Monday, May 16, 2016

The Word of the Day was "GRATEFUL"

The weather was great leading up to the show.  The plans for the largest and best show ever were coming along and everything was falling into place.  The weather report said there would be some rain on Saturday with some additional showers on Sunday morning, May 15th, the day of our show. Many times the weather report is wrong.  I really hoped that this was one of those times.

On Saturday, May 14th the rain came and stayed all day and all night.  Good, maybe it will rain itself out and Sunday will be fine.  Nope!  Sunday morning, May 15th the rain was still here.

Unfortunately, everyone gets up in the morning to look outside and make their decisions for the day.  I do not blame them one bit for not coming to the show on that day.  If I had that decision to make, I probably would have stayed home too.  Our club was putting on the show and we had prepared for most of a year.  So, with it raining we set out for Moxee to arrive at the park at about 7:15AM.

Cars came, then some more cars, and then more.  We had the attitude that "The Show Must Go On" and we were offering "Free Car Washes" to everyone.  It was not the great turnout we had originally expected but at final count we had 125 entries!  Although gloomy, the rain subsided long enough so that we could have our little car show.  Nobody went home early.  As a matter of fact the show seemed to turn into a party of sorts with most everyone around the gazebo area and picnic tables, looking around, sitting, swapping stories, eating and just having fun.

There were enough prizes, give-a-ways and raffle items for a crowd twice the size.  Everybody went home with something.  Now, the 16th Annual Show is in the books and the American Reflections Car Club is Grateful.  Grateful for the turn out we had.  Grateful for the people who did come to the show.  It was fun and we all had a good time. We wish all of you could have been there.  

We brought two classic cars to the show.  Because we were the host club, I had no time to attend to the cars while the show was going.  After we returned home, the cleanup of the vehicles was minimal.  Here are a couple videos we made for you.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Here is the 2016 Registration Form

Here is the 2016 Car Show Registration form.  Click on it to enlarge, right click your mouse to save it to your computer.   Now you can print it out.  From there, fill it out and send it in along with $15 to pre register for this years show.  Unlike many other shows where the registration fee has gone up over the years, ours has remained the same.  We still donate the money to various charities but we want you to get the most bang for your buck at our show.    We also hope that you have the most fun and will keep coming back.  Scroll down or view our other posts to look at this years show flier and/or check out our listings of other up-coming car shows in the area.

Friday, October 09, 2015


2016 is here!.  Below is a listing of the 2016 local car shows that you might want to put on your calendar.  This has been quite successful the last two years so lets keep it up.

This calendar is filling up fast.  I have researched everywhere I can.  There are several new shows this year as well as some of your favorites.  I do not guarantee accuracy or dates on this calendar as the information came from other sources.  Still have no word on Hot Rods and Harleys for the 2016 season.  

As with all pictures on this site, simply click on the item to make it larger for viewing.  Then print if you like or click on the X to go back to the page.

            Great News! Hot Rods and Harleys starts on May 20th at  McDonalds on 40th Ave. and River Rd.  each Friday through mid September.  Now on the schedule.                                   

Updated May 21, 2016 

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Preparing for the New Year

As the car show season is about to close (only a few more shows left in 2015), we prepare for next year.    I will soon start and post a schedule of events for 2016 starting with our show on May 15th, 2016.    2016 is an unusual year, because the month of May starts on a Sunday which makes our show approach extremely fast.    Our car show is on the third Sunday of the month.    We continue to run competition with the Monroe Swap Meet as it is also on the third weekend of the month ( the 14th and 15th of May in 2016).
    In 2016, Selah days is not until the 4th weekend of May.    So all of you that would normally go to Selah on the day of our show can come to Moxee instead.    Keep your eyes on this blog for the 2016 car show schedule and if you have any local information to add to the website or car show calendar, email me at with your information and I would be happy to include it.

Monday, May 18, 2015

What a great show! 2015 is in the books.

No matter how much preparation for our up-coming car show, mother nature always has the final say. As the car show approached, we started to  look at the weather "forecast" for that week and sure enough, the prediction was for rain on our show day.  The prediction was for 20% to 30% chance and as the date got closer the forecast then changed to 55% chance of rain.  After almost a year in preparation, we were committed to the show date come rain or shine.  The day of the show was finally here....

THE WEATHER WAS GREAT! We had a successful show and the turn out was amazing.  We essentially matched last years turn out with 215 participants.  There were plenty of vendors on hand to keep things interesting selling both food and merchandise.  Everyone had a great time and there were plenty of beautiful vehicles to look at.  The show was perfect!

I would like to thank everyone who helped with the show or worked during the show.  Without your help, the show would not be possible.  Lets not forget our many great sponsors.

 A special thanks goes out to these great local sponsors:  CNC Sign and Design, O'Reilly Auto Parts, A Muffler Bandit, Joe's Grinding, Valley Ford, The Moxee Hop Festival, Joel Goesch Insurance, Budget Appliance, Coca Cola, Tree Top Apple Juice, Rexford Manor, City Mix in Moxee, the Moxee Mattress Factory, Sears, Frank's Tire Factory, Renegade Powdercoating, Scrivner Dental Lab, Auto Art & Collision Repair, Johnson Auto Glass, Elliott Insurance, Franks Auto Sales, R&Q Parts and Machine, Magics Pizza Shack, Dickey's Barbecue, Selah Bible Babtist Church, TSR Sports, Kings Row Drive In, Toyota of Yakima, Moxee Hop Festival, R&J Rentals, Joel Goesch Insurance, JSH Design, and Lucky's Copy Shop.  If you would like to become a member of this growing list of local sponsors for next year, just drop us an email at

I would also like to give a big thank you  to Casey and Alli from  "For The Record" for providing the music for the show.  Casey Siekawitch came to our rescue after the club's storage unit was broken into and our PA system was stolen.  Casey also owns CNC Sign and Design here in Yakima.  Besides creating any kind of signing you can imagine, they also will provide you with special show signs for your classic show car.  At a very reasonable price I might add.   Take a look at them on Facebook under CNC Cutting Solutions NW or on the internet at

Here are a few photos from our show on May 17, 2015.  Click on the photo to make it larger, then scroll through the photos if you like.  Then click on the "X" to return to the page.  More to come.........

Monday, January 26, 2015

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

The 2015 Registration Form is here!

Hey gang, here is the registration form for 2015.  Copy it off this page, print it out, fill in the information and mail it in along with your registration fee.  It's only $15 if you get it in before May 10th.  After that, and at the day of the show it goes to $20.  It's for a good cause.  Here it is.....