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Gresham welcomes 19th annual car show Rockin' Round the Block to downtown area.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - This gleaming 1950 Mercury CP Custom is owned by Bob Vonderberg and is shown here Saturday during Rockin' Round the Block in downtown Gresham.Car enthusiasts flooded downtown Gresham for the ever-popular Rockin' Round the Block car show, which celebrated everything powered by a motor Saturday afternoon Aug. 12.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Dozens of trophies stand ready to be handed out to class winners Saturday at Rockin' Round the Block in downtown Gresham.

Restored classic cars and hot rods competed in several different categories during the 19th annual event. There was also live music, food vendors, kids' activities, door prize drawings, awards and dance routines.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Les Lunceford owns this rare blue 1927 Jordan J, which he happily showed off to passersby Saturday during Rockin' Round the Block in downtown Gresham.

Attendees perused a variety of car-related merchandise and had their faces painted.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Hundreds of cars filled downtown Gresham for the 19th annual Rockin' Round the Block car show Saturday, including this gorgeous Dodge Royal owned by Dick and Susan Pedro and powered by an immaculate 354 cubic inch engine.

The streets and parking lots showcased amazing stock and modified custom cars, trucks and motorcycles. In total, 50 prizes were awarded to the most impressive entries.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - This Chevy Impala sports an impressively gleaming engine Saturday during Rockin' Round the Block's annual classic car gathering in downtown Gresham.

Proceeds from the show help benefit a scholarship fund for automotive students at Mt. Hood Community College.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - This 1985 Dodge Ram 'Rat Charger' owned by Jeff Robbins has an impressive custom paint job decked out to look as decrepit as possible, when that could not be further from the truth. This vehicle attracted more than its fair share of viewers Saturday at Rockin' Round the Block.

Rockin' Round the Block is sponsored by Weston Kia, Advance Auto Parts, Jerry's Custom Paint & Collision, Firestone, Heckmann & Thiemann Motors, Speed's Towing, Gresham Ford, All About Automotive and Mt. Hood Community College.

OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Rockin' Round the Block filled downtown Gresham with classic cars Saturday in this view looking north down Main Avenue.

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