Every year, the Oswego Heritage Council proudly presents the Annual Collector Car & Classic Boat Show. What started out as a handful of local classic cars on display in Millennium Plaza has expanded to a huge show with cars and boats from all over the area. The show now draws thousands of people over two days and has expanded from one park to three Lake Oswego venues, with free shuttles provided between the venues.
As always, there is no cost for admission to any of the event’s locations. This is the only show in the tri-county area that combines collector cars and classic boats.
At George Rogers Park, we showcase collector cars spanning an array of makes, models, and decades. Cars are driven onto the field in the morning on August 27th for public display from 9:00am to 3:00pm with the awards ceremony for the Car Show beginning at 2:00pm. The Lake Oswego Lions Club will put on their pancake breakfast at 7:30am, and lunch starting at 11:00am.
Sundeleaf Plaza is our venue for beautiful and rare classic boats docked for up-close viewing. These watercraft represent years of floating style and elegance. With up to 40 boats on display, each one represents an example of the ﬁnest and most complete classic boat presentations the region has to offer, many of which as wooden masterpieces.
In Foothills Park, we display unique land and sea classics, many of which are seldom accessible for close-up public viewing. The world’s only operating PT Boat will be on display and open for on-board tours from its arrival at 10:00am, August 26th to Sunday afternoon the next day. Military and civilian vehicles will be on display both days as well as a display from the Lake Oswego Veterans Memorial Organization.
What makes our show exceptional is it’s not a strictly judged show, but rather a fun and unique event for families and enthusiasts who come from throughout the region to attend. All proceeds beneﬁt Oswego Heritage Council, which is Lake Oswego’s museum dedicated to the preservation of local history, and supports OHC community events and educational programs.
Austin-Healey…Our Featured Car Show Marque for 2017
A few years ago, we started selecting a feature vehicle to headline the Car Show event. Last year, we selected the Porsche 356, and had a wonderful turnout. For the 18th Annual Collector Car and Boat Show, we are proud to make this the year of Austin-Healey.
Austin-Healey sports cars were built from 1952 until 1971 in a joint venture between the Austin division of the British Motor Corporation and the Donald Healey Motor Company. Models such as the Austin-Healey 3000 and the Austin-Healey Sprite have become some of the most quintessential examples of classic British sports cars. We are very excited to present many examples of Austin-Healey as our feature car for 2017.
Dr. Quinton-Cox Memorial Poker Run Car Tour around Lake Oswego
This year, we are excited to introduce a special event for Lake Oswego’s 2017 Collector Car and Classic Boat Show, the Dr. Quinton-Cox Memorial Poker Run Car Tour in support of scholarships from the Dr. Quinton-Cox Memorial and the Lake Oswego Veterans Memorial fund. Presented by Oswego Heritage Council and Museum, this car tour will take participants to five historic locations around Lake Oswego.
The tour starts at Foothills Park with participants departing at 30 second intervals between 11:00am and 12:00pm, on Saturday, August 26th, and will wrap up by 2:00pm back at Foothills Park where a barbecue lunch for participants will be served.
How does a Poker Run work? Every participant receives 2 playing cards at the tour’s beginning with a $5 donation buy-in (additional cards are available for an increased donation). At each of the tour’s stopping points, participants acquire additional playing cards at a cost of a dollar each. Buy as many as you like at any of the stops to build your best 5 card poker hand! At the end of the tour, prize baskets will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Poker winners with each basket having at least $100 in prizes. Additional recognition will also be given for the Farthest Traveled, Most Unique Co-pilot, and Most Unique Vehicle.