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The event will be held Aug. 28 at George Rogers Park and Sundeleaf Plaza in Lake Oswego

COURTESY PHOTO - Vintage cars will be available to check out during the Oswego Heritage Council event.

Vintage car and boat aficionados — as well as novices and those with a casual interest — may consider checking out the Oswego Heritage Council's Collector Car and Classic Boat Show.

The event will showcase cars from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28 at George Rogers Park and boats at Sundeleaf Plaza during the same timeframe. The car award presentation will begin at 2 p.m. and the boat presentation will commence at 2:30 p.m.

Erika Bauer, the council's executive director, expects there to be about 200 cars and 15 boats this year, adding that they're dusting off the cobwebs from two years of not holding the event due to the pandemic. She described the show at the second largest event in Lake Oswego behind the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts.

"It's a wonderful opportunity for people to get out. It's a unique community event," Bauer said.

COURTESY PHOTO - Community members can peruse vintage boats at Sundeleaf Plaza.

One special component of the event, Bauer said, is that people are able to ask questions of car and boat owners. She added that the cars typically span much of the course of motor vehicle history — starting around the 1930s, through the '80s and closer to the present.

"It's not a large show. It's more intimate and people can really ask questions and have a chance to take a good look at the cars and boats," she said, later adding: "You have more modern cars and you have really old vintage ones from the past. The boats are pretty much all vintage wooden boats."

Further, the Lake Oswego Lions Club will offer pancakes and sausages in the morning while hamburgers will be available in the afternoon.

Proceeds from the event go toward the Oswego Heritage House and Museum, which strives to preserve and highlight local history. However, while registering a car costs money, attending the event will not.

"The money goes to supporting our museum here and the archives. We also host Chautauqua talks throughout the year. All of those things are free to the public," Bauer said.

For more information, visit www.oswegoheritage.org/car-boat-show-1.


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