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

Cars and Guitars: Classic Car Show and Classic Southern Rock Concert with Jimmie Van Zant on October 5th in Saco

Cars and Guitars: Sunday, October 5th from 10AM to 4PM at Southern Maine Chrysler Dodge Jeep at 824 Route One in Saco*


Classic Car Show (cruise-in style): show cars of all makes and models please arrive no earlier than 8:30 (to keep Route One from turning into a parking lot); Special Classic Mopar Collection featuring dozens of 1960s and 70s classic Plymouth and Dodge muscle cars and more on display in the showroom and service bays — since, by law, we can’t actually be doing business that day so we’re clearing the building and the lot to make room for this great event.


Live Music from 10 to 4 featuring the Jimmie Van Zant Band up from Tennessee playing Skynyrd and their own great music plus the WBLM house band and some local talent. See and hear his website here.

Admission is free. This is a benefit event for Biddeford-Saco area food pantries so please bring non-perishable food items or you can write a check to one of several groups at the event. There will also be a 50/50 raffle with our half going to these pantries.

There will be a variety of great food trucks on hand for lunch and snacks and drinks. No coolers please.

It’s rain or shine although we prefer shine. Bring a folding chair and maybe keep an umbrella in the car. Folding tents/canopies will only be allowed by the show cars

For non-show cars, there will be a passenger drop-off area on Spring Hill Road (off Route One next to the dealership) with parking up Spring Hill Road and shuttle vans running back and forth throughout the day.

For more information, you can visit the dealership’s website here or call Kal Rogers at 207-233-9970 with any event-related questions.

* The dealership is one of our sister businesses along with Portland Volvo and Portland Detailing.

If you need a poster-sized version of this (legal size), contact us at info@portlandmotorclub.com and we'll email you a copy to print out and share. Thanks!

If you need a poster-sized version of this (legal size), contact us at info@portlandmotorclub.com and we’ll email you a copy to print out and share. Thanks!

2014 Car Show and Toys for Tots Benefit Featured on WCSH6


8th Annual Toys-for-Tots Labor Day Car Show – Monday, September 1, 2014

8th Annual Toys-for-Tots Labor Car Show
Monday, September 1, 2014 From 10 AM-2 PM

Portland Motor Club
275 Presumpscot Avenue
Portland, ME 04103

7th Annual Toys-for-Tots Labor Car Show Monday, September 1, 2014 From 10 AM-2 PM

7th Annual Toys-for-Tots Labor Car Show
Monday, September 1, 2014 From 10 AM-2 PM

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


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!

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



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…

























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.



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!


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

$15 includes entering one vehicle (choose from over a dozen categories) and includes a show T-shirt!


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!

CALLING ALL CARS AND CAR SHOWS…… 2011 Maine Car Show Calendar in the works

We’re starting to put together our calendar for the 2011 Car Show and Cruise season and just want to remind anyone and everyone to send in your listings for any type of car-related event to us at info@portlandmotorclub.com. We’d like to think that we have the most comprehensive listings in the state but if we don’t know about it, we can’t let others know! So get ’em in here and we’ll get ’em out there! Looking forward to another great car events season.

We’re hoping to have one new car event this season (in addition to our 2011 Labor Day Toys-for-Tots Car Show/Cruise and perhaps a 2011 Fall Exotics Gathering) — an event organized by the Portland Police Activities League (formerly “Athletic” League) — a Youth-Oriented Car Show & More especially designed for teens and other young people. We expect to have some sort of People’s Choice Car Show, some cool late model cars, some old and new police cars, some special educational and safety activities (a texting-and-driving danger demo, mechanical and detailing demos and contests), prizes, raffles, music and more! The crew from Portland Detailing (http://www.PortlandDetailing.com) will also be on hand to teach some detailing and cleaning tips.

This is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 25. The success of this will depend on getting the word out to young car enthusiasts — kids who are interested in classic and the latest hot cars, mechanical skills, car care, public safety, and more. Something special to do with the right young person — your child, your grandchild or a friend of the family. We are also looking for volunteers to help out with this event. If you are particularly interested in cars and young people showing an interest in them, please be in touch with Portland Motor Club via our website (http://www.PortlandMotorClub.com) or by phone (207-775-1770).