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"5th Annual Cruise to Historic Downtown Oregon City"
by Mike Sims
      Trick Ďn Racy Cars in conjunction with Main Street Oregon City produced the 5th annual car show on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Show cars were parked on Main Street and adjacent side streets and in parking lots with permission of the property owners.
      The event was very successful; this was the largest car show to date, with approximately 400 show cars attending. Many of the downtown businesses participated in the show. A poker walk was held that involved 22 downtown businesses. There were vendor booths and raffles to encourage participation of car owners and spectators in the event. Downtown merchants reported a banner day of visits and sales from the car show. Restaurants and taverns had numerous customers all day and into the evening. Some businesses, such as the Ice House, had special after show events.
      In order to have a more accurate count of spectators at the car show, monitors at each end of Main Street (7th and 10th) using click counters counted a total of 3,504 persons entering the car show area at those entry points. Plus a total of 2,973 persons used the elevator. An additional 600 to 800 people came in the show cars. Therefore, somewhere near 5,000 people attended the car show.
      Of the approximately 400 cars attending the show, 117 of the registered cars came from Oregon City. Twenty cars came from Washington, with the car that came the longest distance from Yakima.
      Major sponsors included Busch Furniture and Stein Oil/Red Barn Car Wash. Oregon City News served as media sponsor. Clackamas Auto Parts and Latus Motors were additional sponsors. Fifty Oregon City area businesses sponsored trophies for the event. Other Oregon City businesses provided items to be used as raffle prizes.
      Twenty-nine Trick 'n Racy Club members participated in putting on the show including registration, parking, raffles, judging, and all the other things that must be done to have a successful show.
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"2nd Annual Ingram Cruise"
      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 1980ís. 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 wasnít 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 1950ís 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 Ingramís 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 Ingramís 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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