $20 value) or a U.S.A window flag. Either way, proceeds benefit an excellent cause: the new Clark County Veterans’ Community Garden.

There will be live entertainment at all three events, which will be held rain or shine. Car-lovers will hear music by pop sensation Karen Overton and Mark Schrade. Lots of awards will be given, including (but not limited to) People’s Choice, Best of Show, Best Chevy and Ford, Best Truck, Best Convertible, Best Classic, Best Motorcycle, and Best Oldie. The community is lending its support to these events with local sponsors such as Global Security, DeWils, Safeway, Burgerville, and Pied Piper Pizza. For more details, or to register your vehicle online, visit www.clarkcountyvetscourtboard.org/events.html.

Columbia River Concours d’Elegance & Car Show

The Fort Vancouver National Trust will present the Columbia River Concours d’Elegance & Car Show from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 3, on the grounds of historic Fort Vancouver. Over 100 classic cars restored to showroom polish will be on display along Officers Row. The annual event, founded by local automotive enthusiast Keith Ansell, is not about speed or horsepower, but rather elegance and excellence. Vehicles are judged for historical accuracy, technical merit, and style. Awards will be given for Best in Show, Best in Class, and Second and Third in Class. Specialty awards may also be presented for cars of unusual merit.

This year’s show will offer attendees up-close looks at sleek, sophisticated classic cars of many types, including famous names such as Jaguar, Bentley, Ferrari, Mercedes Benz, Alfa Romeo, Austin Healey, MG, Porsche, Triumph, Cadillac, Corvette, Lincoln, Morgan, Maserati and Dodge—the last two being of special note, since those two automobile manufacturers are both celebrating their 100th anniversaries this year. There will also be a selection of commercial vehicles, motorcycles, scooters, and boats.

The award ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m. Admission is $12 in advance and $15 on the day of the event. Children ages 12 and under are free. For more information, download this flyer.

Summer Cruise In

There’s ALWAYS room on your calendar for another car show, am I right? Fortunately for you, Columbia Adventist Academy in Battle Ground is hosting its annual Summer Cruise In from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 27. The entrance fee is just one can of food to be donated to the Clark County Food Bank. This Cruise In isn’t just for classic cars; it’s for awesome cars—it’s open to every make and model, with awards for Best in Show and People’s Choice. The winners will be announced at 4:30 p.m.

Of course, there’s always more to car shows than cars: there’s also food and fun! The Cruise In event is no exception: there will be sweet treats, veggie burgers, corn dogs, pizza, and nachos, as well as carnival games and family-friendly entertainment. All participants will get dashboard plaques, and registration opens at noon for just $10 per car. Everyone is welcome at this smoke- and alcohol-free event. Proceeds will benefit Columbia Adventist Academy’s Class of 2016.

The Big Shindig Car Show

What’s big, metal, shiny, and makes people go “oooh” and “aaah”? The Big Shindig Car Show, happening at noon on Saturday, July 12, on the corner of Main and 12th Streets, right in the heart of downtown Vancouver. This show, organized by the Deviants Car Club, is free to the public, and $10 if you want to register your classic car, street rod, or bike.

This annual event features only traditionally styled hot rods, customs, lowriders and bikes from 1963 and earlier. But there’s more to this show than just cars and bikes: visitors can enjoy three different bars, raffle prizes, food, tattooing, and live music from Hopeless Jack and the Handsome Devil, Erynn Starr and the Moonlighters, and the Apollo Four. For more details, visit www.deviantscc.com.