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F E AT U R E :


Two years since the creation of America’s Automotive Trust, we’ve made remarkable progress in celebrating America’s love affair with the automobile.





A day-drive through the Cape Cod of the Midwest.



A report from David Madeira, America’s Automotive Trust Vice-Chairman

A U T O B I O G R A P H Y :


7 ALONG FOR THE RIDE Random musings by the Managing Editor of OpenRoad

This issue’s featured Chevy has a split-personality.

8 SIGNPOSTS Late breaking news 8 DOWN THE ROAD Happenings worth saving the date 12 CONCOURS CLUB

Into the Scottish Isles

13 CLUB AUTO Club activities and tours 14 RPM FOUNDATION Restoration, Preservation, Mentorship 17 ON EXHIBIT Exhibits gracing ACM’s galleries 21 FUEL FOR THOUGHT

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his is the final Behind the Wheel I will write as I stepped aside from the CEO post last fall. We are now engaged in a search for a replacement and should have one in place by early 2019. For sixteen years, it’s been my privilege to write this opening piece to our wonderful magazine, OpenRoad. Originally, it was a simple, four-page newsletter which we produced in-house. However, in 2004, as we prepared to launch “The Drive for America’s Car Museum” to build “The LeMay” in Tacoma, I realized we needed a slick publication of the highest quality to present our vision to the world. We had no building, no long-standing institution with ready constituency — we needed something to sell our vision to build America’s greatest car museum. OpenRoad was born as I engaged Deni Sullivan to design our campaign materials, brochures and this magazine to give us a clear, consistent and compelling image. I hired Deni’s husband, Walt Tomsic, to serve as our Editor in Chief. Together, we created the blueprint for what you see today in these pages. OpenRoad has won numerous awards for its quality over the years. More importantly, I have given it

to countless executives and enthusiasts to promote our message. It has always been received with interest and even surprise — for few if any auto museums have a publication of this quality. Sadly, Walt Tomsic passed away in the summer of 2017 after a struggle with cancer. Deni has retired from OpenRoad, knowing it would never be the same without their joint efforts. Indeed, it was a team effort on their part as they worked long hours together producing each issue. Walt in particular was the consummate “car guy”; organizing events and activities to provide content to the magazine. He wrote numerous articles himself and engaged others as our guest editorialists. OpenRoad became the key work of his official retirement — he loved it and was immensely proud of it. And so it does end. Fitting somehow that Walt, Deni and I step aside in the same issue. I will forever be grateful to them both for their huge contribution to our success through the years. I am pleased to say we have some exciting things coming in 2019, so stay tuned as we roll out our plan forward for OpenRoad and America’s Automotive Trust.



America’s Automotive Trust

BOARD OF TRUSTEES Rod Alberts, Executive Director North American International Auto Show Detroit, Michigan Karl Anderson, Chairman Concrete Technology Corporation Tacoma, Washington Dale Bloomquist, Auto Enthusiast Seattle, Washington Stephen K. Boone, Ford and HarleyDavidson Dealer – Retired Olympia, Washington Nicola Bulgari, Vice Chairman BVLGARI S.p.A. New York, New York Trevor J. Cobb, Private Wealth Advisor Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC Seattle, WA Dawn Fisher, Owner MFD Classic Motors, Inc. Traverse City, MI Diane Fitzgerald, RPM Foundation President/AAT Vice President Chicago, Illinois Alan Granberg, Auto Enthusiast Lakewood, Washington McKeel Hagerty, CEO Hagerty Traverse City, Michigan Tom Hedges, Co-Owner Hedges Family Estate Benton City, Washington Michael Holmes, President Holmes Electric Kent, Washington

ollector cars and motorcycles. Helen Johnson, Auto Enthusiast

ar Show and enter to win an award Detroit, Michigan k out the vehicles on display. Nancy LeMay, CEO LeMay Investments, LLC. Tacoma, Washington

David L. Madeira Vice Chairman, America’s Automotive Trust Harbor, Washington dmission to Gig America’s Car Museum. Keith Martin, Publisher

a’s Car Museum: 1:30Magazine - 3:30 pm Sports Car Market Portland, Oregon


James G. May, Owner and President Hopewell Land Partners LLC Haven, Florida our vehicleWinter and for more information.

The 2019 Great Race will conclude its 2,300-mile journey at America’s Car Museum on Sunday, June 30! Show off your collector vehicle at the Shine Time Car Show and enter to win an award or come as a spectator and check out the vehicles on display. The Shine Time Car Show is open to all makes and models of collector cars and motorcycles and includes one adult admission to the Museum. Register your collector vehicle at • ACM MEMBER – $15 Great Race finishes on the Haub Family Field at ACM • EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION – $20 between 1:30 – 3:30pm. (ends April 30, 2019) You won’t want to miss out on hundreds of collector vehicles, food trucks, a beer garden, vendors and more!

•R EGULAR REGISTRATION – $25 (May 1, 2019 – Day of show)

Dan McDavid, Executive Director – Retired Chrysler Corporation Leland, Michigan B. Corry McFarland, President Cedar Management Company Fife, Washington Paul E. Miller, ACM President & COO/AAT Senior Vice President – Ex-officio Tacoma, Washington


T.G. Mittler, Auto Enthusiast Santa Fe, New Mexico Thomas Nault, Managing Partner Middlerock Partners, LLC Kirkland, WA

Special thanks to Advertising Photographer Michael Craft for creating many of the beautiful images printed in OpenRoad, most notably in our Autobiography section starting on page 18.

Michael Towers, Partner Ambassador Wines of Washington Woodinville, WA Edward T. Welburn, CEO The Welburn Group Detroit, Michigan William T. Weyerhaeuser, Director/Chairman Columbia Bank Tacoma, Washington James M. Will, President Titus-Will Enterprises, Inc. Tacoma, Washington


Managing Editor & Head Writer, William Hall William Hall is an automotive journalist based in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, whose work has appeared in Hemmings Motor News, Classic Car Journal, RM Shift and Prancing Horse magazines, among others. His personal collection of cars skews classic Italian, with a few ‘70s era Muscle Cars and a growing collection of vintage motorcycles for good measure.

Art Direction & Graphic Design Jennifer Weitzman, jamgd jamgd, a design firm located in Madison, Wisconsin — having a long history working with the RPM Foundation — they now bring their talents to this publication.


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STEERING COMMITTEE Doug Clark Publisher & Director of Business Development Hagerty Traverse City, Michigan


t’s with mixed emotions that I take over the helm as editor of OpenRoad from my friend and mentor Walt Tomsic. Walt and I became fast pals on the first Drive Home, when he and his wife Deni gathered a group of classic car owners to welcome us after a jawclenching, snowy first leg overnighted in Bend, Oregon. Walt continued emailing throughout the remainder of that trip, offering heartfelt encouragement as I wrote daily dispatches from the road for Hemmings Motor News.

