Oakland is preparing for a memorable 14th annual Car Show & Shine this coming Saturday, May 13. Registration begins at 8 am, and the show runs from 10 am- 3:00 pm. Lining Locust Street will be classic cars from many eras with a promise to bring back fond memories for those strolling up the street to the melodies of Hat Trick, performing live for the event.
A “classic” is defined as a car that is 30 years or older; the classes of vehicles competing will include: Antique cars (pre 1930), 1930’s cars, 1940’s cars, 1950’s cars, 1960’s cars and 1970’s & mid-80’s cars. There are two classes for all trucks 1950’s and before, and those more recent models. Last year’s show registered over 160 cars and trucks, quite a show for our little city. Winners in each category of the show will be chosen by popular vote and announced at 2:30 pm. Be sure to pick up a ballot at the registration table.
The Car Show is presented by the Oakland Community Theater and proceeds go to the summer melodrama production and cash donations to our area high school fine arts departments.
Oakland businesses will be open for the event and many are sponsors; antique and food and drink establishments invite patrons to enjoy fun day in the historic downtown.
Don’t miss the excitement! Come and join the fun at the Oakland Car Show & Shine. The weather promises to be warm and sunny!
The Oakland Community Theater is proud to present the annual Car Show and Shine in Historic Oakland, Oregon. All proceeds from this show offset the costs of the summer melodrama productions presented each year since 2001.
The Community Theater’s mission is to improve the quality of life in Oakland by offering an opportunity for all members of the community to participate in vintage theater. The group is particularly proud of encouraging youth to take part in these productions as actors and behind-the-scenes technicians. Annual monetary gifts are made to various groups as well to local high school drama classes to enhance their productions.