You don’t need to be a “vintage” person to enjoy the annual Winthrop Vintage Wheels show this Saturday (Sept. 10). The wonderfully restored cars, trucks, travel trailers and motorcycles, along with the antique tractors and classic bicycles, are a treat for eyes of all ages.
But nostalgia, unearthed memories and treasured stories will certainly be part of the conversations you might overhear among the crowds on Riverside and Castle avenues.
On Saturday, historic motor vehicles and motorcycles will fill up Riverside Avenue (which will be closed to modern traffic west of the four-way stop), antique bicycles will be displayed at Rocking Horse Bakery, travel trailers will be showcased at Pine Near RV Park, and antique tractors will be displayed at the Shafer Museum.
For participants, the event begins Friday from 5-7 p.m. with a “cruise-in” and registration at the Winthrop Barn, where you can get a sneak preview of Saturday’s show. Registration is $20.
From 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, antique automobile owners will register, line up and stage at the Winthrop Inn on the east edge of town in preparation for the parade. Vehicles not yet registered may register at this time. At 10:30 a.m., staging begins for vintage motorcycles, trailers, tractors, pedal cars and antique bicycles at their respective areas.
The parade of vintage cars begins at 11 a.m., as they head for their parking spots on Riverside Avenue. Awards, including best-in-show and people’s choice, will be presented at 3 p.m.
Car show participants can enjoy a scenic drive through the Methow Valley and take part in the automotive bucket poker run beginning at 4 p.m.
For more information, visit winthropwashington.com/event/winthrop-vintage-wheels-show/.