Walt was just one of many valued friendships that were made during The Drive Home and subsequent drives with what I now call “The AAT Family.” These are the special relationships forged in the fires of adventurous road trips, the discovery of new places and the shared love of automobiles. These are the relationships that America’s Automotive Trust and OpenRoad celebrate. It’s an exciting time for AAT, as new partnerships and an elevated national profile emerge. After years of hard work, Vice Chairman David Madeira’s vision of closing the loop between the city of Detroit, the Big Three automakers, and America’s automotive heritage has begun to take shape. Fundamental

questions about mobility and the role of the automobile in our society are now being discussed, and AAT is working to have a seat at that table. OpenRoad will be highlighting some of these modern Detroit products which connect to the past in a future column called Retro Rides. As America’s Car Museum rounds out its sixth year, we enter a new stage in the lifespan of the facility. No longer the new kid, the Museum must now stand on its own feet with an expanded mission and outreach under AAT. Thanks to its staff, leadership and supporters, ACM remains fresh and exciting – having been named Tacoma’s “Best Destination” in a reader poll conducted by Showcase Magazine, “Best Museum in Western Washington” by KING 5 TV, and included in USA Today’s “Ten great museums worth a pit stop.” As an automotive journalist, I feel that our cars are just a common means to an end; that the real stories are those of the people brought together by them. As our AAT organization and footprint grows, OpenRoad will be as important as ever in keeping us connected. We will try to tell those stories — the stories of the extended AAT family — here in the pages of OpenRoad. Just as Walt would have wanted.

Keith Flickinger Owner Precision Motor Cars Inc. Allentown, Pennsylvania William G. Hall Writer, Car Collector and Classic Car Broker Milwaukee, Wisconsin Tabetha Hammer Manager, Advocacy and Public Relations Hagerty Traverse City, MI Rock Jenkins Executive State Farm Insurance Tacoma, Washington Mark McKee Managing Partner Ace Café North America Leawood, Kansas Diane Parker Vice President Historic Vehicle Association Potomac, Maryland Candida Romanelli President Romanelli Event Services Frisco, Texas Pamela Chavez Rosen External Advisor – Fuels, Lubricants & Motorsports Shell Oil Company Houston, Texas Ken D. Ross Auto Enthusiast Detroit, Michigan Lyn St. James President/Founder LSJ Enterprises Phoenix, Arizona Bill Warner Chairman Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance Jacksonville, Florida Drew Weyerhaeuser Auto Enthusiast San Francisco, California


McKeel Hagerty

Bill Warner

Car Designer, Writer and Photographer

CEO, Hagerty

Chairman, Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

Thomas L. Bryant

Sandra Button

Keith Martin

Editor Emeritus, Road & Track

Chairman, Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

Publisher, Sports Car Market

Jay Leno Website Host Collector & Enthusiast

Lyn St. James Racer, Collector & Enthusiast

Subscription to OpenRoad triannual magazine published by America’s Automotive Trust is a benefit of Silver Key Driver membership and above. America’s Automotive Trust is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. A portion of your gift towards membership and sponsorship are tax deductible.

Administration: David Lowe Madeira, Vice Chairman — America’s Automotive Trust Paul E. Miller, President & COO — America’s Car Museum | Sr. VP — America’s Automotive Trust Diane Fitzgerald, President — RPM Foundation | VP America’s Automotive Trust | Scot Keller, Curator of Exhibitry — America’s Car Museum | Keith Flickinger, Curator of the Collection — America’s Car Museum Please Address Correspondence to America’s Automotive Trust/OpenRoad, 2702 East D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421 Phone: 253.779.8490 Toll Free: 877.902.8490 Fax: 253.779.8499 Website: Please note: Not all of the automobiles depicted in OpenRoad are on display or part of the ACM Collection. Some of the photographs were chosen in order to illustrate or enliven a featured story while others were selected purely for their artistic merit.





NEWS 1968 FORD MUSTANG FASTBACK (BULLITT – ‘559) special display at ACM extended through July 14, 2019

March 12 ACM If Car Could Talk | Women Influencers in Automotive History March 16 RPM Foundation Behind the Scenes: Mecum Phoenix (Arizona) March 16 ACM Family STEAM Day: Bridging the Gap March 23 – 24 Wine & Wheels Spring Getaway Tour April 20 ACM Family STEAM Day April 20 Brewsing up Biofuels April 27 Rescheduled Tacoma Museum District Full STEAM Ahead: A K-12 Educator Workshop May 3 RPM Foundation Young People & Old Cars: The Future of Restoration (Washington) May 4 RPM Foundation Shop Hop 253 (Washington) May 11 Coupe de Grille – Cadillac Exhibit Opening May 11 Tacoma-South Sound Mini Maker Faire May 16 Take A Spin at ACM May 18 ACM Family STEAM Day June 13 Take A Spin at ACM June 15 ACM Family STEAM Day June 20 Crusie-In at ACM June 30 Great Race Shine Time Car Show | Great Race Finish at ACM

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Bullitt will be temporarily off display May 28 – June 4 for The Friends of Steve McQueen Car and Motorcycle Show

Ashley Bice Marketing & Communications Manager Renée Crist Curator of Collections Patricia Borgardt Guest Services Manager Debbie Kray Education Manager Ann Sweeney Sales Manager Kristen Wells Annual Giving & Membership Manager Contact AAT Administrative Office 253.779.8490 or


1 What happens when you combine the masters of flame, smoke and single malt together on a hot summer night? The answer is Cars & Cigars: Havana Nights, a celebration of cars, cigars and barrel aged beverages.

2 IndyCar racer and RPM Foundation ambassador Lyn St. James test fits student Gracie Hackenberg into a race car at COTA.

3 Only a month after returning to Earth from a 197-day mission aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut and RPM Ambassador Drew Feustel (center, in drivers suit) mentored RPM students during Off to The Races at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

4 AAT’s new Director of Institutional Advancement Diane Flis-Schneider at the Concours of America congratulates OpenRoad editor Hall on accepting the award for Best Blog/Column from the Automotive Heritage Awards for The Drive Home II coverage in Hemmings Daily.

5 David Madeira, Joanne Dunham, Rick Small and Tom Hedges present the one-of-a-kind 5L series at Chrome & Glass, the 2018 Wheels & Heels Annual Gala.


