Beaverton car owners to display vintage VW at auto show
Rick and Gloria Pogue will bring their 1967 Karmann Ghia to the show
When the 44th annual Forest Grove Concours d'Elegance takes place in two weeks, it will have a distinctly German flavor but offer a variety of classic cars sure to please every auto enthusiast, thanks in part to Rick and Gloria Pogue.
The Pogues, of Beaverton, are bringing their 1967 Karmann Ghia to the show. Made by Volkswagen, the coupes were once the top imported car in America, offering a sleeker, sportier look than their Bug cousin.
Over the past 44 years, Forest Grove's Concours d'Elegance has drawn thousands of car buffs to the Pacific Universitys shaded campus to fawn over meticulously maintained Maseratis, Bentleys and Ferraris, and admire pristine Packards, Chevys, Fords and Buicks.
This years show, on Sunday, July 17, will feature 'Allure of the Autobahn â€šÃ„Ã® Speed and Style,' celebrating Porsche Motorsports, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and 100 Years of BMW.
The 300 entrants for 2016 include a pair of German competition cars from Ernie Spada Jr., the 2016 shows featured collector. Spada, of Lake Oswego, will bring a 1985 Porsche 962 and a 2008 Porsche RSR "Flying Lizard."
Kevin Blount, of Portland, has entered a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL "Gullwing an iconic car that is a true legend of the Autobahn. Cameron Healy, of Portland, has entered a 1968 Porsche 908 that was raced in the late 60s. Peter Gleeson, from Seattle, has entered a rare 1981 BMW M1. And, Mike and Pam Burback, of Boring, will display a 1964 VW Beetle with only 22 original miles on the odometer.
As usual, the show organizers from the Forest Grove Rotary Club have lined up a stellar class of cars, and car experts. Miles Collier, artist, philanthropist, and noted authority on collector cars, is the 2016 Senior Judge. Keith Martin and Donald Osborne from Sports Car Market magazine will again emcee the awards ceremony, telling the stories behind each car.
In addition to turning heads, the famed automobile show, run completely by volunteers, has also raised more than $1 million for more than 700 student scholarships and youth and community service projects funded by the Forest Grove Rotary Club.
HONORING MONTE SHELTON
This years Concours d Elegance will pay tribute to Portland racer Monte Shelton. In Sheltons 56-year racing career, he has won the Portland Rose Cup Race seven times, and campaigned Porsches at many tracks around the United States. Since the Forest Grove Concours dElegance was founded in 1973, he has participated as a judge or entrant every year except two.
WHO ELSE IS COMING
Several other Beaverton auto enthusiasts will be bringing their prized classic cars to Forest Grove on July 17. Among them:
Rufus Aylwin, 1958 Cadillac Eldorado Biarittz
Richard Schmidt, 1949 Chevrolet Deluxe
John and Margy Imlay, 1941 Packard 16
Dave Fast, 1970 Chevolet Monte Carlo
Thomas Taylor, 1953 Packard 300
Matthew Mavrolas, 1967 Plymouth Satellite
Rick and Gloria Pogue: 503-805-2942
John Schrag, chairman, Concours publicity committee: 971-226-2007