The Beaches Cruise-in at Portland International Raceway

Want to do something really fun this summer? We do. It’s only March, yet the count-down to the 2012 Beaches Cruise-in at Portland International Raceway has already begun at West Coast Auto Enthusiasts. If you love cars like we love cars, this is a great local event for enthusiasts you don’t want to miss.

It started out at the Beaches Restaurant in Vancouver, WA back in 1995 and was limited to hot rods older than 1973. A second show was started that included Corvettes, bikes, Vipers, Ferrari’s and exotics. The parking lot quickly became too small to hold all the cars and people and was moved to Pearson Airpark. They were only allowed one night, so the shows combined. The show continued to grow in popularity and had to move to Portland International Raceway in 2000.

Today it’s one of the biggest weekly Cruise-in’s on the West Coast with 600 to 1000 cars and several hundred motorcycles that show up each week on Wednesday. The endless rows of cool cars are exciting as it is, but there’s also drag racing, live bands, DJ’s and great food to top it off. General admission is only $8 and, if you bring a car, its only $5. We always feel great about taking the whole dealership out to the Beaches Cruise-in as all proceeds go to charities that help kids.  We’ll definitely be talking about it more closer to summer.

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~ by WestCoastAutoEnthusiasts on March 24, 2012.

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