[ Gaining Tract By David Madeira, Vice Chairman, AAT


n the Summer 2016 issue of OpenRoad, I explained how the formation of America’s Automotive Trust – the umbrella entity with members LeMay—America’s Car Museum, the RPM Foundation, Club Auto and the Concours Club – would begin to synergize under this vibrant new organizational structure. To be honest, I had no idea that we would be seeing such positive signs in just two years. Under the AAT banner, we’ve started a movement to preserve America’s automotive heritage with four key pillars of focus within the collector car community. Belong to one or belong to all, with each entity increasing the gravity of the whole. Join from anywhere in the world, knowing you are part of the premier effort of automotive appreciation, preservation, education, mobilization and fraternization not bound to any one building. Seamlessly donate resources to one organization so that it may benefit the multiple entities, or at your direction towards wherever your automotive passion lies. There was no better display of this synergy than from our largest annual media event, The Drive Home. The Drive Home III fielded a representative car from each of the four entities within the Trust. AAT’s increased prominence also attracted outside partners to join in, with vehicles entered from Kettering University (formerly the GM Institute), the Concours d’Elegance of America, the Nicola Bulgari Center for American Automotive Heritage, MFD Classic Motors, the Ace Cafe and Hagerty. These partners were attracted to the strength and mission of the AAT brand, knowing that we could reciprocate in heightened media awareness for their organizations. And we delivered. With 14 public events over 9 days, 1.5 million social media hits, over 146 million total media impressions and coverage from the leading automotive publications, pairing with AAT provided our partners valuable high-level, targeted exposure within the collector car community. Moreover, The Drive Home offered a working blueprint for what the Trust could become in coming years – a broader co-operative that invites in more resources and like-minded, complimentary entities under its umbrella.


ion ] AAT’s Drive Home success played directly into an expanded partnership with Quicken Loans to announce the opening of a regional AAT office in Detroit. The office will strengthen our longstanding relationship with the North American International Auto Show, and position the Trust as a partner in future developments to showcase the Motor City’s rich automotive heritage. Following that was the appointment of Diane Flis-Schneider to the position of Director for Institutional Advancement, Mid East-Region. Diane brings decades of automotive marketing and non-profit experience, having most recently served as Executive Director of the Concours d’Elegance of America, one of the premier collector car events in the country. Diane’s boundless enthusiasm and passion for collector cars will serve her well as she engages OEMs, learning institutions and the Detroit car community to carry out AAT’s mission. The momentum culminated at our Wheels & Heels Annual Gala in September, hosted by honorary chairs Dale and Leslie Chihuly. Thanks to our community of donors it was our most successful gala to date, raising just under $650,000 in support of AAT’s ongoing mission to preserve and celebrate America’s love affair with the car, to secure America’s automotive heritage and to promote the continued enjoyment of the driven automobile today.


CONCOURS CLUB By David Madeira, Vice Chairman, AAT

heads-up displays, were easy to use and the cars were fast. Put simply, we had fun. Once again, as in France and other Concours Club trips, BMW had provided us with “the Ultimate Driving Machines”. As we traveled, we visited sites of ancient stones, “croft” villages, castles and battlefields ­‑­­particularly Culloden, where independence was lost to the British. Culloden is sacred ground to the Scots in the manner that Gettysburg is in the U.S., and the Scots remain fiercely proud and independent in spirit.


n September of 2017, I had the privilege of leading a small group of Concours Club members on a driving tour of Scotland. I’d wanted to visit this land of legend and myth since I was a young “lad” (as the Scots would say). Supported by America’s Automotive Trust sponsor BMW which provided us with cars, Shell which provided fuel cards, and Balvenie Scotch, which hosted us at the distillery, we had the makings of a fabulous trip! For three weeks we drove the length and breadth of Scotland from Edinburgh through the Highlands, north to the tip of the mainland, an excursion to the Orkney Islands, back along the wild west coast of the North Sea, ferry to the Isles of Harris, Lewis and Skye and back to Edinburgh. The roads were amazing for anyone who loves to drive. They were in excellent condition and mostly single or double track — providing a sharp contrast to our boring super highways. The roads wind through the moors and along the coasts, and there’s no congestion except for the occasional cow or sheep which stray onto the pavement. Drivers are courteous, and seem to like to drive rather than talk on cell phones while behind the wheel. They drive hard, and they drive fast. So did we. The all-wheel drive, M-Series BMW X4s and X5s that we drove were nimble, comfortable and surefooted on the often wet, twisty roads. The navigation systems, with 12 OPENROAD

Yet, this was Scotland — and we came to enjoy pub life, traditional music and, of course: Scotch! We visited many taverns and distilleries, large and small, but the Holy Grail was our visit to Balvenie and Glenfiddich — sister companies owned by the William Grant family since the late 1800s. Balvenie generously hosted us for two nights in a beautiful stone house on the property in Speyside where we were the only guests. Each morning a lovely woman would provide a sumptuous breakfast spread and in the evenings on our return a fire was lit in the library where we sat drinking Scotch — Balvenie of course — and talking quietly. Balvenie is one of the few distilleries in Scotland which continues every aspect of the traditional Scotch craft including raising much of its own barley and malting it on site. They even have their own cooperage for barrel repair and construction. The highlight of our Balvenie visit was a private visit with Sir David Stewart, Malt Master of Balvenie for some 50 years. Knighted by the Queen for his contribution to the Scotch industry, David was a humble, gracious host imparting his knowledge to us and answering our questions, no matter how simple they might be. Our time at Balvenie was the highlight of the trip and a vivid example of the kindness we received from the Scots all along the way. The generous hospitality of BMW, Shell UK, Balvenie, barkeeps, cab drivers, guides and locals with whom we struck up conversation in pubs was ever-present. Such experiences — and the opportunity to drive in the company of other enthusiasts — are a great reason to belong to the Concours Club. I look forward to the next trip. Spain or Portugal anyone?

CLUB AUTO By Kristen Wells, Club Auto Manager

SEPTEMBER 14-16, 2018 | HAGERTY FALL CLASSIC TOUR (TROUTDALE, OR) We joined our friends at Hagerty and Classic Car Adventures on a three-day weekend driving event which started on Friday in Troutdale, Oregon, and ended Sunday in The Dalles, Oregon. There were twenty-two vehicles on the tour ranging from a 1948 MGTC Roadster to a 1967 Camaro RS Convertible driven by Club Auto Manager Kristen Wells and Hagerty’s Ashley Shoemaker. This is the same Camaro that McKeel Hagerty’s daughter drove to San Francisco for a story that appeared in Hagerty magazine. Funny moments during the tour: the driver side door jammed and the girls had to either jump in when the top was down or crawl through the passenger side door.

DECEMBER 4, 2018 | HOLIDAY HAPPY HOUR AND BULLITT UNVEILING (ACM TACOMA, WA) Club Auto and Concours Club members were invited to an exclusive holiday happy hour and the unveiling of the original BULLITT Mustang. Members enjoyed holiday cocktails and a special “under the hood” tour with owner Sean Kiernan highlighting special features of the hero car from the famous chase scene in the 1968 Steve McQueen movie Bullitt. The original BULLITT is now on display at America’s Car Museum until July 14, 2019.

UPCOMING EVENTS: MARCH 23-24, 2019 | Wine & Wheels SPRING GETAWAY TOUR | Sequim, WA (visit for more details) MAY 4, 2019 | CARS & COFFEE AT EXOTICS at Redmond Town Center, lunch and surprise garage tour (invitations to follow!) JUNE 30, 2019 | THE GREAT RACE MEMBER PARTY at America’s Car Museum (invitations to follow!) For more information about Club Auto membership and events, visit or contact Photo Credit: Piker Photo



MENTORSHIP [ Schools, Shops and Students ]

The ‘M’ in our RPM acronym stands for ‘Mentorship,’ which is about identifying, informing, supporting and guiding the individuals and institutions that will carry forward the knowledge and skills needed in the classic car, motorcycle and marine industry. Put in other terms, this is where the RPM Foundation’s vocational opportunity program’s “rubber-meets-the-road.” The RPM Foundation does this through grants to high schools, colleges, post-secondary trade and technical schools offering restoration and preservation curriculum. The word has gotten out; grant applicants for the 2017 fiscal year were nearly triple from two-years prior. These institutions are mentored by RPM’s previewing and sharpening their grant applications for the best-possible success. While some schools may not meet the funding criteria, they stay in the RPM orbit to inform students of restoration career paths, networking and future program development.

