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Another successful year for Return to Renton Car Show | SLIDESHOW

After a late start getting cars to arrive, the Return to Renton Car Show took over downtown Renton last Sunday.

An estimated 4,800 people were projected to be there, according to event organizer Jim Medzegian.

"It was a late arriving crowd," he said. "We thought we were down cars, but they were late arriving."

More than 450 cars were expected to line the streets around the Piazza and come they did from modern models to race cars to classics like the "Miss Pearl," 1929 Model A Ford, owned by Gary Holmes, of Burien.

"Oh gosh; it's nice," said Holmes of the car show. "It's good, a lot of fun, a lot of people."

This is Holmes second time competing in the Return to Renton Car Show. He bought his Ford from a retired Boeing engineer and has entered it in many local car shows.

"I drive it everywhere I go; kind of like driving in a parade everywhere I go," he said.

Many a car was on parade so to speak at the car show Sunday, which benefited from the day's near perfect weather.

"The weather is extremely nice," said Medzegian midday. "It was nice in the morning during set-up. We got good numbers of cars and no incidents."

Of the forty-three categories to be judged during the show, "Best of Show," went to Les Schwab Tire Centers, of Rainier Ave. and Renton Highlands and Rod Sutton's 1955 Desoto. The "Founder's Award" went to Ben and Nancy Remak's and Clayton Rudolph's 1969 Chevy Camaro and the "People's Choice Award" went to King and Bunnys and Gretchen Browne's 1955 Chevy Truck.

Renton Police Chief Kevin Milosevich attended the event and called it another successful year for the show that's brought in more than $200,000 throughout the years for the department's youth programs.

"It was another fantastic event," Milosevich said. "All of the credit goes to the car show committee who meet throughout the year.  It is a well-organized group of individuals who have shared their love for classic cars with providing resources to the police department that we can in turn utilize to support youth programs in the city."

 

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