More than 300 vehicles are expected at the in June 8 event that takes place in Old Town

by: DARCI VANDENHOEK / BLUELINE STUDIOS - Here's one of the 300 classic vehicles expected at this year's Les Schwab Tire Centers' Cruisin' Sherwood set for June 8 in Old Town Sherwood.Les Schwab Tire Centers’ once again presents Cruisin’ Sherwood which brings a huge array of attractions—and a great spread of classic, custom, antique and collector cars and trucks—making it one of the region’s most fun and unique car shows.

This year, local bands will provide live all-day entertainment at the stage near the traditional beer garden.

“We expect Old town to again come alive with over 300 display cars and trucks,” said Leanna Knutson, Sherwood Chamber of Commerce President and Sales and Marketing Manager for Innovations in Management. “We hope to see both new and classic military vehicles here again, along with trucks and motorcycles so there’s something for everyone,” she said.

Electric car may also once again buzz in to make a Cruisin’ appearance. “Cruisin’ vendors will bring a variety of food choices, plus arts, crafts, home and personal products and services, and even some car related products,” Knutson said.

For the first time, the traditional engine blow is this year doubling in size when two junker’s engines will race to be the first to reach a big bang.

Car show exhibitors will exercise their tire burning skills at the annual crowd-judged burn out contest. A special concrete pad is ready to hold competitors’ cars making clouds of tire smoke. Cheering and clapping by the burn out audience will determine the winner.

Cruisin’ Title Sponsor Les Schwab Tire Centers is making Sherwood Cruisin’ a site for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation fund raiser for children’s’ cancer research. “Our company has adopted St. Baldrick’s as a special feature for Cruisin’ spectators and volunteers to have their heads shaved,” noted Sherwood Les Schwab Manager Cam Durrell. “It’s a great cause and another way to have fun at Cruisin’.” For pledge information and to sign up for a head shave, go to

Younger Cruisin’ visitors get a break from looking at the gorgeous cars at the KidsZone in Veteran’s Park. Radio Disney, featuring Phineas and Ferb, is again anchoring the kid and family-friendly site, joined by Toyota to provide various kid-style activities.

The beer garden, with new extended hours, gives adults a place to refresh and snack while taking a break from seeing cars and other Cruisin’ attractions. The beer garden, once again sponsored by The Bank of Oswego-Sherwood/Business Banking Center, will remain open for adults after the show.

K106 Oldies DJ Scott Tom returns as the voice of cruising’ with great music and special announcements throughout the day. Elvis impersonator Mark Stevenz is set to make another Cruisin’ special appearance.

“Cruisin’ happens because sponsors, vendors, volunteers, the City of Sherwood, Old Town residents, hundreds of car owners and thousands of spectators enjoy working together for a community event that all ages can enjoy,” Knutson said.

Sherwood’s new Cannery Plaza is the focal point for show management and the gathering place for trophy presentation at the end of the day.

As Old Town will be full up with display vehicles, shuttle rides from nearby parking lots are once again available to bring visitors to the show area.

Friday Night Thunder, presented by the Sherwood Cruisers Car Club at Sherwood Plaza, provides a preview to Saturday’s show with a smaller collection of great cars, trucks and motorcycles along with food, prizes and entertainment. Organized Friday Night Thunder cruises around the area will add a nostalgic “rolling art” display of custom cars.

— Jim Haynes

Sherwood Chamber of Commerce board

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