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Posted by Madi Hantho on Friday, 30 May 2014 in Community

Fort Vancouver Presents Fifth Annual Columbia River Concours d’Elegance

The Fort Vancouver National Trust will be presenting the 2014 Columbia River Concours d’Elegance, Sunday, August 3, 2014 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 the automobile enthusiasts from around the state or around the country.

Over 100 classic cars restored to showroom polish will be on display on the grounds of Officers Row. “The Concours is not a speed event, but one of elegance and excellence,” said Columbia River Concours founder Keith Ansell, “Vehicles are judged for their historical accuracy, their technical merit, elegance, and style. The best receive the recognition and awards they deserve.”

Awards for Best in Show, Best in Class, and Second and Third in Class will be presented. The Senior or Special Judge may also give “Specialty Awards” for cars of unusual merit. 

Vehicles may be entered in forty classes representing virtually all the classic and collectable marques. Each celebrating their 100th anniversary, the 2014 show will feature Maserati and Dodge in addition to other famous names such as Jaguar, Bentley, Ferrari, Mercedes Benz, Alpha Romeo, Austin Healey, MG, Porsche, Triumph, Cadillac, Corvette, Lincoln, Morgan, and a host of others. Two classes also include Commercial Vehicles, Motorcycles, Scooters and Boats.

Hours of the event are 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, August 3,2014. The award ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m. Admission is $12 in advance and $15 on the day of the event. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at columbiariverconcours.com/tickets.

A classic car tour will be held on Saturday, August 2, 2014 for those entering their cars in the August 3event. The tour begins in front of Pearson Air Museum, continues along scenic back roads of Clark County, and ends in a luncheon at the Artillery Barracks building. The tour is $60 for one vehicle and two passengers.

For more information about the event, sponsorship opportunities, pre-purchasing tickets, and entering a vehicle in the Columbia River Concours d’Elegance, visit columbiariverconcours.com or call the Trust at 360-992-1804.

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