Question for you: Should the West Seattle Car Show continue?

April 30, 2014 at 9:21 pm | In West Seattle festivals, West Seattle news | 115 Comments

(WSB photo from last September’s West Seattle Car Show)
Though it was not by any means his only community project, the annual West Seattle Car Show was the creation, pride and joy of the late neighborhood advocate and entrepreneur Michael Hoffman, who died suddenly last month at age 47. Two West Seattle businesses are looking at whether to take it on – but first, they want to know your thoughts. If you can please take a moment to comment:

Swedish Automotive and West Seattle Autoworks would like to know from the community of West Seattle your thoughts on the annual West Seattle Car Show. Should the car show continue? Do you think that it brings and enhances a sense of community, and does it benefit our local businesses? Would it be missed if it did not continue? Your thoughts and feedback are very important to us – thanks!

The car show’s been held in The Junction in late summer each of the past six years; we’ve been a co-sponsor each year (and should note that both businesses mentioned above are WSB sponsors). Here’s our coverage from last year.

115 Comments

  1. I’m not even a car person, and I like it. It’s fun to see what people do with their cars and how they decorate them for the show, and it’s a nice, low-key event.

    Comment by Mary S. — 9:33 pm April 30, 2014 #

  2. My family and I have enjoyed the car show the past three years that we’ve gone. I think that it does add a sense of community and is a nice way to end the Summer.

    As a business owner, although I have supported the car show the past two years, it is not an economic benefit to me.

    Comment by DrKate — 9:36 pm April 30, 2014 #

  3. It is a great event and would be nice if continued.

    Comment by Jennifer — 9:43 pm April 30, 2014 #

  4. Yes. Keep the car show. It is a lot of fun. I love seeing the cars and walking thru the Junction when it is going on.

    Comment by Rhonda — 9:48 pm April 30, 2014 #

  5. It is a great community event, small enough in scale to walk around with the kids (unlike the massive Greenwood car show), but large enough to draw in a good diverse collection. Please keep it going. My family and I love coming to it.

    Comment by Cheetahfastdad — 9:55 pm April 30, 2014 #

  6. I love the car show,it is such a great way to wrap up the summer. My daughter loves it. I would hate to see it end.

    Comment by vmd — 9:57 pm April 30, 2014 #

  7. Yes, keep the car show! I love it!

    Comment by sillygirl — 9:57 pm April 30, 2014 #

  8. Yes for sure. A highlight of the year for west Seattle. And my son loves it.

    Comment by Pfunk — 9:58 pm April 30, 2014 #

  9. Any reason to close the street for families, friends, etc. to get together and share a moment. It’s great for the community. Besides all of that, what the other commenters above have stated, I echo their sentiment.

    Comment by George Lipstick Licker — 9:58 pm April 30, 2014 #

  10. We aren’t car people at all… but we love going!

    Comment by Theercs — 9:59 pm April 30, 2014 #

  11. I would love to see the car show continue. It brings in a nice crowd of pleasant folks whom appreciate the hard work the car owners put into their cars. It would be a great way to continue to honor Mr. Hoffman.

    Comment by Bonnie — 10:00 pm April 30, 2014 #

  12. I too appreciate the small scale and yet diverse collection. Keep it going!

    Comment by mphelps — 10:04 pm April 30, 2014 #

  13. Heck yeah! Even as WS is busting at the seams, it’s this type of low-key function that makes it feel like we still have a true community feel.

    Comment by '71 Bronco — 10:05 pm April 30, 2014 #

  14. Yes! Love going to this each year!

    Comment by huck — 10:11 pm April 30, 2014 #

  15. Yes, absolutely, Please.

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    It’s a great Car Show, seems to be quite popular, and has become a West Seattle tradition. West Seattle already lost the Alki Car Show a few years back, and to lose this one as well, would be sad for our Community.

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    Also, I think keeping it going, would be a wonderful way to honor Michael. Perhaps one of the Awards issued could be named in his honor.

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    I, personally, would be eternally grateful to Swedish Automotive and West Seattle Autoworks, and of course all the other Sponsors and folks involved in bringing it to us, if it indeed continues.

