By Mike Maltais
If you take a close look at the promotional poster advertising this year’s Winthrop Vintage Wheels Show on Saturday (Sept. 6), you will see 2013’s Best of Show winner, an eye-catching tangelo pearl-colored 1936 Dodge “Humpback” sedan delivery.
What you might not know is that the classic car is the pampered pride of former valley resident Rick Eiffert, whose twin brother was the late Mick Eiffert, co-owner and operator of Mick and Mikki’s Tavern on downtown Twisp’s Glover Street.
Rick, now a resident of Spokane, brought his “people-magnet” Dodge to the Winthrop show for the first time last year. He will make a return trip this year, this time with nephews Brent and Bryson Eiffert, Mick and Mikki’s sons, who will bring vintage vehicles of their own.
Both Bryson and Brent now live in Redmond, where Brent is a motorcycle mechanic for Bellevue Kawasaki and Bryson bartends at The Central Club in Redmond.
Bryson, a 1993 graduate of Liberty Bell High School, will be at the wheel of his 1969 Camaro, painted green with black stripes and sporting a stock 350 Chev engine under the hood.
Brent, who departed LBHS in 1995, will be driving his orange-and-black 1970 Chevelle, a seven-year restoration effort that was rebuilt “from the ground up” complete with the old Twisp High School colors in tribute to his late father — who owned one just like it.
“Rick found me an old photo of my dad’s Chevelle so I built mine in honor of his memory,” Brent said.