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61st Portland Roadster Show

"The Tradition Continues"




2017 ISCA Portland Roadster Show Results 

The 61st Portland Roadster Show is in the books!  It was another great show, and attendance was on par with last year.

Dave Kindig from Kindig It Designs was a big hit once again, and the Resurrected Rust Garage while controversial to some, was one of the biggest draws and through their efforts, donated over $1400 to the Children's Cancer Association.  They also hosted the Wagon event in their booth and the kids were able to climb on their cars and escape the issues of battling a life threatening disease.

 The award ceremony was broken up into two evenings, with the High School Challenged and Hall of Fame inductions done on Saturday evening.  The 1968 Shelby Mustang owned by Jerry Logan and called the "Logan Edition Shelby", and the 29 Ford Model A Pickup called "The Cherry Bomb" of Joyce Johnson were inducted into the Hall of Fame this year.  We are also proud to announce that our own Owner/Publisher David Jothen was also inducted in the Hall of Fame as an Honorary.

 Saturday's award ceremony went very well, and completed in under 2 hours.  The Renaissance Roadster of Buddy Jordan and built by Steve's Auto Restoration's here in PDX took home the Grand Sweepstakes award and the $10,000 prize!


Once again I was the Official Photographer of the show, and you can source all of your Exhibitor and Awards photos from us.  You have 3 options to choose from.  


Plain Image:



Commemorative Frame:



Commemorative Frame w/ Award:




High Resolution Image via Email: $10.00


High Resolution 8x10 via USPS: $12.00 postage included.


Identify the image number that you want, and email that to pdxcarculture@gmail.com with your preference of style and whether electronic or mail.   



Steve's Auto Restorations's Job Openings
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Several positions are open for an experienced Hot Rod builder and mechanic and a painter’s helper at Steve’s Auto Restorations, Inc. in Portland Oregon. We are looking for a motivated, reliable perfectionist with good work ethics. Full time work is available for the right person. For the builder position you must have some experience in building Hot Rods and Custom Cars, a good mechanical background, some sheet metal fabrication experience, and gas and TIG welding experience. Machining capabilities and experience are a positive asset also if you have them. For the painter’s helper position you need to have some automotive painter’s helper experience and you must have the desire to excel and perfect your skills in the art form world of painting show and custom cars. If you are NOT qualified please do NOT apply. Email an introductory reply or resume to steve@realsteel.com or mail to SAR, 4440 SE 174th Avenue, Portland Oregon 97236.        

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2017 Portland Roadster Show Hall of Fame Inductees
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The Portland Roadster Show Hall of Fame had 3 inductees at their recent dinner/induction ceremony.  The 29 Ford Roadster Pickup known and the Cherry Bomb, owned by Joyce Johnson, the 68 Ford Mustang Shleby GT350 known as the "Logan Edition Shelby", owned by Jerry Logan, and Portland Roadster Show Co-Producer, Official Photographer, as well as Owner/Publisher of PDX Car Culture, David Jothen were inducted into this years class..

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PRS Hall of Fame Inducts 5
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Even though it was announced at the awards ceremony at the close of the 58th Annual Portland Roadster Show, the 5 new members of its Hall of Fame were formally inducted on May 10th at the Annual Hall of Fame Dinner.  . .


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Class Act Car Club is Just That
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Two other "old school" hot rodders and myself recently rolled in at the Kickin' it Old School Car Show hosted by the Class Act Car Club.  We didn't know what to expect, and upon seeing only a vast variety of full and mid-size pickups, mostly low-riders, we felt a bit out of place.  Here we are with a 33 Ford, a 41 Willy's, and my 55 Chevy, and not another classic to be seen.

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