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    Mike

    Comment by miws — 10:12 pm April 30, 2014 #

  16. Please keep the car show!

    Comment by Kari — 10:14 pm April 30, 2014 #

  17. Please keep the show.

    Comment by pamela — 10:31 pm April 30, 2014 #

  18. Yes! Keep it going. We love walking around and taking a peek every year.

    Comment by Lindsey — 10:34 pm April 30, 2014 #

  19. Yes its a great community builder keep it going

    Comment by VanillaGorilla — 10:39 pm April 30, 2014 #

  20. Ditto. We don’t go to other car shows, but this is perfect for us — small enough, close enough, with enough variety. I would miss it.

    Comment by Julia — 10:42 pm April 30, 2014 #

  21. Yes! See what MIWS says about this.

    Comment by AlexDex — 10:45 pm April 30, 2014 #

  22. Absolutely keep the car show! Ditto what MIWS wrote above.

    Comment by Ken — 10:50 pm April 30, 2014 #

  23. Yes, keep the car show! Our family loves it and goes every year!

    Comment by L — 11:04 pm April 30, 2014 #

  24. ABSOLUTELY !!!!

    Comment by Kari — 11:06 pm April 30, 2014 #

  25. Yes! I too am not a “car person” but I really love this event and now I have a three year old little boy who loves to go too. Please keep it! :)

    Comment by Lina — 11:18 pm April 30, 2014 #

  26. Mike…GMTA…I was thinking they could name the car show after Michael… a memorial car show kinda thing …

    Comment by JanS — 11:21 pm April 30, 2014 #

  27. Yes, please.

    Comment by Wanderer — 11:35 pm April 30, 2014 #

  28. I do think its a good idea, however, I hope that these 2 fine businesses realize how much work is involved in this event. It is ALOT.

    Comment by coffee — 11:47 pm April 30, 2014 #

  29. Yes, please keep it! :)

    Comment by Michael B — 11:55 pm April 30, 2014 #

  30. Absolutely keep it going please.

    Comment by dsa — 12:11 am May 1, 2014 #

  31. Absolutely x1000, I show my cars there yearly.

    Comment by ScubaFrog — 12:36 am May 1, 2014 #

  32. I am a car guy and have showed cars there since the inception, when it has not rained. I would like to see the car show continue, but have two thoughts that I would like to see considered. One, I would like to see them consider moving it to Alki on the promenade. And second, I think they should consider moving the date to July or August. The third week of September you can’t count on the weather being nice, and this show has had it’s share of rain, sometimes downpours, and at least for a portion of the day on a couple of years. There are a number of car guys/gals that just won’t take their cars out in the rain, or a threat of rain. Also, this is a great community event, however, some more thought should go into what might make this event better for those who show their cars. Since the cars are what draws the people to the show, and without the cars, you don’t have a car show. JMO.

    Comment by jdana24 — 1:00 am May 1, 2014 #

  33. The car show was wonderful…

    It would be great if they could keep it going…

    Comment by Elizabeth — 1:38 am May 1, 2014 #

  34. Please keep it at the Junction

    Comment by ShowTime — 3:17 am May 1, 2014 #

  35. I have worked at Talarico’s for almost 8 years and I’d like to express my deepest condolences when hearing of Michael Hoffman’s passing. I first met Michael when I needed a couple Happy Hour menus and karaoke slips. What can I say?? His great attitude and service was out of this world! Liberty Bell; being the destination for high quality, fair priced (often delievered) prints of literally anything. His customer service and positive attitude will always be remembered and adored. In my opinion, we should not only rock the car show every year, but rename it the HOFFMAN CAR SHOW until the end of time.

    Comment by AW — 4:41 am May 1, 2014 #

  36. 86 it already! While you’re at it, get rid of the embarrassingly lame Alki Art show too!

