The Rollin’ Oldies Car Club of Lebanon, Oregon was organized to promote the appreciation and knowledge of classic and vintage cars: and this through the fellowship of club members and with their associated communities.
The club puts on an annual car show, “50’s in the Fall” as part of our mission Additionally our cruise master keeps members informed of upcoming car events, and arranges for members who plan to attend to meet and travel together to these events. Occasionally we arrange to stop for breakfast on the way. Most of these shows will have one or more members with awnings that we gather our chairs around and visit during the show.
We have club members who arrange “mystery cruises” around the mid-valley with the destination a restaurant where we have breakfast or lunch. The route and destination are kept secret, with only the approximate distance and time known. Those that arrange the
cruise then lead the group.
We provide opportunities for automotive educational experiences. The club has given thousands of dollars in scholarships to students enrolled in the Linn-Benton auto and truck programs in Lebanon. As a group we have visited the Linn-Benton Community College facility and the World of Speed Museum in Wilsonville. Additionally, we’ve had speakers give short presentations about automotive topics at our meetings.
We have many social events throughout the year. In the summer we have an annual picnic and in the winter an annual Christmas dinner. During the “off” season we set up a rotation of monthly Friday night dinners at different restaurants in the mid-valley.
We meet with other local car clubs for volleyball and bowling tournaments and have friendly competitions with them trying to get the most members to bring cars to shows. Members of other clubs attend our events as some of us do theirs. We have participated in community efforts to feed the hungry.
Joining the Rollin’ Oldies is not just an opportunity to get involved with others of like interest in things automotive, it’s a chance to form close friendships.