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FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
elcome to the 2012 Oregon Festival of Cars at its new location, the Les Schwab Amphitheater in The Old Mill District of Bend, Oregon. We have made every effort to offer the broadest possible selection of sports and enthusiast cars for your viewing pleasure, interesting sponsors and vendors offering products and services that have strong appeal, and a most festive and fun environment. This year’s Festival pays tribute to British Cars in our Center Field Display. The British are immediately recognizable for their understated approach to motoring. British style doesn’t jump out at you like the Italians, and it doesn’t have the intricately designed technical precision as the Germans. But the cars are all about the spirit of motoring. Start with the Jaguar E-Type, which is on everyone’s list of the 10 most beautiful cars of all time. Look at the MGs and Triumphs, and their more powerful contemporary the Austin Healey, which were all about making the most of weekend drives in the British countryside. Check out the Mini, which made a very practical people-hauler city car into the first “pocket rocket.” Consider Lotus, which reflects Colin Chapman’s philosophy that you don’t need a lot of horsepower to go fast if you don’t have to haul a lot of weight around. And let the crescendo explode with the McLaren F1, built to be
CARS • FOOD • MUSIC the world’s fastest car, and today one of the world’s most desirable collector cars and still among the coolest of the cool. As excited as we are about the Center Field Display, the Festival is not just about the British. We have strong representation from Germany, Italy, Japan and, of course, the United States. None of them take a back seat to the British, nor should they. They simply convey a different perspective on automotive perfection. The common characteristic among all of the cars on today’s field is that driving is supposed to be fun. Whether one is racing, taking a spirited or leisurely drive on a country road, cruising down the boulevard, or just sitting still looking good, every moment of the experience is intended to speed your heart and make you smile. We hope that you take the time to explore the options that all of our Festival cars offer the enthusiast, talk to the owners of the cars, get to know all of our fine sponsors and vendors and, most of all, enjoy yourself immensely.
John Draneas Chairman, Oregon Festival of Cars
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MASTER OF CEREMONIES This year the Festival’s Master of Ceremonies is Keith Martin (pictured below). Keith Martin has been involved with the collector car hobby for more than 30 years. As a writer, publisher, television commentator and enthusiast, he is constantly on the go, meeting collectors and getting involved in their activities throughout the world.
Choice Award to the car voted most popular by the Festival participants and audience. Ballots can be picked up and deposited at the Festival Merchandise canopy at Festival Center. Vote by identifying the car number that is shown on the car’s windshield sign. Look for the ballot box at the Festival Merchandise canopy. Trophy sponsored by the Sunriver Village Market.
SPECIAL DRIVE-BYS & FESTIVAL PARADE Throughout the day, selected examples of the display cars will pass through the stage area with running commentaries by Festival Emcee, Keith Martin, who will tell us about each of the cars, its significance in the collector car hobby, and interview the owners. At 3:00 you won’t want to miss the Festival Parade, the grand finale with the spectacular British cars that are featured this year.
FESTIVAL MUSICIAN BRITISH SPORTS CARS DISPLAY Each year, the Festival will focuses on a different featured model or category of cars. This year’s featured display is British Sports Cars.
JAY AUDIA PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD All Festival participants and spectators are asked to vote for their favorite car. Let us know which one you think is the best of the best, the neatest of them all, the one you’d most like to own, the one you’ve lusted after the longest, whatever — the criteria is yours in selecting your favorite car.
Dan Balmer (pictured below) has long been considered one of the finest guitarists, composers, and educators in the Northwest. In 2009 Dan became one of only five Oregonians to be honored with membership in both The Oregon Music Hall of Fame and the Jazz Society of Oregon Hall of Fame. He is the youngest person to be included in both Halls and is hailed by the Los Angeles Times as, “the model of what a contemporary guitarist should be.”
THE SCHEDULE 8-10 A.M.
Placement of Cars on the Les Schwab Amphitheater grounds, Bend, Oregon (may be subject to frost delay).
Commentary from Keith Martin, as he travels around the amphitheater grounds visiting with car owners.
