See eye-popping autos July 15 at nation's 'best' classic car show
The name is French and some of the most stunning cars on display will be Italian, but the Forest Grove Concours d'Elegance has become a distinctly Pacific Northwest tradition.
The 2018 event, to be held Sunday, July 15, will feature more than 300 classic, sport and custom cars, drawing thousands of visitors to the campus of Pacific University, just west of Portland.
Produced since 1974 by the Rotary Club of Forest Grove, the show is the largest and longest-running Concours d'Elegance in the Pacific Northwest. With vehicles competing in 50 judged classes, it's now considered one of the premier classic car shows on the West Coast. In addition to jaw-dropping cars, the 2018 show will feature live music by Portland jazz legend Darrell Grant and his All 4 Naught Trio. We've expanded food options this year, bringing in some local food trucks as well as craft beer from Ridgewalker Brewing Co. And those who want to take home a taste of the Willamette Valley can pick up a bottle (or case) of 2018 Concours Cuvee.
The event is the Rotary Club of Forest Grove's largest annual fundraiser, allowing the club to donate more than $1 million to the community over the past four decades.
It all adds up to an afternoon of celebrating automotive excellence, while supporting a good cause at a family-friendly event at what noted car enthusiast Keith Martin has called "the best venue ever for a collector car show."
Tim Pearson is a member of the Rotary Club of Forest Grove and chair of the 2018 Concours Committee. Learn more and order tickets at forestgroveconcours.org.