4th Annual Microcar Show - Portland OR, June 14, 2008

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4th Annual Microcar Show - Portland OR, June 14, 2008

Post by stevec » Thu May 15, 2008 2:26 pm

I had mentioned briefly last year's meet, but couldn't make it. Info for this year's meet:

http://www.mphspecialties.com/registration.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I believe this event is open to all vehicles with engine size under 1000cc. I am registered, and will be there with two rigs, probably the RHD and the V. After the show, we are probably headed over to the coast for Saturday night. Lots of old Mini's, Isetta's, Messerschmidts, and Subaru 360's, but this is the first year a Zuk will be there! :D

The person who puts this show on is the same guy I worked with on the Pertronix units. I will have some with me that day for Suzuki or Subaru owners.
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Re: 4th Annual Microcar Show - Portland OR, June 14, 2008

Post by russmehl » Thu May 15, 2008 5:41 pm

Are you going to be part of the rides? You could ask them to set up a course for you...
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Re: 4th Annual Microcar Show - Portland OR, June 14, 2008

Post by stevec » Fri May 16, 2008 10:11 am

Probably - I'll likely have the only 4WD vehicles there, but I'll see what I can find! 8)
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Re: 4th Annual Microcar Show - Portland OR, June 14, 2008

Post by deimos » Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:18 pm

The fam and I will probably head down to check out the show.
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Re: 4th Annual Microcar Show - Portland OR, June 14, 2008

Post by stevec » Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:21 pm

Hope to see you there. We're going to visit Mt. St. Helens on the way home Sunday, it's been a few years since we've been there.
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Re: 4th Annual Microcar Show - Portland OR, June 14, 2008

Post by stevec » Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:26 am

We had a great time at the meet, and saw deimos, jr., and Rokonbob there. No one seemed to want to ride in the LJ with me driving :? , they were more interested in the Messerschmitts and Berkeleys, so I decided to let my 10 year old drive it around on the grass in low range. Then people wanted to go for rides! I think she gave 6 or 7 rides in it, with me in the passenger side and the "rider" and my 7yo in the back seat.

Took some pictures, including a few special ones for Myers, but we got home late Sunday, so they're still on the camera.
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Re: 4th Annual Microcar Show - Portland OR, June 14, 2008

Post by Myers » Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:26 am

Times up, where are the pics?
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Re: 4th Annual Microcar Show - Portland OR, June 14, 2008

Post by russmehl » Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:00 am

Go direct! No Waiting...
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Re: 4th Annual Microcar Show - Portland OR, June 14, 2008

Post by Myers » Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:00 am

Thanks Russ, they looked good. Children are a blessing, new looking old LJs are a small bonus.
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Re: 4th Annual Microcar Show - Portland OR, June 14, 2008

Post by Frankenstein » Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:15 am

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Re: 4th Annual Microcar Show - Portland OR, June 14, 2008

Post by stevec » Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:24 am

Been busy playing single-parent for the last week and a half, and had the girls' gymnastics shows the past two evenings. I'll try to get your "special" pictures up tonight Larry. You won't find them here though...
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Re: 4th Annual Microcar Show - Portland OR, June 14, 2008

Post by russmehl » Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:12 pm

Video link: 8 1/2 min.

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Re: 4th Annual Microcar Show - Portland OR, June 14, 2008

Post by Frankenstein » Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:25 pm

He Stevec, you're going to be famous now :D
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Re: 4th Annual Microcar Show - Portland OR, June 14, 2008

Post by stevec » Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:31 am

Not likely, I only show up a couple of times in the video. :D
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Re: 4th Annual Microcar Show - Portland OR, June 14, 2008

Post by deimos_jr » Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:24 pm

I've been at a couple of different swap meets and things where Steve had the ljs, and it was strange being at a car show where the lj didn't stand out with its two-stroke engine and its small body, but the ljs still managed to get plenty of attention even among it's class of cars.

I had a lot of fun, even after we saw all the cars because right next to the car show was the race way and they were doing like time trials or something with the crotch rockets :cool:

I also noticed a couple of those little subaru pick-ups.... they look JUST like a carry.... :Look Around:
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Re: 4th Annual Microcar Show - Portland OR, June 14, 2008

Post by russmehl » Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:40 am

deimos_jr wrote:I also noticed a couple of those little subaru pick-ups.... they look JUST like a carry.... :Look Around:
Almost... Except they are a bit smaller, and are rear engined, rather than mid engined. :wink:
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Re: 4th Annual Microcar Show - Portland OR, June 14, 2008

Post by stevec » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:56 am

There was only one Subaru pickup, and it was in a trailer most of the day. You probably saw the Honda Acty. That guy also had an early '90's Carry in his trailer, with 4x4 and Difflock. He was selling them for offroad use, as they weren't street legal.

I did download the pics to my computer at home, just need to resize them and post them, but I've been so busy getting ready for the meet, I haven't had the time.
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