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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.

Archive of Monthly Events

We Have Moved.


    The NW Car Events Calendar    2015 NWCEC Cover

We were here……


Now we are there!


The NW Car Events Calendar has a new publisher and a new URL.

Be ready – the 2015 NW Car Events Calendar – now in its 48th year!


Event listing registration for 2015 deadline is October 17 . Register Here


Place your orders now for mailing at ORDER HERE


First place the book is available over-the-counter is Bremerton Swap MeetNovember 1
Second place will be Albany (OR)  Indoor Swap Meet November 15.
Pick up a copy after November 15 at any of our vendors – see the list here.

For contact information:
Peter DuPre
NW Car Events Calendar
P.O. Box 123
Indianola WA WA 98342




We have moved, indeed.

2015 starts at


December 2013


Nearing the end of 2013 and ramping up for 2014!

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If you like the roar of the race car, you will not want to miss the face off between Ferrari and McLaren historic Formula 1 race cars.


Bring your ear plugs & cameras Dec. 7 to Griots Garage in Tacoma, WA  for the

Dual Formula 1 Car Fire Up!

Witness the power of Niki Lauda’s 1975 Ferrari 312T and Jochen Mass’ 1977 McLaren M23 as Richard Griot and his team fire them up at Caffeine and Gasoline Saturday morning, Dec. 7, at the Griot’s Garage flagship retail store and event center just off I-5 in Tacoma, WA.


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You’ll have a chance to view other race cars on display as well do a little holiday shopping for the car guy and gal in your life, or maybe just for yourself.

Read more about the movie “RUSH”  featuring Niki Lauda and the Ferrari HERE.


Both race cars will remain on display at Griots following further restoration work.

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It’s time to order your 2014 NW Car Events Calendars!

Pick up your copies at Albany Indoor Swap Meet – Nov 16, at Linn County Fair and Expo Center in Albany, OR.


Or use the handy “Buy Now” button on this page. You can also order by mail for single, multiple and club orders (discounts for 25 or more) using the order forms on the left menu.

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The little yellow book makes a great gift item or stocking stuffer for car guys and gals. It’s still only $5.00 each (plus postage). We’ll mail it direct to your family and friends on request. Send a note or greeting card with your order and we’ll insert it with the book so you’re friends will know who was so thoughtful of them. Order by December 16 to insure Christmas delivery via USPS.






Thanks for a wonderful season, a wonderful adventurous ride, and meet the new publisher of NW Car Events Calendar, Peter duPre, at the upcoming swap meets. BJ.


Watch for Peter’s new magazine – Hubcaps and Fenders– available in Albany, and soon by mail and print-on-demand.







Missed the print deadline? You can still list your event

Register your 2014 event now – it will then be available online after the first of the year.

Simply click here to register – complete the on-line form (please do review for accuracy before you hit submit) then submit.  IT’S FREE.  We’ll do the rest!

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October 2013+


Just because it’s October doesn’t mean we’re done!

There are still swap meets, shows and special events for you.


Show Organizers NOTE:   Deadline for 2014 Calendar book listings is October 16, 2013.



Cams #2Not even The SWAP Season is over!


There are still some opportunities to add more to your garage in October.


Two swaps on October 6 – one in British Columbia – the Maple Ridge BC Fall Swap Meet held at the Maple Ridge Fairgrounds, and in Canby, Oregon,  the 38th Annual Oregon Harvest Swap Meet at Clackamas Fair Grounds.


The  45th Annual Monroe Swap Meet will be held Oct. 12-13 at Evergreen Fairgrounds in Monroe, WA.


The largest swap meet in October is at PIR Fall Auto Swap Meet at Portland Intl. Raceways on Oct.19-20.


