• 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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    1972 Plymouth Scamp Restoration

    This 1972 Plymouth Scamp restoration project was finished in 2022. When it was brought to us, it needed some bodywork done, a new vinyl top cover, and a completely new paint job. Phase Two of this project will begin this year with an engine swap to a 360 from the 6 cylinder that is in it now. 

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    1970 VW Karmann Ghia Restoration

    The 1970 VW Karmann Ghia restoration came to us wanting some new paint, touch-up on the bodywork, new windows seals, and some new chrome around the headlight bezels. This little blue beauty isn’t just for car shows, the owner loves to take it out when the weather is right. These cars aren’t very common here in The Dalles. With her curvaceous, European bodylines giving her a very distinctive profile, the cheery blue paint makes this car POP!