New England Auto Auction at Owls Head Transportation Museum – Saturday, August 17, 2013

New England Auto Auction at Owls Head Transportation Museum – Saturday, August 17, 2013

117 Museum Street.
Owls Head, ME 04854
Phone:(207) 594-4418

More information:
http://ohtm.org/*NEauction.html

 New England Auto Auction at Owls Head Transportation Museum - Saturday, August 17, 2013

New England Auto Auction at Owls Head Transportation Museum – Saturday, August 17, 2013

Auto Battery Care Storage Solutions

Portland Motor Club Battery Care Storage Solutions — Part 1

Portland Motor Club Battery Care Storage Solutions — Part 2

2013 Maine Car Show & Cruise-Ins Updated

Just a heads up that our comprehensive calendars listing 2013 Maine car shows and cruise-ins have been painstakingly updated for your automotive pleasure!

It might not seem like that big a deal but there are often a lot of discrepancies and confusions from year to year that have to be researched with a phone call or an email. We try to research as many resources as we can to get the most complete list we can compile for you. It actually takes several days to get it even close to right! It’s one stop car show shopping at

http://portlandmotorclub.com/drivers-resources/calendar-and-events/

We do take pride in making this as complete as we can but we do need your help. PLEASE send us an email to info@portlandmotorclub.com if you find any errors (and I’m sure there are some and if we knew what they were, we’d change ’em!) or additional info we can include, please let us know. We can only put some many details in a listing but it wouldn’t hurt to send more info if you have it.

Have a great driving season!

Your friends at Portland Motor Club

Here's our indoor "car show", by the way — our winter storage was at capacity!

Here’s our indoor “car show”, by the way — our winter storage was at capacity!

1974 Triumph TR6 Convertible for sale by Portland Motor Club Customer

Adorable rare Magenta (original color) TR6 Convertible Sports Car for Sale

Adorable rare Magenta (original color) TR6 Convertible Sports Car for Sale

Thought we’d put these vehicle out there into the wild to see if either one of these great cars strikes your fancy. Things are pretty well packed at the Portland Motor Club this winter so you’d be doing us the favor of making more room while doing our customers the favor of buying their vehicles that are for sale while doing yourself the favor of buying a great classic convertible for your warmer weather enjoyment! That’s a triple favor, if you’re counting.

If you want to know more about these vehicles, please contact Portland Motor Club Membership Director & Sales Manager Kal Rogers directly at 207-233-9970. He can help answer questions and can put you directly in touch with the owners with reasonable offers.

ADORABLE 1974 TRIUMPH TR6 CONVERTIBLE
British Sports Car
FOR SALE
Rare original Magenta Color
80,000 miles
Runs Great!Asking $16,000

   

1937 Lasalle Convertible Roadster for Sale

1937 LaSalle Roadster Convertible

1937 LaSalle Roadster Convertible

Thought we’d put these vehicle out there into the wild to see if either one of these great cars strikes your fancy. Things are pretty well packed at the Portland Motor Club this winter so you’d be doing us the favor of making more room while doing our customers the favor of buying their vehicles that are for sale while doing yourself the favor of buying a great classic convertible for your warmer weather enjoyment! That’s a triple favor, if you’re counting.

If you want to know more about these vehicles, please contact Portland Motor Club Membership Director & Sales Manager Kal Rogers directly at 207-233-9970. He can help answer questions and can put you directly in touch with the owners with reasonable offers.

