Annual car show to raise funds for Clackamas Community College
For the fourth year in a row, the Cascade Pacific Plymouth Club is raising scholarship funds for college students at its Hot Dog-Ust Day Cruise-In and Car Show.
The Clackamas-based car club has been holding their show with the corny name since 2005. Recently the event moved to the Oregon City campus of Clackamas Community College.
In 2015, Cascade Pacific Plymouth Club members got serious about raising funds for scholarships for students studying in CCC's Auto Service Technology Department. Club members raised $1,500 for the CCC automotive program and managed to donate $300 to the cross-country team that came out to help cook hot dogs and park cars. In 2017, those numbers were $6,000 and $650, respectively.
Nearly 90 cars entered last year's event, which was up from the 65 cars that braved 2016's 102-degree heat. Organizers say this event is a good way to have some fun, see cars you might not usually see, and keep technologists in the pipeline for the future of the old-car hobby. Community support has been remarkable, said club member Robin Will.
"Trophy sponsorships were so popular the club was forced to set a limit, or the awards ceremony would have gone on until dark," Will said. "Something similar happened with raffle donations. One of the club members determined they needed to draw a ticket every five minutes to give everything away. In addition, local businesses have written big checks directly to the Cascade Pacific Plymouth Club scholarship fund at Clackamas Community College."
All cars are welcome at this year's Aug. 11 event. Gates open at 8 a.m. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is $25 per car, and the driver gets a free hot-dog lunch. Visitors and spectators are always free. There will be goodie bags for the first 100 cars.
Register and pay online — and order a T-shirt — at CascadePacificPlymouth.org.