Portland, OR. The Horseless Carriage Club partnered with Pittock Mansion to host Antique Autos on the Lawn, a free community event for guests to see and learn about early automobiles. Keith Townsend explained the science of early headlights to guests with the help of his 1911 Ford Model T. Townsend was one of many members of the Horseless Carriage Club who brought their antique vehicles to the Pittock Mansion on September 15th. The group is dedicated to restoring, preserving, and driving these early examples of the budding automobile industry. 

J’Leane Cole and Deb Sell add background color to Bob Strieter’s 1911 Ford Model T Touring car.

Ken Krolikoski’s 1932 Packard Roadster looks right at home in front of the Pittock Mansion. Henry Pittock owned a 1912 Pierce Arrow and built a three-bay garage to house it.

The The Horseless Carriage Club of Portland participates in many other community events like the May 5th celebration marking the 100th Anniversary of the Vista House. The ceremony included guest speakers, costumed volunteers and a flag raising ceremony by the Royal Rosarians. Here are some snapshots from that gathering:

Here’s more information on the The Horseless Region Carriage Club of America, Portland Region Group:

The Horseless Region Carriage Club of America, Portland Region Group, is a non-profit corporation found in 1965 by and for automobile antiquarians and dedicated to the preservation of motor vehicles of ancient age and historic value. Prerequisite to membership is the possession of a 1932 or older vintage car, restored or in the process or restoration, and membership in the National Horseless Carriage Club. Applications for memberships can be obtained from the club’s President or Treasurer. Dues for the Portland Region Group are $10 per calendar year (plus $5 for the ladies Auxiliary) which includes the Gas Leak publication.