22nd Annual South Tacoma Business District Car Show
August 18, 2018
The 22nd Annual South Tacoma Way Car Show was held on Saturday, August 18th presented by the Gilchrist Chevy, Buick & GMC. This year's event was labeled "Mild To Wild" which opened up the event to exotics and imports while keeping the nostalgic and iconic cars of the past. The event's footprint was on South Tacoma Way and stretched from 50th to 58th Street. This year also included "Motorcycle Alley" on 54th Street.
Over 200 Classic cars, trucks, motorcycles and scooters from throughout the Paciﬁc Northwest attended this year. Live music was performed throughout the day on the Dawson's Bar & Grill stage located at 56th & South Tacoma Way. The musical lineup included: Sub-Generation (Top 40 Cover 90's to Current), Rock N Roll Magic (50's – 80's music) and Randy Hansen (The Ultimate Jimi Hendrix Experience).
A variety of vendors were dispersed throughout the show and many had "wheels of chance" with many prizes for all ages. Awards for show cars were judged by The Blacktop Rebels Car Club and were presented at 3:15pm. The "Best of Show" award was sponsored by T&T Tire Point "S" and was awarded to Mike Bowe for his 1962 Red Chevy Impala. He also received a beautiful ﬂoral arrangement donated by Browns Flowers, Gifts & Weddings, a gift certiﬁcate from Homage Tattoo (artist of your choice) and a gift certiﬁcate from Stonegate Pizza for a Pizza Party for ten. The "Best Paint Category", sponsored by Precision Auto Body & Collision, went to a 1968 Malibu SS 396 owned by Rich Marquiss. He was also presented with a custom painted tool box which was painted during the car show by artist Jason VonTauscher who is locally known as "The Airbrush Guy".
We'd like to thank our other sponsors who helped support this event: Cricket Wireless, Heritage Bank, RooPair Specialties, Amvets Post #1, Golden West Lounge, Bristow's Exclusive Auto Repair, Guardian Security Locksmith and Northwest Impressions. We'd also like to thank the businesses that helped us promote this event by posting the event on their reader boards.
As we have always done, $2.00 from every paid vehicle entry will be donated to the St Vincent de Paul Food Bank. A check will be presented to the food bank at our September General Meeting.