    Comment by AlkiBeach — 4:55 am May 1, 2014 #

  37. I went to the show last year for the first time and loved it, despite the rain.

    Comment by JK — 5:17 am May 1, 2014 #

  38. Yes, please!!! I love the Auto Shos!

    Comment by Tbone — 5:48 am May 1, 2014 #

  39. Yes, please, yes! I’m not a “gearhead” but I have a few in the family that are – and I love the car show!

    Comment by WestofJunction — 5:50 am May 1, 2014 #

  40. I am a car girl and have shown a car there before, but only when it’s a non-rain day. As @jdana24 mentioned above, many folks can’t bring their vehicles on poor weather days. Moving the date is a good idea just to have a better chance of nice weather and more participants. I think the two businesses would be great to take this on, and while it is a lot of work, there are lots of people that love to volunteer for these events who love the neighborhood and sense of community it helps build. I’m all for keeping it!

    Comment by Kravitz — 6:05 am May 1, 2014 #

  41. I don’t show my cars, but I agree with jdana24. I’m a big car enthusiast and would love to see the show continue, I just think the dates moving into late July and early August could greatly benefit from weather. The 3rd weekend in July is statistically the sunniest day of summer. I think a bigger crowd would come see the cars at Alki, but then you’d need to block off a section of Alki.
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    Do the Junction businesses benefit from the car show? If so, maybe keep it in the Junction. I’d like to see businesses there benefit from the foot traffic and not see less business.
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    Having an award in memory of Mike Hoffman would be a nice gesture and keep him in the heart of the show.

    Comment by Mike — 6:16 am May 1, 2014 #

  42. I really enjoy local car shows; I hope this one can continue!

    Comment by PangolinPie — 6:16 am May 1, 2014 #

  43. Yes, please!

    Comment by MotoMike — 6:27 am May 1, 2014 #

  44. Yes!! PLEASE keep the car show going! I love seeing the cars, chatting with the owners and hearing the stories they have to tell.

    Comment by WestSeattlite — 6:28 am May 1, 2014 #

  45. KEEP THE CAR SHOW, YES I’M YELLING!!! :)

    Comment by monroe1200 — 6:48 am May 1, 2014 #

  46. Yes, I take the kids every year. Great family event that has a small town feel. Please keep it going.

    Comment by david — 6:53 am May 1, 2014 #

  47. Yes!!!

    Comment by Rob — 6:57 am May 1, 2014 #

  48. Absolutely, the car show is fun. Just need to find a nice sunny weekend. Last years rain deterred us from going. It would be great to bring in a celebrity car like something from Gas Monkey Garage or a Foose car.

    Comment by Michael G — 6:59 am May 1, 2014 #

  49. Yes, keep it.

    Comment by Delridge Believer — 7:02 am May 1, 2014 #

  50. Events like this are great for the community, whether businesses ale more money or not. It should be about bringing the community together which it seems like this one is. I question moving it to Alki though. I think it would lose the community feel if done in July/August.

    Comment by Lynne — 7:06 am May 1, 2014 #

  51. Absolutely, keep the car show! Maybe tie it to the timing around the West Seattle Sea fair(sp?) Parade or the 4th of July. More people might attend if the event was tag teamed with the food trucks and provide shuttle transit to it.

    Comment by Jill Loblaw — 7:11 am May 1, 2014 #

  52. Yes. It’s a great event. The timing is fine. It’s a bit after all the other local events and the size and scope help attendance. Having it on Alki would have logistical issues and if you’ve lived here more than a week you have to know weather tends to do what it does. Always. If you would like to see the show continue, do what you can to support it.

    Comment by Rick — 7:14 am May 1, 2014 #

  53. By all means continue the car show. We look forward to it every year

    Comment by Chris King — 7:14 am May 1, 2014 #

  54. The Kiwanis Club used to sponsor a summer car show on the Alki promenade many years ago. It was held in July, usually on the day of the Hi-Yu parade.

    Comment by kiwanis club member — 7:36 am May 1, 2014 #

  55. Regarding the time of year/weather; Admittedly, when the Junction Car Show started, I had reservations about it being in September, (and this is from the perspective of a non-participant, so I’m not the one out there having to buff out my ride after each passing shower).

