The 25th Anniversary Return to Renton Car Show was a great success this weekend. I really had a great time looking at all the cars and talking to their owners.
I was amazed at how many of the car models that were there I remember seeing as a kid around town. I really liked the mix of totally tricked out hotrods to some really fabulous totally restored and stock models.
A few of my personal favorites were a 1951 Chevy Deluxe Coupe. This one touched my heart because one of the cars I learned to drive in was my Grandpa’s 1949 Chevy Business Man’s Coupe. Identical body and most everything else but less add ons and without skirts.
I was probably under the influence of those British Invasion Rock Bands and the Spy Movies of the 60’s and 70’s. I thought the Jaguar XKE was one of the sexiest cars ever made! This one is a 1972 and absolutely beautiful, like right off the showroom floor!
It wasn’t just about cars. As you can see in the slides there are several trucks and especially this precious little 1960 Cushman “Super Eagle” scooter. I totally remember seeing a few of these around town back in the day.
Then there was this lovely little red cutie that totally won my heart. A 1957 BMW Isetta 300! I’m wondering if it would even be street legal these days with the only door in front. Probably not.
You just gotta love those bigger than life cars with huge rounded curves, tons of chrome, and a woody package. The black 1948 Chevrolet Fleetline Aerosedan was a luxurious wonder to behold.
Last but not least is the red and white 1960 Corvette convertible. Yes, I watched a lot of Route 66 from 1960 to 64. I had many a day dream thinking about the adventures you could have driving one of these across country.
The Return to Renton Car Show is a great hometown community event and the net proceeds go towards supporting the Renton Police Department Youth Education Programs. Great job this year everyone and Happy 25th!