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Edmonds Classic Car Shows Raise More Than $800 for Food Bank

Loud Cacklefest is a hit at the 12th annual event.

Sunday's Edmonds Classic Car show and another in July raised more than $800 for the Carol Rowe Memorial Food Bank, says Ailsa Kellam of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, which presented the event along with sponsor Mercedes-Benz of Lynnwood.

featured more than 300 classic cars from around the state on display and thousands of car enthusiasts in attendance.

The People’s Choice award, newly added to recognize the 12th anniversary of the Edmonds Classic Car Show, garnered $368 for the food bank the day of the car show thanks to the $2 fee to vote. , the total raised by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce was $819.

Many turned out in downtown Edmonds specifically for the event called Cacklefest, sponsored by .

"The roar of the engines taking part in Cackle Fest was loud to be sure, and a treat for those in the know," says Kellam.

There were big names in the racing business on hand signing autographs and revving the motors of their impressive dragsters. One family visiting the Seattle area from New York decided to spend the day in Edmonds to see, and hear, Cacklefest.

A similar firing of the engines on hydroplane, Oh Boy! Alberto, drew a crowd thanks to sponsor Edmonds Autobody.

"Many downtown restaurants and merchants appreciated the shot in the arm the event provided in the form of increased Sunday sales," said Kellam.

For a complete list of 2012 Car Show award winners and a list of all classic cars entered in the show, go to the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Web site.

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