Sunday, August 19, 2012 from 10 am to 3 pm will be Canyon Auto Centers’ 15th annual car show which benefits Multi Care Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Center. The car show will consist of street rods, custom and classic vehicles, and trucks. The car show will take place at 12811 Canyon Road East Puyallup, Washington 98373 (the parking lot for the following businesses: Studio J Salon, Corner Garage, Canyon Auto Paint Supply, and Auto Plus Summit). According to Dana Fink, car show organizer, the purpose of the car show is for customer appreciation and to raise money for Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. The event is open to the public, free to attend, and no reservation is required unless people want to have their car in the car show. The first 50 people to register their vehicle for the car show will receive a free bag full of goodies. Due to space limitations, all vehicles must be pre-registered by August 13, 2012. It is $15 to pre-register or $20 day of the show. Registration forms can be picked up at, mailed, and returned to Canyon Auto Center 12811 Canyon Rd. E. #3 Puyallup, Washington 98373.
Dana explained the history of the event: “It’s our 15th annual car show. It started off as customer appreciation the first couple years and we didn’t donate to Mary Bridge. Then I had a friend who’s baby needed Mary Bridge and that’s why we started donating to Mary Bridge the last 9 years (this year will be our 10th year) donating to Mary Bridge.”
The car show averages 100 cars and there will be a first and second prize for each of the following categories: street rod, custom, classic, and truck as well as a people’s choice award and best in show award. All winners will receive a trophy. Free hot dogs and soda will be available as well as door prizes such as $200 savings bonds from Valley Bank, tools, and donations from other vendors.
Dana shared what she thought of the event, “It’s a lot of fun, free food, lots of door prizes, a DJ playing music all day long, cars are awesome, it’s great, and a lot of fun.” She revealed the best thing about the event, “There’s a lot of fantastic people that get together to raise money for Mary Bridge and come out and have a great time.”
Dana disclosed what many people may not know about the car show: “We usually average about $3,000 in donations a year based on this car show.” Dana recommends all ages to attend.
For more information, please call: 253 537-7017 or visit Canyon Auto Center located at 12811 Canyon Rd. E. #3 Puyallup, Washington 98373.
By: Carly Calabrese, staff for Tacoma.com