Hot rods, hot dogs, and a good cause

Car show proceeds to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children

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What: Start, Stomp & Go car show

Where: Camas High School parking lot, 26900 S.E. 15th St.

When: Saturday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: Free to spectators, $15 per vehicle entry. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Awards are given out at 2 p.m.

For more information: www.nwmustangsandclassicfords.com

What: Start, Stomp & Go car show

Where: Camas High School parking lot, 26900 S.E. 15th St.

When: Saturday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: Free to spectators, $15 per vehicle entry. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Awards are given out at 2 p.m.

For more information: www.nwmustangsandclassicfords.com

A show that was the brainchild of a young classic car enthusiast has now become an annual tradition.

On Saturday, Aug. 27, the third annual “Start, Stomp & Go” end-of-summer car show will cruise into the Camas High School parking lot.

It is an open class show, with all makes, models and years welcome.

This year, it is the senior project of Camas High School student Alyssa Shriver.

“I’ve grown up with cars,” she said. “My Dad loves the 1949 Plymouth, 1966 Mustang, 1972 Chevelle and 1937 Ford Sedan,” she said. “So when I saw this project on a bulletin at school, I thought it looked interesting.”

It has involved lessons in time management, securing sponsors and vendors, advertising and marketing duties. All in all, Shriver estimates she has spent approximately 150 hours organizing the event. Forty hours are required for a senior project.

The event includes an open class show for all vehicles, with more than 50 awards. Goodie bags will be given out to all participants. There will also be a general raffle, food, vendors, music and specialty raffles.

Shriver has put together 25 raffle packages, that range in value from $100 to $400. They include restaurant gift certificates, gift cards to area businesses, passes to the Evergreen Aviation Museum, Big Al’s, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Pittock Mansion, and oil changes and alignments.

The CHS Booster Club will be selling hamburgers, hotdogs, sodas and other concessions at the event. There will also be a vendor providing cotton candy and shaved ice.

“It will be a really cool show and the thing that is really neat is that the Northwest Mustangs and Classic Fords Car Club has really come together with the school, so that we can use the parking lot and don’t have to pay for rental space,” Shriver said. “That’s more money for Shriners.”

She said that the most difficult aspect of organizing the event was the time and effort involved.

“You have to make sure that you have the time to do everything and follow up with people,” she said.

Shriver’s favorite aspect of the project has been working with the public.

“I’ve gotten much better with organization and communication skills.”