Classics cruise at the Function 4 Junction: 'There's a lot of mechanical workmanship'

      JUNCTION CITY, Ore. -- Classic cars from across the Pacific Northwest rolled into Junction City on Saturday the Function 4 Junction, a car competition supporting the city's youth.

      With dozens of makes and models lining Junction City's downtown streets, any car buff would have a hard time picking a favorite.

      Auto enthusiasts like Chip Chipman, who brought his fully-restored Willys Swoopster, put a lot of pride in their show cars.

      "There's a lot of mechanical workmanship in it. It took 12 feet of stainless steel tubing, and 4 days to bend it for the fuel injection," said Chipman, "Two years ago we went to 33 car shows. Last year I had surgery and only went to 22 car shows."

      Function 4 Junction president Daniel Alley said part of the $20 entry fee goes back into the community through a scholarship and by sponsoring youth programs.

      "We use all of the school groups we can during the day, and donate to the groups for (their help). We use the raffle money for scholarships," said Alley.

      Last year, Alley says the Function 4 Junction raised enough for two $2,500 scholarships for high school students. The event ends at 9 p.m. with a classic cruise.