Monte Shelton Northwest Classic Rally: Day Zero

I left Arlington around 9 am and drove south to Seattle, stopped at my sister’s house and picked up my Dad, and we drove down to Portland, Oregon for the start of the 20th annual Monte Shelton Northwest Classic Rally. This evening was just a reception, driver’s meeting, and tech inspection.

We passed tech (because I thought fast and bought an air horn at the hardware store last weekend. When my intermittent horn failed to blow when I pressed the horn button, I just hit the air horn and “presto!” I pass. 😉 )

I grabbed a few photos to capture the scene at the tech inspection/reception, and whet your appetites for mechanical wonder over the next two days:

street scene
Above: The scene looking east along Alder.


300 sl


Above: Can you name that car?

Gorgeous XK 140 Jaguar
Above: Love the paint on this Jaguar XK 140.

Inline 12?
Above: While I was looking at this a bystander asked “Is this a 12 cylinder engine?” I let him know exactly what it is. Do you know?

Afterwards we went back to our hotel across the Columbia in Vancouver WA, after filling up the Jaguar. 21 MPG on the trip down(!)

See you tomorrow (provided I can get online at our next hotel, which is in the boonies.

8 thoughts on “Monte Shelton Northwest Classic Rally: Day Zero”

  1. Alright I’m due for a correct guess here:)
    On the red coupe- it’s a Sunbeam “Harrington” Alpine Fastback.
    The engine is a twin plug per cylinder I-6- probably Italian- I’ll guess Alfa.

  2. 21mpg (25 miles to the imperial gallon) is not bad Chuck – that BMW looks an old beast – what was it?

    and lots and lots and lots of potential Lucas problems in the 2nd photo from the top!! ha

    have a good time – how many days? miles?


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