Cruisin' With the Cops showcases 240 entries, raises money for nonprofit groups

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Community members cruised with Gresham cops during the return of the annual car show.  Gresham went cruising with the cops for an event that was any gearhead's dream.

The second annual Cruisin' With the Cops Car Show brought 240 antiques, customs, vintage and classics, daily drivers, trucks, muscle cars, oddities, projects and everything in between Sunday, Sept. 11, to the former K-Mart parking lot, 440 N.W. Burnside Road.

The nonprofit car show, organized by the Gresham Police Officer's Association, raised money for Special Olympics Oregon and the Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation. Participants all got dashboard plaques and there were awards given to the best entries.

This year marked a lot of growth after the debut in 2021. There were 80 more cars on display, as well as more sponsor vendors and food carts for attendees to enjoy.

And the event had more than just the cars — there was music, food, games and meet-and-greet opportunities with local police officers.

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - Cruisin' With the Cops Car Show filled the former K-Mart parking lot with 240 entries Sunday, Sept. 11.

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - The Gresham Police Officers Association hosted a car show in support of nonprofit organizations.

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER KEIZUR - The car show had customs, vintage and classics, trucks, muscle cars, oddities, projects and everything in between.

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