Portland Historic Races sponsor renews

Baxter Auto Parts gears up for another year as Title Sponsor of the 27TH Annual Portland Historic Races. PORTLAND, Ore. - Jan. 23, 2003 - Baxter Auto Parts has renewed its commitment as the title sponsor of the 27th annual Portland...

Baxter Auto Parts gears up for another year as Title Sponsor of the 27TH Annual Portland Historic Races.

PORTLAND, Ore. - Jan. 23, 2003 - Baxter Auto Parts has renewed its commitment as the title sponsor of the 27th annual Portland Historic Races. The Baxter Auto Parts Portland Historic Races will take place July 11 through 13 at Portland International Raceway, located at 1940 N Victory Blvd.

One of the leading auto parts and high-performance suppliers in the Northwest, Baxter Auto Parts has been involved with the Portland Historic Races for the past six years; this marks the company's second year as title sponsor.

The Baxter Auto Parts Portland Historic Races features racing by some of the most celebrated vintage cars in history. Nearly 250 prestigious cars are divided into groups according their age and horsepower to compete on the raceway's 1.967-mile track. This year's event will highlight a field of historic Stock Cars, as well as a large group of of 2.5 Trans-Am Challenge Cars.

In addition to racing, the event offers something for the whole family with a display of more than 700 collector cars and 200 collector hot rods; a family zone with activities for children; go-kart racing in the pro-pits; a vendor midway; and a food and wine pavilion.

The event is produced by Campbell Productions under the direction of company president Gill Campbell. Campbell, who has additionally assumed the role of director of the Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, Calif., has surrounded herself with a skilled management team to successfully produce the racing event, which holds a superior reputation in the historic racing industry.

Baxter Auto Parts is a family-owned retail chain rich with history. Ray and Wilma Baxter founded the company in 1936 in a building measuring only 15x30 feet in size. Today, the company has expanded to 13 store locations, 10 in the Portland metropolitan area. The company is still owned and operated by 11 Baxter family members representing three generations. For more information, visit www.baxterautoparts.com.

For more information about the Baxter Auto Parts Portland Historic Races, call 503-274-0019 or visit www.portlandhistorics.com.

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