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the "little yellow book."
The 2013 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.

Comments from Canada by Cam

Comments by Cam

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Comments from Canada by Cam




Just for the fun of it:

Editor’s Note:  It is always fun to read what others are saying about shows worth participating in, and more certainly from our Canadian friend, Cam Hutchins.

Cam is a professional photographer, auto writer, and truly a “car nut”. You’ll find more about Cam and his activities at Car Nut


From Cam’s latest epistle, with permission of course:


“The big Langley (BC) show happens this weekend with a great massive car show on Saturday and a swap meet Sunday. I have been going to this show for more than 10 years. In 2002, I shot photos of Alyn Edwards’ GT 500 KR and did a montage portrait of it. One of my first, and now I am doing a montage portrait of his wife’s 1960 Corvette that she has owned since the early 70’s. Edwards has just had it restored and it will be unveiled at the Vancouver SuperCar show at Van Dusen Gardens this weekend. ( See Featured Events)


The Newton Boys are up to their hijinks at Rusty’s Pub in Cloverdale this Sunday with a Dragster firing up that will shake the ground and fill the air with the sweet sound of a multi 1000 horsepower engine firing up!!! Across town is the Cat and Fiddle Show and the HOG “Harley Owners Group” presents their 14th “HOG WILD” About Reading – Motorcycle ride for literacy 5-stop scrabble ride. The ride is a reading take off of the “Poker” run and is open to all vehicles…so grab your favourite ride and tour the lower mainland for a good cause.


When you go to car shows this weekend,  I want you to think of the amazing opportunity we have in BC to see some amazing cars that in many cases with enough love and money have transcended being just cars and are now works of art.


I spoke with a fellow at the 55-56-57 Chevy Club annual picnic at Aldergrove Park and he told me that he went on the Chevy II cruise with his Chevy 2 and used 1 & 1/2 tanks of gas. He then opened up the hood to show me the massive 496 cu. in. engine with a serious thirst for fuel to make huge amounts of horsepower. But it does get 68 miles per tank…that is serious commitment to owning a cool car.

Other major expenses by car owners to offer the public amazing vehicles to look at. At last weekend’s Crescent Beach Concours d Elegance,  David Cohen brought his 1933 Alfa Romeo 6C-1750 Gran Sport that was originally shown at the 1933 Paris Salon and more recently shown at Pebble Beach Concours d Elegance. After the car was shown with a Figoni body at the Paris Salon it was rebodied with a light weight racing body for the 1935 LeMans race.


After spending most of it’s life in South Africa, it was restored by RX Autoworks in North Vancouver and then was shown at the 2012 Concorso D’Eleganza Villa D’Este in Lake Como. It won the top 3 awards at the show and only 2 other cars have ever won all 3 in the last 80 years. Pebble Beach was next and it won its class and was runner up for the Best of show.


Other great marques included Simplex Crane, Pierce, Talbot, Lagonda, Cord, Chalmers and celebrating 50 years of Porsche 911 with a special Rally Racing 911 from the Porsche Museum. Not all great cars have to be from the big luxurious brands: the row of custom American cars and the row of perfectly restored Muscle cars were as big a draw as any old Bentley.


One car that was “perfect” was Bob Brody’s Chevrolet Z24…not the familiar cavalier but the massive 1967 Imapala Based SS 427. The SS 427 was shown at the Super Car show in Chicago last year and was judge to be just shy of 1000 points of perfection. It lost points for an imperfect grille badge and a couple of unpainted bolts under the car. Just over 1400 of these Convertibles were made and only a few of those were 4-speeds like this one. Sold only in the states it was a special version of the Impala SS but curiously was not badged Imapala anywhere. When Brody found the car in the Midwest, it was probably too far gone to be restored and the original drive train had been sold to a hot rodder in New York decades before.

Against all odds, the original drive train was still owned by the hot rodder who had not gotten around to installing it so he was willing to sell this amazing 427 powerplant. Finding many “New Old Stock” original parts to complete the restoration took a lot of time, but the finished result is stunning. The car is painted its original burgundy colour and  dazzles  in the sun but where fired up you know that on the road or track is where it really shines.


Probably the best part of Crescent Beach Concours show was that this amazing SS 427 was going to finally get to see the road after a year as a pampered show car. Imagine owning a special car that you restore to perfection, but cannot drive it because it is more important to have it seen first. That is the ultimate testament of dedication to the car hobby and those of us that love cars have to be thankful for all those that take the time to give us something over the top to feast our eyes on!!!  ”

Emcon Friday & Saturday Sept 6-7 2013 The 2013 Queen City Cruise
Presented by the Nelson Road Kings Car Club.
Friday September 9th “CARDI-GRAS” City Wide Party!
Starts at Bogus Town with parade at 6pm to Downtown core.
Saturday Show: 10a.m. to 4p.m. Spectators Free
Saturday 9a.m. Registration for the Show and Shine (Baker Street) $20 per Vehicle, Open to all vehicles.
Info:250 352 6843


Saturday Sept 7 2013 Langley Good Times Cruise-In, downtown Langley.
The Cruise-In has become one of the largest mixed car shows in Canada.
Show: 9a.m. to 6p.m. Spectators Free
Cars can still register on Sept 7th at Kwantlen University College 5a.m. to
10a.m., cost is $35
Spectator Parking at Kwantlen College, Glover Road Langley.
Shuttles to show in Downtown core and Douglas Park
Sunday Swapmeet in Kwantlen University College Parking Lot. ( Highway 10 and Glover Road )
Time – 8AM – 3PM $2.00 per person
Swap Meet Vendors – $20.00 per stall Car Corall – $20.00 per vehicle ( Pay at gate )
604 530-6656