NWCEC calendar books for 2014 available in November at Bremerton Swap Meet – Nov. 2-3 and in Albany, OR at the Albany Indoor Swap Meet on November 16-17


For details on Swap Meets, READ MORE



SIGNS-LeMay-Open-Close-10.04.13In response to the current government shutdown, which has resulted in the temporary furlough of as many as 50,000 Washington state workers statewide, the LeMay Family Collection Foundation (LFCF) has announced free general admission to Marymount Event Center to workers and their families affected by the recent government shutdown and accompanying furlough and work disruptions without pay.

“If your status as a public employee has been affected—if you can’t go to work—we want you to know you’re welcome to spend your involuntary day(s) off at Marymount,” said LFCF Operations Director Trudy Cofchin.

Located in Tacoma, the LFCF Marymount Event Center—recently named an Official Best Of Washington® tourism destination—has over 500 vintage and collector cars, trucks and motorcycles from the LeMay family’s original world-famous collection of automobiles, Americana and folk art collection, doll collection, and the historic Marymount Chapel.



More October events ranging from Hillclimb Racing to Boats and Planes PLUS Formula 1 racing history and the Seattle Auto Show

The historic Maryhill Loops Road is the scene of Sovren’s Vintage Racing Hillclimb near Goldendale on October 5-6. Enjoy the Concours de Maryhill Car Show on Oct 5 and stay for a delicious dinner at the Maryhill Museum of Art along the Columbia River. Hosted by the Goldendale Motorsports Assn.




The 2013 Mahogany & Merlot Vintage Boat and Classic Car Show is a ‘on-the-water’ boat show Oct 4-6, and new this year, classic cars will be showcased along with Vintage Unlimited Hydroplanes from the Hydroplane And Raceboat Museum in Seattle, Vintage Inboard ‘Limited Class’ Hydroplanes, and Antique & Classic Mahogany Runabouts from the Golden Era of pleasure boating.


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And new for 2013, Classic Cars from pre 1956 from PNW chapter of Classic Car Club of America.  Kaisers, Bentleys, Rolls Royce’s, Woody’s and classic cars restored to their original condition, some of which have been seen at Pebble Beach Concours.  All at Chelan WA’s Lakeside Marina.





Nearby in East Wenatchee, also on Oct 5-6 is the 11th Annual Wings & Wheels Car Show and Festival at the East Wenatchee Community Park.


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At the Columbia Crest Winery in Paterson, WA, the NW Mustang hosts the 26th Concours d’Elegance – open to all makes, models and years. on Sunday, Oct 6.


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Magnums, Charges, 300s & Challengers Show on Oct 13 at Triple XXX Root Beer Drive in Issaquah, and the following Sunday, Oct 20, Triple XXX hosts the NW VW Clubs’ Volkswagen Fall Fling.



Seattle Auto Show #2The 90th Anniversary of the Seattle Auto Show will be held Oct 16-20 at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field Event Center featuring 2014 models of all leading car manufacturers.

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Two highlights of the Seattle Auto Show for car guys and gals are the exotics on display, and Niki Lauda’s 312T-22 Ferrari courtesy of Griots Garage. READ MORE.


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Various manufacturers will be offering test drives to licensed drivers with ID.  LeMay Museum sponsors display of private collector cars plus feel what it’s like to drive a high-speed race car in the Nascar Simulator.

And, of course, all the various makes, models and variations of the 2014 automobiles for your shopping pleasure. READ MORE.


Pumpkins and Goblins for Car Guys and Gals, AND for kids.

LeMay Trunk-Treat


Ghouls, goblins and ghosts of all ages will enjoy this fun FREE Halloween activity at the

LeMay Halloween Trunk-or-Treat on Oct 26 at LeMay Marymount Event Center in Tacoma. Join in as a trunk host and/or bring your kids (age 12 and under) to trick-or-treat at the various car trunks! There is no charge to participate – the more the merrier!


Two more pumpkin fun events on October 27 – Bellingham’s 4th Corner Elites of Bellingham host the 2013 Punkin Run. (360 380 2733) and Triple XXX hosts the PT Cruisers Club’s Pumpkin Bash (206 367 9452.

