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21st Annual El Camino & Chevelle Show

The El Camino Classics Club has done it again! The Club had another successful show at King Charley’s. There was a total of 75 cars: 35 El Caminos, 3 GMC Caballeros and 37 Chevelles! The day started out a little breezy with some cloud cover, but turned out to be a great sunny day for a show. The El Caminos and Chevelles had shown up from many cities across the state and some from British Columbia! Three of them were from Snohomish, three from Bothell, four from Arlington, four from Lake Stevens, seven from Marysville, seven from Everett, and many other cities! Other car owners that live in Arizona and Alaska also attended with their classic car that either trailered their car or the car resides in WA state. Thank you to all who attended the Club’s show! Without your participation it would not have been a success! The vendors that attended also are appreciated: Rock Kettle Corn, Haggerty Insurance, Avon, and PhotocarsUSA.

There will be photos of the show on the elcaminoclassics.com website at some point in the next few weeks or month, so be sure to check out the Club’s website for a visual of the great classics that attended. Some highlights of the show to mention are the National Guard showed up with a military Hummer that spectators could climb in and sit, the kids had a great time doing this. A special thank you goes out to our military forces for all that they do for our country! Another highlight, and an eye opener for our Club members, was that a Nova had shown up, it was a nice car but since the show was about El Caminos and Chevelles only the Club had to ask it to leave. There were also a few non show Elky’s that parked in the King Charley’s parking and opened their hoods, needless to say they were not qualified to receive trophies or any other prizes offered at the show!

This show also had sister clubs members attending. The BC Chevelle Club had representation, some of which decided not to attend due to the I-5 Bridge collapse earlier in the year. The Yesterdays Chevelle & El Camino Club had fourteen members attend and won the club participation award! Thanks to these sister clubs showing up in such great numbers it definitely helps in making it a great show! Our Club truly appreciates it! During the trophy presentation, Greg Kline, a previous director of The El Camino Classics Club, along with the owner of King Charley’s had a little speech about the origination of this Show. It was great to hear of the birth of the El Camino Classics Club and the first show that had been at King Charley’s years ago!

This year the Club had to go through a few extra hoops compared to years previous, with the city of Snohomish requiring we set up spectator parking and have “no parking” cones along one part of the street across from our show. It seems that if we get any larger we may need to find a new location. Once again without the members who helped set up the grounds the day before and the teardown the evening of the show, the sponsors, vendors, and participants, this show would never have been the success that it was! Thank you very much!

See the Show Photos Here

~Matthew Forsythe, Club Director