10 A.M. Oregon Festival of Cars opens Interviews and announcements by Festival Master of Ceremonies, Keith Martin, Editor and Publisher at Sports Car Market Magazine; Music by Dan Balmer; Voting for the Jay Audia People’s Choice Award – ballots available to all spectators at the Festival Memorabilia canopy. (Voting closes at 2:30 p.m.)
NOON - 1 P.M. Lunch Break. Visit food and drink vendors available on the amphitheater grounds, or restaurants in the Old Mill District.
3 P.M. Awards and Recognition • Drawing for the Festival Passport gift basket. • Gather at the stage for a parade of British cars, with commentary by Keith Martin, Master of Ceremonies. • Jay Audia People’s Choice Award Presentation. • People’s Choice Jaguar Award. • Chubb Choice Award.
4 P.M. Oregon Festival of Cars closes.
When not on the road, Dan leads his own groups and continues his long standing gigs with drummer Mel Brown, David Friesen, and others.
Jay Audia was the co-founder of the Festival, and died unexpectedly in 2008. Jay constantly focused on building the Festival into a premier automotive event that would bring attention to the Central Oregon region that he loved. In honor of that spirit, we annually award the Jay Audia People’s 2012 Oregon Festival of Cars | Les Schwab Amphitheater, Bend | 3
The Oregon Festival of Cars offers a display of more than 100 automobiles — sport and enthusiast cars you won’t normally see on the roads.
PARTICIPATING AUTOMOBILES • 2012
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40. 2009 Aston Martin DBS 41. 1966 Aston Martin DB6 42. 2000 Porsche 911C4 43. 1996 Ferrari F355Ber 44. 1964 Jaguar E OTS 46. 1997 Porsche Car C4S 47. 2003 Jaguar XK8 48. 1969 MGB Tourer 49. 2005 Lotus Elise 50. 1991 Acura NSX 51. 1995 Acura NSX-T 52. 1994 Jaguar XJS 53. 1994 Jaguar XJS 54. 1965 Jaguar E-FHC 55. 2005 Mini Cooper S 56. 1959 Jaguar XK150OTS 57. 1999 Jaguar XK8 58. 1961 Maserati 3500GTI
59. 1999 Porsche Carrera 60. 2012 Ferrari 458 Spider 61. 1971 Italia Spyder 62. 1988 MB 560SEC 63. 1995 Jaguar XJ12 64. 1990 Porsche 944S2 65. 1986 Porsche 930 T 66. 1965 Austin Healey BJ8 67. 1980 British Leyland Mini Sport 68. 1998 Mini Austin “Lunatic” 69. 2011 Mini Z-Cars Minibusa 70. 2004 Ferrari 575 71. 1999 Porsche Boxster 72. 1986 Lamborghini Jalpa 73. 1967 Jaguar 420 74. 1994 Chevy Corvette
1. 2008 Audi R8 2. 1983 Mercedes-Benz 380 SEC Wide Body Coupe 3. 1999 Porsche Boxster 4. 1961 Porsche Roadster 5. 1969 Cord Royal 6. 2007 MB CLK63 AMG 8. 2009 Chevy ZR-1 9. 1966 Sunbeam Tiger 10. 1989 Porsche Carrera 4 11. 2002 BMW Roadster 12. 2006 Porsche 911S Cab 13. 2002 BMW M Coupe 14. 1994 MB SL500 15. 1956 Austin Healey BN2 16. 1963 Porsche 356B 17. 2009 Nissan GTR 18. 1969 Jaguar E OTS 19. 1961 Austin Healey 3000
21. 1963 Jaguar MK2 22. 1974 Jaguar E-OTS 23. 2011 Porsche GT3RS 4.0 24. 1958 Porsche Speedster 1600 Super 25. 1953 MG TD 26. 1960 Austin Healey 3000 27. 2003 Ford Cobra 28. 1971 Ferrari 356GTB/4 29. 1956 Jaguar XK140 30. 1963 Triumph TR4 31. 1995 Jaguar XJ6 32. 2008 Porsche Cayman 33. 2012 Porsche 911S 34. 2010 BMW 528i 35. 1972 Saab 95 36. 2006 Mini Cooper S 38. 1958 Jaguar XK150 39. 2007 Jaguar XK
75. 2006 Chrysler Crossfire 76. 1954 Bentley R-Type 77. 2003 Porsche Boxster S 78. 1976 Jensen GT 79. 1987 Buick Grand National 80. 1963 Porsche 356B 81. 1963 Jaguar Mk2 82. 1973 Porsche 914 Electric 83. 1956 Austin Healey 100 84. 1972 MGB Roadster 85. 1996 Porsche 911 86. 2005 Porsche 997 87. 1985 BMW 635 CSI 88. 1963 Porsche 356B 89. 1965 Shelby Cobra Replica 90. 1968 Jaguar E-Type 91. 1983 Porsche 911
