Calling all mechanics: Can you help Hi-Yu?

The West Seattle Hi-Yu Festival float has been making the rounds — including this past Saturday’s WS parade — and now its appearance in The Biggest Parade Of All is just days away. But as Hi-Yu President Tim Winston puts it:

“The 40 year-old Oldsmobile V-8 under that beautiful wrapping is overheating & our usual mechanical help is unavailable. Torchlight is a long parade and the street surface air temp is often close to 100 at the end of a hot day.”

Hi-Yu is a volunteer, nonprofit effort on a tight budget and they’re hoping someone out there can point them to “flexible and free” mechanical help for the float, ASAP. If you can come to the rescue, please e-mail Tim at — TIA from parade fans everywhere (who would hate to see West Seattle’s pride ‘n’ joy depart 4th Avenue on a tow truck!).

3 Replies to "Calling all mechanics: Can you help Hi-Yu?"

  • JIM July 23, 2007 (11:58 am)

    BUICK…. 1967 BUICK GS 400

  • Tim Winston July 23, 2007 (11:08 pm)

    Thanks for the correction, Jim

    AND – Thanks to John @ Alki Automotive has gratiosly offered to work on the float this week. Garth from GT Towing will deliver it to him on Tuesday. Out West Seattle businesses are great!

  • Jan July 24, 2007 (1:01 am)

    and that’s one of the many things that makes West Seattle so special…but let’s not brag about it too much, or everyone will move here…hehe…umm..maybe they already are ;-)

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