Portland’s 2016 Pedalpalooza

Celebrate Portland’s Bike Culture

Join in on the fun and celebrate Portland’s love for bicycles.

What is the history of Pedalpalooza? Learn more HERE

 

Host: SHIFT – “Bringing people together for bike fun in Portland, Oregon.”

When: June 9th – July 4th
Where: Various locations throughout Portland

 

Click flyer for events calendar:

pedalpalooza 2016

 

 

2016 Portland Rose Festival | Fireworks, Music, Fun

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Opening Night Fireworks

Kick off the holiday weekend with a bang starting at the Portland Rose Festival as the Waterfront Park is illuminated by amazing fireworks followed by music and even more fun.

Portland Rose Festival is conveniently located 2 miles from our Showroom & Service/Autospa locations.

Portland 2016 Rose Festival – MAY 27, 2016
Learn More: rosefestival.org

Tom McCall Waterfront Park
SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR 97204

The Oregonian | OregonLive presents the 2016 Portland Rose Festival’s opening night Fireworks on Friday, May 27. Fireworks will begin at nightfall. Following fireworks will be a free concert at the RoZone stage starring locals The Rocktarts and Pride of Portland Chorus at 8 p.m. Don’t miss out on one of Portland’s largest firework exhibits.

 

 

And the winner for high-miles goes to…

Take pride in your ride, it could last forever

500k+ miles, counting

There is something to be said about a 26-year-old Mercedes-Benz with nearly 600k miles. In Terry Garland’s case, his recently retired 1989 Mercedes-Benz 300E is one for the records.

Garland’s first Mercedes he owned was a 190 E “Baby Benz.” When the car reached 200k miles he says it became problematic. The size of the vehicle was not suiting his needs either. With an itch to upgrade, Garland would seek out his next Merc.

According to NADA Guides, the original MSRP (manufacturer suggested retail price) for a 1989 300E 4-door sedan was $44,850.

My brother had convinced me the car would last a long time with routine maintenance, says Garland. At the time of it’s production, the 300 E or “W124” was known for being a high-mileage car and often times would proudly represent Mercedes-Benz high mileage badges on the grill.

The car was purchased in the early 1990s from former Don Rasmussen’s location in downtown Portland. Garland was the second owner and purchased the car with only 62k original miles.

Garland says outside of the aesthetically pleasing look of the car, the size of the boot is one thing he loved. Even with his recent upgrade to a 2014 C-Class, Garland says  “I miss my old trunk!” 

Used as a daily-driver with many trips to Seattle and the coast, Garland says the 300 E was a solid vehicle with no reoccurring issues. “Any time there was an issue, I got it fixed right away.”

Having all of his services done at MBI Motors in Portland, Garland says he knew he had a relic when he became acquainted with every tech at the shop. “I was religious with my maintenance.” He claimed to have had the oil-changed and regular tune-ups every 3k miles since he owned it. 

The car still runs and drives, and Freeman Motor Company will donate it to Bob’s Auto CafeBob’s is a non-profit which trains mechanics for the automotive industry. They use donated vehicles to learn, work on and then sell.

We would like to congratulate Mr. Garland on his newly purchased 2014 Mercedes C250 as well as thank him for his business and story.

When asked how he felt about trading the 300 E in, Garland replied, ““It served me well, and I will miss it.”

Pictured: Terry & Wife next to their new 2014 Mercedes-Benz C250


Now Open Sundays

 

Why did we decide to open on Sunday’s?

Freeman Motor Company thought being open on Sunday’s would be beneficial to change our hours of operation to accommodate both employees and customers. As of January, we were glad to announce that our showroom is open on Sundays from 12-6 P.M. 

Our employees get two days off, but in sales, those two days off are typically split. Opening on Sundays helps us broaden the scheduling opportunities and allows each one of our employees to get two days-off in a row.

We understand it’s important to disconnect and properly decompress from work and enjoy life at home. We also adjusted our hours on Sunday’s to be considerate of those attending church or other morning commitments.

Car shopping can be timely, research heavy and stressful. Here at Freeman, we acknowledge these anxieties and are here to help make the process smooth, quick and painless. Browse our inventory online (www.freemanmotor.com), call to speak with one of our sales people and let us set-up a viewing that will get you in and out at your convenience.

It is our confidence in our employees, products, cars and customer service that leaves YOU driving away confident.