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.
Fifteen of our club members displayed their classic cars on Saturday, June 20, at the Elgin Riverfest Car Show. At least four of our member’s cars received awards; however, everyone had a great time visiting and enjoying all the great cars at the show. The group decided to place John in jail all for a small donation to the Elgin Lion’s Club; however, John had to pay an additional donation to be released!!!! To bad we couldn’t have left him there!!!!!!
At our 8th Annual “Grande Ronde-A-View Weekend” Car Show on July 17-19, a beautiful wood sculpture will be awarded to the classic car chosen by the other car show participants. This award is designed and sculpted by famed artist, Dennis Hoyt. Dennis is an internationally acclaimed artist who has donated this original piece of art: a rear quarter of a 1940′s Ford. Click her for Information Sheet and/or Registration Form
On Sunday, June 7, some of our members attended a mini car show and barbeque hosted by Faith Center in Island City. At least three of our club member (Steve & Kathy, Matt, and Arlan & Mary Ann) car’s were awarded a mini-trophy sponsored by the Faith Center youth. Many thanks to the congregation of Faith Center for hosting this event.
Fourteen club members toured the Pendleton Underground tunnels on Saturday, June 1. Pendleton is riddled with tunnels throughout the city, but only a few have been opened to the public. The tour takes you through tunnels dug by the Chinese to conduct business and take refuse from decimation. The tunnels were home to Chinese laundries, butcher shops, card rooms, a jail, bordellos and other illegal activities.
Following the tour we went to The Prodigal Son Brewery for lunch.