MAY 19, 1997
Teens win at Teen Northshore Auto Show
Neal Elsemore with his 1966 Chevelle.
Teens and their autos at the 1997 Teen Northshore Auto Show.
Photos by Steve Young.
Brightly painted cars and trucks, with their hoods up, sparkled in the sunshine last Saturday at the 3rd Annual Teen Northshore Auto Show. Northshore and Lake Washington teens, ages 16 to 20, stood next to their vehicles and told the judges what they had accomplished as they competed for cash prizes.
KLSY radio personality Tim Hunter announced the winners. Neal Elsemore, 17, won the top honors with his 1966 Chevelle.
"I put in a new engine, new brakes, new interior, and new shocks," said Elsemore, a junior at Inglemoor, who works at the Totem Lake Children's World. "I fix everything, and by the time I get it done, another thing breaks," he added.
Other winners included:
The Pop Keeney parking lot in Bothell was filled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the teens' cars, car-related exhibits and vendors, the information stage, antique and race cars, an army vehicle, and a food booth. The Bothell and Inglemoor cheerleaders held a car wash; there was a swap meet; and the Bothell Automotive Training class held a free car maintenance check. The Bothell Fire District, Woodinville Fire & Life Safety, Medic One, Bothell Police, and King County Police demonstrated a collision rescue.
- Stock Class:
- Domestic Car, Brian Mitichell
- Import Car, Christian Johnson
- Import Truck, Brett Schmidt
- Custom Class:
- Domestic Car, Chad Andahley
- Import Car, Ryan Allen
- Import Truck, Russ Johnson
- Classic/Antique Class:
- Domestic Car, Neal Elsemore
- Beater Class:
- Car, Matt Cyphert
- Truck, Jaymie Parkhurst
- Most Extreme Class:
- Sound System Class:
Teen Northshore was the sponsor of the event in collaboration with the City of Bothell and the Northshore School District. Pat Parkhurst of the Bothell Parks and Recreation Department and Randy Long, owner of Long's Automotive, were co-chairs of the show. Local businesses contributed to the the show's success with prizes and donations.