Join us on June 15th, 2024!
The Malaise Car Club of Oregon will be hosting the 3rd Malaise Invitational on June 15th, 2024 in Springfield, 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. This will be a rain or shine event so expect the best weather but plan for the worst.

All proceeds will be donated to the wonderful folks over at Connected Lane County, minus the cost of hosting the show.
303 S 5th St
Springfield, OR 97477
Date & Time
June 15, 2024
10am - 2pm
Event Details
Raffle: We will be holding a "Chinese Auction" styled raffle, in which all proceeds will be going directly to Connected Lane County. 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.

Food and Beverages: 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.

 It's gonna be summer so it's gonna be hot. We will have water for sale with the proceeds going to Connected Lane County 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.
Connected Lane County
Connected Lane County is a mission-driven nonprofit organization striving to improve outcomes for underserved youth in Lane County. Their team works collaboratively with Lane County school districts, industry partners, workgroups, and community organizations to create opportunities and prepare youth for their future. By identifying and bridging gaps, working to change systems, and creating safe spaces, they help youth succeed.
Core Programs:

Elevate exposes youth to modern career paths and provides career-connected learning activities. This program hosts hiring fairs and career expos for youth and coordinates job shadows and internships that align with youth interests while providing tools and training to succeed in the workplace.

Navigate provides individualized work readiness and school re-engagement support services for youth facing significant barriers to employment and education. Connected Lane County’s team of Resource Navigators assist clients in obtaining safe housing, accessing quality healthcare, and achieving education and employment goals.

Spark connects community, education, and industry through innovation, education, and hands-on learning. This program helps youth grow skills, become confident problem-solvers, and gain hands-on experiences. Connected Lane County has two Spark facilities, in Eugene and Springfield, that provide safe, welcoming spaces for youth to learn new skills, enhance
their creativity, and build positive social connections.

Excelerators and Drop-In Hours:

Excelerators are designed to prepare young people for work through accelerated education, training, and hands-on skill application in growing career fields. Each Excelerator focuses on a different high-demand field and includes training, certifications, and relevant skill-building in  order to prepare young people for careers. Excelerators include training from Connected Lane County staff and field-based industry internships, both of which are paid.

Drop-in services offer a safe space for youth to receive support from our staff and volunteers in a variety of areas. The Connected Laned County team offers resume and cover letter writing support, interview practice, career mentorship, assistance with finding employment, connections to housing and healthcare resources, and more. Youth can use their space to study, enjoy free snacks, and access shower and laundry facilities.

Learn more about Connected Lane County!

Check out their website ( and follow them on social media (@connectedlane).

What's behind door #1? 
A used car!
When you attend the third annual Malaise Invitational, you'll have the opportunity to enter a raffle to win our beautiful prize car: a 1986 Plymouth Reliant K-Car!

Raffle tickets are $25, or 5 for $100. It's the cheapest car you'll ever buy, so don't miss out!

Complete fluid change and a fresh detail by Duck Detail of Eugene.

Don't miss your chance to be the owner of this awesome car!

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. 

Contact Us
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.

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