Columbia River Highway 1/1 by Tripoto
Mike
I was traveling along the beautifully historic Columbia River Highway, when all of a sudden I began to see an array of vintage automobiles traveling toward me. Seeing a great opportunity to capture some unique video along a spectacular and historic stretch of highway, enticed me out of my truck. While I was setting-up, I noticed some activity that made me realize this was an organized event of sorts. I spoke with some representatives and learned that it was an annual rally with the folks from the Horseless Carriage Club of America (HCCA). Decked out in period garb to coincide with their vintage automobiles, the rally participates were treated to a beautiful stretch of highway, with a number of waterfalls on one side, and the Columbia River on the other. My understanding is that HCCA conducts an annual rally, each year in a different location. The last time it was in the Portland area was some 26 years ago. Horseless Carriage Club of America (HCCA).The Horseless Carriage Club of America is a non-profit organization for automobile antiquarians dedicated to preserving vintage automobiles. Prerequisite to becoming a member is owning a restored 1932 or older historic automobile.