With the streets still wet from an overnight thunderstorm, owners of classic, vintage, custom and special-interest cars began arriving in downtown Edmonds before dawn on Sunday morning to park their prizes, give them a last-minute polish, and put them on display for the annual Edmonds Classic Car Show.
Sponsored by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, the show — now in its 19th year — never fails to draw a crowd. And this year’s threat of additional rain didn’t dampen spirits one bit, as attendees shimmied and swayed to Elvis impersonator extraordinaire Danny Vernon, rocked to the soundtrack of vintage 20th century hits piped into an array of speakers placed throughout the venue, and (of course) ogled scores of awesome automobiles.
In another car show tradition, North Sound Church volunteers were on hand providing free pancake breakfasts to all comers.
“We’ve been doing this as long as the car show has been running,” said North Sound Pastor Barry Crane. “We don’t formally keep track of how many we serve, but we’ve been going through about 2,000 paper plates each year. We were a little concerned that the threat of rain might keep folks away from the car show this year, but as far as I can tell the crowd is as big as ever.”
— Story and photos by Larry Vogel