The Oregon Festival of Cars in Bend is a great event enjoyed by many club members over the years. You can participate in the whole weekend or just come out for the Saturday car show, September 15.
Below is some information from the organizers on the new location and other details:
We are totally excited for this year’s new Festival site, the Deschutes Historical Museum, and we think it’s going to be fantastic! The atmosphere is going to be reminiscent of the Forest Grove Concours. The Museum is a beautiful old stone building that sits on impressive grounds of lawn and mature trees. A two-block walk gets you into downtown Bend with coffee, food, shopping, and beer options galore. The Dan Balmer Trio, a staple of the Oregon Festival of Cars, will again be there for your listening pleasure. To date, Chubb Insurance, Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo, German Master Tech and Avant-Garde Collection have agreed to sponsor this fun-filled event.
Our space is going to be limited, but we are looking into closing down Idaho street, which faces the front of the Museum, giving more room to spread our cars out. We are estimating 50 cars on the grass, with first-registered getting the allocation. We are about 2/3 there, so if you want to get on the grass, you better hurry up and register.
The format will stay much the same as we are used to. The weekend starts Friday morning at Ron Tonkin Gran Turismo in Wilsonville, and a fun drive over to Bend. The destination is the traditional Beer Wash at Mount Bachelor Village Resort. Friday evening registration will be held at Bistro 28, the sister restaurant to my personal Bend fave, Zydeco Kitchen. Bistro 28 is located in the Athletic Club of Bend, which is walking distance from Bachelor Village Resort. The affair is a totally no-host, a la carte evening. You can drop in to pick up your registration, have a drink at the bar, and have dinner at the restaurant. It’s a busy place, so dinner reservations are recommended (541-728-0065), but not necessary, as we will have space allocated for the evening. Tip to the wise — make sure you start with the shrimp, and you’ll be licking the sauce off the plate! Or if you prefer you can pick another great restaurant in Bend to dine.
Our host hotel is Mount Bachelor Village Resort, which again offers us special pricing for staying there.
The big show is Saturday, followed by the Festival Banquet, this time at Mount Bachelor Village Resort. It will be a more relaxed affair, but with the same after-dinner banter as we are all accustomed to. It wouldn’t be the Festival without the Sunday Dash. Tim and Kim Morris of German Master Tech, will again be putting together a wonderful Sunday Dash and lunch.
We have separate entries for the Show, Banquet and Dash. That way, you can pick and choose what you want to do.
For all the detials and registration information go to the Festival website: Festival of Cars