The Malaise Car Club of Oregon will be hosting the 2nd Malaise Invitational on June 24th in Philomath, OR. Any car, truck, motorcycle, tractor, and anything with wheels made between 1972-1995 of any condition is encouraged to register and show off! Rust buckets, show cars, and daily drivers will all be equally welcomed at the show!
Wanna see all the malaise action but don't have a vehicle to flaunt? No problem! This show is open to the public so bring your friends, family, and anyone else who wants to see some neat rides. Pets are welcome as well as any food. So roll out the picnic blanket on the grass and enjoy the gorgeous views this area has to offer along with the magnificent motors that will be present.
This will be a rain or shine event so expect the best weather but plan for the worst. There is also a very good chance you will not have cell service in this beautiful area -- be sure to set your GPS ahead of time.
All proceeds will be donated to the wonderful folks over at the HIV Alliance, minus the cost of hosting the show.
The cars aren't the only time capsule around here!
Check out our vintage ad for the show!
Filmed on a consumer-grade camcorder at the old Buick dealership in Springfield, it's an homage to the dealership commercials of yesteryear. Don't let the (totally real) prices give you sticker shock, sign up for the show today!
Much like the malaise-makers of yore, we couldn't help but make the same thing twice. Check out promo B! Same dealership antics, same absurd prices, just a fresh coat of paint to make the rust spots seem less concerning.
Raffle:We will be holding a "Chinese Auction" styled raffle, in which all proceeds will be going directly to the HIV Alliance. Each sponsor of the show will be donating an item to the raffle. There will also be fun malaise-related items mixed in! Cash only for all raffle ticket purchases.
Contests:This year's theme will be "sleazy dealership." Be sure to wear your tackiest salesman outfit and you just might win the costume contest! We will also be providing some white windshield paint markers, so feel free to make your car look fresh on the lot (the used car lot, that is). Best looking "car for sale" will get a nice little award as well.
Food:There will be food vendors on the premises, so please feel free to support small business while you enjoy the show. We also encourage you to bring picnic supplies -- blanket, chairs, shade, and anything else you might need to comfortably eat and spend time outdoors.
Beverages:It's gonna be summer so it's gonna be hot. We will have water for sale with the proceeds going to the HIV Alliance but it is still a good idea to come prepared and bring your own hydration. Let's stay cool.
Awards:There will be a number of awards given out based on specific criteria. Check back soon to see what the upcoming show's categories will be!
Music:We will have a DJ booth set up to play some fantastic tunes from the malaise era with some fun car ads in the mix. You may bring your own stereo if you'd like (the more malaise, the better) but please be courteous and keep the volume to a reasonable level as not to disturb other attendees.
The HIV Alliance
The HIV Alliance Mission HIV Alliance was founded in Eugene, Oregon in 1994 to support people living with HIV/AIDS and prevent new HIV infections. What They Do As an agency, HIV Alliance is committed to not only addressing their clients’ needs for HIV-specific care and prevention services, but to reducing all barriers to wellness. Their prevention and care programs work together to support and protect people living with, and at-risk for, HIV in our community, and they are able to provide comprehensive support to respond to a variety of needs experienced by their clients.
How They Accomplish Their Mission They provide interventions that are highly evidence based, low barrier, trauma informed, equity oriented, and client centered and which work to directly address social determinants of health. Their approach is grounded in harm reduction, meaning that they “meet their clients where they are at” and deliver services without judgment or coercion. Their programs are built on core values, including collaboration, empowerment, adaptability and innovation, continuous improvement, and non-judgement.
What's behind door #1? A used car!
When you attend the second annual Malaise Invitational, you'll have the opportunity to enter a raffle to win our beautiful prize car: a 1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign!
Raffle tickets are $25, or 5 for $100. It's the cheapest car you'll ever buy, and one of the sleekest! Below are some of the details that make this Jaguar something special. Don't miss out!
This gorgeous 1991 Jaguar XJ6 Sovereign features: • 194,000 original miles • Power locks, windows, and seats • Working A/C, converted to R134 • Cruise control • Telescopic wheel • Fog lamps • Factory chrome wheels • Sun roof
This luxurious raffle car comes in original Regency Red paint over Biscuit I-Can't-Believe-It's-Not-Leather with real walnut wood interior. It's got no leaks, squeaks, or rattles. Complete fluid change and a fresh detail by Duck Detail of Eugene.
Don't miss your chance to be the owner of this awesome Jag!
Q: What is Malaise? A: For the sake of clarity, we define the malaise era as beginning in 1972 and ending in 1995. For 1972 year model vehicles there was an across the board drop in compression ratios and a switch to net horsepower ratings in preparation for upcoming emissions regulations. In 1996 OBDII diagnostic electronics were universally adopted thus beginning the modern era of engine management and emissions.
Q: My car is either newer than 1995 or older than 1972, can I still register it for the show? A: Unfortunately, no. You are more than welcome to park it in spectator parking but it will not be allowed on the field. The only exception to this rule is if the same generation of car extends past or before the year range. An example of this would be the 2nd generation Cadillac Fleetwood which started in 1993 and ended in 1996. We would allow a 1996 Fleetwood to register for the event.
Q: Is Malaise only American? A: We accept cars from all corners of the globe. Japanese? Yes. German? You bet. Swedish? Ja. British? Oh yeah, baby! French? Oui! Eastern Bloc? Get that thing over here on a trailer if you have to! Anything else? Surprise us! Q: Will you accept my bike? A: Yes! Anything with wheels is more than welcome along with any period correct accessories. Q: How do I pay for registration? A: Registration can be completed by clicking the green button at the top of the page and filling out the required information. Pre-registration through this site is $25 and day-of registration will be $35 cash only.
Q: What time should I arrive if I am showing off my car? A: We recommend arriving by 9:30 to allow time for setup and staging. Q: Can I show up and register the day of the event? A: Yes. However, day-of registration is $35 compared to the $25 pre-registration fee. Q: Can I bring outside food to the show? A: Yes! Outside food is more than welcome. We will have food trucks on the premises, so keep your eyes peeled and taste buds prepped for food vendor announcements.
1. Respect The Property Please respect the surrounding community and the property owners of the show. This means no burnouts and leaving no trace that we were there. Please pick up after yourself and dispose of any garbage in on-site wastebins or take it with you to dispose of elsewhere. This is Oregon, where we pride ourselves on leaving places better than we found them.
2. No smoking The grass will be very dry around this time of year and the last thing anyone wants is a fire. Vaping and any other non-combustible forms of smoking are acceptable.
3. No Dick Measuring This is a laid-back car show, not a dick measuring contest. Most attendees are not interested in nor impressed by loud exhaust or bassy sound systems. Please be courteous by keeping noise levels down and egos in check. We're all here to have a good time.
4. No Car Shaming Every car is special to someone. Ragging on any make or model is forbidden. This includes donks, hotrods, or other customized or modified cars. "Let the car please the driver."
5. No Bullying Make sure that everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn't allowed. Degrading comments about things such as race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender, or identity will not be tolerated.
Our goal is for everyone to have a safe and fun time. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to reach out to us on Facebook or via the form on this site.