Cruzin to Colby, or Everett Knows How to Do a Car Show


As I mentioned a previous post, I was fortunate enough to attend the Cruzin’ to Colby car show & cruise on Monday. Located on Colby Avenue in downtown Everett, WA, this event proved to be more than I could have imagined. Take the jump to see what I mean.


You can see that the event stretched for several blocks, and more behind me as I took this picture. As I mentioned before, registration for the event was limited to the first 400 vehicles. I can vouch for that number; I was almost overwhelmed with both the number of cars and the crowd. It was a big success, I think, for both the city and Seattle Rod-Tiques.


I believe this is a 1982 AMC Eagle SX/4. I saw these a lot as a kid, and would love to own a 5-speed version someday.




1969 AMC AMX, anyone?


A little something for the chief blooger.


One of my favorite cars at the show was this 1918 Ford Model T. It has been updated in a few significant ways – can you spot them?


I like this little brown Hudson. Don’t see many of these on the road. The subtle air scoop is a nice touch.


You know I always love an old pickup, and this is no exception. This 1953 Chevrolet 3100 looks great in green.


Another uncommon car – a 1951 Kaiser Deluxe. Classy.


Help me out here, guys – 1977 Ford Maverick coupe?


Giant 1959 Chevrolet Impala is giant.


I don’t particularly care for the wheels and tires on this 1969 Dodge Charger R/T, but they aren’t bad at all.


You guys will instantly recognize this 1970 Plymouth Superbird. Is it an original? The build sheet seems to indicate that, although you can never be sure.


A 1949 Ford F-1 always looks great, even slightly modified with wide wheels and tires. That 1968 model behind it isn’t too bad, either.


This 1978 Lincoln Continental is just awesome. The epitome of late 70’s excessive luxury.


Most appropriately named towing company . . . ever?

This is just a sampling of the hundreds of cars that were on display in downtown Everett. I don’t often go to Everett on purpose, but this past weekend, I’m really glad I did. I hope you enjoy some of these cars. Let me hear from you in the comments.

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22 responses to “Cruzin to Colby, or Everett Knows How to Do a Car Show”

  1. scoudude Avatar

    The Maverick is a 1972ish Mercury Comet.

  2. JayP2112 Avatar

    Wiener Dog and Dick's Towing. Did they ride in together?

  3. Jay_Ramey Avatar

    Is the Kirkland Concours still on the calendar, or did it get replaced with something?

    1. MVEilenstein Avatar

      I just emailed the organizers on Wednesday night, actually. They told me the concours itself will be at the LeMay museum in Tacoma. They will start at the LeMay Club Auto in Kirkland and drive down for the show. My office was at Carillon Point in 2011 when they held the concours there; it's a wonder I got any work done at all that day.
      Incidentally, I'm hoping to volunteer for the concours, and told them as such. If I do, you can bet I will be taking a ton of pictures.

    2. MVEilenstein Avatar

      Oh, and it's September 8.

  4. Rover1 Avatar

    And that colour on the VW in the first photo is called Tiger when it's on a Holden.What is it called elsewhere?

  5. dukeisduke Avatar

    Is there any significance to the license plate on the Nova (427-YUK)?

  6. dukeisduke Avatar

    And the F-1 looks like a '39.

    1. MVEilenstein Avatar

      Yep, typo on my part. Thanks.

    2. scoudude Avatar

      Technically it's just a Ford truck the F1, F2 ect, moniker didn't come around until the 1948 design when they stopped sharing sheetmetal with cars.

  7. dukeisduke Avatar

    The gold car next to the Charger R/T, was that a Valiant, or a Barracuda?

    1. MVEilenstein Avatar

      Barracuda. 65, I believe.

  8. dead_elvis Avatar

    The green 3100 is my favorite. A friend of mine in Maine has a blue one, in slightly* worse condition:
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    Actually, I think that's a 3500 – 3/4 ton? (also, possibly a GMC, rather than Chevy?)
    If the orange Type 2 crew in the first pic (lede? does that apply to photographs?) wasn't dropped & sporting ridiculous wheels, I'd take that over the elderly bowtie in a heartbeat. It's not like I'd use either one as a truck, anyway.
    *more than slightly

    1. MVEilenstein Avatar

      I'd drive this one, instead.

      1. dead_elvis Avatar

        In a heartbeat.

    2. joshwebster84 Avatar

      This blue truck looks perfect to me. I wouldn't want an old truck like this to look any different. Looks like your favorite pair of blue jeans: just right.

      1. dead_elvis Avatar

        It's not going to get any cosmetic improvements, just mechanical (and electrical – it was switched over from 6v to a 12v system shortly after he got it).

  9. Rip Ripley Avatar
    Rip Ripley

    I owned a '51 Kaiser just like that one. My Gandfathers demo…wish I still had it, it was perfect… Ah the folly of youth.

  10. Patrick Pettit Avatar
    Patrick Pettit

    That is not a Maverick, but rather it's Mercury Stablemate the Comet – the ugly grille gives it away.

  11. vetteman61 Avatar

    The paint job on that '69 Charger is atrocious

  12. David Poul Avatar

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  13. Albert Worthington Avatar

    a once in a lifetime oppurtunity seeing classic cars in one place! i dont think the plymouth is fake, it looks pretty authentic to me, but if it is, then the makers are really good, and they should be hired by automakers, lol

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