Portland Motor Club Car Show 2016 Gallery

Portland Motor Club, Maine’s car marina, is proud to partner with Toys for Tots each Labor Day to present the largest car show in Portland, Maine. Here’s a taste from on high of what we enjoyed in 2016.

 
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10th Annual Toys-for-Tots Labor Day Car Show Monday, September 5, 2016

Monday, September 5, 2016
10th Annual Labor Day All Clubs Cruise-In Car Show for Toys for Tots

Portland Motor Club at: 275 Presumpscot Street in Portland

10AM-2PM
Vehicles arrive after 8:30AM.

Rain or Shine.

Portland’s biggest show! Peek inside Portland Motor Club to see our great collection of stored vehicles including a world-class Mopar muscle car collection. Detailing demos. Music; food; 50/50 raffle & door prizes; assorted prizes.

A drone's-eye-view of our 2015 show

A drone’s-eye-view of our 2015 show

FMI: Kal Rogers @ 207-233-9970
or Stan Page @ 207-615-8365
info@portlandmotorclub.com

Our biggest show in 7 years at Portland Motor Club

Our biggest show in 7 years at Portland Motor Club!!! Over 300 cars came through to spend some time on a very hot day with their fellow car enthusiasts and to donate two extra-long van-loads of toys and presents to the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots Program. A great turn out and a great time — thank you all who helped out.

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9th Annual Toys-for-Tots Labor Day Car Show Monday, September 7, 2015

9th Annual Toys-for-Tots Labor Car Show

Monday, September 7, 2015 From 10 AM-2 PM
Portland’s largest fall car show – featuring the United States Marine Corps.

Antique – Classic – Muscle – Street Rods – Sports – Exotics – Trucks – Motorcycles.

Entry fee is a new unwrapped toy per occupant for a deserving child, or a donation to the Toys-for-Tots program.

Portland Motor Club
275 Presumpscot Avenue
Portland, ME 04103

9th Annual Toys-for-Tots Labor Car Show Monday, September 7, 2015 From 10 AM-2 PM

9th Annual Toys-for-Tots Labor Car Show
Monday, September 7, 2015 From 10 AM-2 PM

2014 Car Show and Toys for Tots Benefit Featured on WCSH6

http://www.wcsh6.com/media/cinematic/video/14935271/8th-annual-car-show-benefits-toys-for-tots/

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).

Labor Day Car Show… Ferrari & Exotics Cruise… New Chrysler Dodge Jeep Dealership… Winter Storage… Whew!

LABOR DAY TOYS-FOR-TOTS BENEFIT CAR SHOW… Well, another huge success! At least a couple hundred cars were on hand and several hundred people to enjoy a truly impressive selection of all types of vehicles. See photos.

Thanks to everyone’s generosity, we sent the Marines back to their secret hide-out with hundreds of toys which will be distributed actually in the very near future to needy families in Maine — and there are lots of them these day, let’s not forget. Our huge lot filled up before the opening bell and they kept coming. At one point, almost all of Presumpscot Street was lined up with cars from one area club as they arrived en masse to support the event.

Many thanks to all who joined us and helped out in many ways — especially Stan and Cheryl Page who tirelessly promote the event all through “cah season”, the United States Marine Corps to receive and organize the toys, Portland Motor Club for providing the space (it’s not really “our” event — it’s the combined effort of all the clubs that participate), the toy donors and money-for-toys donors, the Monday Night Posse (MondayNightPosse.com) for making some great noise, the vendors and especially the folks who brought out their amazing vehicles to support the event. It wouldn’t be nearly as impressive without the cars!

Plan on it for next year.

FERRARI & EXOTICS CRUISE… Less than a week after the Labor Day show, we had a very exciting special event in collaboration with Ferrari of New England. It was our first annual (?) Fall Exotics Cruise. We had fun appreciating each others’ cars and enjoying a light Italian lunch in honor of the Ferraris (including a rare SuperAmerica model), Maseratis and Lamborghinis that were the centerpiece of the event, but other more-than-fine vehicles were represented including an Aston Martin DB9, a Bentley, a Mercedes SL 55 AMG, a customized BMW, a Corvette Z06, a new Dodge Challenger, etc., etc.

The group then lined up for a cruise over to Kettle Cove Beach in Cape Elizabeth (Two Lights was out because of the gravel road and maneuverability issues). It was a beautiful day and we certainly made the day for some unsuspecting young guys who happened to be in the lot at the beach – that is not something you would expect on a Saturday afternoon in September at the beach – several handfuls of the finest automotive eye candy!

