Automotive elegance displayed at Concours



More than 100 classic cars restored to showroom polish will be on display Aug. 3 along Officers Row.

The Fort Vancouver National Trust will present the fifth annual Columbia River Concours d’Elegance & Car Show on the grounds of historic Fort Vancouver.”

The Concours is not a speed event, but one of elegance and excellence,” said Columbia River Concours founder Keith Ansell. “Vehicles are judged for their historical accuracy, their technical merit, elegance, and style.

“Awards will be presented for best in show, best in class, and second and third in class. Judges also can give specialty awards for cars of unusual merit.

The 40 classes represented will include two names celebrating their 100th anniversaries in 2014 — Maserati and Dodge.

Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; the award ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m. Admission is $12 in advance and $15 on Aug. 3. Children 12 and under are free.

A classic car tour on Aug. 2 will end with a luncheon at the Artillery Barracks building.For information or tickets, visit or call the Trust at 360-992-1804.