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2022 Car Show Winners

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BREWERIES

AFTER THE CRUISE

WE'RE HOME TO AWARD WINNING CRAFT BEER BREWERIES

RESTAURANTS

NEED TO REFUEL AFTER THE CRUISE

CHOOSE FROM A VARIETY OF FARE AND LOCATIONS

SHOPPING

SEE SOMETHING YOU LIKED DURING THE CRUISE

BOOKS, CLOTHING, JEWELRY, MURALS AND MUCH MORE

Cruise the Gorge is ON! August 9-11, 2024

Kicking off with the “Neon Cruise” Friday evening, downtown The Dalles. It’s an “open” cruise, just like back in the day, so just show up and start showing off (NO burnouts however). It starts around 7pm and extends well into the night. This is the favorite part of the weekend for many of the locals, and the sidewalks up and down 2nd and 3rd streets fill up with appreciative and enthusiastic spectators. Several downtown businesses will be having special events during the cruise. You can also pre-register for the Saturday show at Burgerville on 3rd St. between 4 and 7 pm.

Then Saturday brings the “Show in the Shade” on the grass in beautiful SOROSIS PARK, 300E Scenic Dr. Registration opens at 10am, judging until 2pm, and the Parade of Champions awards ceremony beginning at 3pm. Goodie bags and dash plaques to the 1st 250 vehicles. $20 entry. 40+ awards, food and specialty vendors, oldies music and plenty of raffle prizes.

Then Saturday evening features the Eagles/Elks Cruise Nite from 5 to 7pm at the lodge, 2006 W 7th, The Dalles.

Finally, if you want one more chance to trophy, there’s the Dufur Classic Car Show, on Sunday in the Dufur Community Park, just 13 miles South of The Dalles, starting at 9am.

So, one day, two days or all three, how much fun do you want to have?

Rob Baker
President, Mid-Columbia Car Club

CRUISE THE GORGE 2024 VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES

We’re always looking for quality vendors to take part in Oregon’s premier small-town car event, and we’d like you to consider putting the event on your schedule this year. Cruise the Gorge was launched 31 years ago by members of the Mid-Columbia Car Club. It has grown from a modest one-day car show to an exciting weekend-long celebration of the automobile. The main event is the “Show in the Shade” in Sorosis Park on Saturday. 300+ cars on the grass and thousands of spectators make for a full day of fun.

The “Neon Cruise” Friday evening also provides vendor opportunities via local downtown businesses.

Call 541-993-3540 or email midcolumbiacarclub@gmail.com for additional information and registration forms.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

 

The Club

The Mid-Columbia Car Club has over 100 member families from The Dalles and surrounding areas. The club provides a way for members to share and enjoy their love of the automobile, to cruise and socialize with one another in the beautiful area called the Columbia River Gorge.

Meetings

Are the third Tuesday of each month at Spooky’s Pizza in The Dalles (click for map). The meetings include a “social hour” at 5pm, with the business meeting following at 6pm. Dues are $20 per year for a digital version of the newsletter, or $25 for a print version. To join, simply print and complete the attached membership form (Click here to download form), and mail it along with a $20 or $25 check to: Mid-Columbia Car Club, PO Box 327, The Dalles, OR 97058.

The CRUISER

The CRUISER, the official newsletter of the Mid-Columbia Car Club, is published monthly by Editor Roberta Wymore-Hulit and mailed to the members. It includes a calendar of events, meeting minutes, a note from the Prez, flashback to the past, tech tips, classified ads and various other articles of interest. The editors are always looking for material, so everyone is encouraged to contribute.

Members also get regular email reminders of upcoming events.