Annual vintage car event this Saturday in the Village

  • Wed Aug 8th, 2018 1:30am
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Submitted by Helen Cosgrove

Lopez, since 2005, has witnessed an annual event that, together with the Fourth of July parade, fireworks, and fun runs and walks, is increasingly anticipated by both vintage car and truck aficionados and non-collectors alike! And the occasion only gets better each year.

This year vehicles will be parked for longer viewing; food and beverages will be available and the access roads will be cordoned off for better, safer viewing, and the tour route will be slightly different.

The first year of this event was initiated by Tex Gieling who still participates and in period dress. And what fun we have had since then. Last year over 70 vehicles were on display making it the best show ever! We would love to have you, whether or not you own a classic or vintage vehicle, join us for this annual vehicle event. Come view the incredible collection of vehicles that Lopez hosts!

You’d be surprised to see what vehicles reside here on Lopez, and other vehicles that come from the other islands and “America” for this occasion. It’s a fun event and brings out everything from Tex Gieling’s 1932 Chrysler Coupe and any one of a number of Dick Pickering’s fleet of vehicles (pictured), and then there’s the Alfa Romeos, MGs, Jags, model Ts and As, a Mercedes 190 SL convertible and more and more and more.

Show up with your antique, unique or unusual vehicle on Saturday, Aug. 11 in the Village. Cars will park on Tower Drive, Eads Lane and in front of Paper Scissors on the Rock. You can watch the parade of vehicles as we leave the Village around 12:30 p.m., circle the village and then drive up Lopez Road to Fisherman Bay Road, following it along the bay and then turning on to Davis Bay Road and then to 121 Coffelt Drive for a picnic lunch. For more information, contact Helen Cosgrove at 360-468-3624 or helco@rockisland.com or Ian Lange at 360-468-4023 or ianlange@rockisland.com. We hope you can join us for this wonderful event for a fun time.