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Car shows coming to Enumclaw and Buckley

Auto enthusiasts will be thrilled the next two weeks, as a pair of car shows will fill downtown streets in both Enumclaw and Buckley.

Cruise Into Fall

First up is the 11th annual Cruise Into Fall show, which rolls into Enumclaw Saturday. The event, sponsored by the Stratocruisers Street Rod and Collectable Car Club, runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cole Street and side streets will be closed to traffic so visitors can peruse oldies, classics, hot rods and more – even the occasional motorcycle.

Last year's Cruise Into Fall featured more than 400 cars and club members estimate perhaps 3,000 people took in the show.

This year's event will attract the usual vast array of vehicles, along with food vendors, prizes, a raffle and displays by car and motorcycle dealers. Like last year, local firefighters will demonstrate how they extract crash victims from vehicles, cutting into donated cars; their display will be at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the corner of Cole and Initial Avenue.

The Stratocruisers put on Cruise Into Fall as a nonprofit venture, making sure a healthy portion of the show revenues are returned to charitable causes in Enumclaw.

Participants pay a $15 registration fee, which qualifies them for a dash plaque and a chance at one of 18 show awards. The early deadline has passed, but entries will be taken through Saturday morning.

During the show, the Stratocruisers will be recruiting new club members.

Anyone wishing information about the show can contact Mike at 360-825-6343. Fliers are available at the Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce office, 1421 Cole St.

Pancake Breakfast

A fundraiser in conjunction with the car show is a breakfast at the Enumclaw Senior Activity Center, 1350 Cole St.

For $5, guest will enjoy pancakes, eggs, sausage and juice. Food will be served from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Proceeds will benefit both the city's senior center and youth center.

The event is open to the public and put on by the Enumclaw Lions Club.

Flashback

Sept. 15 brings the Flashback Car Show to Buckley's Main Street, which will be closed a good part of the day.

Flashback was, for years, a fundraiser put on by the Buckley Firefighters Association. There was no show a year ago and the event has been picked up by the Buckley Chamber of Commerce.

Aside from cars, there will be trivia games, prizes, raffles, food and music. There will be a bouncy toy for kids and face painting.

Organizers are now looking for both event sponsors – there are four levels, ranging from $25 to $250 – and participants. The fee for entering a vehicle is $15 in advance or $20 the day of the event. Dash plaques will be available for the first 200 vehicles registered.

Anyone interested can contact event organizer Amy Pedreira at 253-468-4095.

Beer and Wine Walk

Coinciding with Flashback will be the fifth annual Buckley Beer and Wine Walk, running from 2 to 5 p.m.

Admission includes a souvenir tasting glass, six taste tickets, and event booklet and walking map. The cost is $20 in advance or $25 the day of the event.

Check-in begins at 1:30 the afternoon of the 15th at The Firehouse Pub, 780 Main St.

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