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Fanciful cars drive toward Greenbank

Ray Southard of Oak Harbor enjoyed participating in last year’s Greenbank Car Show. -
Ray Southard of Oak Harbor enjoyed participating in last year’s Greenbank Car Show.
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A colorful display of street rods, classic, antique and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles set against the historic 1904 Greenbank Farm will make Whidbey Island the place to be for all car enthusiasts Saturday, June 14.

Now in its third year, the Greenbank Car Show has become a place where spectators of all ages can enjoy the artistry and skills that go into building and restoring these vehicles, and talk to the owners, eager to share their knowledge. Nostalgia lovers will appreciate the antique and classic cars, which evoke memories of days past. Custom cars, street rods and trucks with wild paint jobs, and chopped and lowered bodies, will be enjoyed by anyone who delights in attention to color, design, detail and cleanliness.

Organized by Sands Promotions, this event will feature a 1909 Maxwell DA, the first car driven across the United States by a woman. Last year the show attracted 200 entries along with 3,000 spectators.

There will be something for everyone Saturday, including music, food, vendors, colorful T-shirts for sale, playground and video games for the kids, shopping, and row after row of gleaming, detailed cars, trucks and motorcycles.

Offered again this year is “Pine Wood Derby Racing” for both kids and adults, following Boy Scout rules. The Boy Scouts will have a pit area set up to repair cars and kits for sale to build new cars for people that do not have a racer.

The show’s purpose is to raise funds for the Alzheimer Society of Washington, with volunteers from HomePlace Special Care Center of Oak Harbor and the Alzheimer Society coming together to help with the show. Other charities helping with the event and raising funds for their organizations will be the Kiwanis, Lions, and Pregnancy Care Clinic.

Participants compete in more than 40 classes with first, second and third place unique trophies in each class. Winners are picked by a panel of experienced judges. Special People’s Choice and Participants’ Choice trophies will be awarded.

Entry fee of $35 includes a free lunch at registration on Friday, June 13, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the meeting house west of HomePlace Special Care Center, 171 SW 6th Ave. in Oak Harbor, as well as the Car Show on Saturday, dash plaque, goody bag and judging.

Hours for the car show Saturday are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Spectator admission is $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and students, and free for kids under 12.

For more information call Bob Sines at 1-360-929-1609, email greenbankcarshow@hotmail.com or visit www.greenbankcarshow.com.

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