5 Reasons Why You Don’t Have to Be a Car or Boat Buff to Enjoy Oswego Heritage Council’s Collector Car & Classic Boat Show

car show 4Car and boat buffs have lots to look forward to in Lake Oswego this weekend.

The Oswego Heritage Council is hosting its 16th annual Collector Car & Classic Boat Show August 22-23 at three venues in Lake Oswego: George Rogers Park, Foothills Park Marina and the Lake Oswego Corporation docks on Lakewood Bay. Cars and boats will be on display Sunday, August 23 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

But you don’t have to be a car or boat nut to enjoy this show. There’s more to take in than just your reflection off the side of a shiny 1971 Mercedes Benz 280SE. Just look.

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Wouldn’t you love to know the story behind this classic?

1. Stories. One thing boat and car lovers love to do is talk about their cars and boats. Whether it’s where they originally found their classic 1965 Ford Mustang or how many hours it took them to restore the mahogany deck on their 1961 Cruiser, you’ll find storytellers looking for an audience.

2. History. The PT Boat 658, which is the only World War II PT boat still seaworthy, will be on display at the Foothills Park marina along with amphibious military vehicles. It arrives Saturday, August 22,  at 10:00 a.m.

Every car and boat at Oswego Heritage Council's Collector Car & Classic Boat Show comes with a story, including this lilac Morris Minor.

Every car and boat at Oswego Heritage Council’s Collector Car & Classic Boat Show comes with a story, including this lilac Morris Minor.

3. Trivia. Last year there was a lilac Morris Minor, one of my favorite oldies. It was part of a special collection to celebrate the production of a million Morris Minors. Why lilac? Seems the paint technicians couldn’t guarantee the preferred color of metallic gold or silver to last beyond six months. That left a committee staring at shades of lime-green, pink, yellow, orange and lilac. All they could agree on was it shouldn’t be orange (obviously not a Beaver fan in the bunch) and that one of their members, Jack Field, should choose the color. Lilac it was…and still is to this day.

4. Vintage Water Show. Those gracious water skiers in their retro polka dot attire will return along with some comic relief. The show will be start at 1:00 p.m. on Lakewood Bay.

5. Pancakes and hamburgers. In case you didn’t get your fill on the Fourth of July, you can grab some of the Lions Club’s infamous pancakes in George Rogers Park from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. before they start flipping burgers.

Lake Oswego has some classic homes for sale too. If you’re interested in taking a look, give me a call at 503.939.9801. I’d love to show you around.

About lovelakeoswego

I feel pretty lucky—I live where I work and I love where I live. As a Realtor in Lake Oswego, I get to share that enthusiasm with clients every day. Through this blog, with the help of my freelance writer wife, Genita, I’d like to share that enthusiasm with you. The quality of life you’ll find in Lake Oswego belies its size—there is so much to experience here from a fireworks show over the lake on the 4th of July to the Festival of the Arts--one of the premier arts events in the region. So please check in each week for another reason why I love Lake Oswego and who knows—maybe you’ll fall in love too! If you’re interested in experiencing Lake Oswego personally, please feel free to contact me either on my cell at (503) 939-9801, via email at kevin.costello@cascadehassonsir.com or check my website by clicking the link in the "Contact me" section in the right-hand column. I would love to show you around.
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