Sept 7th and 8th 2013 Luxury Supercar & Concours d’Elegance Weekend
at Van Dusen Botanical Gardens
Show: 11a.m. – 5p.m. Rain or Shine
Semi Formal Attire encouraged. No Children under 10
Box office open 10a.m. to 4:30p.m.
Tickets VIP Ticket (One Day Pass): $100 Includes HST
General Admission Ticket (One Day Pass): $50 Includes HST
Pre-registered vehicles only.
VanDusen Botanical Garden  5251 Oak Street, Vancouver
Info: 1-888-676-7661

Emcon Sunday Sept 8th 2013 Newton Boys 26th Annual Hot Rod Run Show & Shine
Show 9a.m. to 5p.m. Spectators Free
Reg: 9 a.m. to noon Open to pre -70 vehicles,
$12 Registration includes a hamburger and a beverage.
Top Fuel Nitro Dragster + Funny Car Demo
Rusty’s Neighbourhood Pub 17770 #10 highway Cloverdale
info: 604

Emcon Sunday September 8, 2013 Cat & Fiddle Pub Car Show Hogs N Rods.
Show: 10a.m. until 4p.m. Spectators Free
Reg: fee is $15 Open to all vehicles
1979 Brown Street Port Coquitlam
Info: Randy Doncaster 604-649-4823
Shirley at (604) 318-0924

Webcon Sunday Sept 8th 2013 Fraser Valley British Motor Club
20th Annual All British Car and Motorcycle Picnic.
Show: 10a.m. to 3p.m. Spectators Free
Reg: $10 per British Gates open at 10a.m.
Awards at 2:30p.m.
Hougen Park, Abbotsford (Exit 99 from Hwy #1, east of Abbotsford, follow signs)

Emcon Sunday, September 8, 2013 14th Annual “HOG WILD” ABOUT READING –
Motorcycle Ride for literacy 5-stop scrabble ride
“All makes & models welcome” – cars too!  Rain or shine.
Organized by Tri-Cities Harley Owners Group, Barnes Harley-Davidson® & the Boulevard Casino
Literacy Motorcycle Ride to promote reading and to buy new books for SD43 School Libraries.
Starts at the Boulevard Casino, Back Stage Grill, Parking Lot, 2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam
Registration: 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Boulevard Casino, 2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam
By Donation.  $25 Donation gets you a tax receipt and entry for great prizes.
Registration: 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Boulevard Casino, 2080 United Boulevard, Coquitlam
By Donation.  $25 Donation gets you a tax receipt and entry for great prizes.
Starts at 9:30 am, stops for lunch at Harrison Hot Springs, and finishes by 3:15 at Barnes HarleyDavidson®, Langley, 200th & Hwy 1.  Everyone who has donated $25 or more is entered for the Grand Prize, a weekend for two at Harrison Hot Springs.  Lots of additional prizes!
Info: 604-534-6044 George Dobson (Tri-Cities HOG Chapter)

Webcon Sunday Sept. 8th 2013 19th Annual “English Car Affair in the Park” Show:

10a.m. to 3p.m. Regular Park admission applies to spectators
Registration: $15 for first vehicle $5 for each additional Family vehicle
All vehicles must be in place by 9:30am, Vehicles may not be removed until 3:00pm,
“Celebrating 100 years of Morris ”
Fort Rodd Hill Park Victoria, B. C.
Info: 250-656-3128

2013  MEGA FORD WEEKEND Drag Racing and Car Show
Races and Show:Gates open at 9a.m. for Fords only. Awards at 2:30pm
Spectator Entry – $10 per day Children 12 and under are free
Mission Raceway Park , B.C.
Drags, drags and more drags on both the Saturday and Sunday. All the top local racers will be out. Open to all Fords
Sunday, the Galaxie Club is organizing a show and shine at the track.
Mission Raceway Park Mission B.C.


Sept 6 2013 Fri night Mopac Performance Street Legal #14
Mission Raceway Park Drag Racing
Racing starts at 5:30 p.m. and ends at approx. 11:00 p.m. (weather permitting).
Admission: Spectator  $5.00 Children 12 and under FREE with an adult
Mission B.C.
info: 604-826-6315  1 877-826-6315

Emcon September 7   Agassiz Speedway Fan Appreciation Night
Classes Racing: Late Model Sportsman, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks,
Hornets & Midgets
Time: Gate opens at 4:30 p.m.; Time trials: 5:30 p.m.; Racing starts at 7 p.m.
Admissions (cash only): Adult $12; Senior (60+) $10; Youth (13-18) $10; Child (7-12) $5; 6 & under free
5045 Cemetery Rd., Agassiz, B.C.  Info: 604-792-FAST or
Tom Baldwin at 604-796-9383 or

Sept 8th Saratoga Speedway 3/8 mile D shaped paved oval
located north of Courtenay,
Autocross,   Vehicle Saftey Check is at 3 pm, autocross to follow.  Event goes Rain or Shine, Cost $40.00 car and driver.  Pit passes $12.00.  For more information on auto cross, contact Aaron,

webcon Sept 7 2013 Penticton Speedway Oval Racing
Racing starts at 7pm
Admission: Adults: $15 / Youth & Senior: $12 / Children under 10: FREE with adult
2070 Carmi Ave – just a few minutes past the hospital up Carmi Ave
(full directions on website)Penticton B.C.
info: 250 809 9117

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Thanks, Cam. It’s Always Fun.

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