Surf City draws crowd

This ’52 Chevy exemplified the spirit of the annual Surf City Classic Car Show, which took place on Saturday, Aug. 24, in the parking lot at Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City. The event also included the Surf City SoundOff on Sunday, Aug. 25, which awards prizes to the top car audio competitors. (Photos by Steve Card)

Classic cars, trucks and motorcycles on display at Chinook Winds

Classic cars, trucks and motorcycles drew a large crowd of spectators to Chinook Winds Casino Resort in Lincoln City last weekend during the 19th annual Surf City Classic Car Show.

Everything from vintage cars to hotrods, from custom trucks to two-wheeled works of art, the vehicles were sparkling under the summer sun in the casino’s parking lot on Saturday, Aug. 24.

The event was made even more festive as live music performed by the Perry Gerber Band and the Ty Curtis Band filled the air while people ambled up and down the rows of vehicles for close-up looks and conversations with the owners. There were also vendors selling food and car-related items. Proceeds from vehicle registrations for the show benefited Angels Anonymous, a local nonprofit organization created to assist local residents with basic, immediate needs.

On Sunday, Aug. 25, Surf City SoundOff 2019 was held. Now in its seventh year, the SoundOff competition not only awarded prizes to the loudest car audio competitors, but also to those with the best sound quality. Most competitors take part in local contests all over the country to accrue points towards national-level competition, billed as the “dB Drag Racing World Finals.”

The next major event coming up at Chinook Winds will be the Celebration of Honor, set for Sept. 18-21, which honors active and retired military personnel and those who lost their lives in service to this country. Information on this event can be found online at


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