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Northwest Classic Fly-in & Cruise-in will land again on Saturday

Northwest Antique Airplane Club, Highway 30 Cruisers join in plane and car show at 7 a.m. at Scappoose Industrial Airpark


PHOTO CREDIT: ROB RENNER - The Northwest Classic Fly-in & Cruise-in welcomes drivers and aviators of all ages at 7 a.m. on Saturday at the Scappoose Industrial Airpark. This year's Northwest Classic Fly-in & Cruise-in will land again at 7 a.m. on Saturday at Scappoose Industrial Airpark.

The Northwest Antique Airplane Club and the Highway 30 Cruisers will host a pancake breakfast, served until 10 a.m. at $7 per plate, at the NWAAC Clubhouse, according to a press release about the event.

"There are few shows anymore that you can see antique cars and planes, and each year people say they can't wait to come back next year," Cruisers secretary Amanda Renner said. "It's all on the grass — which is appealing to car people — and it's a really pretty spot up there by the trees. It's a really good family event — the older people can reminisce, and the younger people can see it for the first time."

The NWAAC awards banquet, at $15 per ticket, will run from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and honor airplanes and their respective eras, the release stated.

“We are expecting 50 to 60 airplanes to fly in and be on display," said Classic organizer Paul Silveria in the announcement. "There will be a 1919 Curtiss OX-5 engine on display, [and we will] have the bottom ball turret for the Lacey Lady B-17 Bomber.”

The car show wraps up with a trophy presentation for such esteemed awards as "Rattiest Rod,” “Most Likely to Get A Ticket” and the “Bump ‘n Scrape” [for the lowest lowrider] at 3:30 p.m.

The Pearson Air Museum of Vancouver, Wash., will offer vendors, raffles, and kids’ activities.

Stu "Capt’n Mac" MacPherson, who has given airplane enthusiasts rides up and down the west coast for 30 years, returns with his two-front-seated 1929 Travel Air C-4000 Biplane.

Classic proceeds will go to the NWAAC’s and the Cruisers' scholarship program that helps aspiring aviators to fly.

Admission is $5, and children 12 years and younger are free. Car show registration is $20.

“We expect another great event this year,” Cruisers president Rob Renner said in the release. “We have over $2,000 worth of raffle prizes donated from our local community businesses. We have the band The Decades — a Columbia County band playing vintage rock and roll — and we expect close to 200 cars. All of the proceeds will be put towards our goal of providing scholarships for local students.”

The Classic is online at facebook.com/HW30cruisers and at www.nwaac.com.