Camas gets classic this weekend

Annual car show expected to draw thousands to city’s downtown streets on Saturday

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(Photo courtesy of the Downtown Camas Association) Visitors to downtown Camas admire classic vehicles on Northeast Fourth Avenue during the 2018 Camas Car Show. This year’s show, the 14th annual, will run from 3 to 8 p.m., Saturday, June 29.

Downtown Camas will be filled with classic vehicles, music and thousands of visitors this Saturday, as the annual Camas Car Show returns for its 14th year.

Hosted by the Downtown Camas Association (DCA), the annual classic car show will run from 3 to 8 p.m., Saturday, June 29, on the streets of historic downtown Camas.

It is free to wander around the event, but costs $15 to register a vehicle in the show (with no pre-registration required). Proceeds from the show will benefit the Camas-Washougal Treasure House Food Bank. Bring two cans of food to donate, and receive a free raffle ticket.

This year’s event features live music by Bluez Cruizer, dance performances by Virtuosity Performing Arts Studio, a children’s coloring contest, balloon art by Joe Mishkin, as well as various raffles and food vendors.

Camas Mayor Shannon Turk will present a “Best in Show” award and that vehicle will be featured on the 2020 car show advertising. The 2018 “Best in Show” award went to Marc Luce for his 1936 Ford Cabriolet.

Other awards include the People’s Choice and a variety of “Sponsors’ Picks” by event sponsors, including iQ Credit Union, Country Financial–Courtney Wilkinson, Carla Edwards, Realtor, Excavator Rental Services (ERS), Birch Street Uptown Lounge, Prune Hill Realty, Schlecht Construction and the city of Camas.

“We love what this event brings to downtown Camas — classic and custom cars that come every year and lots of new cars for people to experience and admire,” Carrie Schulstad, executive director of the DCA, stated in a press release. “We have fun things for the kids as well, so there’s something for all.”

Schulstad said the event will start a bit earlier this year, at 3 p.m. with cars entering the car show area at noon, due to its popularity — in 2016 there were 5,000 visitors to the classic car show and the event has been growing each year.

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