Gear Heads of Whatcom County "Country Car Show"
Photos & Story by Pete Griffin
June 19, 2016 in Lynden, WA started out overcast and a little chilly but the rain held off and we had a great show. A total of 137 cars and trucks registered even with the weather looking so ominous. We had entries from Canada to Seattle and parts in-between. 16 different car clubs were represented and many more unaffiliated entrants. We awarded 21 trophies and gave away over $1500.00 in raffle prizes.
Additionally and more importantly we were able to donate $1500.00 of proceeds to various local charities with more to come.
A car show with a wide variety of vehicles is the best kind and we had some amazing cars and trucks never seen locally before, like the VW Samba Deluxe and old friends with upgrades like Pat's new 800-plus horsepower hot rod motor.
Our show is a Father's Day celebration held with our partners at BelleWood Acres which provided food, kids play areas, family events & help with posters and advertising as well as the great band, the Badd Dog Blues Society. This was our 2nd annual show and we hope to make it a long standing tradition on Father's Day so families can get together to admire great classics and maybe some of the young ones will grow up to carry on our love of classic vehicles. We hope to see all of the participants next year and years beyond.