Celebrities & Special Events that appeared in 2018. 2019 TBA

Dave Kindig & KevDogg
Master Designer/Builder from Kindig It Designs and host of the popular Velocity Show Bitchin' Rides, Dave Kindig and his sidekick Kevdogg will be back again this year, and joining us for all 3 days in his booth for Kindig-It Designs!  Come by and see Dave and the amazing rides he will bring with him, along with a great Kindig-It Design Souvenir Booth.


Johnny Limbo & The Lugnuts
Music the way it's supposed to be.  Come see one of the hottest longtime bands in the Pacific NW, as they play hits from the 50's, 60's, & 70's.  Complete with costume changes, they put on quite a show.  Enter the Dance Contest by bringing a new unwrapped toy for the Angel's on Wheels Toy Run for Randall Children's Hospital.  Food & Drink available!  Discount tickets for those coming to the concert and to check out all of the great rides at the show.  Concert starts at 7:00, $8.00 discounted tickets sold after 6:00pm on Saturday, until close of the show at 9:00.


Optimus Prime
The Optimus Prime truck from the movie Transformers will be on display, with some of the movie props.  Watch for some poster give aways as well.  The kids will go crazy seeing their movie hero in person.

John D'Agostino
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.


 Mecum Auto Auction Display
Mecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector-car auction company, joins us this year with the Mecum Mobile Experience, bringing information and special displays in relation to their upcoming Portland auction slated for June 22 and 23 at the Portland Expo Center. Visit the Mecum Mobile Experience to talk with Mecum representatives and find out how to buy or sell your own classic or collector ride at any of the company’s auction events held throughout the United States.



High School Challenge and Scholarship
This fantastic Portland Roadster Show tradition continues! See the best rides from our Portland and Vancouver area High Schools. Each school has an annual contest to choose the hottest ride. You'll see a collection of the winners only at the Portland Roadster Show. Many of these young men and women are the future of the Northwest rodding scene. Be sure to vote for your favorite!




Annual Rose City Brush Bash

There's nothing like watching some of the nation's finest pin-stripers performing their artistry on the coolest hot rods and customs. They will be "laying it all on the line" at the Rose City Brush Bash, competing to see who is the best of the best pinstriper in the land.




Paint Slingers Pin Striping Shootout


 Pride In Performance Awards
Les Schwab and the Multnomah Hot Rod Council are sponsoring two $500.00 "Pride In Performance" awards. These awards are to be 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.




Pedal Car Auction:
See the amazing craftsmanship of better than 20 local high school and community college automotive programs as they have customized pedal cars that will be auctioned off and the proceeds go back equally to all of the programs that participate.





Wagon Angels Event for the Childrens Cancer Association:
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 childs name and any other special things that make it their own.  We at the Portland Roadster Show and the Multnomah Hot Council could not be more proud of this event and hope it brings just a little bit of joy to these courageuos kids.





Regional and National Auto Vendors
Find out what's 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.




The Best In The West...and Beyond
The craftsmanship and creativity is mind-blowing. The expense is unimaginable. The rarity is awe-inspiring. What you will see at this year's show are over 400 of the Northwest's and Nation's finest examples of custom automotive craftsmanship. All for one weekend only. The best-of-the-best gather in Portland for this Nationally honored show













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