If you’re a car enthusiast, you understand how amazing it is to belong to a car club. There is a common love of all things metal, leather and chrome. As a community you share interests just the same way a book club or cooking club does. Petrolheads recognize that “interest” is really more of a passion, and socializing at Car Shows is a great way to show off your favorite toy, take a peek at the competition, and learn what’s new and innovative in the car world.
Car enthusiasts are diverse, coming from all walks of life, with varying levels of expertise. Their singular passion for cars however, be it a restored classic, or a brand new Spyder R8 brings competitors together in a way that few things can. People wonder why so much time and money are invested in an inanimate object and the simple answer might be, “it makes its owner happy.” What it’s worth is less defined than the joy of caring for and owning something they’re passionate about.
On June 26, 10:00-3:00, the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce will host their 7th Annual Car Show (Varoom Mukilteo) at the Historic Flight Foundation site on Paine Field Airport. This is a popular, family-friendly event is free to attend and draws close to 1,500 attendees over a five-hour stretch. Guests can wander through lines of cars, vote for the People’s Choice award, enjoy food and beverage choices during the lunch hour, shopping at vendor booths, and then seek the shade of the museum for a short time.
What sets this show apart from other programs, is its locale. Set amidst an array of vintage aircraft ranging from a Waco UPF-7, a North American P-518 Mustang, Grumman F8F Bearcat and more, the Historic Flight Museum brings to life “history in aviation.” There are fully restored aircraft ranging from 1927-1957, vintage aircraft accoutrements, and docents on-site to share valuable information about different facets of air history.
In addition to the day’s offerings, the chamber’s mainstage will provide live music by The Charlies, both for the Saturday Night Cruise-In (a catered dinner with live music evening, for pre-signed Car Show registrants) and Sunday’s Car Show. The Saturday Night Cruise-In was started to bring Show participants in the night before the event. Drivers have the option of parking their vehicle in a prime location on Saturday (for Sunday’s event), enjoying a catered dinner with live music, and then returning the next morning just prior to the Show’s opening. Bypassing the long wait line on the morning of, the Saturday Cruise In has increased in popularity. For out-of-towners hotels in the are excited to partner with the Chamber and have agreed to extend ground transportation to their guests.
This year, Traxx Indoor Racing signed on as Presenting Sponsor for Varoom Mukilteo. This local business is an active, energetic chamber member who saw the value in supporting this area-wide event. As general manager Chris Kruse noted, “we are looking forward to partnering with the chamber on this and helping to make it a fun event!” Staybridge Suites once again assumed the mantle of Cruise-In Sponsor and Heritage Bank signed on as the Muscle Car Sponsor. Karmichael’s Auto Salon and Dwayne Lane’s Auto Family are returning as sponsors to the event as well as several other businesses such as Mobile Wash & Wax and Livingston Lawn & Landscape who are underwriting trophy sponsorships for this Car Show.
To register a car/truck/motorcycle, it is $20 in advance; $25 day of. For more information, contact the Chamber Office, 425-347-1456 or CLICK HERE to register.
By: Kim Voetberg, Marketing Director