The Pacific Northwest Region of the Classic Car Club of America is one of the most active purveyors of information on the greatest automobiles ever built. Please join us for an event or come to our meetings held on the first Wednesday of every month, 6 pm at Club Auto in Kirkland.
As August approaches, we anticipate the Pebble Beach Concours as one of the premier events of the motoring season. For the last 10 years or so, Al and Sandi McEwan have led a parade of some of the finest cars in the world from Kirkland, Washington to the grassy environ of the 17 Mile Drive. Take a look at this Seattle Times article covering the event.
Our 2015 National CARavan begins in beautiful Lake Couer d’Alene, Idaho at the Couer d’Alene Golf & Spa Resort with a group dinner and luxury accommodations. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kNLvGUzB9Y)
We next motor north into British Columbia with a lunch stop at the Kokanee Springs Golf Resort, at Crawford Bay, a short ferry boat ride across Kootenay Lake and a 20 mile drive along the lake to the Prestige Inn on the waterfront in Nelson, BC. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjgNpUWQNv0)
We continue north to Halcyon Hot Springs at Nakusp, overlooking the Arrow Lake. Another short ferry boat ride at Galena takes us to the Revelstoke side where we pick up Transcanada #1 to the Three Valley Gap Resort & Historic Heritage Center. There, we will have a self guided tour of the on-site pioneer town, followed by a steak BBQ. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9TVxpJz_wI)
Our next stop is the famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for lunch in a private dining room overlooking beautiful Lake Louise. After lunch, there is plenty of time for shopping and sightseeing before checking in to the Rimrock Hotel, perched above downtown Banff on the side of the mountain. We will enjoy a banquet in the hotel the first night. Day two is open with an off-site group dinner. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfKBaxgFFWE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4jYiBvuxXM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wETgdf9FM-4)
From Banff we will motor as a group through the Banff National Park to Fairmont Hot Springs Golf Resort for lunch and then on to the St. Eugene Golf Resort at Cranbrook that also features a spa and casino. St. Eugene is a former First Nation Indian Mission School and the staff will share the history of the place with us at dinner. The following morning will be at your leisure with breakfast on your own in one of the two restaurants. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GNRJu6zwfA)
You might even book a golfing time as the drive across the border to our next stop, The Lodge at Whitefish, Montana, where we will meet again for dinner, is less than two hours away. The following day you are on your own again, relaxing by the lake, boating, driving the “Going to the Sun Road” to Lake McDonald for lunch in their lodge, shopping in Whitefish, or whatever suits your fancy. That night we have a group dinner in the waterfront pavilion at the Lodge at Whitefish. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJcnoTwMJP8)
After two days at Whitefish we will continue back to Couer d’Alene for our final dinner and last night stay.
Check out the links above for 12 YouTube videos showing highlights of the journey and visit us on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/CCCA.PNR
Happy Motoring! – PNR-CCCA CARavan Committee
As most of us locals know, there is a lot of activity down in the City of Destiny. The LeMay Museum construction is pretty much at a close and the final preparation for the Grand Opening Weekend (June 2, 3 and 4) is underway. When this first phase opens for business, it will be the largest car museum in the US and the third largest in the world. Be sure to head on over to the site next to the Tacoma Dome, either for the invitation-Gala on the 2nd of June or for the two days following, where invitations to a collection of cars from the Pacific Northwest will grace the showfield and the museum will be formally open.
This is a treasure that the Pacific Northwest Region of the CCCA heartily endorses! See you in Tacoma.
