Portland Roadster Show
Hall of Fame Inducts 5
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Even though it was announced at the awards ceremony at the close of the 58th Annual Portland Roadster Show, the 5 new members of its Hall of Fame were formally inducted on May 10th at the Annual Hall of Fame Dinner.
The first inductee of the evening was Roger & Kathy Hills 1939 Chevy Master Deluxe 2 Dr. Sedan. This amazing vehicle has won numerous awards including the World Cup of Hot Rodding Award at the 2013 Portland Roadster Show.
The second inductee was Chuck Lawrence and his Bill Peterson 1932 Ford Roadster. Restored back to the condition that had it win the Grand Sweepstakes at the first Portland Roadster Show in 1956, this car set the standard for 32 Fords in its day, and was in every magazine of its time.
This year saw 3 Honorary inductees. First was current Portland Roadster Show Chairman Duane Caseday. Recognized not only for his contributions and building the Roadster Show into the success it is today, Duane works with numerous Veteran's and children's charities. Duane was also inducted into the Washington State Hot Rod Hall of Fame earlier this year.
One could safely argue that Honorary inductee Mitch Kim has physically touched more vehicles that have shown in the Portland Roadster Show than any other individual. A winner of the coveted Von Dutch Award at the Grand National Roadster Show, Mitch has set the new standard in pinstriping and graphics.
The last inductee of the evening was Mark Matthias, owner of Beaches Restaurant, and community supporter extraordinaire. Mark's Wednesday night Beaches events at PIR are recognized across the country as a "must attend" event, and have helped him donate over $1.3 million dollars to local charities. Mark has been recognized with numerous awards for his charitable works, and was inducted into the Washington State Hot Rod Hall of Fame in 2012.
Congrats to these worthy cars and individuals.
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