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.....

Thursday, January 01, 2015

2015......Happy New Year!!

For the first post of the year, I will offer you my early list of up-coming car shows for 2015.  These shows are in and around the Yakima area.  You may or may not be interested in attending these shows but I have included shows that our club members have shown interest in during the past years.
I DO NOT guarantee the correct dates of all of these shows.  However, I think the dates on this list are close to being correct.  If you know of any corrections to this list or want to add any shows, please contact me via email at and I will try and get your information added.  Let me give a big Thank You to all of you that have supported our car club, our car show or this web page in the past. I invite each and every one of you to our car show on May 17, 2015 in Moxee.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Another Car Show Season Comes To An End

Everyone likes trophies and they are relatively low in cost.  I had several extra trophies on hand this last year so I decided to give them out to the youngsters for various reasons.  Bringing out a small car or bike, helping the parents show off their vehicle, and in one case, a youngster showed up with a model car. These were small (recycled) trophies and were given out to the kids during the show.  The kids were then encouraged to show them off with pride for the remainder of the show.  WHAT A HIT THEY WERE!!! In addition to that, all the regular trophies were given out to Best of Show, Participants Choice, Best Paint, Best Interior, Distance, etc., etc., as well as the regular 22 classes welcomed to the show. 

As far as trophies are concerned, this next year the club is looking at going to the plaques that everyone likes so well.  These plaques are more expensive than the usual plastic trophies.  We will be doing away with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd classes and just giving out one, two or three plaques for each class of car or truck.  After all, who are we to say that one car is better than any other.

We bill our show as "Possibly the best single day show in the Pacific Northwest".  There is a reason for that.  We have more trophies, more vendors, more cars, more give-a-way items, and better raffle items than any other show.  We also have a better facility with music and more fun.  We proved it this year by attending many of the local shows and found that they were all asking for $20 registration fee and giving little or nothing back to the participants for that money.  Our money goes to several charities and to help put on a better show next year. 

Now, lets talk about next years show.  The next show will be the American Reflections 15th Annual Open Car Show to be held on May 17th, at the park in the city of Moxee, WA.  The show will be from approximately 9AM to 3PM with no promises of good weather.  We have several new things planned for the show.  As I said above, we will have plaques in addition to some trophies.  Extra trophies for odd things and kids are always appreciated.  We may have a change in music and some vendors this next year.  As of this writing, it is still very early in the process.  I am going to try and concentrate in more involvement from some of our local businesses.  We are going to discontinue the cruise on the Saturday before the show.  Instead, we will be entering the Selah Parade on Saturday to advertise the show on Sunday.  I hope that that excites more people into coming out on Sunday.

Unlike some of the other shows that are just interested in the money, we want to put on the best show for all you classic car people.  We want to give you the biggest bang for your buck and we want you to talk about us and our show all season long.  We are now doing that.  Lets keep up the good work.  For those of you that have helped us with sponsorship in the past, we thank you so much and want to continue with your support.  The show could not have gone on without your help.  For those of you that  are interested in joining us as a sponsor by providing trophy money, give-a-way items, or raffle items, we are always open to letting you  help in that manner.  In turn we will include you and your business in the show and talk about you during the show.

Please look at the pre-ceding post for some exciting pictures of the 2014 show.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Great Show! Great Weather! Record Turnout !

A big "THANK YOU" goes out to all of you that attended the 14th annual American Reflections Open Car Show in Moxee this year (2014).  The weather was good and we had a record turnout of 217 vehicles! 

Many thanks go out to all of our internet sponsors who provided us with items to give-a-way and fill our goody bags.  Many thanks also go out to all the Yakima based sponsors that helped us put on the show by providing sponsorship for trophys, dash plaques, give-a-way items and raffle items.

Thank you to all the vendors that have made our show one of the most interesting of the season by providing us with a variety of food to eat and merchandise to look at and purchase while at the show.

This show is truly becoming one of the biggest single day shows in the Pacific Northwest. Our show is held in the Moxee park each year.  To give you an idea of the extreme size of the show and some of the beautiful cars that we show off , I offer the following pictures...Double click on an image to make it larger.