August Events & Activities

August has been a very busy month for our car club members. A lot of car shows attended, a lot of trophies won, a lot of good conversations, a lot of great times. As we say good bye to August, we wonder what September activities are on our horizon.


August 26 – Matt S won a trophy for his Power Wagon. Good Job Matt!!! Steve & Karen took their beautiful 1954 Ford Victoria Glass Top to the Joseph Car Show. They were presented with “King of the Mountain” trophy which is the Best of Show. Congratulations Steve & Karen!!!!


August 24 – Three of our members, Richard, Alan B, and Arlan displayed their cars to help promote a local business, Nature’s Pantry, celebrate their 37 years in business.


August 19 – Fifteen of our members heading over to Baker City to attend their Show & Shine car show. Those attending were: Matt & Nancy, Steve & Karen, Alan B, Ed & Dixie, John & Deb, Jim & Sally, Jerry, Don, Robert & Donna. Two of our members received an award. Richard & Debby won the “Coolest Moonshine Runner” and Matt & Nancy won “Coolest 40’s Vehicle”. Congratulations to our winners!!! Unfortunately, we didn’t a photo of Matt & Nancy. Richard & Debby’s trophy is shown below.


August 16 – Even though it was a very hot day, sixteen of our club members met at Walmart to drive out together to get lunch at Caez’s Drive-In located in Elgin. Members who went are: Richard & Debby, Ed & Dixie, Arlan & Mary Ann, Jim & Sally, Steve O & Kathy, Gary & Uan, Steve E & Karen, and our newest member Alan & Kathy. We took our lunches to the park and had a pleasant afternoon with a lot of great conversations.


August 12 – There were many car show to tempt our club members this weekend. Four of our members, Steve & Karen and Arlan & Mary Ann choose to attend the “Cruise the Gorge” car show in The Dalles. Only Steve & Karen came out winners though – they won their class.

There were about fourteen members who chose to go to Union for their car show. Most of their cars won a sponsors award. Award winners were: Richard & Debby won the “Associated Design & Engineering” for the 1940 Coupe; Jim won the “Union Mercantile” for his 1958 Chev; Salley won the “Craigs Antiques” for her 1968 Ford Fairlane; Alan B won “Union County Chamber” for his 1955 Chevy PU; Don won “Rattler Coffee Shop” for his 1966 Ford Convertible; Doug & Diane won “Union Market” for their 1973 Mach 1 Mustang and “CTB Performance LLC” for their Ford PU; Gary won an award for their 1967 Mustang; Alan F won “Old West Federal Credit Union”. There were other club members (Margaret, Daniel, Jerry, Mel, Steve & Kathy) but they never told me if they won or not. Ed Lund was the luckiest of all; he was awarded the “King of the Show” for his 1955 Chevy Malibu and look at that trophy!!!


August 5 – Eleven of our members, Richard & Debby, Ed & Dixie, Matt & Nancy, Jerry, Doug & Diane, and Arlan & Mary Ann. brought their classic cars to the Union County Fair Parade where we took 2nd place in our division.


August 3 – Our club was asked by Blue Mountain Outfitters to bring our cars downtown and park by their businesses during the August Chamber of Commerce’s Sip & Shop night on August 3. These event happened to coincide with Economic Summit which was a state wide event. We had twelve of our members bring their classics down: Richard & Debby, Daniel, Jerry, Jason, Margaret, Jim & Sally, Doug & Diane, and Arlan & Mary Ann.


July Events and Activities

July 8 – Seven of our club members (Richard, Jerry, Steve E, Arlan, Steve O, and Jim & Sally) attended the “Cool Rides Car Show” in Hermiston. Although the temperature was extremely high, the had a good time and Richard, of course, is the only one who won a raffle item and a trophy. Congratulations Richard!!!!


July 4 – Under a cloudless blue sky, seven club members attended the annual Cruise-In 4th of July car show in Ione, OR. Several others members choice to participate in Imbler’s 4th of July parade. Unfortunately, there are no photos of the parade. Two members won awards at Ione and those two also won raffle items: Richard & Debby – Participate Choice & 1940 – 1953 Original; Arlan & Mary Ann 1955 – 1963.


July 1 – Fifteen of our member and seven special guests cruised to Elvis Bar & Grill in Pendleton for a late lunch/early dinner. Members who went were: Richard & Debby, Jim & Sally, Ed & Dixie, Gary & Janet, Mel, Steve & Karen, Jerry & Cindy, and Arlan & Mary Ann. Guest were: Jodi Bagley (Cindy’s sister), Jim & Judy Naughton, Vicki & Earl Allen, and Hazel Dietz (friends and family of Karen & Steve). Cars shown below were club cars (missing in picture is Jerry & Cindy, Steve & Karen, and Gary & Janet).

June’s Activities & Car Shows

June 24, Jim & Sally , Richard & Debby , Steve & Karen , Jerry , and Arlan & Mary Ann took their classic cars to the 1st Umatilla Car Show which was in conjunction with the Umatilla Landing Days. Unfortunately, no one won a trophy and no one won any of there great raffle items; however, we all had a lot of fun.

June 23, Arlan & Mary Ann attended the 1st Milton Freewater Car Show; the show was l limited to only 30-35 cars and there were no classes nor awards given.

June 21, There were 15 of us who took a short drive around La Grande and then had lunch at Brickyard Lanes. Those who went were Jim & Sally, Mel, Richard & Debby, Steve & Karen, Ed & Dixie, Gary & Janet, Matt & Nancy, and Arlan & Mary Ann.

June 17, nine of our club members entered their classics in the Lions Club Riverfest Car Show in Elgin, OR. The member who attended were Steve & Kathy Oliver, Doug & Diane Dalton, Jim & Sally Coxen, Richard & Debby Comstock, Charlie Quin, Arlan & Mary Ann Miesner, Ed & Dixie Lund, Jerry Foster and Daniel Arroyo. Only three of our members were lucky to win an award.


June 3, the Eastern Oregon Car Club sponsored the Hog Wild Days Car Show in Island City. Arlan was the only club member to attend and he had a great time at the show. He also very surprised to receive two trophies: Best American car and People’s Choice.

May’s Car Shows & Activities

May was a busy month for car shows. Arlan & Mary Ann went to the Kennewick, WA on May 6th and unfortunately didn’t even get a door prize!!!

On May 20th, Arlan and MaryAnn went to the car show in Waitsburg, WA. Also they went home empty handed!!!

Arlan sitting back enjoying the sun!!!

On May 21, our club was invited to attend a Tri-County Car Club’s picnic at Umatilla Dam in Umatilla, OR. Three of our club members (Richard & Debbie, Jim & Sally, and Arlan & MaryAnn) were available to share in the fun. Arlan almost won the golf game but came in second, Debbie & Mary Ann didn’t do well at all in the cornhole competition!! Food was good, company was great, games not so good!!!! Fun was excellent!!!

On May 27th, Arlan, Jerry, Jim & Sally, Steve & Kathy, and Steve & Kathy went to Echo to participate in their car show. Echo’s show is hosted by the Echo High School. All the trophies are made in their shop class.