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LeMay Sock Hop


Heads Up for the great era of poodle skirts, early rock-n-roll, and, of course, classic cars! all on Nov 9 for the  LeMay Sock Hop Dinner & Dance. Music, dancing, dinner, silent auction, and lots and lots of fun.




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Show Organizers NOTE:   Deadline for 2014 Calendar book listings is October 16, 2013.



September Events

September is another busy month of events including at least one auction, many swap meets, two concours and many car shows throughout the Northwest and western Canada.

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The weekend of Sept 6-8 includes the ever popular Wheels ‘N’ Waves (5-7) at downtown Seaside, OR plus your choice of two events over the 7th and 8th – the 30th Rod Run to the End of the World with 800 cars at the tip of Washington’s longest peninsula, at  Ocean Park, WA. American Graffiti Tribute with cars from the movie and Candy Clark  “Debbie Durham”  will be on the field as a special guest.

Sept 8 is the  11th Annual Kirkland Concours at LeMay Museum in Tacoma, WA.


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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 world’s largest auto museums. This family-oriented event is regarded as one of the premier concours events in the country. READ MORE in Featured Events.


Also on the Sept 7-8 is British Columbia’s extravaganza event, the LUXURY & SUPERCAR WEEKEND which includes Shaughnessy Concours d’Elegance


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.
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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.

READ MORE in Featured Events.


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READ our new “Comments from Canada by Cam”




Other events on Sept 7 include the 11th Annual Seward (AK) Car Show, the Crow Car Show in Eugene, OR,  the Oregon High Desert Swap Meet and Car Show in Redmond, OR; Wheels on the Waterfront in Everett, WA

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and with new location and date, the 2nd Annual Union Ride & Charity Rally in Renton, WA which also features the first and only Seattle Seahawk motorcycle build.



Edmonds Classic


On Sept 8, Eugene, OR hosts the Concours d’Elegance on the Green and downtown Edmonds, WA hosts the annual favorite Edmonds Classic Car Show.



WATCH FOR ANNOUNCEMENT SOON about the 2014 edition of the NW Car Events Calendar – its 47th year of publication.




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The weekend of Sept 13-15 in Bend, OR is Oregon Festival of Cars celebrating many wonderful anniversaries of favorite marques… the 50th for Porsche 911 and Lamborghini, the 60th anniversary for Corvette and the 100th for Aston Martin!  Includes a Sunday “dash” drive.




The Salem Auto Club Council’s Mount Angel Oktoberfest Cruz-N-Car Show in Mt. Angel, OR (503 588 1932) and two nearby events in contrast marques – the Apple Valley Volkswagen Assn’s Volksfest 2013 in Moxee, WA and the Ponies in the Sun Car Show in Yakima, WA.



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Single day events on the 14th range from the High Plains Classics Car Show in Miles City, MT (406 951 1807), the 4th Annual Cruise to Historic Downtown Oregon City, OR;  while in Washington, on the 14th, are the student-community Renaissance Auto Show hosted by the Aberdeen High School Renaissance Team. (Ed. note: Last minute word: the Renaissance Show has been cancelled)


Arlington Drag Reunion


Also on the 14th, the infamous Arlington (WA) Drag Strip Reunion & Car Show at the airport;



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The popular  Auto Angels 7th Annual Benefit Car Show, Bellevue, WA, in addition a bevy of classics, muscle and other collector cars on Sept 14, the show will have feature two groups. A display of Bellevue High School Auto Program featuring seniors who have completed this program and pass the ASE test and then are qualified to go directly into work for a car dealer or other automotive business.

The second interesting group is a Team from the UW Mechanical Engineering program and the SAE competition will be bringing at least one of their cars.  One car was taken to Germany for the International Competition and placed 7th and 1st place at the FSAE competition in Lincoln NE..  This is the gas powered car, referred to as the cCar.  READ MORE in Student Cars.


