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August 7, 2008

Monte Shelton Northwest Classic Rally: Day Zero

Filed under: 08 Monte Shelton,Cars — chuck goolsbee @ 10:38 pm

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
street scene

Above: The scene looking east along Alder.

300 sl
300 sl

Above: Can you name that car?

Gorgeous XK 140 Jaguar
Gorgeous XK 140 Jaguar

Above: Love the paint on this Jaguar XK 140.

Inline 12?
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.


  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.

    Comment by jculpjr — August 8, 2008 @ 5:12 am

  2. DOH! jculpjr beat me to the Sunbeam! The engine? My guess is a Maserati.

    Comment by vrooomie — August 8, 2008 @ 5:52 am

  3. AND you’ll be removing the decals this year with a heat gun, right, CG?


    Comment by vrooomie — August 8, 2008 @ 5:54 am

  4. Damn! Everybody has beaten me on this one. But my answers are/were Sunbeam Harrington and a twin spark Alfa 6.

    Comment by Mad Dog — August 8, 2008 @ 7:18 am

  5. 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?


    Comment by gondwana — August 8, 2008 @ 1:23 pm

  6. The red coupe is NOT a Sunbeam. Try again folks!

    Paul got the engine right, it is an inline-six, twin-plug, from a Maserati.

    Comment by chuck goolsbee — August 9, 2008 @ 9:31 pm

  7. AC Aceca?

    Comment by vrooomie — August 13, 2008 @ 4:32 am

  8. Bingo! Paul got it. It is an AC Acea Coupe.

    Comment by chuck goolsbee — August 13, 2008 @ 6:34 am

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