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Photo Credit: TRIBUNE PHOTO CHASE ALLGOOD - This Maerati straight six-cylinder, twin spark, double overhead cam engine is in Rick AMrtin's rare 1967 Mistral, which will be at the Coumbia River Concourse on Aug. 3 in Vancouver.Ultimate Street Car Association and ChumpCar World Series. Friday, Aug. 1 - Saturday, Aug. 2, 9 a.m. both days, Portland International Raceway, 1940 N. Victory Blvd., Portland.

The USCA hosts the "Optima Batteries Search for the Ultimate Street Car" where 100 street cars compete in five challenge programs, including an autocross, speed-stop challenge and road course fast laps. At the same time, ChumpCar's Drift Circuit will conduct a professional drifting event that extends from Turn 2 through Turn 7. The ChumpCar World Series holds a seven-hour endurance race on Saturday for cars costing less than $500, which are decorated for extra points. The slogan is, "Real Racing, Real Tracks, Real Cheap Cars." For more information, visit: chumpcar.com

Columbia River Concours d'Elegance. Sunday, Aug. 3, 9:30 a.m., Fort Vancouver National Trust, Vancouver.

The 100-year anniversaries of Maserati and Dodge will be celebrated at the annual show on the lawns at Officers Row, just across the Columbia River from Portland. More than 100 classic vehicles in 40 classes are expected to be on display.

3rd Annual Kyron's Car Show. Sunday, Aug. 3, 10 a.m., Liberty High School, 21945 N.W. Wagon Way Hillsboro.

Car Show to benefit the Bring Kyron Home Foundation.

2nd Annual Gladstone Cultural Festival Car Show. Sunday, Aug. 3, 10 a.m., Downtown Gladstone.

Car show sponsored by Affordable Classics Inc., Gladtone-Oak Grove Rotary, Associated Fords of the 50's.

The Gathering Car and Bike Show. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 5 p.m., The Spot Tavern, 7225 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver, Washington.

Hosted by Multnomah Hot Rod Council and Northwest Lowriders, continues every Tuesday through August.

Burgerville Friday Night Cruise-In. Friday, Aug. 8, 5 p.m., Burgerville, Southeast 92nd and Powell, Portland.

Family-friendly cruise-in, live DJ, all makes and models welcome, continues every other Friday night until Sept. 19.

2014 Rockin' Round the Block Car Show. Saturday, Aug. 9, 8 a.m., Downtown Gresham.

Car show with trophies, dash plaques, music, vendor's row, kids activities, beer garden, more, to benefit Mt. Hood Community College Automotive Scholarship Program.

Stardust Diner 5th Annual Cruise-In. Sunday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m., Stardust Diner, 1110 S.E. 164th Ave., Vancouver, Washington.

Car and motorcycle event with gift certificates

The Gathering Car and Bike Show. Tuesday, Aug 12, 5 p.m., The Spot Tavern

7225 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver, Washington.

Hosted by Multnomah Hot Rod Council and Northwest Lowriders, continues every Tuesday through August.

2014 Banks Car Show. Saturday, Aug. 16, Downtown Banks.

This event features competition prizes, a barbecue, refreshments, and much more.

2nd Annual Rides for a Cure. Saturday, Aug. 16, 11 a.m., Jim Dandy Drive-In, 9692 N.E. Sandy Blvd., Portland.

Car show with raffles, music, food to benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Camp Ukandu.

NW Classic Fly-in & Cruise-In. Saturday, Aug. 16, 8 a.m., Scappoose Airport, 53835 Airport Rd., Scappoose.

Car and airplane show hosted by Northwest Antique Airplane Club and Hwy 30 Cruisers.

30th Annual Endless Summer Cruise-In. Saturday, Aug. 16, 9 a.m., Ron Wade's Collectible Museum, 1505 N.E. 78th St., Vancouver.

Car show with dash plaques, raffle, music to benefit the Ray Hickey Hospice House and Randall Children's Hospital.

The Gathering Car and Bike Show., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 5 p.m., The Spot Tavern, 7225 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver, Washington.

Hosted by Multnomah Hot Rod Council and Northwest Lowriders, continues every Tuesday through August.

Burgerville Friday Night Cruise-In. Friday, Aug. 22, 5 p.m., Burgerville, Southeast 92nd and Powell, Portland.

Family-friendly cruise-in, live DJ, all makes and models welcome, continues every other Friday night until Sept. 19.

The Gathering Car and Bike Show., Tuesday, Aug. 26, 5 p.m., The Spot Tavern, 7225 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver, Washington.

Hosted by Multnomah Hot Rod Council and Northwest Lowriders, continues every Tuesday through August.

All British Field Meet and Columbia River Classic. Saturday, Aug. 30 - Sunday, Aug. 31, 9 a.m. both days, Portland International Raceway, 1940 N. Victory Blvd., Portland.

Three events over one weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, the Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts will stage their annual Columbia River Classic races on the PIR track. On Saturday, hundreds of British cars, both old and new, will be on display in the south parking area. And the All-British Swap Meet will take there on Sunday. For more information, visit: sovernracing.org