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    However, the issue has been discussed before. Here is a link to last year’s “Three Weeks to Go” Article from here on WSB, where WSB addresses the issue in the Comments section, including links related to the weather during previous years’ Shows:

    http://tinyurl.com/kcu8qu4

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    Michael also responded, I believe just about every year, to peoples’ concerns of the September weather issue. His comments may even be among those in the links WSB provided, in what I linked above. If nothing else, typing “Junction Car Show” (with the quotes) into the “Search WSB” box, top right of this page, will bring up a bunch of results, so finding at least one of Michael’s comments should be easy. I recall him mentioning that the time of year had been a consideration, but holding in the June/July/August time frame, has it’s own concerns, namely “competition” from other Car Shows in the Region, and other Summertime Events in general.

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    Anyway, I understand it from the perspective of those that want to show their Pride and Joy, but don’t take it out on rainy/potentially rainy days, and I respect that. I’ve hung out with friends over the years with Hotrods and ridden shotgun with them to many Shows, so understand the Pride that is taken in caring for their cars, and keeping them clean.

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    Of course, weather around here can be unpredictable, and surprisingly unseasonable at times (potentially 85 today, on May 1st?!?). Heck, a couple years ago the Morgan Junction Festival was pretty trashed by unseasonably crappy weather in May or June, where we expected the weather to be more Summer-like, than Winter-like. So, in a nutshell, weather around here is a total crapshoot, although I’ll concede that July/August rain, is generally warmer than mid-September rain. ;-)

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    Also, please keep it in the Junction. Not only better bus access for those of us that don’t even have a Daily Driver, but for those non-participants that are driving to the Show. Finding a parking spot around the Junction is tough enough, especially with the temporary loss of spaces to to the street closures for the Show, but it much worse down on Alki.

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    Mike

    Comment by miws — 7:56 am May 1, 2014 #

  56. YES. We go to 2 shows a year-Burien and WS. We are not car collectors or buffs, but we like looking at all of the old cars.

    Comment by MikeK — 8:12 am May 1, 2014 #

  57. I agree, please keep the car show and keep it in the junction.

    Comment by HelperMonkey — 8:14 am May 1, 2014 #

  58. Please keep!

    Comment by CE — 8:30 am May 1, 2014 #

  59. YES!!!! Keep the show. It is a pleasure seeing the work done to restore the cars our parents/grandparents drove.

    Comment by Ex-Westwood Resident — 8:39 am May 1, 2014 #

  60. How about moving the car show to Alki on the date of the Car Free Sunday?

    Comment by Wes Cider — 8:39 am May 1, 2014 #

  61. Yes, please keep the car show going, it would be much appreciated. Thank!

    Comment by Joe — 8:40 am May 1, 2014 #

  62. Ask the developers. Seems like they decide West Seattle’s future nowadays.

    Comment by DTK — 8:41 am May 1, 2014 #

  63. Please, keep the Junction Auto Show.
    It is a wonderful community event.
    Ask for volunteers to help with the associated work.
    Pick whatever date suites the producers,
    but please keep the show going!

    Comment by old timer — 8:41 am May 1, 2014 #

  64. We put it on the calendar every year. It is one of the highlights to the end of the summer car show season for us.

    Comment by Ms. — 8:41 am May 1, 2014 #

  65. Most definitely yes. Michael was so happy and pleased to set this up. It would be a shame to shut it down. We believe he would want it to go on in his memory and for the enjoyment of all. Perhaps have a special sign: “The car show continues on in memory of Michael”or something like that.

    Comment by Bee — 8:47 am May 1, 2014 #

  66. our family loves the car show and we’ve gone all of the last 6 years (even the year it was raining!) and I love that it is in September, after all of the major summer events that draw our attention. (right ? it’s usually in September?)

    Comment by sam-c — 8:47 am May 1, 2014 #

  67. I have never been able to enter and was hoping this would be the first year I could bring my two little Italian beauties. PLEASE keep the Annual West Seattle Junction Hoffman Auto Show!

    Comment by 2 Much Whine — 8:55 am May 1, 2014 #

  68. I know that the Junction business owners have been split on this issue, with many objecting strongly. This event would be better held in a parking lot where the exhaust from these older cars isn’t pouring into their stores and restaurants (I’ve been there near the close of the show and it was terrible). I’d rather have the farmer’s market in the street — like during the harvest festival — all summer long.