Lots of activity in the Donovan Motorsports paddock space at Watkins Glen, with Dean Cusano mentoring RPM students from Pennsylvania College of Technology, Alfred State College and Syracuse East Minoa High School, including Andrew Graham (Penn College, foreground) who is changing tires on Lyn St. James’ #61 Jaguar, pre-race because of the changing weather conditions.

Shops are mentoring recipients as well, with coaching in written materials such as company profiles and job descriptions. They are included in the RPM Network where they can access possible candidates for shop internships, apprenticeships, entry-level and experienced positions. But ultimately, it’s all about reaching those talented young people interested in the restoration industry who have “heritage in their hearts” and the knowledge and skills to be the stewards of our automotive legacy. RPM mentors motivate youth by providing complimentary programs for students, teachers and parents and introducing them to areas of the industry where their interests and talents might best be used.

Master Mechanic Darren Murray at The Klairmont Collection in Chicago, IL with McPherson College, McPherson, KS restoration students Abi Morgan and David Phillips during an RPM Shop Hop.

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Intern, Abigayle Morgan, with RPM Ambassador Pat Barnes at a SEMA Town Meeting, a regional gathering of members to gage the current pulse of the industry.

MENTORING: Abigayle Morgan RPM met Abigayle Morgan at a car show where she was showing her mini-car. The 22-year old grew up in a family of car enthusiasts. Her dad worked as a diesel mechanic, and mom dabbled in car upholstery in their hometown of Lansing, Illinois. Their weekends consisted of car shows and club drives with their collection of vintage Crosley mini-cars.

Collections Renée Crist. “I was living the history of cars as we arranged them for display, and saw a whole other side of the industry,” said Abi. She is now considering a position within a museum or auction house where she can interact directly with fellow car enthusiasts.

At the age of 13, her dad gave her a 1950 Crosley Hotshot Roadster, a car she still owns and cherishes. Every October since birth, she and her parents have attended the Newport Antique Auto Hillclimb in Newport, Indiana, with their Crosleys. In 2016, Abi won the Hillclimb event in the Pre-1955 Discontinued Makes class.

She thanks the RPM Foundation, and the personal mentorship of President Diane Fitzgerald, for her success. “RPM has definitely gotten me where I am today,” she beamed.

For college, she applied to only one school: McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas, considered the “Harvard of Automotive Restoration.” Through a scholarship funded by RPM, Abi was able to pursue her dream and is currently a Senior in their Automotive Restoration Technology program, minoring in Communications. “I came in wanting to do hands-on work,” said Abi. “But this school has opened up doors to me of so many other possibilities.” One of those possibilities was to summer intern through RPM at America’s Car Museum, under Curator of

Another opportunity came along through McPherson when she was delegated to act as a shadow judge at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, something she considered “the coolest thing I’ve ever done!”

“I have had the best summer ever, thanks to the RPM Foundation,” said Abi. “I judged at the best car show in the world. I worked at the best museum in the world. And now I am returning back to the best school in the world.” The RPM Foundation supports restoration and preservation training programs for the next generation of automotive, motorcycle and marine craftsmen and artisans. As the education arm of America’s Automotive Trust, the programs, resources and grants provided by the RPM Foundation safeguard the future of the collector vehicle industry by sustaining hands-on training for young adults. RPM Foundation accelerates the growth of the next generation of Restoration and Preservation craftsmen and artisans through formal training and Mentorship.

Abi Morgan, America’s Car Museum Summer Intern (fourth from right) with Renee Crist, Curator of Collections (far right), Dale Wickell, Collections Techician (second from left), and the ACM Collections volunteers on Abi’s last day.



Great American Road Trips

By: William Hall, Managing Editor, OpenRoad

A Ride Through the Door


o vacationers in the Great Lakes region, Wisconsin’s Door County Peninsula is known as “The Cape Cod of the Midwest”. Studded with historic lighthouses and national parks, apple orchards and wineries, the area is a traditional getaway for city folks looking for respite from the summer heat. The many small villages that dot the coastline offer boutique shopping and restaurants alongside quaint inns and bed-and-breakfasts. Sailing, hiking and fishing remain favorite activities, capped off by a hearty dinner of whitefish at a traditional outdoor fish boil. While ostensibly a summer resort area, the county’s peak tourism occurs in early autumn, when changing leaves make for brilliantly colored vistas against a brilliant blue Lake Michigan. There’s just enough of a chill in the morning air to linger over a cup of hot coffee or cider; and of course, our classic cars just love to run on that cool, moist air on those twisty country roads. For a nice circle tour, start your drive up the west side of the peninsula, using the historic village of Ephraim as a base. Set the tone with a cappuccino at Leroy’s Water Street Coffeehouse and enjoy the jazz music and eclectic décor of this funky log cabin while poring over a road map. Walk about 200 yards towards the village hall, stopping to admire the antique firetrucks at the old fire station. Just behind the picturesque hall is a small bistro named Trixie’s; put your reservation in for an early dinner, as the intimate restaurant seats only sixteen. Driving north on Hwy. 42 will afford a nice overview of other eating and lodging options along the water, including the famous Al Johnson’s Restaurant in Sister Bay. Staffed by Scandinavian exchange students and complete with its own herd of grazing goats atop the building’s grassy roof, it’s a required stop for morning Swedish pancakes with lingonberry sauce. The goats sometimes sleep in, but are usually there by 9 AM. Stay on Hwy. 42 north, headed to Gill’s Rock and the famously curvy road shown on the cover. If time permits, you may want to take the car ferry over to Washington Island through the Death’s Door Passage, the namesake of this maritime county. Meander through back roads in Newport State Park heading southeast. Adventurous types can walk in calf-high (cold!) water on the causeway out to Cana Island lighthouse, or hitch a ride on a tractor-drawn wagon if you want to keep your knickers dry.


Being a peninsula, you really can’t get too lost; pick out rural roads heading down the eastern coast with notable stops at Bailey’s Harbor, Cave Point and Whitefish Dunes. Thirsty yet? Stop in at Stone’s Throw Winery at the intersection of highways E & A, just west of Bailey’s Harbor. The sun should be setting soon, and that’s a communal affair in this part of the world. Find a boat, beach chair or barstool with that glorious westward view, and carefully plot your next move – or return visit.

ON EXHIBIT By Scot M. Keller, Curator of Exhibity

Tuner Cars — Synthesis of Technolgy and Culture


outhern California has a history steeped in customizing cars that grew out of the early days of Hot Rodding in the ‘40s & ‘50s. Young men longing for the thrills of speed and individuality began customizing Model T’s & A’s. These cars were plentiful, well-engineered and inexpensive, making them the perfect platform for free expression and identity.


