TOUR: Something A Little Different Tour
Nov
2
9:50 AM09:50

TOUR: Something A Little Different Tour

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Something A Little Different Tour

Tour Leaders : Cindi Wolfe

Annual tour planning.

A tasty, filling lunch during tour sign-ups followed by an interesting drive and a private, VCCA club-only, afternoon of fun and hilarious entertainment by a top group of Improv artists. It will be geared (pardon the pun) to include car-oriented fun and humor, loosely personalized to our love of old Chevy’s and old cars in general. As the man said—what they play out about cars will be funny and what they don’t know and get creative over will most likely be hilarious. This is a highly-acclaimed improv group that performs at the Comedy Sportz Club in Portland. You’ll be drawn into it all—it’s NOT like stand-up comedy. We get to critique them—ie: laughing, moaning, clapping, etc. and they’ll elicit some of our suggestions for inclusion in their various sketches. It will be fun to shout out some illusive car parts, car lingo, etc. that they may likely not know much about and see how they run with it. I guarantee you’ll be laughing and enjoying yourself. And, it’s all in good clean fun. The day’s tour will conclude with a delectable dessert and coffee before heading home.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: October 20th

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2020 Portland Swap Meet
Apr
3
to Apr 5

2020 Portland Swap Meet

Vendors Only -- Setup
Thursday  8:00 am - 7:00 pm

General Admission 
Friday 7:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 7:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 1:00pm

>> Contact DAVID KOETJE (503) 667‐3959 to schedule your CRR duty slots.

See our Portland Swap Meet page for more info here.

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TOUR: Labor Day Tour
Sep
2
10:00 AM10:00

TOUR: Labor Day Tour

Labor Day Picnic Tour

Tour Leaders: Neil & Kathy Beutler

Relax, visit, and enjoy an afternoon surrounded by beautiful gardens, a filbert orchard, amid a pleasant, peaceful and quiet area. Sit back and revel in the camaraderie of friends that’s so pleasant in the warmth of a summer day. Buffet BBQ catered by Gary’s Bar-B-Que.

Schedule:

  • 10am: Brief Meet-up at Wilsonville Fred Meyer

  • 10:30am: Backroads Driving Tour—35-mile scenic drive

  • 12:00pm: Lunch

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 19th (bring to membership meeting)

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TOUR: Both Sides of the River
Aug
17
9:45 AM09:45

TOUR: Both Sides of the River

Both Sides of the River Tour

Tour Leaders Bonnie Clark & Rich Alfieri

If you have not had enough of driving your vintage car yet in August, this tour is for you. We will meet near Fort Vancouver at the Pearson Air Museum (1115 E 5th St. Vancouver, WA). If you come early, you can look around at the museum. It opens at 9:00am and is free of charge. Since August could be hot, we will have cold water and also a light snack available to take with you on the tour.

We will then travel on Highway 14 to our next destination: the Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center in Stevenson, WA. Our club went there many years ago and we thought it was a good time to go again.

After that we will cross the Columbia River at the Bridge of the Gods. A toll ticket will be provided for each car driven. We will travel back on I-84 to Applebee’s in NE Portland for our meal. Complete driving instructions will be provided at meet up. 

Schedule

  • Meet up at Pearson Air Museum no later than 9:45am (park on the street behind each other)

  • Leave for the tour at 10:00am sharp! 

  • Arrive at the Interpretive Center at 11:00am

  • Leave the Interpretive Center at 12:30pm

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 6th (bring to membership meeting)

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48th VCCA Northwest Meet
Aug
7
to Aug 10

48th VCCA Northwest Meet

Mark your calendars and join us for the 48th Northwest Meet, hosted by the Columbia River Region VCCA. Our theme is Vistas, Valleys, Vineyards and Vintage Chevrolets! We have a full program of events planned, including tours (self-guided as well), judging, and an awards banquet, all centered in Albany, Oregon in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Reservations at the meet hotel, Comfort Suites can be made now at 541-928-2053. Room rate is $124 per night and mention “Chevy Club” to get the special rate. Details on RV parking and events to follow.

Prospectus and registration information here.

For registration information or questions, contact Mary Gallagher at nwmeet48@gmail.com

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TOUR: Family Tour & Summer Picnic
Jul
13
11:00 AM11:00

TOUR: Family Tour & Summer Picnic

  • 17020 Southeast Maple Hill Lane Happy Valley, OR, 97086 United States (map)
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Family Tour & Summer Picnic

Tour Leaders: David Koetje and Ed Gallagher

Bring our siblings, kids and grandkids in the love of Chevys!

When: Saturday, July 13, 2019 (arrive by 11:00 am—may organize a tour out to the Koetje’s… more on that later)

Where: Meet‐up at the Koetje’s 17020 SE Maple Hill Ln, Happy Valley, OR

Get Ready for a great catered BBQ, live music, games, swimming (bring a suit!) AND Classic Chevy rides for everyone!! The kids will pick the “kids choice” favorite Chevy or GMC.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: July 2

Questions? Email David (koetjedl@hotmail.com) or Ed (merryeddy@gmail.com)

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TOUR: Gorge Views, Watching Time, Neon Lights
Jun
29
8:30 AM08:30

TOUR: Gorge Views, Watching Time, Neon Lights

Gorge Views, Watching Time, Neon Lights

Tour Leaders: Don & Betty Shannon

Meet at east side of Gresham/Troutdale (place to-be-determined) at 8:30 am (early birds welcome at 8am; we will be ready) and sharing refreshing goodies.