    Comment by John — 9:21 am May 1, 2014 #

  69. HELL YES KEEP IT GOING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    My wife and I walk the full lenght of the show at least twice every year, and love running into friends there and talking to the cars’ owners to learn things we didnt know upon arriving.

    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by sbre — 9:23 am May 1, 2014 #

  70. Yes! Keep it! I’ve enjoyed it every year!

    Comment by Linda Vargas — 9:23 am May 1, 2014 #

  71. Keep it, please.

    Comment by Andy — 9:33 am May 1, 2014 #

  72. I have come to really enjoy this small scale, neighborhood event. The show IS missing some food trucks or perhaps a bit more of a tie – in to the restaurants in the Junction. Maybe even involve other Automotive businesses. As for the September time frame – I understand the rain thing, but I don’t think you’d get much in the way of participation earlier unless you tried to make it a real premium show – and then it would lose it’s character. As for the naming of the show – keep West Seattle Junction in the title. Name the awards after the founder – it will avoid confusion. It seems to me that there must be a way to make this happen and to make it better than ever.

    Comment by Curtis — 9:48 am May 1, 2014 #

  73. Absolutely love the car show! Would love to see it continue for many, many years to come. Only comment – maybe have it a time of year when the chance of rain is lower?

    Comment by quiz — 9:50 am May 1, 2014 #

  74. Yes! Please keep the car show – so much fun!!

    Comment by maxinr — 10:01 am May 1, 2014 #

  75. please keep the car show! there are many shows that weekend, but i prefer to bring my 55 Tbird to *your* show!

    Comment by elicia — 10:03 am May 1, 2014 #

  76. The show must go on. I look forward too it every year.

    Comment by Max — 10:10 am May 1, 2014 #

  77. I think it’s a great community event. This is one of the things that makes West Seattle special and I would miss it.

    Comment by CarFan — 10:12 am May 1, 2014 #

  78. Gotta also throw my vote in to say: please keep in the Junction. I think more people walk there than to Alki, and even if they don’t, it’s still easier to park on the Junction. And if it benefits other businesses, all I can say is, we usually walk through the car show, have breakfast at a local joint, then wander through the show some more.

    I am certain it’s a lot of work — do you need volunteers? Let us know what you need.

    Comment by Mary S. — 10:16 am May 1, 2014 #

  79. Please keep it!

    Comment by West Seattle since 1979 — 10:21 am May 1, 2014 #

  80. YES it is a great family event, we go up early get breakfast and wandering the junction viewing awesome cars and chatting with the owners. Please keep it going!!

    Comment by Silly Goose — 10:23 am May 1, 2014 #

  81. Love the car show, we go every year, though you might want to think about moving it to a more consistently sunnier time of year.

    And I’m still laughing about that “Ask the developers” line, but if the developers putting up buildings in West Seattle lately were in charge, the entire show would be nothing but Chevy Chevettes, AMC Pacers, and Chrysler K-cars.

    Comment by Fiwa Jcbbb — 10:42 am May 1, 2014 #

  82. Yes keep it ! Enlarge it ! I would love to see it way more massive than Greenwood’s.

    Comment by Tom — 11:08 am May 1, 2014 #

  83. Please keep the car show. I love walking down the middle of the street for the one day, and showing my kids the old cars. It’s a great history lesson. We enjoy seeing the old garbage trucks, mini-cars, campers, hot rods, and every other type of car at the show. Rain or shine, we walk it. It is a wonderful way to remember Michael. I am so sad to hear of his passing. He printed many things for the non-profit I work for over the years, even after he moved out of the store front. The car show, and his many contributions were a great asset to the community. Let’s keep the memory alive.

    Comment by Amy — 11:10 am May 1, 2014 #

  84. I’ve never been, never really considered it, but judging from the comments I read here I would now love to go. Count me and my family as yes votes to see this tradition continue. Also, as many have stated, what better way to honor a man’s memory than this. Isn’t that what we all want: to be remembered and have our good works continue after we are gone?

