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Sunday, August 7, 2016

The Fort Vancouver National Trust presents the Columbia River Concours d’Elégance, the first Sunday in August, along Officers Row on the grounds of historic Fort Vancouver in Vancouver, Washington. The venue is just across the river from Portland, Oregon, making the event easily accessible for automobile and motorcycle enthusiasts from around the state or around the country.

Over 150 classic cars and motorcycles will be on display on the grounds of Officers Row. More than a car show, the Concours is like an outdoor museum that showcases vehicles whose historical accuracy is as important as their exceptional condition. Each represents a piece of history that owners have lovingly preserved or restored using skill, research, and exceptional dedication.

Awards for Best of Show and Class Winner in each of dozens of classes will be presented, along with several special awards such as Founders’ Choice and Mayor’s Choice.

Vehicles may be entered in one of numerous classes representing virtually all the classic and collectable marques including famous names such as Jaguar, Bentley, Ferrari, Mercedes Benz, Alfa Romeo, Austin-Healey, MG, Porsche, Triumph, Cadillac, Corvette, Lincoln, Morgan, and a host of others. There are also classes for race cars and commercial vehicles, all of which means something for everyone with an interest in vintage and classic cars and motorcycles.

There is no charge to enter a qualifying car or motorcycle.

Hours of the event are 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The awards ceremony will begin at 2:00 p.m. Spectator admission is $10 in advance and $12 on the day of the event. There is no charge for children 12 and under who are accompanied by a paying adult.