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Wooden Chicken Cruise-In draws hundreds

Among the more than 300 entrants at the Wooden Chicken Cruise-In held last month was Parkrose High School alumnus and Argay resident Troy Martin, pictured holding his two-year-old son Blake, with wife Carmen, an alumna of Parkrose High, standing behind them. Martin was showing his 1967 pro-street Chevrolet Camaro. Pro-street vehicles are narrowed-axel racing cars that perform on drag strips.
Josh Reiter, Parkrose High School class of 1988, with his 1965 Ford Mustang, purchased when he was still in high school. As a student in Howard Simon’s automotive mechanics class, it wasn’t long before Reiter replaced the stock honey gold color on the car with a Parkrose High School Bronco green paint job.
One of the many entries that fit the Rose City Classics entry criteria was this beautiful 1957 red Chevrolet Bel-Air owned by Jerry Bergstrom. Recently retired from Owens-Illinois Inc. in Parkrose, Bergstrom said he bought the car about a year ago and has since added disc brakes, a power booster, better steering and a tilt wheel.
Each July for the last 22 years Rose City Classics car club have been hosting a cruise in at the Wooden Chicken Pub on Northeast Sandy Boulevard at 125th Avenue. Hundreds of classic cars and classic car aficionados were on hand on Saturday, July 9 to marvel at the cars, enjoy rock ‘n’ roll music and take a chance on winning dozens of raffle prizes. As the popularity of this event has grown, it has expanded to the neighboring Uncle Vinny’s Eatery & Pizza as well as into the adjacent K-Mart parking lot.
Rose City Classics is a 1955, 1956 and 1957 Chevrolet car club established in 1981 for the purpose of encouraging restoration and preservation of all Chevrolet automobiles from 1955 to 1957. Currently there are 70 families from the greater Portland metropolitan area listed on the membership roster.

Rose City Classics representative Mary Jo Newton said the club awarded 62 trophies in a variety of categories at this year’s event.
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