Wheelin' Weekend Rolls Through Walla Walla
Photos by Jerry England. Story by Cindy Frost
On September 9-10, 2016, hundreds of classic cars and motorcycles took to the historic streets of Walla Walla, WA to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Wheelin' weekend.
The weekend welcomed old and new friends as car show participants began picking up their registration packets while talking cars. The real fun began with the Classic Cruise on Friday night. Led by a vintage fire truck last year, over 300 cars cruised the city streets and county roads as thousands of spectators lined the streets to view this annual tradition. A BBQ at the fairgrounds followed with lots of good food.
By 9am on Saturday morning, more than 400 classic cars and motorcycles lined Main Street in Walla Walla where nearly 5000 locals and tourists alike strolled the street and admired the entries. The warm and sunny weather made another perfect day for the show· This was our biggest show ever.
The Downtown Farmers Market served as food court. Many vendors were in attendance with local, fresh produce, lunch menus and artisan crafts. At the registration tent, prizes were drawn the entire day and numbers recorded on a white board for participants to check for their winning number. A poker walk added to the days' events as well.
Kicking off the awards ceremony was a presentation of the colors by the local Civil Air Patrol and singing of the National Anthem. Over 100 trophies were awarded along with more drawings. Wheelin' Walla Walla Weekend takes place every year the weekend after Labor Day. Save the date for the 2017 show on September 8-9 or go to downtownwallawalla.com for show details.