A winner has been named in one of the funnest events at the 2017 Portland International Auto Show.
Called "Guess This Mess," it invited attendees to guess the make, model, year and mileage of a vehicle crushed into a cube and bailed for recycling by Schnitzer Steel to demonstrate they are an environmentally friendly recycling company.
This year Jakob Cartwright of Hood River won a 50-inch big screen TV by guessing the correct year, make and model of the crushed and bailed vehicle inside the Schnitzer Steel exhibit at the show. Cartwright correctly guessed it was a 2002 Chevy Tracker. He also came closest to guessing the Tracker had 234,629 miles on it.
Attendees were able to submit their guesses during the show, which ran from Jan. 26 to Jan. 29 at the Oregon Convention Center. The winner was chosen on Wednesday, Feb. 1.
Schnitzer Steel is a steel manufacturing and scrap metal recycling company headquartered in Portland. Founded in 1906 by Russian immigrant Sam Schnitzer as a one-person scrap metal recycler, it ranked 803rd on the Fortune 1000 list of the largest companies in the United States in 2014. The company's primary activities are collecting, processing and recycling scrap metal, and producing finished steel products such as rebar and wire rod from the recycled materials. It has operations in both the U.S. and Asia.
The show is the largest annual exhibition of new vehicles in the region. It was produced by the Metro Portland New Car Dealers Association. The Pamplin Media Group was the Presenting Sponsor.