Mercer Island Car Show Offers Great Sights & Sounds
By Tom Alberts
The 15th annual 2017 Mercer Island Car Show took place on July 9th and was a fun event for all with good weather, good music (provided by Pete Policani), food at the Street Fair and about 110 cars for everyone to check out and enjoy. Again there was a pre-Car Show "One Loop" around Mercer Island (13 miles) organized by Tom Willett.
Each summer the City of Mercer Island puts on a two day event called "Summer Celebration" in July. For the event the city closes down some streets and sets up a Street Fair with vendors, food, live music and lots of things for the kids on Saturday and Sunday.
On Sunday, as part of this "Celebration", a group of local gear-heads, with the City's help, put together the Mercer Island Car Show. Farmers Insurance provides the Car Show team with two levels of their parking lot, which provides a great place to park and display the cars.
With the Street Fair adjacent to the Car Show, sizable crowds are on hand to view and appreciate the cars. Another benefit in having the Street Fair next to the Car Show is that it gives the ladies something to do while the guys swap car stories.
The show is successful in attracting an eclectic mix of street rods, muscle cars, classics (European & American), exotics, sport, projects and the unusual.
The 16th annual Mercer Island Car Show will be held July 15. There is no entry fee and there is no judging. The intent of the show is for the car owners to relax, show their ride and have fun.