11:48 AM: The rainshower’s over on Puget Ridge and spectators continue wandering the 11th annual West Seattle Car Show on the north side of the South Seattle College (6000 16th SW; WSB sponsor) campus! Show admission is free and you can get lunch for only $5:
The Kiwanis Club of West Seattle is grilling burgers and hot dogs this year – you can get one with chips and water for only $5. That’s also what you’ll pay for tasting (five tastes, we hear) inside the Northwest Wine Academy, adjacent to the show zone:
Free kids’ activities inside, too. Back to the cars – bright colors under the gray skies!
West Seattle Autoworks and Swedish Automotive (WSB sponsors) are co-presenting the show this year, and proceeds are supporting SSC’s Automotive Technology program (which you can tour while you’re here) – you can help by buying 50/50 Raffle tickets ($1 each or 25 for $20) at the show tent on the east side of the lot – T-shirts for sale too, plus that’s where you can cast a vote for the People’s Choice Award. (Trophies get handed out starting at 2, so get here by then!)
1:44 PM: The winners have been notified and are moving up to their front. If you were still planning to come to the show, hurry! Meantime, one of the nice folks who have stopped by our booth to say hi (thanks, everybody!) shared some photos from a West Seattle car show of the past:
The Alki car show called it quits some years back. The photo provider said the pics were from the late ’80s/early ’90s. Meantime, we’ll update this with today’s winners later!
9:40 PM: The winners’ list (as best we could transcribe – if any spelling corrections, please let us know! Meantime, we’re still adding photos):
Up to 1939 – ’39 Ford, Rich Edmondson
1940-1949 – Cadillac Coupe, Nick Mastradea
1950-1959 – ’56 Chevy Magoo
1960-1969 – ’69 Mustang, Vern Enns
1970-1979 – ’76 Buick Wagon, Chuck Houston
1980-1994 – ’94 Corvette, Robert B.
1995-present – 2018 Camaro, Mike Thomas
Best Truck – 1969 Chevy, Sean T. Wiggins
Best European – MG MAG, Mike McCullough
Best Muscle Car – ’68 Chevelle, Fred Collins
Best (car owned by someone) Under 21 – 1991 BMW, Blake Cotton
Best Survivor – 1979 Lincoln, Chuck Houston
Best Modified – 1960 Falcon, Randall Ricci
Wild Card – 2018 Polaris, Jon Catlow
Double winner, People’s Choice and Best Woman-Owned Car – ’55 Ford Fairlane, Carrie LeBlanc
Judges’ Trophy – Corey Parkhurst’s DeLorean