The History of the Portland Roadster Show
Beginning in 1956, this show heralded the arrival of the hot rodding season both locally and regionally, with the best show of its kind in the West. Over the years it has gained national stature as one of the premiere hot rodding events in the United States. This year we will celebrating our 60th Anniversary with an even bigger and better show! Something that will highlight the past 60 years.
For 59 years, the Portland Roadster Show has presented the artistic efforts of skilled craftsman, and the hobbyist alike. Displaying virtual "automotive art" crafted from the vision and passion of the automobile.
All of the outstanding cars, trucks, and motocycles in our show, are painstakingly selected from hundreds of applications each year, to provide the best show possible.
Combined with displays from the finest builders and suppliers; along with vintage automobilia, model car expositions, and the creative efforts of our youth, in our "High School Challenge", the Portland Roadster Show continues to maintain its reputation as one of the biggest and best shows in the country.
Our Show is the Hot Rodders’ forum of esteemed peers and public access.
The Multnomah Hot Rod Council
Founded in 1954 by Dee Wescott, community members and elected officials, The Multnomah Hot Rod Council is a non-profit organization based in Portland Oregon consisting of car clubs in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington. Functions of MHRC include: Helping coordinate the automotive show scene in the Portland metropolitan area and operation of the "Portland Roadster Show", one of the oldest and best roadster shows in the country.