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Rotary Club hosts classic car show


The Concours d'Elegance was Aug. 5

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO: BOB GIBSON - Classic cars from around the world took to the pavement during the fundraiser. Vintage automobiles from around the world were showcased at the Columbia River Concours d’Elegance classic car show on Aug. 5 on the lawns of Fort Vancouver’s Officers’ Row. The event served as a fundraiser for the Rotary Clubs of West Linn and Vancouver, Wash.

Featured cars included the world’s oldest original Ferrari, a restored antique bus from Yellowstone National Park, Rolls Royces and Cadillacs and a wild assortment of cars dating back to the early 1900s.

“A record number of cars were put on display by some very proud and passionate automobile owners,” said Concours founder Tom Markos. “Visitors had a great time viewing works of art and often heard the stories of the vehicles as depicted by prideful owners.”

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO: BOB GIBSON - Many entries were in pristine condition. The days winners included:

n Most Elegant Sports Car: 1958 BMW 507 Roadster

n Best Presentation: 1953 Buick Roadmaster station wagon

n Pre-WWII Award of Excellence: 1963 Corvette split window coupe

n Post WWII Award of Excellence: 1940 Ford delivery sedan

n Best in Show: 1955 Jaguar XK 140MC

“Rotary and its many volunteers are very proud and grateful to be part of this wonderful event,” said Gregg Giboney, West Linn Rotary Club president. “Proceeds from the Concours support programs benefiting numbers local causes and global humanitarian projects.”by: SUBMITTED PHOTO: BOB GIBSON - This 1955 Jaguar XK 140MC won Best in Show