For four years, Karl & Mary Wescott (Wescott's Auto Restyling) led the Northwest leg of the Americruise. From that experience, Mary had a spark of an idea… to explore the fabulous and diverse beauty that is uniquely Oregon. A 1280 mile loop that would take most participants no more than a day away from home. She asked if the Route 26 Cruisers was interested in running with her idea… and we jumped at the opportunity to organize and lead this great tour!

Join us in this passion… this madness… we call cars!
Barbara Hussey, Chairperson of Cruise Oregon 2001-2005

"Cruise Oregon" was born in 2001, and the participants have traveled throughout the states of Washington, California, into Idaho, and even Canada! We have had participants from 11 different states, and it continues to grow. The 2005 cruise had 165 classic cars participate with ice cream socials, events in the towns that we visited, and a week of good fun, friends, and cars! Cuurently the cruise is limited to 150 cars

The cruise is a one week event that covers up to 1200 miles, with a different route every year. Along with all the fun that we have, money is also raised for charities and community programs such as
Make a Wish, Beat the Heat and Mount Hood Hospice.

2006: Donated $5,000 to fund a local wish for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oregon

2007: Donated to $500 given to the Sandy VFW; $2658 donated to the Guide Dogs for the Blind

2008: $4178 donated to Mount Hood Hospice

2009: Donated $3123 to the Sandy Kiwanas

2010: Donated $1150 to the Sandy Kiwanas, $6741 donated to My Father's House

2011: Donated total $4753.59

  • $1000.00 to the Von Hunter Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • $2200.59 to purchase Christmas gifts for teens in conjuction with the Sandy Kiwanis
  • $500.00 to "Beat the Heat"
  • $1053.00 to Forget Me Not Program/Oregon Trail School District (to purchase school supplies)
  • Donated 86 pounds of soaps, lotions, and shampoos to Sno Cap in Sandy to help low income

2012: Donated total $5000

  • $1,250.00 donated toForget Me Not (to help the school district provide backpacks, books, school supplies, and basics such as shoes and socks for underprivileged children)
  • $2,000.98 Donated to Route 26 Cruisers fund to buy teen Christmas gifts as part of the Kiwanis' Christmas basket program
  • $750.00 donated to Sandy Action (Food Bank)
  • $500.00 Donated toMount Hood Hospice
  • $500.00 donated to Beat the Heat Racing Program to keep kids from street racing

2013: Donated total $4700

  • $2,350 donated to the fund for teen gift shopping for the Kiwani's Christmas baskets
  • $550 donated to Sandy Action Food Bank
  • $550 donated to My Father's House
  • $1,250 donatedto the Forget Me Not program to get school supplies
2014: Donated $4,581.50
  • $1,500 donated to the Forget Me Not Program
  • $2,000 donated to the Sandy Action Center Food Bank
  • $1,000 donated to Mt. Hood Hospice
  • $2,246.71 saved to buy teen gifts for the Sandy Kiwani's Christmas Basket program

2015: Donated $7,318.97

  •  $250.00 to the Long Valley Preservation Society (Roseberry)
  • $714.00 to the Kamiah Kiwanis
  • $200.00 to the Kamiah Community Credit Union
  • $2,500.00 to the Sandy Action Community Center
  • $2,500.00 to the Oregon National Guard Family Assistance Program
  • $1,154.97 to the Christmas Shopping Fund/Sandy Kiwanis

The tradition continues and we look forward to many more years of Cruise Oregon fun!

The Cruise Oregon tour is sponsored and run by the Route 26 Cruisers car club from Sandy, Oregon. All are welcome to come along!

Route 26 Cruisers
PO Box 490
Sandy, OR 97055