We will leave at 9:00 am and spend the morning enjoying a scenic drive east on I-84 through Hood River to Mosier. At Mosier we will leave I-84, take a short scenic loop and return to Hwy 30 east to Rowena Crest Viewpoint. This is one of the most spectacular views in the Gorge and the drive is unbeatable. We will continue east via Hwy 30 to The Dalles where we will visit The National Neon Sign Museum (located in a 1910 Colonial-style former Elks Temple). Lunch will be served in a private room at Clock Tower Ales (located in a 19th century courthouse). After lunch we will tour the Fort Dalles Museum.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 14

Questions? Contact Don & Betty: donbettywago@gmail.com

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Mecum Auction 2019
Jun
21
to Jun 22

Mecum Auction 2019

The Mecum Auction is back in the Rose City.

SELLER'S CHECK-IN: Wednesday & Thursday, June 19-20 from 8 AM-6 PM

VEHICLES: Friday & Saturday, June 21-22 at 10 AM

AUCTION: Gates open daily at 8 AM

>> REGISTER TO BID

All details at https://www.mecum.com/auctions/portland-2019/


GENERAL ADMISSION

  • Advance Ticket: $20 per person, per day.

  • (Advance Tickets sales offered until 11:59PM June 20, 2019 CDT)

  • Once Auction Begins: $30 per person, per day. (Available ONLY at the gate)

  • Children 12 years and younger get in free.

  • All Mecum admissions are sold on a nonrefundable basis.

 

PARKING

  • $8.00 per space, per entry; no in and out privileges

FREE PASSES

Your VCCA membership includes two free pre-registered bidder passes ($100 value) to Mecum auctions; there is no obligation to bid and plenty of cars to enjoy. You can get your passes by clicking on the links below and following the instructions. as instructed.

TO REDEEM THIS OFFER:

  • Click the link to the auction you plan to attend below*

  • Follow the registration instructions on Mecum.com

  • Answer “How did you hear about us” with Vintage Chevrolet Club of America

* You must click from this link to get discounted registration. Credentials submitted before the Pre-Registration date will be mailed in advance. Registrations received after that date can be picked up at the Pre-Registration Booth on-site. Valid only for members of the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America. Discount applied to Standard Bidder Registration only. Includes admission for two (one Standard Bidder and one guest).

>> Mecum Portland 2019: Registration Link

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TOUR: Teamsters, Trees, Trails, Tollgates, and Triggers
May
11
9:30 AM09:30

TOUR: Teamsters, Trees, Trails, Tollgates, and Triggers

Teamsters, Trees, Trails, Tollgates, and Triggers

Tour Leaders: David Gowan

Meet at 9:30 a.m. at Sandy Fred Meyer parking lot—16625 SE 362nd Dr. Sandy, OR

A continuation of last year’s Pony Tour—driving the Barlow Road Trail from Sandy to Zig Zag. Several Historical stops. We will follow the Barlow Road as nearly as possible (no gravel), through Sandy, Marmot and Zig Zag. We’ll see the Sandy Museum, Jonsrud Overlook, Devil’s Backbone, Zig Zag Toll Gate, and other sites. You’ll love the scenery and history of this road.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Need reservations by May 7th Club Meeting.

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TOUR: Going to the Country Faire
Apr
27
8:30 AM08:30

TOUR: Going to the Country Faire

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Going to the Country Faire

Meet at Fred Meyer (16600 SE McGillvray Blvd. in Vancouver, WA)

Tour Leaders: Cindi Wolfe (call/text her at 360-907-6332)

We’ll be taking a drive through the NE Vancouver area, arriving at the Pomeroy Living History Farm in Yacolt, at 10 a.m. There we’ll lots to see and do. You will be free to wander, test, try, tour, and enjoy while there. You’ll find hands-on activities for adults and children, demonstrations, information, plants etc. for sale, local artisan vendors, as well as touring historic buildings on the property. For those who wish, there’s a short walk to a winery for wine tasting or just a look-see.

The Faire is an annual event held the last weekend in April. They are excited about our old cars and will try to get us all parked together. It will be April, so come prepared for whatever the skies decide for us that day. However, there are many undercover and indoor areas to wander in the case of rain. So far, weather has been mostly favorable. We’ll leave around noon. They are open until 4 p.m. if you wish to return after lunch. NOTE: Farm accepts credit cards for purchases, but vendors ONLY deal in CASH, so you might some in case you find something you want from a vendor. The day ends with a hearty lunch at Nick’s Restaurant Bar and Grill in Amboy. It’s a popular place with great food in good quantity.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Meet-up Time: 8:30 a.m. @ Fred Meyer (east back-lot area) | 16600 SE McGillvray Blvd. Vancouver, WA

Coffee & Goodies

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APRIL 19, 2019. Get form w/payment/cards to Cindi Wolfe at a meeting/tour

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2019 Portland Swap Meet
Apr
5
to Apr 7

2019 Portland Swap Meet

Vendors Only -- Setup
Thursday  8:00 am - 7:00 pm

General Admission 
Friday 7:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday 7:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 8:00am - 1:00pm

>> Contact DAVID KOETJE (503) 667‐3959 to schedule your CRR duty slots.

