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"2013 Cruise to Downtown Oregon City"
by Mike Sims
      The 4th Annual Cruise to Historic Downtown Oregon City was held on Saturday, September 14, 2013. Show cars were parked on Main Street from 7th Street to 10th Street and on 8th Street and 9th Street. Show cars were also parked in parking lots along Main Street as coordinated with downtown businesses. Despite the smaller area available for the show due to the re-opening of the Oregon City bridge, the number of show cars entered was only slightly smaller than in 2012.

      The 2013 Downtown Oregon City car show was a great success. A total of 285 show cars were registered for the event. Another 12 show cars were for exhibit only. An estimated 8000 plus spectators attended the event. 2,196 people rode the elevator on show day. Twenty downtown businesses participated in the “poker walk” whereby car show participants visited each business to draw a card for a poker hand. Downtown merchants reported a stellar day of sales from car show participants and spectators. Restaurants and taverns had numerous customers all day and into the evening. Some businesses, such as the Ice House, had special “after show” events that continued the festivities into the evening.

      Partly due to the exceptional weather and also due to the extensive advertising, an estimated 8,000 people attended the car show. Show cars came from as far away as Sparks, Nevada. Of the 285 show cars registered, 89 came from Oregon City. The majority from outside Oregon City came from Milwaukie and Portland. However, more than ten cars came from Washington and more than twenty cars came from outside the Portland Metro area, as far away as Redmond, Aumsville and Pacific City, Oregon.

We look forward to similar success at the next show on September 13, 2014.
"Dick & Donna Ingram" by Sylvia & Jim Estes
      Our club recently lost two of its long time members, Dick and Donna Ingram. They have been part of our car club since the mid 1980’s. They were also long time members of the Oregon City community. Dick was a Firefighter, Fire Chief, and Fire Marshall while Donna worked for Oak Grove Fire Department in their office as well as a number of other jobs during her life. They were very active in the community whether it was church or clubs they took great pride in whatever they were involved in.
      Dicks love for cars had them belonging to several car related clubs and activities. Speed Merchants, Multnomah Hot Rod Council, Northwest Truck Club, and Trick N Racy Car Club. They both held many offices during their years as members of these clubs, President, Vice President, Treasurer, Board of Directors, Editor of the Skidmarks, and many a car cruise would not have happened if it wasn’t for their involvement.
      Dick had a huge collection of car memorabilia and really enjoyed the buying and selling of vehicles. From a stub nosed semi to the pie wagon he owned muscle cars, pick- ups, 40 chevys, T-Buckets, and many more in between. And not to leave Donna out the dream car that she finally purchased was a Starlight Studebaker Coupe. They even owned a service station in the 1950’s in Lake Oswego.
      Donna loved to golf and enjoyed teaming up with her sister for many fun filled hours on the golf courses in the area. She was a very creative person and enjoyed many crafts. Her favorite challenge however, was probably raising their 4 children whom she was very proud of. Traveling was another hobby that the Ingram’s enjoyed. They had many trips across the US during their 58 years of marriage. Their last trip was a journey to Florida to see two of their sons. Their travels began with tent camping and moved to travel trailers and finally motor homes. They made hunting trips, family trips, and trips with friends whose memories of wonderful times will never fade. The Ingram’s were really one of a kind type of people who will be very missed in our club as well as the community they lived in.
"TNRC 2012 Christmas Giving!"
by Sylvia Estes
      Trick N Racy Cars Club members met at Walmart for a shopping spree on Sunday December 9. We had 12 Club members shopping for our adopted seniors, a family, plus items to be contributed to the Fill A Stocking project. We continue to help our community during this Christmas season. After the shopping we all met at Olive Garden Restuarant for a great meal and some lively conversation.
      The Friday before Christmas 9 Club members met at the Warner's for the wrapping of the gifts. It was a small crowd, but we managed to get all the wrapping accomplished with time left over for goodies and some Christmas Cheer.
      Saturday the 22nd we met back at the Warner's in the morning to deliver all our gifts. We had 12 Club members making deliveries to our family and the homes of 17 seniors. It is a very worthwhile project that we have been doing since the beginning of the club. Our deliveries to some of the seniors are the only Christmas they have, and they not only look forward to our visit, but remember us from year to year. This is an event our car club is very proud of.
      In addition, Trick 'N Racy Cars donated $2300 to local charities in 2012.
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