Custom Car & Cycle Show Lights Up Yakima
Story by Sara Cullen. Photos by Karen Suenishi, Jeff Place & George Garcia
The 5th Annual Central Washington Custom Car & Cycle Show was held March 11-13, 2016 in Yakima, WA. Central Washington's premier indoor show was held under the lights of the Yakima Convention Center, "the gem of Yakima", and featured 65 vehicles - everything from classics to hot rods, choppers and lowriders. Hosted by Renegade Raceway, along with major marketing partners Pepsi, Les Schwab Tires and Advance Auto Parts, the show also featured racecars, including the debut of Lady Elaine's top fuel dragster, drag bikes, and the junior dragsters of Caitlyn Bishop, Jazzy McGrew, Payton Jankowics and Josh Walkenhauer, plus William Bishop's junior funny car.
Exhibitors at the event were treated to custom awards, t-shirts, dash plaques and tickets to the Central Washington Natural Muscle & Bikini Classic, a bodybuilding competition also taking place at the Custom Car & Cycle Show Lights Up Yakima venue.
Claiming top honors at the three-day event, Wally Belt of Salem, Oregon received the award for Best in Show Car, with his 1937 Ford Roadster, while Yakima's Dennis Kubas claimed Best in Show Bike, with his 1979 Harley FX Shovelhead. The People's Choice award, voted on by all patrons in attendance, went to Daryl Robins' 1940 Ford Deluxe Coupe. Best in Show and People's Choice winners receive the distinct honor of being featured on the poster and t-shirts for the next event.
The 6th Annual Central Washington Custom Car & Cycle Show will be held March 10-12, 2017, once again at the Yakima Convention Center. Details and applications can be found by visiting renegaderaceway. com.