Tiger Run update

The Jantzen Beach Red Lion host hotel is booked solid for Tiger Run (and another, different convention, but you can always check for last minute cancellations). The overflow hotel is the Oxford Inn & Suites directly across the parking lot. Their phone number is 800-548-7848.

Also, a reminder to those who want to attend the awards banquet dinner - we cannot sell banquet tickets after May 19th, so get your registration in asap!

If you are looking to register for Tiger Run, after May 15th, it is too late to get anything done by mail, so you must register at Tiger Run. Registration is open on Friday, May 22nd, from noon to 5pm, and on Saturday, May 23, from 8am to noon.

Drag racing on Friday night, May 22nd, is 1/4 mile. Gates at PIR open at 5:30pm.


04 2015

Tiger Run T-shirts and other information

We now have the t-shirt design for Tiger Run 2015, another gr-reat design from our own Goat Herd club member Mark Lines. Just scroll down a bit and you will see the front and back designs for this year’s shirt. The shirts will be black in color, and only t-shirts will be available. If you have already registered and still want to place an order for a t-shirt, contact Frank at buglett67@comcast.net or Pam at kermiesmom@hotmail.com and place your order. The price for the t-shirts will be $20.00 each for sizes Small through XL….add $2.00 for sizes 2XL through 4XL. If you have already registered and want to order one or more shirts, we will add the price of the shirts on your registration form, and you can pay at the time you are registering at Tiger Run. If you want to order a Tiger Run shirt and want it mailed to you, please add $7.50 to the total for shipping charges. Please make all checks payable to ‘Tiger Run’.
Why are we drag racing on Friday night, you ask? Because the City of Portland has declared a ‘quiet weekend’ for the Memorial Day weekend, which includes the race track. However, since the City does not consider Friday night as being a part of the Memorial Day weekend, they will allow drag racing. PIR (Portland International Raceway) is offering discounts for drag racers and spectators. HOWEVER, you MUST have your Tiger Run name badge on you when entering PIR to get the discounts; another good reason to get registered for Tiger Run early, or at least on Friday before 5pm. Watch this website for further updates.


03 2015

Tiger Run 2015 Up-date

The tentative schedule for this year’s Tiger Run show will start with registration open on Friday, May 22nd, from 12noon to 5pm. On Friday night, weather permitting, there will be drag racing at Portland International Raceway (PIR) located just across from the Red Lion hotel. If the weather decides not to cooperate, we will have a general get-together inside the hotel from 5:30pm until it ends.
Saturday, May 23rd, registration will be open from 8:00am until 12noon. The actual Tiger Run car show is from 10:00am ’til 2:00PM. Peoples Choice judging will end at 1:00pm. All show cars must be in position in their respective class prior to 10:00am. Kelly Lay will be hosting a tech talk from 3:00pm until 4:00pm; his talk will be on auto paints and painting your car. As a matter of interest, a GTO ‘The Judge” Kelly restored won Best of Show at Tiger Run 2013. The Awards Banquet doors will open at 6:00pm, and dinner will begin promptly at 6:30pm. Please make all checks payable to ‘Tiger Run’.
On Sunday, the 24th, Goat Herder Paul Wickersham and his wife Yvonne will lead those who want to ‘go for a ride’ on a scenic tour will find themselves travelling up Interstate 84 to Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge, a distance of about 35 miles. At 611 feet, Multnomah Falls is the highest waterfall in Oregon. For those who want to take the time, you can actually walk to the top of the falls in a short travel trip. From Multnomah Falls, we will travel east for a short distance, then return west towards Portland along the Old Scenic Highway back to Multnomah Falls and through the six other falls that make up the waterfalls area of the Gorge. Check out the ‘Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area Waterfalls’ website for pictures and more information on this area. After the drive and stops through the waterfall area, we will drive up to Crown Point, which gives a very scenic view of the Gorge to the east, and a view of the opening of the gorge to the Willamette Valley to the west. Be sure to bring a camera for the many photo opportunities that will present themselves. We will conclude the drive with a late lunch stop at a place to be determined. From our lunch destination, it’s back to the hotel for some R&R. Contact us for more information, or keep watching this site for additional up-dates.