SOUTHERN MAINE MOTORS CHRYSLER DODGE JEEP SUPERSTORE… If you’ve ever been to Portland Motor Club – and our Labor Day Car Show is the one day of the year that we actually open up the facility (somewhat) for the public to take a peak – you might have noticed the very impressive MOPAR muscle car collection – well, it would be hard to not notice. The owner of Portland Motor Club is what you might call a “true believer” in the Church of MOPAR. One his automotive dreams came true this fall when he had the opportunity to purchase his own Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep dealership.

We can now all say “Goodbye Jolly” and “Hello Southern Maine Motors”. The well-known Jolly John’s dealership in Saco, Maine has been sold and is the proud new home of a renovated and rejuvenated Southern Maine Motors Chrysler Dodge Jeep Superstore at the same address. Next year, there will be a complete remodeling done there to build a top-of-the-line Chrysler Dodge Jeep facility. And we have enjoyed bringing some of the oldies-but-goodies down from Portland Motor Club to the Southern Maine Motors showroom to visit with their modern-day descendants.

So, please visit us online at our great new website at SouthernMaineMotors.com to see all the great stuff that is happening there. Even better, stop by to see the handsome new showroom and other improvements and the lot FULL of Chryslers, Dodges, Ram Trucks and, of course, Jeeps. It’s a great sales and service crew there — we were fortunate to discover an enthusiastic and talented team already working there!

We do expect to have some classic car fun down at the dealership next summer, too!

WINTER STORAGE SEASON… is upon us. With snow in the forecast for this weekend, there’s no use in pretending that that isn’t winter knocking on your door. We did have an amazing summer with near-perfect cruising weather. The fall was more of a mixed bag but with still plenty of vehicular enjoyment opportunities. But now it’s time. If you need to store your special car with us for part or all of the winter, we will make space for you (without crowding anyone). Heated, climate-controlled, secure car storage is available by the month or by the season. We can even provide shorter-term storage if you are going on vacation and want your car to be garaged in our great facility rather than at the less-than-great airport parking lot. And why not get that long-overdue thorough detailing done while you’re gone by our fantastic Portland Detailing crew (PortlandDetailing.com). Be in touch and we can help you coordinate all that. And speaking of Portland Detailing, we will now be offering our car care expertise at our Saco Southern Maine Motors location as well.

Sorry to throw all that at you at once but it’s been a busy fall, especially with getting our new dealership off the ground. If you’re more of a Volvo or Saab type, please check our PortlandVolvo.com and PortlandSaab.com websites if you’re in the market.

Yes, it’s cars, cars and more cars around here – and that’s the way we like it!

Motor Club News… Late-Summer Edition 2010

We wanted to connect with our members and friends with this seasonal e-update to let you know what’s happening at Portland Motor Club these days…

Don’t miss our LABOR DAY CAR SHOW: Portland Motor Club will happily host the Labor Day TOYS-FOR-TOTS Car Cruise-in again this year. Cruise on in anytime after 9 that morning for a 10am to 2pm event on Monday, Labor Day, September 6, 2010 — our main lot was almost full by starting time last year (our first year hosting it)! There was a truly extraordinary assortment of quality cars. See photos from last year at . Any and all types of vehicles are welcome to come by for some fun, some food, some great live music by Monday Night Posse , prizes and, of course, a lot of awesome cars. The U.S. Marine Corps will be on hand to handle the onslaught of toys for kids. Entrance “fee” is a new unwrapped present for a deserving child. Portland Motor Club will also be opened up that day for visitors to see the facility (from a safe and untouchable distance). Members are encouraged to be on hand to meet some of the other members and to help to share the excitement about Portland Motor Club.
* all Maine car clubs are encouraged to participate

WINTER STORAGE RESERVATIONS: You really don’t have to get your car off the road until the very last minute if you don’t want to, but you might want to make sure it has a good winter home waiting for it. After all, we pretty much filled up last winter! You can store your car at Portland Motor Club anytime from October 15 through Memorial Day weekend for one flat fee. Please call Membership Director Kal Rogers at 207-233-9970 to work out the details and to save some space for your vehicle.

VIDEO TOUR: If you haven’t seen our video tour/interview online on our homepage , you really ought to take a few minutes and watch (if we say so ourselves). It gives anyone interested in professional car storage or just curious about what goes on here a really good idea of what Portland Motor Club is all about. Just click to go to the homepage… www.PortlandMotorClub.com

CALENDAR of EVENTS: There’s still lots going on with the car show circuit and weekly cruise-ins — don’t miss the fun! And, of course, you’ll want to get out for some foliage hunting later in the fall (if it ever comes — what a summer, eh?). Why not make it a cruise event of your own and invite a couple other cars to make a day of it? Visit the CALENDAR & EVENTS section of our website to find out what’s going on where and when, including regular cruise-ins taking place all over the state. If you know of an event taking place that you don’t see on our calendar, please forward that information on to us so that we can update our site. We want our calendar listings to be as complete and accurate as possible.