1937 LASALLE CONVERTIBLE ROADSTER FOR SALE

MUSEUM QUALITY . Perfect Running Condition . 77,000 miles . Three owners
Working original heater/defroster/radio . Rumble seat & trunk
Asking $105,000

                 
The condition of this LaSalle is MUSEUM QUALITY inside and out

7th Annual Toys-for-Tots Labor Car Show – September 2, 2013

7th Annual Toys-for-Tots Labor Car Show
Monday, September 2, 2013 From 10 AM-2 PM

Portland Motor Club
275 Presumpscot Avenue
Portland, ME 04103

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Heated Winter Car Storage – Sorry, Car Snuggie* not provided

We do want your car to be cozy while it hibernates away the cold and salty Maine winter months in our climate-controlled, heated, secure facility; but, no, we do not provide Car Snuggies. We get asked that question again and again; and we know that you want the best for your car but 60+ degrees of radiant-heated polished concrete gently warming your car’s underbelly is perfect for our vehicular winter guests. Since we do offer trickle charging, you could think of the battery as a lead-lined plastic encased Snuggie for its electrons, if you squint? Of course, you can provide your own Car Snuggie if you wish. We have nothing against Snuggies in general but we do not provide that service.

Now that we’ve cleared that up, you should know that we are still accepting cars for the winter 2012-2013 storage season. If you have not visited here before, please take the less-than-five minutes to see our video on our homepage so you can get a feel for the place. But realize that the video is targeted to the potential member.

You do NOT have to be a member here at Portland Motor Club to be able to store your car for the winter or any other time (we have military contractors and service men and women as well as world travelers storing their cars with us for sometimes years at a time!). Members have access to their cars to be able to take them in and out as they wish and to use our facility including our lounge and onsite detailing center Portland Detailing (www.PortlandDetailing.com) but if you want to put your car up for the winter, you can just pay for straight winter storage. We have plans for the number of months that you want to store the car. The monthly rate goes down with length of stay.

We expect that we will be pretty darned full this winter so you might want to contact us sooner than later. As you can see from the accompanying photo, we were very busy in a very quiet kind of way last winter! Please call Kal Rogers at Portland Motor Club at 207-775-1770 or email info@portlandmotorclub.com to make a reservation or to get more information.

Professional heated winter car storage at the Portland Motor Club in Maine… Sorry, no Car Snuggies!

* As I thought about what there really is to say about properly storing your car worth storing properly, it occurred to me that there isn’t really all that much to say. There are websites out there with a laundry list of things to do to prepare your car for the winter which could take you all winter to accomplish. We find that it’s really pretty straightforward here at Portland Motor Club: we store cars in a dry 60+ degrees with a trickle charger on them and they come out several to many months later none the worse for wear. So, what else is there to talk about but Car Snuggies (even though we don’t provide them)!?!… Kal

Third Annual TOYS-FOR-TOTS LABOR DAY CAR SHOW at Portland Motor Club

Toys-for-Tots Cruise-in Car Show on Labor Day Monday Sept. 5 at Portland Motor Club

Hard to believe this will be our third year helping out the U.S. Marines’ Toys-for-Tots program with hundreds of presents for kids for the holidays — no doubt, this year more than ever families will need some extra help around Christmas time with gift giving.

Don’t miss this great family event — a wonderful cause, a huge assortment of vehicles (we expect about 200), delicious food and we even have a DYNAMOMETER available this year from www.portable-dyno.com! If enough folks sign up, some of the proceeds from the dyno will go back to the show, too.

This show was a smash success in 2009 and 2010 with about 200 cars attending. It’s free to attend but each person in a car should bring a new unwrapped present for the program. Some folks collect them at work and end up filling their cars up — it’s quite a sight!

This is a really easy event because you can just show up in your vehicle (any and all are welcomed to attend), line up and enjoy the day. It starts at 10 and ends at 2. Somewhere around noon Monday Night Posse (www.MondayNightPosse.com) will put on a live show with some groovin’ tunes that blur the line between rock and country.

As always, a huge thanks to Stan and Cheryl Page who organize this event along with car clubs around the state who help out as well. This is an all-club event, not presented by any one car club. Stan and Cheryl travel the state and even New England almost every weekend going to shows and helping to make a difference and inviting folks wherever they go. This show actually ran a couple years elsewhere before it relocated to our facility. So, actually a happy 5th Anniversary to the Toys-for-Tots Labor Day show!

