The Portland Roadster Show has been owned and produced by the Multnomah Hot Rod Council since 1956


Celebrities & Special Events coming in 2024!!


Featuring Erik Estrada from CHiPS and Dos Mujeres, un Camino

Erik (also known as Ponch or Johnny) will be present at this years show.

Erik Estrada’s career has spanned so far over fifty years. Known for his work in front of the camera, Erik is probably best known for his dynamic and unforgettable role as “Ponch’” on the hit TV series, “CHiPs”. His film and television credits include, The New Centurions with George C. Scott, The Cross and the Switchblade with Pat Boone, Midway with Charleton Heston and his ground breaking telenovela, “Dos Mujeres, Un Camino” which became the longest running telenovela in Spanish television. He continues to be seen on numerous tv sitcoms such as Liv and Maddie, Big Time Rush and most recently, Hallmark Channels Picture Perfect Mysteries. Off-screen though, due in part to one of his childhood dreams, Erik has led a life of commitment to law enforcement everywhere. His desire to help educate youth on the importance of the dangers of drugs and gangs have made him a spokesperson for D.A.R.E., as well as a Federal Investigative Officer for the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (I.C.A.C.) for eight years. Erik has been recognized by the Department of Justice and the U.S. Marshall Service for his dedication and service to protecting children from sexual predators on the internet, and because of his longstanding relationship with the California Highway Patrol, Erik lends his time and support whenever possible to their causes. Erik is now continuing his efforts with the Pocatello P.D. and his new foundation, Crimes Against Children in which to further educate and protect the future of our children. Erik and his wife, Nanette live a quiet life in Los Angeles with their daughter, Francesca. Known by his friends and colleagues as a committed husband, father and family man and a true professional in his craft.


Our friend and world class designer - John D'Agostino

The "Kavalcade of Kustoms"  is back BIGGER than ever. 

Inspired by the works of Barris, Winfield, Hines and Starbird, John has earned the reputation as a world class designer and builder.  Winner of many Outstanding and Best Custom Awards, John's designs are always eye catchers and desired around the globe.  A great ambassador for the PRS, we are glad to have John back again this year.


60th Anniverary of the Ford Mustang

Located in Hall E.

The Mustang was originally Inspired by the P51 Mustang.




Toy Box Off Road Exhibit

Featuring big tire off road rigs and trailered toys

It's in the middle of nowhere, with only one way to get to get a little mud on the tires!

A Hall is full of everything, off road!







High School Challenge Returns

 See the best rides from Portland and Vancouver high schools featured during the Portland Roadster Show.  Participating  High Schools conduct an annual contest to choose the hottest cars and trucks, then winners are invited by MHRC to display their rides during the High School Challenge.  Many of these young men and women are the future of the northwest rodding scene, so be sure to checkout their rides!



High School Challenge "Pride in Performance"

Les Schwab and the Multnomah Hot Rod Council are sponsoring two $500.00 "Pride In Performance" awards. These awards are presented to local High School Automotive Programs based on their students' participation in the High School Challenge. They will be judged on Excellence in Presentation and School Spirit.



Brush BashPaint Slingers Pin Striping Shootout

There’s nothing like watching some of the nation’s finest pinstripers performing their artistry on the coolest hot rods and customs.  They will be “laying it all on the line”, competing to be crowned “Best of the Best” at the Rose City Brush Bash.




Wagon Angels Event for the JoyRx families and Chelsea Hicks Foundation!

Try to keep a dry eye as you meet young people going through the battle of their life as they receive a pull wagon that has been customized by local automotive shops and high school automotive programs.  Each child picks out "their" wagon, and then the pinstripers that are competing in the Brush Bash, personalize it with the child's name and any other special things that make it their own.  The Portland Roadster Show and Multnomah Hot Rod Council are extremely proud of this event and hope it brings just a little bit of joy to these courageous kids.



Angels on Wheels Holiday Toy Run Fundraiser

Posters will be available around the show floor with a QR code for donations to our Randall Children's Hospital Holiday Toy Run fundraiser.



The latest and greatest from many of the region's (and Nation's) auto vendors.

You'll find treasures throughout the show from aftermarket automotive parts, NW custom car builders, die-cast toys, hot rod clothing and so much more.




Craftsmanship and Creativity

Craftsmanship & Creativity?  MINDBLOWING! 



Don’t miss the opportunity to experience upwards of 450 of the finest examples of custom automotive craftsmanship on display from all around the northwest and the nation . 


ARP West Coast Challenge Car Show Series




**Please note - all scheduled events subject to change.