Orcas to host veteran motor car tour

  • Tue Sep 16th, 2008 6:27am
  • Life

1929 Pierce-Arrow

On Tuesday, Sept. 23, Orcas Island will play host to a “Tour of the San Juans” by members of the Veteran Motor Car Club of America. About 30 vintage cars, among them a 1924 Studebaker and 1929 Pierce-Arrow, as well as a variety of other cars from the 1920s through the 1970s will be touring Orcas.

The club also invites other local car enthusiasts to join them in an informal car show in Eastsound from noon to 2 p.m. at the Orcas Island Community Church.

The tour is part of the Western National Tour of the Veteran Motor Car Club of America, which this year is touring both the San Juan Islands and Anacortes areas. The club is dedicated to the preservation, restoration, and exhibition of antique automobiles. “The ingenuity of engineering and beauty of design always inspire, whether old-timers who remember the cars when new, or today’s kids who know them only through venues such as this,” said Michael Rivkin, event organizer.

The tour is hosted by the Sequim Valley Car Club. Contact Michael Rivkin for additional information at 376-4260.