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Sandy High School teen to compete at roadster show
by: Garth Guibord, Greg Cameron will show his F-250 at the Portland Road Show this weekend.

Greg Cameron, a junior at Sandy High School, is on the fast track to success. Literally.

Now that his 1996 Ford F-150 truck has beaten a 1970 Chevy pickup and a 1974 Dodge Charger at the Sandy High School challenge, he will take the truck to the Portland Road Show this weekend, March 2-4.

'I'm excited,' said Cameron, who added that he often spends six hours a day working on the truck.

In preparation for last week's challenge, Cameron gave the vehicle a custom paint job, worked on the mechanics and added items such as a stereo system and toolbox. The work paid off with a score of 47 out of 50 total points, with judges scoring on overall presentation, cleanliness, engine compartment, interior and display.

Now the truck will be up against competition from other high school challenge winners in the Portland area. The winner will receive a $500 scholarship.

After the Portland Road Show, Cameron plans to take the truck to more road shows, including one at Suburban Ford in May. He's not done perfecting his wheels but hopes to keep improving it at each event.

'Hopefully I'll have a new paint job next year,' said Cameron, who dedicated his win last week to his mother, Jill Schafer, who is recovering from injuries she suffered in a car accident last September.


If you go...

The Portland Road Show will be held Friday, March 2, through Sunday, March 4. Tickets range from $8 to $15 and are available only at the door. For more information about the Portland Road Show, call 503-232-4567 or visit www.portlandroadstershow.com.