Tuesday, February 06, 2018

2018 American Reflections Show Registration

Here is the registration form for 2018.  Click to make larger and copy.  Fill it out and send it to American Reflections, P.O. Box 11377, Yakima, WA. before May 10th and register for just $15. After that and at the show, you will pay $20 to register.  Remember, general admission for spectators at the show is always free.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Car Shows in and around Yakima for 2018

Here's the list you have been waiting for.  Car shows that you may or may not be interested in.  The list is as complete as I can make it with this early research.  If you know of any shows that would work on this list, please email me at amreflections@yahoo.com and I will try and get it on the list for you.    

CHECK IT OUT!  Six Yakima Ave. Cruise Nights are now on the schedule.  Thank you Randy Beehler!  Still no word on Hot Rods and Harleys.  Wednesday Night Cruises have now been added.  Check back as mush as possible because this list is updated often.

Last updated on April 22, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

February 2018 Marks Our 18th Birthday!

The American Reflections Car Club will be celebrating it's 18th Birthday this year.    So..for the months of February and March we will be putting together a membership drive.  For two months, our club members are encouraged to bring in and "sponsor" perspective new club members.  When new people join our club the "sponsors" name as well as the names of our new members will be eligible by way of a drawing for some cash prizes.  The top prize will be one hundred dollars!  The more new members, the more chances to win.

Also, beginning in February, we will re-instate the 50/50 drawings at our club meetings.  Money collected at the meetings will be totaled and divided at the meetings end with 50% going to a single winner.  The remaining money will again be divided and more people will be selected until all the money has been returned to the winning members.  So, keep your tickets!

The February club meeting will be at our base of operation which is Magics Pizza in Selah at 7pm on February 8th (That will give us a head start since the month begins on a Thursday).  At the meeting, we will kick off our membership drive and begin collecting 2018 membership dues (which remain reduced to just $10). I also think I have some 2018 car show schedules to pass out.  We will discuss and assign committees for our up-coming car show in Moxee (May 20th).  Club members will not be allowed to enter and be judged in this years show.  As a member, you are already in and we need your help with the show.

We will have our first 50/50.  We also need to consider nominees for 2018 officers.  So far, it looks like our show theme and logo is "our graduation".  Marking the graduation of 18 year old students as well as the graduation of our club and that of classic cars in general.

Looking forward to seeing you at the February meeting.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Like it or not, 2018 is here!

We wrap up the year 2017 and prepare for the new year.    Our American Reflections car show will be the 18th this year and will be held on the 20th of May 2018.  It will be in the Moxee Park again because we love the place so much.  As you may know already, the 2017 show was a great success and we only hope to continue with it's tradition.

 I am looking for a theme to the show and the only thing I can come up with so far is the term "Graduation" which is based on the completion of schooling which has become a big deal for us in 2017 and 2018.  Therefore our classics will have completed a certain stage and will "graduate" to another level in 2018. 

Speaking of graduation, I have several ads on Craigslist and Facebook marketplace.  We are clearing out the place and selling several car parts and other items such as a small organ, two sets of car seats, a three speed shifter and a collection of old license plates.  

The license plates are selling fairly well and here is copy of the ad if anyone is interested:

Original Vintage License PlatesVery rare vintage license plates in un-restored original condition. Plates listed as rusty or good condition are $30 each or two for $50. Listed in excellent condition, price is $50 each. Yes, because they are made of steel most have rusted but are still legible and official. License your classic or rat rod to the plate after restoration or leave them as they are. Here is a listing of what I have from 1921 to 1957. Add $10 to the price for shipping inside the State of Washington or $15 outside Washington. Call or text 509-834-1585 for more information or the purchase of these plates.

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Most of these plates are rusty but can be restored. Although I am selling them as is for now, I also am beginning to restore a few.  As an example the 1937 plate above P-2413 is restored from the look at the right.  A restored plate or plate in the condition of some of the others above is selling for $50 (plus shipping).  The un-restored  or rusty plates are going for $30.

If you are building, or restoring a classic car or truck one option is to license your vehicle to the plate of that year.  A license plate for that year can be obtained in ANY CONDITION and registered to that vehicle.  You can keep the plate as is, refurbish it or make a new plate with the same number and configuration as the  classic plate (so long as you have the original  plate to back up your number and year).  The old plate, refurbished plate,  or the new plate can then  be displayed on your vehicle.  I believe that I am the cheapest around with my collection of old plates.  If you find rusted or colorful  ones anywhere else they will cost from $80 to $100 each.  Of course, you can always purchase a bright and shiny collector car plate if you wish.

Friday, June 02, 2017

Car Shows in and around Yakima in 2017

Here is a new post especially for those of you that are looking for car shows in and around the yakima area.  If you know of any additional shows that people might be interested in,  please email me at AmReflections@yahoo.com and let me know.  I have moved the car show listing up so that it is easier for you to find.  The list is fairly complete with Hot Rods and Harleys listed, 5 downtown cruise nights listed and more.  Please continue to scroll down for pictures of our very successful 2017 Car Show that was in the park in Moxee on May 21st of this year.   Thank you so much to all that attended.

Updated on September 4, 2017 

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Monday, May 22, 2017

This Year Was A Great Success

Mother nature owed it to us.   The weather for the show in Moxee this year was BEAUTIFUL!    We had a record turn out.  Two hundred and twenty three cars, trucks and motorcycles registered for the show so that we had a diverse mixture of old and new.    Several vendors on site allowed for the selection of a variety of food and drinks.  We gave out 55 trophies and had an enormous mixture of prizes and raffle items. The winner of the 50/50 drawing took home over $406.   This years show was terrific!