• 2024 Cruise the Gorge

    The Mid Columbia Car Club brings the 2024 Cruise the Gorge, the 31st annual event weekend, to The Dalles during the 2nd weekend of August, with the Cruise the Gorge weekend running August 9th thru 11th. Come downtown and enjoy the classic cars and trucks, good food, music, and the nostalgia that these vintage vehicles bring back to life. See everything from Chevrolet to Dodge, Nash to International, Studebaker to Euro imports. New and old alike will cruise the streets in downtown The Dalles to the delight of spectators, and young and old can learn more about these modern wonders of mechanical engineering and automotive design.    If you would…

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    The Dalles High School Booster Club

    The Dalles High School Booster Club held a fundraiser earlier this month, and we had an item in their auction list, a vintage oil lubester. We restored and painted this vintage oil lubester, once used at gas stations and shops around the country, and gave it new life as a decor piece. Minor repairs were made to the body by repairing dents, adding a brand new black paint job, and a turned maple wood handle. Restoration and paint were done by Isaac Einbeck at Columbia Auto Repair and Sales, and the vinyl decals were made by Print It Sign Media out of Hood River.   This custom piece was bought…

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    Women Owned Small Business Month

    October is women owned small business month, and what better way to celebrate than to highlight some of our local area businesses owned and operated by our family, friends, and neighbors! From hair salons to photographers, custom sewing to clothing boutiques, there is a fabulous women-owned business ready and willing to help you. Columbia Auto Repair and Sales will be highlighting some of the local businesses in The Dalles and surrounding areas, both here on this page, as well as on our social media accounts at Facebook and Instagram.  Women entrepreneurship is a rapidly growing industry across the nation, featuring women from all walks of life. From Business.com, in 2019,…

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    Spring is in the Air

    Spring is in the air, and we are almost at the end of February 2023, which means we’re nearly a 1/4 of the way through the year already! Between supply chain issues and roller coaster weather, we’re ready for Spring to make her arrival with warmer temps and longer days. Warmer temps means getting your hot rod ready to get out of the garage and out on the open road. As for here at the shop, we’re making headway on several projects at once.   1976 AMC Gremlin We’re still having to do some repairs to the passenger side door, but the upholsterer finished the seat and door panel upholstery…

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    Rounding Out 2022

    We’re rounding out 2022! We are on the home stretch; 2022 came in like a lion and is leaving like an angry bear. We’ve experienced parts shortages, delays, and hiccups one after another. Yet, through it all, Columbia Auto Repair and Sales has continued to push through and get things done, and we’re looking forward to working on some new projects that have come into the shop. We hope you all have a happy and safe new year!