Celebrities & Events that appeared in 2016

Chip Foose
Master Designer/Builder and host of the popular Velocity Show Overhaulin, Chip Foose appeared Saturday in the Industrial Finishes/BASF for the 60th Anniversary show, and signed autographs until 11:15pm!


Dave Kindig
Master Designer/Builder from Kindig It Designs and host of the popular Velocity Show Bitchin' Rides, Dave Kindig will be joining us for all 3 days in his booth for Kindig-It Designs!  Come by and see Dave along with the Copper Caddy and Blue Suede Shoes and a mystery car that Dave is bringing.


Meet Legends Of Kustom: John D'Agostino & Gene Winfield
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.  John will be with us all 3 days in the Sonax Car Care booth.

For over 60 years, Gene Winfield has established himself
and one of the premier customizers and car builders in
the world. Gene is considered one of the forefathers of
the custom car world. His iconic creations include “Star
Trek” Galileo Shuttlecraft, The Piranha from Man From
UNCLE, Jade Idol, Solar Scene, Strip Star, Reactor, Police Spinners from Blade Runner and countless more! Here’s your opportunity to meet the legendary Gene Winfield.  He will be in the NAPA Auto Parts and Hall of Fame booths all 3 days of our show!



Johnny Limbo & The Lugnuts

Get dressed up in your best 50's outfit and lace up those dancing shoes.  The Portland Roadster Show is proud to once again have Johnny Limbo & The Lugnuts performing.  They will be performing their full show on Saturday evening in B Hall from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.   Great 50's & 60's music, costume changes, these guys and gals do it all.  Bring an unwrapped toy for our Angel's on Wheels Toy Drive for Randall Children's Hospital and be eligible for our Best Dance Couple and Best 50's Dress-Up Couple $500 cash prizes, and some great raffle prizes!  There will be toys available for purchase that you can use for your donation.


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.



Miss Oregon : Ali Wallace

Ali Wallace is Miss Oregon 2015 and the Official Hostess of Oregon. She is a student at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon, where she studies film, and hopes to one day find a job in the film industry. She was crowned Miss Oregon on June 27, 2015, in Seaside, Oregon and since then has been enjoying her reign by making appearances, promoting the Miss America Organization, and preparing for and competing at the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City in September. Now back from the big competition, she will spend the rest of her year promoting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, continuing education, and her personal platform Traumatic Brain Injury: Education and Awareness.





Miss Washington : Lizzie Jackson

Lizzi graduated from Western Washington University in 2014 with her Bachelor of Arts, Marketing/Management Information Systems.  Lizzi's personal platform is Community Through Mentorship: Investing in Our Future.  She is currently traveling across the state of Washington promoting STEM as well as a school tour with Capital Region ESD 113 presenting on How Marketing of Alcohol & Tobacco Affects Teens.  In her dedication to advocating for mentorship and STEM education, Lizzi received the STEM Award at Miss America. Since competing, Lizzi has won nearly $30,000 through the Miss America Scholarship Organization





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.




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.



Freestylin' with Spiderman
Don Fite Jr. better known as Spiderman, will be onhand freestyling some pinstriping.  Got something you would like some lines on, your cell phone, iPad, or purse, bring it by the booth and have Spiderman lay some lines on it.


KISN Goodguys
The KISN Goodguys will be back this year spinning the tunes of the 50' & 60" and taking you back in time.  Hot Rods and Rock-n-Roll.  It doesn't get any better than that.


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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