January 4-7 . . . . . . . CCCA National Annual Meeting: Dallas, Texas
February 11 . . . . . . . . Private Tour of the LeMay Museum (Jerry Greenfield, Manager)
March 24. . . . . . . . Judging Seminar (Brian Harding, Manager)
April 28. . . . . . . . Theater Night at the BookIt Theater, Seattle Center House The Art of Racing in the Rain (Conrad Wouters, Manager)
May 6 . . . . . . . HCCA Tour (Jerry Greenfield, mgr)
May 12 . . . . . . . South Prairie Fly-in (Bill Allard, mgr)
May 27 . . . . . . . Ste Michelle “Staycation” (Bill Smallwood, mgr) non-CCCA event
June 2-3 . . . . . . . LeMay Grand Opening in Tacoma, non-CCCA event
June 17 . . . . . . . Fathers Day Classic Cars at Ballard Locks (Roy Dunbar, mgr)
June 23 . . . . . . . PNR/CCCA Concours d’Elegance at The Wood (Kim Pierce, mgr)
July 4 . . . . . . . Fourth of July Parade at Yarrow Point (Al McEwan, mgr)
July 6 . . . . . . . Coming Out Party (no Manager assigned)
July 7 . . . . . . . Grand Classic at LeMay/Tacoma (managed by Committee)
Late July ?? . . . .Summer Picnic here or combined with Fly-In (Jon Schoenfeld, mgr)
August 6 . . . . . . . Kick Off Party for Motoring Classic (Arny Barer, mgr)
Sept 1 . . . . . . . Crescent Beach Invitational in British Columbia, non-CCCA event
Sept 6-8 . . . . . . . Kirkland Tour d’Elegance (Dickison & McEwan, mgrs) non-CCCA event
Sept 7 -16 . . . . . . . Oregon Adventure CCCA CARavan, non-PNR event
Sept 9 . . . . . . . Kirkland Concours d’Elegance at LeMay in Tacoma, non-CCCA event
October ? . . . . . . . Fall Wine Tour to Eastern Washington (Roy Magnuson, mgr)
Nov 4 . . . . . . . Annual Meeting (John McGary, mgr)
Dec 2 . . . . . . . Annual Holiday Brunch (no Manager assigned)
January 5-9 . . . . . . . CCCA Annual Meeting: Palm Beach, Florida
February 12 . . . . . . . . St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Party, Club Auto (Jon Schoenfeld, Val Dickison)
March 19 . . . . . . . . . Car Care Seminar at Griot’s Garage and a visit to the LeMay Museum (Michael Bradley, Conrad Wouters)
May 1 . . . . . . . . Annual HCCA Tour sponsored by the Puyallup Elks (Jerry Greenfield)
May 7 . . . . . . . . . South Prarie Fly-In (Bill Allard)
June 19 . . . . . . . Picnic with the Classics at the Ballard Locks (Roy Dunbar)
July 4 . . . . . . . Yarrow Point Fourth of July Parade (Al & Sandi McEwan)
July 23 . . . . . . . Picnic at Jerry McAuliffe’s Seabeck home (Stan Dickison)
August 6 . . . . . . . LeMay Collector Car Show in Fife (Jerry Greenfield)
August 8 . . . . . . . Motoring Classic Tour Kick-Off Event at Club Auto (Arny Barer)
August 13 . . . . . . . Picnic at Dave Holzerland’s Monroe home (John Campbell)
September 8 . . . . . . . Kirkland Tour d’Elegance (Al McEwan and Stan Dickison)
September 10 . . . . . . . Kirkland Concours Vin d’Elegance (Brian Rohrback)
September 11 . . . . . . . Kirkland Concours d’Elegance
October 15-16 . . . . . . Tour to Mt Vernon and Bellingham (Bill Deibel)
November 6 . . . . . . . PNR-CCCA Annual Meeting (John McGary)
November 10-14 . . . . . . Seattle Auto Show (Bill Smallwood)
December 4 or 11 . . . . . . PNR-CCCA Holiday Party
The Ste Michelle Winery played host to all those in the area who opted to stay home over the Memorial Day weekend, but couldn’t quite face up to doing yardwork for three days straight. The PNR-CCCA was represented by 8 classics, 10 cars by my count (although I will admit to a glass of wine or two, so the numbers could be off. To see pictures of this event, take a look at the following compilations. And stay tuned to similar events in the near future, such as our Fathers’ Day gathering at the Ballard Locks for food, fun and music – plus the Lynnwood-based charity event on the 24th. The weather held up on this particular Sunday, and I was able to fill my wine cellar!
I am willing to bet that the snow is now distant in everyone’s memory and the rain is showing signs of giving us respite. It is time to hit the road. With three events already complete, we look forward to a series of activities over the Spring, the Summer and beyond. Join us for one of these motoring classics.