North Whidbey Car Show features Corvettes

Memorable cars like this Corvette will roar into Oak Harbor Saturday for the North Whidbey Car Show at Windjammer Park. - --
Memorable cars like this Corvette will roar into Oak Harbor Saturday for the North Whidbey Car Show at Windjammer Park.
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Hundreds of automobiles from hot rods to antiques will roar into Oak Harbor this weekend, with a special emphasis on the famous Chevrolet Corvette.

They will participate in the 27th Annual North Whidbey Car Show that takes place Saturday, Aug. 11 at Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor.

“It is expected there will be more than 300 of the best mild-to-wild classic, hot rods and muscle cars from all over the Northwest and British Columbia,” said Rotary Club of Oak Harbor President Mike Hakanson.

New to the car show in 2012 is a special judged showcase event featuring Corvettes from all years, Hakanson said.

The car show takes place in Windjammer Park, which allows families to also picnic, enjoy the playground or swim in the lagoon.

In addition, the event also features a beer garden, food and music.

A shuttle bus will transport attendees between Windjammer Park and downtown Oak Harbor where people can shop and dine.

The North Whidbey Car Show begins at 11 a.m. and runs through 4 p.m. when trophies will be awarded.

“The Rotary Club of Oak Harbor puts on the annual car show each year as a public service to the community,” Hakanson said. He added that the event attracts people from off the island to Oak Harbor, which is a boon to local businesses. Proceeds of the car show help fund Oak Harbor High School scholarships.

Free parking is available at Pioneer Automotive Services, located at 201 Pioneer Way in the lot behind the building.

People can still register cars by emailing for a registration form. For more information, call the Oak Harbor Auto Center at 679-1595.


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