Northwest NEWS

May 10, 1999

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Cars and drivers sought for 5th Annual Teen Northshore Auto Show on May 22

Northshore and Lake Washington teens have an opportunity to enter their cars in the 5th annual Teen Northshore Auto Show competition and be eligible to win cash prizes.

   The deadline for entries is Wednesday, May 19. The Auto Show will be held on Saturday, May 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Bothell at the Pop Keeney Field parking area behind the Northshore School District Headquarters.

   The show features teen cars exclusively in competition for cash awards in the following categories:

   Sport Utility vehicles are entered as trucks. Entrants can also enter the Sound System Class.

   Judging is based on a point system. Points are also awarded for a written history of the entry and photos taken before and after. The Best of Show will take home $100 and the People's Choice wins $75.

   Each teen must be a licensed driver. The vehicle must be street legal. The exception is the custom car category.

   The entry fee is $5.00 which each entrant gets back in a gas coupon good at Woodinville Chevron or Bothell BP. A free lunch is also provided to entrants. Visitors are encouraged to attend.

   The show will include information about new auto repair technology from Shoreline Community College Automotive Training Center. The center was selected in 1995 by the American Vocational Association as the best post-secondary factory-affiliated school in the nation.

   A Collision Rescue Demonstration will be held at 1 p.m. by the Bothell Fire District, Woodinville Fire & Life Safety District, Medic One, Bothell Police, and King County Police. The procedures used when two vehicles collide and there are injuries will be shown. The "jaws of life" will be demonstrated, as well as injury treatment.

   Information and displays will cover car care and maintenance, driving in adverse weather, preventing car-jacking, towing your vehicle safely, and recycling your oil and anti-freeze. There will be live music and a latte stand. The awards ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m.

   Teens, 16-20, who are the primary drivers of an auto they wish to enter, may pick up applications at Bothell Parks & Recreation, 18304 101st Ave. NE, Bothell; or at the offices of the Woodinville Weekly, 13342 NE 175th, Woodinville. Those wishing an application faxed to them may call the Woodinville Weekly at 425-483-0606.

   Randy Long and Michelle Michaelson of Long's Automotive in Woodinville, and Pat Parkhurst, Teen Northshore board member and Bothell Parks and Recreation employee, chair the event. Derek LaMar of Tru Royaltiez Car Club is assisting.

   Teen Northshore is a non-profit organization that works with teens in Woodinville, Bothell, and Kenmore. Sue Paro is the Exective Director. The 24-hour hotline number is 206-344-6417.