2015 Special Events & Guests (2016 To Be Announced)

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.


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.



Hot Rod Magazines Thom Taylor
Brought to us by the soon to open World of Speed Museum, Thom will be holding Speaker Forums on Friday and Saturday.  He will be discussing the state of the hobby, where we have been, and where we are headed.  Times to be announced.




Highway to Sell Star Dennis Pittsenbarger:
Portland born and raised, this towering, guy's-guy is a walking encyclopedia of automotive history and fuel- powered folklore. Dennis knows the ins-and-outs of every make and model - and loves to burn rubber in all of them. He's a racer, automotive industry expert and classic car restorer always hunting for his next great set of wheels.  Dennis also had the honor of being the voice of SEMA for 2014.  Hosting their SEMA Central Area with interviews with industry leaders and celebrity throughout the show.




Thrillride is one of the hottest retro party bands in the NW!  They've been rocking evetns such as the Rose Fest, Bite of Oregon and Oregon State Fair with a hot mix of Rock, Funk, Soul, County, and a few epic originals.  The Portland Roadster Show has them Friday Night!



Miss Oregon Rebecca Anderson:
Rebecca Anderson, Miss Oregon 2014, is a graduate of Portland State University where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Environmental Science and a minor in Sustainability. She is currently working towards her second bachelor’s degree in Atmospheric Science and aspires to work for the National Weather Service as a forecaster. Rebecca is a proud native of Oregon and was born and raised locally in Oregon City. She has a background as an actress and vocalist performing in her teens with the Oregon City High School theater department, and went on to work professionally in the Portland Metro Area.

As Miss Oregon 2014, Rebecca represents STEM, SMART, and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in addition to her personal platform: the American Red Cross. She volunteers with the American Red Cross as a school outreach volunteer, coordinates blood drives, and makes presentations to recruit donors and volunteers.





Miss Washington Kailee Dunn:
Kailee is a graduated Cum Laude from Eastern Washington University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations with a minor in Journalism. 

Her platform is an organization called Girls on the Run.  The mission of Girls on the Run is to "inspire girls to be joyfull, healthy, and confident using a fun experience based curriculum which creatively intergrates running."  The organization was founded in North Carolina in 2006, and has now expanded into 47 states.

Kailee hope to utilize her degree working in Public/Media Relations for a Major League Baseball team.




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.



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.


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