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THIS SHOW'S A CLASSIC

REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Mike and Eli Bassich check under the hood of one the hundreds of cars on display Sunday at the Collector Car and Classic Boat Show in George Rogers Park. REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Rick Budd of Lake Oswego checks out the interior of a 1941 Packard during Sunday's show.When too many collector cars show up to be exhibited, you know you’ve got a successful show — and that’s exactly what happened Sunday at the 17th-annual Oswego Heritage Council Collector Car & Classic Boat Show in Lake Oswego.

“We got more cars than we had space for,” says Nancy Niland, who was directing her first show as the council’s new executive director.

More than 5,000 people attended the show, which featured 250 vintage cars, 40 classic boats and a visit from the only World War II-era PT boat still operating on the water today.

REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Gary Innes takes a close look at one the classic cars on display Sunday. Car owners frustrated in their desire to exhibit their cars simply parked them around the perimeter of George Rogers Park. Meanwhile, water-sport lovers flocked to Sundeleaf Plaza and Foothills Park to see the boats and a waterskiing extravaganza on Lakewood Bay.

On Sunday night, there were plenty of kudos to pass out.

“It was more clear than ever that the true stars were our Lake Oswego community that stepped up and supported our show,” says OHC board member Bonnie Trumbull, “from our premier sponsor Wilsonville Mercedes to Julia Fowler of Blue Moon Coffee, who donated 200 cups of coffee.”

Candee Williams, president of the OHC board of directors, agreed.

“Who could ask for anything more?” she said.

— Cliff Newell

REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Jim and Shirley Lafontaine and their grandchildren, Ashley and Lillian, scope out the boats on display Sunday at Sundleaf Plaza.

REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - PT  658, the only World War II patrol torpedo boat still operating under the power of its original Packard engines, drew big crowds to Foothills Park throughout the weekend.

REVIEW PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Larry Connor and Garrett Anstine hold Alli Anstine during Sunday's waterski exhibition by the Polka Dot Express on Lakewood Bay.