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Cascade Pacific Plymouth Club Cruise-In to showcase antique cars, raise funds for Clackamas Community College scholarships

A popular antique car show — free to all families who wish to be spectators — is popping up at a new time and place in Oregon City this spring, with car entrant fees again benefiting Clackamas Community College.

COUTESY PHOTO - Mike and Donna Bade, Cascade Pacific Plymouth Club members, own a 1933 Plymouth coupe and a 1935 Plymouth convertible.Cascade Pacific Plymouth Club (CPPC) will host its "Cruise-In Down by the Riverside" event June 15 in Clackamette Park, showing their cars and raising funds for scholarships at CCC.

CPPC is taking over the venue formerly occupied by the popular "Orphan Car Show," the event hosted by Studebaker Drivers Club-NW. As a result, the CPPC will no longer hold its mid-August event on the CCC campus in Oregon City, and is retiring the name "Hot Dog-Ust Day," the name used by a popular local annual car show for 12 years. Orphan cars refer to makes that have been discontinued, often by companies that made amazing cars but failed to turn a profit.

A 1963 Avanti is seen at last years Orphan Car Show hosted by Studebaker Drivers Club-NW.Robin Will, editor of the Cascade Pacific Plymouth Club's newsletter, said this event will again raise money for the club's scholarship fund at Clackamas Community College, an annual tradition since 2015. Last year the club presented $6,750 to CCC for scholarships so students can take the college's auto-technology program, up from $6,000 in 2017.

"The club wants to encourage young people in the old-car hobby, and keep auto technologists in the pipeline for the future," Will said.

As usual, CPPC's annual show will feature awards, dash plaques and goodie bags for the first 100 cars, plus raffles all day and a 50-50 drawing. All cars are welcome. There will be food vendors at the event.

The gates open at 9 a.m. in Clackamette Park, and the awards ceremony will start at 2 p.m. Entrants may register in advance and reserve a T-shirt at CascadePacificPlymouth.org.

Cruise on down

What: Cascade Pacific Plymouth Club's "Cruise-In Down by the Riverside" raising funds for scholarships at Clackamas Community College

When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 15

Where: Clackamette Park in Oregon City

Cost: Free to spectators, $20 per car, $10 T-shirts

Register: CascadePacificPlymouth.org