Granite Falls shines with
chrome and brass
The early morning and mid-day crowd seemed a little lean this year, but as the sun came up over the horizon, the people began showing up.
With the smel0l of fresh brewed coffee and espresso from Espresso Express, the sounds of music from a DJ, and of course all the cars to see and dream about, everyone looked on in amazement at all of the custom and classic cars of yesteryear.
But please remember don’t touch the car.
Dan Composano and his family, wife Brenda and kids Coby and Kayla came down for the afternoon to enjoy all the music and look at the cars.
“There are some beautiful cars,” Brenda said.
Coby liked a Ford Galaxy at the show and daughter Kayla liked the newer Dodge Charger.
Her mom has one, Dan said.
It seemed this day gave a lot of people a chance to show off their love of cars, motorcycles, and trucks.
One individual who was not in the car show, but drew much attention was Ivo Collu with his custom built bicycle all plated in glimmering chrome and brass.
“It took me three and a half months to build,” said Collu.
“If you look down here,” pointing towards the chain guard, “the sprocket has hearts,” he said.
Even the Granite Falls Lions Club had their street train out giving rides to people.
Willy and Mary Jo who have been car lovers for many years met and married 31 years ago, and have been involved with showing cars ever since.
Currently their yellow 1968 AMX with a 390 cubic inch motor is their passion.
Mary Jo says when they purchased the car, it was a mess.
They started work on the car, and Willy took some flat black BBQ grill paint and painted the entire car one year, before entering a car show as a “project car”.
“We won a trophy,” Mary Jo said with an infectious smile.
Chuck Morrison and Ann Anderst were doing their four hour shift helping The Everett Port Gardner Rotary Club.
The Rotary is selling raffle tickets to a beautiful 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air and said the drawing for the car is to be held at the Evergreen State Fair on Sept. 3.
Anderst said that proceeds from the raffle and other fundraisers go to help many different causes in Snohomish County.