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Event organized by Route 26 Cruisers offers family fun, activities and variety of vehicles

COURTESY PHOTO - The 14th annual Old Time Cruise to Estacada is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Timber Park, 30878 N.W. Evergreen Way.

The annual Old Time Cruise to Estacada will soon roll around for its 14th year.

The event is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Timber Park, 30878 N.W. Evergreen Way, and will feature more than 20 categories for vehicles to enter.

"Bring out your cars, trucks and motorcycles and enjoy the day," said Nancy Horton, a member of the Route 26 Cruisers and one of the cruise-in's organizers. "Everyone seems to have a good time. That's what it's all about."

Categories include decades cars, from 1929 and before to 2000 and newer, custom, under construction, sports cars, muscle cars, imports, rat rocs, stock motorcycles, custom motorcycles and more. First and second place will be awarded in each category.

Along with cars to admire, the day will also include an engine blow, during which all of the oil and water is removed from the engine, and participants bet to see how long it will run.

There will also be a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. Vendors will include Trails End Kettle Korn, The Weiner Wagon, Farmers Insurance and Whitney Signs. The Estacada High School RIOT Cheer and Dance Team will be selling cotton candy and snow cones and the Estacada High School Wrestling Team will offer pepperoni sticks and ice cream.

Admission for spectators is free. Registration fee for those who wish to participate in the show is $15 per vehicle. Those interested can pre-register at or sign up at the event.

Proceeds from the show benefit the Estacada Area Food Bank, and those who bring a canned food item will receive a free raffle ticket.

Last year, the gathering collected $3,100 and 170 pounds of food for the food bank.

"The idea is to include the community and make it a fun community event," Horton said.

The Route 26 Cruisers have more than 100 members in Oregon, Washington and Nevada. Along with the annual car show in Estacada, they also fundraise for the Sandy Community Action Center, the Sandy Kiwanis and Mt. Hood Hospice. They also award a $2,000 scholarship for students in the auto program at Mt. Hood Community College.

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