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 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!