    Comment by Westside — 11:12 am May 1, 2014 #

  85. Keep it! It’s a fun event that brings out all ages, great way to spend an afternoon.

    Comment by WSgal — 11:19 am May 1, 2014 #

  86. We love the WS Car Show, and always wind up spending some $$ at a few Junction small businesses while we’re there!

    Comment by BlairJ — 11:34 am May 1, 2014 #

  87. Keep it in Sept. at the Junction on the ave, its a neat event to attend.

    Comment by Mike — 11:38 am May 1, 2014 #

  88. Yes, keep it going. Anything for getting people into the junction so that it can stay the vibrant and exciting neighborhood it always has been.

    Comment by jacki f — 11:54 am May 1, 2014 #

  89. Yes, please keep it going. I love going and I have a classic car I’m working on that I hope to enter next year and I’m excited to have my first car show entry be in my own neighborhood.

    Comment by Mat — 12:09 pm May 1, 2014 #

  90. Alkibeach, there are a lot of neighborhoods you can move to in Seattle or the suburbs where there is nothing going on.

    Comment by Chris — 1:19 pm May 1, 2014 #

  91. Absolutely keep the car show! I have entered my cars several times and I have friends from all over Seattle who enjoy visiting West Seattle for this event. As previous posters have stated, you do not have to be “into” cars to enjoy the show and appreciate their beauty. This is a family friendly community gathering.
    I think the Junction is the best spot for it, as the area affords better accessibility than Alki.
    I would definitely agree with previous posters that considering scheduling it in August would be great. The turn out at the last couple of years show has been declining because the weather always seem to be iffy. Classic car guys spend hours, if not days, detailing their cars. The thought of having them sit out in the rain is a big deterrent to participating.
    I would think the Junction merchants would benefit from a well attended (July/August) show during the daytime on a Sunday.

    Comment by Chuck — 1:35 pm May 1, 2014 #

  92. Yes, please keep it!

    Comment by David — 1:42 pm May 1, 2014 #

  93. Yes please keep it going I’ve gone to it for the past 3 years 2 of which I brought my car…and being that I live in west Seattle I love the few car shows that go one close yo home and I am hoping to continue going to the west Seattle car show for years to come

    Comment by luis — 1:54 pm May 1, 2014 #

  94. This Is An Amazing Event. How Often Do We All Get To Show West SeattleS Beautiful Collection Of Classics? I Also Do Believe Its beneficial FoR THe Busniesses Just Like The StreeT Fair, Its Another Oppuruntity For The Busniesses To Promot Themselves And Products

    Comment by Shilo — 2:38 pm May 1, 2014 #

  95. Alkibeach, there are a lot of neighborhoods you can move to in Seattle or the suburbs where there is nothing going on.

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    Well put, Chris. I’m glad you didn’t sugar-coat your reply to Alkibeach.

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    Having a differing opinion on something, or giving constructive criticism is one thing. But making snarky comments such as Alkibeach made about the Alki Art Show, is just plain rude.

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    Mike

    Comment by miws — 2:52 pm May 1, 2014 #

  96. Yes ! Please keep the car show ! : )

    Comment by C — 3:15 pm May 1, 2014 #

  97. A great event. Wish it was bigger

    Comment by mike — 3:30 pm May 1, 2014 #

  98. Please keep the car show. I look forward to it and the journey down memory lane each year.

    Comment by virtualjudy — 4:01 pm May 1, 2014 #

  99. Yes please keep it going. I am a new resident of W Sea although a long time visitor. Last year was the first car show we attended and loved it. One of the many great things about West Seattle. Thanks for considering taking it on and for gathering feedback.

    Comment by Amy — 4:20 pm May 1, 2014 #

  100. Keep it! Expand it! Embrace it! A great showcase of West Seattle Pride.
    I love admiring cars that locals have put so much time, effort, money,and love into. It gives a real down-home feel to downtown W. Seattle for one day out of the year. I see all of my friends and neighbors and have an excuse to talk to proud car owners. Plus I usually see a model of every car I’ve ever owned and even some I rode around in as a kid (once we sold the buggy).
    A great education for kids who may have never seen these cars before (“Son, those are built in ash trays. All cars had them back then”).
    Unique!