Heroes of Bavaria

avarian Motor Works’ (BMW) reputation for engineering excellence dates to the inception of the company in 1916. Underpinning that notion has been the company’s serious investment and ultimate success in motorsports. The Munich manufacturer persevered over the last 100 years, including the Second World War’s devastation and a deep financial crisis of the 1950s. At each turn, the company tackled challenges, met adversity and built on its core technical strength.

It is this story that America’s Car Museum tells in the exhibit Heroes of Bavaria – 75 Years of BMW Motorsports. The world’s fascination with BMW motorcar racing began in earnest in 1936 when a BMW 328 prototype won in its premiere competition outing on the famed Nürburgring. Another milestone in BMW product history was the New Six CS, better known as the E9 in manufacturer product vernacular. This magnificent two-door coupé was built for BMW by the celebrated coachbuilder Karmann from 68 - 75. An equal standout “Hero” in the Heroes of Bavaria exhibit is the “Bill Power” M6 GTLM named in honor of Bill Auberlen, the winningest driver in BMW history with 400 race victories.

The emphasis of the early Hot Rodders was on power, performance and making a social statement having to do with ingenuity, creativity and ultimately independence. The Tuners @ ACM exhibit presents a new generation of magnificent automobiles from today’s tuner car community. The exhibition engages museum visitors by detailing the superb creativity and technical competence of the builders of these uniquely individual vehicles. The Tuners story begins with the arrival of well-engineered front and rear wheel drive cars from Honda, Toyota, Datsun (Nissan) and Mazda in the ‘70s and ‘80s, which naturally led to the creation of a new category of automotive customization, much as the Ford Model T’s & A’s did in the post-war period. The Tuners exhibit at America’s Car Museum illustrates how the these early imports, primarily from Japan, took hold in California and ignited a new genre of performance cars built around technology, speed and creativity. It equally reveals the culture surrounding the vehicles, and the transformation of the Import Tuner Car phenomenon celebrated in music, fashion and popular films like the Fast & The Furious movie franchise. Today, “Tuner Cars” are as much a part of the American automotive vernacular as the import brands that captured the hearts and minds of consumers across the country.

Glow – Tuners@ACM Exclusive Preview Party

These are only three of eighteen examples of what visitors will experience in the Heroes of Bavaria exhibit. You could fill a book with the history of BMW Motorsports and these cars. In fact, there is one that was created just for the Heroes of Bavaria exhibit. It is available in the ACM Store, or we can ship you one. Just call the Museum and ask for the Store and they will set you up. Better yet, experience it in person!


Is it a

CAR,OR is it a TRUCK?

This remains the timeless debate over Chevrolet’s El Camino, which fitted a full-size pickup bed to General Motor’s midsize passenger car platform between 1959 and 1987. Called a “coupe utility” or “Ute” for short, they were titled as trucks in North America, despite later cars being virtually identical to its Chevelle passenger-car base from the windshield forward. The first iteration of the model appeared on the Brookwood station wagon platform in 1959 to compete with Ford’s successful Ranchero. The name “El Camino” is Spanish for “the road” or literally, “the way,” and was more than a subtle poke at the Spanish-sounding Ranchero. Period advertisements touted the El Camino alongside the 3100 Series Fleetside pickup as part of Chevrolet’s “Task-Force ‘59” utilitarian haulers. An instant hit, GM sold 22,246 of the inaugural El Caminos, besting the roughly 14,000 Rancheros sold that same year. Nonetheless, the combined market share of around 36,000 units sold between Chevy and Ford marked this as a niche sector. After such disappointing numbers, GM uncharacteristically discontinued the model after only two years in 1960, simultaneously scrapping plans to build a Pontiac-based version nicknamed the “El Catalina.” In 1964 it re-emerged, now based on the Chevelle A-body platform, and sharing its trim and engine options through the muscle-car heyday of the late 1960’s. The El Camino entered its third generation with a restyling for the 1968 model year. Following the industry trend, the car pivoted from its utilitarian roots to emphasize muscle-car performance. A wide range of engines were available, with everything from a lowly straight-6 to a thundering big-block V8. Continued page 20

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n Photography by Michael Craft Special Thanks to the Stearns Family and Management at Arabella’s Landing Marina, Gig Harbor, WA for providing our beautiful location. 18 OPENROAD


Continued from page 18

The GMC division wanted a piece of the action, so in 1971 the GMC Sprint was born. Essentially a rebadged El Camino, it allowed the GMC dealerships to add an entry-level truck to their showroom floors. Now GM could have it both ways, with a performance car and a light truck cast from the same die. The Sprint would later be re-named the GMC Caballero, staying consistent with the Spanish theme. By 1972, GM’s marketing department began to de-emphasize performance in the face of rising insurance regulations, fuel costs and safety concerns. Horsepower ratings would now publicly be stated in a net format instead of gross, giving the appearance that the performance cars had suddenly been eviscerated.

SPECIFICATIONS 1972 CHEVROLET EL CAMINO Base Price $2,694 No. Produced 57,147

ACM’s 1972 El Camino used in The Drive Home III features the middle-of-the-road spec 350/2 bbl. small-block engine rated at a meager 175 horsepower. By the previous gross rating system it would be closer to 210 horsepower. Still a far cry from the 1970 LS-6 equipped version which boasted 450 horsepower, and was conservatively rated at that. 1972 proved the most popular production year-to-date for the El Camino, topping out at over 57,000 units produced. Spotters can identify the ’72 model by the single headlights and combined parking and side-marker light fixture. The high-performance ‘SS’ package was still carried over from earlier years, and air shocks in the rear helped accommodate payloads. The El Camino continued on in the Chevrolet lineup with restyles in 1973 and 1978, soldiering on until 1987 before it was eliminated, giving rise to the trend of light pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles. Although many automakers have tried, there have been very few vehicles that fill the niche that the El Camino did. It remains a uniquely American vehicle, born out of a need for utility that has endeared many for its stylish charms and faithful service.

Engine 350 cid V8 Transmission 3-speed TH350 automatic Horsepower 175 HP Dimensions

Length: 207 in. Height : 56 in. Width: 75.75 in. Wheelbase: 116 in Curb Weight: 3,328 – 3,454 lbs.

*Specification data can, and often does, vary from source to source. When in doubt, we use those specs most often cited.

