“The Cars are the Stars”

The Pierce Family with their 1936 Alvis Silver Eagle SG Sport Tourer
The Pierce Family with their 1936 Alvis Silver Eagle SG Sport Tourer

Lynnwood Convention Center hosts many events but seldom are Classic® cars parked on its carpeted banquet floors. However, such was the case on April 19th when the Pacific Northwest Region of the Classic Car Club of America hosted their bi-annual “Coming Out Party” for Classics®, new to the area.  As a formal dinner event, local guests sat center-stage, surrounded by Classic® cars that are cloaked in canvas and secrecy. The identity of these motorized works of art was not revealed until after the vehicle’s owner had a chance to speak from the podium, telling a bit about the hunt or restoration of the car. Such was the case with two-time presenter, Kim Pierce, of the Rotary Club of Alderwood-Terrace. Presented in 2012 was his 1932 Packard Light Eight Coupe Roadster. This year it is his newly acquired 1936 Alvis Sports Tourer.


Classics® are often described as objects of art and their owners are merely temporary custodians. Tucked away in garages all over our area are these secret gems, which often only see the light of day when the Pacific Northwest skies grace us with a few rays of sunshine.  Usually, your only opportunity to see the sculptured forms of metal is at local car shows.


Kim Pierce is a long time resident of Edmonds and no stranger to the insides of a car engine. With his fascination of cars, he was instrumental in creating the Rotary Club of Alderwood-Terrace’s major fund-raising event: “The Concours d’Elegance at The Wood”, which has been held for the last six years in our area.  Proceeds of the event will support Edmonds area projects such as Clothes for Kids, Little Red School House, Pathways for Women, City of Lynnwood Arts Program, Lynnwood High DECA and others.   The Rotary Club will again host the show at the beautiful Lynnwood Golf Course, adjacent to the Edmonds Community College. The date is July 12th, from 1PM to 5PM.


On July 11th, there will be an evening auction dinner event at the college campus. Tickets to the gala are available to the public. Contact: 206-546-2724, concoursatthewood@hotmail.com or www.concoursatthewood.com. This year’s Concours will be “Brass and Nickel Era” cars. Classics®, sports and muscle cars will also be displayed.   Seldom does one get a chance to see so many beautiful cars in a manicured lawn setting.  The April 19th event at the Lynnwood Convention Center was a private CCCA event but the public is most certainly welcome on July 12th at “The Concours d’Elegance at The Wood”; rain or shine!





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