We might even toss in a bit of smoke at the end of the show this year…

This was the grand finale at our first-hopefully-annual Portland Police Department Police Athletic League’s on June 25, 2011. Portland Motor Club owner Bill Waldron puts on a tire show in his 1965 Plymouth Belvedere drag car. They don’t make ’em like that anymore!

And speaking of not making ’em like that anymore, this was former Portland Police Chief James Craig’s almost last official act, serving as a show judge while also having inspired and helped to organize it. Thanks, Chief — we miss you! Thanks for the show.

Portland Motor Club is a specialty car storage and care facility featuring secure, climate-controlled and heated, year-round and seasonal vehicle storage. Designed as a marina for car owners, members can come and go anytime in their favorite set of wheels from a classic Mopar to a vintage MG TD to a Aston Martin DB9. Members also have access to this handsome facility for social gatherings and business meetings. For more information, call 207-775-1770 or email to info@portlandmotorclub.com. There is also a top-notch detailing facility on-site, Portland Detailing (www.PortlandDetailing.com).

Calling All Cars Show Casts a Wide (Inter) Net

It was a spectacular day especially for an often off-and-on rainy one. We all dodged raindrops here and there but by and large folks hung in there and there was a great spirit about the show which must still have attracted a few hundred folks.

In addition to all the good the event did for the Portland Police Department’s Police Activities League with the couple thousands of dollars raised (thank you sponsors*, supporters, entrants and everyone that attended and helped to make this great success even for a rainyish day) as well as the show being a great send-off to our beloved Police Chief James Craig who inspired this hopefully annual event, one of the lasting legacies of the show is the intriguing places that mention of it showed up around the internet.

*Calling All Cars and Trucks and Motorcycles was sponsored for 2011 by the Portland Police Department, Portland Motor Club, and MaineToday Media (Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram)

From Bangor to Boston to Cincinnati to a carpet cleaning service in Portland Oregon, from Indiana to India to Australia, from Music.aol.com to SoccerNews.com the eco-conscientious TreeHugger.com, this story got out there… way out there! Here’s a partial list of some of the places this story found itself.

(But first a quick link to some photos from the day. More will follow later: <http://mainetoday.mycapture.com/mycapture/folder.asp?event=1275203&CategoryID=52602>)

Here’s that surprising random assortment of mentions and articles across CyberSpace as we know it…

<http://www.pressherald.com/news/portland-could-learn-today-whether-police-chief-leaving_2011-06-28.html>

<http://www.pressherald.com/news/calling-all-cars-show-gets-enthusiasts-revved-up-_2011-06-26.html?searchterm=car+show>

<http://articles.boston.com/2011-06-26/cars/29706286_1_car-show-vintage-cars-car-aficionado>

<http://news.cincinnati.com/article/20110628/NEWS0108/306280024/James-Craig-picked-Cincinnati-s-new-police-chief>

<http://bangordailynews.com/2011/06/25/news/portland-chief-reaches-out-to-youth-with-los-angeles-style-car-show/>

<http://www.pressherald.com/news/calling-all-cars-to-portland-giant-car-show_2011-05-09.html>

<http://www.wcsh6.com/news/article/163724/2/Portland-chief-reaches-out-to-youth-with-car-show>

<http://1click.indiatimes.com/article/0bCh8Hi8C76uk>

<http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/152786469>

<http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/c52edc66442d4580b688a976a2272563/ME–Chief-Car-Show/>

<http://www.daylife.com/article/03zy7ek76W7wl?__site=daylife>

<http://www.facebook.com/pressherald/posts/184816748236502>

<http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20110625-NEWS-110629824>

<http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/c52edc66442d4580b688a976a2272563/me–chief-car-show/>

<http://www.apimages.com/search.aspx?st=k&cfas=person_featured_name&person_featured_name=%22james%20craig%22&id=421552&showact=results&sort=relevance&sh=10&kwstyle=or&dbm=panorama&adte=1304003513&ish=x&dah=-1&pagez=60&cfasstyle=and&>

