Classic Car show combines fond memories, good deeds
A two-minute shopping spree at the Top Foods in Edmonds and a residential heating oil tank decommissioning service were among the top prizes awarded at the Classic Car Show in Edmonds on July 13.
Even visitors who didn’t win in the raffle were awarded with a walk down Memory Lane, viewing a variety of classic automobiles and pickups.
Proceeds from the annual show will benefit local food banks, the Home for the Ages program, and other community events.
John Gamlam of Edmonds will get his chance to fill up a shopping cart at Top Food at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, when he races through a two-minute shopping spree as winner of the raffle’s grand prize.
Robert Patrick Pace of Lake Forest Park got into the spirit of the event when he transferred his prize, a residential heating oil tank decommissioning (up to $1,500 value), to the Edmonds Food Bank. Officials hope to trade the prize to someone in need of a decommissioning in exchange for a donation to the food bank.
Plenty of other raffle items insured that visitors had a good chance of winning, including gift cards, theater tickets, premium coffees, Segway tours, gift baskets and more.
Several auto enthusiasts also walked away winners, including:
Best Muscle Car: 1969 Chevy Chevelle, owner Wayne Robinson of Everett;
Best Classic Car: 1953 Cadillac El Dorado, owner John Gamlam of Edmonds;
Best Street Car: 1920 Dodge T-Bucket, owner Bob Curry of Edmonds;
Unrestored: 1964 Amphicar, owner Don Ross of Mountlake Terrace;
Best in Show: 1932 Ford pickup, owner Orlin Johnson of Lynnwood.
Chief organizer Al Rutledge was assisted by a dozen volunteers who made the show happen.
“Thanks for all the volunteers and sponsors for making this event possible,” he said.
Prior to the show, Rutledge noted, “We get good attendance. Many of these people spend thousands of dollars on their cars.
“It’s a good event to help people in the community who really need our help.”