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HUB CITY SHOW BRINGS AUGUST SHINE TO CENTRALIA
Centralia, WA - The Lewis County Quarter Milers post an opening time of 9:00 AM for their Hub City Car Show but when we arrived at 8:30 or so, Centralia's Historic Downtown was almost full. That is the draw of this now traditional car show! We finally found a parking place down one of the side streets but that never really mattered because it still gave us perfect access to both directions of Tower Avenue, the main display area. We should mention, however, that there are several side streets off Tower and all of them fill up with really neat cars. Read More!
Beach Barons' Run to the End of the World
Ocean Park, WA - On September 8-9, 2018, 862 assorted cool rides invaded Ocean Park, Wash ington and the Long Beach peninsula for the 35th annual Rod Run to the End of the World. Read More!
Yakima, WA - warmer weather is prevailing and for the most part, Northwest racing is back in action! Read More!
TECHNOLOGY & TIMES HAVE CHANGED FOR THE BETTER
These days everything is going digital. 28 years ago when I started to write the Tech-Notes Column for CRUZIN' Magazine, my first article was on carburetors! With all of my electronics background and knowledge of mechanical and electronic fuel injection, one would think this is where my heart is; still nothing has the personality of a carbureted engine. Read More!
Toledo Cheese Days Small Town, Big Time Fun!
On July 14th, 2018 Toledo, Washington was the setting for one of the Pacific Northwest's premier car shows. Sponsored by the Classic Cruiser Car Club and Toledo Lions, the 18th Annual Cheese Days Car and Motorcycle Show featured over 260 registered participants. Read More!
Saints Car Club "The CRUZ" Marches Through Port Orchard
The second Sunday in August is always the time for one of the Northwest's great automotive get-togethers, "The CRUZ", in Port Orchard, WA. Read More!
Bay City Cruisers Present Outstanding "Cars at the Coast"
Newport, OR -The 34th Annual Bay City Cruisers Car Show "Cars at the Coast" was held July 21, 2018 at the Newport Performing Arts Center just steps from the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Each year the Bay City Cruisers Car Club chooses a charity to be the recipient of the show. Operation Snack Pack of Newport were the 2018 recipients of a $2,000 donation. Read More!
"Heat on the Street Car & Motorcycle Show" Heats Up Elma
Elma, WA - The 10th Annual Heat on the Street Car & Motorcycle Show brought a record-breaking 332 entries to Elma, WA on August 4, 2018. Ten blocks were packed with numerous types of cars, motorcycles, and, new this year, side-by-sides. Read More!
Sapphire Classic Charity Car Show Rocks Hamilton
Hamilton, MT - On July 7, 2018, more than 80 examples of automotive eye candy rolled into the parking lot at Mildenberger Motors for the annual Sapphire Classic Charity Car Show - where all the proceeds go to "EMMA's House" and "SAFE". Both are community organizations dedicated to providing safe haven for women and children fleeing violent homes. Read More!
18th Annual La Conner Classic Boat & Car Show
LaConner, WA - Set on the banks of the Swinomish Channel in picturesque Skagit County, WA, the La Conner Marina proved again in 2018 that it is a prime spot to stage a show that features not only a wide variety of prime rolling stock, but also a sampling of the nicest boats on Puget Sound. Read More!
Very Busy Day at Stanwood Senior Center
Stanwood, WA - High clouds, 75 degrees, ideal car show weather for the 86 cars that congregated at the Stanwood Senior Center, September 1, 2018. Read More!
GOODGUYS Invade Spokane Fairgrounds
Spokane, WA - In August of each year in Spokane, there is a pilgrimage of cars that flood into the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center. The weekend of August 17 to 19, 2018, was no different, as the 17th Annual Great Northwest Nationals convened. Read More!
Sultan, WA - Nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain, the little town of Sultan, population a bit over 5,000, celebrates their logging heritage with the Shindig Community Festival and Car Show. Read More!
Road Rebels Get Another Perfect Day at Mossyrock
Mossyrock, WA -2018 was our 12th consecutive car show on the Mossyrock High School grounds, and it was another picture perfect day. The early birds were lined up before 6 while the grass was still a little damp, but by 11 the clouds had burned off and the last of 200 + cars, trucks, and motorcycles had been parked. Once parked, everyone seemed to make a bee-line for the blueberry pancake breakfast right at the show. Read More!
Saturday July 21, 2018 - Over 129 cars turned out for the "Believe in the Son Car Show" hosted by the Solid Rock Cruisers of Cowlitz County Car Club at Calvary Community Church in Longview, Washington. Read More!
