We Are Partners With The Police

The police are our partners

We are active partners with the Wilsonville police and their community policing efforts. So they help us control the occasional bad behavior that can occur whenever high octane and horsepower come together in a parking lot or the streets surrounding our event.

Excessive application of the throttle pedal may bring you attention that you don’t want.

If we witness a naughty driver, we do cooperate by providing photos and documentation to the Wilsonville police for follow up.  We hear that that can get expensive.

We also reserve the right to ban (temporarily or permanently) any drivers that break our rules during our event.  You are given these rules on the flyer when you arrive.

If you really want to see what your car can do, talk to us about a driving school at Portland International Raceway.  A few of us are driving instructors, and would be happy to sit with you for some laps at PIR instead of a drag race on the public streets.


Photos yes, drones no

Photos yes, drones no

We love to see pictures of cool cars at our event! So if you want to take pictures at our event, go ahead! Then post them here for others to enjoy!

We have a long history of amateur and professional photographers at our event. After ten years, many folks have built and honed their skills of perspective and arrangement. As long as you are not selling the photos, or using them to make money via your website or media channel, feel free to post the links to your online storage.

However aerial photography is NOT allowed via drones or any other flying methods. We have an operating agreement with World of Speed, so please help us stay within the boundaries. Keep the cameras in hand or on a selfie stick.

It has nothing to do with whether you are a licensed drone pilot, or can articulate down to the meter how far away from the Aurora airport we are. Our policy is simply no drones at our event.

Keep the cameras in your hands, and get out there and see what amazing photos you can take in person!


Our Incredible Volunteers

Ground Control: Our incredible volunteers!!!

It would be impossible to manage this event without the help of an amazing group of volunteers! They are the backbone of Portland Cars and Coffee. We call them Ground Control.

You can easily see our GC members by the orange and black shirts they wear, sort of like a safety cone. (No we are not sponsored by OSU) They will also be wearing a lanyard with a copy of our rules, in case you have questions. And of course, a radio and earpiece will help us communicate.

When you enter the driveway, you will usually be greeted by two of our GC members, Valerie and Lisa. They will greet you with a smile, and provide you a flyer with our rules and our calendar. We strongly suggest you smile back and graciously accept the handout. However if you are a grouch, or your don’t want to roll your window down for the flyer, these ladies know how to drive and will track you down!

As you follow the line of cars for parking, additional GC members will guide you towards available parking spaces. Please follow their instructions, as they will help you along the way. If you don’t follow their instructions, they may help you out the back gate and out of the event. Nicely, of course…