92. 1972 BMW 3.0CS 93. 2005 Lotus Elise 94. 1963 Jaguar E-Type 95. 1955 Jaguar XK140 Drophead 96. 1955 Alfa 1900CSS Ghia 97. 1974 Ferrari 246GTS Dino 98. 1962 Mercedes 190 SL Roadster 99. 1994 Ferrari 348 Speciale 100. 2004 Dodge Viper STR 101. 1969 Jaguar E-Type FHC 102. 1970 Dodge Challenger Conv. 103. 1938 Chevy Rat Rod PickUp 104. 2001 Porsche Boxster S 105. 2005 Mini Cooper S 106. 1965 Cobra Roadster
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OWN AN OLD CAR FOR THE PATHS YOU TAKE AND THE PEOPLE YOU MEET. by Keith Martin, Sports Car Market Magazine
The cars we collect today were once cars we drove every day. Fifty years ago, Bob Russell was driving home from work when a flashy red sports car caught his eye. “I had been thinking that we needed a second car, and my wife needed to learn to drive a stick,” Russell, 84, said. “So I just bought it.” He brought the 1962 Triumph TR3B home and presented it to his wife, Wanda. It has been in their family ever since. He recalled fitting a single seatbelt in the rear to strap in his two daughters, Cindy and Becky, “to keep them safe.” At the recent All Triumph Drive-In, held on the campus of Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR, I presented the SCM “Spirit of Motoring” award to Bob. As I looked at his car (repainted at least once in the original red, with what appeared to be the original red leather on the seats), I thought about all of the memories this little Triumph had helped create over the past 50 years as a part of Bob’s life. What a different world it was in 1962, when sports cars were small, nimble alternatives to the American cars of the day. Contrast a 1962 Impala or Galaxie with a same-year Healey BJ7 or Porsche 356B coupe. Safety wasn’t even an afterthought then; you can imagine the outcry today if someone strapped two kids into the back of their TR3 and drove down the highway. Bob’s DNA has been passed down to his daughter Becky. Last year, she bought a 1958 Robin’s Egg Blue TR3, which she proudly displayed next to her dad’s car. Chances are she’ll have hers 50 years as well.
Better than ever
Auctions and the market — which are the focus of Sports Car Market magazine — are just a small segment of the collector-car hobby. Clubs and the activities they promote are the largest part of our world. In fact, we
maintain that the primary reasons to have a collector car are the people it causes you to meet, the things you learn and the paths you take — often ones that you might not even have known existed. It works that way for us. Last May, we were part of a Pacific Coast Rover Club (www.pcrc.net) five-day, 900mile safari through Central Oregon, starting in Prineville, population 9,192. The bucolic town is best known today for housing a Facebook data center, with another planned by Apple. So finding a Starbucks was not a surprise. Wendie, five-year-old Bradley and I — and our two dogs Enzo and Teddy — were in our trusty 1989 Range Rover Classic, and good friend and SCM SEO consultant Michael Cottam and his 6-year-old son Benjamin were in our imported-from-England, off-road competitionprepared 1984 RHD diesel Defender 90 200 TDi (another accidental purchase I still don’t completely understand). The trip was put together and stewarded by Oregon’s resident Rover guru, Doug Shipman. Our days included breaking trail through snow above 6,000 feet in the Ochoco Mountains, and primitive camping at night — in campgrounds with no facilities. I’ll leave it to you to imagine exactly what that means. The children and the dogs found the camping experience somewhat more appealing than Wendie did, although we are still married. I can say for sure that in my 40-plus years of Alfa Romeo ownership, I’ve never sloshed across a threefoot-deep stream in one — or lugged along a six-person tent, two coolers and cooking equipment. Without our ownership of a Rover (well, two Rovers), we would never have had the chance to be a part of this experience.