Michael Craft, an ACM Official Provider, created these striking photographs. To see more of his work visit 20 OPENROAD


| CELEBRATE | DRIVE HONOR the past the present the future


ver hear that we live in a headline society? Knowing this, and being tasked with writing about a subject as truly “exciting” as estate planning, we figure we should lead with the important items right away. We would be honored if you would consider America’s Automotive Trust, or any of our member entities, in your estate. Should you have any questions on the matter whatsoever, please feel free to email We’re happy to help! Now that we have that out of the way and ingrained in your memories, if you’re here for content and haven’t already flipped the page to read about the exciting happenings within the Concours Club, you’re in for a treat. Or, if you’re dog-earing this page to get back to “someday” (for our long time readers, you’ll understand), we look forward to your questions. In 2018, our Vice Chairman established a very impactful tagline for America’s Automotive Trust — Honor the Past, Celebrate the Present and Drive the Future. Your first reaction might be that it’s just another catchy tagline to add

to the mix, but as you think about it more, we hope you see the connection to estate planning. With estate planning you “Honor the Past” by utilizing your lifelong, hard-earned resources for the betterment of someone or something else. You have the opportunity to “Celebrate the Present” with creative gift planning options affording you the ability to enjoy the gifts while you’re still alive. And, you can truly “Drive the Future” by creating a legacy and impacting programs that can have an impact for generations to come. You can achieve all three feats by going through a small amount of introspection and determining how you want to make that ultimate impact today. To that end, we ask you — How have you Honored the Past, Celebrated the Present and Driven the Future as it pertains to your passions? Give it some thought. Times change, people change, companies change but our passion for “securing America’s automotive heritage” will drive on. We know you share our passion for automobiles and we’d welcome your support in securing that mission for generations to come. Until next time, take care and thank you!

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EDUCATION By Debbie Kray, ACM Education Manager

“Washington state is the national leader in STEM: we rank second in the concentration of STEM jobs…Yet 44 percent of middle school students would rather take out the garbage than do their math homework.”

— Washington STEM, 2018

“In the next four years, some 45,000 jobs in Washington will go unfilled due to lack of qualified candidates. The bulk of those jobs will be in the STEAM/STEMrelated fields. Tacoma students have the opportunity to … claim those jobs right here in their home state.”

— Tacoma STEAM Learning Collaborative Network, 2018

Powering the Future and Fueling STEM Innovation


t America’s Car Museum, we have a unique opportunity to prepare our students for the complexities of today’s world and to find ways to ignite the passions of all students in support of their own unique learning journeys. The quotes above highlight a critical need in our current education system identified by our state and our community. ACM’s Museum Education Program is actively engaged in an ongoing effort to provide supplemental learning opportunities to fuel STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) innovation through our exhibit spaces, programs and partnerships and to support the future leaders in our community. On April 14, 2018, we opened Powering the Future, a learning lab designed to engage our visitors in one of the most important questions of our time: “How will we power our future?” Hands-on activities, topically significant vehicles, related case studies and datarich graphics encourage Museum visitors and students to discuss the serious issues surrounding our transportation choices and the real-world impacts of our energy needs. This active STEM thinking inspires visitors to consider innovative solutions for a sustainable, energy independent future. Feedback in the form of votes, statements, and images in the Fuel for Thought station has sparked many interesting discussions and ideas from visitors and students. Beginning in 2019, we will expand Powering the Future programing to include a Fueling STEM Innovation Project. This project will provide more services to students through school outreach, offering a full curriculum and visits to the classrooms prior to and following


Museum visits. By bringing the Powering the Future content into the classroom we can more fully discuss the implications of the materials presented to encourage a deeper understanding of the information. Through interaction with the information present in both the learning lab at the Museum and the outreach into the community we aim to empower our students to embrace their curiosities, further their quest for knowledge and have the skills and confidence to join the STEM field and be the future of the automotive world. We continue to work with a variety of partners to make this new, interactive learning lab have lasting impact by equipping all ages with basic energy literacy and a better understanding of the scientific and technological thinking transforming our mobility. ACM’s Powering the Future Learning Lab provides students with a fun and engaging environment that serves as a hub for STEM learning. Through Museum visitation, programs and teacher trainings, our goal is to drive innovation full STEAM ahead! Our efforts to spark student interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are only possible through the generous support of our title sponsors The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust and Puget Sound Energy, and presenting sponsors the Bamford Family Foundation, the Ben B. Cheney Foundation, the Ellison Foundation and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory for bringing Powering the Future to life. We are also excited to announce Boeing’s support for the upcoming Fueling STEM Innovation Project.



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Concours Club Chairman INDIVIDUALS $1,000,000+

Karl and Christine Anderson 20 McKeel and Soon Hagerty 13 Helga Haub 15 Nancy LeMay 16 B. Corry and Donna McFarland 15 James Menneto 7 Michael and Cindy Warn Jim and Jonathan Warn William and Gail Weyerhaeuser 16 James and Sally Will 17

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Steve and Michele Boone 15 Nicola and Beatrice Bulgari 7 Bradbury and Carolyn Cheney Nancy Lematta Paul E. and Gloria Miller 17 Michael J. and Chantelle Phillips 14 Bill Sterud

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T WO Daniel Cook and Doreen Smithson Cook 6 Daniel Corrigan William Cotter CLUB AUTO FOUNDER Edward and Susan Cudahy INDIVIDUAL LIFETIME RECOGNITION Richard and Diane Culp A. Neil and Patricia DeAtley 5 INDIVIDUALS $10,000 – $99,999 Anthony DeNovellis Jay and Terry Ackley 3 Stanley and Valerie Dickison 15 Ken and Jennifer Alterman Dominic Dobson Patrick Autrey 4 Graham and C. J. Dorland Stephen and Susan Babinsky Byron Drahold Cal and Joanne Bamford 5 Richard H. Driehaus Sally Bany 2 Daniel and Lori Durr Christopher and Cynthia Bayley Genevieve Eagen Verne and Norma Berry Nathan Eagen and Alana Grawet Rod Egan and Veronique Hageman Karl and Carol Ege Martin and Linda Ellison 4 Travis Engen Paul and Nancy Etsekson Robert and Susan Falleur 12 Gregory and Kristine Failla Patricia Fengler 15 Ron Fish Dorothy Fluke John and Mary Folsom Paul B. Fritts Charlie and Nancy Garthwaite Frank Geyer 15 Robert Bevis and Judith Johnson 2 Jeffrey M. Goldberg and Allison Black Samuel Blaser Scott and Mariah Gordon 2 Mark and Patricia Blumenthal Dennis and Karen Green Ralph Borelli Theresa Green 2 Larry Bowman Jim and Ansley Hahn Mike and Tish Brazier 2 David and Janice Haley 3 Marc and Vicki Brinkmeyer Stephen and Judy Hamilton 12 Doug Burke Richard Hannah William and Pam Burkland Kurt Hansen Sandra and Martin Button 3 Steven Hanson 8 Matt and Stephanie Cantoni Bill and Ann Hart 4 Roy Cats Daryl Hedman John and Leslie Cervenka Rick and Linda Hendrick Jim and Dee Claypool Chris and Diana Hernandez John and Deborah Cloud 2 Rodney and Deborah Herring Grad and Susan Conn Todd Hollander Cameron Truesdell Joan Watjen Rainer and Linda Willingham

