Northwest Bronco Round Up Gathers Along The Scenic Oregon Coast

The Northwest Bronco Roundup was back after a hiatus. Seems there was this global pandemic thing in 2020. The news of its return brought out 277 Ford Broncos to Florence, Oregon. The scheduled events over four days offered plenty off and on road fun.

Between sand dunes, covered bridges, and in town displays there was plenty to do on and off road.

The return of the Ford Bronco has spurred new interest in the vehicle. The Northwest Bronco Roundup saw Broncos new and old converging to the Oregon Coast. The perfect place for a gathering like this! Endless sand dunes, forest trails, and logging roads.

“We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” – Sir Isaac Newton

The first event of the weekend was the covered bridge tour. Twenty-eight Broncos showed up for the leisure drive through the Oregon forests. Three covered bridges highlighted the route laid out by Ken and Liz Lollar.

The morning spent touring the Oregon Coast countryside and its iconic covered bridges was a popular event.

The three covered bridges were built between 1925 and 1936. The morning long tour crossed some of the most scenic areas of the coast range. It was a great start to a busy weekend of Bronco activities.

Northwest Bronco Round Up grudge matches in the sand.

Rooster tails of all sizes were on display at the sand drags.

The Dude’s Ranch is more than just a working farm, it is home to a sand drag strip as well. The owner invited the Bronco contingent for some healthy grudge match sand drags.

Some came very prepared for the sand drag as evidenced by the paddle tires on one Bronco. The sand flew as Broncos took to the track for bragging rights.

The Bronco faithful lined up 80 deep, some taking all comers and others looking to settle who has the fastest Bronco. It was a nice setting to spend socializing and racing.

Some of the action and faces of sand drag day.

Life is a beach out at the Northwest Bronco Round Up.

The second day of the Northwest Bronco Round Up was capped off with a sunset beach cruise. The unpredictable nature of the Oregon Coast weather saw a wall of clouds obscure the sunset. Therefor cheating some hopeful photographer (your author) out of the shot of the weekend. But redemption was only a day away.

The weather clouded over the planned sunset portion of the beach cruise. The spirit of the event was still very evident.

Say Bronco!

One of the highlights of a Northwest Bronco Round Up is the group picture. This year 185 Broncos showed up at the base of a large dune. People scurried up onto the dune and the photo taking commenced. Drones, professional photographers, iPhones, all chronicled the gathering. The rest of the morning and afternoon were spent in the dunes.

Sand games, free time in the dunes, and plenty of open space highlighted the day in the dunes. For some it was too much to deal with.

We play dirty, but we clean up nice.

Broncos for blocks!

The final two gatherings of the Northwest Bronco Round Up were public displays. The first was the Old Town Takeover. Old Town Florence is a spectacular collection of specialty shops and restaurants along the Siuslaw River. Broncos lined every street and partook of Old Towns charms.

There was no end to the witty Bronco related license plates, badging, and stickers.

The last event happens at the Three Rivers Casino. Broncos put on their Sunday best, on a Saturday, and do a show and shine. More than just pretty Broncos there are also vendors present showing their wares. There is also a canned food drive that helps the Florence area food bank. The more canned food you bring the more raffle tickets you can earn toward some great prizes.

Northwest Bronco Round Up attendees brought an astounding 5,967 pounds of canned food items!

Nearly 6,000 pounds of canned food was donated to the local food bank by the Bronco community.

Authors Note.

The Northwest Bronco Round Up organizers did an excellent job taking advantage of everything that the Florence area has to offer. However instead of taking from the town, they gave back in several ways that mean the most to host cities of events like this. They brought an economic impact to businesses; and they brought an impact to the people by supporting their food bank.

About the author

John Elkin

John Elkin was born into an off-roading family. Most vacations were spent exploring Death Valley. Later, John found off-road racing, then rally. His competition career spanned 35 years, mostly navigating. John lives in Vancouver, WA. with his family.
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