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Wheels and Wings Car and Airplane Show 2018

Wheels and Wings Car and Airplane Show 2018

Portland
Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 10:00am
Camas
Washington

On Saturday, September 15, 2018 a shiny and bright collection of twenty Mercedes from MBCA Portland Section were displayed at the annual Port of Camas/Washougal Wheels and Wings event. This was our third year in a row participating in this gathering of two hundred automobiles and numerous aircraft of various years, make, model, and manufacturer at Grove Airfield in Camas Washington. Our array of Mercedes cars ranged from 1960’s SL’s and Finback sedans to the latest AMG models.

This event has a twofold purpose for the Camas/Washougal community, which is located alongside the Columbia River east of Portland, Oregon and Vancouver, Washington. Firstly, it was an opportunity for the public to enjoy the cars and aircraft with free admission. Secondly, to encourage sponsorship and donations to help fund classes for young people interested in aviation. There are approximately thirty event sponsors, and the MBCA Portland Section is one of them.

Two wonderful things happened during the four hour event. Firstly MBCA member Gordon Wang’s 88th birthday was the same day of the Wheels and Wings show. The section presented him with a birthday gift and a card. Eighty eight years young and still attending this event! Secondly, towards the end of the show, our own Ernie Brawley was awarded the Best in Show and Best Mercedes trophies for his 1960 300 SL convertible.

Our members enjoyed the free hot dogs, soda, water, and the band playing the old rock and roll music from the fifties and sixties. Along with that, there were the various aircraft. WWII Stearman trainers, Beech Bonanza, Piper Cherokees, and Piper Tri-Pacers just to name a few. We’re all looking forward to attend the 2019 Wheels and Wings event. Airplanes and cars: it just doesn’t get better than that!

Paul J. Pietrowski,
Vice Predident
Portland Section

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