On the other hand, we’re still waiting to find local traction for the 1972 Saab Sonett III we bought on BringATrailer.com some months ago. The car has
been exactly as we thought it would be: 95 percent sorted and ready to go. But the installed base of Sonetts and their brethren, 93s and 96s, is small, and consequently, activities seem to be limited. We’ll give ourselves a year to find out just how busy the Saab community is in Portland, and that will determine if the diminutive Swede is a long-term keeper or a shortterm visitor. There are other cars in our garage as well – four Alfas (maybe five by now), a Lotus Elise, a Volvo 1800 ES and more. Each, like a good wine, offers a unique approach to motoring that we gearheads savor. This brings us back to Bob Russell and his halfcentury of ownership. I am sure that part of what has kept his love affair with his TR going is all of the things he can do with his car in conjunction with the very active Portland Triumph Owners Association (www.portlandtriumph.org). They are very well organized and offer a variety of ways for like-minded car lovers to get together, kick tires, tell lies and drink warm English beer. I’d like to thank Bob, Wanda, Becky and the entire Portland Triumph community for having us as a part of their Triumph Drive-In. Now, if only we could find a good GT6 or Spitfire Mk I/II to drive to next year’s event, we’d have a place on their lawn.
Celebrate Old Cars
The Oregon Festival of Cars is a perfect example of how a single passion, loving old cars, brings hundreds of car owners together. Porsche owners meet Ferrari owners. MG lovers chat with Citroen fanatics. Volvo lovers swap tales with Alfa nuts. Nearly every car in the field has moved from “daily use” to “special days and special times.” So in the end, we collect because of the new adventures our old cars take us on.
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Festival of Cars benefiting
The Center Foundation believes that there is great value in kids being active and engaging in sports, but we know kids get hurt and when they do, this foundation is there with world-class athletic trainers, medical support, and prevention. A community based nonprofit, The Center Foundation is passionate about ensuring that thousands of Central Oregon student athletes are protected at no cost to financially stressed families or school districts. More than 65 percent of high schools in our state do not have on-site Athletic Trainers. But this is NOT the case in Central Oregon where six area high schools receive the gift of daily access of on site trainers provided by The Center Foundation. These medical professionals identify and treat injured athletes, manage concussions, work with coaches on prevention techniques, communicate with parents and physicians, and help your athletes stay healthy and in the game. One parent stated “You wouldn’t drop your child off at the swimming pool if there was no life guard, so why would you drop your child off at the field without an Athletic Trainer?” In Central Oregon, parents don’t have to make that choice.
The Center Foundation trainers treat over 10,000 athletes each year. The Center Foundation has conducted 6,800 concussion baselines and treated nearly 1,000 youth concussions. Another major focus in keeping kids healthy is education and prevention. The Foundation has provided nearly 2,500 free sports physicals, distributed 1,400 free bike helmets, and hosted dozens of educational seminars for parents, coaches, and healthcare providers in our community. Besides looking out for students on the field, The Center Foundation prides itself on helping students achieve their higher education goals and celebrates these outstanding students at the annual Salute to Heroes Awards Dinner. In the past ten years, the foundation, in partnership with the community has awarded over $250,000 in scholarships to support our future leaders. The Center Foundation is passionate about keeping kids healthy so they can enjoy the lifelong benefits of an active lifestyle. We are pleased to do that without adding a financial burden to families or school systems. You can’t put a price on a child’s health and safety… so we don’t.
We are excited about this year’s new location for the Oregon Festival of Cars. The Les Schwab Amphitheater is a spectacular venue for the Northwest’s premier showing of sports and enthusiast cars. It’s tough to beat the setting along the banks of the Deschutes River and the broad view vistas. The Festival began 17 years ago, at the Village at Sunriver, Oregon. Festival organizers Jay Audia and John Draneas always knew that the Festival had tremendous promise, and Northwest car enthusiasts responded with enthusiasm. After 12 years, the Festival outgrew its original site and moved to the Meadows golf course at the Sunriver Resort. Now, we are taking the next big step in our evolution.
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