Thursday, March 14th, 2019
Car Shows in Whatcom County, Washington
Annette Bagley

Artistic curves, kaleidoscopic colors, and the shine – oh the shine. This is the view of a car show on a beautiful, cloudless summer day in Whatcom County.

It’s the history that draws me in. I imagine a local family out for a slow Sunday drive as I admire a 1911 Model T. Or I see my parents as teenagers at a drive-in – Mom looking so cute in her poodle skirt and Dad in his cuffed jeans – standing next to a 1957 Chevy. How about those fins? My husband and daughter love the sleek lines of the 1950s and 60s Corvettes. It’s easy to have an emotional connection to these vintage vehicles. They are the industrial artwork of our collective Americana. Each shares a little piece of twentieth-century history and pop culture through the evolution of its design. And each represents the hundreds of hours of meticulous care put into restoring and preserving them.

Luckily, car clubs are prolific in Whatcom County. A car show takes place nearly every summer weekend. One just needs to know which day to look in which direction to find them.  The following schedule will help you map a route to cruise back in time.

Upcoming Car Shows in Whatcom County

March 30 – 31, 2019 – CMCS Wet Weekend

  • La Quinta Inn & Suites, Bellingham
  • 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

April 25, 2019 – Northwest Motorcycle Classics: Vintage Motorcycle Expo

  • Northwest Washington Fairgrounds
  • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

May 4, 2019 – WCCA Spring Rod Run

  • Les Schwab Tire Center, Ferndale
  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

May 19, 2019 – Ridin’ Low in the 360 Lowrider Show

  • Red Square, Western Washington University campus, Bellingham
  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

June 1, 2019 – Park for Pups Car/Truck Show

  • Tractor Supply, Lynden (1898 Front Street)
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

June 2, 2019 – Ferndale Haggen Show and Shine

  • Ferndale Haggen
  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

June 16, 2019 – Father’s Day Car Show

  • Bellewood Acres, Lynden
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

June 29, 2019 – Sumas Community Days Car Show

  • Sumas Ave and Harrison Street, Sumas
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

July 4, 2018 – Blaine Old Fashioned Show & Shine

  •  Martin and 4th Street, Blaine
  • 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

July 6, 2019 – WCCA Firecracker Rod Run

  • Pioneer Park, Ferndale
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

July 20, 2019 – Razz & Shine Cruise In

  • Front Street, Downtown Lynden
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

July 20 – 21, 2019 – Birch Bay Rollback Weekend

  • Birch Bay Drive
  • noon – 3 p.m.

July 21, 2019 – Vietnam Veterans 8th Annual Car Show

  • 2211 Rimland Dr, Barkley Village, Bellingham
  • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

July 27, 2019 – Old Settlers Car Show

  • Central School grounds, Ferndale
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Aug. 17, 2019 – Corvettes Unlimited Open Class Car Show

  • BelleWood Acres, Lynden
  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Aug 23-25, 2019 – Summer Fun Rod Run

  • Deming Log Show Grounds
  • 3-day event with camping
  • Car show open to the public Aug. 24, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Aug. 24, 2019 – Festival of Fenders

  • Ferndale Street Festival, Main Street, Ferndale
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sept. 1, 2019 – Classic Car Show

  • Silver Reef Casino, Ferndale
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sept. 7, 2019 – WCCA Fall Rod Run

  • Cedars RV Resort, Ferndale
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Oct. 27, 2019 – Punkin Run

  • Hardware Sales, Bellingham
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Nov. 10, 2019 – Project Santa Run

  • Cruise from Cordata Place on the Guide Meridian near Starbucks to downtown Bellingham and the County Court House
  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Enjoy the ride!

For more fun ideas see recent posts by Annette or our Things to Do Page

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About the Author:

Annette Bagley is the Director of Marketing for Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism. As a writer and media relations consultant, her work has appeared in local and national media. She has been enjoying life in the Bellingham and Whatcom County region for more than a decade. Her ideal escapes include water, mountains, a farm visit, or a history lesson, accompanied by good food and a glass of wine.

5 Comments »

  1. Sept.5 Mt Baker Lion’s club Car Show in Maple Falls, Wa. Location Mt. Baker Lodging and Mountain Man Espresso 7463 Mt Baker Hwy starting at 10 am.

    Comment by Virginia — June 8, 2015 @ 1:44 pm

  2. Hillcrest Chapel is having a Speed and Chrome Show and block party on Sunday, September 13. The car show will be 8:30-2pm and the block party will be 10am-2pm. There is a $10 entry fee for the car show. All are welcome!
    There will be food trucks, live music and games for kids!

    Comment by beverly drost — July 14, 2015 @ 12:23 pm

  3. Hello Annette, The Vietnam Vets car show is on 06/24/2016 not the 17th as listed

    Duane

    Comment by DUANE HOLLIDAY — June 30, 2016 @ 1:12 pm

  4. Thanks for the update Duane!

    Comment by Annette — June 30, 2016 @ 3:36 pm

  5. Hi Annette,

    Thank you for including our show. The date this year is September 10 (not the 17th as listed). Registration is open now at northwoodcasino.com/carshow. It’s free to enter and attend. Thanks!

    Comment by Michele Habig — July 14, 2016 @ 10:29 am

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