<http://usaauto.info/pontiac/calling-all-cars-to-portland-giant-car-show/>

<http://www.pressherald.com/life/bumper-crop_2011-06-23.html?pageType=mobile&id=5>

<http://truckandpickup.info/calling-all-cars-show-gets-enthusiasts-revved-up-press-herald/>

<http://mainetoday.mycapture.com/mycapture/enlarge.asp?image=36504893&event=1275203&CategoryID=52602>

<http://soccernews.bigsoccer.com/article/0bbCcKY6ljfC5>

<http://carpetportlandoregon.org/calling-all-cars-to-portland-giant-car-show-press-herald/>

<http://music.aol.com/artist/james-craig>

<http://topics.treehugger.com/article/06X4fwl61xeZh>

<http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.196526363730305.47845.174327369283538>

Let us know if you find any other really quirky ones out there. Send us an email to info@portlandmotorclub.com. And special thanks to Southern Maine Motors and the other local dealers who helped put some late model icing on the classic car cake with some new muscle cars.

SHOW IS ON — SATURDAY 10 to 2 — FREE ADMISSION — REGISTER CARS AT GATE

IT IS ON — and IT IS ON SATURDAY

The Portland Police Department is sticking with the planned Saturday, June 25 from 10 to 2

Looks like the sun might peek out around 10 so hopefully you’ll plan to stop by even if the weather isn’t perfect — the show will be!

SATURDAY • JUNE 25 • 10AM-2PM

PORTLAND MOTOR CLUB • 275 Presumpscot St.
(rain date Sunday, June 26 — call Officer Raymond Ruby re: weather at 207-233-1151)

> CLICK HERE TO REGISTER <
$15 includes entering one vehicle (choose from over a dozen categories) and includes a show T-shirt!

* OR YOU CAN REGISTER ON THE DAY OF THE SHOW…

but it would be great if you could shoot us an email to let us know you’re planning on coming: info@portlandmotorclub.com

This is a brand new show and unlike Portland (or probably anywhere else) has never seen before! Portland Motor Club has teamed up with the Portland Police Department to create a unique show to promote the community policing approach that Chief James Craig has brought to Portland. The Chief is also a car nut so we have him to thank for this — and maybe for years to come! We have put together a truly exciting show that is designed to appeal to car show lovers as well as to young people who have never been to anything like it.

It’s all to benefit the Portland Police Department’s Youth Activities League to support the great work the PPD is doing creating positive experiences for area youth who might otherwise have such positive opportunities.

In addition to a “regular” car show (which can also include trucks and bikes), local dealerships are bringing some of coolest new cars around to add to the excitement. Because the police are the force behind this show, we are also including vintage police cars as well as some of the highest-tech special police tactical vehicles to the mix. Add in some drift cars, street rods, tricked out cars and who knows what else and it’s a pretty wild combination of vehicles. Then we’ve got a “text and drive obstacle course experience” on a golf cart, a portable dynamometer (www.portable-dyno.com), and indoor karting vehicle plus some BIG RAFFLES and great door prizes.

Add some delicious food from Bingas Wingas (www.BingasWingas.com) and Siano’s Brick Oven Pizza (www.SianosBrickOven.com) who will be donating part of their proceeds and Cap’n Eli’s Soda Wagon will be on hand. Plus BIG HITS Y100.9 and Smooth Jazz WJZP 105.1 as well as some live music from area teens thanks to the Maine Academy of Modern Music (www.MaineAcademyOfModernMusic.org).

Thanks, too, to the Portland Press Herald (www.PressHerald.com) for helping us with media sponsorship and the generous package of ads they donated to this great event and worthy cause.

Click to download full-sized/full-quality CALLING ALL CARS poster: CALLING ALL CARS POSTER — you can help to spread the word about the show by sending a link to this page by email or on FaceBook, print out copies on legal-sized paper and hand them out or take them to a car show!