One of our missions here at nw-built is to provide the Pacific Northwest with an outlet where cars and people of all different types and color can join together in one place – in essence, bringing to light the diversity of our region. Last year we took it upon ourselves to fulfill that mission by hosting an event at Golden Gardens in Seattle, WA. It was a huge success being our first big event, and welcomed over 400 cars. Most importantly it showed that people and cars of all types can get together without all of the e-thuggery/flaming, to have a great time and enjoy the Pacific Northwest automotive scene & atmosphere.
Last Thursday marked the fourth “not so loko” Pacific Northwest StanceWorks meet. Much thanks to Paul Bruney organizing another cool event. The location this time was Juanita Park in Kirkland, WA – and while it wasn’t the greatest of locations for numerous reasons (parking, cops – see below), the overall meet had a laid back feeling and it was great to see old and new friends. Plus it was at the beach, and the sun stayed out all day.
I arrived a little after the meet started (about 6:30 pm), and parking was a complete mess. But what could you expect for throwing a car meet at a beach in nice weather? Regardless, I found a parking spot down the street and walked over to where the group of cars were. My first impression of the meet as I approached the cars was “damn, nice turnout!”. The photos you see here prove it – a nice variety of well built cars that showcase what the PNW has to offer. With summer ending and school right around the corner, it was a opportunity to enjoy with friends and catch up on what’s been happening in everyone’s lives.
Eventually, the local law enforcement and Washington State Patrol showed up to give everyone a good time and congratulate everyone for their modified cars. Unfortunately, that’s not what they really came for – law enforcement had parked near the entrance and anyone who decided to leave the meet with noticeable extensive modifications and/or no front plate, were either ticketed or lectured. Good times indeed but regardless, PNW StanceWorks 4.0 was a great time and you definitely missed out if you weren’t there. I’ll let these photos do the rest of the talking. Be sure to check out the gallery at the very bottom of this post, there are more photos there that weren’t posted below.
Photos by Amy Barbee and Christian Kitchens
This year marked the 10th annual European Leavenworth Drive. It’s a great event and is definitely one to experience. It started out at Bellevue Community College on June 18th, early morning; Rain was very present, but that didn’t stop several hundreds of cars from showing up. It was there that the staff collected $10 donations from each car, all proceeds went to the Charity Spotlight organization. A driver meeting was in order at around 10:30am, and then everyone rolled out to Leavenworth, WA. Upon arrival, the weather was great. Leavenworth is a beautiful Bavarian styled town; full of little candy shops, pubs, and inns, it’s the perfect destination for a large group of fine European Automobiles. Word is that the turnout was near 1000 cars this year, it just keeps on growing! Check out out photos below, and plan for next year!
Photos by Justin Swain / Words by Zach Taiji
Last night marked version 2.0 of StanceWorks meets the Pacific Northwest. Paul Bruney organized another successful meet, with a great turnout of some of the best cars that Seattle has to offer. The location was far and away from where you would expect a large meeting of fine automobiles to be, tucked deep within Magnuson Park. It made for an almost exclusive feel, and being right next to the beach and below a grassy knoll made the atmosphere very relaxing. Overcast was the name of the day, but that didn’t stop 100+ premium cars from showing up. Once again there were familiar faces & rides, but also a few new ones that I hadn’t seen before. Check back on this site for more info on the next PNW + SW meet coming to a local city near you!