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

Harvest Potluck

Our club members feasted on delicious casseroles, salads, and desserts at our annual Harvest Potluck held on November 7.  Following dinner everyone (well maybe not everyone)  enjoyed playing Shanghai Rummy.

Steve Kidwell, who entertained us during dinner,  will be performing at our 2016 Grande Ronde-A-View Weekend car show on July 16. Steve has been invited to Los Angelus this summer to audition for The Voice; La Grande is lucky to have such a talented local artist.


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Halloween Downtown Trick or Treat

On Friday, October 30, the communities little ghosts and goblins invaded Adams Avenue on their quest for CANDY!!  La Grande Main Street Downtown hosts this annual event and local businesses and community organizations welcome the invasion.  Our car club and other businesses always participate in handing out goodies to the costumed tykes and their families.

Club member handing out treats to the little ones
Looks like Janis and Deb are looking for just the right piece of candy for someone!
Run Diedra cause Pirate Deb is out to get you!!
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2015 Eastern Oregon University Homecoming Parade

Our club was invited to join the festivities of the Eastern Oregon University’s Homecoming Parade. Four of our members were asked to drive some of EOU’s dignitaries: Ed Lund, John Bozarth, Arlan Miesner, and Steve Oliver (drove one of Ed’s other cars). Following the parade the group went to Bud Jackson’s for dinner.

IMG_2992 John Bozarth driving the winner of the “Dixie Lund Award”
Dale DeLong

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Mike Allsott
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Kathy Oliver
Jerry Foster
John Lackey
George McDonald
Jack Walls
Matt Sirrine
Mike McInnis
Lucy Parker & Matt Babb
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