2017 Fall Tour

Saturday, October 7th gives us a chance to caravan to Bellingham and La Conner for a scenic drive, a wonderful lunch and a chance to fiddle around in some of Washington’s location gems.

Fall Tour 2017




January 14-21 . . . . . . . Arizona Concours / Auction Week: Scottsdale, AZ

March 11. . . . . . . . Tour of Georgetown Steam Plant (Frank Daly, Manager)

March 30 – April 2. . . . . . . . CCCA National Annual Meeting: Reno, NV

April 22. . . . . . . . Judging Seminar (Jerry Greenfield, Manager)

May 6 . . . . . . . PNR Aviation Tour Paine Field (Bill Smallwood, Manager)

May 7 . . . . . . . HCCA Tour: Puyallup, WA

June 2-4 . . . . . . . CCCA Museum Experience: Hickory Corners, MI

June 3 . . . . . . . LeMay Wheels & Heels Annual Gala: Tacoma, WA

June 18 . . . . . . . Fathers’ Day Classic Cars at Ballard Locks (Steve Larimer, Manager)

June 23 – 25. . . . . . . . PNR Grand Classic, Sequim, WA

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

July 9 . . . . . . . Pacific Northwest Ferrari Concours (non-CCCA, Denny Dochnahl)

July 15 . . . . . . . Forest Grove Concours, Forest Grove, OR

July 29 . . . . . . . Classics at Redmond Town Center (Tom Nault, Manager)

August 7 . . . . . . . Kick Off Party for Motoring Classic: Hageman’s Fire Station (William Howard, Manager)

August 26 . . . . . . . Garage Tour (Jeff Clark, Manager)

September 2 . . . . . . . Crescent Beach Invitational: Surrey, British Columbia (Laurel and Colin Gurnsey, Managers)

October 7 . . . . . . . Fall Drive to Bellingham and LaConner (Norma Sola-Pierce, Manager)

October 14-22 . . . . . . . Scenic West CARavan (Arizona Region)

November 8 . . . . . . . Annual Meeting @ Danz Garage (Brian Rohrback, Manager)

December 17 . . . . . . . Holiday Party and Business Meeting: Seattle Yacht Club (Frank Daly, Manager)


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, but typically hovers around $10/person – a great deal!  And 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.