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Snoqualmie Railroad Days: Legends Car Club bringing classic rides Sunday

Classic wheels roll into downtown Snoqualmie this Sunday, Aug. 19, as the Legends Car Show arrives for Snoqualmie Railroad Days. - Seth Truscott/Staff Photo
Classic wheels roll into downtown Snoqualmie this Sunday, Aug. 19, as the Legends Car Show arrives for Snoqualmie Railroad Days.
— image credit: Seth Truscott/Staff Photo

Steam-powered trains certainly have their fans, but Railroad Days’ third day is all about gas-powered, four-wheeling classics of the street.

The Legends Classic Car show returns, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19. Members of the Legends Car Club and car buffs and gearheads from all over roar into town with amazing, much-loved and restored rides from every era, from the dawn of motorcars to today’s coolest sports cars.

There are plenty of awards and trophies, plus contests and games for kids. The real draw is the chance to see some the amazing restorations and transformations of cool cars from America’s historic past.

Buffs can enter cars, trucks and motorcycles in dozens of different categories. Registration is $15, or $20 on the day of show.

Legends Car Club formed in 2000, and keeps many of its original team.

“We try to make our car shows enjoyable and fun for participants and spectators,” said Legends member Gayle Sneesby. Fun awards are a part of that: The club mixes things up with different awards and games, such as straw-blown toy car races for children.

Profits from the Snoqualmie show are split with the Railroad Days Committee. Proceeds go to help The Forgotten Children’s Fund, which provides holiday gifts for needy children, the Royal Family Kid’s Camp for abused children, Tanner Jeans Bicycle Rodeo, plus several food banks and senior centers. Last year, the event raised $11,000 in donations.

The club also puts on the Tastin’ N Racin’ show at Lake Sammamish in June, and the Kirkland Classic Car Show in July.

You can learn more at www.legendscarclub.net.

 

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