The WMC was formed in 1955 in Salem, Oregon for the purpose of furthering interest in motoring as a sport, to encourage the enjoyment of car driving and maintenance, to promote observation of traffic laws and courteous driving habits. In general, to organize and plan automotive events and functions of mutual interest.
When we are not busy competing or organizing events, club members enjoy several social activities during the year. These include a July picnic, a Thanksgiving Wine Tour and a December awards dinner, with occasional club tours, campouts and trips to the indoor gokarts in Tigard.
Willamette Motor Club is a non-profit corporation. Club dues and event fees cover the expenses of hosting events and maintaining equipment. Excess funds are returned to the community as charitable contributions. In recent years, Willamette Motor Club has supported the Oregon School for the Blind, the McKay High School Band, the Red Cross, Nestuca Rural Fire District, and local public safety organizations.
DO I NEED A SPORTS CAR?
No. This is a popular misconception. Willamette Motor Club is open to anyone, no matter what you drive. Certainly, some members have sports cars, but many others have pickup trucks and econoboxes. We are an equal opportunity club! All you need is an interest in things automotive.