John and Catherine Holmes PJ Hummel and Paul Nelson Paul and Maria Jaffe John and Suzanne James Timothy and Edie Johnson Daniel E. Kane and Rondi Stratton Scot Keller and Suzanne Youles 3 Donald and Anne Kennedy David J. Keudell 4 David Kinney Derek Klein Clara Ladd 2 Danny and Kathleen Langdon John Linvog Robert and Devree LeCoque Barbara and Thomas LeMay-Quinn Paul and Mary Lou Lindley James and Melissa Lopez Douglas and Donna Lynch John and Jessica Lyons Chad Mackay Robert MacMahon and Gayle Harris Brown and Sara Maloney Michael and Clare Marohn 7 Patty McBride Peter McGill 5 John and Nancy McGinnis 6 Michael and Vicki McKinnon Terry and Barbara McMichael John McMullen John and Leslie McQuown 2 Dale Meyer and Janeanne Upp Donald and Vatalie Meyer Peter Monson and Rebecca Lloyd Gary and Michelle Montgomery Martin and Molly Moore Art and Jeanette Morrison Colin and Marth Moseley Glenn and Mary Lynn Mounger Shirley Murphy 3 Darren Murrey James and Vicki Murphy Robert and Betty Newgard Bradley Nicholson Barbara Olson Mark and Christi Osborne Charles and Sue Overaa


TH REE John Parker and Hilary Barr Parker Jim and Gaye Pigott William and Wendy Rabel 8 Art and Dallas Redford Anthony and Debora Reed William and Julie Reiersgaard Mark and Analee Reutlinger 7 Philippe and Francoise Reyns 4 Scott Reynvaan Fred and Anne Roberson Candida Romanelli and Kevin Gingrich Richard and Judith Rurak Randy and Karen Rushforth 2 Gerald Schimke Raymond Schuler and Dawn Miller John Scofield Joanne Selden Michelle and Dan Simon J. David Snow and Barbara McLain Lynn and Kathy Sommers 7 Julie Speidel and Joseph Henke Todd Sprague Peter and Janet Stanley 8 Lawrence and Barbara Stern L. Keith Stone Lyn St. James 2 Roger and Virginia Susick 8 Denise Sullivan Mark Swanson Ray and Marilyn Tennison Mike and Nannette Thoe 13 Michael and Pamala Towers Steven Travis Ellen Vener Oriol Vilanova John and Dorothy Vipond Claus Wagner Bruce and Peggy Wanta 6 Todd and Amy Wells 5 Bob Wilner Edward and Adrien Winger Lee and Marlene Zuker William and Carole Zuppe


Concours Club


ORGANIZATIONS $100,000 – $499,999

Concours Club Chairman ORGANIZATIONS $1,000,000+

AAA Washington 13 City of Tacoma Hagerty 13 Hemmings Motor News 7 LeMay Family Collection 16 Sequoia Foundation 9 State Farm Mutual Insurance Company 12 State of Washington — Department of Commerce The Gary E. Milgard Family Foundation

Altadis U.S.A. 5 Arscentia, Inc. 7 Bardahl Manufacturing Corp 5 BMW Northwest, Inc./Northwest MINI 8 Boone Family Foundation 2 Broken Point Foundation Chihuly Studio 2 Coca-Cola Refreshments Coker Tire Co. Columbia Bank 10 Columbia Helicopters Concrete Technology Corporation 4

Concours Club Director ORGANIZATIONS $500,000 – $999,999

Ascent Private Capital Management AWBS1, LLC Ben B. Cheney Foundation Detroit Auto Dealers Association 3 Edward P. and Juanita J. Miller Fund 15 Forest Foundation Google Inc 5 M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust 2 Microsoft Corporation 2 NAPA Auto Parts New York International Auto Show North American International Auto Show 3 Puyallup Tribe of Indians Charitable Trust Quicken Loans 2 Seattle International Auto Show Titus-Will Families Foundation US Bank 7 Washington State Auto Dealers Association 8

Craves Family Foundation Dimmer Family Foundation 14 Flex-a-lite Consolidated Getty Images Griot’s Garage, Inc. 12 Hedges Family Estate 10 Hotel Murano 8 JTM Construction Korum For Kids Foundation 8 Michael Craft Photography 8 Mittler Family Foundation, Inc. Moss Adams, LLP 3 Olympic Eagle Distributing 6 Pacific Communications Group 4 Passport Transport Paul E. Andrews Jr. Foundation

FOUR Propel Insurance 6 Puget Sound Energy Foundation Russell Investments Same Day USA Scratch and Dent Repair 5 Shell Oil Company 3 SiteCrafting, Inc. 11 Sports Car Market Magazine 13 Standard Parts 7 The BC and DJ McFarland Foundation The Boeing Company The Fitzgerald Group 2 The Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation The News Tribune Titus-Will Chevrolet/Cadillac/Hyundai Titus-Will Ford/Toyota/Scion TriArc Electric Supply, LTD 4 University of Michigan VEEDIMS Washington Liftruck, Inc. 8 Washington State Independent Auto Dealers Association WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 8


AAA Colorado Ace Cafe Action Marketing Group Albina Fuel Company American Honda Motor Co. Ann Hart Charitable Fund Apex Foundation Atlas Copco Compressors Inc. AUTO Aficionado Auto Warehousing Co. 2 Automotive Restorations, Inc. Awards Service, Inc. Baker Foundation 2 Bamford Foundation BF Goodrich Tires/Michelin North America 3 BMW Group UK BMW of North America, LLC 3 BNY Mellon Wealth Management Buffalo Ships Business Interiors Northwest Butler Valet Car Property Group Car Toys, Inc Chevrolet Motor Division Classic Car Club of America – Pacific Northwest Region Club Auto Sport Collectors Foundation Columbia Sportswear Company Comcast Cable CORT Party Rental 5 Cosmopolitan Motors, LLC. Creative Discovery Museum CXC Simulations D.V. and Ida McEachern Charitable Trust David and Bonnie Murrey Estate DCG ONE Delta Air Lines, Inc. Dobson Motorsport Dreamtime Visual Communications

El Gaucho Ellison Foundation 2 Experience Marketing Flight Options LLC. Footprints Foundation Ford Motor Company Fresh Northwest Design 5 Gallopin Gerties Model A Club 16 GaragePlus General Cigar Co. Gordon Truck Centers, Inc. 4 Great Western Sports Greater Tacoma Community Foundation Harold LeMay Enterprises, Inc. Harold Mather Inc. Auctioneers Heritage Bank 4 Inde Motorsports Ranch Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum Inland Northwest Community Foundation Installers Northwest International Speedway Corporation James and Sally Family Giving 2 J & L Fabricating Jefferson Motorsports Key Bank Key Bank Foundation 5 Lambert, Edwards and Associates Lincoln of Troy McGladrey LLC MFD Classic Motors Microsoft Matching Gift Program 12 Moccasin Lake Foundation Motor Sports Media Group, Inc. Motor Trend International Auto Show at Las Vegas Motorcycle Classics Magazine Museum of Glass National Association of Automobile Clubs of Canada Corp. 5 NW Chevy Dealers NW Ford Dealers Advertising Association Ogden Publications Pacific Portfolio Consulting LLC 3 Pacific Raceways


