Jayson Jacoby
The Baker City Herald

24th-annual Baker City Memory Cruise attracts more than 175 classic automobiles

By Jayson Jacoby


A hailstorm, most generally, qualifies as a nuisance.

Combine it with a classic car show, though, and you've got a potential nightmare.

Fortunately the dark clouds that amassed over Baker City on Friday night, the first day of the 24th-annual Memory Cruise, slunk away without dropping anything dangerous over an estimated 175 vintage automobiles that gathered in Baker City.

In the storm's wake was a sunny Saturday, and one of the larger turnouts in the show's history, said Wayne Ryder, one of the organizers.

"I think it was very successful," Ryder said this morning. "We had about 20 more cars than last year. This was right up there with our biggest attendance ever."

Ryder said about 175 cars attended, and many of those participated not only in the show-and-shine Saturday morning and afternoon at Geiser-Pollman Park but also showed up later for the Durkee Steak Feed at Quail Ridge Golf Course and the downtown cruise on Main Street.

See more in Monday's issue of the Baker City Herald.