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.
Photos and Words by Ryan Kemper.
Name: Kenton Shaull | NW-Built SN: DubsessedGLI Hometown: Seattle | Current City: Auburn
Spend a few minutes talking to Kent Shaull and you’ll soon remember that it’s the people that make the car scene here in the Pacific Northwest so great. Kent is a family man who believes the most important things in life are family and friends, in that order. He also believes that all things pass, both good and the bad. He is the father of three boys who have already gotten involved into the car scene thanks to their dad. His two youngest even tagged along for the photo shoot and his oldest son who is still in driver’s education already has two project cars of his own. Kent’s boys also help clean and detail the car at GTG’s and shows and it has become a tradition for them to select a vinyl sticker at each event and decide where it should go on the car. Check out the rest of the interview with Kent below.
Photos and Words by Zach Taiji
2011 was an amazing year for me, both personally and automotive related. I had ups and downs, but in the end I reflect and realize how much I succeeded as a photographer, entrepreneur, and most importantly as a human being.
nw-built also had an event filled year. 2011 was its first full year, which meant there were many instances of trial and error throughout the journey. We had our first big events, invested time and effort into the ever growing Social Media, and most of all created the foundation for our fans and supporters from which we now continue to build upon.
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.
Photos by Zach Taiji
Car: 1990 VW Jetta GLi
Location: Puyallup, WA
What made you get into cars in general?
I started getting into cars around 15, wanting one of my own & wanting to drive. I started watching car shows and car racing on tv more and more, and loved playing racing video games all with the intention of having a car I could call my own. Growing up my dad restored a chevy c10(my dream truck now), it was all factory spec but was rebuilt top to bottom.
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!