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.
$8.00 per space, per entry; no in and out privileges
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
Mark your calendars and join us for the 48thNorthwest 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 will be available online after April 2019 on our website at http://vccacolumbiariverregion.org. For registration information or questions, contact Mary Gallagher at email@example.com
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
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
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
July 21st @ 11am
Dave's Koetje's place in Happy Valley ( 17020 SE Maple Hill Lane, Happy Valley, OR 97086)
Meet at the Troutdale Outlet Mall @ 9:30am to tour out together, or arrive directly at the Koetje's at 11am.
- Old car rides
Leaders: Ed + Mary Gallagher
Saturday, June 16, 2018 (Meet: 12:45 pm Leave time: 1:00 pm)
Tour to Dixie Mountain for Strawberry Festival
Meet at the shopping center at Cedar Hills Blvd and Barnes Road (11084 SW Barnes Road, Portland). Turn North at Exit 68 off Sunset Highway 26
We will drive through the country and up the mountain to the end of the paved road. Then there will be 3 miles of natural earth road. Drive the vehicle of choice that you don’t mind having to clean up afterwards.
Leaders: Sam Williamson + Jim Schoffstoll
Hooray for Hollywood
June 7-9, 2018 in Chehalis, WA
“Hooray for Hollywood” is the theme for next summer’s NW Meeting in Chehalis, WA. The planning process has been somewhat fluid but we are finally beginning to pin down the major events. The Holiday Inn Express will be the "Meet Hotel" -- (360) 740-1800. Ask for VCCA rooms when booking -- 26 rooms have already been spoken for.
Previous announcements have put the judging at Thursday a.m. but that has changed to Thursday afternoon 1:00 pm). Some folks will be able to drive to Chehalis that morning, saving an overnight at the hotel.
There will be a selection of tours, the Barn Banquet is on Friday p.m. Saturday is the main event, “Hooray for Hollywood”. Our team is working to provide a registration packet by the first week in January. The dance orchestra, known as the Café Society, is practicing.
>> Please address questions to David Gowan.
Annual Tea & Tavern, Garages Tour
April 21st 2018
Meet-Up: 9 a.m. at Clark County PUD (Vancouver Exit 1C off I-5) for coffee, tea and goodies. Leave at 9:30 for a fabulous countryside drive with a stop for a car-oriented demonstration and other places of interest. Then we’ll relax and visit over a hearty lunch for the Gents @ The Sportsman and Miz Myrtle’s Tea at Myrtle’s Teahouse for the Ladies.
Ladies: Wear your tea hats, frills and finery if you please.
Leaders: Cindi Wolfe & Laura Burk
Puppets Around The World Tour
March 24th 2018
We will split into 2 groups:
>> The first group will meet at the Puppet Museum at 9:45am. (9:30am for those who are arriving late.) The door closes at 10:00am, as the showing is in a small room and the door will disrupt the show. The museum is in a neighborhood. Parking is on the street. You may have to park a block or two away so arrive early. The showing ends at 11:30am to allow for some questions. We will proceed to East Moreland Golf Course for lunch and meet up with second group.
>> The second group will head straight to East Moreland Golf Course by noon for lunch. After lunch, they will proceed to the Puppet Museum for the showing at 1:30pm.
Portland Puppet Museum | 906 SE Umatilla St. Portland, 97202
We will meet over 100 puppets, from 2000 BC Egypt to the 1940’s and 1950’s TV and Movies. We will see these puppets come to life while learning their history. Each showing is limited to 30 people including children (or grandchildren). Each show is 90 minutes. More info: puppetmuseum.com (Please select either the morning or afternoon showing below. The first showing is at 10:00AM. The second showing is at 1:30 PM.)
East Moreland Golf Course Buffet | 2425 SE Bybee Blvd. Portland, 97202
Lunch will be a sandwich buffet with deli trays of ham, turkey, swiss and cheddar cheese, condiments, rolls and breads. There will be green salad and either potato or pasta salad (again, we need to decide as a club), plus cookies and brownies. Lunch is at 12:15 (Banquet room opens at noon.)
>> REGISTRATION DEADLINE: February 28th, 2018
Leaders: Rick & Kathy Chroninger
Even though February is early in the year, we will be having a drive before we enjoy our afternoon of activities. To encourage all of you to get out the vintage CARS, we will be having the “old CAR drawing”. Depending on how many vintage CARS attend we may even have more than one! The tour will be 30 miles long. We will be driving to the Grotto Convention Center passing through some interesting neighborhoods. It will be a city route, but we have done our best to avoid traffic lights so that we will be able to keep together.
Most of us have Columbia River Region shirts of some kind, but I would bet most of us have shirts, jackets or hats from other CAR events we have attended. I am asking that we wear those instead. They can be from another tour we attended, or better yet from a CAR event such as a race, a museum, a cruise in or even an In-N-Out Burger. It will be a blast seeing where some of you have been throughout the USA and even the world in the pursuit of having fun with your CARS! Don’t worry about it even you don’t have a different shirt, wear whatever you have. Just come and have some fun.
I know some of you have collections of vintage CARS, but even those of us with just one vintage CAR probably collect something else. So I am asking you to share your collection. We will have tables set up to display them so all can enjoy looking at them. They don’t even have to be CAR related, just bring them! Please limit the size of what you bring to a 2 foot by 2 foot area or about what will fit in a shopping bag. After time to look at the displays and visiting, we will have a game to test your knowledge of music about CARS.
So the next time you listen to music on a CAR radio or at home and it has something to do with CARS give it a little more attention than usual. We also will have a 16-minute movie entitled “Inspiration for CARS”. I’m sure you will find it both funny and entertaining. There will be recorded music with what else but a CARS theme. Who knows what else I will come up with before then. Most of all, there will be time for chatting with friends, old and new.
Lastly, dinner will be a Greek inspired buffet style meal and will include a beverage and dessert. For those of you who attended our tour here a few years ago, you know the Chef comes up with some delicious food.
Schedule of Events
- Meet at Lowe’s parking lot at 1160 N Hayden Meadows @ 1:15 PM.
- Leave Lowes at 1:30 PM promptly. Don’t be late!
- Arrive at the Grotto hopefully around 2:45 PM
- Set up displays and visit. Coffee, tea and water available.
- Games and movie around 3:45 PM
- Buffet dinner around 4:30 PM
- Dessert and more time to visit after dinner.
- FOR THE LOVE OF CARS TOUR RESERVATION FORM
>> Reservation DEADLINE: Get it to Bonnie Clark no later than the FEBRUARY 6th Club Meeting.
Leaders: Rich Alfieri & Bonnie Clark