Northshore Christian Church, Car & Bike Show
Everett, WA - The 16th annual Northshore Christian Church Car and Bike Show was put on by their all-volunteer Car Ministry on Sunday July 22, 2018 during two church services. Assistant Pastor Paul Lowell said this is an outreach event to the community to share the love of the car hobby and fund the car ministry. Read More!
Lake Stevens Aquafest Car Show
Lake Stevens, WA - Jamie Guzman took over organizing the Aquafest Car Show in Lake Stevens four years ago. Shylah is in charge of registration. Jamie gets a lot of help from friends, neighbors and family to put on the show. In-house judges help to vote for their favorite cars. Read More!
Everett's "Wheels on the Waterfront" Car Show Shines
Everett, WA - This was the seventh year for this show on the Everett waterfront at Boxcar Park, a beautiful spot for a car show. It was organized by Mike Beardsley with assistance from Jim Webber and Lauren Bivins. Read More!
CAR LOVER'S LEGACY LIVES ON AT GOLD BAR CAR SHOW
Dennis Blansett was a real lover of cars and car shows. He started organizing a car show in Gold Bar for the Night Out Against Crime in 2005. That led to him putting on an additional car show annually during Gold Dust Days, beginning in 2007. Read More!
FLASHBACK CRUZ SUPERCHARGES BEND
Bend, Oregon's Flashback Cruz has always been an extravaganza. 2018's event, under new management headed by Kelly Lay, did not change. For three days, there were nearly continuous events including a kick-off gathering Thursday afternoon at Pilot Butte Drive In, a Friday noon cruise-in at Smolich Volvo, followed by a supercharged Friday evening party at Beaver Motor Coach Sales. Read More!
Photos by Mark Peterson. Text by Marlin Lannoye
East Wenatchee, WA - Friday, October 5th, registration started at noon with all the participants lined up and left the Eastmont Community Park at 3pm for the start of the 16th annual Wings & Wheels Cruise and Car Show. Read More!
Seaside, OR - Once again it became obvious in short order that the September weather on the Oregon coast can be gorgeous! Why this could be a question is difficult to understand because as long as we've been covering Seaside Wheels and Waves we cannot recall any year that was a total klinker-a few marginal, maybe, but even those managed to redeem themselves by the time the four day event was over. Read More!
Veterans Show Fills the Streets of Bellingham with Stunning Vehicles
Bellingham, WA - July 22, 2018 was a beautiful sunny day in Bellingham for the 8th Annual Vietnam Veterans Car Show. With over 357 cars, trucks and motorcycles, it was a grand sight to see. The location had several restaurants and stores that helped bring spectators to the show. Read More!
Westport, WA - As Washington was experiencing an exceptionally warm summer in 2018, many looked forward to the upcoming Eastside Westport Rod Run the third weekend in July. Many participants, especially those that are retired, take an extra day and head for the beach on the Thursday preceding the event. Read More!
Hot Northwest Rods On Display At Ocean Shoresregular
Ocean Shores, WA - We are a bit biased, probably, but we think that the variety of cars that pop up at Northwest Rod Runs and car shows are pretty amazing! Take the 2018 edition of "Show and Shine at the Shores," for instance. The show field fronting Quinault Beach Casino at Ocean Shores contained a rodded International Harvester pickup, a pair of Cal-Look (or is that Northwest-Look?) VWs, a seldom-seen '39 Ford Standard sedan, and a Studebaker ½ ton along with assorted Fords and Chevrolets of various ages and a '55 Studebaker Speedster. We could go on, but, hey, we don't need to, we brought pictures. Read More!
Bitterroot Classic Car Show Rumbles Through Missoula
Missoula, MT - On Saturday, May 4, 2019, 71 cool rides rolled into the north parking lot of the Southgate Mall for the staging of the 20th annual Bitteroot Classic Car Show. Read More!
2018 Trunk or Treat Far Surpasses First Event
The throng of expectant trunk or treaters extended far down the mall at the Shops at Riverside in Aberdeen on Saturday, October 27th. The estimated 2,000 children, each accompanied by at least one adult, far exceeded the 1,000 children in costume in 2017. Read More!
Good Pickin's at PSRA Car Show & Auction
So, you're preparing for the Holidays and you find yourself at a loss for gifts for the assortment of people you feel a responsibility for. We got an idea for you---the Prairie Street Rod Association's Community Christmas Auction and Car Show. Based in Yelm, WA, the PSRA has been staging this event for years at the Yelm Moose Lodge in the first week of December. Read More!