01 2015

Tiger Run 2015 Information and Registration

Tiger Run 2015 is headed our direction, so in about 4+ short weeks, the Goat Herd GTO Club of Oregon will be hosting the 25th Anniversary of Tiger Run….and what will also be the final Tiger Run Northwest Regional GTO Meet – at least for the foreseeable future. So if you have never been to Tiger Run, or have not been to Tiger Run for a while, now is your opportunity to participate in what has become the best regional GTO Meet.

Ready to register already? Here’s the Registration Form!

Of course, all Pontiacs of all years and models are welcome. What started out as a simple GTO meet, which included GTO Juniors (Tempest and LeMans), has for some time now included all Pontiacs. We even have awards for GTO’s, Juniors, Judges, Firebirds and Other Great Cars by Pontiac, and of course, a Best of Show!

The date of Tiger Run 2015 is the Memorial Day weekend of May 22-23-24. The location of Tiger Run 2015 will be at the Red Lion Hotel, Jantzen Beach, in Portland, Oregon. This is the same location the Goat Herd hosted the 2011 National Meet. We have contracted for Red Lion hotel rooms ranging from $114.00 to $144.00, depending on the type of room requested. This does NOT include the county tax and fees, which are subject to change. Additionally, the room rate is valid 3 days before and 3 days after Tiger Run…from May 19 through May 27…for those who are looking for an extended stay. For hotel and room information and reservations, call the Red Lion Hotel reservation number at 1-800-733-5466 – be sure to specify it is for Tiger Run!

ADDED BONUS: Of course, we would like everyone who is planning on attending Tiger Run 2015 to register early, as information on the registration form helps us to produce a better equipped Tiger Run show. So, as an incentive to have participants register early, we will have a INCOME TAX RELIEF Special Raffle: those who pre-register and have their registration form delivered to us by, or mailed to us postmarked by, April 15, 2015 will be eligible to enter a special raffle to win a one night stay (regular room) at the Red Lion Hotel at Jantzen Beach, paid for by Tiger Run. How does that sound? Of course, room and event cancellations will render that registrant ineligible for this special raffle, and you must be a Tiger Run registrant with a car and/or swap meet space. If you want to come to Tiger Run without registering a car or do not want a swap meet space, but do want to attend the awards dinner, a category on the Tiger Run registration form is included for just that purpose.

You can download the Tiger Run Registration Form by clicking here. The registration form must be printed off the computer, completed, and mailed to the Post Office box shown at the bottom of the registration form. WE DO NOT have PayPal nor credit card abilities, so payment of registration fees by Check or Money Order (US Dollars) must be included with the registration form. Please make all checks payable to ‘Tiger Run’.

It is our understanding that a 88 years of age – going on 50 – Jim Wangers is planning on being at Tiger Run in 2015. It will be great to have him back.

Be sure to check this website often as more Tiger Run information becomes available, including any changes or up-dates. We now have the design for the Tiger Run 2015 t-shirts; here’s a preview of the design …


09 2014

New Goatherd Site!

Folks, it’s been a long time coming and here it is … the new Goatherd web site. We’ll be working out the kinks, getting content up to date and making sure Jim Gulley knows how to work the controls.
I hope you like the new format and it makes things better as you gear up for Tiger Run 2015, the Summer Dream Cruise and future club events.




02 2010


2014 Goat Herd Membership Application

Please print the Membership Application form from your computer and submit the form with appropriate payment to the address shown at the top of the application form. Our Membership Co-ordinator will be in contact with you as soon as possible. Thank you for your interest in our GTO Club, open to anyone who wishes to join. Your membership includes a monthly newsletter, and, membership in the National organization, the GTO Association of America, at no additional cost. The GTOAA also puts out a monthly newsletter/magazine full of great information about our GTO’s-Tempest-Lemans. The Goat Herd hosts the annual Tiger Run Northwest Regional GTO Meet, the Summer Dream Cruise in Aloha, Oregon, and we have scheduled monthly events and activities. Our club, best know for our policies of Fun-Food-Friendship, not in that order, will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary in April of 2014. You can be a part of this great organization!


03 2007

Goat Herd Contacts

President: Kevin Richmond
Email: klrichmond85@msn.com

Vice President: Terri Nichols
Email: terri_n56@yahoo.com

Treasurer: Carmelo DiFede
Email: 88dinanbmw@gmail.com

Tiger Run Chairmen: Frank Salerno & Jim Gulley
Email: buglett67@comcast.net

Newsletter Editor:Jason Baird
Email: jasongto1@aol.com

Web Site Content: Jim Gulley
Email: grn64gto@q.com


09 2006