Sep 14 – Chelan, WA; Fall in Lake Chelan Car Show & Cruise by the Lakers Car Club, of course.

The Stratocruisers hold their Cruise Into Fall in downtown Enumclaw, WA; while the NW GTO Legends offer up the newest Northwest show – American Muscle Car Show at Griots Garage, Tacoma, WA


West Seattle

Sunday, the 15th – in Eagle, ID, the 2nd Annual Shriner’s Run for Children for bikers and in Bellingham, WA,  it’s the Speed and Chrome Show at Hillcrest Chapel (360 220 3578) and the West Seattle Junction Car Show at the center of it all in, of course, West Seattle neighborhood.



The Sept 21 weekend continues to be busy with Goldendale, WA’s Festival of Wheels (watch for their Concours d’ Maryhill in October); Kitsap County’s Keyport Fest Show and Shine in Keyport, WA

Spokane Valleyand across the state in Spokane Valley, WA the Valleyfest Car Show.

Sept 21 also includes the Bracketstars Block Party Rodders  Appreciation Free Car Show as part of Gator Fest at Green River Community College in Auburn.WA.


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For farm equipment enthusiasts and great family fun, there are two events: Luxton Antique Farm Equipment Club Annual Swap Meet in Langford, BC on Sept 21, and the two-day Tractor Pull and Swap Meet on Sept 21-22 near Port Orchard, WA.



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At Coos Bay-North Bend, OR  the Cruz the Coos/Shore Acres Show n’ Shine on Sept 21 (this is new date) and SOVREN’s vintage racing winds up the year at Pacific Raceways on Sept 21-22 with the Fall Finale Vintage Sports Car Races.




The final events of September are the Greater Vancouver Motor Sports Pioneer Society’s Induction Ceremony who recognize the contributions of those who were pioneers of motorsport in western Canada – held in Surrey, BC on Sept 28


Of special note to Oregon car enthusiasts and Mercury owners & fans:

The Heritage (OR) Car Show is on and starting its second decade at the park in historic downtown Monmouth, just west of Independence, OR, off Hiway 99. The date is still Sept. 28 from 11:00-4:00 pm. “Mercury – the Lost Marque” is feature car.  Call 503 949 8751 or email:




and on the other end of the generation spectrum, the Evergreen Speedway welcomes inMotion Car Show & Drift Event also on Sept 28 with an Indoor/Outdoor Car Show plus Competition Pro-Am Drift Event




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Auction News

Coming Auctions

Sep 20-21 – Billings, MT; The Montana Classic
Downtown, 1600 1st Ave. North, Billings, MT 59102; 5:00am – 9:00pm, 9:00am – 4:00pm; No Adm. Fee; Reg. Fee – $35; Billings Public Auto Auction; 406 698 7930;;


Recent Auctions:


Aug 31 – Eugene, OR;   Eugene Celebration Show-N-Shine
Downtown, 8th & Olive, Eugene, OR 97401; 9:00am – 6:00pm; No Adm. Fee; Reg. Fee – $20; Petersen Auction Group of Oregon; 541 689 6824;;

Aug 31 -Sep 1; Tacoma, WA;   Lucky Classic Collector Car Auction
LeMay Marymount Event Center, 325 152nd Street East, Tacoma, WA 98445; 206 467 6531;;

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For more information, Lucky Collector Car Auction.


Send AUCTION EVENTS information to: or list at under Register your show .



Post Wrap-up:


“Lucky Trucky” Auction at LeMay Marymount Breaks Records, Delivers Historic “Seattle First” Fire Vehicle in PNW Collector’s Hands.


Sunday’s June 2 Lucky Old Car Auction “Lucky Trucky” sell-off of 140 lots—approximately 100+ of them no-reserve—set a new auction record of nearly a half million dollars in gross revenues as it unleashed a variety of new and old classic and historic vehicles. A record number of more than 200 competing bidders included online, phone, and proxy participants from as many as eleven countries around the world.


