Welcome to Flashback Cruz 2019!
In 2018, Flashback Cruz underwent a complete overhaul, including the introduction of a Board of Directors. Six local car gurus came together to revamp this long loved event, and to show the Pacific Northwest that this car show is not to be missed. 2019 saw the introduction of two new directors, and they are thrilled to be a part of Flashback Cruz.
Only 400 cars will show, so don’t delay on reserving your spot. Read below to meet the crew, and then head over to registration.
See you in August!
Kelly has lived in Bend since 1965, and his car craze started very young. From hot wheels, to building models, and then to the real thing. His first build started in 1975 at age 15 with a 1955 Chevy P/U that won class at the 1978 Portland Truck and Van show, then Best Truck at the 1979 Portland Roadster Show. Over 400 plus cars later, many being full restoration award winners, Kelly’s passion still goes on. He currently owns a 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge.
Larry has lived in Bend since 1957. He graduated from Bend Senior High in 1968, and joined the USAF in 1969 until 1975.
Larry started working on Jeeps at the young age of 11 with his dad as his mentor, and Larry has been a car enthusiast ever since. He shares this passion with his wife, Terri. They have owned and operated B & D Auto Glass since 1977. Larry’s specialty is auto glass restoration for the classics and custom glass for streetrods.
Scott has been a Bend resident since 2000, enjoying all that Central Oregon has to offer. He has a number of hobbies but driving his 1970 SS Chevelle convertible is one of his favorites. He bought his classic in 2002, a 67 Camaro convertible. He currently has the Chevelle and a 69RS/SS Camaro that he had totally restored.
Scott is very excited about the positive changes that are taking place for the Flashback Cruz. Scott is honored to be a part of restoring this great event in the special interest car world.
Ken has lived in Bend, Oregon since 2000, and started to become involved with local car clubs. His love for cars really started when he turned sixteen years old when he purchased his first car, a 1946 Pontiac Coupe. Since then Ken has owned over twenty classic cars. Currently he owns two classics; a 1958 Pontiac Bonneville, and a 1966 Chevrolet El Camino. Ken and his wife, Carrie, live in Bend with their two mini Australian Shepherd dogs.
Al Halligan, owner of Exquisite Hardwood Floors, moved to Bend, Oregon with his wife Roxanne and their two year old son in 1994, and welcomed their second son in 1995. Al’s passion for cars began in 1973 when he went into the Marine Corps; he spent his off duty time working on cars and trucks and that passion has never gone away. Al and Roxanne currently have a 1960 GMC 4x4 Carryall Suburban and also a 1966 Chevy 2WD Suburban.
In 2019, Al was honored to accept a director’s position with the Flashback Crew. As with the other directors, his goal is to help make the Flashback Cruz a show that people from all over want to attend, and keep the enthusiasm for these old cars & trucks going strong.
Terri has lived in bend since 1959. She graduated from bend High School, where she met her husband and fellow director, Larry Scott (a long time ago!). Terri has always had a passion for cars, with her first being a 1964 Impala. Since that time, a few classics have been in her life, such as her 1966 Corvette Roadster, which was one of her favorites.
Terri has been a tremendous help behind the scenes, and was asked to become a director in 2019. Being a part of the Flashback Crew is truly rewarding for Terri, as she feels that all of the Crew and volunteers have made this event an outstanding success!
We lost our dear friend, Wade Bryant, earlier this year. He is a lifetime Director of Flashback Cruz.
Wade’s car hobby started when he was very young. It began while hanging out with his Grandfather in the body shop in John Day in the 1960s, and later while working on cars with his Dad. Since 1984, Wade has owned and continued to manage Wade Bryant’s Auto Repair & Service in Bend, starting out in a Mobil Service station. Wade has been building cars since he was 15 and has a collection of his work, including a 1956 Chevy 2 door that he bought in 1975. These days Wade enjoys the flexibility to build 2-3 cars a year for himself and a few customers, while keeping the main shop going.