Sponsored by Heritage Bank, the 13th Annual Classy Chassis was amazing, fun, entertaining and successful. There was a little something to see for everyone. Car enthusiasts came from all over the state to participate while spectators came as families, couples, singles and some even brought along their four-legged friend. It was a great time had by all.
The Sumner Downtown Association would like to express their thanks and appreciation for all who helped to make the 13th Annual Car Show one of the best...or so we were told by those who came to see or particate in it.
Heritage Bank - wow, Debbie, Nina and gang, you are always there supporting this community on multiple levels; especially when there is a need. Thank you for choosing to be our Major Sponsor this year. It was a pleasure working with all of you.
We also owe a "thank you" John Gamache with Hometown Values for agreeing to be our Stage Sponsor. Danny Vernon was well received by all and we know almost everyone enjoys a good Elvis Presley impersonator.
A car show is not a car show without interesting and creative trophies. Our Trophy Sponsor had to back out this year and did so with not much time to find a replacement. However, our community members and merchants came to the rescue by sponsoring between 1-10 trophies each. So, I'd like to give a special acknowledgement of thanks to the following:
Sunset Chevrolet, Stafford Suites, Denny's Valley Autobody, Paper Muse, Sumner Liquor Store, Washington Marble Works, Whistle Stop Antique Mall, AJ's Treasure Shack, Spartan Agency and XXX Rootbeer Drive-Inn of Issaquah. SDA thanks you for sponsoring our beautiful trophies.
Door prizes are another major part of a car show. This year, we had several businesses in and around the Sumner community who contributed items as door prizes and raffle items. SDA wishes to thank the following:
Baxter's Auto Parts, Drivelines NW, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Griots Garages, Inc., Honest Performance, Linden Golf & Country Club, Mike Persha/Special Insurance Services, Sunset Chevrolet, The Old Cannery Furniture Store and XXX Rootbeer Drive-Inn of Issaquah.
What is a car show without lovely ladies to visit with spectators and participants? SDA was honored to have several of our Daffodil Princesses to serve as ambassadors of Sumner during the car show. They were able to support our 50/50 Raffle during which they raised $600. Half of that went to the Daffodil Festival Organization and the 50/50 Raffle winner also donated $100 of his winnings. Ladies, we thank you for your positive support of yet another SDA event.
A very special "thank you" to our three amazing judges. Mayor Dave Enslow, Sid Shoemaker and Stever Yoder. You made 25 car show participants very happy with your selections. It was a nice array of winners with unique cars and from various communities. We value your time very much!
As always, events such as the Classy Chassis Car Show are not possible without our incredible volunteers. Much time and energy is spent by these folks ensuring our event goes smooth and without a hitch. SDA would like to thank the following individuals: Ted and Jan Hackman, Barbara Ford, Jim Riske, Nina Burlingam, Ruth Morgan-Brown, Nancy Dumas, Marissa Modestowicz, Gary and Linda Scheibal, Andy and Sue Limbo, Larry Wilson, Phyllis Roepke, Lorrie Kelly, Ruth Wheeler, Sharon Shoemaker and Kristy Pistille and daughter.
Thanks to Larry Hansen for assisting SDA in promotion our show, staffing the registration table the morning of the event and supporting me in my endeavors.
Thanks to the City of Sumner, Tony with Public Works and all who assisted in helping us prepare for and clean up after the car show.
Finally, a token of thanks to Mark Reetz for allowing me to photograph his classic beauties and to use those photos are our graphcs art for our banners, posters, dash plaques and t-shirts. We are only sorry you could not join us for this festive occasion.
One last note of thanks goes out to all our participants and spectators whose presence ensured the success of our 13th Annual Classy Chassis Car Show.
Best In Show - Pat & Laurie Sunnen 1935 REO Royale 7-S
People's Choice - Roy Dunn 1948 Crosley "Tiki Taxi"
Mayors Choice - TomLovell 1958 Chevy Impala
Robert Rogers 1956 Ford Victoria, LLoyd Marvik 1956 Chevy Bel Air, Dave Kimball 1936 Chev Pick-up, Arlen Brotman 1935 Chev 2-Dr., Brian McAdams 1950 Mercury, Anna LoPriore 1954 Chevy Panel Truck, Steve & Marcia Teixeira 1967 Mercury Cougar XR7, Don Boltz 1932 Chevy 5-window Sport Coupe, Gary Petersen 1937 Plymouth Convertible with Rumble Seat, Dave Detweiler 1964 Chevy Nova Station Wagon.
Best of Series
Best Modified Wayne & Diana Kinsman 1954 Chevy Topless Coupe
Best Project John Washburn 1952 Lincoln
Best Paint Mike Claggett 1957 Chev Bel Air
Best Orphan Gordy Anderson 1961 Divco Milk Truck
Best Upholstery Elliott Michener 1951 Ford 2-door Custom
Best Street Rod Hollis & Rose Elliott 1931 Ford Model A Coupe
Best Flames Ernest Hadman 2000 Plymouth Prowler
Best Rat Rod Rob Bowen 1930 Ford Sadan
Best Engine Roy Griffeth 1953 Chev 210 Club Coupe
Best Stock Bob Kraft 1963 Chevy Impala SS
Best Custom Monte Aversano 19578 Chevy Corvette
Best Modern Jim & Jane Griggith 2000 Plymouth Prowler
We look forward to a bigger and better even next year and invite all of you back to join us.