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Little Creek's Big, Little Show in Shelton

By Bob Roseberry

Shelton, WA-It has been quite a while since we've been able to check out Cruise to the Creek and, tell you what---we're glad we went back! By 10:45 the count was at 700 cars, according to show-runner Bob Pearsall and they were a diverse group indeed! For example, a seldom seen Lotus Elan +2 was on hand as was a V8 Mazda, along with multiple Model A hot rods-from rough and ready to highly finished---customs, both traditional and modern, tri-five Chevys, Corvettes, VWs, T-Birds, trucks, Fords, Mercurys and a hot '67 Rambler Rebel. We've missed some, but we figure anyone should get the picture. Put another way, Little Creek Casino, located near Shelton, WA, puts on a SHOW!

Aside from the Main Event (in plain-talk the "Car Show") there was a bodacious barbecue with enough food choices to satisfy anybody-or us at least! In addition to food, there was music. The "morning band" was the "Seattle School of Rock" with their earth-shaking drums, while the ''afternoon band" was the "Atomic Punks" who did serious justice to a set of Van Halen hits! Let's just say that listening to Rock was almost as entertaining as cruisin' through the cars. As for the "celebrity quotient", that was adequately handled by the cast from Reality TV show "Graveyard Carz". There was something for everyone! The 2019 version of Cruise to the Creek is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, July 19th and 20th. Paraphrasing ourselves, Little Creek Casino puts on a great show. Shelton really isn't that far from anywhere in Western Washington, so cleanup your hot rod and head on over.

Spoiler Alert: We shot a fair number of photos but found that many of the cars had neither detailed information nor owner's names. We do need to apologize, therefore, if it appears we are not giving credit where credit is due or being short on descriptive details.

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