With preliminary auction grosses estimated at more than $450,000, Sunday’s historic “fire sale” at the LeMay Marymount Event Center hammered high sales for a coveted and hotly contested 1988 Kenworth T800 Tow Truck—$58,300, including buyer’s premium—at the same time it sent Seattle’s first motorized pumper, a documented 1914 American La France officially designated as Seattle Fire Department’s “Apparatus No. 1”, into the hands of a PNW collector and fire department veteran to thunderous applause for his winning $12,650 bid.

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Bidders converged on the multi-acre Marymount campus, bidding registration offices staged arrays of trucks, tractors, busses, fire trucks, classics and military vehicles.


By 10:30 a.m., a standing-room-only crowd of bidders, beholders and car buffs were scribbling, signaling and bidding at onscreen and on-the-block historics as they passed promptly one-by-one in a non-stop, six hour flood of eclectic marques and makes spanning more than a century.


Many of the vehicles were personally collected by the late Harold LeMay, who amassed the world’s largest private collection over thirty-plus years. Many are currently housed for display at both the LeMay Museum in Tacoma and at the LeMay Family Collection at Marymount Event Center. Both facilities – independent of each other but related by LeMay’s passion and preservation, are opened year around.


At-a-Glance Auction Highlights


  • More than $450K in gross revenues  |  More than 200 bidders from 11 countries
  • Top Price:  $58,300 for a 1988 Kenworth T800
  • Other Notable Historics and Classics:   1934 International 1.5 Ton Flatbed Truck ($29,700); 1955 Bristol Double Decker Bus ($18,700); 1932 Kenworth ($18,700).  (All prices include buyer’s premiums.)


Full auction results are available online at the Lucky Old Car website –


The next Lucky Collector Car Auction will be held on August 31, 2013 – September 1, 2013 again at Marymount Event Center in Tacoma.


Held in conjunction with the 36th LeMay Car Show, this 2-day auction will feature dozens of vintage vehicles at Marymount. This auction is now officially open to consignment! Register as a bidder or learn more about consigning a vehicle on the auction website . Auction previews start at 9am on sale day, and the auction is administered by Lucky Collector Car Auctions. A preliminary lot listing of vehicles will be listed online, and any specific auction-related inquiries or interest in consignments may be directed to the auction administrators at 206.467.6531.  For more information contact Evan McMullen at 206 467 6537 or


August Events

August is the # 1 month for sunshine and car shows.


The list is long, the opportunities many, but you have to check the complete calendar to pick what’s yours for the taking – show-n-shines, cruise-ins, auctions, concours, and even a few really off-beat events that will “make your day” experience memorable.

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 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.

READ MORE About 1961 Civil Defense Fallout Shelter“Blast to the Past” gala event, the Rat Pack cars, AND of course, 36th Annual LeMay Car ShowThis year, a two-day Lucky Car Auction – come buy, sell, or watch.

LeMay hosts the Lucky Car Auction – a two-day auction held in conjunction with the LeMay Car Show. More information here. Special $50.00 discount for consignors. It’s “last call” as space is almost full.



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On Aug 25 there is the Cruisin Sunday Car, Truck & Bike Show at Christian Life Center, Port Orchard, WA (360 876 5595) and in Tacoma at Griot’s Garage, the oldtimers and more will gather for the 62nd Busches Reunion Car Show ( 253 858 8739) plus Concours d’Elegance of the San Juan Islands at San Juan Vineyards, Friday Harbor, WA.  While all interesting marques are invited, the featured marque will be Ford performance cars honoring the 50th anniversary of Ford GT40.



The last weekend of August features two extraordinary events – the Crescent Beach Concours d’Elegance on 31st in Surrey, BC; and the LeMay Family Weekend – the 36th Annual LeMay Open House, Car Show, Auction, Swap Meet and More. The LeMay Car Show at Marymount Event Center also includes the Lucky Car Auction on both Aug 31 and Sep 1





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