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Cool Cars Congregate at Twin City Idlers Show

Photos by Sig Hanson Story by Les Anderson

Each year, the last Sunday in June is when all the cool cars head to Stanwood for the Annual Twin City Idlers Show & Shine, and and 2017 was no exception. It actually started Saturday evening with a Cruise Stanwood event that this year drew more than 200 cars to cruise up and down the historic cruising main street of Stanwood just like it was done in the 50's and 60's.

With the great weather this summer presented, the Idlers show had more than 550 cars looking to take home one of the more than 130 Trophy Plaques and every one of the entrants picked up one of the Idlers monster size dash plaques which was like a trophy all by itself.

The weather was stellar and the music was great. The cars are backed in on both sides of the main street farther than you can see standing at either end. Everything you can imagine shows up for this show from beautiful polished Kenworth trucks to some of the finest street rods and motorcycles in the country.

The Twin City Idlers are a big contributor to the local economy from the number of cars and people attending their show as well as donating the money earned at this event back to the local Stanwood Camano community. This is done via the Stanwood Camano Food Bank, two local Senior Centers, the Stanwood Camano Resource Center and helping out families in need during the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday.

Last year the total donated dollar amount was $12,000. This year is expected to be very near that number. The Twin City Idlers Car Show in Stanwood has become a Northwest favorite and is a must-go-to on many NW car guys calendars. If you haven't been, put it on your calendar for their 16th Annual Car show and Saturday Night Cruise on June 23rd & 24th, 2018. You'll be glad you did!


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