See our 2019 Portland Swap Meet page for more info here.

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TOUR: Beep-Beep-Toot-Toot
Mar
9
8:00 AM08:00

TOUR: Beep-Beep-Toot-Toot

Beep-Beep-Toot-Toot

Meet at the Wood Village Town Center

Tour Leaders: Warren McWilliams (modernmotors48@yahoo.com)

Have you ever dined or wanted to enjoy a meal in an authentic railroad dining car? Well, now’s your chance to experience a part of how train travelers have been dining onboard since these cars came into service, but with a bit of a twist. Join this tour and you’ll enjoy your choice of a delicious Ingallina’s box lunch in a 1941 Restored Pullman Dining Car at the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation Museum in Portland.

It will be a fun and interesting tour that includes a nice drive, a tour of the museum, train history, and a guided tour by those working on the restoration projects, where we can even choose to board some of the cars in progress. The tour will be dotted with interesting information from those involved in their restoration. Even your tour leader, Warren, has years of experience with trains. The museum plans to make some flyers and advertise that some old Chevys will be there to come and view, So, if at all possible, consider driving a vintage car or hitching a ride with a fellow CRR friend who brings their vintage Chevy. Our members’ cars make a beautiful display. There will be a special place to park our old cars and handicapped parking is available.

>> Lunch follows in the restored dining car after touring.

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TOUR: Alpenrose Dairy Theater (1943 Christmas From Home)
Dec
15
5:00 PM17:00

TOUR: Alpenrose Dairy Theater (1943 Christmas From Home)

Join for the next installment of the annual Alpenrose Dairy Theater’s WWII Saga: 1943 Christmas From Home

The 1943 Christmas From Home play is a historic reenactment of a WWII radio show from 1943 as it would have been performed live on stage in Portland, Oregon. It is the third  show in a five year series of plays (1941-45) and includes authentic sound effects, costumes, live music and sketches combined with real stories from NW troops and the local news of the day. The plays were researched and written by NW author Pat Kruis Tellinghusen.

The 1943 play highlights the 75th anniversary of events playing out in WWII. This year’s show features the story of Sgt. Kenny Saito, a young Japanese-American who left his family at the Minidoka internment camp to serve his country in the Army. Audiences will also hear the stories of Evelyn, a young war bride who became a mother while her husband was away, a zealous ration board officer who experiences his own “Casablanca”, and two young soldiers who have returned from their first mission with the 10th Mountain Division.

Meet @ Ernesto’s Italian Restaurant at 5 PM: 8544 SW Apple Way (off Hwy 10)

Play starts at 7:30pm: Alpenrose Dairy 6149 SW Shattuck Road Portland, OR 97221

Tour Leaders: Ron & Cathy Becker

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TOUR: Apple Tour to Ing's with a Twist
Oct
6
9:30 AM09:30

TOUR: Apple Tour to Ing's with a Twist

Apple Tour to Ing's with a Twist

It’s time again to go visit the Ings and pick some fruit. As always, we will try to vary the mechanics of the trip to make it more interesting. By vote, it was decided to take the long way around Mt Hood and approach from the South.

We will meet at the Troutdale Outlet Mall at 9:30, on Saturday the 6th of October. You may depart at any time after 9:30 on your own. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ANY SPECIFIC written ROUTE INSTRUCTIONS. Basically you will drive south to HWY 26, Turn left, (east), and follows 26 to 35, turn north and follow 35 to Hood River and gather at the County Museum, located just west of the entrance to the Hood River Bridge. We will travel as a group to the Packing Plant at Bingen where Ed will give us a tour and tell about the recent fire. After the tour you will be led up the steep hill to Ed and Melissa’s house for lunch (probably pulled pork fixed by Melissa) followed by fruit picking and fellowship. Be sure you bring your 2 cubic ft box to carry away the loot. A chair would be a nice item to bring also. This will conclude the Apple Core Tour 2018.

Tour Leaders: Raymond Holland

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TOUR: Washington County Backroads
Sep
22
9:30 AM09:30

TOUR: Washington County Backroads

Washington County Backroads

Meet at 9:30 am at Peterkort Towne Square (11070 SW Barnes Rd Portland, OR 97225) in the lot near the Orchard Supply Hardware store. Center is located north of US Highway 26 at Cedar Hills Blvd and Barnes Rd intersection. Store restrooms will be open, and there is a convenient bagel shop for those who want coffee, tea, etc.

Leave at 10:00 am for a 45 mile drive on (paved) back roads. Salad and sandwich buffet at Prime Time restaurant (4450 Pacific Ave, Forest Grove, OR 97116). Then drive 25 miles back to starting point, or leave on your own.

Tour Leaders: Mark & Sally Bjerke

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