Annual summer car show offers hundreds of classics and custom rides Sunday, July 15

The Forest Grove Concours d'Elegance — the largest classic car show in the region — will return to Forest Grove this Sunday, July 15.

More than 300 cars, ranging from mid-century classics, to beloved muscle cars, sports cars and custom rides will be on display at Pacific University, 2043 College Way in Forest Grove.

Concours d'Elegance is put on each year by the Rotary Club of Forest Grove. This year's event is sponsored by BMW Portland.

Vehicle owners will compete in 50 judged classes, with the 2018 event highlighting the Alfa Romeo — an Italian classic.

A 1931 Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Monza will grace the show this year, the same car driven to victory by Tazio Nuvloari and the 1933 Mille Miglia.

"The biggest difference between this show and all the other shows I go to is that at this show, just about every entrant has a personal story connected to their car," said Donald Osborne, an editor-at-large for Sports Car Market magazine who appraises and consults on classic and exotic cars across the United States and Europe. "The passion and the direct connection between the people and their cars is just alive at this show. It's something that people absolutely feed on. It's amazing."

Two men from Scappoose, David Archerd and Walter Tabrum, will also have entries in the show.

Archerd plans to show a 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, while Tabrum will be showing off a 1960 Mercedes-Benz 220SE.

This year's event will offer expanded food options, a beautiful, tree-shaded campus for display and craft beer from Ridgewalker Brewing Co.

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