Billed as the largest British car gathering west of the Mississippi, the Portland All-British Field Meet regularly draws well over 800 cars for the weekend long event. This year the meet will be held Friday, August 29 through Sunday, August 31, 2014.
The weekend kicks off with the Friday Welcome Party, followed by the Saturday car show, which includes a BBQ, a slalom competition, People’s Choice balloting, a Funkhana, a huge photo concours, a Best in Show designation and a Land Rover Adventure Ride sponsored by the Pacific Coast Rover Club. Sunday’s activities include a Rallye, a swap meet and an off road excursion for registered Land Rovers.
In conjunction with the event, SOVREN will be holding the Columbia River Classic vintage races. SOVREN, the Society Of Vintage Racing ENthusiasts, is a Seattle based non-profit racing organization with members throughout Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia who are owners and admirers of older sports cars with racing histories. Ownership of a vintage race car is not necessary for membership.
I have attended this event in the past, and it is a great one. For some reason the Pacific Northwest is a treasure trove of unusual and well preserved or restored British cars, and they all flock to this event. The show is well produced, there are activities for every preference, and the vendors in attendance will make sure you don’t go home empty handed. Although an empty wallet is your own problem.
For more details, the full schedule, and registration just check out the website of the Portland All-British Field Meet. You can also check out their FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/abfmpdx.