F IVE Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance 3 Pierce County PJ Hummel & Company, Inc. Plycar 2 Polaris Industries Inc Porsche Bellevue Porsche Club of America, Pacific Northwest Region Port of Tacoma PPG Industries Foundation Prairie Foundation Precision Motor Cars, Inc. Puget Sound BMW Dealers Puget Sound Energy R&D Enterprises RM Auctions Rodda Paint Company 4 Selden’s Home Furnishings Simpson Investment Company Slot Mods USA Tacoma Public Utilities Talladega Superspeedway, LLC The Arizona 500 The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Inc. The Gottfried and Mary Fuchs Foundation The Motor Sport Country Club The NB Center for American Automotive Heritage The Norcliffe Foundation The Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust The Russell Family Foundation The Seattle Foundation The Sound Factory 4 The True Collection, LLC The Upper Crust The Worldwide Group Titus-Will Automotive, Inc. Titus-Will Enterprises, Inc. Tomsic Sullivan Design 4 Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. TubeArt Signs and Sports Twenty-Seven Foundation 2 Uptown Gig Harbor 2 Valet Parking Systems Weyerhaeuser Company Worldwide Auctioneers


Patrick Barnes and Danaé Patella Barby Barone 2 Clifford and Peggy Bartholomew David and Shari Bingham William Burchett Lianna Collinge 2 Justin Clouthier and Michelle Miller Lou Costabile Patrick and Renee Crist 12 Frank Daly 6 Paul and Linda Ellingson Patricia Engstrom and Bill Evans Matt and Leigh Frankel Fred Granados 5 Janet P. Gundlach William G. Hall Ken and Deb Hallis Ryan and Tazzmarie Hanks Dennis and Norma Jean Hanson Steve and Janet Hedke Eric Jensen 2 Don and Andrea Joondeph Ike Kielgass 11 Jason Kors 2 Robert H. Kullas Pete and Jiffy Lemcke 2 Matthew and Barbara LePage 2 Siegfried and Darlene Kohlwes Linke 2 Philip Lutfy Greg and Melanie McFarland 7 Craig and Dannie McLaughlin John and June Mercer Max Muncey Kevin O’Connor Randy Olson 9 Tony Parella Wendy Phillips Stephane Rambaud Matt Razore 2 John Saccameno 2 Raymond Sjolseth Mike Stowe 4 Maurice Stratton Steve and Rachel Stratton Dean and Audrey Stupke 8

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10twelve Alaska Airlines, Inc. Alvin Goldfarb Jewelers Black River Outfitters Burdie’s Nest Carmel Ranch Revocable Trust SP 2 Charlevoix County Community Foundation Chase Bank Custom Clear Bra Inc. 2 Four Seasons Hotel — Seattle Fuller Family Foundation 3 George and Jo Marie Pessemier Family Fund 4 Harbor Pacific Properties, LLC Heritage Distilling Company Inc 4 Leonetti Cellar 2 National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation Neil Walter Company 2 Pacific Grill 2 Park Place Aston Martin 2 Romanelli Event Services Sedgwick Productions Spaces and Experience Design Sportscar Vintage Racing Association SVRA 2 Stowe Family Fund The Greg D and Melanie S McFarland Foundation The Thibault Foundation The W. J. Barney Foundation Inc. Tom Douglas Restaurants Wells Fargo Bank — Tacoma William Ewing Foundation 2 Woodward Canyon Winery 2 X Group Restaurants, Catering and Brewery



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Brandon Ackley Josh and Jen Albert David and Liz Alexander 6 Dave and Maria Allison 2 Gold Key Driver Janice Anderson 3 INDIVIDUALS $600 – $1,200 William and Carol Baarsma 6 Gary and Dixie Baker 6 Stephen and Rita Anderson 6 Derek Barnett 2 John and Marcia Baker Arnold and Carol Barer 7 Alex and Jamie Bernasconi 2 Michael and Laurie Beck 3 Louis and Benita Berquest 9 Phil and Susan Berven Steven Brown and Sally Fox Jean and Paul Borth 5 Capital Region Jaguar Michael and Marcia Boyd 10 Donald and Yvonne Brink 7 Club of NY 3 Kari Brotherton 1 Jerry Chase Nicholas Brooks and Keri Jordan Michael and Karen Clark 2 William Brown Gary Coy 16 Kim Brynn 10 John and Diane DeYoung 11 Shelly Bucklin Dennis and Bernadene Zigmond and Stephanie Burzycki Dochnahl 9 John and Karen Calhoun Don and Janette Dunavant Charles Carlson 6 James Durnford and Phyllis Jerry Chase Evert 2 Charles Christensen 7 Robert and Kathy Franklin 5 Pierson and Sara Clair 7 Joseph Golichnik 2 Marnie Clark Cindy Grady Kevin Cobley Christopher R. and Shaun Coleman 2 James P. Colwell 6 Nancy Graves Don and Sallie Comstock 2 George and Kim Howe E. Howard and Bettye Craft 14 Christopher Kang Christopher and Vicki Kimball 3 Stanley and Dana Day 3 Allen Dean and Shannon Dennis and Gail Lipke 3 McGinness 2 Chuck and Pam Lyford 3 William and Karel Deibel 9 Nancy Chayne Martin Raymond Delger 6 John Cephas Martin 3 Jad and Jan Dennis 2 Tom and Joni Masterson 2 Douglas and Kathleen Dorr 5 Leroy and Glorrian Nau 9 Robert Drake 6 Valerie O’Shea 9 Patricia Ducolon 9 Nancy and Tad Papineau 6 Edward and Enid Duncan 3 M. Jo Perryman Bill Eldridge 7 Michael and Rhonda Petersen 2 Anonymous 9 Eric Rizza and Meredeth Robert and Vickie Erb 3 Vicki Fabre 2 Cataldo Reginald and Karen Fennell 3 James A. Schmidt 3 Steve and Sharon Schoenberg 3 Mike Fobes 2 Jerry Ford 6 John and Pam Spesak 4 Gene and Toni Foster 6 Vernon Sullivan and Kenneth and Jordan Fox 16 Adam Levine 4 Richard and Lenda Sundene 3 Bill H. Fraser J.R. Frey Larry and Jane Treleven 5 Ronnie and Shirley Gabbard 16 Thomas and Claudia Vedvick 7 James Gamble 3 Tom Tieche and Karen Robert and Penny Gardiner Wallerich 1 Greg Garner 2 Robert and Shann Wheaton 2 Peter and Jennifer Gleeson 3 Aaron and Bianca Wilson 2 Gerald Graham 8 Michael and Cheryl Wilson 2 John and Carol Graham 6 Deanna and Mark Woodruff 3 Tabetha Hammer 4


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Preferred Providers


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Providers Ace Cafe

Fresh Northwest Design

Lincoln of Troy

Athletic Awards Company, Inc.

Gallopin’ Gertie Model A Club

MFD Classic Motors

Audi of America, Inc.

Harbor Pacific Properties, LLC

Neil Walter Company

Auto Warehousing Co.

Michelin North America

Butler Seattle Valet

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Foundation

Pacific Portfolio Consulting LLC

Chase Bank

K & H Printing


Chateau Ste Michelle

Key Bank

Rodda Paint Company

Chihuly Studio

Lambert, Edwards & Associates

Romanelli Event Services

Collectors’ Car Garage

Selden’s Home Furnishings The Arizona 500 The Ingle Company The NB Center for American Automotive Heritage Wells Fargo Bank — Tacoma

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