HUGE TURN-OUT at Toys-for-Tots Car Show at Portland Motor Club

Toys, Cars and Music make for a great event at Portland Motor Club

TOYS, CARS & MUSIC make for a great Labor Day TOYS-FOR-TOTS BENEFIT CAR SHOW at PORTLAND MOTOR CLUB

(see TV station video links below)

By the time the car show officially started at 10 AM, the main lot was almost full. Eventually, show cars ended up in a side lot, in the back lot and in the neighbor’s lot!!! What a great day at Portland Motor Club with an estimated 175+ show cars stopping by and perhaps 500 or so people passing through during the day. The U.S. Marines were taken by surprise (which doesn’t happen often) by the great toy turn-in which filled up a Humvee as well as a trailer. And the audience was energetically entertained by music from the Monday Night Posse, an area garage band.

Organizers Stan and Cheryl Page, members of several local car clubs including Knucklebuster’s as well as members of Downeast Street Rodz and Portland Motor Club Membership Director Kal Rogers were all overwhelmed by the support and the turn-out. Rogers’ assessment: “It couldn’t have gone any better — a huge assortment of truly amazing cars, some literally filled with toys; tons of other toys that actually took the Marines by surprise; a nice array of vendors including Cruise Maine Magazine, Downeast Street Rodz’ food cart, a local t-shirt maker, the AMVETs and the great DJ JP all added a lot to the event.” Adding, “And, much to everyone’s pleasant surprise, the local live music turned out to be a great and lively addition. And the weather certainly didn’t hurt — this amazing weather streak we’ve been having helped everything to come together perfectly. We certainly hope to be able to do this again but we may have to put cars on the roof!”

Hundreds of visitors were able to get a glimpse into the Portland Motor Club facility to see (from a respectful distance) some of the fine cars in climate-controlled (heated / humidity) and secure storage there as well as to get an up-close-and-personal view of one of the state’s finest MOPAR (Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth) muscle car collections — if not the finest.

Portland Motor Club owner Bill Waldron noted, “It was really great to help out the kids with all the toys and and a great day for everyone who came. And it was a chance for us to show off our beautiful car storage facility with its club lounge for members and on-site professional detailing at our Motor Club Auto Care shop. I think people were excited to see what goes on in here. I love cars and know that they need a good home to stay in good shape. Basically we’ve created that — a good home for good cars where they’ll be safe from all the things that damage and ultimately destroy vehicles — critters, clutter, condensation and cold. The four “c’s”, I guess. Oh, and crooks, I suppose. That makes five.” He added, “Every year you hear about this barn collapsing on a bunch of nice cars or that garage catching on fire — it kind of breaks your heart if you love cars. We have a super-reinforced building that is wired top to bottom for anything that can go wrong.”

Special thanks to all the folks who contributed all the wonderful toys as well as cash from the nickels to hundred dollar bills to the raffle prizes including membership/race passes from Maine Indoor Karting (www.MaineIndoorKarting.com) and a complete auto detailing from Motor Club Auto Care (www.PortlandDetailing.com). And, of course, to Maine’s Marines who are the great folks behind Maine’s Toys-for-Tots program. At the end of the event, it was suggested by the Marines that they may need help sorting out all the toys as they get towards the holiday season. To find out how you can participate in this program, go to http://www.toysfortots.org/donate/toys-city-county.aspx?txtState=MAINE.

And now, take a look for yourself at these video links and you’ll see what a busy and amazing event it really was. We’d love your comments, especially if you were there. Also, please feel free to send photos and videos that you’ll allow us to use to <info@PortlandMotorClub.com>

CHANNEL 8’s coverage… http://www.wmtw.com/family/20780622/detail.html

CHANNEL 6’s coverage… http://www.wcsh6.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=108863

Also, click on our Photo Gallery to see some more great photos from the event.

Marines collect hundreds of toys from Maine's generous car club members and visitors to Portland Motor Club

Marines collect hundreds of toys from Maine’s generous car club members and visitors to Portland Motor Club

Portland Motor Club's parking lot was full to overflowing into the neighbor's lot!

Portland Motor Club’s parking lot was full to overflowing into the neighbor’s lot!

We at Portland Motor Club are taking the response to the COVID-19 pandemic very seriously.

We are following the Governor's decree by not being open to offer our regular storage services for the public.

We are certainly looking forward to making our car storage services available to you at the soonest possible time. We will also have new safety protocols in place for your assurance.

You are welcome to call or email anytime and we will get back to you at our earliest convenience. Our manager is monitoring correspondence on a daily basis.

Please stay safe and healthy during this challenging time. We look forward to serving you in the near future.