Thursday, July 8, 2010

Portland Historic Races: July 9—11 at Portland International Raceway

Lotus Cortina - Subcompact Culture

If you're a fan of vintage cars, racing, and live in the Portland, OR area, then be sure to check out The Portland Historic Races, held July 9–11 at Portland International Raceway. The featured marque will be Alfa Romeo, which is celebrating its 100 year anniversary.

The Historics are a great event—my favorite of the year—due to the wide variety of race cars both on the track and in the parking lot. In fact, there are more than 250 historic race cars at the event, as well as 700 collector cars and hot rods. So whether it's American muscle, European exotics, or something in between, if you're into cars, there will be something you'll like.

The event is a fundraiser for the Community Transitional School, a Portland-based organization that provides important educational services to children who are homeless or otherwise at risk of school failure.

The Portland Historic Races are produced and sanctioned by the Historic Motor Sports Association (HMSA). Established in 1977, HMSA specializes in race events with historic cars, emphasizing the preservation and proper use of historic race cars.

Discount tickets are available at Baxter Auto Parts, or for full price at the gate.

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