october 2022

01oct10:00 am02(oct 2)5:00 pmCar is King WeekendSaturday, October 1 & Sunday, October 2Event Type :Public Program


Event Details

Sam Hill was passionate not only about art, but his efforts were instrumental in the construction of the Columbia River Highway, the Pacific Highway (Highway 99, the main north-south route through Oregon and Washington), Highway 101 along the coast, and a road to Crater Lake. This two-day festival honors Hill’s passion for creativity in the form of autos and modern roads.


Saturday, October 1 | 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Concours de Maryhill 
This is an open car show and anyone with a special car may enter. Enjoy raffles, food vendors and more! The day concludes with an awards presentation and dinner. Organized by Goldendale Motorsports Association. Free on museum grounds for spectators. Want to enter your car? More information and to register your car here. Receive 2 free museum passes per vehicle entry.

October 1 | Noon to 2 p.m.
Drive the Maryhill Loops Road

Take a spin on the first paved road in the Northwest; with eight hair-pin turns, it’s sure to be a thrill! The Maryhill Loops Road is open to cars only twice a year.

Sunday, October 2 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Maryhill Loops Hill Climb

The most historic event on the Pacific Northwest motor racing calendar is this recreation of the Maryhill Hillclimb, with vintage sports cars from the 1930s to 1960s racing singly in a three-mile timed climb up the historic Maryhill Loops Road.. First held in 1955, it has seen top international drivers and cars as diverse as Ferraris, vintage Bentleys, Model-T racers, and formula B cars. The Hillclimb now sees a diverse group of cars, motorcycles, and karts even. It’s a unique experience for any motorsports enthusiast, as very few hillclimb events are still available anywhere in the world. Driving this large portion of the original 1955 course at speed is a dizzying ascension not for the faint of heart, with long drop-offs just a few feet away all the way to the top. Free for spectators viewing the race from the Highway 97 Overlook and from designated viewpoints along the route. Organized by the Maryhill Loops Vintage Hill Climb Association; only their approved cars and drivers will be competing. This program is assisted by members of the Tri-Cities Strictly British Motor ClubYakima Valley Sports Car Club and Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts. For Entry Form or Information contact Starke Shelby at 206-230-0203. or starke@nwinsctr-mi.com


1 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 2 (Sunday) 5:00 pm PST


Maryhill Museum of Art

35 Maryhill Museum Drive

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