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Car show alive with lavender
Sequim Gazette staff
Not all of this weekend’s lavender-infused products grow out of the ground.
Some of them are more commonly found putting rubber to the road.
The Antique, Classic & Custom Car Show, slated for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at the grass fields next to the Sequim High School stadium parking lot, combines the efforts of Peninsula Dream Machines and the Sequim Valley Car Club.
The event raises funds, all of which go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula, and is part of
the 15th Sequim Lavender Festival, put on by the Sequim Lavender Growers Association.
Bill Zynda of Peninsula Dream Machines says he expects a full field of 200 cars for the show.
He says car shows like this are bound to be successful on the Olympic Peninsula.
“One of the main reasons is people retire here. It’s the older set and the (baby) boomers,” Zynda says.
“They came with a lot of money, they can afford them (car shows). I think that’s part of it.”
Zynda adds, “I think they (car shows in general) are getting more popular all over the country.”
The money being raised for the youth clubs comes in a number of ways, Zynda notes, even beyond the $15 entry fee for car show entrants. Car show organizers provide a breakfast for show participants but their guests pay $5. There’s a 50-50 raffle with the winner getting 50 percent of the proceeds and 50 percent going to the club. For a dollar, those at the car show can buy a chip and place it in the cup of the car they like best, to determine the best-in-show award. And club members will be selling T-shirts and caps at the event, raising even more funds.
“It’s for a good cause,” Zynda says.
The event is just off Fir Street and just west of the high school on the athletic fields, adjacent to the Sequim Lavender Growers Association’s venue.