The club began life in 1953 as the 4 Cylinder Sports Car Club of Oregon with a total membership of fifteen. The club name was changed to Cascade in May of 1956 and membership has since grown to more than 200 members. A year-round event schedule keeps members entertained. Activities include track days, driver education for street and track, road racing, road rallies, the year-end awards banquet and other social gatherings. Cascade General Meetings are held on the first Saturday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Stark Street Pizza Company, SE 92nd and Stark, Portland, Oregon. Guests are always welcome. Come join us and become part of our family.
Cascade Sports Car Club's Road Rally program (aka Geargrinders) has been organizing time-speed-distance road rallies in and around Portland for more than 50 years. The Mountains to the Sea rally, a scenic tour of western Oregon’s finest back roads from Portland to the Pacific Ocean, including famous beach party, is a Cascade tradition. For many years, the Ghoul's Gambol Halloween rally included a tour of a haunted house haunted by club members. Ghoul's Gambol made a return to Cascade's rally program in 2018 following a hiatus. Also in 2018 the long-running Friday Nighter Rally Series was retired, and replaced by the Saturday Road Rally Series, five Saturday morning-early afternoon rallies. The 2020 season promises to provide quality TSD road rally events, fun for beginners and veterans alike.