October 22, 1998 The Finland Gazette Page 3

Above - 1955 Chrysler C-300 in Tango Red is an eye-catcher.

Right - 1957 Chrysler (center) gets a cleaning before show. On the left is a 1957 Desoto and on the right is a Canadian 1958 Chrysler.

The 1998 WPC National Convention in Portland, Oregon, was an excellent excuse for me to take my initial trip out to the Pacific Northwest. This was the first leg of a vacation that would eventually wind up in Seattle. There were many finned Mopars that I had never seen or heard about on display at the show. And of course, lots of new Mopar-holics. Having recently joined the Forward Look Mailing List, I had a chance to associate the faces with some of the folks I had been chatting with over the past year. For me, the highlights of the convention were the paddle boat ride along the Columbia River following an incredible dinner of fresh grilled salmon. And of course the show on Saturday. When I arrived in Seattle a week later, I hooked up with some of the folks I met at the convention. Lots of great memories !

Left - 1955 Desoto Firedome station wagon speeds off.

Below - Mark and Lidija Hash with Mr. Finzzz.

Below - Mr. Finzzz shows off his underhood muscle.


At dusk, 1959 Desoto Adventurer leaves after the ride down the Columbia river on a paddle boat known as a sternwheeler. Behind the Desoto is a 1964 Imperial Crown.

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