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Dr. Quinton-Cox Memorial Car Tour raises funds for scholarships, honors two Lake Oswego residents.

COURTESY PHOTO: PHILIP QUINTON-COX - The car tour will begin at the downtown Safeway. Pictured here is a photo from the 2019 car tour.

This story has been updated from its original version.

The community will see many cars convene in a Safeway parking lot next week, and it will be for more than just a show.

People will encounter the Dr. Quinton-Cox Memorial Car Tour at the downtown Safeway, located at 401 A Ave., on Saturday, Sept. 18. The tour will begin in the parking lot at 10 a.m. and end at noon in West Linn at Tumwater Vineyard, 375 Barrel House Way.

To join the car tour, a $25 donation is required. Proceeds will go toward the Dr. Quinton-Cox Memorial Dental scholarship Fund, which benefits dental students. People can receive a W-9 form for tax purposes when they donate $100 or more.

"My dad was an anatomy professor up at OHSU School of Dentistry," said Philip Quinton-Cox, co-chair of the car tour, adding that the scholarship fund was created in his father's memory.

The Lake Oswego Collector Car and Classic Boat Show Steering Committee requested they start a car tour in association with the car and boat show.

"We were able to get that started four years ago," Quinton-Cox said.

Each year, the car tour honors one main individual and a secondary individual. Quinton-Cox said the featured honoree this year is Bill Warner, who started the Lake Oswego Collector Car and Classic Boat Show. They will also honor Bill Klausman, who helped found Mt. Hood Corvettes.COURTESY PHOTO: PHILIP QUINTON-COX - People can register any type of car to join the car tour.

Quinton-Cox said that in the past, the car tour honored deceased people, though a few years ago they changed it to individuals who are living. One of the previous honorees was John Baines, who started the Lake Oswego Collector Car and Classic Boat Show with Warner and died from cancer shortly after he was honored.

"So it was really, really prudent in terms of that," Quinton-Cox said.

Warner is a longtime Lake Oswego resident and has volunteered in the community in many different ways.

"In the late 1990s they (Bill Warner and his wife Barbara) played a key role in acquiring the Oswego Heritage house and in starting the Oswego Heritage Council. Later, in 2000, Bill played a founding role in establishing the LO Car show to support the Heritage Council," said Rick Warner, co-chair of the car tour, in a write-up about his father. "This was especially meaningful to Bill since it not only raised awareness and money for one his favorite organizations, but it involved one of his favorite forms of art, the automobile."

Klausman joined the NW Corvette Association in 1984, and was both a car enthusiast and collector.

Klausman "has had as many as 10 cars in his garages. Including two Corvettes, two Mercedes, MGs, Jeeps and a 1963 Buick Riviera," read car tour co-chair Stephen Attinasi's write-up on Klausman. "He is always seeking the next car to add to his collection."

People are encouraged to pre-register their cars before the day of the event. Cars do not have to be classic or a specific type in order to join the tour. COURTESY PHOTO: PHILIP QUINTON-COX - From left to right: Philip Quinton Cox, John Baines, Rick Warner and Tom O'Connor during the 2020 car tour.

Once the cars leave Safeway, they will hit four or five historic locations around Lake Oswego. Once they pass the Oswego Heritage House, they will travel along Iron Mountain Boulevard and on toward the Lake Oswego Municipal Golf Course before heading to Stafford Road and, eventually, the winery.

There will be a number of awards and gifts to give participants. Participants will also receive bagged lunches from Safeway and Zupan's. Tumwater will offer wine tastings to participants at their facility.

If people want to see the cars, Quinton-Cox said the best viewing area would be at Safeway between 9 and 10 a.m. before the cars set out on their route.

"We try to have a short and sweet car tour," he said.

For more information and to sign up, click here: quinton-coxcartour.bosonhub.com/.


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