In 2006 a group of car enthusiasts decided to start a classic car club which was the start of the Union County Timber Cruisers Car Club.  Our members enjoy driving their unique vehicles and going on special trips for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  During the summer months you will find us on Friday nights at The Gas Station (Texaco on Adams) where we enjoy an evening of food, camaraderie, and solving world problems plus unraveling the mysteries of car troubles.

We also organize the “Grande Ronde-A-View Weekend” Car Show in La Grande, Oregon, the third weekend of July sponsored by Baxter Auto Parts, M.J. Goss Motors, La Grande Gold & Silver, The Market Place and Laurence’s Auto Body & Paint.

For the past two years, Dennis Hoyt, a renowned artist, has produced an amazing piece of art which is given as the “Participant’s Choice” award; an estimated value for each of these collector art piece’s is $4,500-$6,000.  For the 2016 car show, Dennis is sculpting the rear quarter panel of a 1957 Dodge (a photo will be posted in January or February).

2015 Participant's Choice
2015 Participant’s Choice Award
1940 Ford
Awarded to:
Bill & Rande Trueax
Boise, ID
1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe

2014 Participant Choice Award
2014 Participant’s Choice Award
1957 Chevrolet
Awarded to:
Doyce & Ruth Lockhart
Burbank, WA
1935 Ford 5-Window Coupe

Enterprise Car Show

Four club members decided to go to the Enterprise car show on Saturday, August 15 instead of the Cherry Festival Parade.  Unfortunately no member’s car won an award; however, they all had a great time at the show.  Following the show they stopped at the Lostine Tavern for a piece of the renowned Chocolate Beet Cake.

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Union Car Show

Thirteen club members ventured to Union on Saturday, August 8, to attend their Grassroots Festival and Car Show.  Seven of the member’s cars received an award – pretty good odds!!!


Ed & Dixie Lund
1966 Chevelle

Jerry Foster
2014 Mustand


Stan Williams
1968 Camaro

George McDonald
1953 Packard pulling a 1948 Tear Drop Trailer
Rick Gately
1969 Camaro
Merv & Glenda Cutright
1968 Mustang
Arlan & Mary Ann Miesner
1939 Desoto
Club cars that also attended the show
Club cars that also attended the show

Union County Fair Parade

On August 29 club members gathered to participate in the Union County Fair Parade.  This year the fair’s theme was “Rock the Stock”.  Matt and Lucy really got into the spirit of the fair and decorated their car; therefore, they led our group through the parade.

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