    Comment by Mikey — 5:38 pm May 1, 2014 #

  101. Hi, that’s my car in the picture. We do not live in West Seattle, and the car show there was the first time I had even known there was a West Seattle. My daughter and I have fallen in love with the Junction, and the local businesses BECAUSE the car show brought us there. We come, we spend our money, and we tell everyone how cool West Seattle is!!! I was so shocked and sorry to hear of Mike’s passing, knowing how much effort he put in to this show. AT LEAST one more as a memorial of sorts!

    Dave and Alissa,
    Wenatchee, WA
    Owners, 1970 Ford Torino

    Comment by David Riker — 5:59 pm May 1, 2014 #

  102. YES YES YES….sweet cars and a beer at the Poggie

    Comment by Jerry — 6:23 pm May 1, 2014 #

  103. I love seeing all the positive responses!

    I had never been to a car show in my life before moving to West Seattle, but I’ve gone every year since. Now my son is old enough to enjoy it as well; it’s a lovely, low-key event. Hope it continues!

    Comment by ZoomZoom — 9:04 pm May 1, 2014 #

  104. miws, although I appreciate your comment about the weather being a crap shoot, there are actual stats that backup the validity of a sunny warm/hot day in the 3rd weekend of July. :) Check out 120 years of data for late July. http://www.komonews.com/weather/faq/4308877.html
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    I’ll concede that in the past few years we’ve had major shifts in weather patterns causing massive destruction outside of our state.

    Comment by Mike — 9:58 pm May 1, 2014 #

  105. YES, must keep it going and most definitely do not move it to alki (congestion, crapy parking situation, too busy to enjoy the cars/bikes) Needs to stay a Junction event.

    Comment by MISSIONmoto — 10:00 pm May 1, 2014 #

  106. Let us know as soon as you decide! Calendars fill up and I need to make sure I save that weekend!

    Comment by 2 Much Whine — 10:03 pm May 1, 2014 #

  107. Perhaps combining it with West Seattle Street Fair would work. The weather is usually good and both fairs would benefit from increased numbers of attendees.

    Comment by Mo — 1:40 am May 2, 2014 #

  108. Yes!! Please keep the car show a Junction event! It is a great time, family friendly and accessible. Please please please don’t get rid of it!

    Comment by Jordan — 6:48 am May 2, 2014 #

  109. The car show is great. I enjoy looking at the different cars and talking to all the people that I meet. Even if it rain’s it gets a good turn-out cause what’s a little rain in Seattle? Love this show. Please stay.

    Comment by Lola — 7:37 am May 2, 2014 #

  110. A definite Yes vote for continuing the WS Car Show. Having worked with Michael on 3-4 of them, I know how much work is involved, but it is such a fun community event. There were reasons it couldn’t be earlier in the summer due to conflicts with other events happening in and around the junction.
    For the folks coming to any car show, these cars represent countless hours and countless amounts of $$….. Please leave your dogs at home!! Just sayin’!

    Comment by WSince86 — 10:37 am May 2, 2014 #

  111. Definitely yes ! It is too good to be discharged!!

    Comment by Yuriy — 11:12 am May 2, 2014 #

  112. Yes, please! We love, love, love the car show. It’s a family thing for us.

    Comment by Charell — 5:42 pm May 2, 2014 #

  113. Yes- This family of three ( Including a 17 year old car guy )living near the junction, says please continue.

    Comment by Greg — 6:03 pm May 2, 2014 #

  114. kind of a silly question…of course the car show should continue! What better way to encourge people to get to know each other, lure kids away from video games and exercise, get folks from other neighborhoods into west side business. The only reason not to have it is laziness.

    Comment by Avedis — 7:07 pm May 2, 2014 #

  115. Late to the party, but for this diehard car guy, count another “yes” for the show staying and “yes” for it remaining in the Junction, where people can actually get to it (it’s hard enough working with Alki in the summer when there ISN’T a big event going on). I’ve been to many car events great and small all over the country, and I really like the feel, accessibility, and lack of attitude at our WS show.

    And let us know if there’s a way to volunteer!

    Comment by tickingtimebags — 10:56 am May 7, 2014 #

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