Welcome

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 in the Kirkland – Woodinville corridor (please check with the club secretary for the current location).  5 pm is the start of the social hour, then on to business.  Dinner and drinks are brought in for you; the cost varies depending on the venue and the fare.  The people are always delightful.

PNR-CCCA Event for October!

PNR-CCCA Event for October!

Lake Chelan in the fall is amazing! The drive over, with the leaves in full fall fashion mirror the colors found in the Northeast. The portion over Stevens Pass that time of year is breathtaking.  Enjoy the Bavarian Village quaintness of Leavenworth. Lunch at the 59er Diner in Cashmere, home of Tiny’s and many antique stores. Enjoy the scenic highway paralleling the beautiful Columbia River.   Coming up over the hill on I-97, viewing the incredibly blue Lake Chelan is a highlight of the drive.

Once in Chelan, there are a number of entertaining things to do. The Crush Festival, which is a harvest season celebration for the wine industry, is in full swing. At the same time, the Mahogany and Merlot Event has been organized for its 7th year.  The past 4 years, members of the PNR-CCCA have been supporting this event with the display of our Classics.

One of the highlights of the weekend within this event is the running of the retired Vintage Unlimited Thunderboats. These are the boats that used to compete on Lake Washington for the annual Seafair Races. These boats have been meticulously restored to their original condition. Miss Bardahl, Miss Budweiser, Atlas Van Lines and Oh Boy Oberto have been raced at the past couple of years at Mahogany and Merlot. Limited Vintage Hydros make a big showing also.

In the marina will be the Vintage Wooden Boats.  Thirty to forty wooden boats will be on display.

As you hopefully already are aware, we again have been invited to be a part of this fun event. As Manager of this event, Norma and I are hoping you are as excited about attending as we are. Lake Chelan is one of Washington States most sought after vacation paradises. We hope you will join us on the weekend of September 29 thru October 2.

There are several groups organizing to depart on either Thursday or Friday and we want you to be a part of it. Attached is a flyer on the event and contact information for the hotel. Please join in on the fun.

See you in Chelan!!     Kim Pierce, Event Manager

Director’s Message

“In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.”
— Mark Twain
“The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another.  The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.” — Henry Van Dyke
Whichever quote you like, they both describe weather in the Pacific Northwest. By the time you read this, chances are that you will have had your Classic out for at least a shakedown run. With that comes the accompanying list of things that you want/need to take care of before the cruising season is in full swing and the PNR event schedule starts to ramp-up.
With sunny days and better weather ahead, dust off your Classic, check the brakes and tires,, change your oil, put some fresh gas in and participate in all of the PNR-CCCA events that are scheduled.
See you out and about!

Kim Pierce

Historical Record of the Bumper Guardian

We are assembling issues of all our club newsletters as a club resource and to bring back old memories. As we move forward, we will be adding an index to provide easier access to the technical articles, the information about our region’s cars, and some fun articles related to the era of our automotive focus.  Click on the tab labeled Bumper Guardian, to see links to our collection of our magazines starting in 1964.

PNR-CCCA Events

2016

January 14-17 . . . . . . . CCCA National Annual Meeting: Novi, MI

January 23-30 . . . . . . . Arizona Concours / Ausction Week: Scottsdale, AZ

March 11-13 . . . . . . . . Grand Classic: Rancho Santa Fe, CA

March 12. . . . . . . . Hanger Tour (Marty Ellison, Manager)

April 9. . . . . . . . Coming Out Party: Lynnwood, WA (Gary Johnson, Stan Dickison Managers)

May 1 . . . . . . . HCCA Tour: Puyallup, WA (Jerry Greenfield, Manager)

May 14 . . . . . . . Somerville Picnic: Arlington, WA (Brian Rohrback, Manager)

June 3-5 . . . . . . . CCCA Museum Experience: Hickory Corners, MI

June 4 . . . . . . . LeMay Wheels & Heels Annual Gala: Tacoma, WA

June 19 . . . . . . . Fathers’ Day Classic Cars at Ballard Locks (Steve Larimer, Manager)

July 4 . . . . . . . Fourth of July Parade at Yarrow Point (Al McEwan, Manager)

August 8 . . . . . . . Kick Off Party for Motoring Classic: Hageman’s Fire Station (Ashley Shoemaker, Manager)

Sept 3 . . . . . . . Crescent Beach Invitational: Surrey, British Columbia (Laurel and Colin Gurnsey, Managers)

Sept 17 . . . . . . . Garage Tour and Lunch with Frank Daly

Sept 29 – Oct 2 . . . . . . . Mahogany & Merlot: Lake Chelan, WA (Kim Pierce, Manager)

Nov 2 . . . . . . . Annual Meeting @ Danz Garage (Brian Rohrback, Manager)

Dec 4 . . . . . . . Holiday Party and Business Meeting: Hollywood Schoolhouse, Woodinville (Frank Daly, Manager)

Past Event Calendars

2012

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)

2011

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

Pebble Beach Motoring Classic

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.