2015 Special Events & Guests

Kustom Kulture Hall
Come share in the Kustom Kulture life style with traditional and vintage styled hot rods, kustoms, motorcycles and bicycles. Enjoy the Rose City Brush Bash and the Bob Paeth Portland Classic Model Car Contest. Saturday evening swing with the hep cats & kittens to great Rock-a-billy sounds.

 Meet Legends Of Kustom: John D'Agostino
The new era of custom cars has been led by John D'Agostino. John's incredible works of automotive art must be seen to believed! His cars have been featured in almost every automotive publication throughout the world and have won many honors including multiple "Best of Show" and "World's Most Beautiful Custom" honors.

Meet Shipping Wars Star: Marc Springer
Back again for 2015, Marc will be here with the folks from Bushwacker Body Gear.  Come see Marc and his semi-truck that star on the cable tv favorite Shipping Wars


Chevrolet Performance
Back again for 2015, see their amazing display of performance crate engines and trick add-on's.  Always a crowd 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

Sunset NAPA Display
Sunset NAPA proudly brings the NAPA aftermarket roadshow to the Portland Roadster Show. See the latest from one of the nation's leading auto parts and accessories vendors


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!

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.



Bob Paeth Portland Classic Model Car Contest
One of Saturdays highlights is the "You build it, You take it" event for the kids in Hall C. Yes, that is a 1/24th scale model car to the right! You'd swear you could reach in and turn the key and listen to that HEMI roar. SABA (Scale Auto Builders Assoc) will be hosting The Bob Paeth Portland Classic Model Car Contest. You'll see hundreds of the NW's most mind-blowing model cars, trucks and whatever else the area's best builders can come up with. Bring your models and enter the contest.


Miss Oregon Rebecca Anderson -

2015 Miss Oregon Rebecca Anderson

Miss Washington Kailee Dunn -

Miss Washington 2015 Kailee Dunn

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.


Portland Roadster Show Hall Of Fame Cars
See a wonderful collection of past Portland Roadster Show Hall Of Fame vehicles at this year's show. Experience historical works-of-art, some not seen in years!


Childrens Cancer Association Wagons for Kids:
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.


KISN Good Guys & Station Launch Event
Been missing the oldies from the cruisin' days?  Well KISN radio is coming back!  The KISN Good Guys will be at the Portland Roadster Show all 3 days spinning the golden oldies, and doing a live on air re-launch of the radio station.  Don't miss it!


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.


Ed "Big Daddy"  Roth's Road Agent
The Road Agent is a unique and downright futuristic custom creation from the fertile mind of one of World-famous Ed “Big Daddy” Roth. Featuring Roth’s distinctive bubble top, Road Agent was the sixth in his line of cars. Restored by Mark Moriarty, it remains one of the most instantly recognizable icons of hot rod history.


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